Tuesday, March 19, 2019

You've Got This

It's time for another new release at Bugaboo Stamps and what an adorable little image.


I picked my papers out before I started coloring the image.  I wanted to use a patterned print for the background layer.  So from my dotted paper, I picked a peachy orange and aqua blue color combo.  

After I colored the image I realized I needed something in the background.  So I used my cloud stencil and added a few clouds i the sky. I also added a little grass detail under the dirt mound.

I colored the image with my Prismacolor pencils.  I have been working on my shading techniques following the Kit and Clowder Coloring Classes.  It gets a little difficult on these small images, but I have been learning a lot.  Now I just need lots of practice. 

The sentiment I chose is from Lawn Fawn Stamps,  Slow Down & Enjoy.  It was perfect for giving a little encouragement to someone.


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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Fluttering Friends

Today's card was created with two challenges for inspiration. Both challenges are from My Favorithe Things, the MFT Color Challenge and Sketch Challenge.

I used Bristol Smooth Card stock and created a strip of blended ink on my white layer using Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch.  I added splatters of Blueprint Sketch and Twisted Citron with my Distress Inks.

My sentiment is Simon Says Thoughtful Messages, which I heat embossed with Simon Says Steel Navy Ultra Fine embossing powder.  I colored my images with my Prismacolor pencils in green and added a little blue details.  Then I attached my images with foam tape.

I added a few clear sequins for a little more interest.

MFT Sketch Challenge #428
MFT Color Challenge #113
Simon Says Feminine/Girly

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Hang in There

It's time for a new challenge at Catch the Bug and this week it is Create a Scene with Dies and/or stamps.

I am featuring Swinging Monkey from Bugaboo Stamps.

Instead of blending in a blue sky background, I started off with a light blue piece of card stock to print my image.  Then I blended in some clouds with white ink.

I don't have any fauna stamps, but I do have an embossing folder that has greenery around the edges.  So I only embossed it along the bottom and side. Then I used Distress Oxide ink in Peeled Paint to add color to the greenery.  

I cut my tree with my Cricut Maker, then I added some details with my MFT BG Whimsical Woodgrain stamp.  Plus, I embossed it with my Darice Woodgrain embossing folder, and then blended Distress Oxide, Ground Espresso, over the raised area.

I stamped my sentient (LF Slow Down & Enjoy)in Crushed Olive and added clear embossing powder.  Then I trimmed it with my MFT Die-Namics Stitched Fishtail Sentiment strips. The inside sentiment is "You've got this", from the same stamp set.

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Get Well Card

We have another great sketch at Catch the Bug - Stella Says Sketch Challenge.

My card features this weeks Freebie Friday image, Clyde Get Well.  

I used my word processing software to flip the image, and block out the sentiment in the balloon.

I colored Clyde with my Prismacolor pencils and added a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops.  The sentiment is from HoneyBee Stamps - Love Bug Sentiments.  

I cut the image with my Die-Namics Zig-Zag Stitched Stax circle dies the blue circle was cut out with my Cricut Maker at 3.5", then using the same zig-zag stitched die, I cut out the center.  I would have layered it, but had already glued the image on the card.  So the back layer was added after the circle was attached to the card.

If you don't have any Bugaboo images, be sure to check out this week’s Freebie Fridaythat is posted in the store!

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Birthday Cake Surprise - Slider Card

It's time to showcase another oldie but goodie from Bugaboo Stamps.  

I chose Dottie Birthday Cake, because I thought she was perfect to try a slider card.  and she was perfect to jump out of a cake.  I had to trim the bottom of the image a little so I could make her a little larger.

I used an image (see below) from Design Space that I modified to create my layered cake.  I welded all the pieces together to have something to glue the individual pieces to.  The cake is attached to the front of the card with foam tape.

The card layer has a slit cut in the center to attach Dottie to the sliding tab.   Here is what my Design Space file looks like.

So the yellow layer is added to the card front using foam tape, be sure not to apply too close to the tab.  I had to cut the bottom cake layer off of my image so it wouldn't show above the top cake layer.

The cake itself was added with foam tape too, I made my image a little too large so I had to apply an extremely thing piece of foam tape to the top cake layer on the sides.  Dottie's hands kept getting caught on the tape.

I was inspired to create this card by Jennifer McGuires video.  This video shows how to build slider cards.  She makes the most amazing cards.

Distress Oxide Inks in Tumbled Glass, and Broken China
Card Stock - CTMH
Bristol Smooth 300 Series


PIP Challenge 1908 AG
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 8 AG

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Happy Thoughts

It's time for another new release at Bugaboo Stamps and what a great new image.

This little lady is so adorable.  And since she is a fairy, I thought the only place she should be sitting is on a flower.  I have seen enough Tinker Bell movies to know that.  Anyway, I chose the Dollar Flower Bug image, also available at Bugaboo Stamps for only $1.

I wanted a pattern for the background, but found everything too busy.  Then I found this piece, which has lots of color, but it is very subtle. It's from Doodlebug, Hello Sunshine 6x6 Paper Pack, which I picked up at Hobby Lobby on a 50% off sale.

I colored the image with my Prismacolor pencils and added a clear shimer gel pen to the wings for glimmer.

The sentiment is Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy (LF, SP), here is the rest of the sentiment on the inside of my card.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure check out all of the new releases this week at Bugaboo Stamps.  Don't forget there is a free image available every week, get yours here!

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Monster Love - Reveal Wheel

Here is my first attempt at making a card with my Lawn Fawn Square Reveal Wheel add-on, of course you need the LF Reveal Wheel die set also for the wheel mechanism.

I used the heart window that is included with the square add-on.  I used the heart window insert to cut out two additional hearts. 

For the two side hearts, I used my window die, then Then I placed my two hearts where I wanted them, using purple tape, I taped them to the die and then ran them through the die cutter.  This makes the two hearts look like they are behind the heart window.

My cute little monster is from the stamp set by MFT, More Monsters.  I stamped him in Distress Ink, Candied Apple.  I used this same ink for the red splatters on my background.  The sentiment is from MFT Monster Love stamp set.  I used a post it not to mask my sentiment and placed it in two separate lines.

I created a template for stamping in my reveal wheel window, and some how made a miscalculation, so my sentiments are a little high.  I used Post It tape on the wheel and colored it in four sections.  So each heart has a different sentiment and is a different color, I used Cracked Pistaschio, Dried Marigold, Picked Raspberries, and Shaded Lilac for the colors and my Lawn Fawn How You Bean? Conversation Hearts Add-on for the sentiments.

My patterned paper is from a paper pack I purchased from Michaels last year for Valentines.

Simon Says - Interactive Card

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