30 day coloring challenge, Challenges, Copic Markers, Hero Arts, MFT, OCCStampHappy, Paper Art

Day Three of the Coloring Challenge

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I am usually pretty pressed for time on Tuesday nights (I create mostly in the evenings) but when you have awesome products it helps. I love that Clearly Besotted gave me the cute backdrop with the stamps which of course extends it uses. I also just made the holly leaves in her hair into pedals. Finding the right sentiment was easy, just grabbed my Hero Arts bin of sentiments and these (which I got as part of a class on Online Card Classes) were perfect.

I used both Copic markers and Colored pencils to color in the images then inked the clouds using the My Favorite Things stencil. I think what I liked best was the use of grey on the mushrooms and rocks. I mixed cool and warm greys to achieve the depth. Anyway, that’s today! Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to leave a comment on your favorite coloring technique!

Challenges, Copic Markers, MFT

Color Challenge 126 – Fallabulous

MFT Color Challenge – Erika Hayes, Paper Artist

Good afternoon Crafty Designers!

Seriously, these colors are fabulous together. I plan to use this combo a few more times over the next few days!!! So, what are these fantastic colors???!!!???

I love the little hint of gray in this color scheme. It was a beautiful idea so kudos to whomever chose that little bit of neutral niceness. If you get a chance to make a card with these lovely colors, be sure to enter the contest for a chance to win some MFT Cash Click HERE to pop over and see some of the other entries and maybe add your own!

Anyway, I have a lot more fun cards to post from other companies coming soon. A few you can look forward to… StampingBella, InkBlot , Rabbity Hole Designs(one of my newest favorite companies), Oh and the Simon Says kit of the month

Challenges, MFT, Uncategorized

Happy Camper at MFT

I love challenges, and MFT has some of the best!

Last week was Summer Camp for My Favorite things.  They put up five different techniques and challenges and I happened to get them ALL DONE!  True!  Now I need to add them and share them.

The Challenges were:

  • Day 1 – Watercolor (Galaxy style – “You Mean the World to Me”
  • Day 2 – Resist (I used Tim Holtz resist spray – “High Tide or Low Tide”)
  • Day 3 – Slider Card – (MFT has the cutest slider stuff.  It makes it fun and easy “Hugs”)
  • Day 4 – Shaker Card (Gnome with adorable clay mushrooms from HIA “You Gnome Me”)
  • Day 5 – Glitter (The video added a little glitter to the sequin and I loved that idea.  I use a lot of glittery goodness, but to add just a touch is not always easy. “hello”

Anyway, here are the cards I made.

Day 1: Galaxy Watercolor
Day 2: Resist
Day 3: Slider Card
Day 4: Shaker Card
Day 5: Glitter Challenge
Challenges, Hero Arts, MFT, Paper Art, Stamps of Life, Uncategorized

Fri YAY!

Life has kept me pretty busy but yesterday I was able to sit down and create for a little while.  Here is what I came up with.

First, the card I made for my hubby for our 24th Anniversary. It is special because I have been a member of the Stamps of Life club for almost a year and this is the first set I have actually used.  (Thinking I may need to cancel that subscription,but the stamps are so cute… Who we kidding I just need to create with them more.)

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Next, I tackled the My Favorite Things Color Challenge.  I usually do the sketch challenge but I mixed it up a little.

The colors were: Blue Raspberry, Blue Yonder, Red Raspberry and Black Licorice.  I added the yellow because I liked it AND there was a LOT of blues and it needed to be broken up a bit. I also used a Wink of Stella on the sentiment to add a little sparkle.

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Then I was feeling like, hey let’s play with some embossing powder.  I am prepping for a class and thought what is something fun they might not do every day.  (I am an out of the box creator after all.)  I decided to play with rainbows and black. It POPS!  So after playing with my Distress Oxide Inks, I pulled out a rainbow of embossing powder and WHA-LA  this card happened.  (Needs refining but I like the concept behind it.) IMG_20180706_184039


I was on a roll, so I pulled out some stamps from My Monthly Hero Arts subscription, another one I love getting but rarely use…  I am a die hard MFT fan but I am really trying to get outside of only using Copic markers and MFT stamps.  I have invested too much money in the other stuff I have to ignore it.  (BUT I do really love MFT.)  I sometimes miss my job at FSJ too, they have a fantastic new catalog.  More on that later — but over 200 new products and new COLORS of Ink & Cardstock– much-needed colors!  LOVE the new stuff.  ANYWAY here are two from the HERO ARTS Monthly kits.  The first is the current monthly kit  (JUNE 2018)  the second is I think March of 2018, I’m not 100 % sure but I love the dies that came with that set.  That font is fantastic.

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Well, that’s what I came up with.  It was overall a good day with the paper and ink!  Have a happy weekend.

Copic Markers, MFT, Paper Art, Uncategorized

Planning!

Oh boy, you can have fun when you have a Happy Planner. I mean I love the fun stickers (I own too many of them)  BUT I am about to break in a new planner in July.  This, of course, means putting in new dates and pretty stuff!  My Favorite Things release and new planner come together and this happened.  I love how they turned out.  ALSO wanted to share that MFT is having a clearance sale for retired products CLICK HERE to go to the sale page.  Anyway, here are a few planner additions I put in.  (Not all are MFT but most are).  Funny thing, I was playing with the new stuff (making cards and whatnot) and none from the new release have made it into my planner yet. That just means I get to keep playing.  The June Release is AHHH-MAZZZ-ING.  Seriously, I am just ga-ga over it.

 

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Challenges, Copic Markers, MFT, Paper Art, Uncategorized

Making for fun

I like to make things.  I love to make cards.  I do it for fun.  I don’t always have a person or event in mind when I am making something.  I get a color of paper in from MFT (Boysenberry) and it made me think of a friend.  So, I used the MFT sketch for this week and made this.   I used the new Tucan Do It Set.  The sparkle is just shimmer mist.  Colored with Copic Markers

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Here is the sketch I used MFT_WSC_389

I really liked this sketch and made this card to go with it.

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