Today at Bugaboo is an “Anything But a Card” Challenge. I have created a sweet little ATC Coin featuring Bugaboo Bees – Flowers. I printed the bee on watercolor cardstock and colored up with copics. I added a few random textures and doodles. Then I thought it would be cute to add the single word “Kind” to go with the bee. Sweet and simple and that is all there is to this one.
Today I have a super sweet post filled with the cutest cuddliest… bunnies! Who doesn’t love bunnies amiright? Sweet N Sassy has some truly adorable bunnies in both clear stamps and digital stamps….
FIRST we have this so cute little guy from this month’s Hoppy Spring set. I inked him up on a Neenah Desert Storm card stock base, masked him, them covered the background with the new Textures 11 flowers using Versa Mark for a tone-on-tone look. I unmasked and those flowers moved to the background so I could color my bunny with colored pencils and have a one layer card.
Next I have another clean and simple card, but this time, I didn’t fill in the white space. (I did, however, die-cut and mount my panel for a little dimension :)) This card uses a new digi called Bunny Love. It comes with a sweet sentiment that I have used on many a project lately! I created my “card front” in a word doc with the bunny and sentiment placed just where I wanted them. I printed, colored him with Copic markers, and die-cut the layers – that is all there is to it!
My last project is a mixed media ATC (Artist Trading Card) that I created for a team swap. I used Distress Oxides on heavy watercolor paper to start my card. I added texture with Typewriter Text BG, Texture Tiles 5, and the new Grunge Dots Stencil. I created a word doc with a bunch of my images and sentiments from Valentine Bunny with Heart and Bunny Love respectively and had a fun day of coloring and fussy cutting. I added a little washi from my stash to “ground” my bunny and balance my ATC then glued my image and sentiment down… I signed the back and mailed off to my friends – SO MUCH FUN!
I hope you were inspired today – HOP to it and go great something this weekend!
By the way, there are still a few more days to get in on the SNSS moving sale!
Today we have a new challenge at Catch the Bug and it is a BINGO challenge.
For my card, I used several Washi Tapes to create a striped background paper. I didn’t really use a pattern for the stripes but just went with it. I colored up LB Bunny with Copic markers Finally, I Die cut rectangle layers starting with wonky rectangle image, then Rectangle nesting dies from A Jillian Vance Design. It is bring and Spring-y.
That is the center column and I really like how it turned out.
I hope you have had a great week and are ready for a great weekend! Today Bugaboo has a new Freebie called Violet Can. I printed it out and colored it with Polychromos Pencils. I used a multiliner to draw a border around it. I mounted the panel on a puple cardstock and then mounted it on a card base. Simple and I love it!
Happy March – Did you guys Spring Forward? We do that in Georgia and it is so hard! But it means Spring is just around the corner so I will suck it up and be happy for the blessing 🙂
Today we have another new release Hop at Sweet N Sassy Stamps and I think this month is my favorite new release! (I mean it this time!) I think you are going to love all of the inspiration we have for you!
You should have arrived here from Lieschen‘s page. If not, jump back there so you don’t miss anything – she always inspires me! Hop along to all of the blogs (listed below just in case something goes wrong along the way) for even more inspiration with the March stamps. Leave a little comment at each stop on the hop before 10pm Eastern on March 23rd and you might just be a lucky winner! One lucky comment from all the comments along the hop will win a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, March 24th.
This month I am featuring the Hoppy Spring Set. I am OBSESSED with the little birds. They are oh so sweet and I have them inked up all over my desk just so I can color them different colors with different inks. I really pushed myself to use non traditional colors so I could have bright, cheerful cards. I hope you like them!
My first card has a simple ink smooshed background (blue and green for sky and grass). I inked one of the birds and a sentiment on top of the ink (after it dried) and colored my bird with polychromos pencils. I colored him turquoise with pink wings and used a Glaze pen on his eye… L-O-V-E! This is a perfect layout for a set of cards (just saying)
Next, I created another simple card but this time, I channeled my inner Andy Warhol and used both the left and right facing chicks and shades of turquoise, pink, orange, and yellow-green. I inked them with Versaclair Nocturne then colored them with my polychromos pencils since they were still sitting on my desk (haha!) I die cut them into squares and mounted them onto black. I used a Glaze pen on their eyes for dimension and that is that! This one make me Smile OUT LOUD!
I hope you had fun hoping along and were inspired by all you saw! NOW head over to see what Sheri has created for you!!
If if you get the opportunity to craft with some of these great stamps (or any other SNSS stamp) we would love to see what you create on our SNSS VIP Group Facebook Page; Or tag your creations with #snss or #sweetnsassystamps on Instagram.
Today I am working with the the Garden Whimsy set and the Everyday Greetings set. I love the unique style of the critters in Garden Whimsy. They are super fun to color – you can really use your imagination. And the sentiment set is just what I have been looking for. They are perfect for any occasion, just thinking of you type cards.
My first card features the dragonfly and the Thanks sentiment. I never really have many of those in my stash so I am happy to have this one. I created the background with Distress Oxides and the new Puffy Clouds stencil. I added a lot of water so the cloud shapes are very subtle. (I have another panel that I created at the same time that is much clearer. You will likely see that soon.) My dragonfly is stamped on top of the background then colored with Polychromos pencils. I got out my color wheel and tried to use colors that aren’t my norm and I love the final look. I added the sentiment on the card front and didn’t do anything else.
My second card is actually part of a set. I did a swap with some of the team members at Sweet N Sassy and I decided to create cards for everyone. I laid down inks of blues and purple Distress Oxides onto my mat, added water then smooshed the card front through – this is a one layer made from watercolor paper and cut to a fun Bar 4 size of 3 1/2″x4 7/8″. Once the background dried, I inked the sentiment and the ladybug onto all of my cards. I inked the ladybug body onto copic friendly paper and colored them rich pinks and blues – they are so much fun! I fussy cut the body and glued them onto the inked image on my card front. Now it has antennae and I didn’t have to cut them out 🙂
These are so cute in real life – they make me smile out loud! I hope you are inspired to pay with colors today and have a blast doing it! AND…If you need anything from the new release…Sweet N Sassy is moving and they are having a sale so they don’t have to load it all up – Just use the Code MOVING… winner!!
Today is a “New Release” day at Catch the Bug…Pig Birthday Cupcake is today’s image.. I decided to create a masculine card (or try) – meaning darker colors. I found a gel place background in my stash and used it to inspire the rest.
I used my A Jillian Vance Design Dies and Spellbinders Rectangles for the layers. With my Copics and some color pencils (for final touches) I tried for some shading on the pig’s face then yellow highlight – from the candle. I don’t know how I feel about it but it was a fun exercise either way 🙂
I hope you are inspired to practice your shading.
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I have been wanting to color up Bugaboo’s Love Angel for a while and this challenge seemed a perfect opportunity. No hand heart but a hair heart…what do you think?
I colored her up with Copic markers in shades of pink (to go along with the photo), fussy cut her, and adhered her to a Distress Oxide background. I added a three layer stacked frame and a simple sentiment and put it all on a watercolor card base.
First, I heat embossed the star tile randomly over a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock with clear embossing powder. Then I inked up the background with Distress Oxides with the galaxy technique. For this one, I let the background be the main focus of the card. I found a sentiment in the Over the Moon set that was perfect. I heat embossed the sentiment on a vellum strip that I wrapped around the card. I added some acrylic stars for dimension and that is all there is to this one.
It only has a few pieces to it but it has a a lot going on. I love galaxy cards and am always excited to get a chance to create one.
I hope you are inspired to try a new background technique – this one is really fun!
For today’s Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps, we have a snarky, humorous Margaret image.
I went super clean and simple by making it a topper, then adding the sentiment under it before printing it out. After coloring her with Copics, I thought it was a little too CAS. So… I added a coffee stain to the bottom corner – it seemed perfect for the image and sentiment.
Super fun! I hope you were inspired – CAS can be awesome and fun!