Sunday, June 19, 2016

A card for Hallee

As many of you have probably read on face book or the internet about Hallee Sorenson and her very lonely birthday last year. I read the article, and being a mother myself my heart went out to her.  Kids can be cruel and a lot of times unintentionally thoughtless.  After reading some of the comments on the facebook post I discovered that Hallee likes zoo animals. While I don't have any zoo animal stamps I do have a few little furry critters to use. I wanted to help make Hallee's birthday a special one this year so this card was specially made with her in mind. 

Clearly Besotted - best birthday
Purple Onion Designs - Stacey Yacula: Riley, Lilly, garden trees, Tucker
Stampin up - endless birthday wishes
Silhouette Online Store - a2 box card: birthday, 5 grass shapes, cloud
Fun flock - white
Zing - gold embossing powder

Copics used:

Trees - YG06, G19, G28, G24, G21, G09, G05, RV17
Bunny - T6, T4, T2, T1, R89, R29, R24, R20, R22, B99, B95, B91, W3
Snail - E77, E74, E71, E59, E57, E55, E51
Owl - E53, E51, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, YR27, YR24, YR21

The animal balloons were colored with zig clean color real brush.  Unfortunately I did them awhile ago and set them aside for a future project and don't remember the colors I used!
I stamped the balloon strings with stazon jet black ink onto acetate and used a double sided tape to adhere everything to the acetate.
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I'd like to enter this in the following challenge:

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Birthday fish shaker card

Today I've done another shaker card just because I needed to craft something!

Tiddly Inks - "Inking of you squidy", and fish from "Peanut butter jellyfish", "Snails galore"
Visible image - Ink splatter
Sizzix - Tim Holtz waves embossing folder, framelets ovals
Ranger - Tim Holtz salty ocean distress ink
Washi tape
seed beads
Uni posca - white

Copics used:

Squid - E04, V25, V22,V20, BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV01
Fish - C7, RV17,Y08, YR09, YR68, R89, R29, R24, RV95, YR14, B18, E71,E70, E57, E55
Sand - E34, E31

The seaweed and star fish are from the silhouette store "underwater scene". If you look closely I have little pieces in the shaker card that are starfish, crabs and fish they are from another Tiddly Inks Mermaid stamp set that I stamped on shrinky dink, colored, and melted.

For the colored background I used Zig clean color real brush Deep blue and Persian green.

I used the Visible Image "ink splat" stamp on the inside and used Messy brush font because I thought if a squid had to write under water it would most likely be messy!
Thanks for stopping by!
I would like to enter this in the following challenge Simon Says Stamps: Wednesday challenge blog - animal magic

Monday, June 13, 2016

Pirate mixed media

Upon coloring this my 4 yr old asks me what I'm doing.  I show her the pirate I'm coloring and right off the bat she insists that this is going into her room.  So now I have to turn this image into a mixed media piece to be hung on her wall. Luckily I still have some shadow box frames left!

Julia Spiri - Pirate Charlotte digi stamp
Zig wink of stella - gold
Gelly roll pen - silver, gold
DecoArt  - Dimensional effects texture paste
Bobunny - bronze glimmer spray
Tim Holtz - mini layering stencil set #4
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink evergreen bough, mermaid lagoon, salty ocean, distress stain walnut stain
cheese cloth
gold seed beads
hot glue
assorted sea shell embellishments
Goosebumps shimmer texture spray


Skin - E04, E11, E00, E000, R20
Eyes - G09, G03, C5, C3, 110
Lips -RV32
Hair - E29, E25, E21
Clothes - E70, E40, YR30, 110, C7, C5, C3
Hat & skirt - R89, R14, E18, E09, E27, YR27, Y28, Y15
Belt, sword handle, strap - E18, E15, E13
Bird - B29, B26, B24, Y08, C3, C5, C7, 110
Feathers - C7, C5, C3

I first colored this digi stamp "pirate charlotte" with the intentions of making a card. But when my 4 year old asked what I was doing and I showed here the picture she demanded it be for her room.  Which mind you she doesn't sleep in yet! So turned this cute digi into a mixed media project for her wall.
This is a pretty wide box frame so I decided to make the ocean extend out to the floor of the frame.  The paper was perfect for the image wish I could tell you which designer paper it was but this was a piece of scrap I had left for a while now.
I sprayed the cheese cloth with my bobunny shimmer spray and hot glued some shell embellisments.  I also hot glued it to the inside of the frame. After that I created my treasure pile by just laying down a puddle of hot glue waiting for it to cool down and add more for more height.
As you can see here I painted my hot glue pile with DecoArt metallics gold paint. I then randomly went over spots with tombow aqua mono liquid glue and threw some seed beads on it.  I used foam pop dots to adhere my pirate. once my glue was dry I brushed off the excess beads.
And finally the inside is complete with the addition of some random jewels and shells. And no self respecting pirate treasure is complete without a skull!
 And finally the finished product! I used a dark walnut stain on the out side of the frame.
Thanks for stopping bye!
I would like to enter this in the Simon Says Stamps blog Monday challenge blog - world traveler

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Dude Birthday Card

Hello crafty friends! I've finished this card a few days ago but finally getting around to sitting down and blogging it.  I wanted to make a card for my friends sons upcoming 10th birthday so it couldn't be something to cutsie!  So I've created this CAS card and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

Materials used:

Bloobel - Steampunk digital stamp
Visible Image- Ink splats
Zing - gold embossing powder
Gelly roll pen - white, blue stardust, gold, silver
Zig Wink of Stella - clear

Copics used:
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000
Pants - B99, B97, B93, B91, W3
Shirt and boots - C10, C7, C5, C3
Metal pieces - 110, N8, N5, N2, N1, W7, W5, W3, W1, B26,E08, E97, E13, E37
Shadow - C2, C0, C00
Not sure if you can really see it but I used wink of stilla on the word dude, which by the way was printed out along with the image the font is called "sick capital vice". I also used all the gelly roll pens on the small bolts on him since they were to tiny to use markers and get a shine in there.
Finally the inside of the card! So here I used the same font.  This time instead of printing it since it is on black cardstock I used my silhouette cameo to sketch out the lettering and filled in any open spaces by hand.
That's all  I have for this card thanks for stopping by!