Thursday, January 17, 2019
Monday, January 7, 2019
Happy Monday! I finally was able to get this post live. What is it about the first week of January? I just can’t get it together! I think once the boys all get back to school, I will get back into a more productive routine.
I was super excited to see that Dustin Pike has designed some images for Whimsy Stamps. Way back in the day when I was designing for High Hopes Stamps, he did a ton of fun and quirky images for them. They were always a big hit with my boys!
I teamed up a bunch of the new products to create this outer space scene. I used my Copic markers and colored up some of the images from the A Boy’s Dream Clear Stamp Set (there are a few more cuties in the set that I didn’t use this time around). I fussy cut them out and set them aside while I created the background.
I used my Copic AMS to crate the galaxu scene. It was highly experimental but this is the first try and I love how it turned out. I stamped the Moon Background Rubber Stamp and colored it up with various Cool grey markers. Then to even it all out, I airbrushed some light purples over top. I fussy cut the edge and then cut it to size using my paper trimmer. I then adhered the galaxy sky and the moon background to an A2 sized card. Finally, I die cut the new Wonky Window 1 Die using some black cardstock and adhered that over top the whole scene!
I unfortunately did not note down the Copic Markers that I used :( As I noted at the beginning of this post…..I am not yet back into the swing of things!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the day.
Hugs Jeanette xxo
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Happy Saturday afternoon. I thought I would pop in quickly and share this new card that I just finished coloring. I have used one of Amy Young’s new Sweet November January release images. This one is called Willa Wintersnight and she is a digital image.
I decided to size her quite large and make her face and glorious hair the real focus. I printed the image and decresed the opacity of the lines so that they were a light grey. I like how this looks once it is all colored in. It is somewhere between the “no-line” look and a crisply stamped image.
I tried out creating a “knitted” look after seeing how awesome it looked on Amy’s cards and I also tried out her trick to create the steam : a white Prismacolor pencil applied after all copic coloring is done! I added some clear shimmer to the wings. IRL it looks so pretty but it was difficult to capture the shimmer with my camera.
That is it for me! It is super mild out and so my youngest and I are going to take a peaceful walk down by the river! Have a great rest of the day!
Hugs Jeanette xxo
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Happy New Year and Happy Tuesday! During the holiday season, I never seem to know what day of the week it is! Hopefully I will get back into a normal routine in a week or so after the kids get back to school. For now, I am enjoying relaxing a hanging out with them!
Today is Day #1 of Whimsy Stamps January release and it is an awesome one! Here is the card I made using 3 of the new release products.
The cute whale is from the new Whale of a Time clear stamp set and was colored up using Zig Real Brush markers. To create the background, I sponged various Distress oxide inks (listed below) to create a soft and graduated color change. I let them sit for a bit to dry and then I lay the new Speckled Heart stencil over top and added embossing paste. I always love lifting up the stencil to reveal the finished look and this one was so pretty! I wanted it to look like the bubbles in the water and I think it really does lend that effect to the card! Finally, although it looks super intricate and complicated, the sentiment was created using the Thanks Word and Shadow Die Set. It is a set of three dies. All I did was to diecut them with different colored cardstock and them adhere them together. Super easy!
Distress Oxides used: Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch.
Thanks for stopping by today and to see more of the new release, visit the Whimsy Stamps blog. The Design Team has created the most stunning projects!
Hugs Jeanette xxo
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Happy Saturday! Incredibly, it is almost the end of this year. Time has flown and it has been an eventful and not altogether wonderful year for us but we are all blessed to have each other and I cherish all my family and friends. So, with that said, I am ready to welcome a fresh new year and I want to wish all of you: my lovely crafting friends a Very Happy New Year!
Although I made this card a while back, it was published in a magazine so I could share it until after the publication came out. I kept it to share with you at the very end of the year and as the sentiment states: Wishes – I hope all of yours come true!
That is it for me this year my lovelies! See you in 2019!
Hugs Jeanette xxo
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Happy December 23rd my lovelies! I wanted to send you all the very warmest of holdiay wishes to you and your loved ones. This time of the year holds a special place in my heart and I always reflect on Christamas past as we approach the 25th. I am always filled with gratitude, hope and a profond sense of love for all those who are in my life or have been part of my life. Merry Christmas to you all.
This lovely angel makes my heart happy. It was a special digital availabe from 7kidscraftstore and is part of the Amy Young Sweet November line. I believe it was a one day event and may no longer be avaiable. I sized her quite large as to fit onto my 6x8 December Daily album page. I used digital patterned paper (now retired) and a sentiment diecut with some rose-gold metallic paper. A few sequins were added for a little dimensional interest and to pick up the colors in her halo and her wings.
Hugs Jeanette xxo
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Hello my dear friends. I have been pretty much absent these days as I unfortunately am taking a while to get over the flu. I am now feeling more myself and am back to share this absolutley sweet image and project with you. As this is a digial image, you can definely still have the time to get it and turn it into a Christmas project for this year. That is what I love about digital stamps!
The image was sized to fit an A2 sized card and then printed on Neenah Solar White Cardstock. I colored it up with Copic markers and then fussy cut it. I created a snow bank using one of the dies from the set and the background and sentiment are also digital images from Whimsy! It was quick and easy and I love that I could quickly get all the products I needed in a flash!
Snowman: BG000, BG0000, C1, C3, C00, 0
Nose: Y32, E99, R05
Arms: E31, E33, E35
Hat: C9, C7, C5,C3, C1, R29, R17, R05
Scarf: R29, R17, R05, C1, C3, YG17, G48
Robin: R05, R17, R29, E99
Enjoy these last days before Christmas!