Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Fun with Watercolors

  Day 8 and Day 16 of the Spring Card Camp 2 focus on techniques using watercolors.  So, today out came the palate and brushes, and away I went!!!


 I looked in at the SCS color challenge for today, and picked blues as my theme, I did not find a way to add in the red (Lipstick) color. The watercolors I used are by Daniel Smith and I used an Inktense watercolor pencil for a portion as well. The images are by Gina K Designs. (Yeah- forst time using this set too!).  I used Arches watercolor paper. This technique was from Day 8.

Challenge:
A Place to Start- create BG using no DP

 Next, I worked on more backgrounds using the technique from Day 16. I completed 2 cards using this technique. Again using Daniel Smith watercolors, and Tombow markers too. 


  
 

 This stamp is Unity and the sentiment Hero Arts. 

Challenges: TBA

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Shelly


Monday, May 25, 2020

Window Weaving

For day 20 of the Spring Card Class 2, we learned how to use up scraps in 2 different ways and do some weaving too. 


For this card, I used Memory Box stitched circle die, scraps and a Lawn Fawn Hello die cut 3 times. The cardstock is White and So saffron (SU).



 I used a blue shimmery cardstock for this card, I cut a rectangle opening in it and weaved vellum strips.  I have colored vellum, and on the yellow, used a Y13 Copic marker. This little 
House Mouse is so sweet, isn't he?  I colored using Copic markers. The sentiment is Gina K designs.  I added a few sequins. 
We mssed my Grandson's first birthday with this pandemic....and the shut downs.  My DIL
 is keeping me happy with IG videos and pictures daily, but not like being there for sure. 

Challenges: TBA

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Shelly

Monoprinting

 On Day 19 (Sunday) of the Spring Card Class 2, we learned a technique for monoprinting. 


I added a bit of color to the background, the images I stamped onto the cardstock are still visible. I used Unity stamps for this card. 



 This technique produces 2 usable pieces of cardstock, but I decided to use one over the other. I really like lilacs.  This stamp set is the first Unity set I ever owned...purchased at Archivers way back in the day : )  The sentiment is also by Unity. 

Challenges: TBA

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Shelly

Colorful Abstract backgrounds

 Day 18 of the Spring card class 2 (which was Saturday), we learned an inking technique for making abstract backgrounds.


 This card design was a CASE of a card I saw on Splitcoaststampers by Karen (Art Dex=co Diva). Her card is much more colorful though.....  This was a quick and easy way to make a background, and fast too. 
  The images are all Hero Arts.  The die is by Gina Marie Designs. 

 The colors are off a tad- my computer had a keyboard issue and I am going to be using a Temp (older one) for a few weeks......  


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 Shelly

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Bugaboo- Color /Inspiration challenge

This week over at Catch the Bug, we are using this photo as an inspiration to create. 



  Here is my card inspired by this photo:


  I took the yellow and the color of the butterfly from the photo.  The background was created using Distress Oxide inks, and the panel was embossed using a 3D EF by Sissix. The image was colored using Copic markers. There is a touch of Sakura Stardust Gelly roll pen added for sparkle. 
 The image is called Beautiful Blocks, In Color


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 Shelly

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Beach scene

 I f I had to pick one place on earth to spend day in and day out- it would be at a beach, with the sun shining down on my face.  Not too humid or hot wither, just a faint breeze.....  and a nice cool drink close by : )  This House Mouse image is perfect- on the beach, under a drink umbrella and a cool block of ice at your feet!  LOL


I love House Mouse images : )  I stamped this image with the SCS Ways to Use it challenge of one layer in mind, so no 2nd layer possible at all.....  I made a mask and used Distress inks to add color to the background. After the Distress inks were added, I used Copics to color in the image. A perfect day  I am going to send this to Lori- she is the recipient of the Teapot Tuesday challenge requests today, and her theme is at the beach.  

Challenges: 
Double D Challenges- Begins with an M(ouse)


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Shelly

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Bugaboo- Humor Me Wednesday

At Bugaboo, we post on Wednesdays with images that reflect a daily celebration.  My card reflects 5/18 as a "Buy a Musical Instrument" Day. 



 This image is called "Ewe Rock" and is by Bugaboo. The panel was colored using Distress Oxide inks, then run through a Sissix EF and I rubbed Distress ink Peeled Paint over the top of it.  The image is colored using Copics and I used Sakura Stardust Jelly Roll pen for added sparkle. 
 The Memory Box rectangle stitched die was used to cut out the image, and I lined it up and cut off one side of the panel by moving the die over for a 2nd run through- so the panel is smaller than the die itself. Finally, I used a corner rounder to trim the corners. 

Challenges:

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Shelly

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Alpha H+House Mouse and Holiday

 I have joined in a group on SCS called the Alpha Crew.  The do an alphabet challenge each week- and this week is H.

  
  I used Copics to color this image. It is a House Mouse image and a Holiday image at that!  One more Christmas card done!  
  For the layout, I cut some pieces of coordinating DP 1 1/4" and the Ruby Red Cardstock by SU 1 1/2". My goal was to try to use pastel colors, but that changed...….  
  The sentiment is by SU
 
Challenges: TBA

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Shelly

Grad Hats 2020- picture tutorial

My daughter is a teacher, and wanted to make a gift for her seniors.  She saw a project on Pinterest, and showed me a picture, and I made a pattern for her (us) to put together. 

How fun, right???  My daughter filled the jars with affirmations and will add a letter- plus candy : )


 She had constriction paper to use, and school colors blue and white.  I cut a strip 12" by 2 3/4"  I scored each sheet at 3/8"

 This piece is going to go around the jar, so measure your jar and add a 1/4"-3/8" Folded area.  We cut little triangles in that extra border since the piece will go around in a circle to meet the cap (top). 
 
 This is what this piece looks like when fit around the jar. I slipped it off the jar and marked where the adhesive should go.  I added a strip of 1/4" double sided tape to the end of the strip and adhered it. 

 I am using daughters construction paper, so punched our 3 circles using a 1" circle punch.  For the cap, the square will depend on the size of your jar-= these are 4" x 4".

 The circles are glued together, then a small hole punched in the center. A brad is inserted into the hole.  On the Lt, you are looking at the circles from the top.
Next, you will look the tassle cording around the brad and open it up and flatten the brad over the cord.  Then, I applied a 3/8" adhesive circle dot over the center of the brad. 

 Next, the circle brad is applied to the center of the Grad cap top.  For this later, it was too flimsy using the construction paper, so I did glue a layer to it of 4" x 4" SU blue cardstock on the bottom. 




My daughter bought the tassles on Amazon about a month ago.  She added candy and affirmations, and each will have a personal letter she writes.  

I hope you enjoyed this project.  We had three of us putting these together- I had everything pre-cut and punched already, and it took us about 2 hours not including adding the candy and affirmations. 

I will add 2020 or something to the top of the hats before she delivers all of them. 

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Shelly

Monday, May 18, 2020

Jan's Digital Shop midmonth post

 I saw a fun tutorial for a Triple Cube Pop-up, linked by Lacyquilter (Melodie) on SCS. I am using a digital stamp set from Jan's Digital Stamp Shop for this card called Alone Together.



This type of card folds flat for mailing in a 5.5" x 5.5" envelope. 



 I used a piece of cardstock that was 8.5" x 11" instead of 11.5", so had to adjust my score marks a touch vs what the online directions gave me.  I scored at 5 3/8", then half of that 2 11/16- just a smidge over 2 /\5/8, then at 8 1/16" and 10 7/8".  
 (I scored 1/4: from one end, then found the center (not including the 1/4" section) and scored there, then the centers of the other 1/2 point marks).

 If you create using Jan's images, come join us in the Anything goes challenge!!! Also, come find her groups on Facebook and Instagram!



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Shelly