Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Cute But Dangerous

That sums up this stamp set! Welcome back to my blog! I picked up these adorable images from Fleurette's store, Inkon3. Check them out:

Totally adorable, am I right? As much as I love these for card making, I really adored the idea of giving them their own world! I started with an acrylic paint background (titanium buff), then layered over several shades of blues (Dina Wakley's colors) through various stencils.

I followed the same pattern with the lower green areas. I stamped random text over the sky and grass using Archival Inks.

I stamped all the pieces and colored them. You'll note the Ellen Hutson flowers. They are from Rustic Botanicals by Julie Ebersole. So stinking cute!! Her set was provided to Understand Blue Unwind attendees. If you haven't gone to a UBlue event, you really should.

Although these adorable dragons come with dies, I wanted clean dark edges, so I cut them out by hand. I find that activity very zen. I also cut out rocks using Tim Holtz's cobblestone die and created little spaces for the flowers and mushrooms.

And how cute is that little fire! There are two little faces that you can choose for it. I love this one, and debated putting googly eyes on it, but I decided to just leave them be. All of the dragons are shimmery with Wink of Stella. I mean, they're magic so why not!

To tie the whole page together, I painted a crisp black border, highlighted with white Gelly Roll pen lines and gold embossing paste through a Dylusions stencil.

Here's the whole page. I really love how it turned out - I added text bubbles and pencil shading to add interest and dimension. I'm so glad you stopped by today and I hope this page brought you a smile. I hope you're inspired to get this set and start creating today!

Ta for now,

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Faux Metal Effects

Hello again! Today I have a quick video for you, and an easy way to achieve faux metal effects for use on your cards and journals. You may have noticed the interesting panel behind the focal point of my finger-painting card shared HERE.

Don't you love that look? It's really easy to do. Here's a 3 minute video to show you how I did this.

I love the way metal is woven through most of the elements on this card. Please see THIS POST for more details on the creation of the card. The supplies used are listed below.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog - I really love reading your comments!

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Basic black cardstock
Versamark Ink
Pan Pastel Metallics
Sofft Sponges
Matte Mod Podge Spray Sealer
Stampin' Up! 3D Dynamic Embossing Folder Hexagons
Stampin' Up! White embossing paste
Stampin' Up! Copper thread
Stampin' Up! Copper embossing powder
Copper foil paper - retired
Stampin' Up! Pattern Party Decorative Masks
Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature Stamp Set and Dies
Palette Knives
Linen Thread
Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper
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