Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sally Swimmer says GOODBYE to Summer!

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing my farewell to summer card.
Nothing says summer like Sally Swimmer!

4323 – Sally Swimmer Set

Art Impressions has the cutest people!

Sally can be purchased on her own or as a set with this adorable sentiment.

Version number two...
Because who wouldn't love MORE Sallys?

I just changed up her colors slightly to match the papers on this card.

Copics used:

C0, BG02, BG10, BG72, R20, R29,
YG23, Y08, YR 68, E00, E02, E51, E93

Saturday, August 27, 2016

I Brake for Bistered Leaves!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a card that was inspired by Cheryl.  I kind of felt like I was being left in the Thanksgiving dust by her and all her amazing creations so I pulled out a stamp I hadn't used yet.

This is called Large Leaf.
The really fun part about this card is that I didn't color with my usual Copic markers.  I used BISTER powder stains to color the leaves.  I used Red and Natural for my leaves and then a little bit of yellow Copic marker just to add some highlights.  I know my fall leaves are never just one color.  I love how natural they turned out the color variations you get from the powders.

All I did was take some watercolor paper, stamp the leaf twice and cut them out.  Next I spritzed the paper with a little water and applied the powder.  You don't need very much powder at all for this.  I use my needle-nose tweezers to grab a little powder and I sprinkle it over the paper.  Then I spritz again.  Sometimes I just leave it as is.  This time I took a tissue and dabbed it around so that the entire leaf was stained and then just added a couple tiny little sprinkles of powder to make some darker spots.  Super easy and so pretty!

I used EVERY DAY PHRASES  for the Happy Thanksgiving verse.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

It's Meow-lloween time!! with Art Impressions

Hello Ai fans!  

It's Thursday which means it's time for another new challenge over at Art Impressions.  This one is particularly exciting because they're also releasing several new Halloween sets today!!

Without further adieu...
here is the card that I made with the new set called Meow-lloween Set (#4786) 

I just adore this sweet new set!  Look at how cute these guys are!

I used a couple more of the verses on the inside of my card.

Copics used: C3, C5, C7, E30, E31, YR24, YR27, YR31

Sunday, August 21, 2016

It's 5 O'Clock somewhere!

Hello Ai fans!  

This is such a sad time of year for me...summer's winding's about to start again.  That means it's back to work and less crafting time.

I'm going out with a very summery card though.  My friend requested a Margaritaville themed 60th birthday card for a friend. I wound up making two versions.  One for her and one for a retirement card I needed.

For my first card, on the front I used...

SC0651 Ai His & Hers Campers

Doesn't he look like he's enjoying life?!

Now that's my kind of clock!  I printed the clock, parrots and Margaritaville on my computer.

On the inside I used...

When you're in Margaritaville you need, well, a margarita of course.  I printed one out and stuck it in his hand.  I think he's happier this way.

For my second card I did something very similar but with a different theme.  This one's a retirement card.  I used the same image from the Campers set but I added some of the verses from the set as well.

He looks like a very happy camper to me.

Home is where you park it!  I see he's parked it under a palm tree.  Good move.