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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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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Lots of Love by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! Here is the last of my clean and simple cards from my snow day in the studio coloring spree! I have a lot of Anita Jeram images — don’t you just love her illustrations! — so for this card I used the Lots of Love stamp set by Colorado Craft Company. I love the simplicity of her images and they really are easy to color. So if you are in need of a Valentine’s Day card, keep this one in mind. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

  • Anita Jeram Lots of Love by Colorado Craft Company
  • Copic marker coloring (see marker list below)
  • Ink blending
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.
Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Lots of Love by Colorado Craft Company

Like yesterday’s card, this one is pretty straighforward:

That’s all for me today! Santa brought me a new iPhone so I’m getting ready to create more Copic coloring tutorials for my YouTube channel. See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies for Lots of Love

COPICS: E50, E51, E55, E57 (left bunny); W0, W1, W3, W5 (right bunny); YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67 (grass)

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Lots of Love by Colorado Craft Company (color strip)

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Better Together by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! More clean and simple projects as I work through my stash. Today project features another Anita Jeram stamp from Colorado Craft Company – Better Together. I love these images. They’re easy to color and can stand alone as the central image without further embellishment. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Better Together by Colorado Craft Company

So this card is pretty straightforward. I did the usual – stamp the image on a Copic compatible paper using Amalgam Ink in Obsidian by Gina K. Designs. The image was colored with Copic markers (see list below). Once the coloring was finished, I ink blended the sky and grass using Catherine Pooler Designs inks in It’s a Boy and Lime Rickey using a domed foam blender. I liked the effect, especially for the sky since it gave the impression of clouds. After the ink dried, I stamped a sentiment from the Wishing You Happiness stamp set using Versafine ink in Onyx Black.

That’s it for me today! Talk to you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: W0, W3, W5 (mouse); T0, T1, T3, T5 (squirrel); E50, E51, E53, E55, E57 (rabbit); E07, E09, E08, E11, E13, W1 (fox); C00, C0, E1, E53 (possom); YG03, YG17, YG67

Rowhouse Greetings | Better Together by Colorado Craft Company (color map)

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MFT Card Design Superstar Contest – Coloring Virtuoso

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! Decided to make one more card for the My Favorite Things hosts Card Design Superstar Contest. So this is my entry in the Coloring Virtuoso category featuring the You Sleigh Me stamp set by My Favorite Things. This card was a stretch for me since I don’t usually create scenes freehand. But with some video guidance from the incomparable Sandy Allnock and a little faith, I have a card to submit for this category.

As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | You Sleigh Me by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

Today’s project features:

  • You Sleigh Me by My Favorite Things
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.

Coloring the Scene

I usually tell people that I can’t drawn a straight line with a ruler and to be honest, my ability to draw stick figures is pretty questionable as well. While planning the card, I knew that I wanted to create a night scene. Although I was pretty confident that I could create a night sky, I was concerned about drawing the landscape elements. So I turned to my creative inspiration – Sandy Allnock – and took a look at her coloring videos for night scenes and creating a frame of trees. And while Sandy’s trees are far more advanced than mine, I think I did pretty good for someone unable to draw basic shapes!

I started by drawing in the horizon line and filling in the night sky with a rich blend of bright and dark blues. Initially, I made the moon larger than necessary because I knew that I could always make it smaller if necessary. Once the sky was dry, I added the layer of trees, making sure that at least one overlapped the moon and that they were arranged in a way to frame the focal image. Next, I added the shadows for the snowy foreground.

Rowhouse Greetings | You Sleigh Me by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

Finally, I colored the focal image using the moon as my light source. Since it’s a night scene, the shadows should probably be darker and deeper, but I wanted the final image to be bright and colorful so I backed off a bit on the darker shading. I added stars and texture to the hat with a white gel pen.

Rowhouse Greetings | You Sleigh Me by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

That’s all for me today! I loved seeing all of the entries for this category so make sure you check them out!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: V20, E000, R00, R20 (skin); YR24, YR27 (hair); R24, R46, R59, C3, C5, C7 (coat); R24, R46, R59, C0, C1 (hat); R46, C3, C5, C7 (scarf); C3, C5, C7 (leggings); C3, C5, C7 (black on penguin); W0, W2, V20 (white on penguin); YR24, YR27 (penguin’s feet); R24, R46, C3 (sled); B14, B16, B18, B26, B37 (sky); E00, E30 (moon); C10 (trees); BG0000, B000, V20 (snow)

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