Friday, August 17, 2018

Neat and Tangled- You're So Fly!

Happy Friday everyone! Angelica here, and today's post is dedicated to Gray... my favorite color to use when coloring. I saw Neat and Tangled You're so Fly stamp set last month and my heart melted. These two besties are so adorable! and I love the  plane. It reminded me of vintage pictures of our nation's aviation history... the sepia and black & white photos with proud pilots and their airplanes. I wanted that vintage photo look for my cards, so I pulled out my gray Copic Markers, and started coloring.

These cards were quite simple to make. Since I used only one family of gray for each card, I only had to focus on shading. I used my MISTI to stamp the images out twice with Memento Black Tuxedo ink. It took about an hour to color all the images. I used W00,0,1,3,5, & 7 for the warm card, and C00,0,1,3,5, & 7 for the cool card. After coloring, I put the images pack into the MISTI and re-stamped again, this time using black Versafine Claire ink to make all the lines bright and crisp. I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out, and set them aside. For the background, I taped two panels of watercolor paper to a clipboard. I added one tap of Storm Cloud Nuvo Shimmer Powder (cool tone) and one swipe of Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink (warm tone) onto my craft mat, and sprayed both with water to dilute. I brushed clean water on both watercolor panels, and quickly painted the colors onto the papers in an Ombre style, darkest on bottom. I used my heat tool to dry the panels. I trimmed the panels down, added strong double-sided adhesive to their backs, and attached them to 2 pre-cut A2 sized card bases. I used Scrapbook Adhesive 3D squares to attach the images.  My last step was the sentiments. I heat embossed them onto black cardstock, using Nuvo Clear Mark embossing ink and Lawn Fawn white embossing powder. I cut the sentiments out with My Favorite Things Stitched Sentiments Strips Dienamics, and added them to the card fronts with Lawn Fawn Glue Tube.
(Note- for the It's Plane To See card, the inside sentiment says "We're meant to be." How cute is that?!!)

 I hope this inspires you to create something new in grey tones. Thanks for stopping by!


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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Neat & Tangled: Happy Birthday Little Nut!

Kimberly Wiener popping by to show the love for the sweet Neat & Tangled "My Favorite Nut" Stamp Set.  I ADORE these little squirrels.  When Avery Elle released their fun peek-a-boo style circle die frames die, I knew that it could be used for all kinds of sets! 

Once I stamped and die cut the images, I colored with KOI water brush watercolor  brush pens.  The vibrant colors are PERFECT for sweet images!  For the card front I added a white panel that I cut in the wonky rectangles die as well as the Avery Elle: Circle Die Frames Set.  I colored the base and set the sweet squirrels ticked inside.  The sentiment is from the Neat and Tangled: Little Monster Stamp Set.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

A Duo of Studio Katia Lovely Blooms Projects!!


Larissa here today to share some BEAUTIFUL Cards using the Lovely Blooms Stamp Set from Studio Katia!! SWOON!! This Image is just AMAZING!! I LOVE LARGE Images like this because there are SO MANY ways to use them!! SO lets get started!!

For the First Card I've Stamped and Embossed the Lovely Blooms Image horizontally to span across the bottom of an A2 Card Base!! I used Copic Markers and Colored the Image in!! (R00, R32, R43 Y11, Y13, Y19 YR00, YR02, YR18 V01, V06 G00, G12, G17 YG21, YG95, BG99 YG01, YG11, YG17)

I Masked the Image and added some Distress Oxide Ink in Tumbled Glass using a Mini Ink Blending Tool!! I added some Water Splatters for some Texture and Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Embossing Powder onto a die cut Banner from the Studio Katia Dotted Patterns Die Set 2 from Black Cardstock!! Some White Opaque Pen Details were added to the Images for some highlights and then I added some Black Soot Distress Paint Splatters with a Zig Watercolor Brush!!


For my Last Project I've made another Card!! I used some Distress Oxide Inks in Dusty Concord, Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive and Tumbled Glass to Watercolor the Image!! I LOVE the way they look!! It reminds me of Velvet!! I then Die Cut the Studio Katia Dotted Patterns 2 Die Set into the Cardbase and then die cut it again 6 more time from asome Back Cardstock and Glued them all together!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment and adhered everything together to create a FUN stepped up design!!

I hope I've INSPIRED you today to try something NEW!!?? If so, please share on Social Media as we LOVE to see what you've created!!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Friday, August 10, 2018

The Stamp Market Friendly Bunch

Hello Everyone! Angelica here, and I'm so glad it's finally Friday... YAY! Saturdays are my favorite day of the week. It's a dedicated day for me in my craft room. Last Saturday though, I changed things up. I spent the day in my den, binge-watching season 2 of one of my favorite TV shows, and colored my biggest coloring project yet. Today I get to share with you.

I chose this beautiful stamp set by The Stamp Market called Friendly Bunch. I stamped the image in my MISTI with a fade-out ink for a no-line look, then pulled out my Faber-Castell Polychromos. I spent a lot of time looking over my color chart, deciding on what colors I wanted to use. I ended up with a beautiful variety of earth-toned colors. The stamp itself has gorgeous thick lines, making it easy for me to know where to add details and shading. I started with the flower petals, slowly adding layers of colors. I then moved onto the petals and stems. when I was finished, the flower looked like it was floating in air, so added shading with warm grey pencils. I admit this was an all day project, but so well worth it. Pencil coloring takes a lot of time and patience, but I stuck with it, and am so happy with the end result.

Thanks For stopping by today. I hope you've enjoyed this card, and are inspired to do some coloring this weekend. Bye for now!


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