Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Fa La La La La

I recently won a set of Simon Hurley Creates inks on Instagram.  How fun is that!!!  I found them at my door when I arrived home from our 1800 mile Thanksgiving journey to Virginia!


I had previously purchased a stamp set also from Simon Hurley creates- so fun and festive, so set out to create.  The backdrop is a MFT stencil, and I used both of the blue inks. 
Next, I stamped the inks on a glass mat and watercolored the tree and the boy.  The gifts are paper pieced. The musical notes are also in the set.  A little wink of Stella for shimmer and a touch of color to the lights- what a fun stamp set!

I took the time to swatch out the inks on Gina K 110# card, Recollections 110# and Georgia Pacific card in the blues.  I used ink blending tools and tried to go darker to lighter.  I watercolor with inks often (and epsecially when on the road), so swiped inks on using a waterbrush at the bottom of my swatch card. 


Whew- Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is approaching quickly!!!  

Challenges TBA

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Shelly

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Vodka clean : )

 Today is Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Digital images.


I always smile when I see Stella images, don’t you??? Lol

I colored the image using Copic markers. The rest of the supplies were sitting on my work desk just waiting to be used!!!

Stop by the store & grab this fun image and why not join in our Saturday challenge or Sunday Stella Says Sketch challenge!!!

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Shelly

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here is a fun Thanksgiving card for you!  I hgope you all have a wonderful day together with Family if you celebrate!!!


 We are spending Thanksgiving with our daughters this year in Virginia.  We will visit the Werowocomico National Park in Gloucester, Va. today and it is the home to chief Powtan and Pocahontas.  How perfect for our festivities to follow this visit!

 I made up this card using three seperate images from Bigaboo Digital Stamps. Bobblehead Thanksgiving Pilgrim BoyBobblehead Thanksgiving Indian GirlBobblehead Thanksgiving Pilgrim Girl

 I colored the images using Copic markers, and they were trimmed using the Scan n Cut.  The sentiment is Lockhart stamps.

Challenges TBA

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Shelly

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Give Thanks

Its a wonderful time of year where we can focus on counting our blessings!!! 


 We are spending Thanksgiving with out daughters in Virginia.  (Our son has to work).  I loved this digi from Bugaboo about giving Thanks- more than just pie and Turkey to me- for family and simple things : )

I used the Give Thanks Block from Bugaboo Digital images. I colored with Copic markers.

I pray you have a wonderful and blessed time this Thanksgiving weekend!

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Shelly

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Joyous Holiday

One more Christmas card for my pile : ) 


  This sweet image is by Great Impressions, the sentiment is Sunny Studios.  The DP is a digi by Graciellie Designs.  The die is Gina Marie.

Challenges: TBA

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Shelly

Monday, November 25, 2019

Tone on Tone Stenciling

The TLC (Technique Lovers Challenge) at SCS today is use your stencils to achieve a tone on tone background.  I had to create!


 I made up another Christmas card.  I do not make many cards like each other....... 
 The cardstock is Gina K Red Hot, and the ink is Barn Door Distress ink.  The stencil is Tim Holtz.
The image was colored using Copic markers and I cut it out using the Scan n Cut.  I added Nuvo drops in the centers of the flowers and white paint pen for some accents to the background.  The sentiment is also Graciellie Designs, but from a different set.

Challenges: TBA

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Shelly

CAS Christmas Tag

A fun quick CAS tag:

  I made a quick tag using the Christmas Crazy kit Tracie sent me!  The images are by Two Paper Divas (now closed).  The images are colored with COpics.  The Snowman is overcolored with Stardust Gelly Roll pen. I used MFT diecuts for the tag, the circle at the top of the tag and the strip across the bottom. The sentiment is also from the kit. 
  The snowflakes are stamped in Versamark onto the tag and embossed using Stardust EP. (By Embossing Arts). I added gems to the tree. I colored using Copics. The ribbon is from my stash.

Challenges- TBA

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Shelly

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Happy 2020!!!

I just found this cute stamp at a very reeasonable price on a FB destash page. 


 I love House Mouse stamps : )  This one needed very little coloring, just some shading and there is shimmer on the black ribbon banner. 
 
The TH embossing folder has silver metallic ink applied to it, then I ran a piece of black card through the Big Shot.  The resulting embossing has embedded silver in it. The 2020 is die cut with a die from DieVersions.

I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

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Shelly

Friday, November 22, 2019

What I love about mornings......

I am so NOT a morning person!  But, when I get up, I have a cup of hot tea- Irish breakfast tea OR English breakfast tea.


  I used a couple of MFT sets to create this card.  I am a tea drinker, and I so miss my pup!  He used to be so loving and always excited to greet me in the AM.  Now, on occasion, we have our Grandpup here, not too often though. I will get my tea and then play fetch with a tennis ball.  I am working on teaching him drop- but he would rather wrestle with me for the ball.
  I stamped the cup repeatedly on the background in brown ink.  The images were colored with Copic markers. The cardstock is very textured and coarse, and I tried to emboss on it, but it was messy, so I used Chocolate Chip cardstock and used white EP on it.

Challenges:
Brown Sugar- AG

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Shelly

Merry Christmas

Kraft cards are the challenge for Ways to Use it at Splitocast.


 I used stamps I won in the DTGD challenge at SCS.  I Gold embossed the sentiment using a set of Christmas sentiments. The holly images are white embossed and then colored using Zig waterbrush pens. I added watermark images and lightly colored them in using colored pencils. Sequnis and twine finish the card.
  I used Kraft cardstock from Joanne that is a little more textured and you can see that on the top of the card.  The cardstock does take color well though.  I added Versamark to the edges of the cardstock and gold embossed it to finish the card.

Challenges:
Cards 4 Galz-Ready for Christmas
Crafting with an Attitude- AG
Double D Challenges- What is your Christmas Style


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Shelly