Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Watercolor Seahorse

I'm kind of on a creative roll lately, and want to share my latest
creative project using Unity Stamps.

This is the Cuddlebug Seahorse by Tierra Jackson.
I really like her artwork, and have five of her Cuddlebug critters stamps.

This guy is gorgeous and super fun to bring to life with color. 
I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers to color him.
I love the saturation of color that can be achieved with these markers.    

I had a pre-made Color Burst background all ready to go, and I liked
the contrast of the unconventional colors. I mounted the background 
onto black cardstock and tried to keep the rest of the card fairly simple.     
I added some sparkly, iridescent sequins to act as bubbles, and I was done.
Love how this turned out.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes  





Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Oddball jars with schtuff inside

I made it back again this week with a cute set of cards 
I made using some new Oddball Whimsical Mason jar images.
I wanted to play along with the current challenge of
always Anything Goes, but Dots and Doodles is the extra theme
if you choose to really challenge yourself a bit more.

I chose some neglected premade cards and matching envelopes.
The colors are not what I usually choose for my bases, but all
the more reason to use them finally.
I speckled the hot pink cardstock with black and white Dylusions sprays,
then I doodled a frame using a Sharpie. Lastly, I added some polka dotted
jewels from my Hobby Lobby clearance haul a few months back.

Same basic concept for this one as well.
I added sequins and pearl spray for some sparkle
on this card. I also added yellow Stickles to the stars.  

This card ended up being my favorite of the three cards.

I really love this image of the jar with fireflies (or moths or butterflies,
depending on how you choose to color them). I colored it with Copics
hoping to capture the look of a glowing fireflies in the jar.

I stamped a lovely sentiment from Unity stamps,
added a frame of doodling, and some of my highly coveted Prima crystals.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenge:



  


   

I prefer the term fortune teller

I'm back again with a new Spesh Ink project
using the Gypsy image available here

Pop on over to Spesh Ink for all the links and details.





Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Have you been to Le Petite Market?

Just wanted to pop in real quick and let you know about
 I have been collecting digital images from their etsy shop for months,
and finally got around to coloring and creating with some of them.

These are two of the four images from the

I am in love with this style of artwork!
So fun and kitschy!!

I went with my usual favorites as far as color palettes, using Copics and
keeping with Violets, Blue Greens, Red Violets and Yellow Greens.

I am finding that one can never have too many unicorn images,
and this gorgeous creature is no exception.
I printed these images on a shiny, pearlized, paper making it kind
of hard to see when coloring. And blending is a whole different show, too.
I thought the fancy paper lent a nice whimsical feel to the simple cards.
Too bad it doesn't photograph at all. I also used some rock candy dry glitter
on the horn, but it doesn't show well. Looks more flocked than sugared.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Quirky Skeletons

Just popping in real quick to share a new company
(new to me, anyway) and their adorable stamps.

The company is called AALL & CREATE.
They're a European company, and I had to find a US retailer to get their
stamps. A simple Google search led me to Simon Says Stamp, who delivered 
these stamps super fast.

The stamps sets are called, Quirks #73 and Quirks mini #104.
The fun part about these images is how versatile and cute they are to play with.
Like sweet skeleton paper dolls. 

I honestly thought the devil horns were vampire fangs at first.
Still a good accessory to have on hand, though.
I have a box of pre printed cards and can never figure out how to use them.
Well, I figured it out. I added Distress Oxided ink to the card base and then
added washi tapes and splatter to ground the skellie focal point. 

I think she's my favorite, so far.

Just keeping it simple to let the stamps shine.
  
The bowler hat and the cat are some of the best accessory stamps that come 
with these sets. 

I popped on some coveted MS Halloween paper and some washi tapes
to ground the skellie and his kitteh. Trying to keep it as simple as
possible, which is quite difficult for me.

I am loving this new rubber and I'm sure these guys will surface
frequently around here. 



  

Friday, May 25, 2018

Always ODD

I managed to find my way back to my blog!
And I made some cool schtuff, too!

I've been dying to play along in some swaps and challenges.
I miss participating in themed challenges. I find the prompts so helpful
when I don't know which way to go when crafting.

I finally played along with one of my favorite challenges at
The theme this month is 
Goblins, Fairies, and Ghouls, Oh My! 

I love Lizzy's artistic take on fairies and zombies.
She has such a cute and adorable way of drawing weird shit.
I love it. 
This little rotting lass is called, Fiona Feary

I matched her up with a fun sentiment stamp from 
Viva Las Vegas stamps.

I'm always trying to use up paper scraps and projects left for dead.
This card base has been in a stack for months if not years.
I know, kinda gross that I have schtuff lying around for years, but
in my defense, it was chaotically organized and I always knew of it's presence.    

I added some die cut elements that were in keeping with her
color scheme. I love me some BG and BV Copic markers.

 Kept it really simple by cutting a black doilie in half,
and then cutting one of the halves in half. I layered it all
and glued them in three spots for a nice background.
My new thing is Nuvo drops. I just wish they dried faster.
I added a bunch for that sparkle element that I can't seem to
ever leave out of any fairy project. Dead or not, she's gotta have bling.  

I's like to enter this fairy card in the following challenges: