Saturday, July 20, 2019

Color Block Masking | Colorway Inspiration | Brutus Monroe Guest Design #2

Hey everyone! 
Today I'm up on the Brutus Monroe blog with another fun card! This time though, I'm trying something a little different and giving you the colorway I used for the card. You can find that below. If I'm stuck on a color combination or not feeling inspired I usually search for different colorways for inspiration. 



Copic Markers Used:
W6, W3, W1, W0, C3, C1
B16, B12, B41, Y38, Y35
BG18, BG15, BG11

Watch the video here.

Thanks for joining me today! 

Jessica ❤


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Friday, July 19, 2019

Sloth-Some Set Art Impressions | Prismacolor Pencils on Kraft



Hello Everyone! This week I'm coloring up some sloths from the Sloth- some set with Prismacolor Pencils. Since the new challenge is Animal Print I thought coloring animal fur would be appropriate! I colored these very similar in this video here. 


I started off by stamping the sloths (Sloth-Some set 5002) hanging from the tree branch three times on a piece of Kraft cardstock, using Gina K amalgam ink. I used some Copic markers to help me map out where my colors would go. I have the list of all the colors I used down below, broken up into sections. To add a bit of depth and color to the Neenah Dessert storm cardstock I used Distress Ink in Pumice Stone with a make up blending brush. Blending that ink around the sloths, making the edges the darkest. 


I used another piece of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock to re-stamp the sloths three times so that I had 3 extra party hats and balloons. I decided on a black and white pattern paper to border the sloths and would need to cut off those sections which would slice right through them. By re-stamping and coloring those 6 elements I was able to fussy cut them out and place them over the top of the chopped hats and balloons. Plus it adds a little dimension. Speaking of which I also added some green craft foam underneath the sloth kraft piece. 


I mounted the sloths with the green craft foam on to a piece of MFT Black and White striped pattern paper, then to Neenah Solar White 110lb cardbase. For the sentiment I used Tombow Markers (173 & 493) to make it gradient from green to blue, playing off of the colors of the balloons and hats. I also fussy cut the sentiment with my Fiskars scissors, then added it to the top right hand side with a few adhesive foam squares. 

Prismacolor Pencils Used:
Sloths
PC935 Black PC938 White
PC1067 90% Cool Gray          
PC1063 50% Cool Gray          
PC1060 20%Cool Gray           
PC1076 90% French Gray       
PC1074 70% French Gray
PC1072 50% French Gray
PC1068 10% French Gray
PC1082 Chocolate
PC1082 Chocolate
PC939 Peach
PC9328 Blush Pink  

Blue Blend
PC208 Indanthrone Blue
PC133 Cobalt Blue Hue
PC1040 Electric Blue
PC1086 SKy Blue Light

Teal Blend
PC907 Peacock Green
PC105 Cobalt Turquoise
PC992 Light Aqua

Green Blend
PC908 Dark Green
PC912 Apple Green
PC989 Chartreuse



Thank you so much for joining me today! 
Happy Stamping! 




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Friday, July 12, 2019

The Mind is Revvin up | Birthday Card for Art Impressions

Hey everyone!

Today I'm sharing a birthday mashup! I thought it would be funny to combine two sets from Art Impressions, the Birthday Laugh Lines with the Yoga set. This ole' guy has some stretching to do!


To start off with I stamped the Birthday Laugh Lines guy on to a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock. I did the same for the Yoga ladies too. Using Copic markers I colored them in, list of markers used below.  I also stamped the sentiment that I thought paired hilariously with these two images. I inked that up with Gina K Wild Wisteria ink and trimmed it down to a slim rectangle. 


I wanted the ole' guy in the foreground with the ladies in the background. So I trimmed most of the area on the guy's left, using a trimmer to get straight edges when I didn't have to fussy cut.  These are both larger images and this is an A2 (4.25 x 5.5inch) card so there wasn't a lot of room to place these funny people. Both images are brightly colored so I needed something to separate the two. For that I used some vellum cardstock. This worked and gives a window feel to the design; like the Yoga ladies are in another room. 


I also created a black cardstock edge, using the Art Impressions Rectangle Stitch die, second from largest. Then used the same rectangle die on the ole guy so that the panel fit into the black frame. All I had left to do after that was layer and adhere everything. The layers are; Neenah 110lb cardbase, Yoga ladies, vellum, Birthday guy/black frame and then the sentiment. 

Copic Markers Used;
100 Black
W9, W6, W3, W1, W0
W74, W35, W51, W34, W31, W18, W17
E00, Y02, YR02, R14, R27
Y26, Y23, Y21, YG67, YG03, G14
BV04, BV02, BV00, RV09, RV55, RV11

Thank you so much for joining me today! Happy Stamping! 


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Thursday, July 11, 2019

I dig you | Art Impressions Challenge #260 Birthday Cards

Hello everyone! I hope you all are enjoying the Art Impressions Design Team inspiration for Challenge #260. This time we are making birthday cards! You can never have too many birthday themed cards in my opinion. 


For this card I decided to mix the Succulent set with a few of the sentiments and small images from the Gotta Garden set. The most time consuming part to make this card was the stamping and heat embossing. I took 5 sheets (4.5x6 inch) of Canson Watercolor paper and stamped 6 of the larger succulents with Distress Oxide ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I got out the Glass Media Mat, and even more Distress Oxide inks, so that I could watercolor them. Similar to the way I did it in this video here. I have a list of the Distress Oxide inks I used to stamp, then to watercolor with, below. I mixed a lot of the oxide inks together while painting them. 


While the Succulents dried, I heat embossed the sentiment and smaller images from the Art Impressions Gotta Garden set. These work so well together! I did this on a piece of Neenah Dessert Storm cardstock using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and clear embossing powder. I also colored the gloves and gardening tools in with a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen. 

 

By the time I was done with that, the succulents were dry and I used the coordinating dies from the Succulent set to die cut them all. Then, I trimmed the dessert storm cardstock with the second to largest Art Impressions Rectangle stitch die. The fun part of placing all those succulents around the sentiments! I used Therm-o-web's Ultra Bond to adhere them all, leaving a few for the inside. 
I trimmed a piece of wood grain pattern paper from the American Crafts pebbles Americana and adhered that to a card base. then layered the glued succulents over that. A few overlapped past the card size, I just trimmed those with scissors. For a final touch I added a little white heart die cut. 

Distress Oxide Inks Used
Stamping
Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves, Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral

Watercolor 
Broken China, Twisted Citron, Mustard Seed, Dusty Concord, Picked Raspberry


Thank you so much for joining me today! I can't wait to see what you all create for this challenge!


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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Neon Aqua Pigments | Brutus Monroe Guest Designer for July!!



Hey Everyone! I'm excited to share that I'm guest designing over on the Brutus Monroe blog through out the month of July. Yay!! Head over there to see the blog post  I would really appreciate it. I also have a video below of how I made 2 cards using the Super Sentimental set and Neon Aqua Pigments.





Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Jessica ❤

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Tropical Island Window | Adding small texture details | Art Impressions

Hey Everyone! Today, I'm sharing a fun tropical card, using the Island Window set. I've enjoyed using these Window stamps over the last month! I know I've said it before, but one of things I most like about these style of stamps is that they are great for quick cards! This time of year can be so crazy busy yet these style of stamps also give me enough area to experiment with coloring, so they are also fun! For this one I used Copic markers. I also added some texture behind the scene with some simple layers, using cardstock, cork and a stencil. 


I first stamped the image and colored with Copic Markers. Since I used bright and bold colors the last time I colored one of the window stamps (Desert Window with Tombow markers), I decided that I would try a lighter palette of colors. I have the markers I used listed below. 
The reflection on the water was tricky, since orange and yellow like to make green. I used the Copic Colorless Blender to push back most of the blue which helped. Another small coloring detail I did is adding a gradient of dots in the sand. I used the E34 for this. Small things like that can add simple but fun textures.  


I used one of the Square Rectangle Double stitch dies to die cut my colored Island Window, this time leaving the fun sentiment intact and added a slight black cardstock layer underneath. This card was feeling a little flat so I used an EK Success border die to create a decorative edge on the cork paper. then topped that with a layer of Lovely Lavender cardstock, before adhering the other pieces over top. 


The card base is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. I stenciled over the top of it using the Radiating Rays stencil and Sweet Corn ink. I also used liquid glue to attach any cardstock to the textured cork paper.

Copic Markers Used:

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Happy Stamping! 




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Monday, July 1, 2019

Jessica and Laura 3K Subscriber Video Hop | Summer Birthday Card

Hey everyone!



Today I'm participating in a fun video hop celebrating Jess (A Card's Day Work) & Laura (A Bit of My Crafts) channel's. They have both recently reached a huge milestone on Youtube, 3000k subscribers!! How awesome is that? I personally love both their work! I'm thankful they have let me participate in celebrating with them. So head to the video below and participate in this amazing summer themed hop! Lots of prizes to be won too!

All info for the hop and prizes is located in the video description. 



 


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Thank you so much for joining me today!