Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Mermaid Dreams...

Good morning friends! I start school in just a few days and trying to get everything I need done accomplished. My room is set up and ready to go.  My "doctoring" is complete for the summer, and I've had a few moments here and there to create. 
I created this card using Whimsy Stamp's Mermaid Escape.  I did a no line coloring by stamping the image on water color paper and Distress Ink in Antique Linen. I used Zig Clean Color Markers to bring the image to life
I wanted to jazz up the background a bit, so I used the Curly Q's background stamp.  I softened the stamping by doing a bit of ink blending around the edges. I popped up the image using Crafty Foam tape. I used a white gel pen to add dots to the sand, tied a glittery ribbon around the top, and adhered a few clear droplets and stars from the Sparkletz collection.  
Thanks for popping by today!

*NEW Mermaid Escape Clear StampsDistress Ink Mini Pad - Antique LinenCrafty Foam Tape WhiteSparkletz - Lucky CharmsCurly Q's Background Rubber Cling Stamp

Thursday, August 8, 2019

School of Fish!

Good morning!
I am knee deep in getting my class room set up this week.  Our open house is next week, so I have to get prepared! This is always an exciting time of the year when summer for me winds down and a new school year starts. :)
Today's card is still celebrating summer with a variety of aquatic life! I love Whimsy Stamp's new set, Mermaid Escape.  I have several cards using the mermaid as the focal point, that I will share later, but I love using small images to create a fun background. I randomly stamped each creature and used the bubble stamp, included in this set, to fill in any gaps.
I used Copic markers to color all of the images.  The background panel was done with water colors. I adhered all of the layers using Crafty Foam Tape for dimension. I added a silk ribbon and a few gems. 
Thank you for taking the time to stop by today!

*NEW Mermaid Escape Clear StampsCrafty Foam Tape WhiteMemento Full-Size Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Monday, August 5, 2019

Floral Birthday!

Good morning! Hope you had a great weekend!  
I have a card today that uses one of my favorite sets from Whimsy Stamps, called, Beaucoup Bouquet.  I don't know what it is about flowers, but I am drawn to them. 
I did a bit of no line water coloring stamping the image first with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen.  Once the image was dry, I splattered white acrylic paint over it.  I then stamped the sentiment with Memento black ink
I layered the image over several pieces of card stock using Crafty Foam Tape.  The polka dot paper is from the 6 x 6 Pretty Pastels paper pack.  I tied an orange bow at the top too! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Beaucoup Bouquet Clear StampsDistress Oxide Ink Pad - Antique LinenMemento Full-Size Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black6x6 Paper Pack - Pretty Pastels
Crafty Foam Tape White

Friday, August 2, 2019

Create ART!

Can you believe it is August already?  I've officially entered the countdown to school along with a few tears.  ;) I am headed to Nashville this weekend though for a last hurrah! And then it will be reality come Monday morning.  
I am super excited however, about this month's Whimsy release! I have been playing a lot with the new stamp set called, Artist Toolkit!
I stamped the paintbrush 6 times in Tim Holtz ink in Antique Linen, on water color paper.  I water colored the paintbrushes and did add a bit of colored pencil to the bristles.  
I stamped the sentiment directly over the image in Versamark ink and embossed it with WOW black embossing powder.  I layered the image over black card stock using Crafty Foam tape.  I cut 1/4 inch strips of card stock in a rainbow pattern to place behind the image.
For my finishing touches, I added a few gems and a black and white ribbon to the top. 

Have a great weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!


*NEW Artist Toolkit Clear StampsDistress Oxide Ink Pad - Antique LinenWOW! Embossing Powder - Primary Ebony RegularCrafty Foam Tape White

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Mermaid Dreams

Good morning! It is becoming that part of the summer where I cram every single doctor appointment in before I go back to school.  Today starts with the dentist. Don't be jealous! ;)

I have a Whimsy Stamp's card today using last month's release called, Mermaid Alexis. 
I stamped the image using Versafine black ink which is water proof, so I could use my Zig Water color markers.
After the image was dry, I placed it back in my Misti so I could line up the sentiment. I die cut the image and added Stickles and some white pen details.  I added clear gems from the Sparkletz, Lucky Charms collection.
Have a great day in whatever your day brings! :)


Mermaid Alexis Rubber Cling StampVersaFine CLAIR Ink Pad - Nocturne (black)Stickles Glitter Glue - Sprinkled SugarSparkletz - Lucky Charms

Monday, July 22, 2019

Cupcake Tower!

Good morning!  I hope you are all doing well! We just had record heat in the 100's with 100% humidity this past weekend, so we stayed indoors quite a bit. This is the time I still wish I had a pool!
Anyway, I have a card to share with you today using Whimsy Stamp's Calories Schmalories set.  This has to be one of my most favorite sets!
I did quite a bit of masking so I could stack the cupcakes.
While the masks were in place I used Distress Ink in Spun Sugar around the cupcakes to give it a soft pink glow.  I removed the masks and colored in rainbow colors with Copic markers.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed in white.  I added Stickles to the frosting, glossy accents to the straw. 

I created a "table top" for my cupcakes to sit on by stamping the new Curly Q Background stamp in black. 
I adhered a bunch of gems....maybe a bit too many?  I think I went a little bit crazy.  ;) I just can't help it, this girl loves sparkle! 
Thank you for stopping! And thank you to the gal who commented on my last post.  It helped me fix my blog and get rid of those annoying water marks!
Have a great day friends!

*NEW Calories Schmalories Clear StampsWhite Embossing Powder - BasicStickles Glitter Glue - Sprinkled SugarGlossy Accents*NEW Curly Q's Background Rubber Cling StampMemento Full-Size Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Sea Otter 3 Ways!

Good morning! 
First I have to apologize for my blog right now. I am aware that it has the Photobucket watermark all over it.  I am in the process of getting my blog revamped.  Not sure why all of a sudden this watermark is popping up. I wish I were a bit more techy!
So please bare with me!
Today I have 3 cards using Whimsy Stamp's new Adorable Otters set.  For this first card I used my Zig Clean Color markers.
I used the new Curly Q's background stamp to add a bit of contrast. I stamped it in Versamark on black paper and embossed it in white. I popped the water colored otter on top of the embossed background using Crafty Foam Tape.  (LOVE this stuff!) I added ribbon and decided I needed an itty bitty flower.  I used the Build a Garden die set on water color paper.  Popped it on the card with a bit of white string and a gem for the center.  
My next two cards I created a mask using an oval die and masking paper.  I stamped the otter in Versafine black ink (Because it is waterproof and perfect for watercoloring) and masked him off.  I used Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers. I spritzed it with water while the mask was still in place. I removed all of the masks and colored the otter with Zig Clean Color markers.  I stamped the sentiment in Versafine black.  The heart was stamped in Versamark and embossed in pink. I added a few hearts from the Love Hearts Sparkletz collection. 

This last card I did the same masking as above but changed the colors a bit.  I used Distress Ink in Mermaid Lagoon.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed it in white.  I added a few red sequins and gems from the Peppermint Jazz Sparkletz collection to finish it off.  
Thanks for stopping by and putting up with this crazy blog!  Hopefully I can get it fixed soon! If you can recommend someone who does blogs, please let me know!

*NEW Adorable Otters Clear Stamps*NEW Curly Q's Background Rubber Cling StampBuild-a-Garden Die SetDistress Ink Mini Pad - Peacock FeathersDistress Ink Mini Pad - Mermaid LagoonCrafty Foam Tape WhiteVersaFine CLAIR Ink Pad - Nocturne (black)Sparkletz - Love HeartsSparkletz - Peppermint JazzWhite Embossing Powder - Basic