Thursday, October 20, 2016

Till You Wobble!

The Art Impressions Design Team is helping to launch the new Ai Mini Shaker sets that come with a Mini Action Wobble!  If you're familiar with Action Wobbles, you're going to love the adorable mini ones - and wait till you see all the great Mini Shakers that are designed especially for them!  Here is Santa Mini Shaker (Sku #4798):
I love that he is a simple, easy-to-colour image!  The set includes the moustache die, which I adhered to the Mini Action Wobble, and the Ho! sentiment which I stamped three times - or, there is a Ho! die that you can cut out, too.  Head on over to the Ai blog to see what the rest of the DT has to share today, and while you're there, you can link up your creation to our "Till You Wobble" challenge - there are always great prizes to be won.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Birthday Wreath

Just felt like doing a fairly quick & simple card for a couple of challenges tonight, so I'm playing along with Freshly Made Sketches #259, and am using the palette from The Color Throwdown #415 :
I've had these little twig wreath die cuts (Memory Box?) sitting in my craft room for longer than I can remember... my friend Tania gave them to me, so she'll laugh if she sees them here :o)  Not my favourite card, it's a little busy with the die cuts, but I loved getting the chance to play with a couple of challenges!

Patterned paper is Pathfinding, Cardstock is Chocolate, Glacier & Cashmere; Stamp set is Happy Birthday, ink is Chocolate - all Close To My Heart; Wreath die, Memory Box, Happy die, Avery Elle; Gumdrops are Your Next Stamp.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Quivery Mini Shaker

 Art Impressions has really hit one out of the park this year as far as Halloween stamp sets go!  Is this not the most adorable set?  Look at their startled expressions!!  And of course the sentiments are SO fun... Here are a couple of cards using Quivery Mini Shaker (Sku #4793):
 This sweet set, is actually a double shaker!  Both the little pig and little duck come as separate images with matching dies, so I stamped and coloured the main base image, as well as the upper bodies of the pig and duck.  I then cut out the pig and duck with their dies, and popped them up with the new Mini Wobbles so that the cards shiver & shake a little.  Here's another version:
 Now the other fun things that are included in this set are four small accessory dies - the two bats, a spider and a little pumpkin - the perfect little details to finish off your cards.
 The current challenge on the Ai blog is Till You Wobble - we want to see your creations with an action Wobble!
Copics used: Greys - C7, C5, C3, C1, C00
Oranges - YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12, YR00
Yellows - Y38, Y35, Y32
Pinks - R24, R22, R20
Greens - YG05, YG03, YG01
Purples - V09, V06, V05, V04

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Inspired By All The Little Things #28

It's my week as hostess on the Inspired By All The Little Things challenge blog!  I have the fabulous Marisa Ritzen as my Guest Designer this week - so be sure to head on over to the blog to see what she's created to share with us.  I really love this week's inspiration photo, but really struggled to figure out what I was creating!  I love the colours, the textures, the soft lighting - everything.  But do you think that I own a pumpkin stamp??  No.  Not on it's own... so I stretched my thinking a little bit, working more with the colour palette and the harvest feel of the photo.  Here's our inspiration:
And here's what I came up with:
 These are two of the Art Impressions Watercolour Sets, and I've used eleven different stamps to create my scene.  They're designed to work together, and I simply coloured directly onto the rubber stamps with my Marvy & Tombow markers, then softened the lines with a damp paintbrush.  I went back and painted in a few areas that needed a bit more colour, like the pumpkins, and added a few shadows and contrasting colours.  There was a bit of masking involved to stack all those veggies together!
Those apples and radishes aren't quite as neon looking in real life, they brightened up a bit during editing, but you get the idea.  We hope you'll join us at Inspired By this week - once again, the design team has come up with the most amazing projects, so we'd love to see what you create.  Marisa and I will both pick an "Inspiring Stand Out" from all the entries, and will post them on the blog next Saturday.

Patterned papers are Pathfinding, by Close To My Heart; and Odds & Ends by Cosmo Cricket;  Cardstock is Chocolate by Close To My Heart; Your Next Stamp Gumdrops; Marvy and Tombow Markers; Stamps are WC Series 3 Sets 1 and 2 by Art Impressions.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Crazy Cat Lady

 Today I have a couple of fun Art Impressions cards for you cat lovers out there... or they are perfect for that certain someone you know with a bit of a feline obsession... here is SC0652 available at Michaels stores, or from the Ai website:

 I have to warn you - I'm totally in love with plaid papers right now, so you're going to see a whole bunch of them over the next while, they just seem to work with everything?  There are a couple of great images and four fun sayings as part of this set (along with the cutest little paw prints!) so head on over to the Ai website and check this set out!

 Happy stamping!
Copics used - Greens: BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11
Greys - C3, C1, C00, W3, W1
Oranges - YR18, YR16
Browns - E15, E13, E11, E00, E000, E41, E40

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Art Impressions Holiday sets

The Art Impressions Design Team are all showcasing the holiday stamp sets that are available in Michaels and AC Moores stores this fall!  These are the cutest little sets that include matching dies to make putting together projects quick & easy.  Here is Fright Night (Sku # SC0735):
 Isn't he cute??  He comes with two sentiments, and owl, cat and witches hat, and the matching die that works for all three larger images.  Now here are the two penguins from Snow Much Fun (Sku #SC0736):

 I sponged some distress ink onto white stitched banners that I turned into little tags, and popped up the penguins overtop.  The snowflake and die also come in the set, with the two penguins and two sentiments.  You can't see in the photos, but I added some Stickles to the snowflakes, so they're actually quite sparkly.
 The current challenge on the Ai blog is "The Perfect Pairs" we want to see your stamp & die combinations.
  Head on over to the blog to see what the rest of the DT is sharing today!  Happy stamping!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Happy Howl-oween

 I've been dying to get my hands on these little guys, this is quite possibly my favourite stamp set from Art Impressions most recent release... here are three cards that I made using Howl-oween Set (Sku #4785):

 Honestly, the faces on the pups are hilarious!  Bonnie totally captured the 'seriously annoyed' look in their expressions!

 All three were coloured with Copic markers, then die cut and mounted.  The sentiments and treat bags are popped up on pop dots.
 Copics used: Pug - E40, E41, W5, W3, W1, C3, C1, R20, B000, B0000
Daschund - E55, E53, E51, E50, Y38, Y35, Y32, YR16, E15, E13, E11, E00, B000, B0000
Treat bags - YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12, BV04, BV02, BV01, YG03, YG01, YG00, E40


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