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Thursday, September 22, 2016

House Pivot Card

Here's a card I made sometime back.  It's not really finished - waiting to add a sentiment when I decide when I'm going to send it.  But, I did want to record it here before I completely forgot what I did.  The card was made using the House Pivot die from Elizabeth Crafts, as well as pieces from their Holiday House die.  

I cut a piece from camouflage paper for the ground.  I found a branch cutting die I had & used multiples of it to create some trees. Parts of the house are cut from various papers, and parts were colored with smooch ink.  Flowers are small paper flowers with Jewel Dazzles centers. 

Here's the front of the card - you can see I've left space for a sentiment in the upper left corner - and added a Dazzles butterfly to the bare tree.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Snow Christmas 2

Here's the second card - using the same paper & Color Me pack of card toppers as the card posted yesterday.  I colored them in the same way, using Scroll & Brush markers & baby wipes.  A little bow finishes the look.  Here's the inside (cut from around the piece on the front):

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A New Creature

Here's another Bible Journaling page.  This one uses Stampendous Pop-Up Kitties stamp set.  Here's what I did:
  1. Applied 3 thin coats of clear gesso (Art Basics) to the page to prevent bleed-through.  
  2. Stamped the kitty at the bottom using black VersaFine ink.  I forgot to mask so the upper part of the kitten's body wouldn't show on the face, so I used a little heavy white gesso to cover the extra stamped lines that I didn't want.
  3. I printed the text onto a sheet of scrap paper and then copied it into my Bible using a light box (this thin one works marvelously for this) and a Zig marker with a fairly thick tip.  
  4. Using a fine-line Sharpie, I added the text reference and date.
  5. Next, I colored the cat in using my pastel chalk set, coloring a bit like I did here (though I didn't need to go back over the stamped lines again).
  6. After the cat was colored (all except her eyes), add added green chalk to the rest of the page for a background.  Then, before the chalk had a chance to set, I erased the chalk from covering the verse itself.
  7. For a finishing touch, I combined two Smooch inks (green & gold) to make the cat's glowing eyes.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Snow Christmas 1

Here's the first of a couple of Christmas cards that were made using HOTP's Color Me Snowflakes Card Toppers. I colored them with Scroll & Brush markers - faded out using baby wipes.

For the inside, I added strips of patterned paper (including from HOTP), and Dazzles borders.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Stampscapes 6

This Stampscapes ocean scene is 5 1/2" by 8 1/4" - once again on glossy card stock, stamped with StazOn, and Scroll and Brush markers.  This scene made use of several types of stamps - from ocean to lakes & streams to people, animals, and birds, to sky stamps.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Stampscapes 5

Here are two scenes that started with the same base stamp - Country Stream (small one in the scene above - large one in the scene below).  This top one adds foliage & water stamps along with a canoeist & some birds. 

This one added trees, trees & hills, and a buck.  Both scenes were stamped with StazOn on glossy card stock - colored with Scroll & Brush markers.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Stampscapes 4

Moving into Stampscapes scenes, this first one started with the waterfall stamp.  The addition of sky, rock, trees, & a hiker came together to create the scene.  As before, it is stamped on glossy card stock with StazOn ink & Scroll & Brush markers.