Thursday, November 19, 2015

Super cute Ai Penguins and Ai Reindeer set at Michaels!

Hello hello and happy Thursday!
 I'm super excited to share two sets of cards featuring the new Michaels Ai stamp sets from Hampton Art.  They are now available at your Michaels.

For the first set of cards, I used the Ai Penguins set (SC0716).  I absolutely adore these little penguins and the snowman, so cute!  I just want to give him a big hug.

I decided to color the images with colored pencils and die cut with a stitched oral die.

Here is a closer look of both cards.

For my second set of cards.  I used the Ai Reindeer set (SC0715).  

I also colored the images with colored pencils, but I wanted a non-white background.  So, I used Pan Pastel to add some colors behind the images (hint: Pan Pastel can be erase with a eraser before it's sealed), to seal the Pan Pastel, I used the pearl white spray mist, plus it also added a little bit of shimmer. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Can't wait to see your Red and Evergreens creations!

Colored Pencils used:
Ai Penguins card set:  Derwent Colorsoft red, black, dove grey, persian grey, light green, green, pale blue, orange, and deep cadmium
Ai Reindeer card set:  Lyra Polycolor, pale geranium lake, light carmine, canary yellow, gold ochre, ochre, apple green, moss green, raw, brown ochre, raw umber.  For skin tones:  Prismacolor beige and  peach, Faber Castell Polychromes flesh. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Eyelet Outlet Christmas cards.

Hello hello!
I'm sharing a couple of holidays cards using some fun holiday brads.

First up, can you hear those holiday bells?  I used some skinny washi tape and some jewel strips to create the ribbon to hang these adorable holiday bells.

And check out these snowman...  they are totally ready to celebrate!   

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Tuscan Village

Hello hello and happy Monday!
I'm sharing a watercolor card today, I have been wanting to try out the beautiful Watercolor series from Art Impression. And I did just that, I'm absolutely in love with the Watercolor series 9 set 1 and set 2.

I used the Tuscan Village and Row of Grapes from Series 2.  Tall trees from Series 1.  And the Leafy branch from the mini watercolor set Chest of Flowers

To finish, I used the Square Easel die to create an easel card, Viola!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Marvy LePlume markers used:
No. 45 Sepia, No.15 Olive Green, No. 17 Steel Blue, No. 28 English Red
Towbow marker:  N65

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Be Merry challenge at Ai challenge!

Hi hi and happy Thursday!

Have you see the new Christmas release over at Ai yet?  If not, you have to check them out HERE!  They are super super cute and love them all.  But this Mr. and Mrs.  Claus 
'Twinkle in a Tangle' (SKU#4665) are just too too cute!  

Click HERE to check out the new release!

I have been obsessed with these Faber Castell Albrecht Dürer watercolor pencils.

I added on my festive 'gold' background with using glitter washi tape.

And here is my card.

Come join the fun and Be Merry!  

See you soon and have a great day!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Sweet little Angel!

Hello hello and happy Monday!
Since it's the beginning of the week, this is a perfect timing to send you a sweet hello with this adorable Angel Spinner (SKU# 4673)

I colored the adorable angel with watercolor pencils. 

For the background, I used a winter theme stencil and applied with distress ink pad and a blending tool.

Finally, I added a sentiment, glitter washi tape, and finished up by drawing in a few stars.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Collage Mania with Ai

Hello hello and happy Monday!
I decided to share something a little different today.  Well, I was inspired by the coloring books which are totally the craze right now.  Many many pages of black and white design.  Then, my light bulb switch came on...  Why not, use some fun Ai Girlfriends and Ai People!

For the first card, I used the Ai/Hampton Arts Wine clear set from Michaels.  I stamped the image four separate times, cut them up, and then adhered to a based card stock.  I also create a border by using a Copic markers (using the chisel tip and touch it around the border to get a framed look.)

Since I have so much fun, I wanted to do another card using the Throttle Spinner.

But for this card, I used a different color and also switched up the pattern.   

Cheers and thanks so much for stopping by!  Time for some coloring!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Watercolor easel cards and a challenge!

Hello hello and happy Thursday!

Today I'm sharing a watercolor card using one of the Art Impressions new Watercolor Minis.  

For the watercolor, I used distress markers in bundled sage, peeled paint, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, fired brick, and gathered twigs. 

Also, if you are up for a challenge?  Come join us at the Use Water-Based Ink challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!