Friday, October 28

Love, peace, joy

Hello friends! How is your weekend going? I meant to write this earlier today, but the day went by way too fast, and here I am, it's almost 9:00 pm and typing and watching Charlie Brown, oh my, I am having so much fun!

Last night, I decided to craft to calm down the busyness of my day and it worked perfectly. I found this super cute sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch and decided to give it a try, plus I had in mind the Watercolor Challenge from Where Creativity Meets C9 using my new stamps and dies from Concord & 9th.

So, I decided to take pictures of the process, I hope you can find it helpful, so let's get started:

  • After the color piece is dried, die-cut the JOY word.

  • Finally, adhere JOY with foam adhesive and get it ready to send to a special one {wink, wink}

Hope you like it and get inspired!
Have a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, October 26

Merry Christmas

Hello friends! Happy Wednesday to you all. I've been thinking about Christmas a lot, creating few projects so I have enough cards to send out this year. I created this card, which is super simple, and I wish the picture could do more justice, it is prettier in real look. {wink, wink}, products used from Crafter's Companion

Here are the details.

Don't forget that Crafter's Companion has 25% on your orders until October 31st!!! Great time to get your markers, pens, stamps, cardstock and more!!!

Entering this project to:

Hope you like it!!
Have a fantastic day.

Monday, October 24

Joy to the World

Hello friends! Today I have a Christmas card for you. I am trying to have my Christmas cards done before Thanksgiving and have enough to send to my family and friends, this one is easy, elegant and has the metallic factor that everyone will love.

For this project I used RedGreen and Gold Metallic Tapes, perfect Christmas combo, I invited to visit the Rainbow Tape Blog for a picture tutorial, check it out HERE

So, here few steps of the card process:
  • Apply 1/4 Green and Gold Metallic Tape on a piece of cardstock and die-cut pieces. I used dies from Pretty Poinsettia Die set.
  •  Cut a piece of white cardstock, 4" x 4"and adhere Red Metallic Tape in all sides.
  • Stamp image from Christmas Visitors set in Distress Ink, then color it with Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils: Kiwi, Deep Forest, Bottle Green, Rose, Violet, Strawberry, Fossil Grey, Dove Grey, Aqua. Trim image to 3" x 3" and ink all edges. Add piece to 4" square piece with foam tape.
  • Create a card base 5" x 5", adhere the panel with the red border and then add the colored panel.
  • Stamp sentiment from Season's Greetings set on a piece of vellum in Versamark Watermark ink, add Gold embossing powder and heat set.

And before I leave, Crafter's Companion is joining the birthday celebrations from our sister Crafter's Companion UK!! And we have New Products plus the entire site is with a 25% OFF!!!

Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!!

Wednesday, October 19

Happy Thanksgiving Card Set

Hello friends! Happy Wednesday to you all. Today, I want to share with a set of Thanksgiving cards I made using Latina Crafter stamps. This Pilgrims set is adorable and perfect for Thanksgiving!! I made 2 in Spanish and 2 in English.

Here are the details:
  • Stamp image on a piece of Watercolor Paper in Black Stazon Ink.
  • Color images, here I used Spectrum AquaBlend : Brunette, Cherrywood, Oregano, Cypress, Ebony, Carrots, Aqua, Cantaloupe, Dove Grey, Oak, Charcoal Brown, Presto Green, Spruce, Sky Blue. Then I added a bit of shadow using SPectrum Noir Colorista Pencils Noir Colorista.
  • Then, die-cut front using Stacey Dies.
  • Create card bases, cut stripes of dot paper, this one is Lunares. Then, add the colored panels.
  • Stamp sentiment on Vellum in Versamark Ink, add Gold embossing powder and heat set. Add them to card.
  • Die-cut leaves in Gold Cardstock and add them to corner of card.
  • Finally add a red pearl to the left corner.
I decorated the inside of my cards as well.

  • I cut a piece of Ivory Cardstock, 3.75" x 5", added a stripe of the dot paper and super thin Gold Metallic Tape (love, love, love this tape). Stamp pumpkin from "Con Gratitud set" in Memento Tangelo ink and sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black.

Hope you like them.
Have a fantastic day!

Thursday, October 13

Gemini now available at Crafter's Companion

Hello friends!! Hope you are having a great day! I want to share great news with you, if you missed your chance to get your Gemini over at HSN, well this is your chance! Crafter's Companion has them in stock, get yours before they are gone!! And not only that, with your purchase, you will receive a coupon  for a 30% off of dies!!

So, to celebrate I want to show you a project I made using my Gemini and brand new released dies.

Here are the details:

Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!!

Tuesday, October 11

You are Great

Hello friends! Happy Tuesday to you all! Sorry for the unexpected break, dealing with joint pain after doing a lot of yard work, it's taking me more time than I expected, but feeling better sooooo I am sharing with you this card I created using this beautiful card from Concord & 9th called "You are enough"

For the flower, I stamped it on a piece of watercolor paper in Versamark Watermark ink, then colored it with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens, I wish the picture could do more justice.
For the background I used again my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens and added few drops of ink direct on a piece of watercolor paper, here I used Peacock Blue, Aquamarine, Hearthside, Biscuit.
I stamped the sentiment in Ken Oliver Crimson Click It Ink. Finally  I added a strip of gold metallic tape.

I got inspired by the colors from "The Challenge" Color Challenge

and Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge "Watercolor"

Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, October 4

Starting from the Same Place Blog Hop!!

Hello friends!! The day has finally arrived, the Artist Collaboration "Starting from the same place" Blog Hop is here. First I want to say Thank you Tina for the wonderful idea and organizing this Artist Collaboration, this has been a project in the making since July, so today you are going to enjoy projects from artists not only from the USA, but only from around the world!!
I have seen little peeks of the projects and they are amazing!

So, everybody started with the same package of products and the only rule was to use everything that was given. You could add other products if you need it.
The picture below is the starting package.

So, now let's share a bit about my project. At first I didn't know what to do, well I knew I wanted to work on a canvas, so I had a little chat with my crafty sister Lee Ann and she said, make something with flowers and then the idea was born!
I started adding a good coat of gesso to my 16" x 20" canvas, after dried I used modeling paste and the cute stencil and added in the center and opposite corners, after it got dried I painted some areas with light blue and silver acrylic paint.To give it an extra wow factor I added drops of Platinum and Metallic Rose Color Burst (I wish my pictures could show the shimmer goodness)
I made the flowers from the fabric I got in the package, the green fabric was for leaves only, I painted the gears in copper paint

I added on top and bottom right corners 1/4" Blue and White Masking Tape, I also added 1/8" Gold Metallic Tape from Rainbow Tape

This is the final piece, I think it looks much better in person!

You can check out all the fabulous creations in the link below:

Hope you like my canvas, I would love to hear from you.
Have a fantastic day!!