Thursday, June 21, 2018

Ring Around the Rose

Happy Thursday!

It is amazing being the parent of a toddler.   At the moment he in love with music.   One of the songs he likes is "Ring Around the Rosie".     I sing this song with him..... okay I've lost count.   It was embeded in my head and resulted in this card.

The Rose is from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps:

 Copics used:

Red: R39, R37, R35, R32,
Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, E11
Green: G20, G21, G24, G28
Shadows: W3, W5

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Mermaid and Flounder

Hello all,

I hope all the Dads out there had an wonderful Father's Day.   I spent the day with my Dad.  We had perfect weather at the lake.  We spent the entire day outside watching the little one splash in his kiddie pool.  It was such a perfect one wanted the weekend it end. 

I have a mermaid by Unity to share today.    I cut her out and put her on one of my backgrounds in my stash. 

Copics used:
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E27
Skin: E00, E000, E11, E13, E21
Blue: B05, B02, B01, B00
Purple: V01, V12, V15, V17, BV08, 0
Red: R24, R29

Friday, June 15, 2018

Layered Rose

Welcome Crafty Friends,

I'm in love with layering stamps.  They can be a bit tricky to line up, but the results are totally worth it.  This rose is stunning.   I can't get over the amount of detail the artists at Altenew put into it. 

No copics today

Monday, June 11, 2018

My Monthly Hero May 2018- Husband Style

Hello all,

Connor made his video.  It is on youtube.  I hope you will check it out.

 If you are looking at this in your email... just a reminder that it will not play.  you need to look on the blog or youtube to watch.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Sail Away on a Creative Journey

Hello friends,

I have my first "tutorial" video.    I used the Sail Boat stamp from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps to create a series of cards.  Each card features a different background technique.  This journey has been a great learning experience.   It pushed me to try some new techniques that have been on my wish list for a while.     It is also really neat to see all the background types next to each other.   

Please check out my two videos on backgrounds. 

Hero Arts Video- May 2018

Sail Away-  My Rocky journey through two new techniques. 

Reminder that videos will not play in email.  You need to visit my blog or go to youtube to watch.

Here are photos of the cards.

Nuvo Mousse:

Alcohol Inks-traditional:

Shaving Cream:

Alcohol ink with water:

Distress Oxide and micro glaze:

Nail Polish:

Glimmer Mist:



I don't have a finished card to share today.   Coloring for me is a stress reliever.  I was playing around and managed to color another mermaid.   This is one of my favorites.  Her name is Pearl.  She is a Saturated Canary image.   I'm so sad that she is no longer drawing ( or at least selling her work).

Copics used:

BGs: 10, 11, 13, 15, 18
BVs: 02, 04, 08,
RVs: 52, 63, 66, 69
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13
Greys for shadows and
random blues for bubbles

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

My Monthly Hero May 2018: Summer Swing


Well Hero Arts did it again.  May's MMH kit is amazing.  This kit has sold out.  Hopefully my video is still worth watching.   I tried to focus on techniques as well as card design.    Connor is also planning on participating this month.  I hope he has chance to film his video in the next few days. 

The theme this month was summer.  There were lots of swings, kite, and tree images in this kit.  I thought it was ironic I was making summer cards, while wrapped up in a blanket and struggling to stay warm.   Despite being June... summer hasn't made its way to NY.  The kit gave me a great opportunity to experiment with background techniques.  I managed to dust off a few that were popular a decade ago as well as learn a few more.    I hope you will check out my video.

As always, I'd love to hear what you think.  What were your favorites?  I will create a new post when Connor finishes his video.   I also plan on posting a bonus video in the next few days. 

Here is the link to the video.  If you are looking at this in your email, the video will not play.  You need to go to the blog or youtube to watch.

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