Bun Intended ATC Set

I have always had a thing for creating hair in art. I like to shade it, color it, high light it and glitter it up. That probably is why I am obsessed with these Bun images from Ink Road Stamps. So far there are four available.

I created two different kinds of backgrounds for these four ATCs. The first two are created with Colorburst.

The last two I created using Colorburst and alcohol ink on Rinea Foiled Paper. I don’t know what have me the idea to try these two mediums together — much less on Rinea foiled paper. I am glad I did because it turned out amazing!

I have a video tutorial on how to color in these images here. The cute little bows are actually wee little resin pieces from The Ink Road Stamps. I thought they were perfect as embellishments for the buns.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Textured Tags

I created some pretty awesome textured backgrounds with stencils recently and wanted to use them, so I created three tags! To create the backgrounds I used Colorburst and modeling paste over a stencil. You can see how here:

After I die cut the tags I added my stamped Rita Barakat images to create these:

I used alcohol markers for the skin and hair. Here is how you can use copic markers to create skin tones and hair!


For each tag I added a little glitter and glitter drops to finish them off!

These tags were created for a swap! I am super happy with how they turned out!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

FaBOOlous!

This sweet little witch is perfect flying through a night sky. I knew I had to have her and the coordinating dies from Close to my Heart! The background was originally created on YouTube for a Northern Lights themed card. However, it works perfectly for Halloween!

How To Make It!

This card came together fast because I had the background done! You can see how to create your own sky or galaxy background here:

I wanted to replicate the moon and have a sentiment on the card, but knew there was not enough room. I combined the two on a yellow flat cardstock that I die cut into a circle. To keep it Halloween and sweet I opted for Purple Crush ink for the sentiment. I used pop dots on the witch and added a few Glitter Drops by Tonic in Purple rain o finish it off!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Up Close Art Selfie

Drawing is one of the most challenging things in the art world for me. That is why I am a huge fan of Rita Barakat’s stencils! I have used them on everything from paper to ceramics. Once you get the trace marks down you can pretty much add whatever you want to it to make your drawing unique.

Another thing I like to do with them is just focus on one area of the stencil on a smaller substrate. For this project I created a selfie of my favorite feature.

I used liquid glass (Glossy Accents) on the eye and stickles through out the hair. A the base of the hair color burst was added! And, yes, I defidently exaggerated my hair color. I do have red undertones thanks to my stylists, but this is art so I really amped that up!

Challenge

Here is your challenge: create an up close art selfie. Pick your favorite feature and create it without a photograph. You can use a photgraph as a reference, but don’t use the photograph as your selfie. Once you create it upload it in the Rise and Shine group with Rita Barakat. The challenge is open through the month of July! Make sure you tag me so I can see. On August 1 I will pick one winner to send a few goodies too 😉

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

No Prob-Llama With a Twist!

The No Prob-llama stamp set is so fun! It is a perfect excuse to use bright colors. I created two projects with it this month. The first is a twist on a traditional Birthday card. Instead of using paper I used a Birch Clear Scrap mini album. The added Color Burst was just right for the background. The glittered cupcake gave it just enough sparkle to complete the front.

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For the inside of the card I added a fun fringe using Rinea Foiled Paper .

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Here is a video on how to create the card:



One thing that I am trying to do with each stamp set I get is create an ATC. By working on such a small substrate it is fast and really stretches my creativity! I also tend to remember the stamp set down the road. Usually if I get a new stamp and stash it I forget about it and it never gets played with. By playing with it right away it is like it is etched in my brain that I have it and am more likely to use it again! Hopefully several times. 

Here is the fun ATC  I created with this stamp set:

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Here is the video on how I created it:

This stamp set was a lot of fun to create with! I encourage you to create an ATC with a new stamp set and share it in the Joy Clair group on Facebook. Please tag me in it! I would love to see!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz Golden

How to Create a Galaxy Background

Have you seen the latest thing in arts and crafts? It is all about galaxy art! I have always wondered how these were done and thought they must be hard to create. I am happy to share creating a galaxy background is easy to do with Color Burst Galaxy collection by Ken Oliver. Rita Barakat has a line of die cuts that paired perfectly with a galaxy theme. They are truly out of this world!

Please hop along with the Rita Barakat designers to see what they did with Colorburst! The list is at the end of the post!

How to Create a Galaxy Background

Here is a tutorial on how to create a galaxy background. You are going to be amazed how easy it is! Check it out here:

I added a little glitter glue to make her sparkle, used pop dots to adhere her to the card and stamped my sentiment. Do you like it?

Supplies:

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Michelle Renee Wells

Yolie Burke

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Kid You’ll Move Mountains!

My sweet little nephew has his third birthday coming up. I want to get him my favorite children’s book “Oh The Places You Will Go!” for his birthday. Joy Clair has a stamp set that matches perfectly and I knew I needed to create a card for him using it. To make it personal I added a few baby pictures I took of him.

The scan in cut trimmed out the images after I colored them in with copic markers. Here are two videos on how this card came together. The first is on how I created the paper.

The next video is how to create this card using the handmade paper created in the last video.

This is going to be a great gift because of how perfectly coordinated it is! I have a feeling the card and book are going to be treasured.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

You are Mermazing!

Temperatures should be warming up soon and I am dreaming of summer! In anticipation of warmer months I created a sweet little Mermaid card to give away to one of you 🙂

This card was a lot of fun to make! I used the fin background stamp from Joy Clair and embossed it with Rita Barakat Mermaid Fin Powder. I added colorburst to the fins. For the image I used a sentiment from a Pink and Main set and stamped it with this Rita Barakat stamp. Here is the video:

I want to give this card away to one of you! All you need to do is tell me in the comments what your favorite part of summer is! I will randomly pick a winner and announce on April 1st.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz Golden

You Make me Horn-y

Joy Clair has amazing stamps that are being released. The “I Think You’re S’Whale” has snarky and silly sentiments as well as cute images. For this card I chose to use the Narwhal because I really wanted an excuse to stamp “You Make me Horn-y”.

To create this card I laid out a few different shade of blue Colorburst. I misted watercolor paper first with water. By misting it before sprinkling the color it allows the powder to stay on the paper. After the Colorburst was sprinkled I sprayed it with water again until the color and consistency was satisfactory.

I stamped the narwhal on a white piece of card-stock and colored him in with alcohol markers, He was trimmed out and paced on the cards with pop dots. a few dots of clear Nuvo dots completed him.

The stamp set includes bubbles and I stamped those in white. I added a little clear Nuvo Glaze on them and finished the card off with random placement of Nuvo drops.

This is a great card to give a loved one to make them smile. What do you like better a narwhal or whale? Answer in the comments!

And here are the other fabulous designers showcasing a few more releases!

Martha Lucia Gomez

Helen Gullet

Betz Golden— YOU ARE HERE!

Karen Letchworth

Lindsay Adreon

Connie Hyde Mercer

Ceal Pritchett

Kerry Urbatch

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Thankful for You!

Have you ever started creating something and you were not sure how it would turn out? You just kinda went for it and hoped for the best? That is exactly what I did on this card. Pretty much everything I used is from Brutus Monroe with the exception of the Autumn Red Nuvo Drops 

I first used a gorgeous background stamps with clear embossing ink to stamp the image (I did this on the leaves as well) and embossed with Penny Embossing poweder (Gilded Gold on the leaves). I wanted the Colorburst to pool and separate in the leaves so I made sure to sprinkle in the leaves and misted water in those spots.

I did the same for the larger leaves. Once they dried I cut them out. They bent slightly which I liked because it made them more realistic. I used pop dots to adhere to the card base.

This card has been my favorite card I have made for Fall. It is so ironic how something so unpredictable and experimental can turn out so beautiful! 
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!