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.


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Always keep a little beach day in your heart

Hello there!  I've been playing with my Distress Oxide inks lately.  I'm obsessed.  Love the fun effects you can get by just adding water.  So cool!

I've used the Oxide ink to watercolor the stamped image, too.  Then I let it dry and then added some Ice Stickles to create an almost hidden treasure feel to the sand the wheel is stuck in under the sea.  I used Distress crayons to make the token look really old.  Fun!

I'm entering this card into the Unity Show & Tell watercolor challenge.  This is an awesome group on FB for sharing your creations using Unity Stamps.
Distress Oxides - Rusty Hinge, peacock feathers
watercolor paper
water brush
mister, heat tool, Misti
Ranger black Pigment ink
Zing clear embossing pwd
Unity Stamp Co - SMAK 1/18 kit
Ice Stickles
jute twine
Tim Holtz token
Distress Crayons - rusty hinge, peacock feathers

Thanks for stopping by today.


Friday, June 22, 2018

Summer Fun!

Hello there!  I've got a simple, cute card to share with you today.  I created it and then realized the stamp kit is actually discontinued.  So that's a bummer!!

I started off using my Misti and stamping this cute image on my cardbase.  Then I used the backing from the stamp as a mask to cover the stamped image.  Then I took the stencil and Distress ink and created a pattern around the image.  It didn't look finished so I ended up adding more ink to the edges of the card.  And then I used my Zig pen and ruler to add the black frame.  Super simple and quick.

Unity Stamp Co - Happy to Be Me stamp kit
Tim Holtz Distress ink - Tumbled glass
Tim Holtz stencil - Bubbles
black Zig pen/ruler

Thanks for stopping by today :-)


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge #269

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

DCWV - Cranberry Christmas stack - all patterned papers
Plantin Schoolbook  Cricut cart - tag @ 3"
Unity Stamp Co- Pretend You Like This stamp kit
Tinsel trim - Celebrate It
enamel dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please follow me if you like what you see.  Come join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge this week :-)