Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Water Coloring the Art Impressions Way

Hi Everyone,
Hope you are having a wonderful week. Here in the Greater Cincinnati area we've had 70 degree temps and 6/10" snow all within a few days time. Spring, please come and stay.

Last Saturday, I offered a a class at Simply Said Rubber Stamps, Water Color the Art Impressions Way. I had 8 in my class and we all had a great time.

I guided the ladies thru this easy technique, making 2 panels using 2 different stamp sets. We used stamps from Series 7 Set 1 on the 1st panel

Here is my class sample

After that panel was completed we moved on to a second panel using Series 7 Set 2

Here  the class sample for the 2nd project panel.

The foliage from set 1 is also used when using set 2. Also to achieve the water color effect, water color paper is a must, card stock will bow.. Also the ink you use to stamp must be a water based dye ink. Waterproof or permanent ink will not let the ink move and soften.We used Distress Inks, Marvy Inks and Adirondack Inks. Tombows are also a great marker to use. And you can use markers or pads just make sure the ink is water based. Alcohol inks, pigment, and Memento inks will not work. There are probably other markers and ink pads that can be added to either list.

This was a fun class and the ladies did a fantastic job on their "water coloring the Art Impressions Way."

If you have never tried this technique, don't hesitate. It is really easy and the end result is really nice.

This weekend is my regular card class at Simply Said Rubber Stamps. I will be sharing those cards with you starting Sunday. 

Spring is coming slowly, but it must be on the back of a turtle. LOL 

Have a great day

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Monthly Club Cards

Hi Everyone,
Hope you had a great weekend. We've had quite a bit of rain here in my area this month and tomorrow it's supposed to be sunny and no rain. That's great news.

Tonight we had our monthly stamp club meeting and I want to share with you the two cards I made. We always have a challenge, where we have to make something with something we receive. The other card is designed around a theme.

Card #1
OK for my challenge card  I was given a sticker. It was about 3"X4" and the image showed a black cat in a bunch of purple flowers with writing at the bottom.

First I embossed the front of the card. Then I cut the bottom of the sticker off into separate the two areas, I mounted the top image onto a piece of CS that I cut from a gorgeous die and used celery green CS. I added a few shaped purple flowers flowers and I added FlowerSoft to the flower centers. Next I added the cut away piece back to the card under the flowers.After that I added some small branches among the flowers just to add more interest and lastly added a bow. I tied the bow onto the card using a thick purple woven ribbon. Bow made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool.

Stamps:  None
Paper/Card Stock
: Purple CS, Celery Green CS
Ink: None
Dies Used: Ellentina Cutting Dies – Fairytale Rectangle Frame;
Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool

This card submitted in the following challenges:

Card #2
For the 2nd card we were given a theme of "flowers". I used a group of tulips and mounted it onto a background designed by using dies from My Favorite Things.

I colored the tulips using Spectrum Noir markers.  And again my bow was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool.

Stamps:  Inkadinkado - Floral Inspiration
Paper/Card Stock
: Yellow,CS, Orange CS, DP
Ink: Black Dye Ink,  VersaMark
Dies Used: My Favorite Things - Blue Prints #4
Ribbon, Gold Detail Embossing powder,  Spectrum Noir Markers
Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam

Well our club meeting was a blast and we all had a great time.Wish you all could have joined us.

This card submitted in the following challenges:

Cards for next month - theme is showers, and the challenge centers around a little baggie of stickers and a few embellishments. Can't wait to dive into those. You will have to stop back next month to see what I come up with. 

Thanks for stopping in today. Have a great week and see you soon.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Craft-Dee BowZ April Blog Hop Winner

Hi Everyone,
Welcome back!!!  
Craft-Dee BowZ just announced the winner for the blog hop, so let me share the winner's name with you

It is

Golden Goddess Designs


Please contact Barbara at the email below by February 15 (one week) to claim your prize.

Alicia  please provide your name and mailing address so your Craft-Dee BowZ tool  can be mailed out to you. 

Thanks to everyone for participating in the Craft-Dee BowZ blog hop and leaving comments.
 I look forward to seeing you again at our next hop.

Just a reminder, stop back at the Craft-Dee BowZ blog for their weekly posts (each Tuesday) hosted by a different super talented design team member each week. 

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Craft-Dee BowZ Blog Hop for April

Hi Everyone

Thanks for stopping by today, if you arrived here from Karen's blog, then you are in the right spot. If not then you may want to start at the Craft-Dee BowZ  blog to be eligible for the prize that will be awarded. Leaving comments along the way on each designers blog will make you eligible for the blog hop prize of a Craft-Dee BowZ tool.

This month our theme is sympathy. We all need these cards once in a while, so, we at Craft-Dee BowZ decided to showcase this theme. A single loop bow, which is less subdued, fits this theme very well.

The Craft-Dee BowZ tool makes perfect bows, single loop as well as multi-loop bows.

Let me share my card with you.

Here is a closer view of my single loop bow.

If you missed any of the designers in the hop here is the list, make sure to leave a comment on each designers blog.

Craft-Dee BowZ (stop back here last to leave one final comment)

Stamps:  Stampers Anonymous -Angel Collage, Sparkle N Sprinkle -Sympathy
Paper/Card Stock
: White Glossy CS, White CS, Cream CS, Gray CS
Ink: Staz-On Black, Black Dye Ink
Dies Used: Spellbinders Ovals sm  
Ribbon,  Distress Markers-Straw, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam

I am submitting my project in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today. I hope you have seen cards that will inspire you for that next Sympathy card you will make when you need one. please leave a comment to be eligible for the give away and now your last stop is Craft-Dee BowZ to leave one final comment)

Have a great week!!