Sunday, August 23, 2015

Dawson Dog, Prismacolor Pencils

Aloha everyone,

It's definitely the hot and muggy "dog days of summer," at least over here. So happy to get this new stamp set inked up. The little fluffy dog reminds me of our sweet fur baby Dawson. He passed away 18 months ago and I really miss him. He would follow me everywhere :)

I can't remember the last time I used Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. They were within reach and they are fun to use. I left parts of the puppy image white and just used a pale warm gray to add shading around the fluffy fur. The image is embossed with White EP and is being entered into the Avery Elle I♥U Challenge #27, "To Emboss"

For this challenge you can heat emboss, dry emboss, any kind of emboss. I just used heat embossing and tried to keep the card on the simple side because I have an annoying habit of adding way too much lol. The inside of the card reads "You're Dog-Gone Awesome!" with a 2 mm strip of the same polka dot pattern paper down one side of white panel.

Card Recipe--

Stamp Set: Avery Elle "Furry Friends"
Embossing Powders: "White by Wow" for the dog, and "Liquid Platinum by Ranger" for the dog's red ball and the sentiment "Woof" tag
Colored with Prismacolor Pencils, blended with Gamsol
MFT cloud and tag dies
Cardstock GKD "Red Velvet" and Neenah Solar White 80#
Pattern Paper from "Simple Stories" "Snap" pad
Red & White Twine by Lawn Fawn
Iridescent Sequin Stars by "Lucy and Cards," color "Phosphorescence"
Little Red Rhinestone, adhesive foam, Scor Tape, Memento "Summer Sky" cloud edges
Wink of Stella (on the clouds), Black Pigma Marker for eyes and nose












Thank you for stopping by, for leaving some love,
for all your encouragement. 
Please cuddle your fur babies for me ♥




Thursday, August 13, 2015

Watercolor Floral Thanks

Aloha dear friends,

How is your crafty day? I hope each of you are well or as well as can be :)

It's time for me to get back into watercoloring practice. A friend of ours gave us some Passion Fruit (in Hawai'i we call them Lilikoi (lily + coy) Jelly! We've only harvested about 5 so far this year. They have the most unusual but exquisitely delightful flowers!! Here is a picture with a sweet bee doing it's work:


"Lilikoi" or passion fruit flower

We get dozens of these blooms on our overgrown vine which is now like a giant bush sending out vines in every direction over the small lattice arbor. But not every bloom turns into a fruit. It's a wait and see kind of harvest :)


A dear friend of ours made some jelly from her lilikoi! She gave us a jar, so of course, I want to make a thank you card for her. I guess I could have searched for a lilikoi digi image or something, but I grabbed one of the nearest stamp sets instead.

Stamp Set: "Best Thoughts" by Stampin' Up
Painted with distress inks
Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh
Gold cord
Perfect Pearl spray, Wink of Stella
PaperTrey Ink Bracket border die
Pattern Paper "Be Mine" by Echo Park
Cardstock by Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury White 
Strathmore Watercolor Paper Cold Press 130#

After watercoloring, I sprayed the whole image with Perfect Pearl Spray that I mix up in a mister. I also covered the butterfly and blossom with Wink of Stella.










Many thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Over-the-Top, Explosion Box


For our nephew's and his wife's new baby boy. If it wasn't my 3rd try, and so much time and energy, I would have started over again.

We don't get a lot of babies in our family, so this is a big deal. It seems that (in our family) more and more of our adult kids choose not to have children, and I'm a BIG baby cuddler lol!

Well, I went over the top making this. I did not know when to stop. First step in controlling any problem is to admit there is a problem: Therefore, "I am not in control of my baby card/box making habit. I am in need of help."

For the last month (maybe longer) I worked a tiny bit here and there as I could. Finally, I simply ran out of room to add stuff. There are no measurements as I just cut, folded and Scor Taped here and there. But I can measure from top to bottom = 9 inches :/

Stamp Sets: Gina K. Designs- "Oh, Baby," "Blessing from Above," and "Zoo Animals"
Other supplies: I no longer remember all the stuff I used. Use your imagination.





Up, Up and Away!




Floating Rocking Horse





Elephant side






Zebra side






I even decorated the back...sigh! 
#IjustCantStop





(Look how cute the baby is tucked into
the Stork's blankey!!!)




I even decorated underneath all the flaps, 
where no one can see! (smacks forehead)




Tag and Printed Gift Card Tucked inside





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