Cute Chemists by My Favorite Things

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Monday was a snowy day here in Maryland so I spent it in my studio. I’ve not done much Copic coloring lately and I’m really getting out of practice. So I decided to make the first project of the new year one with a clean and simple design where I can just color and not worry about the card layout. I also decided to use a stamp set that has been in my stash for awhile — BB Cute Chemists by My Favorite Things. It’s time to stop buying stamps and start using the dozens of stamps that I’ve purchased over the past year that remain unused! As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

  • BB Cute Chemists by My Favorite Things
  • Copic coloring (marker list below)
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.
Rowhouse Greetings | BB Cute Chemists by My Favorite Things

To start, I stamped the image from the Cute Chemist stamp set with Hero Arts Intense Black ink on the lower left corner of a piece of Hammermill 110# paper cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″. Next, I colored the image with Copic markers (see list below). Then I stamped one of the sentiments from the stamp set on the lower right using Versafine ink in Onyx Black. Finally, I added a few silver metallic pearls from Pinkfresh Studio to mimic bubbles escaping from the beaker and test tube.

I feel a few more clean and simple cards in my future! Honestly, I can color quickly, but agonize for hours about the layout. Maybe it’s time to just keep it simple!

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies for Cute Chemists

COPICS: V20, E000, E00, E11, E21, R20 (skin); YR31, Y26, Y28, E35 (hair); R27, R46, R59 (shirt); B93, B95, B97, B99 (pants); V20, B0000 (jacket); BV23, BV29 (shoes); YG01, YG13, G05, B00, V20 (test tube); V20, B00, R00, R02, R05 (beaker); BV20 (shadow)

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Cute Chemists by My Favorite Things (Copic colors)

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High Flying Adventure by My Favorite Things

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with another card featuring the High-Flying Adventure stamp set by My Favorite Things. This stamp sent reminded me of my husband. Every time we get in the car, my husband and I joke that we are off on another adventure. Usually those adventures are on the ground, but a couple of summers ago, we had the opportunity to fly to Tangier Island, a small island community in the Chesapeake Bay accessible only by air or by ferry boat. A friend of my husband is a pilot with a single-prop plane and he offered to take us along on one of his trips to the island.

Our high-flying adventure to Tangier Island, Summer 2018

I’m not a good flyer — in fact, I don’t like to fly at all — so I was hesitant to go along. I knew that I would regret not going, so after a lot of reassurances from the pilot, I decided to go.

Flying in a small plane is not the same as flying in a commercial airliner. We flew at a much lower altitude so we could see the details of the landscape below us. On the one hand, it was interesting, but if you are also afraid of heights like I am, you want to be either a lot closer to the ground or high enough that you don’t see it! But after awhile, I relaxed enough to enjoy seeing the world from a different perspective.

We walked around the island, had lunch with the locals, and thoroughly enjoyed our day. If I hadn’t gone, I would have missed out on a memorable high-flying adventure!

Our high-flying adventure to Tangier Island, Summer 2018

TODAY’S PROJECT

OK – so back to the topic at hand. Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | High Flying Adventure by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

DIRECTIONS

SUPPLY LIST for HIGH FLYING ADVENTURE

COPICS: E31, E33, E37 (bunnies); B12, B24, B26, B39, R24, R46, R89(plane); N8 (tires); Y15, Y19, YR04 (yellow flag); R24 (striped flag)

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Springtime Love by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a new project featuring the Springtime Love clear stamp set by Power Poppy. I think this was the first Power Poppy stamp set that I purchased – primarily because I loved this image – but somehow I’m only just getting around to coloring it!

Rowhouse Greetings | Springtime Love by Power Poppy

There’s lots of small details in this image, but don’t let that deter you from giving this one a try. Just take it slowly, one flower at a time. Believe me – it’s well worth the effort. For the layout, I kept the color scheme simple, but used a variety of dies and an embossing folder to add texture.

Rowhouse Greetings | Springtime Love by Power Poppy

That’s all for today! I’m prepping cards for upcoming classes so stay tuned!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#; Itsy Betsy Polka Dots Pastels 6×6 Paper Pack [RETIRED] by My Favorite Things
Stamp: Springtime Love by Power Poppy
Ink: Amalgam Ink on Obsidian by Gina K. Designs
Dies: Triple Tear Die Set by Spellbinders; Standard Circles Large by Spellbinders; A2 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Embossing: Flourish Texture Fades [RETIRED] by Sizzix / Tim Holtz
Copics: RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, BV11 (rose); BV11, BV17, RV23, RV25, RV29 (bleeding hearts); BV11, BV17 (grape hyacinths); RV21, RV23, RV25 (sweet peas); BV000, BV01, BV04 (celandine poppies); YG0000, YG00, YG01, YG03, B01 (foxglove and tulip); YR04, Y19 (daffodils); BV01, BV04, RV21 (carnation); B01 (forget-me-not); G40, G43, G46, YG03, YG17, YG21 (leaves & stems)

MFT Superstar Challenge – Clean & Simple Genius

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a card that I created for entry into the My Favorite Things 2019 Card Design Superstar in the Clean & Simple Genius category. I decided to use the Recipe for Happiness stamp set by My Favorite Things. I love the chef in this stamp set and decided that it was time to feature him on a card!

I started by selecting one of the multi-colored striped papers from the Party Patterns 6×6 Paper Pack from My Favorite Things so that I would have a working color scheme. I added a two toned patterned paper from the Sweet Celebrations 6×6 Paper Pack by My Favorite Things and a solid card stock from Bazzill. I trimmed the paper into blocks to form an simple mosaic measuring roughly 4 in. x 3.5 in. After laying out the background patterned, I decided that it needed one more element, so I cut a small polka dot banner flag from a sheet in the Party Patterns pack.

I colored the image using Copic markers (listed below). I used warm grays for the chef’s coat and hat, but added E30 to brighten the color and adjust it to coordinate with the skin tones. I pulled other colors from the patterned card stock for the pants, scarf and bowl to tie all the colors together. I added a sentiment from the same stamp set on the bottom of the card using Versafine ink.

Hope you found some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110; Hammermill Color Copy 100#; Party Patterns 6×6 Paper Pack by My Favorite Things; Sweet Celebrations 6×6 Paper Pack by My Favorite Things; Bazzill Cardstock in Vibrant Blue
Stamp: Recipe for Happiness by My Favorite Things
Ink: Amalgam Ink in Obsidian by Gina K. Designs
Copics: E50, E51, E11, E04 (skin); W1, W3, W5, E30 (hat and coat); B91, B93, B95 (pants); RV55, RV63, RV66 (scarf)

New Class! Hello & Hugs – Photo Scraps

Join me for a new workshop where we will be playing with embossing powder and ink blending to create quick and easy cards. In this class, you will create five backgrounds using various techniques that you can transform into lovely greeting cards with the addition of sentiments and die cuts from Poppy Stamps. Seats are limited – sign up today! CLASS FEE $29

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Sunday, September 15, 2019 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thursday, September 19, 2019 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

Bring to Class

  • Waterbrush (filled with water)
  • One disposable ink blender (such as Ranger Ink Blending Tools). Do not use a blending brush.
  • Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes  
  • Scissors
  • Foam Squares (such as Gina K. Designs Foam Squares or Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Squares)
  • Tape runner
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Connect Glue by Gina K. Designs or Ranger Multi Medium Matte)