Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Welcome spring




     Whew!  I've been on the busy merry-go-round this month.  So many things happening and they're not done yet.  LOL
     Here's a little something from Purple Onion Designs to welcome spring winds and flowers.  That's pretty fitting for here.  I've used Ivy and Blooms to create a little scene.  The sky and grass were inked with Distress inks.



Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL watercolor paper, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Versafine Black Onyx, Gansai Tambi watercolors, Peacock Feathers and Mowed Grass Distress inks
Tools--Simons Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Eggs for all


     Some of you may find these little guys among your Easter goodies tomorrow.  I've used Purple Onion Designs Chloe, Blue, and Easter Eggs to create this little scene.  I also used part of a sentiment.


     Hope you enjoy your Easter celebrations.  Rejoice!  He is risen!!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Collectable--Notable", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Spellbinders Classic Large Scalloped Circles, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Fags Stax
Miscellaneous--Craft Square Hemp cord

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter chick


     Are you ready for Easter?  This chick is.  Wonder if he's multi colored in that shell.  LOL  This fun image is Purple Onion Designs Easter Chick.  For the background I used Kristina Werners acrylic ink smooshing technique and I'm happy with how it turned out.  Normally I "over" work my watercolors, but this technique makes that less apt to happen.  The smooshing was done with Distress inks and the painting was done with Gansai Tambi watercolors.




     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL watercolor paper, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Cracked Egg"
Ink--Versafine Black Onyx, Tumbled Glass, Milled Lavender, Mustard Seed, and Cracked Pistachio Distress inks
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh Crystal Clear sequins, Simon Says Stamp Clear embossin powder, Gansai Tambi Watercolors

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Feel better soon


     Are you ready for some brand new Art Impressions people stamp sets?  Today I'm sharing one of the four new "get well" themed sets called Better Soon Set.  Poor fellow looks to be in rough shape so he'll be able to commiserate with the recipient and they can get better together.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13
hair E25
bed and table E31, E33, E35
bedding E23, E25, E27, BG11, BG32, B95
clothing E71, E74, E79, C2, C4
tissue box E71, E74
ice pack GOO, BG11

     Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
     Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Ki "Vintage Charm", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Better Soon Set"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Pretty pears


      My sweet friend, Kim Lackenbach, a LONG time bloggie friend, asked me if I would like to join in the 50th challenge celebration for Inspired By All the Little Things.  Of course I said yes.  LOL  Here's the lovely inspiration photo for the celebration challenge.




     The pears grabbed my eye and I knew just what stamp set I was going to use.  Unfortunately, it is no longer available, although thankfully Marcella Hawley is still designing beautiful stamp sets for her own company, Power Poppy.
     I colored the image and frame with my Copics and added sparkle to the frame with a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.
 

Copics Used:
pears E31, E53, E55, YR31, YG11
stems E74
leaves YG21, YG23, YG25, YG17, YG67
flowers  RV10, R20, R14, Y17

     Hope you'll find some time to play along with this great challenge.  Thanks so much to Kim for asking me to join in the fun.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Flourishes "Pears" (retired), sentiment from Sweet 'n Sassy "Be encouraged"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Worn Lipstick Distress ink
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies, Memory Box Tender leaves dies,  EK Success Retro Flower punch
Miscellaneous--Martha Stewart gold micro beads, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen

Friday, March 31, 2017

Bunny in the arbor


     Perfect time of year for these little fur-balls to be bouncing around in the grass.  From 
Purple Onion Designs I've placed the precious Buttercup Bunny in the Arbour.  She probably came to check out what will be growing there later on.


     Buttercup and the arbour were colored with Prismas.  I used one of POD's Easter sentiments on the inside of the card.


     Have a hoppy happy and blessed day.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Basic Grey "Picadilly", Recollections, Strathmore Bristol
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Prismacolor pencils
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Trail of flowers


     Wouldn't it be amazing if butterflies really left a trail of flowers behind them.  This sweet set from 
Purple Onion Designs is called Scattered Flowers and Hush Butterfly.  I used my Prismas to color the images and then added Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen to all of it.  A little inking around the die cut.  I played around with Photoshop a bit to get the purple to look purple instead of black.  LOL  Whenever I use dark cardstock it ALWAYS looks like it's black.


Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Kaisercraft "Utopia", Recollections, Strathmore Bristol
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Prismacolor pencils, Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress inks
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle dies, Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders dies
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear sparkle pen

Monday, March 27, 2017

Sitting pretty


     Having a play with more of the new watercolor sets from Art Impressions.  For this one I've used the Wooden Chair mini set, WC Cats set, and foliage from several sets.
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     I think the little cat looks so sweet on the chair.  Just the right place to sneak a nap.


     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL watercolor paper, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions
Ink--Marvy, Recollections, and Distress markers
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Hello die, sewing machine

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A fishing we will go


     Can't wait!  Shortly this will be just what hubby and I are doing.  I'm so ready to wet a line and reel em in.  This fellow caught a nice one.  He and his buddy are part of the Art Impressions Reel Great Guys set.

4900 - Reel Great Guys Set

     I added a little Crackle Accents to the fish to give him some scales.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13
boat E31, E35
man 1 clothesYG91, YG93, E42, E43
man 2 clothes E31, Y28, B93, B95, B97
fish BG93, BG96, E42, E43, R22

     Hope you have some upcoming plans set to do something you love too.  Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Simple Stories "Awesome", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Reel Great Guys"
Ink--Faded Jeans Distress ink
Miscellaneous--Ranger Crackle Accents

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Feelin' froggie


     Feelin' a little froggie today?  This guy is.  By the sentiment I think he just might be looking for someone to kiss him.  hee hee  He's the adorable Freckles from Purple Onion Designs.  I also used the Foliage stamp to give him a background.
     I used my Prismas on some Bristol paper for this one.  It added some texture to his face.  I also used the Prisma blender pencil instead of Gamsol.


     Have a happy and blessed weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Basic Grey "Picadilly", Bazzill, Recollections, Strathmore Bristol
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Prismacolor pencils
Tools--Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Watch out!


     Many MANY years ago when I worked retail jewelry one of my co-workers had a way of describing certain male customers, "golfing fools".  LOL  I think her ex was a golfer and she didn't think too kindly of them.
     This fellow looks pretty focused on getting to the next tee.  He's one of Art Impressions fun new Work and Play collection, Par-tee Golfers.

4902 - Par-Tee Golfers Set

     Hope no small animals get in his way!


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13
hair N3, N5
clothes E71, E74, E79, YG93, YG95, YG97
cart C2, C6, C8, N3, N5, BV31, E21, E53
bag E97, E08, E19, C6, C8
clubs N1, N3, N5

     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Simple Stories Generations, Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Par-tee Golfers"
Ink--Copic Multi-liner pen
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 3, EK Success Corner Rounder

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Garden bunnies


     More new watercolor sets out from Art Impressions.  Aren't these bunnies precious!  I used several of the new sets to create this scene.

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     You would think that since it's March already that I would have gotten writing "2017" down pat, but not here.  Arrgghhh!  Before I finished making that six in the date I knew it was wrong.  Ultimate back dating since this set was just created.  LOL



     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL Watercolor Paper, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions
Ink--Marcy, Recollections, and Distress markers
Tools--MFT Die-namics Oval Stax set 2 dies

Monday, March 13, 2017

Watercolor pots


     Art Impressions has just released several new watercolor stamp sets so I've had my paintbrush out playing.  I made this for my mom's birthday.  I sued several of the new sets plus some of the old watercolor stamps to create this. These are the newer sets I used.

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4876Art Impressions Watercolor ORNATE CONTAINER SET Cling Rubber Stamps 4870 Preview Image

     Aren't they pretty!!  I love that you can mix and match all the images to create whatever kind of scene you want.


     Obviously I am still in the learning process for using these stamps, but they are really fun and offer a different kind of stamping experience.
     Have a blessed week!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL Watercolor paper, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions, sentiment from WPlus9 "Strictly Sentiments 5"
Ink--Marvy, Recollections, and Distress markers, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Looking great


     Art Impressions has the best characters don't they.  I mean just look at this lady.  Didn't we all have a teacher at one timeor another that looked like this.  LOL  She's part of the Teachers Rule set.

4901 - Teachers Rule Set



Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E95, E97, E08
dress G21, YG63, G94
apple R35, R37, R43, YG25, YG67
accessories Y17, Y35, E11, E13, N1, B24, R24, E95, E97, C4, C6, C8
desk E31, E33, E35, C4, C6, C8

     I just got some new paint brushes in the mail today I've been waiting on so I hope to be sharing some of the new AI watercolor sets with you soon.
     Happy Saturday!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--WeRMemory Keepers "Hall Pass", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Teacher's Rule"
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle dies, Quickuts Nesting Circle dies
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Super Nurse


Today I have another Art Impressions nurse for you from their Proud Nurse set.

4899 - Proud Nurse Set

     The more I learn about what my daughter will be doing as a nurse the more I believe they do have super powers.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R30
hair E21, E23, E25
clothes BG11, BG32, BG57
shoes C2, C4
stethoscope N1, C4, R46
     Have a blessed weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--American Crafts, MFT, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Proud Nurse"
Ink--Sakura gold and silver gel pens, Tumbled Glass Distress ink
Tools--MFT Oval Stax Set 2 dies