Thursday, October 18, 2018

Covered Bridge & Add Embellishments Challenge Week 2!

Hello!  It is week 2 of Art Impressions challenge--Add Embellishments!  We are also featuring the newly released Windows to the World sets.

My card today uses the beautiful Covered Bridge Window stamp.  The sentiment that is around it says: "May all of your hopes and dreams be waiting for you just around the bend."  How lovely and just perfect for an encouragement card for someone just starting out on a new adventure!


I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used two square dies to cut the image and a pink mat layer.  I kept this card simple by adding just a few clear sparkly sequins for my embellishments.  

We hope you will join in our challenge to "add embellishments"!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  Happy crafting!


Monday, October 15, 2018

Happy Fall Cards - Art Impressions

Happy Monday!  I have these two cards using the Art Impressions Happy Fall set over on their blog today.  Is this sweet scarecrow not the most adorable EVER?!!  I think it is!!

I made two cards colored two ways.  The first is watercolored and the next is with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used Marvy LePlume II markers to color this one.  The sentiment is included in the Happy Fall set.

Here is the alcohol marker colored card.  This sentiment is from Honey Bee Stamps Acorn Sisters set.

Click over to Art Impressions blog to see more photos and get the details.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Art Impressions Happy Fall set
Honey Bee Stamps Acorn Sisters

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

I'm Here For You!

Hello!  My card today is for Word Art Wednesday challenge blog where Honey Bee Stamps is a sponsor for this week's challenge.  This card will be great to have on hand to send to someone that needs encouragement and to let them know I'm here for them.

I used Honey Bee Stamps Country Blooms stamps (one of my favorites!) and colored them with alcohol markers.  I downloaded the featured scripture, added a black border, then printed it out.  It's popped up with foam tape for some dimension.

For the inside of the card I used stamps from Honey Bee Stamps With Sympathy for the sentiment.  I used another floral stamp from Country Blooms to pretty up the inside.  It's stamped with Simon Says Stamp Hot Mama ink.   I matted the colored image onto a diagonal striped paper.  Then finished the card off with a few sparkly sequins from Honey Bee Stamps Honey Bee sequin mix.

 I'm so glad you've stopped by my blog and hope you've enjoyed my card!  


Marker colors:
Copic: Y15, RV19, R85, R89, V12, V15
Spectrum Noir:  CT4, AG1, AG3, PL4

Monday, October 8, 2018

Thankful! by Carol Hintermeier

Hello Ai Fans!

It's Monday so it's my day over on the Art Impressions blog!  My card today features the NEW Grateful Hearts stamp set.  I just LOVE all of the sentiments in this set!  

I'm using the beautiful cornucopia on my card today.  I think this is just perfect to give to your hostess at Thanksgiving or to send to that special family member you may be missing at the holidays.

Thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to go to the Art Impressions blog for more details.  Have a wonderful week!

Art Impressions Grateful Hearts set
Art Impressions A2 Double-Stitched Rectangle dies
Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail white embossing powder
Pebbles Woodland Forest 6x6 paper pad

Monday, October 1, 2018

Boo to You!!! for Art Impressions

Hello to you on this fine Monday!  Today is my day over on the Art Impressions blog and my card features this adorable Halloween Magic Set!

Yes!  The stars glow in the dark!!  I stamped the stars in WOW! Regular Glow-in-the-Dark embossing powder.

Since my card base is black I used an Art Impressions A2 Stitched Rectangle die to cut a panel from white card stock and stamped the sentiment inside.

I really love how the background really highlights the sweet girl and her cat!

I have many more details for creating the background over on the Art Impressions blog.  I hope you'll click over and check it out!  Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look!

Art Impressions Halloween Magic Set
Art Impressions A2 Stitched Rectangle dies
Various Spectrum Noir and Copic alcohol markers
Perfect Pearls
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:  Pale Yellow; Fog Gray

Monday, September 24, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

SSS STAMPtember and Art Impressions

It's STAMPtember!!!!  I'm so thrilled to create this fun card using the new set called Pumpkin Spice!  This set is a collaboration between Simon Says Stamp and Art Impressions.

If you are wondering what STAMPtember is, this is from Simon's blog:

STAMPtember defined:

STAMPtember® (stmp-tmbr) is defined by Simon Says Stamp… an event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate our community of stampers.
Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an obsession for rubber stamps. However, it didn’t take long until we became a One Stop Shop. Now Simon Says Stamp and STAMPtember® is so much more than stamps! This year you’ll also see a focus on many other exciting products like dies, notecards, and some very special surprises. Our intention is to be your one stop shop in this awesome community! Rubber stamps still remain at the heart of our business, and we are celebrating by releasing exclusive products with many of the industry’s finest brands. Be sure to visit our Blog as the home base for the festivities!
I stamped these fun gals onto some Neenah Solar White 80 lb. paper and then colored them with Prismacolor Pencils.  I really enjoyed my coloring time and took it slow to build up my pencil layers and to get smooth blending between the layers.  Some fun details were added to the jacket and scarf with pencils and a Micron .005 black pen.

I added the grass with a stencil, after masking the ladies, with Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks.  The sky was lightly stenciled with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide.

Grab this fun fall set quick before they are gone over at Simon Says Stamp!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  

Prisma Color Pencils:
Hair:  Sienna Brown, Chocolate, Dark Brown
Skin: White, Eggshell, Light Peach, Peach, Burnt Ochre
Pants:  Light Umber, Dark Brown, Dark Umber, Black, 50% French Gray, 70% French Gray, 90% French Gray
Jacket/Top:  Sand, Yellow Ochre, Goldenrod, Olive Green, Dark Green
Sweater/Scarf: Light Aqua, Aquamarine, Cobalt Turquoise, Sand Yellow Ochre
Pumpkins:  Pumpkin Orange, Cadmium Orange Hue, Yellowed Orange, Spanish Orange

Other supplies:
Honey Bee Stamps Outdoor Scene Builder stencils
My Favorite Things:  Grassy Edges stencil; Stitched Tag Corner Rectangle Die-namics
Paper pad:  Pebbles Woodland Forest 6 x 6 paper pad