Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Lotus Flower

Hi! Have you seen the latest release from Crafter's Companion? The Kimono Collection is here!!!

This beautiful image comes from the Lotus Flower EZ Mount stamp set.  I colored it in using
Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils (119, 120, 062, 063, 004, 007, 031, -34, 035, 036) and added some outlines using a Spectrum Noir Marker BT2.

I also used the Die'Sire Ovals dies to highlight the image.

Thanks for stopping by today! :)

All supplies linked above and available in the store unless otherwise noted!

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge 105: Watercolors sponsored by Ellen Hutson

Happy Monday and welcome back to another Lawnscaping Challenge! Woo hoo!

The wonderful, fabulous Ellen Hutson! is sponsoring this challenge!!! Certainly you are familiar with her and her store, but if not, a little bit about the store in her own words:

Ellen Hutson, LLC began their adventure in November 2006 as an online web store committed to bringing you the finest paper crafting products and related product education. They are always looking to provide their customers with quality products, excellent customer service, and education and inspiration for the products they carry. You can shop with Ellen by clicking HERE. As well please join them to be inspired and learn some fun techniques in the CLASSroom, or stay up-to-date on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and/orPinterest.

Ellen Hutson will be sponsoring our first challenge of each month in 2015! The prize? A $25 gift certificate to the online store! Thank you Ellen!

Ready for my creation?

I love the Critters from the Past set, so I watercolored using Distress Inks, then die cut them out, using the coordinating Lawn Cut.  

I used Distress Inks again in the background, mixed with water and die cut some clouds from Blue Skies to finish everything off!

I hope you will play along with us!

Stamps/Dies: Lawn Fawn
Ink: Rangers Distress Inks (various), Memento Tuxedo Black
Watercolor Paper: Canson
Other: Waterbrush, Acrylic Block

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Alley Way Stamps MAY BLOG HOP!

Welcome to The Alley Way Stamps blog hop! You should have arrived here from Anni's blog!
Today's winner will get all three new sets!

If you want to be that winner, head on over to the BLOG to find out how to win!


This super adorable Mini Set, Gill-Friend, is FREE when you spend $40.00 
or more during the month of May 2015.

Now for my card! I used the All Washed Up set for this.

I dry embossed some waves for the background and added a little color to them with Distress inks.  I love that Orca!

So, are you ready to hop???!!!

Chrissie (you are here)

Good Luck!

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps
Embossing: Darice
Ink: Memento
Markers: Spectrum Noir

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ellen Hutson PIN-Sights Challenge

Hi! I'm playing along in the current PIN-Sights challenge over at the Ellen Hutson blog!

This pin is so fun! I love that color combo!

I used some Dreamweaver Metallic Gold Embossing Paste for the background using a Heidi Swapp stencil and added a sentiment from the Essentials by Ellen Hello Gorgeous set.

For those sweet flowers, I was so inspired by the image! I die cut them from the Essentials by Ellen Bold Blossoms die set and then used Mowed Lawn and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks as watercolors to get that soft look.

Stamps: Ellen Hutson
Dies: Ellen Hutson
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Inks
Paper: Canson Watercolor paper, 80# Cougar Cover, Recollections (black)
Embossing paste: Dreamweaver
Stencil: Heidi Swapp

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The Alley Way Stamps May Sneak Peek!

Hi! Today we are doing some sneak peeks of the May Release from The Alley Way Stamps!

I used the new Something's Fishy set that comes out May 1.  I love everything about the ocean, so this set was right up my alley! I decided to stamp this little guy with my Spectrum Aquas to give a watercolor look.  I created the background my scribbing them onto an acrylic block, spraying them with water and then 'stamping' them onto the watercolor paper.  So much fun!

Make sure you head over to the blog to win this set, today only! And keep popping back there - our blog hop is coming up, too!

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps
Ink: Memento
Markers: Spectrum Aqua

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Crafter's Companion Kimono Collection

Hi! Have you seen the new Kimono collection that is out from Crafter's Companion? The sets are so much fun! I used the Butterfly Silk EZ Mount set for this card.  I paired it up with some paper from the A A Little Bit Oriental Paper Pack and some Die'Sire Oval dies.

I colored everything in using my Spectrum Noir Marker BT2 and the Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils: 119, 120, 062, 063, 004, 007, 031, -34, 035, 036.

There are some amazing dies and embossing folders in this new collection! Head on over and check it out!

All product available in the Crafter's Companion Store and linked above.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Die'Sire Dies!

I just wanted to pop in and share a card I made using some Die'Sire dies avaiable in the Crafter's Companion store! I went really die-heavy on this card because they were really fun to use! I know this isn't my usual style, but sometimes it's nice to do something totally different.

I just love that little Postbox die from the Die'Sire Christmas Postbox and Robin metal die set.  What I love most? That I can use it, even when it's not Christmas!!! :) I added in some clouds using Head in the Clouds and the fence is called Trellis Fence.

I thought it would be fun to create a funky background, so I used the Sheena's A Taste of India Ornate Screen Embossing Folder.  I also 'colored' everything in using Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Salty Ocean, Barn Door, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon).  Finally, I added some glitter to the clouds using a glitter pen.  :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

All supplies available on the Crafter's Companion Website and linked above!

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