Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Autumn Scarecrow

Today's project is from ARTisan Anna Wight.


Autumn is my FAVORITE season, without a doubt. Not necessarily a Texas Autumn (I tend to like spring here when the flowers are blooming), but elsewhere, Autumn is my favorite season.  As for home decor, colors and clothing, it's also my favorite season. I love warm, earthy colors, and now that we've got Labor Day behind us, I'm pulling out the darker shirts and enjoying my favorite colors again. Yay!!


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Nighttime Pumpkin Scene

Today's project is from ARTisan Dina Kowal.

To offset the dark scene, I framed the piece in white, and embellished it with diecut leaves (Impression Obsession) and a flourish from Cheery Lynn.

These are the colors that I used... I don't have my usual color map, because there are so many layers of color here...! The warm greys were used to shade the pumpkins, and the blue greys were used in the background.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Not Queen

Today's project is from ARTisan Tami Mayberry.

Not Queen
Designer Tami Mayberry   
Stamps: Gina K Designs (Girl Talk)
Patterned papers: Cosmo Cricket
Markers: Shinhan Touch Twin (BR94, R1,Y36, BR109, YR133)
Dies: Spellbinders

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Gobble 'Til You Wobble

 Happy Thanksgiving!

Today's project is from ARTisan Jeanne Streiff.

Stamps: Inky Antics (1331K Tom, 10918MC Gobbles Turkey Clear Set )
Papers: (PopTones Tangy Orange, Neenah Solar White)
Die cuts/embossing: Sizzix eclips (Albums, Bags & Boxes Cartridge), Sizzix Framelits Circle & Scallop Circle, Sizzix Dot Matrix Texture Fades
Markers: Touch Twin (see above for colors)
Ink: Clearsnap
Flower Soft: Autumn Mix, Flower Soft Glue
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Cupcake Thief!

Today's project is from ARTisan Elaine Hughes.

I had a lot of fun this week colouring up “Cupcake Thief“.  I love the humour in this image, and those cupcakes look delicious.
Mo's Digital Pencil - Cupcake Thief

Mo's Digital Pencil - Cupcake Thief

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Strength and Hope

Today's project is from ARTisan Dina Kowal.

I thought it would be fun to make a sunset for this ocean scene using my Touch Twin Markers! I have a tutorial written up for this technique, which you can view by clicking HERE. I used blender paper on this project, which is a clay-coated paper. Glossy cardstock will work as well.

These are the Touch Twin Markers that I used:

... and this is what my tile looked like before I spritzed it with rubbing alcohol, so you can get an idea of the gradient: 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Let's Fly Away

 Today's project is from ARTisan Tami Mayberry

Let's Fly Away
Designer Tami Mayberry  
Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas ( Take Off, Simply Said)
Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
Markers: Shinhan Touch Twin (Y27,WG1, WG3, WG5, R8, B143,B182,Y141,BR102)
Cloud die: My Favorite Things
Ink: Clearnsap
Gems: Want2Scrap
Twine:The Twinery

Thursday, November 15, 2012

No Hunting

Today's project is from ARTisan Dina Kowal.

 I stamped the background using the Ticking Cover-a-Card.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Merry Christmas

Today's project is from ARTisan Tami Mayberry.

 Merry Christmas
Designer Tami Mayberry

Touch Twin Markers Used

Markers: Shinhan Touch Twin (colors shown above)
Snowflake Die: My Favorite Things
Gem flourish: Want2Scrap
Clear gem
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants
Rub-on greeting: American Crafts

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Fall Wagon

Today's project is from ARTisan Dina Kowal..

For this card, I stamped the Wagon by Porch image twice, and cut out just the wagon front on the second image - once I had my wagon filled with goodies, I layered the wagon front over scene, for a dimensional effect. Here are a few close-ups for a better look:

I used the Square Shaker Frame as a layer - it has such an elegant edge.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

What's Up?

Today's project is from ARTisan Tami Mayberry

What's Up?
Designer Tami Mayberry 
Card stock: Razzleberry Light and White Prismatics (Bazzill), White Linen (Discount Cardstock) and Black Onxy (Gina K Designs)
Stamps: You Go Girl stamp set from Gina K Designs, large greeting comes from  the Hello2You  from The Stamps of Life, gingham background from Market Street Stamps.
Markers: Touch Twin Markers from Shinhan Art Materials. (R131,BG7,RP17)
Inks: Clearsnap's Stephanie Barnard Line in Bubblegum and Licorice
Tab die: My Favorite Things
Pearls: Want2Scrap

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Warm Wishes

 Today's project is from ARTisan Elaine Hughes.
Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls & Polaroid Frame -

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls & Polaroid Frame -

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Celebrate You

Today's project is from Dina Kowal.

This image is from Saturated Canary. The sentiment I used is from JustRite Stampers, one of their older ridged stamps that are now retired.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Christmas Spirit

Today's project is from ARTisan Jeanne Streiff

Touch Twin markers used:

Stamps: Flower Soft