Sunday, April 16, 2017

Paper Piecing Fun

This cute little guy is a stamp from Penny Black named "Snowy". There are so many ways to decorate this guy, I am having fun doing some of them. This one is paper pieced. You can color with markers, watercolor with paints, or color with colored pencils. What ever the medium you like to work in, this little guy is fun to do!

I used Doodle Bug paper for the background, scarf and hat paper piecing as well as the gingham paper strip. I did some simple coloring on the body, face and hat with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers from Crafter's Companion. (The markers will be available on HSN Tuesday, May 9, 2017 with a whole bunch of other goodies from Crafter's Companion! Mark your calendars! It will be 24 hours of crafts and crafting items. Be sure to check out the "Today's Special" of wonderful card making dies from Crafter's Companion.)  I also used a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle for the main image which I popped up on foam adhesive. I added the faux enamel dots, which I made, for my embellishment. For the sentiment I used a Lawn Fawn set called Winter Scripty Sayings.

I hope this gives you some inspiration (if not, you can check out this Pinterest page for more ideas) to get some card making of your own done. (It is never too early to start those Christmas cards!) Be sure to follow to my Pinterest page while you are there! Also subscribe to my blog on the right hand side of  this post to receive updates of my blog in your email!

Thank you and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Bebunni and Spectrum Noir Markers

I made this sweet Bebunni birthday card with Crafter's Companion's stamp set called Yum, Yum, Yum. I colored him with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. They are fun to color with and easy to get professional blends and textures.
Here is a close up of the bunny's fur texture. I colored the bunny with grey markers and then used the colorless blender to get the texture. I used a small piece of terry cloth towel, then added the colorless blender to the cloth and just tapped the image where I wanted the texture. I colored the bunny then did the texture technique before I colored any other part of the image. That way I didn't have to worry about accidentally getting blender on other parts of my design.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Crafter's Companion Bebunni

A quick hello and fun card for you today. I colored the bunny with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. (Bunny: GG1, GG3 Envelope: AB1, AB3 Tag: MB1, Blender  Ears of bunny: AP1, AP2, PP2 Cheeks and Nose: PP2) To add texture to the bunny, I used some blender on a towel, blotted it on the colored bunny and let it dry.

I watercolored the background with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. (Blue Topaz and Emerald Green)
The Bebunni stamp set is also from Crafter's Companion. The set is called, "Sent With Love".
I hope you try watercoloring with the Sparkle Pens. (The sparkle remains but is subtle.)  The result is amazing!