Sunday, July 22, 2018

GIU Blog Hop

Welcome to the GIU blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Iona's blog.  If you're just now joining us you'll want to start at Amanda's blog so you don't miss a thing :-)

It's July so I've decided to go ahead and work on some more Christmas projects.  I recently saw a video where someone made a tag out of cardboard.  I loved the look of it so I used some cardboard from a box.  I cut it into a really big tag shape.  I ripped off some of the top layer to expose the corrugated parts underneath.  I applied some Gesso and used some Dylusions ink spray.  Then layered up some patterned papers and a stamped image that I colored with pencils.  I distressed the edges around the image and then inked them.  I went around the edges of the tag with some Stickles for some sparkle.  And I painted some of the edges of the patterned papers with white paint.   I added a token that I colored with Distress crayons and some white paint.  Love how this came out.  I was just playing, not sure where it was going and I ended up loving it!!

Dylusions ink spray - Vibrant Turquoise
colored pencils
Unity Stamp Co - Memories Made stamp kit
Tim Holtz - Christmas paper stash - 8x8
white paint
distressing tool
Distress ink - peacock feathers
Stickles - Diamond, Silver
Distress Crayons - festive berries, peacock feathers (to color token)
Tim Holtz - token
3 Girls Jam - crinkle ribbon

Please follow me if you're inspired by what you see :-)

Be sure and visit all the blogs along the hop and leave a comment to win one of TWO Unity prize packs :-)

Your next stop is Vickie's blog.  

1 Amanda
2 Michelle
3 Iona

4 Cindy  (you are here)
5 Vickie
6 Eileen
7 Stasia
8 Laura

Thanks for hopping along with us!!


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Exciting news!

Hello!  I just wanted to share that I'm now on the DT for the brand new challenge blog Merry Little Christmas!  Yay!  It's a monthly Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas challenge blog.  This will help me get all my cards done throughout the year :-)  Join us for our first challenge starting on August 1st.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #273

Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge blog.  Our sketch this week:

I used a fun pineapple embossing folder and Core'dinations cardstock.  Then I sanded it to reveal a lighter color and make the pineapples pop.  I jazzed up the colored pencils by adding stickles and Glossy Accents to the drinks.  It doesn't really show up very well in the photo but the flowers and drinks look very blingy and fun...LOL!

Unity Stamp Co - Hello Summer stamp kit
colored pencils
Stickles - Frosted Lace, Diamond
Glossy Accents
white vellum
Craftsmith - Weekend Getaway stack- patterned paper
Park Lane - Pineapple embossing folder
Tim Holtz - rectangle die set
Core'dinations cardstock
Tim Holtz - sanding tool, distressing tool
3Girls Jam - crinkle ribbon
foam squares

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge this week.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

CCAYR - July - Christmas Tree

Hello there!  It's time for the reminder post over on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog.  Our theme this month is Christmas Tree.

I've used some Distress Oxides to create a fun background.  I've also watercolored the tree with Oxides and then cut the tree out.  I had to add some gold, silver and red Stickles.  And 'merry' in red glitter paper finishes it off.
Distress Oxides - Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo (background)
Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprint stamp
Tim Holtz - Season's Greetings die set - sentiment
watercolor paper
Ranger black Pigment ink
Silver embossing pwd
Embossing heat tool
water brush
Distress Oxides - peeled paint, Iced Spruce (tree)
goldenrod Stickles
silver Stickles
Xmas red Stickles

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at CCAYR this month.


Friday, July 13, 2018

Oh Snap! Blog Hop

Welcome to the Oh Snap Blog Hop

This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by cameras, which we all LOVE!
You should have arrived from Shannon's wonderful blog
but if not
 Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this fun filled hop! 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!

One lucky winner is going to win this adorable set.

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday 7/18/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I've created a card using the Cricut cart Suburbia.  I have had this cart for a while and this was the first time I used it.  It's really a fun cart with lots of retro images.  I love this old fashioned camera with the huge flash on the side.  I used a stencil and some embossing paste along with some spray ink to create the fun dotty background.  A film strip stamp and some stars just seemed perfect for the finishing embellishments.  

Suburbia Cricut cart - camera @ 4"
Unity SMAK 9/17 kit - film strip stamp
Deco Art Texture paste
Distress Spray Stain - Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio
Tim Holtz - stencils - Dot Fade, Schoolhouse
foam squares
Glossy Accents
Diamond Stickles
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - stars @ 1, 1 1/4, 1 1/2"
Tim Holtz - metallic alpha stickers

Your next stop is Alicia.

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #271

Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge blog.  Our sketch this week:
Isn't she just the cutest?  I just couldn't help making her a red head.  My mom would put my hair in pigtails a lot when I was little :-)

Unity Stamp Co - Good For You stamp kit, Happy Mind, Happy Life kit (sentiment)
colored pencils
Recollections - Tropic Vacation stack (6x6)- all patterned papers
Park Lane - Pineapples embossing folder
Tim Holtz - rectangle die set
foam squares
Glossy Accents ( to make popsicle shiny)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Consider following me if you are inspired by what you see.  And come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.


Sunday, July 1, 2018

MIU#15 - July: Mixed Media

Hello there!  It's the start of another month and that means an amazing challenge over on the Mix It Up blog.  Our theme this month is Mixed Media.  I really had fun with this one.

I used Distress Oxides for the background.  Then I added a few spritzes of water.  I used my heat tool to dry it.  And then I added some texture paste through a stencil to give the background some more interest.  I watercolored the sea horse and the sea weed with a water brush and Distress Oxides.  Love the effect this created.

Unity Stamp Co - SMAK 1/18 kit (sentiment), Cuddlebug Sea Horse kit
Strathmore watercolor paper
heat tool
Ranger black Pigment ink
Zing clear embossing pwd
Distress Oxides - peacock feathers, rusty hinge, salty ocean, twisted citron, vintage photo
DecoArt Texture paste
Tim Holtz Bubbles stencil
foam squares
Pretty Pink Posh - clear sequins
Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by today :-)  If I've inspired you please consider following me.