Wednesday, February 10, 2016

DoubleClick Skittles Challenge Week #2 | Use a Heart | Mixed Media Vintage Upcycle Heart

Welcome back today to week #2 of The DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! Use a Heart is the theme, and today I have an upcycled project.
A while back I thrifted an old slate heart with a picture painted on it. I probably paid .25 cents for it. So, I thought i would get it out and see what I could make with it.

I knew I needed to paint over this so I used Gesso to cover it up and let it dry.


Next I used the Martha Stewart Pearl paint in Aquarium, love this color and shine!
I used the heat gun to dry this time. 


And here is what I did! I used hot glue to adhere beads, vintage buttons, skittles, faux pearls, and sequin butterflies. I defiantly love collecting vintage buttons can you tell?
After burning my finger with the hot glue gun, I decided to use the Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue, it was just safer that way. This had to sit over night to dry.

Here are a few close ups.





 And finally I put it on display on my hutch! 

This is my project for this week, I hope you enjoyed something a little different!
I think this makes a cute home decor piece.
Oh, and not to forget, I found this idea from Mark Montano, except it was his Facebook page.

I truly feel like making a couple more maybe making it into a scene.

Come join the challenge this week, link up your project with your Skittles for a chance to win a prize! If you do not have any Skittles you can still play along. The Skittle dew drops are such a fun and beautiful embellishment that you can use alone or with other embellishments. And Carrie has a variety of colors, and free shipping in the United States! Purchase them HERE!


I'm a Proud Designer for DoubleClick Skittles


Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Monday, February 8, 2016

You Are Magical | Amuse Studio January Collection

At Amuse Studio there are monthly collections of stamps, dies, sequins, washi tape and more!
Today I have the You Are Magical stamp set, which is totally cute! I love rainbows, colors in general and now this unicorn has won me over. It's part of the January Collection. We also sell copic markers and cardstock you can find it HERE!


 Look how cute this stamp set is!


 The sequins can't get any prettier than this!


I made two cards today to show how you can use this stamp set.
The Just Believe sentiment stamp set is from here. The Make a Wish is from the You are Magical stamp set. I added the rainbow sequins, and black Skittle Dew Drops.


The unicorn and rainbow were stamped directly to the top panel.
I fussy cut the clouds and added dimensional foam tape.
I used BG10 to highlight around the Unicorn and the clouds. 

Copics used:
BG10, B21,
RV29, Y38,
G24, V06.


Thanks so much for stopping by! If you have any questions, my contact button is on the above right, in the black box.
Lori



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

DoubleClick Skittles Challenge #41 | Valentine's Day

Hello and welcome to the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

This is week #41 and the theme is Valentine's Day or use a Heart. I have two cards to show you today!

I used stamps and dies from Concord & 9th called By Your Side.




      
 I used copics to color in the birds, and the branch. The heart is felt and the sentiment is gold embossed. These birds come as a die only, but it has matching sentiment stamps.
I used the Gold skittle dew drops on this card.




On the card, this was the remainder of the bird die cut, like its out line. I ran the two pieces through my Xyron then I pieced them together. I really love how this turned out! Again I used a felt heart. And used the Frosty clear dew drops on this one to match.
This card is a 3 x 4 from a piece of scrap cardstock.
I am not happy about the photos, seems to be too much light today.


Supplies Used:
Gold and Frosty Skittle Dew Drops
American Crafts, Neenah, and MFT cardstock
Concord & 9th die and stamps
Xyron create a sticker
Beacon Zip Dry Glue
Red felt from Amuse Studio
American Crafts Zing! Gold Metallic Embossing Powder
Copics:
copic multi-liner black 0.1
W2, W5, E33, BG15, BG23

Come join the challenge this week, link up your project with your Skittles for a chance to win a prize! If you do not have any Skittles you can still play along. The Skittle dew drops are such a fun and beautiful embellishment that you can use alone or with other embellishments. And Carrie has a variety of colors, and free shipping in the United States! Purchase them HERE!


I'm a Proud Designer for DoubleClick Skittles

I hope you liked my cards today and thanks for stopping by!
Lori


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

You Are Hearted | Gerda Steiner Share Your Designs Challenge #15

Hello everyone, today I want to share a card for Gerda Steiner Share Your Design Challenge I searched for what I believe to be the cutest monsters around the internet with fun sentiments as well. This won me over, Plus I enjoy outlined stamp sets so I can color with any medium I desire.
So today I'm using my copics, and I will list all supplies below.





I made this card pretty simple. I usually tend to add color or embellishments all over!
I do love color though.
But isn't the monster so adorable?
This is an A2 card base, with two panels. I added the (ed) from alphabet stamp set from Hampton Art sold at Wal-Mart.
I will stamp the inside with Happy Valentine's Day and probably mail this to my granddaughter and make another to mail to my grandson. 

Supplies Used:
Monster Fun stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs
Neenah, MFT, and Paper Studios cardstock
VersaFine Black Onyx Ink
Glossy Accents
Hampton Art Alphabet stamp set
Skittles Dew Drops from Summer of 2014
Dies from Amuse Studio
Uni-Ball Gel Impact White Pen
Copics : 
Multi Liner Black 0.1
W2, W5
BG10, B02
V04, V20, RV29

And that's my card for the challenge! I also will use this card for The Daily Marker 30 day color challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Lori

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

DoubleClick Skittles Challenge #40 Week 2 | Anything Goes



Hello blogger friends, today is the second week of week #40 of 
Anything Goes 
theme at 


Today I used the Skittle dewdrop Stream, a beautiful blue!


This color goes well with the Weather themed card.
I used one of the Sunny Stamp Studio new release Rain or Shine.


I colored the images with copics markers and the copic multi-liner 0.1, and I just had to add the rubber duck, it's so adorbs!
I stamped directly to the card panel and I also die cut a few of the images, and popped those on dimensional foam tape from 3M.  I also added Wink of Stella White 000 around the entire card.


Supplies used:
Steam Skittles
Neenah White Cardtock 80 lb.
Patterned paper from Studio Calico past kit
Card top panel is also Neenah 80lb. white cardstock
Sunny Stamp Studio stamp set Rain or Shine
Wink of Stella white 000
Versafine Black Onyx for stamping
Copics used were:
W2. Multi-liner Black 0.1
E11, E33
B21, B24
Y02, Y21
BG10, YRO7
3M dimensional foam adhesive
Beacon Zip Dry Glue

Come join the challenge this week, link up your project with your Skittles for a chance to win a prize! If you do not have any Skittles you can still play along. The Skittle dew drops are such a fun and beautiful embellishment that you can use alone or with other embellishments. And Carrie has a variety of colors, and free shipping in the United States! Purchase them HERE!

I'm a Proud Designer for DoubleClick Skittles

Thanks so much for stopping by today and come follow my blog!

 Lori

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Gerda Steiner Designs | Guest Design Call



Hello Everyone! 
Gerda Steiner Designs is having a Guest Designer Call and I wanted to enter!





Here is my submission :


I used the Hello Spring stamp set from GSD. The Easter basket and sentiment are from another company. I stamped the tree branches, birds, and grass directly to the top card panel and used distress inks to watercolor the images and colored in the sky. The bunny and eggs, I fussy cut them out after water coloring. There's a little Wink of Stella on each egg too.
I used two little flower embellishments from my stash, they looked so Spring like and I love the color!

To me the bunny looks as though he's wanting to share his basket of eggs with the birds looking down from the tree. 

I just think this is an adorable set!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and wish me luck!

Lori

Saturday, January 23, 2016

With Love | Gerda Steiner Share Your Design Challenge #14

Hi, everyone, today I'm sharing a Valentine's Day card I created with the Hello Spring set from Gerda Steiner Designs. Today is the 14th Share Your Designs Challenge, and I've tried my hand again at making a shaker card again. I'm convinced shaker cards are not my thing. I want to make them, but I still need plenty practice.





I used my W2 copic marker for the bunny and the R20 for the nose, ears, and paw. I used a flicking method to make the fur have texture. And to make the bunny a girl, I gave it eye lashes! Cute! BG10 was used for the inside of the bubble blower and the heart bubbles.
The shaker components are from my stash, no particular company. 
I used the strawberry Skittles from DoubleClick Connections to match the card. The Polaroid die cut and border die are from MFT.

So this is my entry today, and I hope it has inspired you to create! 

Lori