Friday, July 29, 2016

Pretty Up Crazy Dogs with Pattern Paper

Hello friends! 
Are you ready for more Crazy Dogs posts???
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I am using today's post as an example of showing how you can "dress up" an image like Crazy Dogs. 
to be honest, I am a huge fan of Tim Holtz products, but when it comes to grunge, Halloween and steampunk...not so much.
I was determined to pretty up the images with pattern paper.  Is it possible? 
I added Calais Butterflies from Memory Box.  I think the butterflies are perfectly fitting for the bewildered look on the doggie...

I colored all the Crazy Dog images with Kuretake and the watercoloring does such a good job. I often struggle with animal and people images with coloring. Now that the watercolors really make coloring easy for someone like me.

It is fun and easy to use scrapbooking and Project Life sentiment for these images. 

If you are on the fence about the Crazy Dogs images, I hope that you get to see the cute and pretty side of it. The pattern paper really make a difference for me.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Butterfly Trio

Hello friends!
The latest release from Penny Black "Artistic Endeavor" includes this amazing set of butterflies. When I first saw it, I knew I had to have it.


I find each size appealing  and easy to work with.
I am using the largest size butterfly for today's project. This butterfly nearly cover the card front and I love that it is simple yet detailed.

When it comes to images like this, I find myself using the similar approach like I do with a lot of  large detailed images. 

I love to....
 Color the image with Spectrum Aqua Markers with the help of MISTI
Clear-emboss the image with MISTI 
Use ink-smooshing (with transparency) technique to color the background
Stamp the background with Script background
You can find this approach in my last video (see here).

The above pretty much sums up how I created this card.
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I quite enjoy the creating process and thought the card reflects on a lot of projects that I share in the past year.
enjoy your day!
I guess you can say that this card is the fruit of my own Artistic Endeavor.
I have a lot more to come with this stamp set.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #379


Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for the "Things with Wings Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)

This week the challenge is...

Anything Goes

 We are using Lawn Fawn products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some, we love to see them used :-)  

For my project, I decided to use Lawn Fawn Candy Box Die and Perfectly Plaid and Scripty Thanks Die.


I must admit that I am not great in putting package together. But this die is easy to work with this Candy Box Die once you get the hang of it. Notice the scalloped edges on the tags? I used the same Candy Box Die to create the matching tag.

These small boxes are perfect for party favors and small gift packages.

As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!
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You have until Wed. 8am Eastern Time to join in :-)
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Welcome Baby M!

Hello friends!
Yeah, there is a new baby in the family!
My niece just gave birth to a sweet baby girl a few weeks ago. 
To commemorate this very special occasion, I made a special baby card to welcome baby M.
This set Baby Party Animals seems like the perfect set for this. 

I used my favorite technique, paper-piecing, to create this baby card. It's easy to create a scene when you have these cute images and pattern paper.
Welcome Baby
I can't say enough about this Perfectly Plaid Pattern Paper from Lawn Fawn. There are a few more to come from Lawn Fawn (see Fall Palette  and Christmas Palette )....more to add to the wish list!

Here is a close-up. You can see the shine with Glossy Accent.
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 I also added the lovely sequin mix from Lucy's Little Things. They really great mix of sequins. 
I just mailed this card to the new family who resides in Long Island, New York. Hope they like it.
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