Saturday, April 30, 2016

Meerkat card

Hello, so for today I wanted to get another card done to enter in a couple challenges I decided to go with this new stamp I had just ordered that's to adorable! Are these meerkats or prairie dogs I'm not really sure but they were too cute to pass up either way!

Materials used:

Clearly Besotted - Got your back stamp
Mama Elephant - hello Die
Strathmore - Bristol paper
Pretty pink posh - sequins
Wink of Stella - clear
Zig Clean Color Real brush

Zig colors I used to do this are:

Sky - Persian blue, Lemon yellow, yellow, orange
Dirt - DK brown, Mid brown, and light brown
Grass - Light green, Yellow green, and Olive green
Meerkats - Black, Pale pink, Oatmeal, DK oatmeal, Brown, Beige, and Gray brown

I usually don't list the paper I use but I read on someone elses blog that Bristol worked really well with these markers and boy were they right! It really made a big difference for me since I'm really not that good with water coloring.

I die cut the hello out 5x and used stick it paper to adhere them together but I think next time I'll use a thicker cardstock so I don't have to layer it so much.  I was trying to use up some of my scraps and that's why I used a thinner cardstock on this. Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges : Markerpop! Challenge #93 Anything goes
                                                              Simon Says Stamps Wednesday blog challenge Anything goes

Monday, April 18, 2016

Mother's Day

With mother's day fast approaching I thought I better get started with the gift bag I'll be using.  I recycled a small paper bag I had laying around and folded it down a bit to give it a nice edge and to make it sturdy for my handles. I also added some eyelets to give the handles that more added strength so they won't tear through the thin paper bag.

Materials used

The Greeting Farm - always a party
Lawn Fawn - teeny tiny backdrops
Bo Bunny - Isabella designer paper stack
Wild Orchid Crafts - Trellis rose, cherry blossoms
pink ribbon
pink rhinestones
Hero Arts - neon ombre red to purple
Tim Holtz - distress ink picked raspberry, black soot

Copics used: Mama bear - E29, E25, E23, E21, R22, R20, RV34, RV32, and R81
Girl bear - E57, E55, E53, R20
Boy bear - E74, E71,E70, R20
Shadows and shading - C7, C5, C3, C2, C0

A majority of their clothes was done in paper piecings from the same Bo bunny paper pack
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Markerpop! challenge #93 anything goes
The Greeting Farm challenge Bloom where you are planted
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday challenge Let's do the Polka

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Magical Garden

So today I've created a scene using a night sky. Its the first time I've ever attempted one and I have to say I'm pretty happy with the outcome!  Granted its not exactly how I had envisioned and during the process I couldn't see how this was going to look nice at all.  I wanted to give this unicorn a mystical feeling garden it would wonder in, I think I've accomplished that I hope you feel that way to!

Ok for the night sky, it was done in copics and that's all I can say! lol Don't wanna give anything away it was my first attempt that I learned  it from fun techniques for colouring skies .

Some other materials I used:

Various blooms all came from - Wild Orchid Crafts
Little B - stars die cut
Nellie's Choice - HSD002 die
The Greeting Farm - Magical Friends stamp
Make it Crafty - star chipboard
Studio Calico - Patterned Vellum
Pretty Pink Posh - mini star confetti
Stampendous - frontage embossing powder
iCraft - deco foil rainbow

On the background sky other then copics being used I also used a white uni posca pen and clear jelly roll pen.

The unicorn was colored with copics B00, B0000, C2, E27, Y28, Y18, Y15, Y11, R20. I also used a gold jelly roll pen in her hair, and although you can't see it she's completely covered in clear wink of stella.
On the flowers I added some gold paint to give it a mystical gardeny look, not sure if that worked

Thanks for stopping by!
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges
Markerpop! Challenge#92 spring
The Greeting Farm Challenge 'Bloom where you are planted'

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Spring Birthday card

What a better way to celebrate spring then with a birthday! Besides it being my birthday month its also my grandmother's so I made this cute card for her. I had wanted the colors on the front to be soft like the inside but I'm a novice and it didn't turn out that way. lol My only guess would be that I put gesso down on the inside cardstock and didn't do that to the front since I was using water color cardstock.

The ponies in this card are from the Greeting farm - Magical friends. The flowers can't think of the exact name for them are from Purple Onion designs - Stacey Yacula Studio - sunnyBlooms.
I used Zig Clean Color real brush colors- may green, olive green, deep green, green,  Persian blue, cobalt blue, cornflour blue, light blue, red, pink, and light violet. I edged the cardstock in Tim Holtz distress ink seedless preserve. The die cuts used were Spellbinders Die D-Lites Victoria Corners.
The pony was colored with Copics - RV09, RV04, RV02, RV00, V28, V25, V22, V20, V09, and 0. I added clear Wink of Stella to her hair and blue and black zig clean color real brush to make the butterfly on her bottom.

The inside was done with the same zig colors but I believe I got a softer look due the fact I had prepped my area with gesso first. I only did this to cover up some of the pattern on the paper for my image. I'm really happy with the look I achieved here. Background image is from Make it Crafty - Whimsical Flowers. I edged the inside cardstock with Tim Holtz vintage photo and seedless preserve distress ink.
The pony was colored with copics - BV08, BV02, BV00, V22, V20, R20, RV09, RV04, RV02
Also used Uni Posca white for the dots in her hair.

This card design is from the silhouette online store and made by lori whitlock.

I'm entering this in the markerpop! challenge #92 spring

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Crazy Bunny

Made the picture for a friend for Christmas! that's right I'm starting early! Although this Bunneh from Bloobel stamps looks a little crazy it's right up my friends alley who adores rat fink.  I'm doing a last minute post of this to enter in the markerpop challenge critters.

Materials used:

Wooden shadow box frame
Black acrylic paint
Clear Glossy acrylic paint
Dylusions Ink Sprays - Vibrant turquoise, Lemon zest, Bubblegum pink
Make it crafty - Shooting stars elements chipboard
BloobelStamps - Bunneh
Deco foil - champagne
Elizabeth craft designs - pop it ups- chicken wire die
white stamen
assorted beads and gears

Copics used:

Nose & Ears - R30, R20
Eye - R29, R59, R20, opaque white
Fur - 100, W9, W7, W5, W3, W0, T9, T7, T6, T3


I used Dylusion Ink sprays on the white stamens to coordinate them with my background.

Painted the chipboard with a light gold and the lines and dots on the matte was done the decofoil.
I'm entering this in the markerpop challenge #91 critters.