Thursday, April 10, 2014

Make a Splash


Happy Thursday everyone! I'm back with Part 2 of Under the Sea Mae from Some Odd Girl Stamps. This is the second mermaid image and sentiment from the stamp set. I decided to go with the same layout/look as the first card (blog post here). I added a second image of a clam shell, from Make it Crafty, perfect!


I used the red & pinks in the Martha Stewart set to create the glitter ombre effect, all adhered with Glossy Accents. I used a shell image from the SOG set and fussy cut it out and placed it on her hair with pearls. I used various sized flat back pearls on this card, I especially love the largest pearl.


All the images are colored with my Copics. As always this was a joy to create, coloring is so relaxing. This is the fisrt time I used the pink/green combo and I love it! She kinda reminds me of The Little Mermaid Ariel, maybe I should color her tail blue next time =)

Thanks for taking the time to look at my creation. All supplies/colors listed below.
Have a fabulous crafty day!


Supplies:
SOG - Under the Sea Mae
Make it Crafty - Clam Shell Digi Stamp
Martha Stewart Iridescent Hexagon Glitter
Glossy Accents
Memento Tuexedo Black Ink
Recollections 110lb White Cardstock
White Gel Pen
Pebbles Inc. Pearlescent Chalks
Star Dust Stickles
Various Sizes Flat Back Pearls

Copics
(Skin) E00/E11/BV00 
(Hair) R81/R83/R85/R39
(Tail/Fins/Accents) R81/R83/R85/R39/G03/G05/G12
(Hair Shell) R81/G03/G12
(Clam Shell) E50/E11/E21

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Mother's Love and When & Where

Happy Wednesday everyone! Here are my projects using the Avocado Arts NEW April Release:



I decided to go real simple with my cards. First one up is using When & Where:


I knew from the start that I wanted to make some kind of border with the arrow. I did two rows and placed a strip of gold striped washi tape. Instead of using black ink, I used navy and colored random arrows with my Copics. I layered some heart acetate die cuts to soften up the look of the card.

Card two features both sets, A Mother's Love and When & Where:


Again I went with a navy ink color, as well as the cardstock used to mat the image. I just love the flowers in this set, along with the words imbedded in the stems. I created a shadow by using a different hue of blue and stamped the same image off to the side for the effect. I wanted to mimic some of the "petals" flowing in the wind, so I used the small heart in the Avocado Type stamp set. The chevron border is from the When & Where set. It doesn't quite fit across the A2 card but it stamps seamlessly when stamped side by side. For the final detail, I used silver flat back pearls in sizes small & large.

Last card, using A Mother's Love:


I love this sentiment! I pulled out all my white toned buttons and started gluing them down. Navy ink used again and I added some faux stitching around the card. Of course how could you not place a teeny tiny button on the "o" in buttons =)

Those are my cards, thank you so much for taking the time to take a look. I hope you enjoy these sets as much as I do.

See you soon!
Jo


Avocado Arts Stamps used:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April IAR Challenge


Hey it's me again =) Here is my card for the I Am Roses April Challenge. The theme is Easter and the challenge is to incorporate an Egg or Egg Shape. I decided to cut an oval shape for the egg and then I used Small Gardenia Curly Petals to fill in the shape. The petals came in different shades of yellow and also white. I love how full and fluffy it is.

The bunny was cut from a die at a scrapbook store and I then embossed it with Swiss Dots from Cuttlebug. The bunny is layered over pink vellum paper that I trimmed with decorative pinking scissors for added detail.


I tied two sets of seam binding for the bows. The center sits a 3/4" White & Pink Rose. The paper is from Prima London Market and I finished the card with flat back pearls on all corners.

This challenge was fun, I hope you participate over at the I Am Roses Challenge Blog. Also I would like to give a warm WELCOME to Designer Sharon Martinelli. She is one talented lady and joins our IAR Design Team.

One last thing, there are NEW Badges over at the IAR Blog, make sure you check them out!

Thanks for passing by, have a beautiful Tuesday!


I Am Roses Products (Links provided):

Other Supplies:
Recollections 110lb White Cardstock
Iridescent & Pink Vellum
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
White Seam Binding
Prima London Market Designer Paper
Flat Back Pearls
Decorative Pinking Scissors
Hot Glue/Gun

Monday, March 31, 2014

Sea You Soon


Hi everyone, happy Monday! It's mid-day here and I wanted to share the card I made at a crop this past Saturday. I used Under the Sea Mae Clear Stamp from Some Odd Girl Stamps.

I am in LOVE with this card. I was able to use the Martha Stewart Iridescent Hexagon Glitter, OMG this is the best chunky glitter ever! I started from the darkest blue, light blue and then went into the dark green then the light green, creating this awesome ombre effect. I used glossy accents to adhere the glitter on to the card base.


I enjoyed coloring her with my Copics. I even added some of the glitter to her tail. I love to experiment with color techniques and just trying new things. This was my first attempt to blend blues & purples together. I just jumped right in and hoped for the best, SUCCESS!

I also added some texture with the dotting technique. I've seen this done on many images and love the look.
Another mermaid image comes in this stamp set, I can't wait to start coloring her! I might recreate this colored image in a video, so stay tuned on my YouTube Channel: Paperdrama.


Supplies:
SOG - Under the Sea Mae
Martha Stewart Iridescent Hexagon Glitter
Glossy Accents
Memento Tuexedo Black Ink
Recollections 110lb White Cardstock
White Gel Pen
Pebbles Inc. Pearlescent Chalks
Star Dust Stickles

Copics
(Skin) E00/E11/BV00 
(Hair) YG03/YG63/YG67
(Tail/Fins) V09/V12/V15/B00/BG05
(Shell) B00/BG05/V09/V12/V15


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Altered Paper Bag Handles


Hi everyone, I thought I'd share this mini tutorial of how I altered these bag handles from this grocery paper bag. I needed a huge gift bag and decided to upcycle this paper grocery bag from Target.

First I cut of the old handles and set them aside. To make the bag cuter, I cut out a scallop design on the top. I then added the designer paper on both sides. I used the old handles as a template and created my own with designer paper to match.

It turned out so cute and it just gave the bag more detail.


You can watch my Start-To-Finish video at my YouTube Channel HERE.

You can add handles to any size bag you want. Here, I added handles to these paper lunch bags.


Hope you enjoyed my little share with you. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Arigato & New Recollections 110lb CS Review


Happy Friday everyone! Last minute I wanted to share the card I made today. Also I decided to put a video up of the card/coloring process (**CLICK HERE**). Before I forget, I am trying out a new cardstock. It is Recollections 110lb White Cardstock bought at Michaels Craft Store. I wanted a thicker card base for white cs and for my one layer cards, so I wanted to give this a try. 

Here are my thoughts: It works beautifully with my Copics. Unfortunately it still bleeds through the underside of the image. My go-to Copic paper is the Neenah Solar White Smooth Cardstock, BUT for the price w/40% coupon and a whole ream, I would totally reccommend this Recollections brand. There is a slight texture to the cardstock but not that noticeable. 

The image is the cutest from Sister Stamps - Minako. Even though I am no longer a Guest Designer, I still love creating with their stamps!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Supplies:
Inkadinkado - Asian Influences
Hero Arts - Arigato
Recollections 110lb White CS
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Pebbles Inc. Pearlescent Shimmers Chalks
Copics
(Skin) E00/E11/BV00 
(Hair) C5/C7/C9/B39
(Outfit) R27/R39/C3/C5/C7


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sassy Chick

Happy Sunday Friends! I am showcasing the Sassy Chick stamp set today.


I am in love with these stitched clouds, so I added some faux stitching along the border and made it look like the clouds were hanging by stitches. I made a hillside backdrop and added the butterflies that come in the set. I wanted the sun to be the focus on the card, so I made it the only colored image. It is placed on dimensional pop dots and I stamped the sentiment "You are my Sunshine" on a separate sun image and punched it out with a 1/8" circle punch, perfect fit for the center.

Card #1

For my second card, the only dimesional embellishment are the layered buttons in the center of the sun image. There are the stitched clouds again =) I used the "It's Spring" sentiment on a little flag banner. The tulips in the set are stamped along the bottom for a floral garden border.

Card #2

Last but not least, here is my third card for you. I colored a little scene using the sun, the clouds, the littlest chick and the water puddle. He is just having a blast in that water. I used an oval die to cut the image out and placed it on dimensional pop dots. By sheer coincidence the shape mimics an egg, who knew?, not me until a fellow Designer Cristal pointed it out! I went to town with those clouds in the backgound LOL. I wrapped some teal twine around the card. The flower is from the stamp set and I colored two of the same image with different colors and layered them together.

Card #3

The ladies are really rockin' this stamp set. Visit the Avocado Arts Blog more inspiration from the DT gals.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
~Jo