Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Catching Waves Card - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing the card I created for the Under the Sea theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. I absolutely love the fish from the Boat Hanging! I covered the fish with a layer of bright orange embossing powder and attached him to a simple shaker card.


I recently created this mixed media board with the other fish from the Boat Hanging Set. (Yes, you get two of these cuties!) Please CLICK HERE to read more about how I assembled this piece.

You can find the products that I used for this piece in the Tando Creative Retail Store! Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Clearsnap + CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop!

                                    Chalk ink, stamp, and tools provided by Clearsnap. Scissors provided by Westcott. Adhesive provided by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Hi friends! I'm super excited to be a part of the Clearsnap + CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop! Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you've arrived here from Dawn's blog you're in the right place. If you're visiting my blog for another reason today and would like to be inspired and have a chance to win a fantastic prize package, you can start the hop from the beginning by visiting the CardMaker Magazine Blog.

It’s moving season. Many of my neighbors have moved, are in the process of closing on a new home, or are preparing their house for an upcoming move. As a military wife, I'm used to saying goodbye. This time around, many of my good friends are leaving the area before me. It's always hard to be the last to leave, but I'm also excited for the families that are moving into this great area. I thought it would be fun to make some housewarming cards.

I love using chalk ink because of the versatility of the ink. It has a fantastic dense luster, it is fast-drying, blendable, and ideal for a variety of fun surfaces. I used chalk ink on watercolor paper, cardstock, and acrylic to create this celebratory card.

Supplies:


Step One: Fold and trim a piece of watercolor paper to 4.5 x 4.5 inches. Use a 4-inch square die to cut a window in the center of the top of the card.


Step Two: Stamp a city scene onto the top center of the die-cut square from Step One using the Clearsnap CityScape 3-inch Wood Mount Stamp and ColorBox Blackbird Chalk Ink. Heat Set the ink.


Step Three: Use decorative edge stencils, or freehand draw, a trio of rolling hills onto green cardstock. Cut out the hills and use an Art Dauber to apply ColorBox Chive Chalk Ink to the top edges of the cut cardstock. Heat set the ink.


Step Four: Layer the green cardstock and use adhesive to attach the hills to the bottom of the stamped watercolor paper from Step Two. Center and mount the scene onto a piece of 4.5 x 4.5 inch watercolor cardstock. Use scissors to trim any excess cardstock.


Step Five: Apply ColorBox Periwinkle Chalk Ink onto a stamp block or other slick surface. Use a wet paintbrush to apply color to the sky portion of the scene. Dry the ink with a heat gun.


Step Six: Use a ColorBox Stylus and Foam Tips to apply ColorBox Periwinkle, Huckleberry, and Dahlia Chalk Ink to acrylic houses. Press the ink into the acrylic using a stamping motion. Dry the ink with a heat gun. Caution: The acrylic pieces will be hot! Allow the acrylic to cool before handling!


Step Seven: Adhere the city scene to the back side of the window of the 4.5 x 4.5 inch card base. Use clear glue to attach the houses along the bottom edge of the window. Place a clear sticker onto a piece of fabric ribbon and attach to the top left corner of the window. Cover the seam of the sentiment banner and window edge with a small button.


I'm ready to welcome my new neighbors! This card will pair well with a dinner, bottle of wine, or plate of baked goods. I'd love to know what you think! How do you welcome new homeowners?

The next stop on the hop is Carisa's blog. Here's the complete hop list:

Dana Tatar {You Are Here}
Clearsnap


For more details on how to enter the prize raffle to win the above selection of ink and tools, a $50 value, please visit the Clearsnap blog.
  • 71530 – Chalk Petal Point: Primary Pastels
  • 71508 – Chalk PaintBox: Mercantile
  • 69050 – ColorBox Stylus Handles 3-pack
  • 69038 – ColorBox Stylus Tips 3-pack Oval – 2 packages

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Rolled Magazine Wall Art - Walnut Hollow


Hi! I'm up on the Walnut Hollow blog today sharing a fun way to upcycle old magazines into a colorful piece of wall art. I used the beautiful Chippendale Plate as the base for this project. I'd love to have you stop by the Walnut Hollow blog for my tutorial.


Also, if you're having trouble finding that special something for Dad, hurry to take advantage of the Walnut Hollow Father's Day Sale and make a personalized gift that he's sure to love. If the beverage tote above looks like a good gift, check out how I altered one for my husband HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Rainbow Cityscape Mixed Media Board - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing a mixed media board for the Anything Goes theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. I created this piece to honor the victims of the recent tragic mass shooting in Orlando. I hope that we can find a way to stop these senseless acts of violence.

I began by painting a Mixed Media Board with gesso and then a layer of Tattered Angels Pewter Glaze. I used the Stampendous Urban Scribble Rubber Stamp designed by Nathalie Kalbach with black archival ink to add the city scene to the board. I added some black thread and sentiment stickers that I distressed slightly with ink.

I topped this piece with a rainbow from the Rainbow and Elements Set. I used Stampendous Hot Neon Fragments to cover the chipboard and then sealed it with a layer of glaze.

You can find the chipboard that I used for this piece in the Tando Creative Retail Store! Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Gecko Galz June Projects


Hi! I'm sharing the cards I created for June for Gecko Galz. I used images from the Vintage Sports Digital Collage Set and the Good Sport Digital Collage Set for this vintage baseball card. I paired my digital images with the 7 Gypsies Vintage Varsity collection.


I created this card for the Gecko Galz June Customer Challenge. The theme this month is Man O Man. I used images from the Vintage Sports Digital Collage Set and the Good Sport Digital Collage Set for this vintage golf card. I paired my digital images with the 7 Gypsies Vintage Varsity collection. I'm planning on sending this card to my Father-in-Law for Father's Day. If you're looking for some great card ideas for the special men in your life, be sure to stop by the Gecko Galz blog!

We'd love to have you join the Gecko Galz Challenge this month! There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE product from Gecko Galz. It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers. The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree!


Lastly, I made this card with the FREE stamp I have to offer this month. I thought it would be fun to leave the digital image black and white and add small pops of color. I finished this card with a sticker sentiment sticker and some peacock feather.


Here's the free stamp. I hope you use it to create something fabulous! Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

True Card - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing the card I created for the Spray Ink theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. A friend of mine recently designed a similar set of cards. (You can check out her card set HERE.) I thought her clean and simple design was just stunning, so I created my own card in a similar fashion.



I cut a layered cardstock card base and applied blue ink to the cover with a paintbrush. I topped the pool of color with a Mini Butterfly that I embossed to match the cardstock base. I finished this card with a simple sticker sentiment.

You can find the butterfly that I used for this piece in the Tando Creative Retail Store! Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Ice Cream Tag - Tando Creative


Hi! I created this fun ice cream tag for the Color Theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. The weather here is HOT. As the school year winds to a close, I'm looking forward to spending some lazy days at the neighborhood pool and eating plenty of cool treats.


I loved the color blocking from the mood board so I replicated that design on the base of my tag. I applied whipped spackle over the Long Flourish Mask to add a print over the colored cardstock squares. I had a lot of fun embellishing some Mini Ice Creams. I embossed the chipboard to give some texture to the cones. I then applied Liquid Pearls to the top of the cones. I finished the tag with a vellum border, a sentiment sticker, and some ribbon. What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Fore Card - Gecko Galz June Challenge


Hi! I'm sharing the card that I created for the Gecko Galz June Customer Challenge. The theme this month is Man O Man. I used images from the Vintage Sports Digital Collage Set and the Good Sport Digital Collage Set for this vintage golf card. I paired my digital images with the 7 Gypsies Vintage Varsity collection. I'm planning on sending this card to my Father-in-Law for Father's Day. If you're looking for some great card ideas for the special men in your life, be sure to stop by the Gecko Galz blog!

We'd love to have you join the Gecko Galz Challenge this month! There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE product from Gecko Galz. It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers. The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Simple Things - Pion Design


Hi! I'm sharing a layout I created with the new Mister Tom's Treasures collection from Pion Design today. I have to admit that I'm enjoying stepping out of my comfort zone of pretty feminine projects to play with these masculine papers! I'm celebrating my love for old cars today with this page. There are several patterned papers in the new Mister Tom's Treasures collection that feature old automobiles. If you're a car lover you will want to pick up this line! I found this photo of an old jalopy through Google images. (I'm sorry to report that I was not able to find the original source, so I don't have an image credit.)


I stacked layers of chipboard and patterned paper above and below this photo of an old jalopy. I absolutely love the license plate sentiments from this collection and used one here on top of the picture. I cut this handsome gentleman from the Tags patterned paper. It looks like he likes old cars too! ;)


I finished this page with a die-cut title, some ink splatters, and a trio of butterflies.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Pion Design Products:
Mister Tom's Treasures - Tom's Motorcycle PD7401
Mister Tom's Treasures - Bullseye PD7401
Mister Tom's Treasures - Morning Glory PD7404
Mister Tom's Treasures - Old Factory PD7405
Mister Tom's Treasures - Pocket Watches PD7409
Mister Tom's Treasures - Borders PD7410
Mister Tom's Treasures - Memory Notes PD7411
Mister Tom's Treasures - Tags PD7412
Pion Design Palette - Pion Blue VII PD6132

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cherished Moments - Pion Design


Hi! I'm sharing a layout I created with the new Mister Tom's Treasures collection from Pion Design today. While this line really caters to more masculine projects, there is a lovely morning glory pattern on several of the patterned papers that was just perfect for creating a softer, more romantic, layout.


I cut out a good portion of the flowers from the collection and brought them together to create this page featuring a photo of my Great Aunt and Uncle. I do not have copies of very many of the older photographs from my family, so this picture is special to me.


This collection features cameras, pocket watches, and film strips that are great for cutting and layering. I placed this collage of paper images on top of blue ink and a subtle floral molding paste pattern that I applied with a stencil.

I really love this soft feminine layout that I created with one of the more masculine lines. As you can see, it’s not just for the boys! Thanks for stopping by today!

Pion Design Products:
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Morning Glory PD7404
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Old Factory PD7405
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Tom’s Garden PD7407
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Captured Moments PD7408
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Pocket Watches PD7409
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Borders PD7410
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Memory Notes PD7411
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Tags PD7412
Mister Tom’s Treasures  – 6×6 Morning Glory PD7503

Clothespin ATC Wreath - Canvas Corp Brands


Hi! I created this Clothespin ATC Wreath for Canvas Corp Brands. One of the first Crew Challenges of the year was an Artist Trading Card swap. I was super excited to take part in the swap, to send off a little piece of myself, and to receive ATCs from artists all over the world. I created this Clothespin ATC Wreath with Canvas Corp Brands supplies that I had on hand to hold the cards that I collected during the swap. I chose to work with a mostly neutral palette to let the beauty and colors of the cards really shine. I hung this wreath in my studio and am looking forward to adding to it!

I share the full supply list and my fast tutorial on the Canvas Corp Blog. Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Butterfly Bezel - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing a butterfly bezel that I created for the Things with Wings theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. I selected one of the smaller butterflies from the Mini Butterflies Set for this piece.


To start, I glued a small amount of Stampendous Fran-tage Hunter Color Fragments to the bottom of the bezel. Next, I applied Stampendous Spoonful of Rust, a fun mix of embossing powder and elements, to the chipboard butterfly. I then mixed up a small batch of resin, placed the butterfly into the bezel, and poured resin into the bezel. After leaving the bezel to dry overnight, I attached the bezel to a necklace to finish.

You can find the butterfly that I used for this piece in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to see what you create for our Things with Wings Challenge! To be in with a chance of winning some great Tando goodies of your choice, please make a piece based on our weekly themes and link your project, not just your blog, using the inlinkz tool located at the top of the Tando Blog. You don't have to use any Tando product, but, if you do, you will be entered into the draw twice! There are no limits to how many times you enter, however, we do request that you only enter your piece for 5 challenges. We look forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks for stopping by today!