Friday, May 26, 2017

Hoppy day


     Hope what this froggy says is just what you are doing.  He's Freckles from Purple Onion Designs.  I've given Freckles a stenciled background using Twisted Citron Distress ink.  Both he and the Foliage were colored with Prismas.  I fussy cut the frog, glued his feet to the card base and popped the rest of his body up with foam tape.


     If you love Purple Onion Designs stamps as much as I do then you will be thrilled to know that there is a new release coming on June 1st.  WOOHOO!  It's called Happy Trails and you're gonna love it!


     Have a hoppy day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Strathmore Bristol, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Twisted Citron Distress ink
Tools--Memory Box Texture Mesh stencil

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Scripture windows


     Today I have three cards to share using the new Window to the World cling stamps from Art Impressions.  These sweet stamps have lovely scenes with a Bible scripture around the perimeters.  I've used my watercolors on all of them, die cut them with a square die and added them to an assortment of card layouts.  There are three more I'll be sharing later.  
     The first image is called Peace.

Oh Sing

Be Joyful

     These will be great for creating card sets to give as gifts.
     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL watercolor, MFT, Bazzill, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions
Ink--Versafine Black Onyx, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors
Tools--MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 3, Spellbinders Classic Squares

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

29 again


     Don't you just love this sentiment.  LOL  I think lots of us celebrate 29 for multiple years even if just in our own minds.
     Today's card features one of the new wooden block stamps from Art Impressions available at Hobby Lobby.



     Hope this makes you smile.
     Have a blessed day.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Collectable--Notable", Canson XL watercolor, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "29 Again"
Ink.  Versafine Black Onyx, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors
Tools--MFT Die-namics Solid Bracket Border die



Saturday, May 20, 2017

Fabulous chicks!


     Some of you may recall that I am a chicken fanatic.  My kitchen is covered in cluckers so when I saw this new set from Art Impressions called Spring Chicken, I was super excited.
     For this card I stamped the image and colored with my Gansai Tambi watercolors.  Next I cut the image out with an oval die.  I added some doodling around the edge for some "chicken scratch" and popped the frame up on some foam.  I adhered the image oval straight to the card base.


     Hope my cluckers gave you a chuckle today.
     Have a blessed weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL watercolor, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Spring Chicken set"
Ink--Versafine Black Onyx, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, Copic Multi-liner pen
Tools--MFT Die-namics Oval Stax 2 dies and Sentiment Strips dies


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Dandelions in the wind


     Hey!  Remember me?  LOL  It's been quite a while since I've posted anything.  Lots of good stuff going on that takes up LOTS of my time so although I have been making cards, I just got around to photographing and editing them for posting.
     Today I have a cutie from Purple Onion Designs, Wishing (mouse and dandelion).  I don't do a whole lot of shaker cards but the idea popped into my head to add a shaker window behind the dandelion for this image.
     I used my Prismacolor pencils to color the image.  Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen was added to the dandelion head.  I also fussy cut the image and added the parts on top of the stamped card base.


     Hope all is well with all of you.
     Blessings!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, acetate
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx ink, Prismacolor pencils, Tumbled Glass and Mowed Grass Distress inks, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles dies
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow sequins

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Irresistible


This has been a whirlwind month for me, but hopefully things will slow down a little and I can start posting all the Art Impressions cards I have been creating.  Today I have one I made a month or so ago using the Irresistible set.

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  At least she has a little company when she's under the weather.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13
hair E23
bed N3, N5
bedding R21, R22, C2, N1
table E71, E74
tissue box YG93, YG95
cat C2
clothing BG70, BG72, BG75

Have a blessed weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Ki "Autumn Flowers", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Irresistable Set"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--MFT Oval Stax Set 2 dies

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Welcome spring




     Whew!  I've been on the busy merry-go-round this month.  So many things happening and they're not done yet.  LOL
     Here's a little something from Purple Onion Designs to welcome spring winds and flowers.  That's pretty fitting for here.  I've used Ivy and Blooms to create a little scene.  The sky and grass were inked with Distress inks.



Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL watercolor paper, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Versafine Black Onyx, Gansai Tambi watercolors, Peacock Feathers and Mowed Grass Distress inks
Tools--Simons Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Eggs for all


     Some of you may find these little guys among your Easter goodies tomorrow.  I've used Purple Onion Designs Chloe, Blue, and Easter Eggs to create this little scene.  I also used part of a sentiment.


     Hope you enjoy your Easter celebrations.  Rejoice!  He is risen!!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Collectable--Notable", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Spellbinders Classic Large Scalloped Circles, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Fags Stax
Miscellaneous--Craft Square Hemp cord

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter chick


     Are you ready for Easter?  This chick is.  Wonder if he's multi colored in that shell.  LOL  This fun image is Purple Onion Designs Easter Chick.  For the background I used Kristina Werners acrylic ink smooshing technique and I'm happy with how it turned out.  Normally I "over" work my watercolors, but this technique makes that less apt to happen.  The smooshing was done with Distress inks and the painting was done with Gansai Tambi watercolors.




     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL watercolor paper, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Cracked Egg"
Ink--Versafine Black Onyx, Tumbled Glass, Milled Lavender, Mustard Seed, and Cracked Pistachio Distress inks
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh Crystal Clear sequins, Simon Says Stamp Clear embossin powder, Gansai Tambi Watercolors

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Feel better soon


     Are you ready for some brand new Art Impressions people stamp sets?  Today I'm sharing one of the four new "get well" themed sets called Better Soon Set.  Poor fellow looks to be in rough shape so he'll be able to commiserate with the recipient and they can get better together.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13
hair E25
bed and table E31, E33, E35
bedding E23, E25, E27, BG11, BG32, B95
clothing E71, E74, E79, C2, C4
tissue box E71, E74
ice pack GOO, BG11

     Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
     Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Ki "Vintage Charm", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Better Soon Set"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Pretty pears


      My sweet friend, Kim Lackenbach, a LONG time bloggie friend, asked me if I would like to join in the 50th challenge celebration for Inspired By All the Little Things.  Of course I said yes.  LOL  Here's the lovely inspiration photo for the celebration challenge.




     The pears grabbed my eye and I knew just what stamp set I was going to use.  Unfortunately, it is no longer available, although thankfully Marcella Hawley is still designing beautiful stamp sets for her own company, Power Poppy.
     I colored the image and frame with my Copics and added sparkle to the frame with a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.
 

Copics Used:
pears E31, E53, E55, YR31, YG11
stems E74
leaves YG21, YG23, YG25, YG17, YG67
flowers  RV10, R20, R14, Y17

     Hope you'll find some time to play along with this great challenge.  Thanks so much to Kim for asking me to join in the fun.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Flourishes "Pears" (retired), sentiment from Sweet 'n Sassy "Be encouraged"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Worn Lipstick Distress ink
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies, Memory Box Tender leaves dies,  EK Success Retro Flower punch
Miscellaneous--Martha Stewart gold micro beads, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen

Friday, March 31, 2017

Bunny in the arbor


     Perfect time of year for these little fur-balls to be bouncing around in the grass.  From 
Purple Onion Designs I've placed the precious Buttercup Bunny in the Arbour.  She probably came to check out what will be growing there later on.


     Buttercup and the arbour were colored with Prismas.  I used one of POD's Easter sentiments on the inside of the card.


     Have a hoppy happy and blessed day.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Basic Grey "Picadilly", Recollections, Strathmore Bristol
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Prismacolor pencils
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Trail of flowers


     Wouldn't it be amazing if butterflies really left a trail of flowers behind them.  This sweet set from 
Purple Onion Designs is called Scattered Flowers and Hush Butterfly.  I used my Prismas to color the images and then added Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen to all of it.  A little inking around the die cut.  I played around with Photoshop a bit to get the purple to look purple instead of black.  LOL  Whenever I use dark cardstock it ALWAYS looks like it's black.


Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Kaisercraft "Utopia", Recollections, Strathmore Bristol
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Prismacolor pencils, Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress inks
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle dies, Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders dies
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear sparkle pen

Monday, March 27, 2017

Sitting pretty


     Having a play with more of the new watercolor sets from Art Impressions.  For this one I've used the Wooden Chair mini set, WC Cats set, and foliage from several sets.
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     I think the little cat looks so sweet on the chair.  Just the right place to sneak a nap.


     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL watercolor paper, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions
Ink--Marvy, Recollections, and Distress markers
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Hello die, sewing machine

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A fishing we will go


     Can't wait!  Shortly this will be just what hubby and I are doing.  I'm so ready to wet a line and reel em in.  This fellow caught a nice one.  He and his buddy are part of the Art Impressions Reel Great Guys set.

4900 - Reel Great Guys Set

     I added a little Crackle Accents to the fish to give him some scales.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13
boat E31, E35
man 1 clothesYG91, YG93, E42, E43
man 2 clothes E31, Y28, B93, B95, B97
fish BG93, BG96, E42, E43, R22

     Hope you have some upcoming plans set to do something you love too.  Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Simple Stories "Awesome", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Reel Great Guys"
Ink--Faded Jeans Distress ink
Miscellaneous--Ranger Crackle Accents