Hey There Junkies!
The Crafty Nurse here with a little ATC attitude for you this month using one of the February new release stamps called, “Downtown Boy Kitty #SD705”. Wow! Does this stamp really epitomize the glorious detail you can get in a high quality red rubber stamp. You can see every line of fur and every cross hatch in his tweet jacket. This is a real stunner!
For my ATC, I began by dry embossing a standard 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 size piece of card stock with a Tim Holtz embossing folder. I applied a few layers of Daniel Smith watercolors in Quinacridone Gold, Aureolin, and Burnt Umber. Boy Kitty was stamped using Black Soot Archival Ink, then colored with Distress Markers.
My sentiment is a Tim Holtz sticker, but Pat has also created a fabulous sentiment that goes perfectly with this stamp called “Sarcasm.”
Hope you all find time to this week to get your hands inky with a few of these new stamps from the February 2017 release.
Until next time,
It’s time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge! This challenge we are playing with “Punches and Die Cuts” on your cards this week.
Our wonderful sponsors are:
1) Dollar Graphics Depot – offering $15.00 gift certificate
2) Bugaboo – offering seven (7) digi’s to our winner
Thank you so much to our sponsors for supporting SAS4Kids!
Now, on to the inspiration. For my card I used the Dollar Graphics Depot image called “Natures Colors”. This is an entire sheet of digital images for $1.00! What a bargain for images that can be used over and over again.
I created the background using the technique I found on Pinterest using glue, distress inks, and a score-pal. If you want the details, here’s the link. I used a few dies this week including stitched ovals from My Favorite Things and a bow die by Paper Smooches. My Tim Holtz sentiment is colored with Copic markers as is the focal image.
You have until Friday, July 1st to enter your “Punches & Die Cuts” entry for Send a Smile 4 Kids. We’d also love it if you considered donating your cards for hospitalized children across nation. Check out how to donate here.
For those of you who don’t know about Ellen Hutson’s Classroom, you are missing a great blog where so much creativity is offered and taught. Each year Ellen hosts her own version of 12 Tags and asks they have a feminine twist. I was inspired by Carolyn Pooler and Stephanie Wincott on Day 1. I loved the use of the distress inks and floral elements in white embossing.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my feminine tag!
Today is my 23rd Wedding Anniversary and WOW is that ever hard to believe. My sweet, sweet husband and I were in Las Vegas 23 years ago tonight getting hitched at the Candlelight Wedding Chapel.
Now, on to some art! Day 22’s page is a fun technique using multicolored bright paints under black gesso then running a tool through the black paint while still wet allowing the colored paints to show through. It’s super fun. I also took a picture from a magazine and cut her out. This one was actually from the show Scandal, but I liked that she was wearing a suit because today’s prompt was something you’ve done recently you are proud of and for me I completed my Bachelors in Science for Nursing. After cutting out the picture, I made it reusable, like a stencil, by placing packing tape over the top. I learned this from a podcast by Julie Fey Fan-Balzer Designs called “Adventures in Arting Podcast”.
Day 23 is a fun technique using up some of the rolls and rolls of Washi tape we all have hanging around. Okay – I’ll speak for myself – I have enough washi tape to last me until the next century. Once I applied the washi down, I lightly painted over some white acrylic on a credit card. I got some great ephemera from Little Yellow Bicycle my sweet friend Lynn Kirn sent me this month so that is where the flowers, banner and side strip is from. The tickets are Tim Holtz.
It’s time for another fun Open-Minded Crafting Challenge! #16. This challenge theme is “Summer Food”. What’s not to love about picnics, watermelon, ice cream, or anything on the grill. Summer’s fruit is about the best thing in the world. I’m really enjoying the cherries and the white flesh nectarines. My inspiration came from The East Wind “Berry Picking Big Eye’d Doll Fairy” I called her Berrylicious….. If you haven’t visited The East Wind Etsy shop, I’d encourage you to stop by for some gorgeous digital images. Here are the great prizes offered by our sponsors for entering.
Prize: 3 Images
Prize: 5 Images
Prize: 2 Full Sheets of Images
Prize: 3 Images
I used the Glitz 6×6 collection called Hello Darling with some My Favorite Things and Simon Says Stamp Dies. The image was colored in Copic markers with the sentiment from Basic Grey stickers. The frame is also stickers from the new Tim Holtz’s Ideology line called, “Frames & Trims”. So come on over to Open-Minded Crafting, enter a card, and share some of your crafting mojo. We’d love to see it.
Card made with OWH/Hero Arts Stamp collaborative “Little Hoot” colored by watercoloring with distress ink in pumice stone and victorian velvet. Background is Impression Obsession brick pattern also in pumice stone. The corners are from the Tim Holtz Industrious Stickers “Frames & Trims” and the sun is from Simon Says Stamp card kit. Paper is Amy Tangerine “Sketchbook 6 x 6”.