Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Flowers and Bees

The image and die cuts were colored with Copic markers: petals - RV69,YR18,16,15,14,12, centers Y17,19,18, E15,13,11, leaves - G99,94,85,82, bees C10,9,6, Y17,19,18, B000,0000

The background was created with one of the new SweetStamps stencils named Roof Tiles and Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen.  No masking but I was extra careful to avoid the image using a makeup wedge as a sponge.

Images: SweetStamps -Autumn Blooms

Paper: Bazzill - orange, Beckett Expressions - image panel and bees, Recollections - cream, unknown burgundy

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen

Tools: Spellbinder frame die, Memory Box bee die, Scor-Pal - line embossing, SweetStamps stencil -  Roof Tiles

Accessories: Eyelet Outlet - pearls, Paper Glaze to attach pearls, Aleene's tacky glue to attach bees, foam tape

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gathering Pollen

 The image was colored with Chameleon Pens: blossom - BK4, OR4, stems and leaves - OL3, bee - YL2, YO3, BL3, and Yellow and Star Dust Stickles.

Image: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - Gathering Pollen E2885

Paper: Beckett Expressions Radiance - for image,  Die Cuts with a View - designer paper, Bazzill - blue,  unknown leather texture white

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black

Tools: Spellbinder oval dies, Scor-Pal for embossed lines, Perfect Layers from Perfect Paper Crafting to measure the exact 3/4" space over the designer paper

Stencil Patterns and Butterflies

This is a great layout to show off some of the new stencils from SweetStamps.  The top design is 3x6" Tangrams, center - 3x6" Checker Flowers, bottom - Backsplash.  Ranger Distress Ink was used to sponge the colors.  Over the stop of the stenciling molding paste was applied using the stencil 6x6" Encircled Diamonds and once the paste was dry the stencil was replaced and distress ink was applied for color then sticky powder and Micro Fine Glitter was applied.

Aged White enamel was sprinkled on the edges and popped into the toaster oven to melt.  I found a very small one at Salvation Army and it's much easier to use than a heat gun - no fly away powder!

Glitter paper was created using heat and stick and Micro Fine Glitter, one set of butterflies were cut from the glitter paper and a second set from the purple.  Also four backs (this is a two pieces butterfly set) were cut so the glitter paper pieces could be inlaid into the purple outline and just the opposite was also created and I'll have a second set on hand for another project.   

Other supplies:
Paper: Coodinations - purple, all other papers unknown
Ink: VersaMark for embossing, Ranger Distress Ink - tumbled glass, squeezed lemonade, spun sugar, shaded lilac
Tools: Perfect Layers used for spacing the panels, butterflies -  Flutterby #2
Accessories: unknown gems, Paper Glaze for adhesive, Aleene's tacky glue for butterfly assembly and attaching to the card

Monday, June 15, 2015

At the Beach

Perfect Paper Crafting has teamed up with Chameleon Pens and Art Impressions for a cross promotion hop and this is one of my cards using the AI - Beach TF set.  This image set is designed for a tri-fold card but as you can see it works fine for the traditional layout as well.
The blog hop starts HERE.

The background/sky was created by spritzing the non absorbent worksheet with water and adding Color Burst, then soaking it up with watercolor paper.  I continue to pick up the stain until I like the results and if you get a too dark spot place a drop of water on the spot to lighten it.

All the images were colored with Chameleon Pens: house siding - BG4, shutters and door - RD4, cedar shingles - NU3, BR5, railing, lattice, roof pipe, fence - CG8, roof - YO3, RD4, shrub - YG3, GR3, palm tree - OL3, BR5, rentals sign - BG4, beach sign - OR4 with a touch of the nib to BR2, hiking fishing - BL6, BL3, shop sign - YL2, YO3, ball - BV4, RD4, YL2, chair YO3, YL2, BR2, umbrella - BV4, RD4, CG8, flip flops - VO4

The beach scene was cut out a attached to the watercolor sky background and the chair etc was cut out also.

To cut the out of the box images (bottom 2 signs and fence) I used the Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Square
The Perfect Layers Mini rulers were used for the 1/16" and 3/16" borders.
The Perfect Cutting Mat and an Xacto craft knife were used for cutting and I sharpen the Xacto blade with a ordinary kitchen sharpener when it starts to get dull, this really prolongs the life of the blade.

Other supplies:
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Paper: unknown white leather texture, Bazzill - turquoise, Canson watercolor paper, Beckett Expressions Radiance for images
Accessories: foam pop up circles, Aleene's tacky glue and tape for assembly

Don't forget the blog hop starts HERE, where you'll also see the full card of this sneak peek:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


I used the Langrams stencil with Ranger distress ink both from SweetStamps for the background on this card and the stencil will be available in the store soon.

The image was colored with Chameleon Pens: flower - VO4, YL2, stems and leaves - OL3, background - BL3, PK3, BG4

Images: SweetStamps - Tiny Happy Day 9078Elizabeth's Wildflower

Paper: Beckett Expressions Radiance for image, others unknown

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers

Tools: Perfect paper Crafting - Perfect cutting Mat, Perfect Layers Mini, Xacto cutting knife, Spellbinder border die, eBosser for cutting the die

Accessories: foam tape, decorative tapes: chevron - Recollections, stripe - Stampin Up, pattern - Amy Tangerine, enamel dots - Eyelet Outlet and Brads

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Sneak Peek...

...of my card which is published on the Perfect Paper Crafting blog today showing use of the tools and the Printworks image Spring Bouquet colored with Chameleon Pens.
click the image to go there.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Birthday Cupcake

The cute Cupcake is from PrintWorks, it's colored with Chameleon Pens.

The cupcake panel was spattered with alcohol ink using the Perfect Airbrush and as I was worked on another panel this one was sitting off to the side so it only received a mild spattering.  It was also sprinkled with enamel powder and heat embossed from under the panel to avoid it blowing off.

The designer panel was created using the Happy Birthday Script stamped first in the center bottom line then offset using two more colors.  This panel along with the pink and purple were torn with the Perfect Tears and the Perfect Cutting Mat was used as a guide for placing the panel and ruler to achieve even border.

The inside was stamped with PrintWorks - Today is a Cupcake and the script again.  It also has a very light pink sponging of dots using a stencil (listed below).

Before I got the card finished I got a visit from my five year old granddaughter so before we could play at the craft table I had to cover my card pieces and the Perfect Portfolio made it easy...

 I placed all the card pieces inside...

closed it and tucked it away under my side table so if that paint spray gets out of hand as it did when the white wall got decorated with paint spots the card will be safe! 

More card supplies:
Paper: Beckett Expressions - white for image, DMD, Inc. white mini groove, AC Cardstock - textured purple, unknown pink, smooth white
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Grape Jelly, Lulu Lavender, Angel Pink
Chameleon Pens: VO4, PK3
Accessories: Glitter Ritz, Paper Glaze for adhesive, baker's twine, Globecraft and Piccolo - Aged Pink enamel, foam tape
Tools: Spellbinder - oval dies, eBosser for cutting, stencil - Simon Says - Falling Snow

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Deer and Pine

Here's a simple masculine card that only requires stamping for the image panel.

The background image was inked with Memento - Desert Sand ink then colored on the solid frame portion with the Espresso Truffle marker and stamped.

Memento markers and ink were used to color the rubber images, deer - Peanut Brittle with a Tuxedo Black ink pad over the top, tree branches - ink all over with Pistachio then color in sections with Bamboo Leaves and Northern Pine, trunk - Peanut Brittle and Espresso Truffle, grass - Cottage Ivy with Tuxedo Black pad over the top. 

The caramel layers was stamped with Webbed and Spattered Bcakground image using the Desert Sand ink, tool distressed with a Tonic paper perforation tool and direct to paper inked on the edges after distressing.

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - Sentiments 1 UMS7018, Webbed and Spattered Background J2209Fawn A3823Left Facing Buck D3820Woven Frame H2500,  Tall Evergreen D2939Grassy Border D3401

Accessories: nailheads, Paper Glaze for attaching

Day Lily

The lower panel was sponged using a SweetStamps Banister stencil available soon in the online store.

Copic markers were used to color the image: G29,28,24,21, R17,14,12,11, Y38,35,32, B00, 0000

The sentiment panel was inked on the edges with Memento - Morocco marker to create a double layer effect.

Images: SweetStamps - Tiny Happy Day 9078Day Lily 3030

Paper: AC Cardstock - Textured white, Beckett Expressions Radiance for image and sentiment panel, Forever in Time designer paper

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Abandoned Coral

Tools: Joy Craft border die, sentiment die, Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini, Perfect Cutting Mat, Xacto craft knife

Accessories: pearls, Paper Glaze for attaching pearls, foam tape

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Girl and Her Dog

My one scrapbook page for the year of a little girl and her dog.  I created this page to sit alongside a previous page using the same papers and decided the SweetStamps flowers would look nicer than stickers and I like how it turned out.

Chameleon Pens were used for coloring: flower petals - fused OR4 with non fused YL2 over the top, centers -BR5, leaves and stems - OL3, clouds - BL3

Images: SweetStamps: Summer Daisy 3029 , Daisy from Side 3032 , Daisy Duo 3026

Paper: Basic Grey - distress look (base), Simple Stories designer papers, stickers and chipboard pieces, Beckett Expressions Radiance for flowers

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black

Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini, Perfect Cutting Mat, Perfect Ruler, Perfect Square, Xacto craft knife, Impression Obsession - grass die, Memory Box - cloud die