Thursday, August 25, 2016

Too Cute to Spook

The Art Impressions Design Team are all sharing inspiration today using the three newly released Ai Halloween clear sets!  They're all divine, scroll down to see a graphic showing them all.  I am using the Old Bat Set (Sku #4784), which has two of the most hilarious images - plus three small accent images and three sentiments:
 As soon as I saw her, I knew I'd be showing her popped up over a nice golden moon.. so here is the Old Bat in all her glory :o)  For my second card, I made a sunset/night sky background using my Distress Inks and sponge applicators:
I have to give a shout out to my crafty friend, Donna - for giving me a few tips and some confidence to get using my distress inks for the background!  The witch, moon & sentiment are all popped up on pop dots, and I added a sprinkling of tiny sparkles as my stars. These are all available now from the Ai website:
I'll be back soon with more Halloween projects to share.  Our current challenge on the Ai blog is "Too Cute to Spook" - we want to see your Halloween creations!  Copics used in today's bat card:
E11, E00, E000, R20, R30, Y26, Y23, E50, YG03, YG01, YG00, C7, C5, C3, C1, BV08, BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00.  And in my Boos card: E11, E00, E000, R20, R30, Y23, C7, C5, C3, C1, B05, B02, B01, B00, B000, RV17, RV14, RV13, YG03, YG01, Y38, Y35, Y32.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Beach Babes

***THIS JUST IN!!***
I have exciting news for you - while I was getting today's card ready to post, I got an email from Kate telling us that the clear sets that up until now have been available exclusively at Michaels and Hobby Lobby - are going to be available on the Ai website as of this Thursday!!  This is exciting news for International crafters, or those of you who may not be near a Michaels or Hobby Lobby store!  Be sure to check out the website this Thursday the 25th to see all of these amazing sets you'll want to scoop up!  And now, back to our regularly scheduled post...
 Summer really is marching right along, isn't it?  So while the weather is still lovely & warm... I wanted a chance to use Art Impressions Beach Babes (SC0653) clear acrylic set that is available through Hampton Art at Michael's stores.  I've used two of the three images and one of the five sentiments that come in the set:

 I just love this high-maintenance gal...  I added some Star Dust Stickles to the bling on her finger, and used pop dots under the sun & sentiment.  She's coloured with Copic markers, and I added the suggestion of blue sky around her, and sand under her beach chair.  Happy stamping!
Copic markers used: Skin tones - E11, E00, E000, R30, R20, R22
Greys - C3, C2, C1
Purples - BV08, BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00, BV000
Oranges - YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12
Yellows - Y26, Y21, E50, Y15, Y13, Y11, YR15
Aquas - BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11
Pink - RV14
Greens - YG03, YG01
Blues - B000, B0000

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Doctor Bill Get Well card

 I have a fairly quick and simple Get Well card to show you today - one you could make up quickly, or whip up a few to have on hand for when they're needed.  I started by colouring up the Doctor Bill set (Sku #4099) from Art Impressions:
 I kept the layers to a minimum (for me!!) and kept the design quite simple.  Even the number of Copics needed to colour up the image was minimal - all making for a quick & easy card.

 Copics used: E11, E00, E000, R20, R30, BG77, BG74, BG73, BG71, E55, E53, E51, C1, B000, B0000

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Glitter & Shimmer Challenge

The Art Impressions Design Team are all sharing projects today for the current challenge on the Ai blog: "Glitter & Shimmer Challenge"!  I am bling-challenged at the best of times!  But I can definitely add a little sparkle now and then.  Today I am sharing three cards made with one of the Shake Your Booty sets called Dancer Set (Sku #4308):
 These were fun to put together.  I coloured them all up with different skin tones/hair colour, then paper pieced their outfits.  The circles & sentiments are popped up on pop dots, and a few adhesive sparkles were added.  Here are some close ups:
 The "Glamorous" sentiment is from the Pamper Yourself clear stamp set that is available at Hobby Lobby stores.

 One thing that I almost NEVER do, is to have a plain white card base?!  And this is the second one that I've done in the last few weeks.  These plaid papers just look so fresh & clean paired up with white.  And of course, I need to show you the inside - where her tush has been paper pieced, cut out and put onto an Action Wobble so that her booty shakes.
*Have you seen the new Mini Wobbles??  You can find them here in the Art Impressions store!
 Copics used: Skin tones - E11, E00, E000, E37, E34, E31, E53, E51, E50, R20, R30
Hair - Y26, Y23, E50, E18, E08, E02, C7, C5, C3, B21
Shoes & Earrings - W3, W1, Y23, Y21,

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Fill 'er Up Coffee Card

 Today's card for Art Impressions just makes me smile :o)  It's fun, bright, and coffee themed - all of my favourite things in a card!  I am using one of the two images in the Hot Java Mama set #AICS32 available exclusively at Hobby Lobby stores (you can find it online!):
 Copics used: E11, E00, E000, R27, R24, R22, R20, B01, B00, B000, B0000, YG03, YG01, YG00, YR16, YR15, YR12, Y32, E18, E15, E13, E07, E02

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Got Style?

Hello Ai fans!
I'm using another of the wonderful stamps that are available at Michael's through Hampton Art - SC0678:
 I had fun paper piecing their outfits... I had to pull out my Exacto knife to cut out the hand on the middle gal!  I just adore their hats and poses - there's a little bit of style & attitude going on here :o)
 The set comes with two images and seven sentiments, so here's the one I put on the inside:
Happy stamping!
 Copics used - E37, E34, E31, E43, E41, E40, R37, R35, R32, R30, YR02, YR00, E000, YG05, YG03, YG01, YG00


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