30 May 2018

Study Buddy - embossing and die cutting

What better study buddy than a kitty with a book? My card was made for the son of a friend who has graduated from middle school and is going on to high school next year. Good things are coming his way!

This card features an adorable kitty from Newton's Nook, three embossing folders, Krafty Kolor inks, and a sentiment (inside) from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

29 May 2018

Take Flight - watercolour hybrid ink, Oxides on glossy photo paper

Flying high over all the maps, travelling with a friend, this pilot is living the life of his dreams.

I used Krafty Kolors on a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp and paired it with Distress Oxides on glossy photo paper, die cut clouds, and maps from a 7 Gypsies paper pad. Let your dreams take flight!

24 May 2018

Book Kitty - stenciling, vintage buttons, single layer

Reading under a tree is the perfect Spring or Summer day for me. Newton's taking a nap with his book. My card features Newton Nook stamps, a stencil from the May My Monthly Hero from Hero Arts, Distress inks, and vintage buttons!

21 May 2018

Dragon - Through the Craftroom Door, Prismacolor pencil

This week's sponsor for the Through the Craftroom Door blog challenge is Ike's Art.

Hi there – I am Ike……a nickname that I got hooked with many years ago due to my surname
I live in Greece and have a passion for kitties.
I am a bit crazy or should I say I’m ‘zany’ hahaha. I have a very strange/sick sense of humour and I must admit I spend a lot of time talking to myself. !! Well, I get more sense out of me.! I reckon in a few years I shall be known as the “crazy cat lady” ☺
I am an artist and have a strange mind when it comes to creating my art. I either go completely true to life… right down to the last hair… or I go totally surreal. I have a passion for all things horror/Gothic etc. I’ve always loved horror films and books and I guess that’s why it creeps into my stuff
My SHOP is IkesArt found at www.ikesart.com
My Blog is Ikes World and is at http://suzy-ikesworld.blogspot.com
My Challenge Blog is http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com
My Cats Only Challenge Blog:http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.gr/

My project features a Dragon which I coloured with Primacolor pencils on Bristol.

Come join us this week for the Through the Craftroom Door challenge. The prize this week is a $15 voucher from Ike's Art.

18 May 2018

Sunshine - die cuts, stamping, vintage buttons

A card to evoke a rustic summery day at the cabin, my card today features Impression Obsession dies and stamps with an accent of vintage buttons and embossing with Baked Texture. Relax and enjoy.

15 May 2018

Steampunk Birthday - stenciling, embossing, die cutting

"Just put some gears on it..." This dapper fellow is wishing a happy Steampunk birthday on a hexagon card festooned with gears in stencilling, die cuts, Distress Oxides, Distress ink, Perfect Pearls, and embossing.

13 May 2018

Dreams - stencilling with Clarity and Oxides

I created a card using a stencil, Oxide inks in an ombre with Clarity brushes, and a dreamy sentiment from Tim Holtz.

10 May 2018

Bookmark Card - Distress Oxides on glossy photo paper

A little kitty to welcome you to read is on a lovely bookmark made with a Newton's Nook stamp set and Distress Oxides on glossy photo paper. But wait, there's more!

The bookmark is a card! Slip the ribbon and open it up to reveal another kitty and sentiment with lots of space for a personal message.

09 May 2018

07 May 2018

Book Fairy - Through the Craftroom Door, Distress Oxides and Glossy Photo Paper

This week's sponsor for the Through the Craftroom Door blog challenge is Oddball Art!

Artist, Poet, Fruitarian............. Lizzy Love is a perfect combination of sweet and sour that glitters up the grunge! Easily lose yourself in her artistic realm of sometimes spooky but always delightfully cute, big eyed waifs and their animal friends. Lizzy’s whimsical, one of a kind dream world is easily recognizable by her signature style of creepy yet cute, all the way from the haunting darkness to the rainbowtastic, her original creations are lovingly sprinkled with a heartbreaking sweetness. Though she is completely enthralled by her Twinkling watercolors right now, Lizzy employs many different mediums when she creates, from drawing to painting, sewing and cutting, the end result always being the same; A gothic fantasy land painted in soft pastels and neon colors; filled with big eyed beauties, creepy little cuties and quirky monsters of all shapes and sizes. Lizzy Love’s artwork includes original paintings both acrylic and watercolor, giclee fine art prints, art dolls, digital and rubber stamps of her characters , hand painted merchandise such as bags, tshirts and more..... limited only by her imagination the possibilities are endless. http://www.oddballartco.com/

My project features Astrid the Fairy, a bookworm fairy perched on her stack of books. I used glossy photo paper with Distress Oxides for the main image and chipboard decorated with Nuvo Mouse and Art Alchemy wax to make it into a wall hanging.

06 May 2018

Adulting - chalkboard, Prismacolor pencils, die cuts

My creation is a chalkboard for your To Do list, the list you need for your "adulting" decorated with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp showing an obstacle to getting laundry done, a so helpful kitty. The letters feature a Spellbinders die and Lawn Fawn paper on recycled card.

Critter - die cuts, distressing

Spring in the forest makes a lovely study for a needlework project even if that needlework is really all paper. My card features a Kraftin' Kimmie stamps set, Lawn Fawn paper and ink, a Sizzix die by Eileen Hull, and a vintage button with a Memory Box needle.

03 May 2018

Keep Calm - stamped background, embossing

Today I bring you a fun card in support of crafting and crafty friends featuring a stamp set by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and the new Krafty Kolours.

02 May 2018

Arrows - embossing

It's always nice to have an affirmation card or two on hand for someone struggling with a major life event or decision. Life can be tough, but so are you. You've got this!

My card features Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and ink, embossing, and My Mind's Eye patterned paper with pops of pink.

01 May 2018

Flamenco - Sheepski Designs, mixed media, Prismacolor pencil

I recently went to see a performance of Riverdance for a friend's birthday and the first appearance of the Flamenco dancer inspired me to create a piece using the lovely Flamenco from Sheepski Designs as my inspiration piece for the May blog challenge with the theme "Favourite Colour". Red is one of my favourite colours, so the dancer in red under the sun sang to my soul.

My mixed media piece features Prismacolour pencils on canvas board with Distress paint and foiled die cut sun. The frame has been embellished with die cutting and colours to heighten the red.

Come join us in the Sheepski Designs blog May challenge. Show us your favourite colours! https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/

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