Sunday, April 22, 2018

Gorjuss in Water Colours


Hello Everyone,
I am back with a simple tent fold card.  I was trying my hand at water colour painting.  It’s something that I’ve really wanted to get into but it just seemed so messy or disorganized. Over the years I’ve tried water colouring with Stampin’ UP! Ink pads, Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads, Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  I have to say, not a big fan of the water colouring using water colour paints at all!  And the use of water in an open container in my craft space is not a good thing for my mind.  More than likely, the water will get spilled and everything in the vicinity will be ruined!  If it’s not due to my tremors, it will be because I’m as graceful as a bull in a China Shop…lol.  I see a lot crafters and artist using the water colour paints and they make it look so easy.  I purchased some Michaels (Artist Loft) inexpensive water colour paints to give it one more try.  They were on sale for $5, so I bought the regular water colour paints as well as the shimmer (never even used the shimmer, I am sooooo over the paints period).  I thought if I don’t like them (and I did not), I haven’t loss that much and I could always donate them.   I like to blend colours and even with the 18 colours that come in the paint set, it just was not working in my mind.  It could be that I had already shut it out before I got started.  I think I was more focused on the messiness, spilling water, over saturating the paper, getting those paper fibers, etc.  I used some paper from the Bee Paper Company.  The package says Heavyweight Vellum Drawing, 90lbs (g/m2).  I saw a YouTube video and someone used this paper to do their water colouring.  For my project the paper held up pretty well.  I forgot to weight the paper down to get rid of the buckling after it dried, so I had a little difficulty getting it down on the patterned paper and you can feel a little of the buckling on the finished card.   I used one of the Gorjuss Girl stamps, #9-You Have My Heart.  It turned out okay but the water paints are just is not for me.  I did however, finish the image and the back ground and did not want to waste the effort so I turned it into a card.  The greeting and the sentiment are from the Mama Elephant Scripty Birthday stamp set.  The card base is some old DCWV textured card stock, the patterned paper is also extremely old paper from ColorBok (8x8 paper pack) called Antique Paperie, and I used a piece of white card stock for the inside sentiment panel, and I used a Copic Liner Pen to ground the image. The finished card size is 5 ½ x 5 ¾ inches.   Again, not a fan of the water coloured paints but I thought I would share my experience and the end product of my feeble attempt at water colouring using paints.   You can purchase Mama Elephant at Simon SaysStamp or on the Mama Elephant website You canjust about purchase a Gorjuss Girl stamp anywhere now but here is the official site for Santoro London (makers of Gorjuss Girl).


 
 
Til’ next time, Joyce
 
 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

HAPPY EASTER


HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!
Today I am sharing my April Eclectic Ellapu design team inspiration project.  The theme for April is to Create a Box and Fill it with Goodies!  This challenge is just perfect for the occasion.  I absolutely love, love, love Easter!!!  It is my favorite holiday and time of the year.  I couldn’t wait to get started on my project.   This year instead of doing the traditional baskets for Easter, I decided why not make it a box??  It just so happened that I had some orders for Easter goodies, so these boxes were right on point.   To create the project I started with decorative boxes from Tuesday Morning, one for a boy, a girl, and an adult female.   I filled each box with shredded paper in a coordinating colour (also from Tuesday Morning).  You can find the same supplies at your local big box craft stores like Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and JoAnns.   I made sure to ask the ages and likes of the recipients including colours (you’ll want to cater the box to the recipient).  I try to get as close to the likes as I can.  Let me just say, I had a blast picking out things to add to the boxes.   But be careful not to overdo it, most of the boxes come with the magnet closure that is not very strong, so you may have to reinforce the closure if you overdo it. One of the recipients is a 2 year old, so I thought she should be starting to write or want to anyway.   At that age a standard crayon is actually too small to help fine-tune their dexterity, so I got the jumbo crayola crayons instead.  One of the recipients is 6 years old and probably starting to discover the icky adventures of picking up insects and other eeeky things.  For him I found this neat little magnifying container.  You put the insect in the container (it won’t hurt the insect) and you can view it up close; doesn’t that just scream “boy stuff”!  For the adult, the one thing I know is that she lovvvvvvvves candy (I think more than her grandkids).  She was also retiring so I got her things that she could do while retired.  There is a beautiful peacock mug, a peacock covered journal, and some peacock inspired note cards and envelopes.  She’ll have plenty of time to sit on her porch, drinking tea, while writing thank you cards and memories in her journal; oh yes and eating her candy.  For the two little people boxes, I finished the packages off by putting them in Michaels Celebrate-It clear cellophane gift bag, created a hand stamped tag using one of their dollar stamps (Happy Easter) , some colourful oval shaped tags, and balloon streamer ribbon.  Now talk about an easy and fun project, this is it!   Well, thanks for stopping by; I hope this inspires you to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in a sweet way.  Until next time…

 

 

 
Of course I forgot to take a picture of the boxes all packaged up so I had my customer send me a snap shot.
 
 
Joyce Ann 
 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

St. Patrick's Day Bestie



Hello Everyone,

Finally, I am getting around to posting my St. Patty’s Day card. Better late than never!   I used one of Sherry Baldy’s  cutesy images  for St. Patrick’s Day.  I really love her images, those eyes are so precious they just draw you in. I coloured the image primarily using Prismacolor Pencils.   The layout (or card sketch) was inspired by a 2015 Bestie Card done by The Shabby Pink Stamper.  Unfortunately, I cannot find the card anymore, so I cannot link to it.  I believe her card was smaller than mine.  My finished card is a 5 ½” x 5 ½”.  I left the inside of the card blank.  I took a side view of the card to show the Wink-a-Stella shimmer on the clovers.   I really love how it turned out.
The card recipe is below:
 
 
Title/Theme:  Hello Gorgeous Bestie St. Patty

Date: 3/25/18
Tutorial/Video:  Inspired by the Shabby Pink Stampers Boy Bestie Card

Category:  Blank inside
CS:  #110 White CS (Michaels),  Green CS (open stock at JoAnn’s), Blue CS coredinations Foundations-Classic Blue (smooth texture), Black CS  #65 (Michael’s), Neenah Classic Solar White #110

Patterned Paper/CS:   Little Yellow Bicycle- Reverie Garden 12 x 12 (2012)
Flowers/Greenery:  N/A

Ink (s):  VersaFine Black
Marker (s):  Copic-Grey (out line and ground)                              

Embellishments:  N/A 
Stamp/ Set(s):  IMG675 St. Patrick day My Besties (digital download image); greeting- Mama Elephant‘s –Scripty Notes.

Adhesives:  Tape Runner, 3M Foam Tape
Punches:   N/A

Die(s):  N/A

Tools (other): Blending stumps
Misc.: Prismacolor Premier Pencil, Gamsol , Wink-a-Stella Clear Pen

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Angie's Digital Stamps: Challenge #18-Anything Goes/No Twist
Dragonfly Dreams: All That Glitters Challenge
the Corrosive Challenge Blog: Challenge #3-Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: Challenge #80-Anything Goes
Crafters Castle Challenge Blog: Challenge #3-Anything Goes
Hidding in My Craft Room: Challenge #345 Any Holiday






Joyce

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Spring Eclipse Card


Hello everyone,

Today I am sharing my March DT inspiration for EclecticEllapu.  The theme this month is “Spring is coming”.   I decided to do an Eclipse card.  You can find a number of inspirational cards using this technique on Pinterest and You Tube.   The supplies I used were: 110# CS white for the base card, Stampin UP Always Artichoke for the mats and the 65# white cardstock for the focal point.  I cut the letters out on my Cricut Explore Air 2- I used the Plantin School Book cartridge.  I used Stampin UP Stampin Write Markers Amethyst, Artichoke, and Chocolate Chip to colour the flowers and the stamp set was also from Stampin Up- Water Color Trio (I think this one is long since retired).   I made a matching envelope using my We R Memory Keepers Punch Board.  The letters are popped up using foam squares.   
Until next time…





Joyce

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mardi Gras Card


Howdy folks,
Just popping in to share a quick card I made for Mardi Gras.  I’m posting a little late.  I made the card on Mardi Gras Day (St. Valentine’s Day).  I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 for all the elements, including the “Happy”.  I just love my Cricut and highly recommend that if you don’t have one and you are planning to get one; either get the Air 2 or the Cricut Maker.  The only other supplies I used is purple, yellow, green, and white cardstock and my Tombow Mono Adhesive.  This was a super simple and super quick card.  Well, that’s it for tonight.   Until next time, have a blessed Lent.

 
Joyce
 
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