April 30, 2013

Inchie Arts and Distress Paints

I’ve been itching to get my hands on the new Distress Paints and so once I finally did, I knew right away I wanted to use them with Inchie Arts Art Squares.  Because the Art Squares are sturdy matboard, they work great with very wet media, like paint.
Here’s how I created this look.  I began by inking my Penny Black brushstroke stamps by dabbing the Distress Paint directly onto the stamp.  Then I simply stamped it onto a white ATC size Art Square.
Once the paint was dry, I added Distress Ink in the colors of Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy to the Art Square using an ink blending tool.
Finally, I inked a background stamp with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, removed some ink from the stamp by wiping it with a baby wipe randomly, and then stamped onto the Art Square.
I created the notecard backgrounds using the Distress Paint as well.  I colored with the paints onto my craft mat and pressed watercolor paper onto the craft mat, swirling and patting the paper into the ink.  Once the paper was covered, I also sprayed the background with water using a mini mister so the colors blended even more.
All Stamps by Penny Black (3939K Queen Anne’s Lace, 3365K Casual, 2670H Wings, 40-198 Every Happiness, 40-204 Fleur De Lys), Distress Paint Colors (Broken China, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Fired Brick)
For more Inchie Arts inspiration, visit their BLOG and FACEBOOK PAGE.
Thanks for popping by!

April 28, 2013

Penny Black New Release

Hi all! Just thought I'd pop in with a few cards I made for Penny Black's newest release, Life's Messages.  You can see the new CATALOG here and stamp details are available on the Penny Black blog (4/22/13-4/26/2013).
Image colored with Copic markers.  Background stamped using VersaMagic Sea Breeze ink.
Image colored with Copic markers.  Backgrounds stamped using Palette Sunflower ink and VersaMagic Wheat ink.
Image colored with Copic Markers.  Background stamped onto Mix and Match cardstock using Memento Teal Zeal ink.
Image colored with Copic markers.  Background masked and then inked with Distress  Ink.
Thanks for visiting today!  
See you on Tuesday with new cards and a tutorial...

April 26, 2013

Addicted to Embossing... *Day 3*

This tag features Penny Black 40-196 Longing which has been embossed in white.  I added lots of Wild Honey and just a touch of Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to the background.  Next I stamped the script from Penny Black 30-163 Love Chapter using Memento Toffee Crunch Ink.  
Thanks for joining me this week as I shared my addiction  love of embossing.  
See ya soon!

April 25, 2013

Addicted to Embossing... *Day 2*

Penny Black 40-193 Wistful is such a unique and artsy image.  To create this card, I began by embossing the image with white embossing powder and then applying Distress Ink over the image. I used the following colors: Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Evergreen Bough, and Chipped Sapphire.  And, of course, I couldn't resist adding some punched butterflies!
Wishing YOU a happy day! See ya tomorrow!

April 24, 2013

Addicted to Embossing.... *Day 1*

I love using embossing on my projects so this week I thought I'd share three cards I created, each featuring embossing.  For today's card, I embossed Penny Black 40-198 Every Happiness with white embossing powder.  I then colored the images using Memento Markers.  Love that I didn't have to worry about getting outside the lines, as the marker ink wipes right off the embossed areas.  The sentiment is by Penny Black, 30-160 Friendship.

Thanks for popping by!

April 22, 2013

New Stamps and Giveaway

Hi, my friends! Just wanted to pop in real quick to let you know that all this week Penny Black is revealing new stamps and they have a great giveaway... you can check it out HERE.
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April 19, 2013

Color Inspiration, Day 4

I reached for my favorite colors (again!)...
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to create today's card...
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To begin, I stamped Penny Black 4300K Melle Papillon with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her in with Copic markers.  The background, Penny Black 40-201 Roman Surround, was stamped using VersaMagic in the color of Sea Breeze.  Finally, the sentiment, Penny Black 40-198 Every Happiness was stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink.
Wishing you a wonderful, creative weekend!

April 18, 2013

Color Inspiration, Day 3

Today I've chosen two colors from some of my favorites to create a clean and simple card...
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I stamped Penny Black 4310K Verdant using Colorbox Chalk Ink and then stamped my sentiment, Penny Black 30-162 Elequence, using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. I distressed the edges using my Tim Holtz edge distressing tool and finally I added a couple of punched butterflies (Martha Stewart) to finish things off.
See you tomorrow with one more card...
Happy Stamping!

April 17, 2013

Color Inspiration, Day 2

Here's another card using a variation of some of my favorite colors...
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I just love this gal's big hat!

All stamps by Penny Black: 40-217 Venetian Summer, 40-203 Peacock Feather, and just a touch of one of the little flowers from 30-162 Eloquence.
See you tomorrow with a CAS card!

April 16, 2013

Color Inspiration, Day 1

This week I'm sharing a few cards made using variations of some of my favorite colors...
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For today's card I've used Penny Black 40-218 Reflection.  It was stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and then colored with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is also by Penny Black, 4303F Moment of Joy.  To create the background and banners, I inked white cardstock with Distress Ink in the colors of Evergreen Bough, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, and Fired Brick.

Thanks for popping by, my friends!

April 15, 2013

Love this girl!

Two of my favorites in one place---Iwona and Penny Black!  Just had to share because I'm so excited...
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I hope you can check it out HERE... I know you won't be disappointed. :)
See you soon with some more springy projects!

April 12, 2013

Fun Florals *Day 4*

Thanks so much for joining me this week as I've been sharing several cards, each with some type of floral element.  For today's card I stamped Penny Black 4313J Graceful two times, colored the images with Copics and then cut them out.  I then layered the flowers onto a panel which was already stamped with Penny Black 4310K Verdant using Chalk Ink.

The sentiment is by Penny Black, 30-162 Eloquence.
Have a SUPER weekend!

April 11, 2013

Inchie Arts and Pan Pastels

Today I am combining two new loves of mine- Inchie Arts Art Squares and Pan Pastels!
I'm using white and dark grey Art Squares in the new ATC size.

And just for fun, I have a video tutorial for you!
Watch in HD on YouTube HERE.

For more Inchie Arts inspiration, visit their BLOG and FACEBOOK page.
And more Pan Pastel info and inspiration is available on their WEBSITE and FACEBOOK page.
Thanks for popping by! 
See you tomorrow with another floral card!

April 10, 2013

Fun Florals *Day 3*

When thinking of flowers, I find myself reaching for Penny Black 30-159 Dahlias quite often! Today I stamped and masked the small dahlia image to cover the entire background...

I then colored the flowers and the area around the flowers with Copic markers.  The sentiment is by Penny Black, 30-162 Eloquence.
See you tomorrow with more flowers... AND a video!!

April 9, 2013

Fun Florals *Day 2*

While today's post is quick, it packs a punch with a bright happy flower just for you!

I colored the main image (Penny Black 40-199 Tiger Lily) with Copic markers, but also stamped the same image in black to create the background.
See you tomorrow with more flowers!

April 8, 2013

Fun Florals *Day 1*

This week as I continue to dream of warmer temps and a blooming garden, I thought it would fun to share cards each with a floral element.  Today's card is a mini and features two floral stamps from Penny Black, 30-117 A Bunch and 40-207 Trailing Beauty.

The flowers and pot were colored with Copic markers and the background was inked with Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick Distress Ink.
Thanks for stopping by- see ya tomorrow!

April 5, 2013

Live a Colorful Life

You know I love color...

And this mat/frame was the perfect way to use up scraps of some of my favorite patterned papers.

I also used lots of Gesso and Gelatos to color onto the papers.
The sentiments were simply typed in Microsoft Word and printed onto cardstock while the word "colorful" was die cut with Sizzix dies I've had forever and never really used.  Oh, and the birds are little $1 wooden birds from my local craft store.


Additional details on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog HERE.
Thanks for popping by!
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

April 1, 2013

Blog Hop Time!

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Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is teaming up with Perfect Layers for a blog hop!  Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be giving away $50 in prizes and Perfect Layers will be giving away the 3 Perfect Layers and a Perfect Square ($45)!

Here’s how you can win:
1.       You have until midnight EST, on April 5th to complete the hop
2.       Just follow the links below- be sure to leave a comment on each post.  That way, we’ll know you were there.  

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft http://designmemorycraft.typepad.com/
Perfect Layers also has a special discount for you- use coupon code FC5% to get 5% off your entire order!  

So how about a look at what I have created? :)
The stamped images were colored with Stamper’s Big Brush Pens and then accented with fun torn cardstock borders made using the Perfect Tears rulers. I love the texture this added!



Thanks for visiting! 
And if you're following the hop in order, your next jump is to the blog of the talented Pam Sparks


Faber-Castell: Stamper’s Big Brush Pens (Dark Chrome Yellow 109, Orange Glaze 113, Light Cobalt Turquoise 154, Cobalt Green 156, May Green 170, Permanent Green Olive 167, Pink Madder Lake 129, Scarlet Red 118, Black 199, Nougat 178)

Perfect Layers: Perfect Tears rulers, water marker

Penny Black Stamps:  30-155 Blooming Garden, 30-160 Friendship

Other: Colored Cardstock, Twinery Twine (Marigold, Pink Sorbet, Caribbean)