It’s that time again over at the Ellen Hutson Classroom for the 12 Tags with a Feminine Twist. If you want to double down, you can combine this with the “Mix-it-up” challenge also featured in the classroom. The Mix-it-up” challenge features Art Impressions so I have used a holiday set I picked up at Michael’s last year but doesn’t appear to have a specific name on the package.
I’m also entering this tag into the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge “Merry & Bright”.
For the Ellen Hutson portion of the “Mix-it-up” Challenge I used the “Merry & Bright” die but only used the “&” and a … which is part of the letter “i” to imply Madge may have something else in mind! The other component of the Mix-It-Up up challenges is to use Red, Teal and Green.
For my mediums, I colored her with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and instead of a waterbrush to move the paint, I used a Wink of Stella pen. Perfect for the holidays. The background tag is covered with Distress Paint in Evergreen Bought & Peacock Feathers then stamped with Hero Arts Silver using the Hero Arts Snowflake background. I then foiled around the edges, a technique on Day 3 over at the Ellen Hutson Blog.
I’m sure many of you have noticed that I’m not posting much these days. I’ve removed myself from all but two of the many design teams that I was working on but do plan on sharing intermittently as I find time to create.
Happy Monday! We are celebrating “Frame It” for the Cards in Envy challenge this week. That means we’d love to see cards that showcase anything framed. Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 envelope without any large lumps or bumps.
The challenge will run through Sunday, October 16th. Our design team will also be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.
My card features watercolor the “Art Impressions Way”. This is a great tutorial method that Art Impressions offers using their rubber stamps. My sentiment is from WPlus9’s Doodle Buds.
Happy Saturday Friends! Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who is offering a very generous $25.00 gift certificate to their store for our random winner. You have until Friday, March 18th for a chance to win.
Here’s the sketch:
For my card I chose the new Art Impressions Watercolor image called “Wooden Gate” to create the arch element in the sketch I designed.
I began with 140lb watercolor paper by Canson and stamped the gate with Tombow Markers using the Art Impressions Watercolor Technique that you can find here. The sentiment is from the Hero Arts “Your So Lovely.” For the background I embossed the We R Memory Keepers “woven” folder to mimic a basket.
Happy Saturday! Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp! That means a $25.00 gift certificate to our random winner! You have until Friday, September 18th for a chance to win.
Here’s the sketch:
To color the images I used Distressed Markers on good quality Strathmore #140 watercolor paper. You can find some videos on the stamping/watercoloring techniques on YouTube. My project was cut out using the My Favorite Things stitched square die and the pattern paper is Echo Parks “Getaway.” I finished by stamping Simon Says Stamp “Circle Sayings” for the sentiment.
I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!
Happy Tuesday! That means it’s time for a new Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch and this week we are celebrating Family! What a perfect theme for this time of year and I couldn’t think of anything more appropriate than to highlight the ugly sweater. We may not want to admit it but we’ve all gotten one at one time or another from family. The sketch challenge runs through Monday, December 22nd and I look forward to seeing how you use this sketch and if you want to, the family theme.
Now, here’s the sketch and my inspiration for you:
I used Art Impression’s Ugly Sweater stamp that included the sentiment and colored her with Copic Markers. The paper was from 2013’s Simon Says Stamp extra card kit and the postage edge was created using a Fiskar’s punch. The gold strip is some great Sparkle tape from Darice that doesn’t rub off and is self-adhesive. Now, let’s see your creations!
Used Art Impressions Watercolor Stamp line to stamp flower image and pot. They have great tutorials on how to do this. As my first go at it, I’m fairly pleased, though I still have a lot to learn. The stamps are colored using Distress Markers, then gone over with a water brush. Papers are from Glitz “Hello Darling” collection. Banner is Simon Says Stamp as is sentiment and rose is My Favorite Things. I used Smooth Bristol as base.