Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry & Bright Ornament Kit

Happy holidays!  During the Thanksgiving break, I had an extra day to myself and retreated to the craft room to play with some new supplies. One was the Merry & Bright Ornament Kit from Queen and Company.  It was a change for me and a new way to think so I used the same layout for many of the cards. Once my brain had made the switch, I was able to start thinking on my own. This is one that was half way through... it started out as an idea from their website and morphed into this.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Snail Mail

This guy is Snail Mail rubber stamp by Little Miss Muffet Stamps. The sentiment is from the Merry & Bright Ornament Kit from Queen and Company.  The background is Candy Canes and Lights from Whimsy Stamps. The snowflakes are Chipboard Embellishments from Make it Crafty.

This guy was slow going and was very appropriately sitting on my work desk for over a week. He really is snail mail!  LOL 

These are the Copic markers I used:

B52, 00, 0000
R59, 37, 08, 05, 12
BG18, 49, 13, 11
VB23, 20, T4, 6, 9, C2, 3
G99, YG63, 61, 67
E41, 43, 44
B97, 95, 93, 91
Y19, 04

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Polka Dot Pals Brianna

I am joining Ute at Bastel-Traum on this Advent day.  I have used Polka Dot Pals Brianna and Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  Below you'll find a quick guide on how to mask and stamp a Polka Dot Pals Add-on Face for this Pal.  I have also used the sentiment stamp from the Merry and Bright kit from Queen and Company.

When adding a face to the stamp, occasionally something blocks part of the face so creating a mask is needed.  To do this, after I stamped the main Polka Dot Pal, I stamped again on a scratch paper.  Because I was using grey, it was barely noticeable but that was all I needed to cut around the packages. Then I stamped the Polka Dot Pals Add-on Face with the masking in place. I removed the mask and then I could start to color.

I should have known better than to use a scratch paper for this demonstration... because it wasn't long after that I was tempted to color.  I ended up coloring her anyway and then created this card. I should have also stamped the whole image... but it made for a nice change.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Fruits and Vegetables

This is Day 20 of my Advent and it's a reminder to eat your fruits and vegetables!  Or at least, if you don't eat them then you can make them from Polymer clay. LOL  I've had some more fun creating these and even made a basket to put them in.  I thought about doing a cornucopia but I didn't think it's shape would hold up in the oven.

I have made the basket plus: apple, tomato, cherries, strawberry, radish, peach, orange, carrot, pumpkin, pineapple, banana, lemon, lime, pear (2), peas, broccoli, celery, blueberries, grapes, eggplant, onion, cauliflower and a leak.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Merry & Bright Ornament Kit

This is one of my favorite layouts from the Merry & Bright Ornament Kit from Queen and Company and it's not even a shaker card. I love how the ornaments are all in white and can see an all-white card potential.  I used the same layout from their blog but then added some glitter to the ornaments.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Happy Birthday to You

Welcome to Day 18 of my Advent! Today I don't have a holiday card but instead a birthday card. It's another chipboard embellishment projects that I made using Happy Birthday to You from Make it Crafty.  I used the same layout that Zoe did for the Somewhere Over the Rainbow chipboard sentiment.

For the background, instead of watercolor, I thought I'd try Copic refill ink. After about 20 drops, I realized it was using as much ink as refilling a marker.  Oops!  So I did some splatter then called it good. Next time I'll try something different.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Merry & Bright Ornament Kit

I've used the Merry & Bright Ornament Kit from Queen and Company for another holiday shaker card. These are turning out to be fun and easy to make since I'm using the same layout as their kit. The snowflakes are Make it Crafty chipboard embellishments and covered with Liquid Pearls.  This is one of my favorites of the shaker cards.