Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Oh, Happy (Birth) Day!

Once again inspired by a die on Jennifer McGuire's channel....
I need a light box or something to take better photos that are true to color. Ugh! 
Have a Happy Wednesday!

Supplies: die (Memory Box), Stamps - Leaves (Wplus9), sentiment (Avery Elle), glossy accents (Ranger), Wink of Stella, watercolor markers (Tim Holtz), various cardstock, DIY black sparkle embossing powder (combination of holographic and black by Ranger), white embossing powder, liquid platinum embossing powder (Ranger), chipboard heart (Pink Paislee), dimensions 4.25"x5.75"

DIY black sparkle embossing powder (combination of holographic and black by Ranger) . Simon says Stamp stencil using Distress Inks and DIY mini round foam blending.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

DIY Mini Ink Blending Tool

I must admit I am a sucker for a few things...a good cup of coffee and crafting supplies. Likewise, I am hooked on Jennifer McGuire's YT channel. (Definitely a guilty pleasure during the day!) If I could afford it, I would be EVERYTHING she shows on her channel. After watching her initial video using Tim Holtz's new Mini Ink Blending Tools I wanted them! However, I was pretty bummed because I had just finished purchasing and attaching the old style blending foams to the bottom of every Distress Ink I own! I knew there had to be a simple way to get what I wanted without spending any extra $$. I searched You Tube and blogs no closer to a solution, so I decided to figure it out myself!

DIY Mini Ink Blending Tool

Monday, April 14, 2014

Playing Around with Distress Markers

I'm not really sure why, but I get really excited about a certain medium or product, get it and let it lie for about 6+ months. No joke! I did it with the Cricut DH got me for my birthday several years ago, the Cameo I gifted myself as a graduate school gift (lol!) and now these FABULOUS distress watercolor markers and (and distress inks)! (At present, my Fiskar's Fuse is in que!)

Thanks for visiting!

This was challenging. I created a template of the cross from the embossing folder and lightly traced the cross onto the cardstock, then used the watercolor markers to create the background. After drying the background, I lined up the embossing folder with the watercoloring and ran it through my Cuttlebug. For something a little extra, I dabbed the embossed portion with Versamark and dusted on perfect pearls.
Supplies:Embossing Folder (Darice), Watercolor Markers (Tim Holtz), Pearl Powders (Ranger), Versamark, Watercolor Paper

I created the balloons with stitching in my Silhouette software and cut from watercolor paper. I think the only supply that isn't pictured is Ranger embossing powder in liquid platinum. Simple to create several at a time! These were birthday "thank yous" from my son's birthday party.

Supplies: Watercolor paper, Watercolor Markers (Tim Holtz), stamp (Recollections), liquid platinum embossing powder (Ranger)

Supplies: die cuts (Silhouette - I added stitching.), Distress Inks (Tim Holtz), Glossy Accents, gold embossing powder (Ranger)

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