Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday Sip and Share...I Love You a LATTE!

Hello there!  I'm back with another yummy Sunday Sip and Share for Coffee Loving Cardmakers. I'm excited to share this card with you because the background and the cut elements were created during a live demonstration to many of my fellow FSJ coach friends.  While FSJ held an amazing Leadership event in Las Vegas (I couldn't attend), almost 200 other coaches got together online for our own little event.  It was so fun!  So although I couldn't attend the event in Las Vegas, I was able to distract myself by creating, collaborating, sharing and communicating with many amazing Coaches from around the USA.  

In the final day of our event, I demoed several different Mixed Media products that Fun Stampers Journey carries.  I LOVE my mixed media, so this was like taking a happy adventure while still in my PJ's!  My goal was to share different ways one can modify modeling paste and gesso to create fabulous texture and color.  When sharing live on video, I created some swatches of yummy goodness and this red background (and the blue elements) were the awesome result.  I knew exactly what I was going to use the background for...My CLCSipAndSHARE!    
To create the deelish textured background, I first rubbed Journey Modeling Paste over the Stained Glass Stencil on some Candy Apple Cardstock.  Before removing the stencil, I sprinkled some sand over the top.  I rubbed it into the modeling paste and then removed the stencil.  After rubbing off the excess sand with my finger, I splattered some watered-down Modeling Paste onto the panel.  I then set it aside to dry.  
Next, I moved on to adding color to some Journey Gesso with a sprinkling of Huckleberry Fusion Pan Pastel (I scratched some dust off the pan with my fingernail). After adding a little water and mixing the color in, I was able to brush this colored gesso over a piece of white cardstock.  It took just a few minutes to dry.  

I then splattered some Silver Silk onto the painted paper.  Blue and silver are just the perfect pair! Then I set it aside.  After the demonstration, I stamped the coffee image and sentiment (from the Hey Sugar stamp set) onto this painted panel using Black Licorice ink.  

Wrapping some Candy Apple Red ribbon around the panel gave it the elegance I was looking for.  I then cut out some pieces (a banner, a sentiment and the cup) and assembled my panel.  It was mounted onto a Whip Cream card base.  

I just LOVE how this card turned out.  The texture, the colors, the layout...It's fun, non-traditional and so very touchy-feely! 

I finished this challenge by creating the coordinating sketch for this card.  Want to join the fun sketch challenge?  Please do!  Just create a card that is inspired by this sketch and post a link to it on our link up below.  I'll be awarding one winner a special coffee-loving prize at the end of the month!  

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sunday Sip and Share...Cuppa LOVE!

Hello there Coffee Loving Cardmakers!  I'm back with another Sunday Sip and Share and I'm featuring some yummy Fun Stampers Journey Products!  You know I LOVE me some mixed media so I decided to jump in and get my fingers messy this week!   I created a sweet little Valentine treat that is ready for special delivery!  

To create my mixed media card, I pulled some Whip Cream cardstock from my stash.  I used the large Polka Dot Wall stencil and Sweet Berry and Butter Cream Acrylic paint.  I used a wash and a brush to apply the Sweet Berry ink and then applied the Butter Cream with my finger.  
After the paint was dry, I splattered Gold, Silver and Cosmic Grape Silk onto this panel to create more dimension.  I also added some stamping by using one of my favorite background stamps Postage Stamp.   

Notice just an itty bitty bit of machine stitching up there?  Yeah, I added that to give the card some added texture and more "finishing touches".  To create the "banners", I used a bit of Vellum and Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock stamped with the same Postage Stamp image.  I also incorporated a bit of Black Licorice twine, Bubble Gum Satin Ribbon and some Sparkle Drops to make the panel complete.

I mounted the inky panel onto some Silver Pearled cardstock (retired) and applied it to a Hazelnut Blend card base.  YUMMY chocolatey bliss!
I hope you have enjoyed this creation today.  All of the products featured in this card creation can be purchased in my FSJ shop.  Just click any of the products featured and you'll be directed to the shop!If you're interested in joining the fun with my sketch challenge over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers, please make sure to post your creation before the end of the month.  I'll be giving one lucky participant a sweet treat!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year, New Treats! Party with Me!

Woo hoo!  Welcome to 2017!  Can you believe it?  It's amazing how fast a year goes by!  I'm excited to see what 2017 brings and I'm jumping in with everything I've got!

While I welcome in the new year, I want to share with you a few NEW things that just debuted today.  I can say that I'm already waiting for delivery notification of my January Bloom Box!  Take a peek at what I'll be playing with THIS Month:
Isn't it awesome?  I love the fonts, the sentiments and the fab build-a-globe stamps!  I'm so excited to get this kit.  You can get yours too by signing up by January 31.  

and am working on my first Bloom This Way Catalog order!  Check out the treats it has for us!
After perusing the new mini and making your wish list, why not join the BTW party I created.  Invite your friends too.  I'll be selecting one customer to be the mystery hostess.  She/he'll receive all hostess benefits from this party!  I'll be closing this party on January 14 so get your orders in soon!