Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday Sip and Share...Trick or Treat!

Hello there coffee loving cardmakers!  It's Kerry here with another fun Sunday Sip and Share on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog.  I always look forward to my Sunday posts and enjoy including a few FSJ creations in the mix every few weeks. 

As an elementary school teacher and a child at heart, I'm excited for Halloween tomorrow! How about you?  Are you going to partake in the festivities?  I love the imagination and the creativity that the holiday provides. I'm not too excited for the day most of my kiddos will come back to school wound up on sugar.  OY...Pray for me!  
I'm not into scary and gross- but I do love to see adorable costumes...especially when they are handmade! celebrate this fun-filled holiday, I decided to doodle up a little coffee mug and add a little stamped costume...Hee hee..Take a peek:  
I wanted to use this adorable Jack O Lanterns stamp and die bundle in this way ever since I saw it in the mini catalog!  I love the little mummy wrapper and imagined it wrapped around a coffee mug so perfectly! I always love to imagine up unexpected creations with my stamps and I'm so happy it turned out the way I "saw" it in my head!  :)  I love the little mummy wrap element and decided that IT would be my focal element...I just needed a mug that would be a perfect fit for the costume. LOL...Since I didn't have a stamp the perfect size, I doodled one with a Micron pen.  After doodling it up, I added a bit of Copic coloring to the wrap and the cup.  Using a few foam squares popped the mummy wrap up a bit and allowed the cute little eyes to peek through.  :)
I stamped the pumpkins on some orange cardstock then colored them with Copics too.  I like to color the images to give them a little more dimension.  After that, I was ready to create my background.
To create the background, I stamped the Deco Dots background stamp onto white cardstock using Black Licorice Ink.  I then splattered some Silks (Orange RaveDark RoastGold)  on that and immediately applied some Butter Cream acrylic ink on top using my finger.  It spread the splatter and created the most yummy background effect.  I let it dry and then added a bit more splatter to finish it off.  
To complete the card, I mounted the background onto Summer Days cardstock then applied some black thread and the pumpkins in a playful line-up.  I added some dots of Journey Glaze here and there (and on the pumpkin faces) and then it was done!  A perfectly cute little Trick-or-Treat line-up, don't you think?! 
After creating the card, I worked on the sketch...Hope you find some time to play along with it! If you do, please make sure to share it in our inlinks below.  This month there are four sketches for you to try, so I'm sure you can find one that is perfectly suited for your needs.
I think this sketch features the coffee cup quite nicely too!  It's front and center just as it should be!  Have a great day tomorrow and don't eat too much candy!  

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Be Brave...Part 2

Hey there journey friends!  I'm back again with another card for my BeBrave box!  I'm participating in the card drive above and this week, I used the October Bloom Box set.  I love this set for THIS purpose..It's a perfect fit!  I also incorporated the scripture from the Trust The Lord stamp set.
So to start things off,  I was inspired by the card sketch challenge at Watercolor Wednesday.  Check out Heidi's fun sketch:
I loved the painted pattern in the background and decided to use that as my starting point.  LOVE kraft cardstock so I incorporated that as my stamped panel.

I had fun creating the background using some FSJ acrylic paint.  I applied some Journey Glaze and Sparkle Dust over the paint to give it some bling.  I also added some Sparkle Dust to her fairy wings. If you look closely, you'll see I also added some Star-fetti elements on the fairy panel.  A little flick of Gold and Silver Silk as well as some black and pink thread added whimsy.  
It was a bit tricky to add the sentiment in the way the sketch was designed.  I tried vellum but my sentiment was too wide and it just covered too much of the fairy.  I decided to incorporate the sentiment anyway (I love it so) but modified it a bit to allow for more of the fairy to be seen.
In hindsight, I probably would have used a smaller Circles diecut so that the paint would have shown more...but I have another panel just the same and I'll be trying again.  I loved using my Sweet Berry and Butter Cream acrylic paint.

I used the following Copic colors to color the fairy:
Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll be back soon to share another card I'll be placing in my BeBrave Box.   I hope you consider joining the card drive.  Send a card...or two...or three!  :)

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Be Brave...

Hey there stamping friends!  I thought I'd pop in to share that I GOT MY BLOOM BOX!!!  Woo Hoo!  I was so excited that this bloom box arrived by the weekend so I could spend the long weekend creating!  I wasn't really thrilled with the "fairy" theme because I'm just not into them but oh my!!!  I am into these fairies for a very special reason!  I knew I could use them to sprinkle fairy dust all over to cure cancer...Yep, BELIEVE!  It could happen right?  So I decided that this set would have a very special mission... 
I got to work coloring this fab image with my reinkers.   I wanted to create a sparkly, iridescent feel to her clothes and wings so I incorporated some silver reinker into the Sweet Berry and the Banana Cream reinker.  It worked perfectly!  After coloring my image, I cut it out and walked away for a day. I wanted to spend some time thinking of how I wanted to do the background.  I decided I'd do a little "spackling" by mixing some Sweet Berry Color Splash/Shimmer Gold and Butter Cream and Sweet Berry Acrylic Paint.  I used my Crease Tool to "scrape" the paint across the page and make it look "spackled".  
After the paint dried, I splattered some Silver and Gold Silk onto the panel.  Then I took some Journey glaze and rubbed it in a "swoosh" pattern across the paper then added some Sparkle Dust to create her "dust trail".  I also added a few tiny stars from Star-Fetti.  I mounted this panel onto River Stone cardstock and then onto Pearled cardstock then onto a Whip Cream card base.  To finish the card off, I added some thread, Pearls and a little ribbon (Bubble Gum, River Stone, Natural Thread) embellishment.
Most of the time, the insides of my cards are pretty plain.  They usually contain a sentiment and that's it.  I decided that since these cards are so special and will make it into the hands of some very special people, the inside deserved some attention too.  I used a scrap of the cardstock from the front, stamped the sentiment and mounted it onto River Stone cardstock.  The perfect finishing touch to this card.
Instead of the sentiment from the Fairy stamp set in the Bloom Box, I selected the bible verse from Trust The Lord set.  I love the verses in this set and they work perfectly with this fairy set!

Here are a few shots that give you a closer peek at the card:
 Reinkers Used:  Silver, Sweet Berry, Banana Cream, Sweet Pear, Fusion Blender.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my first card in my BeBrave series.  I'll be back again tomorrow to share another card using this adorable fairy set.  If you're interested in joining me in creating cards for the BeBrave card drive, check out the website HERE for more information!

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sip and Share...Coffee House...and a Sketch!

Hello there coffee-loving friends!  I'm back for another Sunday Sip and Share at the Coffee Loving Papercrafters Blog!  I created this cute little peek-a-boo coffee house card after being inspired by over 800 amazing and unique Coffee-tea-cocoa loving creations made for the Fall Coffee Lovers Hop! I am still hopping along and commenting but the darned job is taking up my time!  If I only had some extra free time...LOL... Anyway, I WORK for the weekends and this weekend, I've been able to catch up on some crafty business!
Let's take a peek at my crafty card shall we!
I created this cute little house using the steel rule House die from Fun Stampers Journey.  I just trimmed some of the sides off and used one of the panels.  After stamping the leaves (from the Lead Me stamp set) using a variety of FSJ True Fusion Inks,  I added some doodled edges/trim using kraft cardstock and a micron pen.  I tucked a little coffee cup from the Hey Sugar stamp set.  

To add some finishing touches, I incorporated some hand cut scraps from a previous project.  I cut a little grass and a shrub as well as cut another leaf and popped the house up on some yellow cardstock to keep the "lights on".  Another little PEEK from the coffee behind the windows and a little Coffee banner to welcome coffee loving guests!  
I hope you enjoyed this little crafty creation.  Check out the sketch I created from this little card... If you have time, it would be wonderful to see your creation in our gallery!  Just post a link to your creation below and when sharing to social media, please include the hashtag #clcsipandshare for easy reference! Have a great week!