May 24, 2017

Amigurumi: Cutest little owl

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I’m always looking for some amigurumi patterns. When I found this one I knew I had to make one (I think I might make more than one Smile). Isn’t it the cutest owl?!?! Love he colors!

The pattern worked mostly. Couple of things I struggled with:

1. The head was not perfectly round. If you stare at it enough you’ll see that the top is pointed. I had to make sure that I didn’t fill it to the full or it would have looked very pointed at the top.

2. Like everything else in amigurumi, the white eye patched were worked in spirals as a result of it when you finish/end it, it’s not a complete circle. Maybe that is expected, just seemed weird to me.

Regardless of the issues, I still love how it turned out!

May 17, 2017

You’re out of this world

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Made this card for Mother’s day. I think the sentiment is so apt for my mom – you’re out of this world! Sponged the background on watercolor paper using distress inks.

Supplies: Technique Tuesday Out of this world stamps, Zig clean color brush markers.

May 10, 2017

Flamingo scene

Happy birthday greeting card featuring beach sunset with flamingo

Really loved how this turned out! I’d been searching for different ways to use a flamingo stamp and then I came across a card that built a scene. That made me search for flamingo photos… one thing led to another and I wanted to create a beach sunset scene.

The sky was sponged using distress inks, the sun was cut using dies. The beach was fuzzy cut.

Supplies: Lawn fawn Gnome Sweet Gnome stamps, Lawn fawn Life is good stamps, distress inks, nestabilities, Waltzingmouse stamps Say it loud, Zig Clean color brush markers.

April 25, 2017

More foiling and coloring

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This is so addictive! Trust me you should try it out. Stamp an image, make a copy it on laser printer, foil it and then color it!

Wanted to try a more “mature” color combination after the bohemian colors I chose in the last one. Loved these colors too!

Supplies: Mini mic, Zig clean color brush markers, hero arts large petal background stamp, MSE sentiment stamp, gold foil, gold embossing powder.

April 18, 2017

Foiling and coloring

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This is my favorite stamp! I keep searching for new ways to use it and looks like I found another one Smile. Stamp the image, get a photocopy of it using a laser printer and then foil it using your foiling machine. I used my mini minc here. Then color it with your favorite markers – for me that zig clean color brush markers right now! Of course, you should not be making photo copies of stamps on a commercial basis. For personal use it’s ok.

Supplies: Mini minc, gold foil, zig clean color stamps, hero arts large petal background stamp, MSE sentiment, versafine black ink, neenah solar white cardstock.

April 11, 2017

Still cozy…

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A cute anniversary card. Had so much fun coloring this! Check out the checks in the picnic mat Smile

Supplies: Zig clean color markers, Penny black stamp, My Sentiments Exactly sentiment, Versafine black ink, Papertrey ink cardstock, Smooth bristol board paper.

April 4, 2017

More art impressions goodness

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Another Art Impressions stamp colored with copics. Stamped the background using various sentiments.

Supplies: Art Impressions stamps, Copic markers, Versafine black ink, Papertrey ink cardstock, Smooth bristol board paper.