The challenge on the Just Imagine Kreaxions post today was to do something for Halloween, with pumpkins or something orange.
I opted to hang onto summer for just a little longer.
I started with a pre-embossed card and cut a hole in the center with the Kreaxions Circle Cutter.
I added a few flowers and pearls to the front …
Inside, I added a bit of orange cardstock and then a piece of X-Press It Cardstock (my preferred choice for coloring with Copics.)
The image, from Whipper Snapper Designs, was stamped with Memento Ink and then colored with Copic markers. I added a bit of Rock Candy Stickles to the wings. Then I stamped the sentiment (from Close to My Heart).
I think she’s adorable and I love how easy she is to see through the circle opening I created.
Hopefully I used enough orange to pass muster!
Learn to color with Copic markers while creating this beautiful card with me at Scrappy Chic in Livonia.
The class is Wednesday, June 29 at 7 p.m.
Click here for details …. call the store to register.
My cousin is expecting a baby boy. I created this card for her baby shower.
The hippo and balloons outline stickers are from Krazy Kreations. Click here to see how I add glitter to an outline sticker and then color it.
NOTE: I added the nose and mouth pieces to the hippo after it was colored and glittered.
Adding string on balloons can be a bit challenging, so I wanted to show you a couple of ways to do it.
For these balloons, I placed some Designer Dries Clear Adhesive under the balloons and stuck the string into the middle of the puddle of glue. I knew I wanted to use dimensional foam adhesive to adhere the hippo, so I secured the bottoms of the strings with a piece of transparent tape. Super easy!
Then I added a sentiment from Elizabeth Craft Designs and some google eyes … what do you think?
Here’s a page I did back in 2012 …
Last summer my husband sold a gun and used the money to buy a crossbow so he could go turkey hunting. He did it for me — I love the taste of wild turkey, but I hate the thought of picking out little pellets from my food. Matt knew with a crossbow, I could enjoy the flavors I love, peacefully.
The day he went to sight it in, I went with him and he let me shoot it a few times. It was the first time I had ever shot anything, so it was a big deal. More importantly, the day quickly became a special moment between husband and wife as we learned something new together.
Naturally, I was eager to scrapbook it and I began it several months ago using mosaic paper (click here for details …) but I got stuck on the title. I wanted something that reflected the importance of the day, but when my searches came up empty, I set the page aside.
Months later, I was airbrushing some flowers and leaves with Copic Sketch Markers. As I was putting away my supplies, I noticed the beautiful pattern created on the scrap paper I was using. The more I looked at it, the more I thought it would make a great background for my bullseye page.
I cut the scrap into a circle and then used my Cricut Gypsy to make the letters in the title a variety of sizes and then weld them together. Placed on a black background, I think the title really sticks out.
What do you think? Have you ever used scraps or leftovers to make something new?
When someone does something special for you, you want a special way to say thank you … So, when my mom treated me to lunch and gave me some extra money for the Great Lakes Mega Meet, I wanted to thank her in a way she would really enjoy.
I created this card from products I purchased there … watercolor flower paper from Ken Oliver and a stamp that said, “Mom,” from Art Gone Wild. My mom loves to garden and she appreciates the beauty and work that goes into make a topiary. She also love cats and has many statues of them hidden in her gardens. So, when I saw this stamp, I knew it was perfect for her. In fact, the only thing that would have made it better is if it was a real topiary and not a stamped image!
I used Copic markers to color the image … I mixed a few different color families of green to get the shading more realistic. And, although you cannot see it in the photograph, I added Wink of Stella glitter in clear to the pot to give it a subtle metallic coppery feel.
I’m on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today with this card. Check out how I created the stones.
When I saw this stamp set from Close to My Heart, I knew I had to have it. Fortunately, I had a private Copic class coming and the girls asked me to do a card with a snowman, so I could justify buying it!
I used Moxxie papers on the card and used Copic markers to color both the snowmen and the wooden snowflake.
After coloring, I used a ZIG Wink of Stella glitter pen to add a bit of sparkle to the snow. I love these pens because you can color over Copic markers without any problems.
Here’s the inside of the card …
Now it’s your turn … Scrap It Girl’s monthly challenge for January is to use something with a snowflake on it. It can be anything … a scrapbook page, a card, mixed-media art … anything.
Create and post it here before the end of the month and you could win some fantastic prizes! Good luck!!
This nautical pen holder is a great gift for anyone with an office. It is also easy, inexpensive and fun.
Start with a washed can. I think this one held black olives, but a soup can would work as well. Be sure to use a can opener that does not leave sharp edges when it opens the can.
Paint the can with acrylic paint or spray paint and make sure it is completely dry. I let mine dry overnight.
Once dry, add a strip of Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape around the bottom of the can.
Then wrap twine around the base.
Next, apply glitter to the Peel-Offs. You can see how to do this, here.
And color them with Copic markers.
Cut out the stickers and adhere them to the can with dimensional adhesive foam.
Add some to the backside as well.
Cut a piece of Velvet Adhesive Sheet to fit the bottom of the can.
Since these sheets are adhesive backed, they attach easily to the bottom of the can. It gives the can a finished look and keeps it from damaging the tabletop!
There are lots of other gift ideas on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today … check them out.
I’m on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today with a tutorial on how to create this beautiful holiday card. Check it out, here.
This spring, my husband and I took a little vacation to Ludington, a town on Lake Michigan in northern Michigan. It was a working vacation (I was a vendor at a crop there), but we stayed in a hotel and enjoyed the drive and it was a nice break.
I created this page of our trip to see the lighthouse …
We only spent a few minutes at the lake because the wind was strong and cold, but I still managed to take dozens of photos.
I wanted to keep it simple and let the photos shine, so I just did a bit of embellishing on the title block.
I started with the new Pumpkin colored grid paper from Mosaic Moments. I combined two pictures across the top to make a panoramic view.
I used some of the new Lighthouse Peel-Offs from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I put them upside down (sticky side up) on my non-stick craft sheet. Then I placed a sheet of white cardstock on top, flipped the whole thing over and then colored it with Copics.
I used Stampin’ Up cardstock (by accident) which worked surprisingly well with the Copic Markers. I would not use it for blending, but I was able to get smooth color on it.
Once colored, I cut the images out and then adhered them to the title block. I used dimensional foam adhesive under the life-preserver to add a bit of depth.
Finally, I added cork letter stickers from American Crafts.
What do you think?