Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Gone Fishing


     Another critter for you today.  This time this fun pooch from Art Impressions is enjoying some sunshine and a nice lazy float on the water.  He's part of the Reel Great Guys set.

4900 - Reel Great Guys Set


Copics Used:
dog E31, E35, C2
raft RV10, RV13, RV14

     Right now it's hot and overcast, but before we know it it will be time to join this furry fellow.
Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Collectable--Notable", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art IMpressions "Reel Great Guys"
Ink--Copic Multi-liner pen
Tools--Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangles dies, Impression Obsession Ocean Border dies
Miscellaneous--string and brad from my stash

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Kite bear


Disclaimer:  Despite the pattern lately I do not practice sending small animals off into the air.  LOL
     This sweetie from Purple Onion Designs is called Bubbly.  The stamp has him holding a sparkler, but I masked it off and gave him a kite instead.  
     There's plenty enough wind around here for him to fly it.  I'm not complaining though since the forestry burnt around our property yesterday and the wind blew all the smoke away.  When there's no wind, all that smoke can really be smothering.
     I used some distress inks for the sky and ground and using a stitched rectangle die, I popped up the image panel on some foam.


Copics Used:
bear E31, E35, E51, E01
kite BG10, BG32, BG72, Y11, YR21, E53, E55
trees YG21, YG23, YG25, YG17, E53, E55

     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:  
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Bubbly", "Kite", "Tree Line", and sentiment
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn Distress inks
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die

Monday, February 27, 2017

Wanna play?


     The only kind of golf I play is mini golf, but there are lots of people out there who play the real deal.  Art Impressions has a brand new stamp set in the Work & Play collection just for golfing fans, Par-tee Golfers.

4902 - Par-Tee Golfers Set
These two make golf look anything but boring.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E23, E25, E27
clothes RV10, RV13, RV14, C2
flag BG11, BG32, BG57
     Have a blessed Monday!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--American Crafts, MFT, Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Par-tee Golfers"
Ink--Copic Multi-liner
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles dies

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Balloon bunny


     I've used Purple Onion Designs Willa and Balloon stamps to create this card.  The balloons actually have string on the stamp but I chose to use some silver thread instead.  Background was created with Peacock Feathers Distress ink.



Copics Used:
rabbit E31, E35, E01, R20
shirt B24
balloons YG21, YG23, YG25, YG17, R43, R35, R37, Y04, Y08, Y19

     Hope you're having a great Sunday.
     Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Willa", "Balloon", and sentiment
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Verasafine Black Onyx, Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress inks
Tools--Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders die, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen, silver thread

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Prezzies!


     Does this card look a bit wonky in the middle?  LOL  It should.  I tried to use Jennifer Mcguire's Stamped Edge Gatefold card design on this card using Purple Onion Designs Stacked Gifts.  Probably should have taken a side view pic so you could see it better, but basically the card opens in the middle.  I've cut along the bottom of all the presents and the bottom panel just extends upward a bit under them.
     Not crazy with my coloring at all.  I used markers that really need water mixed with them for a smoother effect but this isn't watercolor paper.


     Hope you have a fantastic Saturday!  Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Stacked Gifts" and sentiment
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Distress markers, Marvy Markers, Sakura white, gold, and silver gel pens

Friday, February 24, 2017

Bunny in flowers


     Don't you want him to come live in your flower garden?  This sweetie is another creation from the Art Impressions new clear stamp set, Easter Blessings.

4886

I used my Prismas for this one.


     It's Friday!  Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--MFT, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Easter Blessings"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles dies, Martha Stewart Modern Garland punch
Miscellaneous--Krylon 18 kt. Gold Leafing pen, Offray ribbon

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Work of heart


     Here's another creation using one of the new Work & Play sets from Art Impressions.  This one is called Teachers Rule.  Hats off to all you ladies that took on this role.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13
hair C6, C8
clothes BG11, BG32, BG57, C2
shoes C4, C6, C8
books E41, E42, E43, E31, E55, RV10, RV14, Y28

Happy hump day!  Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--American Crafts, Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Teachers Rule"
Ink--Sakura gold gel pen, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear sparkle pen, Krylon 18kt. gold leafing pen, Copic Multi-liner pen
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes dies, Quickutz Nesting Circles dies
Miscellaneous--Recollections doily

Monday, February 20, 2017

Tired nurses


     You may have seen this one floating around cardland already.  It was on Art Impressions blog last week.  It's one of the cards I made that went to Creativation last month in Phoenix.
     I used one of the brand new Work & Play sets from AI.  This one is called Proud Nurse set.  Pretty handy for me since my daughter is in nursing school.

4899 - Proud Nurse Set


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13
nurse 1
hair E23, E25, E27
clothes and shoes RV13, RV14, C2
nurse 2
hair Y11, Y32, YR21
clothes and shoes BG11, BG32, BG57, C2
table and chairs E31, E35, C00, C0, C2
cups E41, E42, E43

     Have a blessed week!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Cut and Paste--Flair", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Proud Nurse Set"
Ink--Sakura gold and silver gel pens

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Rose Wreath


     Here's a lovely wreath of roses to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day.
     This card was created using one of Art Impressions brand new Mini Tryfold stamps sets, Sweet Wishes.

4848

     I decided to used the stamps a little differently for my card to show that you don't have to just use them in the fun tri-fold design.  Versatility is great!
     The image is colored with Copics and I added a bit of texture to the background with an embossing folder.  the wreath and the top panel are popped up on foam.  The sentiment was embossed on vellum.


     Have a very happy Valentine's Day.  Much love to you all.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, The Paper Studio vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Sweet Wishes"
Ink--Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--accompanying dies, Paper Studio Quatrefoil embossing folder
Miscellaneous--Simon Says Stamp clear embossing powder

Monday, February 6, 2017

Bunnies and egg


     Here are a couple more of the adorable bunnies in Art Impressions new Easter Blessings stamps set.  They're so fluffy and cute.  Used my Prismas to color them up.


     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Sweet Girl", Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Easter Blessings"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--MFT Fishtail Flags Stax dies, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 3 dies, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Love ya





     I have another sweet Valentine using Purple Onion Designs stamps to share with you today.   Ssssh!  Don't tell him, but this is my hubby's Valentine this year.
     I've balanced the adorable Lilly the Garden Owl on the Hearts on a String with an I Love You sentiment.


Copics Used:
owl E31, E35, E51, YR21, YR23, W1, W3
hearts R24, R37, R20, R22, R46, R39, RV13, RV25

     Bye, bye January.  Here comes February,  Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections "With Love", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Lilly", "Hearts on a String", and sentiment
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen

Monday, January 30, 2017

Bunny in a flower


     You're going to be seeing LOTS of Art Impressions cards from me in the future.  Just got a ton of the new releases to work with and they are FABULOUS!!!!  This card was made with one of the new clear stamp sets, Easter Blessings.  Several of my cards, including this one, were displayed at CHA in Phoenix, and quite a few of them made it into the catalog supplement that was available there.   EEEEPS!  Always fun to see your work in print.
     I layered the tag onto a panel that was embossed with vertical stripes and cut out with a stitched rectangle die.


Copics Used:
rabbit C2, E02, R30
flower Y11, YR21, YR23
stem and leaves YG17, YG21, YG23

     Hope your week is full of blessings!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Stella and Rose--Gertie", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Easter Blessings"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Tumbled Glass Distress ink
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Tag die, MFT Oval Stax 2 dies, The Paper Studio A2 Striped embossing folder
Miscellaneous--Celebrate It ribbon, Crafters Square hemp cord

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Heartfelt hugs


     Valentine's are abounding in card land and I have another sweet one using Purple Onion Designs Heartfelt.  The base panel was embossed with a straight line grid folder and the top panel is a mix of Valentine papers.  The sentiment was cut from glitter paper and layered onto about three other die cuts to give it dimension.


Copics Used:
mouse W1, W3, W5, R20, R22, R30, C2
heart RV13, RV25
stocking R46

     Have a fabulous and blessed weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections "With Love", Bazzill, Glitzy Paper, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Heartfelt"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes dies and Painted Hugs die, WeRMemory Keepers embossing folder, EK Success Corner Rounder
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen

Friday, January 27, 2017

Checking the mail


     I've got another one of those crazy Art Impressions squirrels from the brand new Nuts About You clear stamp set for you today.  This little fellow is checking his mailbox for Valentines.  Pulled out my Prismas to color this one up.


     Hope you got a chance to check out all the new stuff Art Impressions revealed at CHA.  This company keeps raising the bar with some truly innovative card making products.
     Have a blessed weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Sweet Girl", The Paper Studio vellum, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Nuts About You"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 1 dies, MFT Mini Tabs Quartet dies

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Flying squirrels


Art Impressions has released a couple of brand new clear stamp sets including Nuts About You.


These crazy squirrels are up to all kinds of Valentine fun.


Copics Used:
balloon RV13, RV25
squirrels E31, E35, W1

Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Sweet Girl", MFT, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Nuts About You"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Tumbled Glass Distress ink
Tools--Lawn Fawn Puffy Clouds die
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen