Thursday, September 21, 2017

A Bit of Viking with Morgan's ArtWorld

It's challenge time at Morgan's ArtWorld and "ANYTHING GOES" for you to join in the fun.  I love spending time coloring and there are so many wonderful images to choose.  I had used only the central image of this digital and I loved how it turned out, but this time I went for the whole image.  This image is so defined and so well sketched.  I can't say enough about it.

The black panel was created by stamping Hero Arts white unicorn ink onto a black shiny paper using a Hero Arts stamp from a few years back "Chalk Background". This was the second stamping, the first stamping delivers more white to the background.  I thought the darker background complemented the image better.


Close up of the central image.
I colored the central image's hair in warm grays, while focusing on metal with the cool grays. 

Copic markers E30,E31,E33, B0000, B32, G0000, C0,C1, C2, C4, C5, Zero, W2, W3 and W5
Elizabeth Craft Designs Rectangle dies
Hero Arts Chalk Background
Vagabond machine



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

CASE a DT at A2Z Scrapbooking With a Vintage Look

Delia made a scrapbook page using the Vintage Travel Digital stamps.on her post here.  I cased this layout for a card. It was truly an inspiration.

Join the challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking and see this sample here.





I did not make my card as vintage as the layout, but I like it.

Close-up of the camera's picture.
I used Judi-Kins Embossable Window Plastic with two rows of foam tape to pop the camera up.

The double row of foam tape keeps the sequins loose enough to move freely as seen below.
I hope you like my CASE of Delia's scrapbook.

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you're looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.


  • Hero Arts Digital Vintage Travel
  • Hero Arts Digital Road Trip
  • Distress Oxide inks Fired Brick & Wilted Violet
  • Purpl Sequins
  • Die-namics Oval Die-cut & round Die-cut

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hero Arts Caffeine Fix

2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Are you ready to enter?
When:  Friday, September 15  –  Friday, September 22
Time: 6:00 am pacific
Theme:  FALL
2017 fall hop
I don't drink coffee just because I don't like the taste and my sons don't like the smell of coffee.  I guess we're the aberration in a coffee drinking society.  But I do like the cool images in the Caffeine Fix digital kit at A2Z Scrapbooking.   I printed out some of the images in random sizes and cut them all out.  I thought the beans were hilarious, but definitely usable.  I colored everything here using the distress markers and a water brush. The coffee cup protector (there is probably another word for that band around the cup) was marked with the brush on the lines and then lightly brushed with the watercolor brush.

Caffeine Fix

A close up shows the beans off.
Caffeine Fix Closeup

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Please join us in this months "CASE a Designer" challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code ARLENE15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you're looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.


 Supplies:
  • Hero Arts Caffeine Fix digital kit at A2Z Scrapbooking (only place for HA digitals)
  • Distress markers gathered twigs and squeezed lemonade
  • Water color brush
  • Nuvo Drops
  • Die Cut of unknown origin for the Coffee tag
  • Vagabond die cut machine

Monday, September 18, 2017

Coffee for Retirement

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

2017 fall hop
THE FALL HOP 
When: Friday, September 15 – Friday, September 22
Time: 6 am pacific
THEME: FALL
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images
Join us at Coffee Loving Cardmakers.
Be sure to visit A2Z Scrapbooking to see today's post.

Retirement is right around the corner for my boss and me.  In this post, I'm going to focus on a card I made for my boss, who loves his coffee.  I just received my new die and had to play with it.  I just love the coffee cups from the A2Z Digi kits, so off I went to design my card.

I have already taken it to work and my photo of the entire card was blurry, darn.  I've left with part of my card, but not too much is missing.  SInce he is retiring, I thought "Take a Break" would be good with the white side printed with "A Long One".  Happy Retirement is written inside with lots of signatures.  I love the colors, bright and cheery.  This is an interactive card and I thought it would be fun.


Close-up below with the cup sliding on it's track to the right.

Please join us at A2Z Scrapbooking in this months "CASE a Designer" challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

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 A2Z Scrapbooking digital kit Caffeine Fix
White sheet of 8 1/2 " X 11" card stock folded in half
Two black Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectagles
Elizabeth Craft Designs Sliders and Spinners
Distress Ink Carved Pumpkin
Copic markers E31 and E37

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

THE FALL HOP 
When: Friday, September 15 – Friday, September 22
Time: 6 am pacific
THEME: FALL
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images
Join us at Coffee Loving Cardmakers.
Be sure to visit A2Z Scrapbooking to see today's post.

It's coffee or tea time again and I couldn't help think coffee and tea could be grown in a pot already brewed, especially when I opened up a box of goodies with a die cut for a pot.

My potted plant is flowering ready made "to go" cups for coffee or tea.

Close-up - looks like the cups might be overflowing too.


Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Notes Potted - pot
Elizabeth Craft Designs Potted - vines
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stripes/Plaid stencil
Distress Oxide inks Wild Honey on the stripes, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint & Fossilized Amber on the leaves, Same on the pot, but more Spiced Marmalade.
Copic markers on cups - YR 16 on rim and criss-cross on cup holder, YR12 on the cup itself
Tooth Picks covered with Nuvo Crystal Drops Woodland Green at A2Z Scrapbooking
The liquid in the cups is Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Shipping Out to a Fantastic Day

And the Die Cut Divas challenge continues. I love sailing ships and who could resist this one.  I used black card stock and copper paper from The Stamp Doctor.  I love the look of the copper sail and embellishments.  The die cut set is such fun to work with.  

This post is on Die Cut Divas.







Clos-up of the ship. 
Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Boat at Dies R US
Card stock & Copper paper
Vagabond die cut machine
Old Hero Arts wood block sentiment




Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Case a Designer at A2Z Scrapbooking - It's All About Tags For Me

When I saw Cindi's card here, I knew I had to try it with just plain ol' nesting dies, not that anything Hero Arts is plain.  But I just got my new Hero Arts stencil in and I couldn't wait to try it out.  And you won't believe what distress ink color I used - WILD HONEY.

I popped the orange tag up and put some sequins in.  Then I thought the tag hole was a bit big, so I copied another DT, Monica, with her neon  butterfly from August 12.  I added the smallest tags with a sentiment.          

Cndy's card of wonderful cups.  You can see those wonderful dies nesting below her cups in the first photo.  Monica's butterflies are vivid with neon inks.



 

The results below.  It's a tag card   The sequins can move around to their hearts desire. You can see this post at A2Z Scrapbooking.



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Please join us in this months "CASE a Designer" challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z store. The current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code ARLENE15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you're looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.

  • Hero Arts Tags
  • Hero Arts Spiral Stencil
  • Hero Arts Butterfly stamps (I had the matching dies and didn't cut out the shape, however, I have used just the stamps in many other projects without die-cutting)
  • Hero Arts Neon Orange Ink
  • Hero Arts Ombre Light Ruby to Royal Red (Used the darkest color for the pops of dark red color on the orange body) - you could use any neon ink too
  • Old Hero Arts sentiment
  • Vagabond die cut machine
  • scrap papers

Monday, September 4, 2017

CASE A Designer on A2Z Scrapbooking


CASE a Designer - challenge for the month of September

When I saw Lesley's marvelous digital card, I was wowed by the simplicity and beauty of this card.  The black and white colors and design are incredible.  I liked it so much on first sight that I knew I had to create a card in the same style and pulled my Washi tape out and sorted it into black and white spools.

Lesley created a card with all digitals and I envy her creativity and knowledge of digital stamping.


Lesley Turner

 My card below


Close-up of card

I just had fun creating this card.  I really don't use the Washi tape I have enough.  This type of design is obviously perfect for it. Join in the challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking.

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Hero Arts CASE a Designer Challenge

Please join us in this months "CASE a Designer" challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.



Please join us in this months "CASE a Designer" challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you're looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.

  •  Hero Arts Vintage Travel Digital stamp DK002
  • Hero Arts Ssentiment - out of stock - part of a kit years ago
  • Washi Tape

Friday, September 1, 2017

CASE a Designer on A2Z

A New MONTH and it's time to CASE a Designer at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Sue made a marvelous card with a beautiful background and design.  I'm CASEing this marvelous card.  Here's Sue's card here.



 My card CASEing Sue's card.  Using the background with a border heading the card made for a great design.  Even though I placed a butterfly on top of mine, I tried to use a stencil that was eye-catching and vibrant as Sue's.

Close-up of the design and butterfly below

Please join us in this months "CASE a Designer" challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar,at A2Z Scrapbooking and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code ARLENE15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. 
If you're looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.

Supply List"
Hero Arts Spiral Stencil
Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies (sentiment & this set is on sale here)
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss in Woodland Green
Distress inks Cracked Pistachio & another distress ink which I cannot remember.  (Sorry about that)
Vagabond die cut machine




Die Cut Divas new September Challenge

The beginning of a new challenge at Dies R Us begins today.  Be sure to visit and see our examples and what the challenge is all about at Die Cut Divas.

The sponsor this month is Dies R US.


I thought the use of a limb was perfect to set my owl upon.  I am quite happy with the results.  No stamping at all.  Such a fun expression for the owl too.

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Poppy the Owl
Elizabeth Craft Designs Through the Lens WOOD background paper
Spellbinders Labels 8
Memory Box Delicate Branch Frame
Little B Handwritten (dies)
Decorative paper for the owl.