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

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Gone Fishing


     Another critter for you today.  This time this fun pooch from Art Impressions is enjoying some sunshine and a nice lazy float on the water.  He's part of the Reel Great Guys set.

4900 - Reel Great Guys Set


Copics Used:
dog E31, E35, C2
raft RV10, RV13, RV14

     Right now it's hot and overcast, but before we know it it will be time to join this furry fellow.
Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Collectable--Notable", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art IMpressions "Reel Great Guys"
Ink--Copic Multi-liner pen
Tools--Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangles dies, Impression Obsession Ocean Border dies
Miscellaneous--string and brad from my stash

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Kite bear


Disclaimer:  Despite the pattern lately I do not practice sending small animals off into the air.  LOL
     This sweetie from Purple Onion Designs is called Bubbly.  The stamp has him holding a sparkler, but I masked it off and gave him a kite instead.  
     There's plenty enough wind around here for him to fly it.  I'm not complaining though since the forestry burnt around our property yesterday and the wind blew all the smoke away.  When there's no wind, all that smoke can really be smothering.
     I used some distress inks for the sky and ground and using a stitched rectangle die, I popped up the image panel on some foam.


Copics Used:
bear E31, E35, E51, E01
kite BG10, BG32, BG72, Y11, YR21, E53, E55
trees YG21, YG23, YG25, YG17, E53, E55

     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:  
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Bubbly", "Kite", "Tree Line", and sentiment
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn Distress inks
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die

Monday, February 27, 2017

Wanna play?


     The only kind of golf I play is mini golf, but there are lots of people out there who play the real deal.  Art Impressions has a brand new stamp set in the Work & Play collection just for golfing fans, Par-tee Golfers.

4902 - Par-Tee Golfers Set
These two make golf look anything but boring.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E23, E25, E27
clothes RV10, RV13, RV14, C2
flag BG11, BG32, BG57
     Have a blessed Monday!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--American Crafts, MFT, Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Par-tee Golfers"
Ink--Copic Multi-liner
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles dies

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Balloon bunny


     I've used Purple Onion Designs Willa and Balloon stamps to create this card.  The balloons actually have string on the stamp but I chose to use some silver thread instead.  Background was created with Peacock Feathers Distress ink.



Copics Used:
rabbit E31, E35, E01, R20
shirt B24
balloons YG21, YG23, YG25, YG17, R43, R35, R37, Y04, Y08, Y19

     Hope you're having a great Sunday.
     Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Willa", "Balloon", and sentiment
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Verasafine Black Onyx, Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress inks
Tools--Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders die, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen, silver thread

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Prezzies!


     Does this card look a bit wonky in the middle?  LOL  It should.  I tried to use Jennifer Mcguire's Stamped Edge Gatefold card design on this card using Purple Onion Designs Stacked Gifts.  Probably should have taken a side view pic so you could see it better, but basically the card opens in the middle.  I've cut along the bottom of all the presents and the bottom panel just extends upward a bit under them.
     Not crazy with my coloring at all.  I used markers that really need water mixed with them for a smoother effect but this isn't watercolor paper.


     Hope you have a fantastic Saturday!  Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Stacked Gifts" and sentiment
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Distress markers, Marvy Markers, Sakura white, gold, and silver gel pens

Friday, February 24, 2017

Bunny in flowers


     Don't you want him to come live in your flower garden?  This sweetie is another creation from the Art Impressions new clear stamp set, Easter Blessings.

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I used my Prismas for this one.


     It's Friday!  Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--MFT, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Easter Blessings"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles dies, Martha Stewart Modern Garland punch
Miscellaneous--Krylon 18 kt. Gold Leafing pen, Offray ribbon

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Work of heart


     Here's another creation using one of the new Work & Play sets from Art Impressions.  This one is called Teachers Rule.  Hats off to all you ladies that took on this role.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13
hair C6, C8
clothes BG11, BG32, BG57, C2
shoes C4, C6, C8
books E41, E42, E43, E31, E55, RV10, RV14, Y28

Happy hump day!  Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--American Crafts, Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Teachers Rule"
Ink--Sakura gold gel pen, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear sparkle pen, Krylon 18kt. gold leafing pen, Copic Multi-liner pen
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes dies, Quickutz Nesting Circles dies
Miscellaneous--Recollections doily