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Color Palette with Wicked Wednesday

Greetings! It's time for a new Wicked Wednesday challenge. This week, we have a Color Palette Challenge for you. Check out the colors below.

Super summery! Wicked Wednesday is sponsored by Concetta Kilmer. I used the image called "Rose" for my ATC.

I colored her with my Tombow watercolor markers. I have this fantastic fibrous paper that's double sided. It just so happened to work perfectly with this color palette. So I tore it, roguhed up the edges so that all of the colors would show, and tacked it on to my ATC base with Zip Dry Glue from Beacon Adhesives.

Please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Wednesday team over on the blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Ombre Ornament Tutorial

Hello! Just recently, I finished filling out the Color Swatch Chat by fellow Imagine Artist in Residence Neva Cole. I realized a few things. Number one, I need more yellow and purple ink. Number two, it would be fun to create something with an ombre effect using some of the colors that I have. Since we have a bit of a Christmas in July theme going on the Imagine Blog, I decided to use one of Stampendous' newest Stencil Duos, the Ornament Duo.

Supplies:
Imagine: 
Gray Flannel Memento
Black and Cement Versa Color
Silvery Shimmer Delicata
Sponge Daubers

Other: 
Stampendous: Ornament Duo, Holly Scroll Metal Stencil, Mixed Media Paper
Blank White Card Base
Black Cardstock
Silver Wired Ribbon
Tape
Permanent Adhesive

Directions:

1. Select 3 colors of ink that will blend well together. They do not necessarily have to be the same type (I used VersaColor and Memento, for example), but you want the styles to be similar. So, don't use StazOn with VersaColor. Water clan up with water clean up, sol…

Vintage Bird Clock with ADfD

It's "time" for me to share another A Day for Daisies project with you. This week, I used Vintage Bird Clock. We are also at the halfway mark for our current challenge, which is to CASE (copy and steal everything) the Design Team.

I decided to make an ATC with the clock. I colored the digi with my Tombow Dual Brush markers. I made a loose fussy cut around it. On my blue background, I sprinkled some Seasonings and Aged Green Embossing Powders from Stampendous. It gets heated from underneath, since I didn't use any embossing ink to hold the powder in place.

I inked the edges of the ATC with Cocoa Brown Memento Ink. Please be sure to visit the rest of the A Day for Daisies team over on the Blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Tando Collaboration Finale with Stampendous

Hello! It's the grand finale for the Tando Creative and Stampendous collaboration. You are in for a real treat today. If you are only just joining the party, please head on over to the Stampendous Blog to see what the scoop is, and to find out how to win one of 3 prize packs. Now, on to my project.

I know you've seen a lot of this guy all through the week, but come on... He's just SO cool! He's called Steam Pumpkin, and this is one of my favorite images released in the new July catalog. I broke out my alcohol markers, which I really haven't done lately....but I needed really great blending, and honestly, my (very very small) Copic collection, as well as my Prismacolors just needed to be used. This was my first attempt at making something look like it's actually metal, rust and all...and I have to say I'm pretty happy with it. Especially considering my limited color supply.

As I was working on coloring the Steam Pumpkin, I was putting layer after layer on T…

Hair Do with Wicked Wednesday

Hello! It's time for a new Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge. This week, the theme is "Hair Do," and our sponsor is SLS Lines.

I used the Celestial Goddess image for my ATC. I used my Tombow Dual Brush watercolor markers to color her in. I also added a border from Sweet Stamps Shop's Track It set. And I filled it in with Ice Stickles.

That was a lot of hair to color! But, taking it one section at a time made it much easier to do. So take out your big hair images, and make an ATC along with Wicked Wednesday! Please be sure to visit everyone over on the Blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Cardinal in my Window- Tando and Stampendous Hop

Hello! Welcome to a fun filled week of mixed media with the Stampendous team! We are super excited to be hopping along with Tando and their fantastic chipboard products, perfect for altering and combining with stamps, stencils, etc. There are of course, great prizes! To win, comment (with where you live) on all of the blogs listed, to have a shot at 3 prize packages. Full details are on the Stampendous Blog.

Would you like to see what I made? I worked with Tando's Mini Printer Tray and Stampendous' Cling Winter Tweets stamps and Die sets. Plus lots of Deco Art paints and mediums, as well as inks from Imagine.

I painted a few layers (including a crackle layer) on to the cover of the tray. I used a random piece of cardboard and Fitted Frame "V" for my tag, along with lots more layers of paint and sprays, including turquoise Shimmer Mister from Deco Art. It matches my hair perfectly! If you visit my Instagram, you'll get to see what I mean. Anyway, after I was sati…

Christmas in July with Imagine Crafts & Stencil Girl!

Hello! Have you heard? The Imagine AIRs have been hopping with Stencil Girl! If you have been here before, you know I loooove me some stencils, so this collaboration was very exciting for me! The teams are hopping for 3 consecutive Saturdays, and this is week 2. I have the entire list of hop links at the bottom of the post. Be sure you don't miss anyone!

I decided to to create an extra large gift tag with my new stencils. Using red cardstock, I taped down the Journal Texture #8 Stencil and inked it up with Golden Glitz Delicata ink. I promise you, this is the BEST gold ink you will ever use! The Journal stamp only has 2 diamonds on it (it's a 4x4" stencil), so after I inked up the first pair, I moved over the stencil, lined it up, and inked again.

Next I wanted to do something textural with the Urban Insiders Star. So I took some evergreen cardstock, taped down the star, and slathered on some yummy Iridescent Green Creative Medium. After the medium dried, I gave the star…

CASE the DT with A Day for Dasies

Greetings! It's time for a new A Day for Daisies challenge, and we are sharing some previously released favorites. The challenge for the next 2 weeks is to CASE (copy and steal everything) on of the Design Team member's projects. I decided that I wanted to ply along in the challenge too, so I chose to CASE my fellow teamie's card from June. Here's my version first...

 And this is Tanja's card that I CASEd...

My card features the image Fancy Dress Fairy. The backgrounds for both were done with alcohol inks. I used glossy photo paper for mine.


I colored this fancy fae with Memento markers, and i added a wee bit of Stickles to her wings.

I didn't have a sentiment that I wanted to use like Tanja, so I opted for some white grosgrain ribbon that I had laying around. It kept the fairy grounded too, since it appears that she is actually standing, and not flying. So....who will you be CASEing? Head on over to the A Day for Daisies Blog to see more beautiful projects. Th…

Birdie Trio with Stencils

Greetings! This week, the Stampendous team has been sharing some of our favorite new projects from the July 2016 catalog. The card I'm sharing with you today took a lot of time because it has many layers, but I love it. It features the new Birdie Trio stamp, and lots of fabulous Dreamweaver Stencils. 


Supplies:
Stampendous:
CRP289: Birdie Trio
DWLG610: Bricks Stencil
DWLX7029: Graduated Dot Stencil
LJ909: Cathedral Windows Small
DWDPP: Pearlescent Embossing Paste
EP525: Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder
EK21: Summer Shine Embossing Powder Kit
DCP1006: Fitted Frames Set B
STF082: Onyx Black Versafine Ink
VM001: VersaMark Ink
MPW811: Mixed Media Paper
Acrylic Handle
Stencil Brushes: Asst. Sizes
DWDPK: Palette Knife

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Winter Lake, Lilac Mist, Coral Rose, Ocean Side
Imagine Crafts: Memento Markers: 604, 608, 506, 504, 704, 707, 804, 103, 404, 901, 400, 902, Versa Magic Ink: Tea Leaves
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry


Directions:
1. Stamp the Birdie Trio on to Mixed Media Paper using Onyx…

Water with Wicked Wednesday

Hello! It's Wednesday, so I have a new Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge to share with you. I looooove the fantastic image I got to work with for today. We are sponsored by The East Wind, and they have such fantastic images. The theme this week is "Water."

I used Lucy Loo Mermaid II. She's not a "typical" mermaid...she has a bit of a menacing look on her face. I love that. I colored her with colored pencils and I used chalk for the sky and sand. I also used some of Stampendous' Golden Sand embossing powder.

I have to be honest, I was getting pretty bored with mermaids. But this gal really inspired me. Please join us this week with our Water challenge. And be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Wednesday team over on the blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Snowman Tree

Greetings! This week the Stampendous team is sharing some of our newest stamps! More specifically, our newest Christmas stamps! You'll see some stencils and other goodies thrown in too, but wait until you get a load of how great these new items are. You are going to want to start making holiday cards right away! 
Supplies:
Stampendous:
P290: Snowman Tree
SSCP102: Mushrooms
SSC1231: Holiday Expressions
FREG029: Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel
EP525: Sparkle Puff Embossing Enamel
AC672HSR: Red Holograph Dot Sparklers Class-A-Peels
DCP1005: Fitted Frames Set A
STF082: Onyx Black VersaFine Ink
VM001: VersaMark Watermark Ink
MPW811: Mixed Media Paper
DWNHB-9: 3/8" Stencil Brush

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Deep Indigo, Sky
Imagine Crafts: Golden Glitz Delicata Ink
Creative Impressions: Ribbon- 80234: 1/4" Red & Green Gingham
Beacon Adhesieves: Zip Dry Glue
Recollections: Watercolors


Directions:
1. Stamp the Snowman Tree stamp on to Mixed Media Paper with Onyx Black VersaFine Ink. Using water…

Fairy Queen Primrose

Hello! It's my second post of the day! I have a new project featuring the A Day for Daisies July Club Kit to share with you today. The Club Kit has beautiful fairy queens and flowers, and I chose to work with Fairy Queen Primrose.

I used watercolors for the fairy, and I did a loose fussy cut around her. She's so lovely.

My background was done directly on my card base. Which, honestly, I don't recommend doing unless you are working on watercolor paper. I just used a pre-fabbed card base from Michaels and it got pretty warped. Why? Because I used Color Burst on it and I sprayed lots of water. After it dired, I wrestled around with it a bit to get it to lay a bit flatter.

I love the effect the Color Burst in the background, but to add a little extra bit of oomph, I used 2 of the foliage stamps from Stampendous' Fronds Perfectly Clear set in Gray Flannel Memento Ink from Imagine. I thought that black would be too harsh. Please check out the A Day for Daisies Blog to see wh…