Wednesday, August 15, 2018

CCAYR - August - Warm/hot colors

Hello there!  It's time for the mid-month reminder post over on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog.  Our theme this month is Use warm/hot colors (red, orange, yellow).

I used a large poinsettia stamp.  I've had this one for a while.  It's red rubber and mounted on a wood block.  I'm not sure who the stamp is from as it's not marked with a company name.  I stamped the image and then embossed it and then used Distress inks to watercolor it.  I created a background with Distress inks and then used a background stamp from Tim Holtz.  I love how this came out.

Recipe:
Poinsettia stamp
Ranger Pigment ink
Zing clear embossing pwd
Distress ink - Festive Berries, worn lipstick - (to watercolor the image)
Oxide ink - Fossilized Amber, Candied Apple (to watercolor the image)
Stickles - Golden rod
Distress ink - Mustard seed, Vintage Photo (background)
Oxide ink - fossilized Amber (background)
Tim Holtz - Season's Silhouettes - background stamp (Vintage Photo was used to stamp this)
Misti
pop dots

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

Cindy---

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge #277

Hello there!  It's time for another great sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts blog.  Our sketch for this week is:
And there is what I came up with.
Recipe:
Heidi Swapp - Sugar Chic stack - all patterned papers
Unity Stamp Co - Summer Citrus stamp kit
watercolor pencils
waterbrush
Stickles - orange, cotton candy
pink bling
pop dots

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

Cindy---


Friday, August 10, 2018

Tropical Bliss Blog Hop




Welcome to the Tropical Bliss Blog Hop


This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the tropical sun and fun of summer!

Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this fun filled hop! If you've hopped over from Sandy's blog you are right on track.

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!!

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One lucky winner is going to win all these goodies!!


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.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday 8/15/18 at Connie Can Crop.

I had fun water coloring this mermaid.  I added some Stickles, sequins and seed beads to bling her up :-)  


Recipe:
Strathmore watercolor paper
Ranger Pigment Ink - black
Zing clear embossing powder
Distress Ink -Picked Raspberry, rusty hinge (used to watercolor image)
Distress Oxide ink - Wilted Violet, twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Iced Spruce (used to watercolor image)
Distress ink - Mermaid Lagoon, Rusty Hinge (background)
Distress Oxide ink - Peacock Feathers, Vintage Photo, Twisted Citron
Unity Stamp Co- Mystical Mermaid, Let Your Dreams Bloom stamp kits
Diamond Stickles
Pretty Pink Posh - clear sequins
pink seed beads
Glossy Accents

I have some blog candy to give away :-)  All you have to do is comment & follow me to win!!




Your next stop is Kim's blog.

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

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Merry Little Christmas - August

Hello there!  It's our very first challenge over on the brand new Merry Little Christmas challenge blog.  Our theme is always Anything Goes Christmas.  Each challenge begins on the 1st of the month and runs the whole month.

I've made a tag out of cardboard.  I torn away most of the edges to expose the corrugated insides.  I then painted the edges.  I used a bunch of paper scraps I had left from making some cards to create the background.  Then I added the stamped and paper pieced image.  A few die cuts were thrown in.  And lastly the Ice Stickles.  Love me some Stickles.

Recipe:
cardboard tag cut from a box
Carta Bella - Warm & Cozy - paper scraps
Unity Stamp Co - Joy Girl stamp kit
Distress Paint - Antique Linen
Tim Holtz - Distress tool
colored pencils
Misti
3 Girl Jam - jute ribbon, crinkle ribbon
Ice Stickles
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - '25' @ 1 1/2"
Dec 25th Cricut cart - snowflakes @ 1 1/4", 1 1/2"
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us this month at Merry Little Christmas!!

Cindy---

MIU#16 - Acrylic Block Stamping

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge over on the Mix It Up challenge blog.  The theme for this month is Acrylic Block Stamping.  I decided to start an art journal.  This is my first page.  It's a bit of a hot mess...LOL.  I did use two different acrylic blocks to create the background.  I dipped them into the paint and then onto my paper.

Recipe:
Unity Stamp Co - SMAK kit 12/17 - black stamping & sentiment
Tim Holtz Distress paint - Twisted Citron, Broken China
white paint, black paint - splatters
Tim Holtz stencils - dot fade, tiles
DecoArt Texture paste
Tim Holtz -paper dolls
and lots of paper towels....LOL!!  :-)

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

Cindy---

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge #275

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

I flipped the sketch for this one :-)


Recipe:
Unity Stamp Co - Magical Holiday stamp kit
DCWV - Christmas & Winter Combo Mat stack - patterned papers
Tim Holtz - rectangle die
Misti
red glitter paper
Tim Holtz - Season's Greeting die set (sentiment)
red bling

Thanks for stopping by today. Come play along this week with us at Atlantic Hearts :-)

Cindy---

Friday, July 27, 2018

Bugaboo Christmas in July - Day 7 : Photo Challenge

Hello again!  This is my entry for Day 7 of the Bugaboo Christmas in July challenge going on over on the Catch the Bug challenge blog.  The theme for this day is a Photo Challenge.   ( see the challenge blog for the photo)
Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi image - Winter Birds - Snowman
colored pencils
Diamond Stickles
Basic Grey - Evergreen stack (6x6)
Impression Obsession - All I Want for Christmas stamp set - sentiment

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cindy---