Good Morning.. just want to start by saying that my thoughts and prayers are with all those in Oklahoma recovering from their devastating losses... cannot imagine the pain they are enduring... while I am saddened by their grief, I am also amazed at the strength of spirit in many of the stories I hear and read about... again, my prayers are with them as they find their way back....
Since it is Thursday, it is also my day to post my "inspiration" card for Crafts and Me stamps. I had the pleasure to work with another Hannah Lynn image called "Wynndy." She is a digi image and is available for immediate download at Crafts and Me. Yes, she is also a mermaid, you can see a bit of her tail behind her right shoulder in front of the moon that illuminates her.
I guess with spring here and the array of beautiful flowers around, I am drawn to these brighter colors... "Wynndy" is printed on Make It Colour cardstock (through my laser printer) and colored with copic markers. Parts of the image were slightly sprinkled with some Glamour Dust...no Frantage today (lol)... The design paper is a soft 6x6 paper pad - "Alla Prima"by Prima. It features soft aquas, lovely muted greens and golden yellows. The flowers, pearls, trim and bronze metal corner are from Live and Love Crafts and Wild Orchid Crafts. The sweet metal sentiment embellie is from Making Memories "Eclectic Metal Signs" which I got at Michael's.
For those of you afraid of taking on "hair" like this, I have a hint for you... work with lighter colors...Here I used E50, 51, 53 and a bit of E35. Until you feel real comfortable working with lots of hair, the lighter colors are very forgiving and blend nicely...
That's all for me today...just a reminder before I go that the Crafts and Me "Lots of Layers" challenge is still going on... why not stop by for some inspiration and enter your layered creation! Last, Teresa at Crafts and Me just got in these amazing new digital Vintage images.. you will definitely be seeing them in future projects featured by the design team... they are available HERE now along with other fabulous vintage finds! Have a great day, and THANK YOU for your kind comments- also a big THANK YOU to those of you who have purchased cards from my ETSYstore.xxx
Happy Thursday! Just stopping by to share my inspiration card for today's Crafts and Me blog. As you know, we host challenges every week; digi challenges one week and rubber challenges the next. In addition to the challenges, we also post the newest images on our "inspiration" blog. Today, it is my pleasure to share a new Hannah Lynn rubber stamp image, "Glacier Lily Fairy." I just love Hannah's images... so much fun to color!
This image is colored with copic markers and a bit of colored pencil in her hair. I apologize for the poor lighting as it was evening when I took the pics and one of my photo lamps broke- yikes! I am just beginning play with "coloring in noses" on images that don't have a defined nose and this is a gentle attempt- thank you to Alyce (Kit and Clowder) for helping me with that! Brave eagle I am! :)
The design paper was a "gift" that came with one of my favorite magazines, "Cardmaking and Papercraft". The subscription is a bit expensive and it originates from the UK, but it is by far one of the best mags I own. Every issue comes with a gift of either a paper pad, stamps (or both), chipboard, glitter...you name it! (I am not getting a commission for plugging this mag- it is just that I have subscribed to tons of these mags and have ended all my subscriptions except this one as it never disappoints from cover to cover!) This issue featured a free 6" paper pad by Teresa Collins and it worked for my image! The vintage blue/greens and pale peach colors called my name for this card. Here is a close up:
The white Frantage, lace, pearl crochet trim, pearl on a string and bronze metal corner all come from Live and Love Crafts I don't know where I got the square doilies from as I took them out of the package and stored them without label! The flowers are from Recollections and Wild Orchid Crafts.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Why not stop over to the Inspiration blog and then to the Challenge blog where the digi team is hosting this week's challenge... "use a digi"- it doesn't get easier than that. Have a great day!
I am new to making altered projects but I decided to have a go at the LaLa Land Shadow Boxes. They assemble easily and you can then color, paint or embellish them any way you choose. I painted the box with both Krylon 18K Gold spraypaint and then on the sides of the box, used the new Tim Holtz metallic gold dabber.. great product. I also adhered design paper, my image and embellies and then assembled.
While I think this might be a too "blingy" I did "frantage" the heck out of this image and frame with the White Frantage embossingenamel and the Lilac Encrusted jewels (HERE IS A youtube video on these 5 jar kits) ..The design paper, "Summer Sorbet"and "Fairytale" coordinated sentiment setare both designed by Mindy Baxter for LDRS. I added the flowers, and to really bling it up and make it "genie-looking", I used ribbon trimmed with pink crysals inside the frame to dangle down...Last, my Wild Orchid crafts flowers and gold corners (comes with the shadowbox) finish off this project.
"Genie" is colored with copic markers and a little glamour dust is sprinkled here and there. Thanks so much for stopping by and REMEMBER THAT ANGIE IS GIVING AWAY A STAMP OF YOUR CHOICE FROM THE NEW "FAIRYTALES AND FABLES" SET TO THREE LUCKY WINNERS... FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ENTER, CLICK HERE- WINNER WILL BE SELECTED MAY 10TH!
Have a great day and thank you for your kind comments.
I will be entering this project in the following contests:
Happy Wednesday... hope the weather is as beautiful where you live as it has been here. Spring has really, truly and finally arrived and I am loving it...
Today marks the beginning of another great challenge at Crafts and Me. The ever-so-talented Tracy Payne has selected "LACE" as our challenge theme. Can you ever have too much lace? For this challenge, you can interpret the theme any way you choose- as long as you include some form of "lace", and enter your creations on the Crafts and Me challenge blog HERE!
For my card, I selected a new rubber stamp by Janna Prosvirina called "Memories."
This beauty is stamped on Make It Colourful paper and colored with copic markers (Rv99, 95, 93 & 91) and C's (5, 7 &9) for the trim on her dress and neckline. I also sprinkled some glamour dust in places on her dress and hair. I use a Tombow glue pen (looks like a ball point pen) instead of liquids or larger glue pens as it allows me to control the amount of glitter, and most times I want just a few specks in her hair to make it sparkle. I did have a tough time coloring her as yesterday I pulled a muscle in the back of my neck and looking down for long periods of time is so uncomfortable...
The design papers are from Pion- just gorgeous. Sorry the pic makes them look more "pink" but they are truly a deep purple. The gorgeous lace, pearls and shabby seam binding are from Live and Love Crafts. The flowers and metal corner are from Recollections and Wild Orchid Crafts. I "frantaged" (oh my, a new verb!) the metal corner with a mix of Lilac Encrusted Jewels and White Frantage Embossing Enamel. The sentiment is from a great package of Colorbok Kraft stickers- they feature alphabets and sentiments.. I cut the sentiment apart and distressed with Brushed Courduroy ink and adhered in sections...don't know where I got them and can't find them online- yikes!
Next, I hope you hop over to the Crafts and Me challenge blog to see what the design team has created to inspire you to play along in our "Lace" challenge! P.S. Rose posted a quick 8 step tutorial on merging C&M background digis with C&M Art Stamps on the Crafts and Me Inpiration blog HERE.
Thank you for your well-wishes, kind comments and for just saying hello! xxx
I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Three winners will be selected on May 10th to receive their fav "Fairytales & Fables" rubber stamp!
Now, on to the hop! For my creation, I selected "Elphie". She reminds me of a little Cinderella before her fairy godmother transforms her into a princess! Maybe this is the moment her fairy godmother appears...
Elphie is colored with copic markers. All of the design paper on this card, including the frame, was made with Mindy's "Summer Sorbet" design paper! I sprinkled a bit of Frantage and Glitter around her to help create the magic special effects I recall when I watched Cinderella on television as a child. This was the first time I used the Frantage, and as you can see, it was a light touch, and not the heavier application I also love to do on other projects, but with this image, a light touch works, I think! Usually you will never hear "light touch" and my name in the same sentence LOL!
I made the frame from the new Martha Stewart Frame and Flourishes Mold and Claypack. After I took the pic above, I decided to add some seed beads to the frame, and along with applying Tattered Rose distress ink, I sprinkled pink seed beads in the corners which you can see in the pic below. (I did it after I sent the card to Angie, so I could not take another pic!)
The frame around Elphie is "Fancy Rectangle" from Sizzix, and once again, I used it as it frames the larger images other frame dies can't do. The flowers and lace are from Live and Love Crafts and the roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Last, the shaped card was made with Go Kreate XXL dies. Ribbon, cheesecloth and pearls are from my stash.
If you got here from Angie Wood's blog, you are in the right place. Next on your hop is Becky Hetherington! Below is the blog hop list in case you get dizzy from all the fun images and creations you see! I know I did! Have a great day, and thank you for stopping by! xxx
Oh... the excitement is building! A new rubber stamp release is only a few days away! On May 7th, Little Darlings Rubber Stamps is releasing a brand NEW Saturated Canary collection titled...
"FairyTales and Fables"
There are 10 whimsical Saturated Canary images by Krista Smith, plus a coordinating fun and inspirational set of sentiments and design paper to match created by Mindy Baxter.
You will get to see these new stamps in a few days when Little Darlings Rubber Stampslaunches a blog hop on May 7th featuring them after which you can find them at Little Darlings or your favorite retail store!
Little Darlings/Saturated Canary Design Team Inspiration
Live & Love Crafts Challenge Blog
Crafts and Me Stamps
The Best Online Classes for Copics
August 2012 Issue
While I hope something I create acts as inspiration for you, please do not directly copy my work for submissions to competitions or design team entries. Thank you for following my blog and inspiring me each day! xxx Ann Marie