March 28, 2013

SRM Guest

I am very excited to be a guest designer over on the SRM Stickers blog today!  SRM stickers are such a lovely complement to my favorite Penny Black stamps, plus SRM has awesome gift items like glassine bags and pillow boxes.
Our Logo
Here's a little peek at what I created...
1 guest
Be sure to click HERE to visit the SRM blog for the full reveal AND a giveaway!
BIG thanks SRM for this opportunity. I had tons of fun. :)

March 27, 2013

Joining the Inchie Arts Team!

I am so excited to announce today that I am joining the Inchie Arts design team!
Inchie Arts' products are really the cadillac of art boards and come in a variety of colors and sizes.  As I explore mixed media more and more, I LOVE that Art Squares allow me to stamp and layer lots of wet media onto a strong board without any warping or curling.  
The Art Squares come in a variety of sizes and colors and today I'm using one of the new larger sizes, a white 3"x 3".  Perfect for a cute little card (or 2)!
I began by stamping my images (Penny Black) and then coloring around the images with a white Prismacolor Pencil and Our Crafter's Workshop Stencils.    (Thanks, Dina, for this great technique!)  I then painted my images with Dr. Ph Martin's Hydrus watercolor inks. The areas colored with the stencils resist the ink.

 To finish off the Art Squares, I wrapped them with twine, added a bow and a pearl, and a sticker sentiment from SRM.  Finally, I added them to a simple card with dimensional adhesive.
I can't wait to share more Inchie Arts projects with you soon!
I'm itching to get my hands on the new ATC size Art Squares...
Click HERE for more Inchie Arts products and HERE to visit the Inchie Arts blog.

March 25, 2013

Faber-Castell One Layer Stamping

Today I have a new card over on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog.
It features one layer stamping and coloring with Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.
Click here for details and the full reveal!
Oh, and I just wanted to mention that over on the Penny Black blog and Penny Black Facebook page they have a fun event all this week with lots of Clean and Simple inspiration.  You can check it out HERE.
clean and simple spring

March 20, 2013

PB&J Video Tutorial

Today's PB&J Video tutorial demonstrates the completion of this 4 x 4 inch mixed media canvas from start to finish.

Click HERE to visit the Penny Black blog and view the video.

Thanks for poppy-ing by! :)

March 15, 2013

PB&J Video Tutorial

I had such fun making this set of cards using Penny Black's newest sticker set, Winged Petals, and Les Petite notecards and envelopes...
PB&J Video Tutorial, Sticker Set
Click HERE to view the video.
Have a great weekend!

March 14, 2013

Spring Edition 2013 *Day 4*


Last week I shared a PB&J quick tip video on the Penny Black blog, demonstrating a watercolor technique for coloring the cute critters from 30-152 Garden Critters.  (You can view the video HERE.)  I thought I'd share a look at each individual card today.

On the card above I used The Twinery twine (available from SRM stickers) in the color of pink sorbet as a finishing touch.  And on the next two cards, I love how stamping 40-169 Diamond Pattern and 40-162 Crystal Pattern in pink transformed them from  Christmas stamps to great springy backgrounds!


And speaking of watercolors and spring, 12-year-old niece, Maddi, watercolored this entire card.  You are so talented, Maddi, thanks for letting me share your artwork!!

March 13, 2013

Spring Edition 2013 *Day 3*


This bookmark was created by combining 30-109 Spring Wishes (BTW- totally love the sentiments in this set) with my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.  The bright orange ribbon is by Ribbons Unlimited.  I'm thinking I might layer this onto a bright blue notecard as I really don't need many bookmarks for my Kindle... :)


March 12, 2013

Spring Edition 2013 *Day 2*


Today, I'm playing with my favorite set of the new release, 30-152 Garden Critters. I colored the image with Copic markers, choosing colors to match the ombre ribbon by Ribbons Unlimited. The background was created by repeatedly stamping the chevron image from Penny Black 30-114 Puzzle Parts.

Thanks for popping by!

March 11, 2013

Spring Edition 2013 *Day 1*

Last week, Penny Black revealed 4 new T for Transparent sets as part of their new spring collection.  I'll be sharing my creations using these sets over the next few days.

This first card features 30-166 Lulu Spring. I colored Lulu with copic markers, cut her out, and then layered with Distress Inked paper and a page from the Madison designer paper pad.

Thanks for visiting! 
See you tomorrow with another springtime creation!

March 7, 2013

Springtime Makeover PB&J Video

For today's PB&J video tutorial I've used a new Penny Black set, 30-152 Garden Critters, to give a set of winter cards a springtime makeover!
Here's a look at my wintery inspiration, a set of three Penny Black Les Petite cards:
mini set

And here's today's makeover using new springtime stamps:

Click HERE to visit the Penny Black blog to watch the video.
Thanks for hopping by! :)
Edited to Add: I've had several questions on what type of watercolor paper I am using so I thought it might be easiest to update here-- Strathmore, cold press, 140 lb. It came in a 15 x 11 inch pad.  

March 4, 2013

PB&J Video Tutorial

I finally have a moment for blogging so I wanted to share last week's PB&J video tutorial. I sure loved using Tsukineko VersaMagic ink to stamp the backgrounds on these ATCs.

You can view the video on the Penny Black blog HERE.
Thanks for visiting!

March 3, 2013

Lots of Creating!

There's been lots of creating around here lately---just the way I like it. :)
I had way too much fun making these cards...

You can find all of the details and additional photos HERE.

And this weekend I had the pleasure of hosting my mom and nieces for a morning of mixed media fun.  I am so impressed by the creations of all three!  Here's what they created on their 4 x 4 canvases...

Created by Emma, age 11
Created by Maddi, age 12

Created by Mary, aka Mom and Grandma :)

Thanks to all three for letting me share their beautiful artwork!

March 1, 2013

Week of Watercolor *Day 5*


Happy Friday, my friends! I hope you've enjoyed this week of watercolor as much as me.  Today I leave you with a bit of a teaser... one more watercolor card that you will find on the Faber-Castell blog very soon! (Don't worry, I'll be sure to link you over when it's up!) :)

Oh, and if you love the watercolor look as much as me, you might find some inspiration on my watercolor Pinterest board HERE.  I'm not the only one addicted to Pinterest; right? :)  
(You can find all of my boards HERE.)
Have a great weekend!