Ice Cream Kind of Day

HEY FRIENDS! It’s the first day of summer and here it Baltimore, it’s going to be hot and humid. We have a fabulous sno-ball stand at the end of my street and it’s going to be an ice cream kind of day. So to celebrate the first day of summer, I have TWO ice cream themed cards from Colorado Craft Company featuring images by Anita Jeram.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Sundae Funday & Anita Jeram Ice Cream Day Mini Stamps by Colorado Craft Company

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Today’s project features:

I’m still playing with my set of Zig Clean Color Brush Markers. I bought the set of twelve because it was available in my local Dick Blick art store, but as you know, I have full-set syndrome so I’ve been seriously tempted to buy a larger set. Going from 358 Copic markers to 12 Zig markers was quite an adjustment. But the reality is that my set of twelve has worked just fine and I recognize that at least for now, a bigger set is a want rather than a need.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Sundae Funday by Colorado Craft Company

I stamped the images on Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Paper using Versafine in Onyx Black. I purchased the 5.5″ x 8.5″ pad because I can get two cards from each sheet without waste, but the paper comes in a variety of sizes. I colored the images using my Zig Clean Color Brushes (colors listed below) using a Zig Medium Water Brush. This is actually my favorite waterbrush, but it is getting harder to find so stock up if you find a source. Right now, the only place I can find them is on Amazon.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Ice Cream Day by Colorado Craft Company

The Sunday Funday stamp set has its own sentiment, but it’s currently lost on my work table so I used the sentiment from Ice Cream Day set on both cards.

After I finished coloring the images, I used the Chunky A2 Rectangles die set from Simon Says Stamp to trim the watercolor paper. I used SSS Card Stock in Fog for the background. I like this particular color because it’s neutral and works with most of my cards.

That’s all for today! See you again soon.

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

ZIG MARKERS:

  • Sundae Funday: 060 Brown (bunny); 091 Light Gray (ice cream); 031 Cobalt Blue (dish & spoon); 025 Pink (cherry & sprinkles); 091 Light Gray (shadow)
  • Ice Cream Day: 091 Light Gray, 010 Black; 025 Pink (mouse); 031 Cobalt Blue, 030 Blue (bow); 060 Brown, 050 Yellow (cone); 025 Pink (ice cream); 041 Light Green (grass)
Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Sundae Funday & Anita Jeram Ice Cream Day Mini Stamps by Colorado Craft Company | Zig Clean Brush Color Map

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Furever Friends by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! It’s been awhile since I posted. I was busy behind the scenes reorganizing my studio and getting ready to sell off some of my stash at the yard sale last weekend at Photo Scraps. Thank you to everyone who made a purchase. You helped me clear out space and reduce the clutter that was overwhelming me and my space.

Now that I can see the top of my table (for now!), I was able to sit down and create a new card featuring the Furever Friends stamp set by Colorado Craft Company. I used all three Anita Jeram images on the same card as well as three of the sentiments so this stamp set got a real workout!

Rowhouse Greetings | Furever Friends by Colorado Craft Company

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Today’s project includes:

  • Furever Friends by Colorado Craft Company [ SBC | SSS | SBP ]
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below

The images were stamped on Hammermill cardstock using Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Black Shadow. I use Versafine Clair in Nocturne to stamp the sentiments. Versafine is not compatible with Copic markers so I heat set the ink with clear embossing powder so that it would not smear if I accidently hit it with a marker.

Rowhouse Greetings | Furever Friends by Colorado Craft Company

I trimmed the image cardstock on each side by 1/8″ and backed it on a piece of Simon Says Stamp Cardstock in Fog. The images took a some time to color, but I liked the impact of the combined images.

That’s all for me today – see you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS:

  • Top image: T1, T3, T5, T7 (gray cat); YR21, YR23, YR27, E19 (ginger cat); BV20 (shadow)
  • Middle image: YR21, YR23, YR27, E19 (ginger cat); W1, W3, W5 (mouse); YG13, YG17, YG21, YG67 (grass & foliage); B0000, B00, B41 (sky)
  • Bottom image: E30, E33, E35, E37 (dog); W1, W3, W5 (cat); YG14, YG17 (grass); BV20 (shadow)
Rowhouse Greetings | Furever Friends by Colorado Craft Company | Color Map

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Fly by AALL & Create

HEY FRIENDS! I’m back today with my last project as a guest artist for AALL & Create. I’ve enjoyed working with the eclectic and quirky images and this experience has certainly expanded my understanding of mixed media. And now — get ready to Fly!

Rowhouse Greetings | Fly by AALL & Create
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Today’s project features:

For the background, I mounted the #398 Celestial Navigation stamp on an acrylic block and inked it with Distress Oxides in Black Soot, Villainous Potion, and Shaded Lilac to create a gradient. I stamped the image on a piece of white cardstock. In the lower left corner, I stamped the sentiment from the #357 Fly stamp in Versafine Clare in Nocturne as well as the decorative image along the bottom. I trimmed the background to 4″ x 5.25″ and set it aside.

Next, I cut the Die #24 Moon Star twice from white cardstock. I glued the two layers together and then adhere it to the background as shown. I stamped the main image on Hammermill cardstock using Hero Arts Intense Black and colored it with Copic markers (see list below). Afterwards, I assembled the layers as shown.

Rowhouse Greetings | Fly by AALL & Create

That’s all for me today! Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20 (skin); YR24, YR27, Y35 (hair); BV00, BG10, B000, B00 (flower eye); BV00, BG10, B000 (wings); V09, V15, V17 (dress); R14, R27, R46 (heart, stockings)

Rowhouse Greetings | Fly by AALL & Create | Color Map

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Art from the Heart by Taylored Expressions

HEY FRIENDS! I’m back today with another project featuring the Art from the Heart stamp by Taylored Expressions. This background stamp coordinates perfectly with the Simple Strips – Craft sentiment stamp so I can create easy and colorful cards for my crafty friends. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Art from the Heart Background by Taylored Expressions

Today’s project features:

Step by Step for Art from the Heart

Just a note — I recently added the Ultra Fine Metal Tip to my bottle of Art Glitter Glue and find it so much easier to apply precise amounts of glue to adhere embellishments.

Here’s another look at the finished card.

Rowhouse Greetings | Art from the Heart Background by Taylored Expressions

Hope you enjoyed today’s project. See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

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Happy Day by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! I’ve been erratic creating and posting projects lately and hope to get caught up this week. I’ve had little time for crafting these past weeks. We’ve all had some health issues — “we” being my parents, husband, and me — which has necessitated multiple doctor appointments. Here’s the thing about being a caregiver – you go to EVERYONE’s appointments, even if the calendar shows that you only have one of your own. As a result, I’m spending a lot of time sitting in waiting rooms instead of my craft room. And to top things off, my mother fell in the bathroom early Thursday morning. Luckily, no broken bones — a real concern at the age of 94 — but once again I had to rearrange my schedule so I’m playing catch up now.

In honor of no broken bones, I decided to pull out the Happy Day stamp set by Colorado Craft Company and color the image of the mama rabbit and her babies. I won’t go into great detail on the card creation here since I created a coloring video. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Happy Day by Colorado Craft Company

Today’s project features:

With no further ado, here’s the video!

Hope you enjoyed today’s project. See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies for Happy Day

COPICS: B000, B00, B41 (sky); YG01, YG03, YG17, G19 (grass, bushes); T0, T1, T3, T5 (rabbits); R46 (bow tie); G03, RV17 (flowers); BV20, BV23 (shadow)

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Happy Day by Colorado Craft Company | Color Map

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