Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Team Tuesday - Misti makes Sparkle

Hello all! 

For my post today I have a bright and happy card to share. I have said many times before, that I use my Misti for a lot more than just stamping. I have 
the Mini and the Original Misti, and they sit on my desk, front and centre. So,
the first thing I see before I start anything, are my Misti's. 
I decided I wanted to stencil a sun ray for my background today.
 In my original Misti I removed the foam and paper and covered the area with saran wrap (cling wrap), and added my stencil. I find it easy to use my Misti, which allows me to line the stencil and paper with the grid lines, keeping everything straight.  
Using Tim Holtz Distress Inks Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry, I applied the ink directly to the stencil and spritzed liberally with water, then placed my watercolour paper over the stencil and rubbed all around the paper to ensure the paper absorbed the inks.
My stencilling is complete, and clean up is a breeze, giggles!
I proceeded to stamp and watercolour my flowers using the same colours and adding Carved Pumpkin.  I always paint inside my Misti using my Creative Corners to secure the paper. These smaller pieces did not require a lot of securing, but even on larger pieces when I am dealing with a lot of water, my creative corners hold my paper down perfectly. I also rest my hand on the corners so I am not touching what I have just painted.
I attached my background to my card panel, and added a thin strip of glitter paper to the bottom. To my flower centres I added some Wink of Stella and once dry I styled the flowers and attached using foam dots. I put my card back in my Misti to stamp my sentiment. I don't always do this last, but today I was not sure what sentiment I would be using.
For the sentiment I was thinking I wanted it to convey the sparkle of the card, so I used Penny Blacks Sprinkles and Smiles Stamp Set for the sentiment, stamping in intense black ink, which required a few stampings.
I added a few sequins to my finished card, keeping with that sparkle theme I have going.
Here is a close-up of the flowers showing the sparkle a bit more.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial on my process and the finished results. Thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Taylored Expressions Card 2

Here is card 2 from the class I taught at Taylored Expressions.   I just love the color inks they have.  My favorite is Lollipop.  The names of the Taylored Expression ink pads are adorable.  Color names are Oreo, Lemon Meringue, Saltwater Taffy and many other food related names.

For this card I used Party Streamers and Party Grumplings.  The grumplings crack me up.  I am at that age were the birthdays no longer matter and I would rather not have them anymore.  As a matter of fact, the last few times I was asked my age I had to actually had to do the math in my head.

I prepared this card a month before the class and at the time I did not have the Taylored Expression Enamel Shapes.  I used enamel dots that I had in my stash.  However, they were quite old and not available.  I linked below to the ones available at Taylored Expressions.

 Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the video.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Hopping with Unity!

Hi everyone! I wanted to let you know about an AWESOME blog hop today that our team is doing with the talented and fabulous Unity Stamps team! We are thrilled to be partnering with them today - Unity is an incredible company with a fantastic range of stamps - and they are just kind, great people. You will enjoy what everyone is creating today I'm sure.

Leave a comment on each stop on the hop today for your chance to win one of three Unity prize packs, and your choice of an original or Mini MISTI!

Enjoy the beautiful art and good luck! Winners will be posted on our giveaway page and the Unity winners will be posted on the Unity Blog on May 31! Comment by May 30th at noon central to be eligible.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Team Tuesday - I Like You. You're Weird with Jeanne Streiff

Happy Tuesday!

I love to make backgrounds.

There are so many great stamps, inks and paints out there to use along with my Mini MISTI that I rarely use patterned papers anymore. Sometimes I just make backgrounds so I usually have a pile around to play with when I am ready to make a project.

Today's project uses a background I made with my Mini MISTIColor Burst and stamps from Technique Junkies.

I made a simple white card and then stamped my flower image (Rose Doodles) and phrase (Double Weird Sayings) with black Archival ink and then sponged some blue and yellow ink around the flowers. I used the same blue ink to splatter. 

I stamped my flowers on a Color Burst panel (Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Orange ). The MISTI is fabulous for stamping on textured watercolor paper. Stamp as many times as you need to get a perfect image.

I colored the leaves and stem with markers and the cut out my flowers and layered them on my card.

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