Monday, March 20, 2017

Hello Sunshine

Happy Monday! I have a card to share with you today that I did for The 30 Day Coloring Challenge over at The Daily Marker. I love to color and have been wanting to join in, so finally found some time this weekend to color!

This is an adorable stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Flutter By and the Flutter By Dies that I have had for awhile but never used. I thought it looked like a fun one to color. I used Copic markers to color everything and added shading with my Prismacolor Pencils

For the background I used another stamp that I had had and not used before called Leafy Vine by Hero Arts. I inked it up with Distress inks stamped it onto watercolor paper, then took a wet brush and went over it to give it a watercolor look. 

The sentiment is from the Polynesian Paradise Stamp set from My Favorite Things. I embossed it with white embossing powder onto black card stock.  I also added a few tiny white dots to the flowers and leaves with acrylic paint.

Thanks so much for stopping by! All of the products are listed and linked below!

Kay :)

Friday, March 17, 2017

Neat & Tangled Guest Designing

Hello! I am super excited to be guesting with Neat & Tangled this month! They have some of the cutest stamps and dies around! 

It was love at first sight when I saw the Flower Medallion Stamps set and Flower Medallion Builder dies! I'm a sucker for anything you can make into a flower or use for radial symmetry. I have two cards to share with you today using this fun new set!

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and stamped the leaves on that using Distress Inks. I then took a brush and some water and loosely went around the edges creating a soft watercolor look. When that was dry I added some speckles with the same Distress Inks.

I cut the watercolored panel to fit the top of my card and glued that down with adhesive tape. I used the MISTI to stamp the sentiment underneath in the same shades of ink that I stamped the leaves in. I then cut out three of the flower/leaf dies,  arranged them on the side,  and added some rain stones to finish it up.

For my next card I wanted to use the Flower Medallion Builder dies to create a flower. I took some plain white card stock and blended some purple and pink ink onto it, then cut the petals from that. I stamped the flower in the center of the card, then arranged the petals around it.

I used the tiny circle stamps and stamped those in between the petals, and added some sequins to the center. I used the MISTI to stamp the sentient with the same purple and pink inks to match the flowers. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

Monday, March 13, 2017

More Flower Medallion Dies

Hello! I'm back with some more projects that I've created with the new Flower Medallion dies coming to Papertrey Ink on March 15th, at 9:00 PM EST!

I wanted to show you how you can use mediums other than paper to create some fun and unique ornaments and gifts!

This time I used the Flower Medallion dies to cut out felt and stitched it into a pretty little tree ornament. I have an Easter tree, so this one I did in pastels to go on that. I kept the stitching to a minimum, because really I wasn't in a stitchy mood :) I used sequins and some seed beads to attach the little yellow ovals to each petal and also the center circle. I stitched these through all of the layers except for the back layer.

I then cut out another background piece from the Classic Kraft felt added a layer of batting and stitched those together around the edges using a overhand stitch. I added the hanger as I stitched around. 

This really came together so quickly and I was so happy with the way it turned out! Can't wait to do some in Christmas colors for my Christmas tree and gifts!

And this one is one of my favorites using Fun Foam from the craft store! I cut two of the back pieces out of gray and sandwiched the hanger between those layers, then added the remaining layers with just my ATC tape runner. You could also use Score Tape. 

I added some Rain Stones to the outer petals and center, and some accent dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops. 

And I had to make one more little note card with the Noted Scalloped Square folded gift card. They just fit on these little note cards so perfectly! Love that! 

I used acrylic paint to add some tiny accent dots on the petals, along with some 4mm pink sequins.

That is all for me today! The Flower Medallion Dies will be available at Papertrey Ink on March 15th at 9:00 pm EST! 

Be sure to stop by Nichole's blog to see all of the inspiration there!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Introducing Flower Medallion Dies I

Hello! I am so very excited to be sharing some projects I made with my new Flower Medallion dies that will be available at Papertrey Ink on March 15th! Some of you know that I have been making Polymer clay ornaments for many years, and for the past few years, I've done the Snowflake Medallion ones. Well my new series of dies are inspired by my clay ornaments. You can layer them in so many fun ways, and in so many beautiful color schemes. They work wonderful for any season of the year depending on the colors you use. I can see them as ornaments on the tree made from felt or fun foam, on packages as tags using any kind of materials, and or course on the front of a card done in pretty papers. I have several made up to show you! 

My first project is a card using all of the dies layered to create the medallion. I used Soft Stone, Sweet Blush and white. The background is Soft Stone and I layered the Cover Plate: Stitched die cut on top along with the Center Style Feminine die cut, and then the Flower Medallion.

I used foam tape to layer my Flower Medallion because I just love the dimension it gave it, but you can always just glue the layers with adhesive tape or liquid glue to make a flatter card that will go through the mail easier.

After layering everything, I added some Gloss White  Nuvo Crystal Drops for some little accents to the flower.  The sentient is from Botanical Blocks III.

I was so excited to find the Medallion Flowers fit perfectly on the little square notecard die included in the Don't Forget To Write Make it Market Kit. I just love this, and can see me cranking these out for gifts at Christmas time! 

The little bow at the top is from the Tinsel & Tags Make it Market Kit.

The Flower Medallions also fit perfectly on the Tag Sale: Quilted die, my favorite tag die ever! On this one I also layered some of the snowflakes from the Freshly Fallen Dies. Any dies that are round and have six sides will layer with the Flower Medallion, so there are endless possibilities for making fun flowers!

Again on this one, I layered the petals with foam tape and added some little dots with acrylic paint and Crystal Nuvo Drops. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! The Flower Medallion Dies will be available at Papertrey Ink on March 15th along with an amazing line up of beautiful products! Be sure to check out all of the inspiration from the Design team on Nichole's Blog!

Kay :)