Wednesday, March 31, 2021

52 Card Pickup ATC - Set 7

Aren't these bright and cheerful?  I used a Dylusions sprays on the purple one--swoon.  That birch tree pattern is completely random and completely amazing!

CARD 1:  Studio Light Art by Marlene Whimsical Swimmers, Zigs

CARD 2:  Memory Box Deer Trio, Tim Holtz Small Talk

CARD 3:  Tim Holtz Small Talk, Tim Holtz Entymology, Tim Holtz Typeset/Composer Collage Paper, Versafine Clair, VLV Plate 1456

CARD 4:   Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Leaves, Liquitex Acrylic Paints, Gelli Plate, PaperArtsy Alison Bomber 04, Tim Holtz Life's Possibilities

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

TIoT Guest Designer: Hello, Spring

I'm so excited to be guest designing this fortnight for Try It on Tuesday Hello Spring challenge.  Thank you, thank you, for the opportunity.

Normally I enjoy working in my garden but I just want to hunker down in my nest this year, although I am feeling a bit more energetic now that my daffies are up and the sun comes out more regularly. Pacific Northwest rain and winter blahs are no joke.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Monday Easter/Spring, Fab n Funky #516 Flowers, TIME OUT #185 Inspired by Words

VLV images from Plate 1459

Distress Oxide Weathered Wood, Mowed Lawn

Distress Oxide Spray Cracked Pistachio, Speckled Egg

Distress Ink Kitsch Flamingo

Tim Mini Brick and Lines Stencils

Crafty Individuals Wild Flowers and Ferns Silhouette

PaperArtsy Eclectica Tracy Scott 24

Visible Image Two Tone Stencil

Black Glaze pen

Liquitex Cadmium Yellow Acrylic Paint

Thursday, March 25, 2021

52 Card Pickup ATC - Set 6

As you know--I think I mentioned it anyway--I'm not doing these cards in any particular order nor with any particular topic. So, there's quite a mash-up represented in these cards ranging from my body dysmorphia to trying to see the good in everything.  It's been a tough year to do that but things are looking up.

CARD 1:  Oxford Impressions Danse Macabre, Distress Resist Spray, Sunny Studio Kinsley Alphabet, Stampendous Black Embossing Powder

CARD 2:  Aall and Create Be Beautiful, Whimsy Stamps Honeycomb Pattern, Zigs

CARD 3:  MFT Sweet Stack 6x6 Paper, VLV 1524, Lawn Fawn Spring Fling 6x6 Paper

CARD 4:  Paper doily, Stampers Anonymous Classics #5, Sizzix Mechanics Embossing Folder

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

52 Card Pickup ATC - Set 5

These reveal more of my weird side. Well, these all do!  My friends now know that I used sbj . . . a lot. Thanks, world, for being such a shit show.

CARD 1:  Picket Fence Studio So Franken Cute, Tim Holtz Monster Reunion

CARD 2:  VLV Plate 1282, Distress Crazing Collage Medium, Iced Coffee Gelato

CARD 3:  Aall and Create Wood Pile Stencil, Tim  Holtz Distinguished, Distress Rock Candy Crackle Paint, Studio Calico Wood Stars, Zigs

CARD 4:  VLV Plate 1456, TCW Cells Stencil

Saturday, March 20, 2021

SOSS #181 - L for Layers

Ready for a new Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge?  I bet a spoonful of sugar will help. Ha!

I cut Miss Poppins out twice, one out of black and once out of a calendar my partner picked up for me because he thought I could use the patterns in my art.  Dude!  He's a keeper! 

Tim Holtz Sizzix The Park

Memory Box Cityscape Nightline Border

Distress Ink Black Soot

Distress Oxide Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass, Hickory Smoke, Mustard Seed

MFT Mini Cloud Edger and Sunrise Radiating Rays stencils

Thursday, March 18, 2021

52 Card Pickup ATC - Set 4

These were really fun to do--a little bit of everything--fun movies, snarky, travel.  Note to self: the Liquitex String Gel is amazing for rain.

CARD 1:  VLV Plates 1414 and 1517, Aall and Create Textures #50

CARD 2:  Crafty Individuals Wild Flowers and Ferns SilhouetteAall and Create Take FlightVisible Image Count Me In Stencil

CARD 3:  Tim Holtz Small Talk, Sizzix Tim Holtz Destination, Whimsy Stamps Slimline Cityscape

CARD 4:  Tim Holtz Cargo Stencil, Honey Bee SWAK, Aall and Create Time Warp

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

52 Card Pickup ATC - Set 3

Honestly I thought I would just whip these out but I have found working in the smaller format to be a (good) challenge. Say more with less.  I should make that into a card!

All/Most Cards:
Liquitex Gesso
Distress Oxides, Distress Inks, Ranger Archival Ink, Stazon Jet Black

CARD 1: Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste, Sizzix Tim Holtz Umbrella Man, Waffle Flower JJ's Rainbows paper, Viva Las Vegas Plate 1470

CARD 2: Viva Las Vegas Plate 1470, Tim Holtz Life's Possibilities, Distress Grit Paste

CARD 3: Visible Image The Cheshire Cat, 13@rts Add to Cart, Zigs

CARD 4: Viva Las Vegas Plate 1474, Visible Image Creative ChaosAall and Create Take Flight, Distress Black Soot Crackle Paint

Friday, March 12, 2021

52 Card Pickup ATC - Set 2

Dear Self, it is so you not to notice the universe card is upside down while you photograph it but not the usual you to just go with it.  Well done!

All/Most Cards:
Liquitex Gesso
Distress Oxides, Distress Inks, Ranger Archival Ink, Stazon Jet Black

CARD 3: Brushos, Pronty A5 Pretty and Cool Stars Stencil, Tim Holtz Stars, Tim Holtz Small Talk

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Copper World

Perhaps my holiday card theme for March should be metallics. Don't you love how the copper looks against that rusty watery background?  I was going to toss the background but played with it a bit more then this idea came to me. Great save!

Tim Holtz Destination Die
Sizzix Tim Holtz Mechanics Embossing Folder
MFT Bitty Holiday Wishes
Lawn Fawn Mini Snowflakes
Distress Oxides & Ink
Copic Opaque White

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

52 Card Pickup ATC - Set 1

Insert satisfied sigh.  My first of the 52 ATC set are done . . . I think.  I didn't start out with a plan for these beyond there being 52 of them so I thought I would pick up one of the Tim Holtz Tiny Sentiment Strip Sticker books to help me along.

The sentiments are a bit too sappy--not quite the word--hmm.  Essentially they're too touchy feely positive trite for me so I'm using some as they are but also some with Toni edits.

All/Most Cards:
Liquitex Gesso
Distress Oxides, Distress Inks, Ranger Archival Ink, Stazon Jet Black and Red, Ranger Gold embossing powder

CARD 1: Tim Holtz Resist Spray, Tim Holtz Life's Possibilities, Visible Image Alice in Wonderland Rabbit, That's Crafty Cog Clock stencil, Visible Image Two Tone Stencil, Ranger Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paste

CARD 2:  Visible Image Oz Tin Man, Ranger Watering Can Embossing Powder, Clear, Gold and Silver Wink of Stella, Seth Apter Barbed Wire Stencil, Tim Holtz Gearhead dies

CARD 3: Indigo Blu Steampunk, MFT Rays Stencil, Tim Holtz Bouquet Stencil

CARD 4:  Visible Image Creative Chaos, Memory Box Butterflies, Tim Holtz Sizzix Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower dies, Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil

Saturday, March 6, 2021

SOSS #180 - Z for Zoom Meetings

I think quite a few of us can relate to Zoom meetings which is the latest theme for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge. I have them multiple times a week, sometimes multiple times a day, and made this card based on so much experience.

I've linked products below that I picked up from Topflight Stamps.  You can shop your heart out there using this 12% off coupon!

Distress Oxides
Viva Las Vegas images from Plates 1397 and 1412

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Mixed Media Poinsettia

I'm entering this in the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Mixed Media Challenge.  I love how this turned out although it did take quite some thinking to figure out the placement of the "peace" and small poinsettia. Perhaps it was the blingy gold that finally did it for me. Yum!

Altenew 3D Poinsettia Embossing Folder
Altenew Poinsettia Dies
Gold Decofoil
Gold mirror board
Metallic Beads
Distress Oxides & Inks
White Gesso
Heidi Swapp Reactive Paint
Copic Opaque White

Christmas Kickstart Green

A bunch of us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers are helping a sistah out by supporting the Christmas Kickstart #48 Green Challenge.  You have all month to join in and get a "kickstart" on your Xmas card stash. I hope to see you there!

MFT Bitty Holiday Wishes

Aall and Create Gnomes

Hero Arts Hand Drawn Snowflakes

Copics E00, E04, E11, G21, G24, G28, N2, R20, YG03, YG17, YG25

Pebbles Cozy & Bright 6x6 paper

Monday, March 1, 2021

DB - Little Llama Agenda

Need a hug?  Who doesn't, right?  Well, come on over to the Doodlebugs WA for some cuteness with optional hugs!