Thursday, January 16, 2020

Sending You Lots of Inky Love - Video!

There are many ways to send love, but most of us card makers would agree that a hand made card is one of the best!  I'm playing with Brusho watercolor powder today using stamps and dies from the latest SugarPea Designs release:




I have a video demonstrating how I used Brushos in two different ways to achieve this look.  You can watch it here, on my YouTube Channel, or on the SugarPea Designs YouTube Channel:


SugarPea Designs Supplies:

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!
Kara


Monday, January 13, 2020

Ice Fishing in the Moonlight

This bear and bird ought to learn how to read.  Ah, but ignorance is bliss:
I stamped and masked the images and die cut a circle out of a sticky note for the moon.  I then ink blended the background.  I unmasked and colored the images, including the moon and the inked background for shadows and shading.  I used a colored pencil to add the carved lettering to the sign.
It doesn't look like that bear is working too hard, those fish are just jumping right out of the hole!


Supplies:
Purple Onion Designs Stamps:  Arthur, Wren, Frozen Pond, Ice Hut, Winter Sign
Distress Ink: Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot
Copic Markers:  BV20,23,25,29, YG91,93,97, E40,41,42,43,44,47,49, C00,2,4,6,8, B0000,32,91,93, R30,32,35,37,39

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Friday, January 10, 2020

It's Time for a Twofer Card Challenge!

It's the tenth of the month and that means a new Twofer Card Challenge is under way!  It's also Twofer's second blogaverasary and in celebration, Twofer is offering some amazing prizes!  Details are over on the Twofer Card Challenge blog.  'Tis the season of love, so the theme this month is hearts.  My heart of choice is a die cut from SugarPea Designs called Simple Heart:

That crazy colorful panel (which also shimmers, btw) was made with Lindy's Magicals.  I'm not sure which ones as it was from a while ago when Marcia Hill introduced them to me.  I finally cut into it, but still kept it pretty much intact. 
The hearts and back panel were created with Brusho watercolor powders.  Lots of inky fun!
We hope that you will join us in the Twofer gallery!  There is so much inspiration over there by our guest designers, Jane Willis, and Jacquie Southas and the rest of the team.  Speaking of the team, please welcome our newest member, my very dear friend, Marcia Hill!  Stop by and say hello!

Supplies:
Stamps:  SugarPea Designs Sentiments of Love, Heart Prints
Dies: SugarPea Designs: Simple Heart, Envelope Liner (thanks banners), Love Word with Shadow, Card Front Element Builder, Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles, Lawn Fawn: Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Heart Shaker Gift Tags (small hearts)
Inks/paints:  Lawn Fawn Clear ink, Brusho watercolor powders Brilliant Red, Scarlet, Orange, Lindy's Magicals
Paper: Strathmore cold press watercolor paper, PTI Tropical Teal, Raspberry Fizz, LF Mermaid
Other: LF white embossing powder

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Lawn Fawn No Line Coloring and an Inky Background - Video!

These two cuties from the Screen Time stamp set sit so nicely in the Heart Shaker Gift Tags!

The kids were stamped in LF Crunchy Leaf ink (second generation) and colored with Copic markers.  Their little hands were freed from the image (hopefully that sounds better than cut) so they could hold the little die cut hearts.  The background is a combination of smooshing and spattering, and then die cut with one of the Just Stitching Hearts to give it a central focal point.

I created a video to show the different techniques I used as I put this card together.  You can watch it here, on my YouTube channel, or at the Lawn Fawn YouTube channel:


Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps: Screen Time, Bannertastic, Offset Sayings: Christmas
Dies: Heart Shaker Gift Tag, Just Stitching Hearts, Screen Time coordinating dies
Paper:  Ballet Slippers, Guava
Inks:  Crunchy Leaf, Clear, Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick
Tools/Adhesives:  Glue Tube, 3M foam tape, 1/4" double sided tape, Stamp Shammy, Shammy case, Liquid Stardust, PF Life Changing Blender Brush, Gold embossing powder, Gansi Tambi watercolor: Gold
Copics: E000,00,21,23,25,27,31,34,37, C00,0, R20,56, RV32,34, BG11,13,23, B91,93,95,97

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Monday, January 6, 2020

Warm Birthday Wishes with Purple Onion Designs

These three found a fun way to spend a birthday - especially the snowman, since he looks like he's being born, so it must be his birthday!

I cut out the scene that is part of a larger snow globe from the stamp Winter Friends, and placed it over an ink blended background.  The sentiment is from Warming Winter Thoughts.  A white frame and snowflakes finish off the card.

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Thursday, January 2, 2020

A Modified Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel and a Video!

Here's an aerial view of this little ice rink.  Perhaps a drone flew overhead...
The little mice skate around in a circle when the reveal wheel is turned!

Please stop by Scrapbook Pal for the video and a list of all the supplies used.

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

A Little Liquid Cheer

Time for a new year and a new Mix It Up Challenge at SugarPea Designs!   This bear likes his martini dry with one olive.  That's what he told me anyway. 

The background was created with the Geo Snowflake stencil and gold metallic embossing paste (borrowed, brand unknown).  I stamped the bear, masked his paws, then stamped the martini glass in both Memento Cantaloupe and Brilliance Gold to match the gold embossing paste stenciled background.  I then masked the top line of the martini glass to add in the olive and pick.  The bear was cut out with the coordinating die and shaded with Copic cool gray markers.  The "cheers" was also shaded with Copics.
I was certainly inspired by those colors and that dazzling photo!  How will you be inspired?  You can choose the photo, the sketch, or both!  I hope to see you Mix It Up in the SugarPea Designs gallery!
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SugarPea Designs Supplies:
Stamps:  Cheers to You, Hey Winter
Dies:  Cheers Word with Shadow, Hey Winter
Stencils: Geo Snowflake

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!
Kara