Thursday, April 20, 2017

My Note Book Cover

I know I'm doing things a little backwards, but it will all work out.  I've completed my cover for the Note/Thoughts/Artsy things I want or need to remember. I finished my first page on March 20th here.   I like the bright and cheeriness of the cover - makes me want to open it and see what else there might be.  I really only have one page finished, so I have a whole lot more to do.  It might be nice to make the back to keep the pages all neat and safe too   I am very pleased with the cover to "Arlene's Notes".   I like the way the new Ranger Oxide inks worked on this cover.  The cover is made out of chip board and coated with white acrylic paint as a base to work with.  I taped the stencil on at the bottom and inked away with a blender tool. I pulled the tape off and blended some more.  I printed the cup in light blue, but it was too light in color so I colored it with a copic marker.  A bright idea occurred to me to use hearts instead of lines for steam.  
Butterfly Fancy Caffeine Fix

I opened the cover and caught a peek of the page I finished last month.
Close-up of cup with Wink of Stella
Supplies:
  • Hero Arts Die Butterfly Fancy
  • Hero Arts Digital Caffeine Fix
  • Hero Arts Stencil - corssing wave - may be out of stock
  • My Momenta dies - alphabet purchased at Hobby Lobby
  • Die-namics coffee cup - hearts
  • Copic marker B37 to color the cup
  • Distress Ink - Chipped Sapphire for alphabet & butterfly
  • Oxide Inks - Cracked Pistachio, Iced Spruce, Peeled Paint, Brokern China and Faded Jeans in order of use from top to bottom of Note Cover
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Ranger Blender Tool
  • Vagabond
You can find my post at the A2Z blog.
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Monday, April 10, 2017

Talk about the Weather

If you like to use Cut Files, have fun with the Weather, I say.  

I always loved seeing umbrellas in the old English movies, tons of umbrellas keeping off the rain.  Now I love the colors that you can purchase and all sizes.   Isn't the saying "April Showers Bring May Flowers?"  And you can't do anything about whether it rains or snows, so why not appreciate it.  That's why I made a card with umbrellas over a map.  

A2Z Weather Umbrellas
A2Z Weather Umbrellas

A2Z Weather Close-up
A2Z Weather Close-up
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Friday, April 7, 2017

Wise Dragon from Fabrika Fantasy

My sample for Fabrika Fantasy is a fantastical image.

I'm one for fantasy, whether it's reading, movies or images.  So are my sons.  This card is sitting on my desk for my son's birthday.  He's a teacher and likes science fiction and fantastic dragons. I thought this fit the bill.

Die Cut Divas is having a Birthday challenge month.  Join in.  This sample is here.


 Close up

 Inside of card

Supplies:
Fabrika Fantasty Wise Dragon (colored image with a couple Copic marker strokes)
Spellbinders Nestabilities Arched Windows One
Elizabeth Craft Designs Die - Happy Birthday
Clear Wink of Stella touches (sorry I couldn't get the glittery parts to show up)
Vagabond


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Silvertrace Dragon in Egg

Sample for the Men at Morgan's ArtWorld

I went for the dramatic colors of red/oranges and greens with a touch of borwn. The eye is a gold dot of color.I think the stone background panel brings out a feeling of being in a cave or conversely outer space.


Close-up below


Supplies:
Morgan's Artworld Silvertrace Dragon in Egg
Elizabeth Craft Designs stitched rectangles and paper (Through the Lens - Stone)
Copies
Vagabond
Time Holtz die cut 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Hero Arts Road Trip

Getting to know YOU. I have always loved this little deer, which came out as a wood block stamp and is in the digital Hero Arts Road Trip in addition to a wonderful mountain range for my background.

Digital Road Trip

Close-up
a2z-favorite-deer-picmonkey-close-up-4-4-17
Supplies:
  • Hero Arts Road Trip  dear and mountains
  • Hero Arts Enjoy Today clear set (older set)
  • I'm not sure of the die cut trees with small cabin manufacturer
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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Fabrika Fantasy Sponsor's Die Cut Divas

Fabrika Fantasy is the sponsor for Die Cut Divas

This is the first time I've ever used Fabrika Fantasy digital stamps.I am certainly glad I was introduced. I'm in the coloring mood.  I usually don't use the color yellow either.  I was in the color yellow mood and love this.

The nymph is part of a larger landscape, but I wanted to concentrate the attention to the nymph.  Be sure to visit Fabrika Fantasy here.


  
Supplies:
Fabrika's Beautiful Nymph
Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Elements
Die cut leaves
Copic markers
Vagabond machine

Friday, March 31, 2017

Let's Have a Toast Wth all the Drinky Mice


I needed a quick card to give a friend for a birthday.  I needed a gift card for her.  I had some pre-cut card panels and set about making my card.   The mice are actually on the panel for the front of the card.  I folded it this way so you could actually see both sides fairly well.


 This is the close-up so you could see those funny mice. 


Supplies:
Die's Digital Stamps Drinky Mike For Two under the Colored Mice catagory
Elizabeth Craft Designs Gift Card Accordion