Fabric Flowers with D2BA and Terial Magic

November 16, 2017 |  by  |  Cards  |  No Comments

I have a post over at the Dare 2B Atzy blog today bringing you a little creative inspiration! I am in the mood for holiday goodness these days so I wanted to share one of my latest favs! BUT, before I do that a quick reminder that we have an awesome challenge going on (there is one every month you know 😉) This month is all about Gratitude. Make sure to submit your work for a chance to win!

On to my new craze! I have been playing with fabric and die cuts. The Dare 2B Artzy Poinsettia die cuts work perfectly for the process. Here is one of the fabulous flowers I created:

So easy, I treated the fabric with a stabilizer then ran it through my die cut machine.

Terial Magic is a product carried by Imagination International and makes fabric feel and work just like paper!

I have been putting these lovelies on all sorts of projects but here is a SUPER SIMPLE card that a couple landed on:

Dare 2B Artzy has all sorts of beautiful dies to choose from and you can use them with the coordinating stamps on their own for a completely different look!

I also put these flowers together on some fun clips!

For today’s creation all I needed was the Poinsettia Die!

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Have a Happy Colorful Day!

Fall Cards with Dare 2B Artzy

November 10, 2017 |  by  |  Cards, Copics  |  No Comments

Off I go on another fun creating day. Fall cards on the menu and I need a few so I can give out a few Thank You in the next couple weeks. So keeping it simple and quick is the name of the game today. So right to the creating, first I stamped a full sheet with the Dare 2B Artzy Tangled Leaves set.

I airbrushed the entire background with 2 Copic colors. The second color I used the brush nib while Airbrushing to create the splatter effect.

Then it is color color color! Here are some shots of the different Copic colors I used on each of the different stamps on the page. Leaf 1:

Leaf 2:

Leaf 3:

Acorn:

Leaf 4:

I love how all of them turned out. (Beautiful stamps certainly are at the heart of the project) Next I trimmed the full sheet into 4 card fronts:

Added them to card bases and added a small twine detail on each:

Ready to share with friends. So grateful right now for Dare 2B Artzy and being part of the design team!

Have a Happy Colorful Week!

 

Creating Halloween Cards With Copic and Kirarina!

October 26, 2017 |  by  |  Cards, Copics, Doodling  |  No Comments

I have some Halloween cards to share this week. There will be another next week as well, and videos too! This week I started with some crazy cute digital stamps by MMedel Illustrations. I colored them up with my Copic markers of course! Here is a quick close up of the 3 that I colored:

If you would like to see the coloring and take a peek at all the colors used head over to the Copic In The Craft Room YouTube channel!

This week I added them all to cards! I LOVE how these turned out, simple phrases and doodling with Kirarina Wink pens. The slight shimmer and the opaque color are perfect for the darker card bases!

Here is a close up look at the three cards:

Here is my second video! This one is featuring the doodling and hand lettering with the Kirarina Wink. 

The Kirarina Wink has become one of my go to pens in my tool box, I love the opaque nature it works so well on all sorts of different papers and beautifully on top of copic work as well.

Have a Happy Colorful Week!

 

 

Dare 2B Artzy Gifts Bookmarks (Copic on Watercolor Paper)

October 5, 2017 |  by  |  Cards, Copics  |  No Comments

So I know we say Copic goes on smooth cardstock, but today I am breaking the rules! Favorite part of art Learn the rules so you can break them 🙂 Today I am coloring on watercolor paper.

Today’s post is with a beautiful stamp set by Dare 2B ArtzyThe Potter.” I started by cutting one large sheet of watercolor paper down into 24 smaller bookmark sized pieces, 2 1/2″ x 6″ and stamped them with my stamps ( I used three from the set and set them up on my Misti for mass production)

Now for some Copics, here is a peek at what they look like before blending similar to cardstock, take a peek at the back too, not as much bleeding through, this is heavy paper. I love the rich color and wait to see how it blends!! (E95, E97, E99) We tell people to stay away from watercolor paper because it absorbs so much moisture so it sucks up that Copic ink as well. I have my refills sitting right here so I am just not worried about using up my ink.

Then I blended it just like normal, it blends beautifully. Watercolor paper is super soft so the blending is really easy!

I finished off my bookmark and added rounded corners and a simple tie. Here is another peek at the back as well. I could cover the back with patterned paper or more watercolor paper, but as usual I am not worried 🙂

Here is a quick close up of the image as well.

Head over to Dare 2B Artzy to see all the current goodies and while you are there check out this months challenge as well! (There are prizes to be had you know!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a Happy Colorful Week!

 

 

 

Dare 2B Artzy Big Bloom Stamp

September 21, 2017 |  by  |  Cards, Copics, Tutorials  |  No Comments

I have a second take with the D2BA Big Bloom stamp set featured over at the D2BA blog today. I created another Copic background to base the image, here is how I did that part first:

Start by squirting hand sanitizer on a craft matte – 

Spread it out evenly using a craft stick or similar tool – 

Drip Copic Various Inks onto the hand sanitizer – 

If you want marble the colors together with the end of your stick – 

Lay your paper face down onto the ink – 

Carefully peel the paper up from one corner – 

I wanted a more subtle color wash so I used a second piece of paper, then dried the paper with my heat gun – 

Next I gathered supplies to add my image – 

I stamped, sprinkled embossing powder and used my heat gun to set the embossing powder. I love how the image turned out even with the extra flakes of embossing powder scattered throughout – 

To finish it gets trimmed up, layered with yardstick, patterned paper, and a card base. A sprinkling of sequins is the final touch – 

I love that Dare 2B Artzy has me creating art regularly right now it is so good for my soul! Through the business of life it brings me peace! The products from Dare 2B Artzy that I used today are the Big Bloom Set and Artzy Doodled Paper Pack.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a Happy Colorful Day!