04 May 2016

Sara Davies is back at HSN!!

Hello friends!! Sara Davies is back in the US and she will be showcasing more goodies from Crafter's Companion and Spectrum Noir!


A new collection will be shown later today and I want to show you a card I made with this cute Starlet from Verity Rose Collection!! The image was colored with Spectrum Noir Markers:
Skin: FS2, FS3, FS6, TN2
Eyes: IG1, IG2
Outfit: TB1, TB2, IG1, EB1, GB5
Lips: CR8.
Accessories: 
Rose: CR8, DR5, DR7, CG2, DG2


The card base was made from Ultra Premium White cardstock, die-cut and embossed a couple of Scallop Border from Coastal Pearl Shimmering Cardstock, behind the image I colored the edges of a piece of white cardstock with Gold Spectrum Noir Sparkle.

Ultra White Premium Cardstock.
Coastal Pearl Shimmering Cardstock.
Sara Signature Collection Floral Delight 5"x7" Embossing Folder - Rambling Rose.
Sara Signature Collection Floral Delight Die - Scalloped Border.





Hope you like it!
Have  fantastic day!

02 May 2016

Best mom in the world

Hello friends! I am back! I am so sorry I have been gone for more then a week, goodness I got really really sick, first I got a virus then an infection that hit me so hard that I couldn't do a thing, from the 2+ weeks I got sick I actually cooked 4 days only, Subway was our friend and the husband cooked few meals, leftovers are always a plus!

Anyway, I am feeling 90% better, so it is time to start creating again! Latina Crafter has a new sketch and/or twist challenge up, so hope you can participate too. You don't have to use Latina Crafter stamps/dies to participate ;)



And this is the card I created. This time I used both the sketch and the twist together (most of the time I use one or the other).
Here are the directions:
  • Start creating a card base from White cardstock. 5.5" square.
  • Cut a panel from yellow cardstock, 5.25" square and patterned paper, this paper coordinated perfectly with the colors from the challenge, stamp flowers and swirls from  La vida está llena de bendiciones set on paper in Versamark ink and white embossing powder. This is a Ken Oliver paper. Stitch together.
  • Stamp Celebrando a mamá on a piece of white cardstock in Versamark ink , add white embossing powder and heat set. Add distress inks to show more the heat embossed sentiment.
  • Add a scallop border to sentiment and add t panel and add stitches.
  • Adhere panel to card base, add a little strip of Coastal Pearl cardstock and embellish with pearls and sequins.


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Have a fantastic day!


22 April 2016

Together

Hello friends!! Happy Friday to you all! Today, the new Sara Davies Floral Delight Collection is available now!
This collection is very feminine and beautiful, the patterned papers are amazing and you can combine them without getting too much of the same kwim?

My card is super simple and aren't those flowers gorgeous?! Let me tell you, the flowers are from 6" x 6" patterned paper pack, they are so pretty I decided to go old school and take my scissors and cut around them.

Here a re the details:



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Have a fantastic day!!


21 April 2016

Ken Oliver Creative Team April Challenge

Hello friends!! How you all are doing well. The Ken Oliver Creative Team was challenged this month to create a project based on the theme "Family" and also we were challenged to used 3 Color Burst, 1 Metallic, Stick It, stamp and/or dies.

So, I decided to do a baby picture frame! I made this for a friend who recently had a baby girl, she is more like family to me. I've been wanting to visit her, but I am recovering now from a horrible cold/cough bug so I will have to wait until I get 100% better to give it to her.

The project was done in about 90 minutes!!

Here are the details:
  • Start with a wooden frame, paint it with white acrylic paint and then add a couple of layers of gesso, here I used clear gesso to keep the deep white color from the acrylic paint.
  • While the frame dries, paint a piece of Water Color Media paper with Liquid Metal Rose and Saffron. Set aside to dry. Apply Stick It to both colors and die-cut the banner in rose and the baby in Saffron. (After it dried I decided to cover the Saffron color with Metallic Rose, that's why the color looks a little bit darker) I die-cut the baby 3x and the banner 2x. Peel the Stick it and adhere them together.
  • Mist 4 pieces of Water Color Media Paper in Fuchsia, Orchid, Yellow Ochre and Merlot and Pthalo Green and Terra Verte. Die-cut flowers and leaves.
  • Spray flowers and leaves to give them more textures and shape them.
  • Add pink buttons around the frame window.
  • Glue flowers together and add them to frame.
  • Add banner and baby die-cuts.
  • Embellish with pearls and twine.



Ken Oliver Products used:
Other products:
Now, it is your turn to play along!! Create a project based on the theme and use as many of the products listed for the challenge and post your creation on Facebook using the hashtag #kenoliveraprilchallenge or email your submissions to sharon@kenolivercrafts.com.

Hope you like my project!
Have a fantastic day!


Tic-Tac-Toe Guest Designing

Hello my friends!! Few weeks ago I got an exciting email asking if I would like to be a Guest Designer for the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #8 and of course I said yes!!

For my creation I used the 3 items from the top line, you can find more details about the current challenge here


For my card, I started stamping the Autumn leaves in Antique Linen Distress Ink on a piece of watercolor cardstock, then colored them using the wet on wet technique, with Kuretake watercolor paints, allow the colors to dry naturally and add more color if desired. The sentiment I think invites to create more, I added this sentiment because I am trying to do better with watercoloring techniques, inviting myself to keep creating. I added a layer of shimmering cardstock to the watercolor panel and added it to the square card base, finally added 3 clear enamel dots.



Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!!

18 April 2016

Downton Abbey Collection Release Time!!

Hello friends!! Happy Monday to you all. Today is the day that many of you have been waiting for, yes finally the new Downton Abbey Collection is here, This collection is pure luxury, the papers are one of the best I have seen in long time and the stamps, dies and embellishments are just "Beautiful"

I have a couple of cards to share with you, both were made just in minutes and you can make them too!!
This card is a 6"x6" card, perfect to invite your friends for tea. The image was stamped on white cardstock  in versamark ink and added gold embossing powder, I fussy cut the image. The frame die was die-cut in white foam to give it a little bit of the antique puffy look.



These are the products used for this project:


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This second card is so elegant! Perfect for a loved one or a friend for their special day (birthday, wedding, graduation) super easy, just an embossed panel for the background, a stamped sentiment and a topper, just remove it from the sheet and add it to your card!! Voila, done!



These are the products used for this project:


Hope you like them!
Have a fantastic day!!


12 April 2016

With Love


Hello friends!! I am back with a super cute, simple and glittery card using the brand new Signature Collection by Sara Davies Butterfly Lullaby!! Soft and beautiful colors, great for girly projects!

For my card I started with a A2 card base from Ultra Premium White Cardstock. Cut a panel from Watercolor Cardstock and used Spectrum Aqua Markers: Blossom and Magenta to create a washed background. Then die-cut the "With Love" in Candy Red Shimmering Cardstock, White Cardstock and Patterned Paper from the same collection. Add the Candy Red piece first and then glued the other pieces together, on top I die-cut the piece with Stick It on top and added microfine glitter. Added it to the watercolor panel with a piece of the same patterned paper I used for the die-cut as an extra panel, few sequins and the card was done!!



Hope you like it!!
This collection is available now!!

Have a fantastic day!



07 April 2016

On your special day!

Hello my friends! It's Thursday, almost Friday! YAY!! Today's card is super easy, I wanted to focus on the image and coloring, here are the details:
  • Make card base from White cardstock. A2 size.
  • Cut a stripe of Black Pearl Shimmering Cardstock to a piece of Patterned Paper, tie twine and adhere piece to card base.
  • Stamp image from "Provence" set on a piece of watercolor cardstock in Jet Black StazOn ink.
  • Color image with Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Watercolor Pencils: Pesto Green, Verdan Green, Dark Slate, Asphalt, Gunmetal, Oak, Oregano, Hyacinth, Eldelberry, Chrom Orange.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil image with rectangle dies.
  • Add image to card base with foam adhesive.
  • Stamp sentiment from Sentimentals - Vintage Floral Collection Stamp Set in Black Ink.


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Have a fantastic day!

05 April 2016

For you


Hello friends! Happy Tuesday to you. Today I have a very different card for you today, this project started with a completely different concept, but didn't work out the way I wanted it to, so since I had the image colored and ready to go and decided to die-cut it and create a window with the extra border piece, never wasting ;) I took a slightly bigger die-cut circle and die-cut a piece of shimmering black cardstock to create a contrast and show a little bit of the 3D effect.

The image is from "Wildflower" set and the sentiment is created with this super amazing set "Sophisticated script", with this set you can create pretty much anything you want to say.

The flowers were colored with the new Liquid Metals Metallic: Mandarin, Saffron, Jade, Rose and Verdi Gris, and for the background I used the new Color Burst Chartreuse and Lime Green. The sentiment was inked in Click It Walnut Ink.

The card base is a Kraft Water Media card, they come already stitched and includes kraft envelopes!

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04 April 2016

Create your own patterned paper

Hello friends!! Happy Monday to you all, today I have a very easy card for you!! I have few steps of the process. I was making this card and couldn't find a paper that match the colors of my project (and I was a ton of PP) so I decided to create my own, the lines were free lines, no ruler needed. So let's get started:

  • Start making lines with broad nip side of the marker, horizontal and vertical sides. Here I used Spectrum Noir markers: CR4, CR11, GB3, CR6, TB1


  • Then, take the fine side of your DR6 marker and add lines on the red lines to create a contrast. 
  • The piece is done!! Then add black shimmering cardstock behind and also to the pretty image. The image was colored with Spectrum Aqua markers.

  • A close up of the image.

Here is my card, all finished  and ready to go!

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Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!