Monday, February 29, 2016

Farm Fresh Challenge, Animals Rule

Hiya crafters!! Holy cow, I can't believe it's already March! Today begins an all new Farm Fresh Challenge on The Greeting Farm blog.  This month's theme is Animals Rule.  

For today's card I've combined two of our clear stamp sets from the January release.  The pony is from the Magical Friends set and the chick and bunny are from the Eggstra Special stamp set.  I used the coordinating dies for each.  They're painted with Distress inks.
pony: Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Worn Lipstick, Black Soot
bunny: Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Worn Lipstick
chick: Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin

The background is also done with distress inks.  I applied the ink with the round blender tool onto watercolor paper and then flicked it with water to lift some of the ink.  I used Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass for the sky and Mowed Lawn for the ground.

I hope you come join in with this months challenge!
  Here are a few simple guidelines to play along with us:
– You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image. Images must be hand-colored.
– Entries must be uploaded via InLinkz (below) no later than JANUARY 31st at 12:00PM (noon) CST. Maximum 2 entries per person.
(If the InLinkz tool is missing, feel free to link your submission URL in the comment section.)
– The fabulous prize: A $50 Gift Certificate to The Greeting Farm Store!!
Be sure to enter new creations only…No Backlinking please.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Other Supplies: Simple Stories Snap Basics 6x6 paper pad, Lawn Fawn Wood Veneer Hearts, Lawn Fawn Silver Sparkle Cord, Basic Cutting Edge Borders I, Canson XL watercolor paper, Fabriano 140 lb. HP paper

Sunday, February 28, 2016

I Love You To The Moon, LDRS Creative

Hi crafters! I have something a little different to share with you today.  I love this sentiment from the new set called You and felt it deserved the spotlight.

 I used Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink for the background.  The stars are done with a stencil and embossing paste.  I used the new Basic Background Builders to add some interest as well.  It's a little hard to see in the photos but the pierced dots and embossed lines were the perfect touch.

I added a thin line of yellow Stickles to the moon and then a little frantage.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed your visit and feel inspired to get creative.

Other Supplies: Canson XL watercolor paper, C.C. Designs Stars Stencil, I Am Roses flowers, Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Frayed Burlap and Chipped Sapphire, Ranger Emboss/ Texture Paste, Yellow Stickles Glitter Glue, Stampendous Shabby White Frantage, Scor Tape, 3M Foam Tape

Monday, February 22, 2016

One of My Favorite Peeps, C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps

Hiya crafters!! I've made another card using the Easter Funnies stamp set released this month at C.C. Designs.  I've used the cute little chicks for this one.  To see my card using the bunny from this set you can click HERE.

I stamped them in Memento Desert Sands ink and colored them with Copics.  If I were to do it again, I don't think I would cut out the no-line image.  It had more pop before but they were still too stinkin cute not to use.  Here are the combos I used: 
chicks: E22 YR23 Y21 YR09 YR68 YR65 YR61
Purple: V17 V15 V12 V01 V000
Pink: RV19 RV29 RV25 RV23 RV21
blue: BG09 BG57 BG53 BG01 BG000

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Other Supplies: Echo Park Sunny Days 6x6 paper pad, Memento Desert Sands Ink, RRR May Arts Ivory Burlap String, Copic Xpress paper, By Diezyne Stitched Banners (discontinued), Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink , Scor Tape, Lawn Fawn Wood Veneer Hearts

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Cheeky Love, The Greeting Farm

Hiya crafters!! Did you know The Greeting Farm recently released a new Cheeky? I was so excited to get my hands on her! She's called Cheeky Love and is available as a digi.  You can find her in the shop HERE.

Isn't she darling?! I love the cheeky girls!
I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils.  Here are the combos I used: 
skin: dark brown, terra cotta, burnt ochre, sienna brown, clay rose, peach, light peach, eggshell, white, blush pink
hair: dark umber, sepia, tuscan red, chocolate, sandbar brown, ginger root, eggshell
flower: dark green, crimson red, scarlet lake, pink, deco pink, white
dress: marine green, prussian green, kelly green, celadon green, grey green light/ light umber, artichoke, ginger root, white

 There are several other new digis available at TGF too, check out the New section in the shop HERE.  We also have a new TGF Fan Page on Facebook.  We would love for you to share your beautiful creations with us!

I'm so glad you dropped by for a visit today. I hope you feel inspired to get a little crafty.

Other Supplies: Basic Grey True Love 6x6 paper pad, I Am Roses flowers, Cottage Cutz Antique Doily die, Papertrey Ink buttons in Scarlet Jewel and Sweet Blush, RRR May Arts Burlap String Pink, Recollections Half Pearls, Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, C.C. Designs Cutter Circle Die, C.C. Designs Cutter Scalloped Circle Die, Canson Mi-Tientes Drawing Paper, Scor Tape, 3M Foam Tape

Pollycraft Fairy Princess Bunny, C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps

Hey crafty peeps!! Today's card features another of the newest stamps from C.C. Designs.  This is the new Pollycraft Fairy Princess Bunny.

I love that this stamp can be used for so much more than easter cards.  I colored her with Copics and just a little help from my pencils.  I'll tell ya, nothing brings more frustration to my little crafty world than sticky markers!
Here are the combos I used: 
skin: E04 E11  E00 E000 R20 R11
hair: E29 E25 E23 E21
bunny: C5 C3 C1 C00
purple: V25 V23 BV11 BV000
pink: R85 R83 R81 RV11
crowns: E35 E33 YR23 Y21
wings: B00 C1 B0000
shading: W3 W1 Blender

I've used clear Wink of Stella on her wings but I just couldn't get it to catch in the photos.
The decorative stamping around my image and sentiment are from the Smoochie Sentiments released last month.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today !!  I hope you feel inspired to get a little crafty!

other supplies: Simples Stories Enchanted 6x6 paper pad; I Am Roses flowers; Tim Holtz Distress inks in Shaded Lilac, Broken China, and Frayed Burlap; Ranger Archival Jet Black ink; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copic Xpress Blending Card, 3M Foam Tape

Friday, February 12, 2016

Sweatshirt Saturday, LDRS Creative

Hiya crafters! 
Did you know all the new goodies are now available for pre-order at LDRS Creative?? Yes, I know, FINALLY!  CHA is just a big teaser for all of us regular folk.  
My card today features a new Saturated Canary stamp called Sweatshirt Saturday.

She is colored using my Prismacolor pencils.  Here are the combos I used: 
skin: dark brown, terra cotta, burnt ochre, sienna brown, clay rose, peach, light peach, eggshell, white, pink, blush pink
eyes: olive green,  sap green light, grey green light, warm grey 70%, 30%, 10%
hair: dark brown, chocolate, sienna brown, burnt ochre, goldenrod, sand, peach beige
pink: tuscan red, crimson lake, pink, blush pink, deco pink, white

The sentiment and the decorative stamping are from the Just Because sentiment set.  I love all four of the new sentiment sets.  They are so versatile and in fabulous fonts.  You can see all of the new stamps by clicking HERE.
I cut around my image stamp using the new Basic Pierced Ovals and then matted with two dies from the Gilded Oval Die Set.  The sentiment is framed using the Gilded Oval Labels.  Take a peek at all of the new dies HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Other supplies: MME Honey 6x6 paper pad,  Papertrey Ink ribbon, I Am Roses flowers, Bazzil card stock, Recollections brads, Recollections Frosted Enamel Dots, Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap DI, Scor Tape, Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black, Canson Mi-Teintes paper