Thursday, March 23, 2017

Capture Love

I'm hanging out at The Crafters Workshop blog today, sharing the details of these piece I created using a discarded piece of cardboard, a brand new TCW stencil, and black modeling paste.

Head on over to The Crafters Workshop blog for step-by-step photos and instructions.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sweet 'n Sassy March Release

Sweet 'n Sassy's March Release is here! This month there is one new floral set, Peaceful Peonies, a new Creative Worship Set, The Good News, and one new alphabet set, Skinny Caps. (You can see all three of the full sets, with links to purchase, below).

My first card features the beautiful Peaceful Peonies stamp set, which I stamped twice on water color paper using Archival Ink. I colored both flowers with Zig Clear Color Water Brush Markers, and added a thin strip of gold embossed paper to the right edge. I only needed to add the stamped sentiment to finish the card.

My second card was created using The Good News stamp set. I created the backgrounds using the new Distress Oxide inks (love them!), creating a sky and hill. The sun and crosses were stamped with black Archival Ink. I stamped and embossed the sentiment in gold, but the gold ended up fading in to the background so I went over the embossed area with a black paint pen. I like that the letters now look as if there is a gold edge around them. Maybe I figured out a new technique... My tiny scene was mounted on text paper and then attached to an embossed kraft card base. 

Head over to the Sweet 'n Sassy web site to check out all of the details on the newest releases from February and March!

Happy Crafting!

Peaceful Peonies

Good News

Skinny Caps Alpha

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Let Your Light Shine Canvas

I'm sharing a fun project over on the Crafters Workshop blog today. Head on over to check out all of the details!

You can also video my technique video here:

Monday, March 6, 2017

Don't Give Up

I'm back! Egads...I have so many design projects and videos due that I am running behind on posting my Sweet 'n Sassy cards. This is a card I created with a few of the new February release stamp sets, Words of Action and Pretty Potted Florals.

To create the background I first used Pan Pastels to lay down a layer of color on a piece of die cut cardstock. I then arranged all of the sentiments on the card front and used the Misti to pick up all of the sentiments at once. (This is just one reason why you need a Misti!) Using the Misti, I was able to stamp all of the words all at once with VersaMark ink. I removed the cardstock from the Misti and again used the Pan Pastels to gently rub over the entire piece. The VersaMark grabs on to the Pan Pastels and makes the words darker. Once you're satisfied with the color, be sure to set the Pastels with a fixative. (Hair spray works great!)

I stamped, colored, and fussy cut the flower and butterflies and then attached with foam tape. The sentiment was embossed in white on black cardstock. My circle was die cut and dry embossed to add a little design.

I hope you enjoyed today's card! Stay tuned for the March release...coming soon!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Stenciled Card Featuring The Crafters Workshop

Hello friends! I have a new project posted on The Crafters Workshop blog today. Head on over and check out all of the details. Link to crafty video and supplies is below! Happy Crafting!

-Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste -
-Silver Heavy Body Paint -
-Endless Swirls Stencil (TCW710) -
-Tim Holtz Dies
-Bird Branch -
-Trellis -
-Archival Inks -
-Blending Tools -
-Wendy Vecchi All Cracked Up Background Stamp -
-Wendy Vecchi Large Collage Background Stamp -
-Wendy Vecchi Birds for Art -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Sweet 'n Sassy Release - Floral Greetings

Hello crafty friends and welcome to this week's Sweet 'n Sassy release! This week I'm showing off the beautiful new stamp set, Floral Greetings. This set includes two gorgeous flower images, each show on my cards above, two butterflies, and seven greetings. The flowers can work for any type of card, birthday, wedding, thinking of you, and more!

Both of my cards were created using Zig Clear Color Real Brush markers. Each image was embossed prior to watercoloring, which helps to keep the color contained within the petals, making for easy shading. The complete stamp set can be seen below, and I also created a very quick video demonstrating my process for creating the cards.

Happy Crafting!

-Floral Greetings -
-Zig Real Brush Markers -
-Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder (Tree Branch) -
-Ranger White Embossing Powder -
-Ranger Watercolor Cardstock -

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wendy Vecchi Wednesday - Mini Album Featuring Mat Minis and Alcohol Ink Technique

Hello friends and welcome to another Wendy Vecchi Wednesday! WVW (Can I create an acronym? It's clear I've been in high tech for too long...the place where everything is turned into an acronym. *giggle*) is a special post where I create a project using Wendy's fabulous products. 

This week's creation is a tiny album, measuring only 2.5" x 2.5" in size. I've got a thing for working in miniature lately. Maybe because I'm running out of space in my studio and I can't fit anything too large...LOL! Whatever the case, I had a great time making this tiny piece that features a bunch of Wendy's Mat Minis and a background technique using Wendy's Archival Inks.

I created a video of the creation of this piece and I hope you enjoy! Happy Crafting!

Finished size:
-Covers - 2.5" x 2.5"
-Inside page - 2 1/8" x 8 1/2" (scored every 2 1/8")

-Mat Minis (Wait until you see the new ones!)