Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Have a magical day...

Hey there!

Today I've got a card using the sweet unicorn from the Neat and Tangled Magical Day set and a whole lot of masking. First I stamped her in desert sand ink so that I could do some no-line coloring. I wanted her mane and tail to be pretty pastel colored rainbows of hair and I'm pretty happy with the end results. Once that was complete I masked her off and grabbed the sun ray stencil along with the cloud border stencil and some pink and yellow ink to create the cloud bank she is standing on and the sunrise behind her. At this point the scene was looking pretty magical but not quite magical enough... so I inked up the Fairy Dust stamp and stamped it right on top of everything. I love how it kind of looks like sun flares and it definitely adds to the magic of the scene. Over on the Little Tangles Challenge Blog challenge #82 is all about masking so I'm going to try my luck and enter this card into the fun.  :)

Thanks for stopping by! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- Neat and Tangled (Magical Day set and Fairy Dust set)
ink- Memento desert sand and espresso truffle, Studio Calico pink lemonade, butter cream and sunny day
My Favorite Things cloud border stencil
My Favorite Things sun ray stencil
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear and gold glitter pens
Copic markers:
body- E50, E51, E53, 0, R000, R30
hair- RV21, RV23, YR21, YR16, Y11, Y21, G20, YG11, B00, B02, BV00, BV02
horn/hooves- Y02, Y18, Y26, Y28

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

You brighten my day...

Hello crafty friends! 

It's time for my Tuesday 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card. So yesterday morning I opened up my recent order from 7 Kids and the brand new Gorjuss Girl stamps were in there. OMGoodness... they are SO cute! Not only that but they are huge! I have quite the collection of Gorjuss Girl stamps that date back to their beginnings with Sugar Nellie and none of those come close to competing with these beauties in size. Just look at how much space Little Fishes takes up on the front of an A2 card. So if you are in the mood to color, color, color and not have to worry about working pattern papers and doodads into a card design these stamps are a colorists dream!

Now don't forget the monthly challenge over on the 7 Kids blog, there is still plenty of time to get creative. Kelly has an awesome $20 gift certificate up for grabs and you could be the lucky winner!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- DoCrafts (Little Fishes Gorjuss Girl), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Lil Inkers stitched rectangle die
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E71, E74, E77, E79
clothes- C00, C0, C1, C3, B21, B45, B39, R14, R27, E18
crab- R05, YR04, E09, YR30
seaweed- G43, YG93, YG95, YG99, YG91
rock- W0, W2, W4, W6
fish- B63
sea- B000, B21, B23
sky- Y000, YR30, YR31

Monday, July 24, 2017

My happy place...

Good morning!

This post is gonna be short and sweet because I am running behind and have to fly out the door before too long! I made this for the current MFT sketch challenge and sure it's kind of a loose interpretation but I think you can still see the bones of the sketch there. What I'm very excited about is this Every Day is a Picnic set... it's been retired for some time and I was beginning to lose hope of ever getting my hands on it. Then I stumbled upon an MFT buy and sell group on Facebook and I was able to get it with my very first 'in search of' post... talk about a happy girl! Isn't she adorable? And I also used plenty of the little scene builder stamps from the set as well, like those teeny, tiny ants!  :)

Alrighty friends, I'm outta here... take it easy!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Doodlebug (flower box)
stamps- My Favorite Things (Every Day is a Picnic set and More Essential Sentiments set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Lil Inkers stitched rectangle die
Simon Says Stamp stitched scallop border die
Doodlebug sun sticker
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, YR00, E21, E13, R00, R20
hair- E50, Y21, E33
clothes- B91, B93, B95, B97, RV21, RV42, R35, YR21, YR04, YR14, Y11
basket- E30, YR23, YR24, E35
grass/flowers- YG01, YG03, YG95, YG17, Y11, YR21, YR04
sky- B000, 0

Friday, July 21, 2017

Quite as sweet as you...


It's berry picking time around here and I love the idea of little berry fairies fluttering around, helping with the harvest. So when I saw Berry Fairy Amai in the MDP shop she flew right into my cart. Once I had her all colored up I really wanted it to look like she was hiding in the bramble bushes. At first I thought I would have to try my hand at drawing in some berries myself but then I remembered this older stamp set from W Plus 9 in my collection called Fresh Picked. It was SO much easier just stamping all those berries and leaves in around Amai, LOL! I think I'm going to go ahead and enter this into the July Mo's Little Challenge over on Facebook.   :)

Ok, I'm off to work... see ya on Monday!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (Berry Fairy Amai)
stamps- W Plus 9 (Fresh Picked set)
ink- Hero Arts ombre green and neon ombre red to purple
My Favorite Things double stitched rectangle die
Lawn Fawn scallop rectangle die
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Papertrey Ink twine
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- RV25, RV29, R37, E39, R89
clothes- G40, G43, YG63, YG0000, YG00
wings- Y11, B60, BG000
raspberry- R39, R89, RV25, R29, YG67, G46, YG00
ground/sky- E43, E44, E23, B0000, B00

Thursday, July 20, 2017

You're a lifesaver...

Mornin' friends! 

Have you seen the new Littles that were just introduced during the last Stamping Bella release? Talk about cutie patooties! I couldn't resist adding a few to my Stamping Bella collection and this darling girl from the Snorkel set was the first to get herself on a card. I wanted her to look like she was floating in the water so I stamped the duck floaty first then masked it off along with the space below it so that this Little's feet disappeared beneath the surface once she was stamped on. Next I grabbed the sun from the Sandcastle set and the waves from the Tiny Townie Frances Loves to Float set to bring this simple scene together. The sentiment is from the Ellen Hutson Stay Salty set and I inked it in a slightly darker shade than the water so that it was very tone on tone and subtle looking. I think it's a happy little card and I can't wait to get more of these Littles stamped up soon!  :)

Later gators!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- Stamping Bella (The Littles Snorkel set, The Littles Sandcastle set, Tiny Townie Frances Loves to Float set), Ellen Hutson (Stay Salty set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico mint hint and glass slipper
My Favorite Things double stitched circle die 
My Favorite Things mat stax circle die
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E15, E09, E18
clothes/floaty- RV02, RV14, Y02, Y19, Y17, YR07
ocean- BG11, BG23, BG05
sky- BG000, B00, 0
sun- Y00, Y04, Y15, Y17, 0

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

All sorts of wonderful...

Hello, hello!

This pretty gal from LDRS Creative was looking very summer-ish to me so it seemed a good time to ink her up. She's called Flower's For You and I love how flowy and breezy she looks in her easy summer dress. I paired her up with this pretty paper from the Pink Paislee Summer Lights 6x6 pad and a lacey looking die from Papertrey Ink because they both had the pretty, girlie vibe that suited this beauty. What can I say? Sometimes you are just in a mood to go super feminine and I make no apologies for that, LOL!  ;)

Thanks for stopping by my friends! 

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Pink Paislee (Summer Lights)
stamps- LDRS Creative (Flowers For You), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts pink ombre
Papertrey Ink mix and mat scallop die
My Favorite Things stitched scallop rectangle die
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E23, E57, E59, E49
clothes- RV52, RV55, RV66, RV69, R12, R14, YR02, Y04, Y21, Y26, RV09, RV02, BG53, YG01

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Take it easy...

Hi there!

It's Tuesday and that means it's time for my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. My last box of happy mail included the new Lumberjack Guys stamp set from CC Designs along with the Cabin Fever paper pack. I knew the two would be a match made in outdoorsy heaven and couldn't wait to use them on a card together. Simple Stories is one of my favorite paper companies because I love all the sheets they have that are divided into multiple little scenes and sayings. Once you cut them apart they are perfect for cards and that is just what I did to get this mountain background. The 'trail head' sign and sentiment are both stickers from the sticker sheet that was included in the pack as well. All that was left to do was pick a lumberjack to live in this high mountain scene and I finally landed on this cutie because I liked that he was sitting on a stump which added a bit more interest. He really pulls the whole thing together with his easy, laid back attitude, don'tcha think?   

Alrighty, well the July Challenge is in full swing over on the 7 Kids blog and with all the fabulous new stamps and supplies that Kelly has been bringing into the store that $20 gift certificate that is up for grabs could really help to fill a shopping cart! So get crafty and join the fun!
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
paper- Simple Stories (Cabin Fever)
stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals Lumberjack Guys set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Simple Stories Cabin Fever stickers
Frantic Stamper deckle edge square die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y32, YR21, E33
eyes- BV04, BV13
clothes- E40, E81, 0, B95, B97, B99, YG21, YG25, YG67, W4, W6, W8, YR23, E34, E35
stump/grass- E53, E55, E57, E59, YG67, G29