Sunday, December 1, 2019

Morgan's Girl in Winter Coat

The theme is always "Anything Goes" at Morgan's ArtWorld.  
Challenge dates are December 1st to December 27th on Australian Eastern time (Sydney).  
You can use any image or project you have created and enter up to three (3) times on the blog.

For purchasing Morgan's ArtWorld Images please visit the new website at Creative Art Design Studio.  There will no longer be any sales from the Facebook shop.


We would like to invite you to our Morgan's ArtWorld Facebook Group. 
Please come and join our Group HERE!


Morgan's ArtWorld Pinterest Link: HERE
I have several favorites for the Winter season and this cute girl is certainly one of them.  The new site is still being built and Winter 10 should be in it soon, if not already.

Close-up below

Morgan's Artworld "Winter 10"
Elizabeth Craft Designs stitched rectangles
Copic markers:  Face - E00, E11, E21, Hair - E13, E33, E37, Coat - V15, V17, V91, V93, V95, Lips E04, Background (bottom) - T2, T4, Background Top B0000
Silver glitter tape
Paper pack with ombre shading on paper - stash from 3 years ago
Vagabond die cut machine

I will be participating in the following challenge.

Die Cut Divas and TWO cards

Die Cut Divas challenge for December has two sponsors, Cheapo Dies and Morgan's Artworld with digital images at  Morgan's Artworld Digial Image Shop on Facebook.   Check out Die Cut Divas for the December challenge.

My first card is for Morgan's Artworld.  I can't help but use this digi in the winter months.  I'm just glad I don't have to bundle up so much.

Morgan's Artworld Winter 10
Elizabeth Craft Designs Rectangle Stitched dies
Copic markers
Silver glitter tape
Vagabond die cut machine

My second card for the month is for Cheapo Dies.

This post shows what stamps, embossing folders and dies do for a card.  I matched up the colors on the "happy" die with those on the poinsettia.  Lots of time spent in coloring with four colors on the flower, each brushed on twice.

This is an Elizabeth Craft Designs poinsettia, but Cheapo has a poinsettia here that is similar as well as having many Elizabeth Craft Designs dies in the store.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Poinsettia clear stamps and matching dies
Elizabeth Craft Designs happy holidays 
Embossing folder - don't even remember buying it, but doesn't have the manufacturer name on the folder.
Copic markers R81, R83, R85 & RV09; YG61, YG63, YG67 & YG45
Vagabond die cut

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Bugaboo and Turkey?

Last day of the November challenge at Die Cut Divas and good luck to you.

I am in the mood for Autumn and turkey.  I found a bag of  silk Autumn leaves in my garage and had to scatter them with my card to take a picture.  See that strip of gold glitter tape on the left side - I had to cover a mistake.  I ran a 1/2 inch wide double sided tape up that side and then realized it wasn't the back side of the die-cut, but the front.  I grabbed the gold glitter tape and ran it on top of the double-sided tape.

You can save almost anything.  I hope you like this little gal because I think they are so much fun.

Closeup below

Bugaboo Sunbonnet Turkey
Hero Arts Flower Garden Fancy Die
Hero Arts sentiment "Merci!"
Stitched Rectangle STAX
Stitched Tags
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tags are the Rage

I'm joining in on the 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019

All the details and the link up can be found HERE.

I started with stamping the plaid stamp on a diagonal and embossing it in white.  I have not finished all the tags, but I have a start.   I finished the tags before my cataract surgery, but didn't have enough time to post them.  More to come.  LOL

Completed tags below and I'm sure I'll use the other tags before Christmas.

I was inspired by Jane Taylor on this day.  I hadn't used my HA Bold Prints and thought I could use that for my plaid.  I colored two of them in with Copic marker R39 and will do the same on the larger mouse tag.

Card Chain Challenge for a Crafty Friend

The Card Chain Challenge (CCC) is a great way to receive a handmade card in the mail and I am so pleased that I can share my hobby and receive cards from people who enjoy making and sending cards as much as I do.  November is done and we are taking a break for the December holidays.  CCC will be back in January.  You can sign up for the January 2020 challenge from December 7th 2019 to January 6th 2020 at Card Chain Challenge.

This card went to a crafty person in England and I hope she enjoys the old truck with a snowy tree filled backdrop.  It was fun to create.  I don't usually do anything on the envelope, but couldn't resist using the negative of the tree die-cu as a stencil for the envelope with the same color Distress Ink, Shabby Shatters.

Close-up below  
I also sponged some Frayed Burlap on the lower left and bottom of the tree panel  You can see the stenciled snow background I used Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch on.  I colored the sky in B000 and B02 along the tree line (I lost my color chart I made for this). 

Inside of card below
I used some lightweight paper which has a great swirly gray pattern and topped it with the same tree die-cut as the outside, but in white.  I did write a note inside.

Worn-out truck digital stamp (Creative Heart Design)
Sizzix trees die
Kat Scrappiness "hello My Crafty Friend" die
Distress Ink - blueprint sketch
Snow embossing folder
Distress inks B000 & B02
Vagabond die cut machine

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Joining the 25 Days of Christmas Tags

I'd never heard of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags until this year and I have been having lots of fun seeing all the different tags and even making a few.

I am having cataract surgery tomorrow, so I want to make sure I enter at least once before surgery. 

I have made several different tags based on the inspiration tags, which are phenomenal.

My inspiration was from Day 10, by Joyce at 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  I loved the houses and cute backgrounds.  Here's the link to the to enter..

The two small tags are made with glitter paper while I sponged the large tag with Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink and dotted the sky with a white Uniball pen.

The houses are a new die from Elizabeth Craft Design.  Now I have some new gorgeous tags to use!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Butterflies, Anyone?

This is not a large card, just the size of the Hot Chocolate cup and whipped cream.  I rather hated to give it away today.   I cut 2 cups and cut the handle off on the back flap.  The paper worked out perfectly.

I had a request for a card or something to stand on a desk that had a butterfly or several with one rising up freeing itself.  My daughter-in-law wanted something that she can see as herself breaking out of MS and flying free.  This card went with the multimedia project I made (below the cup).  This butterfly is one of many on the project.  I am also showcasing my main project below this card.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Hot Chocolate die 
Butterflies by Echo Park on my Cameo die cut machine
Vagabond die cut machine for ECD dies
Paper - World Traveler 6" X 6" paper pad

I'm entering the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop here

It's very simple, but I rather like it.

I took a folder that opened from the top, put an 8 1/2 X 11 inch Sticky Canvas on the top, cut it down to about 7 inches wide and 9 1/2 inches long.  I glued another folder on the inside of the first folder to strengthen it so this can stand on its own and it Does!  I have never used canvas before, but used the acrylic colors directly on the sticky canvas, white, gray and sky blue to give a background of land and sky.  Using my Cameo, I cut an Echo Park buttery and what I believe is a Silhouette butterfly numerous times.   I took three Copic markers in yellows and reds.  My daughter-in-law likes Autumn colors, so that's how I chose my colors.  I'm happy with the results.

Butterflies by Echo Park and Silhouette cut on my Cameo die cut machine
Copic colors wings - R24, Y08, Y38, YR09 & body - R39
Acrylic paints in gray, white and sky blue
Sticky back canvas
Cameo die cut machine