Wednesday, July 22, 2015

New Stamps from Right at Home Shop!

Hello there!  I'm excited to be part of the stamp launch design team for the first stamp set from Right At Home!  This cute 3x4 stamp set is perfect for dressing up cards and envelops to announce that someone has happy mail!  You can check out the stamp set details here.

I created a flat notecard and matching envelope using the new stamp set.  I wanted to give the idea of confetti, so I took the flower center stamps and flipped them over, good side down, on my acrylic block.  By inking up the back side of the image, it left me with a fun wonky circle shape.  I used several different colors of ink, overlapping the "confetti".  When I was done. I added the Happy Mail sentiment to both the card and the envelope, and added a thin border with a copic multiliner.

RAH_Stamp Launch

Nicole is giving away three stamp sets!  Visit Right at Home on instagram for your chance to win!  All you have to do is  tag two friends and tell us how you would use the stamp (all in one comment). The giveaway will start on Wednesday, July 22nd at 8:00 pm EST and end on Friday, July 24th at 8:00 pm EST. Open to USA only. Please only comment once. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Combining Stamp Sets {Lawn Fawn}

Hello there!  Today I am sharing a fun card on the Lawnscaping Challenge blog.  One of the things that I love most about Lawn Fawn Stamps are their versatility.  Because they are all a similar style, they can all be used together, which allows you to really stretch your stamps!

Did you ever have one of these as a kid?  I never did, but boy did I want one!

When I saw the Fintastic Friends and Sweet Smiles stamp sets, it was an idea that come to me immediately.  I wanted to create a Lawn Fawn gumball machine fish tank!  I started off stamping inking up the gumball machine from Sweet Smiles, but before I stamped it, I wipe the ink off of the gumballs in the image.  When I stamped, I was left with an empty gumball machine.  I stamped the waves from the Critters in the Sea stamp set, and the sand mound from the Life is Good stamp set, and then added some plants and rocks from the Fintastic Friends set.  I used copic markers to add little dots of color for rainbow gravel, and then stamped colored and  cut out the fish food container which I popped up on foam tape.  The goldfish is also popped up for added dimension.  I added a few details with a white gel pen, too.  For the area behind the fishtank, I used an ink blending tool and Tumbled Glass and Pumice Stone distress ink to add some color.

Gumball Machine Fish Tank

I hope you enjoyed my card today and I hope this inspires you to think out side the box with your stamps!  It 's so fun to see what you can create by combining images from different stamp sets!

That's all for now!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Sweet Smiles, Fintastic Friends, Life is Good, Critters in the Sea
Dies: Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles Stackables
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone
Other: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Foam Tape, Ink Blending Tool

Monday, July 20, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #110 - Rainbow

Hello there!  It's time for another Lawnscaping Challenge!  This time, it's a color inspiration, and rather than choose only a few colors, we want you to use them ALL!  It's a rainbow themed challenge!

Challenge #110 is sponsored by our friends at Lawn Fawn!

For my card, I pulled out my crayons!  Well, not really, but I used the adorable Color My World stamp set, which has a cute little crayon.  I started by watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper with my Artist Loft watercolor palette from Michaels.  When it was dry, I added a stitched edge with Small Stitched Rectangles Stackables dies.  I stamped, colored and fussy cut the crayon three times and added the sentiment from the set in black in to the center of the panel.  I used the tiny heart from Treat Yourself and some Lobster ink to add a few hearts to the watercolor panel.  Then I adhered the crayons with foam tape, and popped the whole panel up on a white card base using foam tape.

You Color My World

Be sure to visit the blog for lots more inspiration from the design team and for all of the challenge details.  I hope you'll join us for a chance to win some Lawn Fawn! :)

That's all for now!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Color My World, Treat Yourself (hearts)
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangles Stackables
Ink: Lawn Fawn Lobster and Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI White, Master's Touch Watercolor Paper (Hobby Lobby)
Other: Copic Markers, Artists Loft Watercolors (Michaels), White Gel Pen, Foam Tape

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge - Anything Goes!

Hey there!  Happy Sunday! It's time for another Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!  This week, Anything Goes!

I made this card for my uncle who is recovering from knee replacement surgery.  I wanted to send a little sunshine to his mailbox.  I started off by watercoloring a background, and when it was dry, I stamped the gingham image from the Debonair stamp set along the bottom of the panel to give the little monsters from We Adore You something to stand on.  I dressed up the center monster as a nurse using the nurse's cap from Healthy Vibes.  The bandaid and sentiment are also from that same set.

Feel Better Soon

Be sure to visit the blog for all of the challenge details, and stop by and visit these ladies for lots more inspiration!

Audrey Tokach - **you are here!**
Savannah O'Gwynn

That's all for now!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Paper Smooches We Adore You, Debonair, Healthy Vibes
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Lawn Fawn Peacock
Paper: PTI Tropical Teal, Masters Touch Watercolor Paper (Hobby Lobby)
Other: Artist's Loft Watercolors (Michaels), Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Foam Tape

Friday, July 17, 2015

Wplus9 Get Sketchy with Joni Challenge #2

Hello there!  Today I have a card to share for the July Get Sketchy with Joni challenge over on the WPlus9 blog!  Here is this month's sketch:

I totally love how Joni used watercolor on her card to add more interest to the diagonal split in the card sketch so I wanted to the the same thing.  I started off with an A2 size card base which I covered in Lawn Fawn Let's Polka patterned paper.  Then, using the Mama Elephant Sew Fancy dies, I diecut the cross stitched panel from Tim Holtz Watercolor cardstock.  Using my paper trimmer, I cut a strip on a diagonal from the center of that panel and then watercolored along each edge of the cut using my Peerless watercolors.  I stamped, and watercolored the blooms and leaves from the Doodle Buds stamp set, with my Stabilo 68 pens, and then diecut them when they were completely dry.  I adhered my watercolor pieces to the card base with foam tape and then adhered the flowers and leaves, some with a glue pen and some with foam tape.  Then I stamped a sentiment from the Love Mom stamp set.

Doodle Buds

That's all for now... thanks for stopping by! :)


Stamps: WPlus9 Doodle Buds, Love Mom
Dies: WPlus9 Doodle Buds, Mama Elephant Sew Fancy
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx
Paper: PTI White, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper, Lawn Fawn Let's Polka 6x6
Other: Peerless Watercolors, Stabilo 68 pens, Foam Tape

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Guest Designing for Right At Home - Take 2

Hello there!  I'm back again with another post as guest designer for the Right At Home Shop!  I created this card using the WPlus9 Happy Mail stamp set.  

To create my card, I first started with a piece of watercolor paper which I watercolored in shades of pink, purple and dark blue.  Once it was dry, I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders to add a stitched edge to the watercolored panel. I stamped, colored and fussy cut the adorable little polar bear from the WPlus9 Happy Mail stamp set. I then used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside dies to diecut a bank for the little bear to sit on.  I adhered the watercolor piece to the card base, and then popped the hillside up with foam tape.  I positioned my bear where I wanted him, adhered him with foam tape, and then used copic markers to add a shadow under him.  I stamped a sentiment, also from the Happy Mail stamp set, using Verafine Black Onyx ink on the watercolor panel, and then diecut some tiny stars from silver shimmer cardstock using the  Mama Elephant Confetti die.  I adhered them down with a glue pen and then added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins for some added sparkle.

You're My Favorite Thought

Be sure to check out the Right at Home shop!  There are new additions to the shop all the time!  Recently added items include the My Favorite Things July release and the new Tim Holtz Blueprint Sketch distress ink!  Get yours now! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sparkle and Shine Challenge #10

Hello there!  Time for another Sparkle and Shine Challenge!  This week, we have a sketch challenge based on this sketch:

Challenge #10 is sponsored by our friends at Winnie and Walter!

I think I've said it before, but I'll say it again... Sketch challenges really ARE a challenge for me.  I don't feel like I follow the rules very well LOL!  Let me explain my thought process for my card...  I just got the Chance of Rain stamp set from Mama Elephant, and knew I wanted to use it for this card.  I started by watercoloring a peice of watercolor paper with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, and then I diecut it with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles die.  I stamped, colored the images with my copics and then fussy cut them out.  I added the three clouds to the top of the card to mimic the circular element in the sketch, and added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins to the left side of the card where the flags are supposed to be.  I totally make up my own rules when it comes to sketches.  LOL!  I do love this stamp set though, so you can count on seeing a lot more of it around here. *wink*

Rain or Shine

Be sure to visit the blog for lots more inspiration from the design team and to get all of the challenge details! I hope you'll join us for a chance to win an awesome prize!

That's all for now... thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Mama Elephant Chance of Rain
Dies: Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles
Paper: PTI White, Lawn Fawn Pink Lemonade 6x6 paper pad, Masters Touch watercolor paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Copic Markers, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Wink of Stella Glitter brush marker, Pretty Pink Posh 4mm and 6mm Sparkling Clear sequins, Foam Tape