Friday, June 26, 2015

Mermaid Dreams

"Now that she knew where he lived she spent many an evening and many a night on the water near the palace."
The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen 
This week the A Day for Daisies team are showcasing Tammy's beautiful images from The Little Mermaid

I am using the image from the quote above, My Palace On Land.

The image was colored with Copic markers on Bristol (smooth) paper.  

To highlight her tail, the shellfish and the setting sun on the water, I imitated "Wink of Stella" by just using water (very little), a paintbrush and Perfect Pearls. I also used some liquid pearls to put some pearls in her hair.

The background stamp is from Rubbernecker and the alpha stamps "DREAM" are from Stampin' Up!.

There are more beautiful The Little Mermaid creations on the blogs of my teammates:


Have you participated in the Paper Piecing/Piercing challenge on the A Day for Daisies Blog, yet??  You still have till noon on July 2nd to submit an entry!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, today!!
Enjoy your Friday!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Its the little things...

Little things like... it is Friday!

...a bug on a flower 

...a bit of sunshine when rain was predicted

...receiving mercy (more on that, in a bit)

I love this digi that Tammy from A Day for Daisies!  It is called "new things".
The image was colored with Copic markers.  The piercing was done using plastic canvas and a rubber stamp for a guide:

  • I stamped the stamp with grey waterproof ink (StazOn Dove Grey) on a piece of vellum the same size as my card front (4.25"x5.5").  Waterproof/permanent so it doesn't smear during the next steps.
  • I drew a line (with a straight edge) .5" from the edge, stopping as I came to the stamped image.  (I also extended the image a bit to fit my design better.
  • Using removable adhesive I adhered the vellum to the card.
  • I placed the plastic canvas (same size as my card front) over the card front and used the holes as a piercing guide for my piercing tool.
  • I then set the plastic canvas aside and pierced the flower/flourish images using the stamped image as a guide
The result a Paper Pierced card... yes, paper pieRcing... um... uh... I was supposed to paper PIECE. OOPS!  

This is where the mercy comes into play.  Dear sweet (and talented) Arielle, our design team coordinator, adjusted the challenge to include paper pieRcing and paper piecing.

To see some beautiful paper PIECED cards check out the blogs of my teammates:

So I hope you participate in this challenge on the A Day for Daisies Blog!

Thank so much for stopping by my blog, today!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Consider Yourself Hugged!

Friday is here and so is this super sweet image, Mermaid Hug from A Day for Daisies!

The background was a happy accident!  I had been truly inspired by my friend, Tammy Hershberger!  She has been making some uber-cool backgrounds and posting them on Instagram.  I thought the technique would be perfect for this sweet mermaid.  I made a couple... they turned out nice.   There was a little but of ink/water left on my acetate sheet, I smooshed it on a piece of white cardstock to keep it from making a mess in my studio (please note the name of the blog -- I am NOT a tidy person).  I LOVED what happened!

Happy Accident!

The mermaid was colored with Copic Markers.  The hearts and tail were coated with Liquidtex Gloss Medium.

There are more wonderful projects on the blogs of my design teammates:
Have you joined in on the latest A Day for Daisies Blog challenge?? Hope to see you over there!

I hope your weekend involves crafting!!  
Thanks for stopping by my blog, today!

Friday, June 05, 2015

Hey, Good Lookin'!

We made it to another Friday!!! 

Tammy, the brilliant artist behind the images from A Day for Daisies, has the June club ready to go! Super sweet mermaids, strutting roosters, and a couple of super sweet images that you will LOVE!

I got to work with this super rooster, Mr. Rooster! He thinks he is the main event of the henhouse!
This week I CASE'd my fellow Design Team member, Arielle, see her card: HERE.

He is colored with Copics and Shinhan markers.  I muted his bluejeans a little by taking a dishcloth wet with rubbing alcohol and smooshing it onto his jeans. In real life you can see a bit of texture.

There are beautiful and sweet cards of the blogs of my design teammates (definitely worth your time):
It is challenge time again on the A Day for Daisies Blog!!!  This time, we want to see you case a design team card!  We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Happy Friday!