Friday, July 22, 2016

Cards, Cards, and More Cards

Hi there, I wanted to drop in and share a few more of the cards I created with images colored during The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge!

'Happy Birthday to My Hero!'
This is the super cute card I made for my awesome husband's birthday this week!  It features owls from several different Lawn Fawn sets, one of my favorite things about the Lawn Fawn designs is their ability to mix and match seamlessly!  I found this adorable card on Handmade by Yuki (she is so darn talented that you should definitely grab some more coffee and browse her fantastic blog).  I loved the dimension that she created by placing some of the scene elements behind vellum!  Hubby really like the card which made my whole day!

'Magical Day'
My inner five year old LOVES this unicorn set from Avery Elle.  I was able to create a super shimmery glitter effect by blending out my Zig Clean Color Markers with a clear Wink of Stella pen!  This is true unicorn perfection!  The fantastic circle framing the unicorn is from Mama Elephant, I have been debating about getting this die and I am so, so, so glad I did... it is pure awesomeness in an unassuming metal die!

'Hooray For This Day'
How darn adorable are these raccoons?!  I saw this Rowdy Raccoon stamp set from Mama Elephant and I couldn't resist.  These little rubbish robbers are just too cute; there is even one wearing a cowboy hat and riding a stick horse!  But I digress... the card is made with just one image stamped over and and over again to create this cheering crowd!  Each critter is cut with the coordinating die and then they are progressively popped up on different levels of foam tape to create the dimension similar to spectator stands.  The banner stamp is from Avery Elle and the sentiment is from an Ali Edwards Story Stamp Set.  The yellow stars are from this fantastic Simon Says Stamp set and they were stamped in this yellow ink from Lawn Fawn onto some scraps of yellow paper and then I gave each one a shimmery shine with my clear Wink of Stella pen... oh how I love that pen!  I think this would be a great card to give to someone graduating.

'Jelly Good'
This card was just a quick one to check out the newest My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts.  Sadly the kit is now sold out but you will can purchase this beautiful ombre mermaid ink pad and the super awesome Color Layering Octopus stamp set that were released with it.  I am definitely going to have to try out the vellum layering for dimension, as seen above, with this stamp set.

Happy Friday!  Thanks for visiting and I hope you all have an awesome weekend!  

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Coloring Challenge

Hi there, are you participating in The 30 Day Coloring Challenge over at The Daily Marker?  This is my first time participating but I am LOVING every single minute of it!  Did you know coloring can relieve stress?  Sign me up for anything that relieves stress!  Grab something to color with and check out the details of the challenge over at The Daily Marker!

I thought I would share a few of the cards that I have made with all my freshly colored images...

'Believe in yourself!'
This card features lots of fantastic stamps from Lawn Fawn, including Critters In The Sea, Mermaid For You, and Life is Good.  The sand hills were made with the Stitched Hillside Borders from Lawn Fawn and the white outer frame is from My Favorite Things.  All images were colored with Copic markers.  The background features Distress Inks blended and spritzed with Tattered Angels mist (I find that this process creates a really nice blend with a bit of sparkle).

'More Than Naps'
This sleepy little kitty is from Newton's Nook, if you are looking for adorable cat images this is the company to check out!  The image was colored with Copic markers and after die cutting it I mounted it on an felt background to make it feel even cozier!  The inner white rectangle and striped rectangle mat were both cut with these dies from Lawn Fawn.  The outer frame is from My Favorite Things and the heart tag is an older die from QuicKutz.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you get in some coloring today!