Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I promised details...

So I made this cute little card for Unity's Friends With Flair on Friday and promised to come back and give you details. Note to self: Posting on the blog with only the cell phone is not a good idea! It's hard and not very fun. :-) 
So here's the card again: 

He was stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black on acrylic painting paper. Then I got out the fun Tim Holtz Distress Markers and started coloring. I used Festive Berries, Evergreen Bough & Iced Spruce which were the winter colors when they were limited release inks. It was fun. I did completely color each section and then used a water brush just to soften it up just a little. Finished him off using Tim Holtz Distress Stickles in Picket Fence on his awesome Santa hat and the snow under him. 
For the base of the card, ha, I'm sneaky and you think it's a white cardstock base, but it's actually an acrylic front that I then attached a piece of white card stock. It opens from the top and I have the sentiment from the snowpeep stamped in the center. :-) Card size is 4" x 5.5". The blue is cut at 3.75" x 5.25", red is cut at 3.75" x 2.25" which I then punched one edge. And you can't see it very well but there is a strip of polka dot under the ribbon that is 1.25" x 3.75". That strip is actually double punched, I punched the top with the Fiskars Stitched edge punch and then on the opposite side with the Fiskars Treading Water punch. The snowpeep is matted on a different patterned red paper and popped up with 3D foam squares. Ribbon is some that someone gifted me. I wrapped it around the blue layer on up and tied it in a bow. Then I adhered all of that to the acrylic front using a clear liquid glue. I love how this turned out. :-)

Supplies Used:
Unity Stamp Company: Gifts Galore(snowpeep Nicholas)
Momento Tuxedo Black
Acrylic Painting Paper
TH Distress Markers: Festive Berries, Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough
Water Brush
TH Distress Stickles: Picket Fence
Acrylic: Scrap I had laying around. 
White Cardstock: Core'dinations
3D Foam Tape Squares: Best Creation Big Squares
Close to My Heart Liquid Glass
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Winter Wonderland 6" x 6" paper pad
Fiskars: Stitched & Treading Water Edge Punches
Ribbon: ?? It's pretty, white half sheer, half satin with an iridescent thread running down the middle.   

So that's all I've got for now, I'll be back in a day or two with more projects. I'm officially in Christmas Card mode(which I dread every year but do it anyways because they're cute, lol). :-) 

See you soon, 
Happy Craftin'

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friends With Flair Friday

Quick post for Unity's Friends With Flair today. I'll be back tomorrow with the details when I'm not on my phone. :-)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Unity {beInspired} Challenge

So I just got the full set of Tim Holtz Distress Markers, I know, I know, they've been out for a while, but I wasn't paying full price for them and I got a killer deal on them from Blitsy.com. :-) So I did a little experimenting with them these last few days, and then yesterday finally sat down and created an actual project with them. I used a flower petal and a leaf stamp that I got in a grab bag from Unity Stamp Co, and the sentiment is from them too. I'm entering this in their {beInspired} Monthly Challenge for the Color Challenge. Here's what they gave us for a color palette: 

I used Black, Orange, Green, Purple and the barest hint of that Cream color that you can't really see in the pic, but eh. I was kind of having a blast, and I loved the colors but didn't really want to do a Halloween project. And then I went to the grocery store. Now I don't know about your grocery store but around here they all have these gorgeous bushels of mums sitting outside. They're so pretty. I need some. But anyways, the colors, amazing and they fit with the color challenge, albeit not the same shades but the colors are there. :-) 
So here's what I did with it:

See, pretty. :-) Okay so here's what I used(all coloring done with Distress Markers, remember?):
Purple flowers: Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves, and a hint of Mustard Seed in the centers.
Orange Flowers: Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade
Yellow Flowers: Antique Linen, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed

Stamped with Tuxedo Black ink from Momento

Stickles: Stardust

All Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. 

Flower Centers: Rhinestuds from Tulip in Black.

Thanks for stopping by. I love this card. :-)

Happy Craftin'