I posted a couple of cards made with Art Impression's If It Zips Set (Sku #4669) a few weeks ago, and loved her so much that I made two more cards :o) And our current challenge on the Ai blog is "Paper Piecing Party" so I'm going to enter her over there as well (I'm on the Design Team, so I can't win!):
Friday, January 29, 2016
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Our current challenge on the Art Impressions blog is called Paper Piecing Party! We want to see your paper pieced creations. I have one of the fun Ai Girlfriend's sets to share today: Cheer Set (Sku #4547):
Copics used: Skin E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair - W3, W1, W00, Y26, Y23, E50, E18, E07, E02
Corals - R24, R22, R20
Greys - W5, W3, W1, W00
Green - G43, G41
Aqua - BG75, BG72, BG70
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
I'm back with another of the Ai Watercolor Mini sets: Blooming Birdhouse (Sku #4603). As always, I painted several of the images and made up a few different card styles. Here is a 5 1/2" square card:Scallop Easel Die (Sku #4700) to cut out my base, which makes for a 3 3/4" x 5" card. I used pop dots on my matted oval to give it a bit more dimension, and added some tiny pearls to the oval and the scalloped edge.
**Watercolouring tip!! On the easel card, I used my #4 paintbrush for the sky, which is what I used to soften the lines of my stamped images, and even though I like the end result, I thought that the sky came out a bit "scribbly". So for the square card, I tried something different. After I stamped my birdhouse, and before I added any leaves or flowers, I used a large brush to add a pale blue wash all around it. The larger brush gave a softer, smoother sky - and then I stamped my flowers and foliage over top of it. It's a little hard to see in the photo, because the sky is quite pale, but I loved this effect!
The set comes with the birdhouse, three flowers and a small leafy sprig; I also added a flower stamp from the WC Flower Set (Sku #4052) that I stamped to make my blue Lupines.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Alex & I have never met. He's a university buddy of my daughter, who somehow knows that I'm a cardmaker? So he told Paige that for his birthday, he'd kinda like to receive a card that was handmade by her Mom. Paige helped me select the design, and since they're in Business school and often have to wear business attire, we thought that this would be perfect. If you've been around my blog for a while, you may recognize this as a knock off of a card that I made several years ago (which happens to be one of my most-pinned cards ever!):
And I decided to customize the inside a little:
Happy Birthday, Alex! From Paige's Mom.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
I am posting on the Art Impressions blog today. I had a great time this past weekend - I pulled out several of the Ai Watercolor Mini sets, my Tombow markers and Distress Inks, and I painted a whole bunch of watercolour images! So today I'm sharing a couple of cards made with my favourite set from the last release: Clay Pot (Sku #4701)
WC Foliage Set (Sku #4051) and used the sentiment from one of the Try-folds: TF Garden (Sku #4203). I'll be back next week with another Watercolor Mini set!
Thursday, January 14, 2016
The current challenge on the Art Impressions blog is Winter Wonderland! We want to see your winter themed cards. I am using half of the Snowman & Penguin Set (Sku #4508) - one of the sweet Ai Mini Front & Back sets:
Ai blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has to share today - Happy Stamping!
Copics used : C7, C5, C3, C1, C00, G46, G43, G41, YR16, B95, B93, B91, B00, B000, B0000
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
It's my first Art Impressions post for 2016, and I am sharing a couple of cards that I made with one of the newest Ai People: If it Zips Set (Sku #4669):
I made two of the same cards, just changed up the skin tone & hair colour... and did a little paper piecing on her top.
Don't you just adore this image??
Copics used: Skin tones - E11, E00, E000, R20, E37, E34, E31
Hair - E57, E55, E53, E51, E18, E07, E02
Jeans - B97, B95, B93, B91
Shoes - E24