March 27, 2015

Wild West - Bloggers Challenge

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Outdoors Challenge, the challenge this week is Wild West (open to your interpretation).

Because I will not have a chance to create a project this week, due to some unexpected circumstances, I'm sharing an older project with you for inspiration.



If you would like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Wild West Challenge.  Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed. If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments. 

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March 25, 2015

Thanks a Latte - NCC March Release and Blog Hop


Welcome to North Coast Creations March Release! This month, North Coast Creations is releasing three coffee themed stamp sets!  Continue reading below to find out how you can win one of two North Coast Creations $10 Gift Certificates good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps.

I'm sharing two projects today, using two of the sets from the NCC March Release, along with Custom Dies, and a paper collection from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Both of the cards I created use paper Paper Piecing Technique and the Coffee Cup from the Warm My Heart stamp set.

I had fun mixing the patterns from the ODBD Patriotic Paper Collection to create this first card.  The sentiment and "perfect blend" are from the What's Brewin'? stamp set, while the "thanks" is from Warm My Heart stamped on a White panel and die cut using the ODBD Custom Mini Tags Dies.


Details:
Stamps - North Coast Creations Warm My Heart, What's Brewin'?
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Black, White, Kraft
Other - Ink Blending Tool, Big Shot, ODBD Custom Mini Tags Dies/Circle Ornaments Dies/Matting Circles Dies/Patriotic Paper Collection, Twine, Dimensionals


To add a little texture to the coffee cup wrap and heart, I ran them through the Crimper.

Details:
Details:
Stamps - North Coast Creations Warm My Heart
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Black, White, Kraft
Other - Ink Blending Tool, Crimper, Scallop Punch, Bo Bunny Pattern Paper Dimensionals

Prize Details:
Two randomly selected winners will each receive a $10 gift certificate to North Coast Creations, good towards the purchase of NCC stamps,  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until March 27, 2015 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win!   Winners will be posted March 28th, on the North Coast Creations Blog, so be sure to check back there to see if you are one of the winners! 

For more inspiration using the March Release you can see the other Designers projects on the North Coast Creations Blog, or visit their blog links below:

Lori * Lisa * Julie * Sandee * Dawn 
Patty * Angie * Wanda

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Happy Spring - Artistic Outpost March Blog Hop

Welcome to the Artistic Outpost Design Team March Blog Hop! Each month, the fabulous designers at Artistic Outpost showcase projects created with various Artistic Outpost stamp sets.  This month, the Designers are sharing projects they created using a Spring theme.



I used quite a few of my Artistic Outpost stamp sets to created my card, with the main image being from the Birds of a Feather stamp set.  The sweet girlfriends are stamped on a scrap of pattern paper, lightly colored with STAEDTLER Watercolor pencils and highlighted with a Spica Glitter Pen. I gave them wings using the moth from the Flower Market stamp set, added the bunting from Country Life, flowers from Serenity and a sentiment from Chalkboard Wisdom. To pull the pattern paper panels together I added the dots from Generation Redux.

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Birds of a Feather, Flower Market, Country Life, Chalkboard Wisdom, Serenity, Generation Redux
Card Stock - Black, Blue
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Ink Blending Tool, Spica Glitter Pen, STAEDTLER Watercolor Pencils, Dimenstionals, Bo Bunny Pattern Paper 

You can see the other Design Team Members projects on the Artistic Outpost Blog, or click the links below to visit their blogs:
Terry * Shari * Kate * Tracy * Lisa (you are here)

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March 24, 2015

Choose to Shine - eBrush Mixed Media Background


I just love this sentiment from Dyan Reaveley's Quintessential Quotes stamp set.  I've paired up the sentiment with a Julie Nutting Doll and a Mixed Media background created with STAEDTLER Markers, the eBrush, stencils from Just a Trace and some mediums from DecoArt.

I started out by created two different background panels using the eBrush, STAEDTLER Mars Graphic Jr. Markers and Glimmer Mist.  

Here are the two eBrushed panels.  I used the same technique on both pieces of Mixed Media paper, but the paper on the right was coated with Gesso before applying the technique.  (Click here for the original post I did using this technique - in that post I used an Acrylic Plate, this time I just used a piece of Acetate)



To add interest to the lighter panel, I used the eBrush along with one of the Markers I used for the background and eBrushed over the Cabin Chevron Stencil from Just a Trace.



I also used the eBrush and a Red marker to add color to a scrap of Punchinella, then applied Modeling Paste to the stencil while it was still wet to add additional texture and color to the Modeling Paste.

The Prima Doll was stamped on a scrap of Bo Bunny pattern paper, them paper pieced using the more vibrant panel that I eBrushed.  The sentiment is also stamped on scraps of the same panel.  For additional texture and interest, I added some Black paint to a credit card and also to a Paint Bottle top to apply the circles and lines on the background.






Challenge entered - The Mixed Media Card Challenge (Spring - I used spring colors)








Details:
Stamps - Prima, Dylusions
Card Stock - Black, Ruby Red, Mixed Media Paper
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - eBrush, DecoArt Gesso/Modeling Paste/Black Paint, STAEDTLER Mars Graphic Jr. Markers, Punchinella, Just a Trace Sentcils, Bo Bunny Pattern Paper, Paint Cap, Credit Card, Acetate, Glimmer Mist, Heat Tool, Sponge Brush or Paint Brush


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March 20, 2015

Happy Spring! Bloggers Challenge - Outdoors

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Happy Birthday Challenge, the challenge this week is Outdoors (open to your interpretation).

Happy Spring!  Hopefully Mother Nature will get with the program and start ushering in the spring like temps along with blue skies and sunshine!


Using the leftover background I created in this post, I created my card using the barn image from the Artistic Outpost Old Grist Mill stamp set.

Details:
Stamps Artistic Outpost Old Grist Mill
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Clay Coated, Black, Bahama Breeze
Other - Glimmer Mist, STAEDTLER Mars Graphic Markers/Watercolor Pencils, Acrylic Plate, eBrush, Ink Blending Tool, Blending Nib, Gamsol

If you would like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Happy Outdoors Challenge.  Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed. If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments. 

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