Wednesday, June 20, 2018

She Sells Sea Shells...

How dreamy is Sassy Mermaid Molli?  La La Land did not disappoint with the latest release.  I know you have been seeing a lot of different dies and stamps from this last release and I hope your are enjoying the inspiration as much as I have enjoyed creating them!


A few key pieces that I used to create this card are the Sea Shells and the Fishing Net dies.  I wondered when someone would create a super awesome net and look its finally here!  The shells were created by layering them twice...the first cut is die cut out and the second layer I left the pieces in.   I added some chunky glass glitter from Stampendous to the net to create a little more texture and it brought in that perfect shimmer to the card.  I need to use this product more often...it's delicious!!

When I created this card I didn't have anything in particular in mind for the final piece.  I started by coloring her skin normal skin tones.  I chose red hair....then I picked my papers.  Once the papers were chosen I colored the rest of her to match.  I wanted to carry the green a little more into her skin tones so I went back over the original skin tones with the greens to tie it all together.  I think it makes her a little more organic in feel.  I didn't feel the card needed a sentiment but could add one if the special occasion comes up.  I will leave her for now.

La-La Land Crafts

Stampendous Glass Glitter

Copics:
Hair E35 E08 R89 E79 G20
Skin E50 E51 E21 E33 G20 G21 G24 G12
Greens - G20 G21 G24 G12

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sink or Swim

I found great coloring therapy in this one image.  What a cute stamp from LDRS Creative!  All these cute characters all in one.  This stamp is by Polkadoodles and is now available in the store!  I love the loose design of the polka doodles stamps.
I added the Heart Anchor from La-La Land Crafts to the card (just incase the road didn't have an anchor I thought I would provide one).  A simple layout design for the card but I felt it looked complete with the added buttons.  Sometimes I just want to add everything in my art studio to a card...but I stopped at buttons today.


Copics:
Elephant - BV000 00 01 02 BG10
Water - B000 00 02 04
Boat - E70 71 74 77 79
Bear - R20 21 22
Bunny - YG11 03
Fox - YR01 02
Owl - W1 3 5 E31 Y00 08
Mouse -V12 15
Crab - R05 24 29
C0 1 3
E40 43

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sail Away With me

I created this card using Sail Cup from Stampendous.  I loved doing a little reflection into the water.  Just a couple flicks of color changes up the looks of the image and adds depth.


I had fun creating this card with these chill little mice in a cup.  I topped the card off by adding my new favorite Flag die from La La Land.  Have you gotten yours yet?  It is my most used banner.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Sour Puss Lemon Licker

That face when you take a bite of a lemon!  I don't have to even bite the lemon...just thinking of it makes my mouth water and a little pucker happen.  These cuties are are pulling off the pucker factor nicely.

This in one of the recent releases from Stampendous.  I am kinda fond of these little guys!  You can find them HERE in the Stampendous store.

Lemon Sour Rubber Stamp


Friday, June 15, 2018

Ticket to Ride

Have you grabbed the limited edition kit yet?  This kit is the BOMB-Diggity!  What a wonderful kit for all those more masculine cards that you need to whip up.  I used the die, brads and a sentiment from the kit to create this fun ticket card


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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Ahoy baby!

Looking to create that perfect baby boy card?  This set Seas the Day is perfect for that.  Deep etched red rubber, large background set and some perfect stamps to compliment!  La La Land Crafts has done it again!!

I used my Nuvo Aqua Flow brushes to create the background by simply "painting" the stamp and then spritzing with water and stamping.  I love the soft look it gives it.  then I used my Copics to color the images in.  I cut them out and added them to the card.  I added complimenting die pieces to include the new Ropes and the Knot die from La La Land.  I wanted to to say B-A-B-Y so I colored up my favorite Chippies from Make it Crafty and added them to my favorite banner.  You can find all the components linked below.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sink or Swim

And the cards from the clear set Jaws Because from La La Land Crafts keep coming!  This one is a gel card.  I used some of the delicious new dies to create this card.  The Life Preserver is actually a die that I colored up.  This is a fun card and once I made it was hard to put down because I was having so much fun squishing the gel around.



I created this gel card using hair gel, Tonics Nuvo Shimmer Powder and Confetti.  All you do is put some in a little baggie leaving some space for air as you want the products to have room to be smooshed around.  This is my first gel card so I overfilled it a bit.  After I added the elements I taped the opening closed to make sure none would ooze out.  Then I tased it to the back side of the opening.  I did add a frame to the back side of the front of the card to make it a little neater.  Two of the little fish that look "inside" of the frame are actually on the inside fold of the card.

Ropes Die
Build-a-Frame stitched small Die
Build-a-Frame large Die
Tabs Border Die
Nuvo Confetti packs
Nuvo Shimmer Powder Blue Blitz

Copics:
Fish
Y35 YR04 R05
Life Preserver
R24 R29
C0 C1 C3 C5