Thursday, September 12, 2019

You'll Float Too

We all know about the amazing things that come along with the autumn season... crisp air, perfect weather, falling leaves, boot and scarf season, my birthday, pumpkin spice (if you're into that)... but to me the autumn season means NEW SCARY MOVIES! I recently saw "It: Chapter Two" and it goes without saying it was as creepy and nightmare inducing as the first chapter, and of course as the original. 

When you see a movie like "It" it consumes your mind. It consumed me when I watched it in my grandmother's TV den in rural Iowa in 1990 (why she let me watch it, I still don't know), haunted my childhood, and now I'm lucky enough to be haunted by the remake.


"They all float down here. When you're here with us, you'll float too!" - Pennywise


So of course I had to make an "It" themed Halloween card.


I even gave the owl Deadlights in his eyes. Poor sweet owl soul. He'll be haunted forever. Or at least another 27 years 😉


I was encouraged to make this card for the brand new Hello Bluebird instagram challenge. The theme was "spooky night" and the only rule is that you can only use Hello Bluebird stamps/dies.

The stamps used are Hello Bluebird "Fall Friends" and "Moose and Friends". I also used the matching dies, which I cut with my Sizzix Big Shot. All of the stamped images were colored with Copic Markers, especially in the E, YR, an R color sets.

The background of the sky was created with Distress Inks Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick, and Dusty Concord which I blended with an ink blending tool. The ground was colored with Distress Inks Scattered Straw, Frayed Burlap, and Brushed Corduroy. I tried to recreate the vibe of Deadlights by splattering water on top of the Distress Inks.

The sentiment was created with stickers I found in the Target One Spot about three years ago. Yay for hoarding craft supplies and yay for Target!



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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Arizona Art Journal Page

Welcome back! I've been homesick lately, which lead to perfect inspiration for my next art journal page! I was fortunate to receive these Arizona stencils from Stencil Revolution a few months ago, and I finally put them to use!


Overall this page took about a week to complete, but that's also because it took on many different life forms before the final product! I hope you watch the video and enjoy the full process and transformation :)





Supplies:
Stencil Revolution AZ State: https://bit.ly/2EhZMiR Stencil Revolution AZ Flag: https://bit.ly/2HFEkVB Dylusions Art Journal: https://amzn.to/2Qbe3CL Dina Wakley Collage Paper: http://shrsl.com/1m1h2 Dina Wakley Washi Tape: http://shrsl.com/1m1h4 Drywall Tape: https://amzn.to/2VO4HTa Golden Acrylic "Carbon Black": https://amzn.to/2Yy0Wyg Liquitex paint White: https://amzn.to/2WaFAtq Dina Wakley paint "Fushia": https://amzn.to/2Ei2ipj Dina Wakley paint "Eggplant": http://shrsl.com/1m1gy Dina Wakley paint "Ocean": http://shrsl.com/1m1gw Dylusions "Squeezed Orange": http://shrsl.com/1m1gu Dylusions " Vibrant Turquoise": http://shrsl.com/1m1gt Gouache Reeves set: https://amzn.to/2YBjCNw White gel pen: https://amzn.to/2HqVAPN Ken Oliver Craft Mat: http://shrsl.com/1m1hi



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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Welcome Baby Card

It's spring which means it's baby season! There are a lot of new adorable babies being born where I work, so it's important to stock up on those baby cards.


My favorite (and really, the only) stamp set I use for baby cards is "New Family" by Mama Elephant. The images and sentiments are so sweet and also very easy to color and cut. I thought a baby bunny would only be fitting for a baby born near Easter 😄


I did a quick color with Copic Markers. The bunnies are colored with Warm Grey (W) and I used the lightest pink shades (RV) for the blocks and rattle. I added clear Wink of Stella glitter to anything colored pink to give it a touch of shimmer.


The patterned papers are from a wonderful DCWV paper stack called "Little Miss". I've had it for many years but still go back to it again and again... it's a perfect stack for baby mini albums and scrapbook pages! With the yellow paper I die cut the rectangle using My Favorite Things "Pierced Rectangle Frames" and the green paper is die cut with Lawn Fawn "Hillside Borders".

Lastly, I added the very simple cloud stenciling using Simon Says Stamp "Clouds for Days" stencil with Distress Ink "Tumbled Glass" and a very light hand!


I'll be entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Spring Mood Board". Thanks for the inspiration!

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Copic Markers - Warm Greys, Light Pinks




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