Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Dream

I love mixed media, I like ink I like stencils, I don't get to play with that stuff as often as I should.   I need a bigger craft room.   haha (don't we all)

I had some distress oxide sprays on my desk just sprayed some random color on, then went to regular distress ink and added the blue with  Tim stencil.  (all we have to do is say Tim, and we all know who that it is)  Added the wood embellishments and done easy peasy



The image is Unity, and is from a kit of the month. 

Enjoy your day,

Dawn


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Stay warm and Cozy!

Today in my little corner of the world it is 60 degrees outside.  That is very warm for my area.  January and February are usually our coldest months.  They are awfully cold and usually frigid.   I'll take the nice weather and enjoy while I can.    Even though it's super warm, I am in the winter mood.

I took a stamp from Unity (who else) and added it to some carta bella paper and tada.  A quick and simple card. 


The winter colors of this one is a little different than your usually adding in the green, but I really like it.

Colored with copics, enamal dots are gina marie (sorry you can not see them I'm working on that)  The paper is carte bella and the image is unity.  

Enjoy your day,

Dawn

Saturday, January 4, 2020

January 2020 friends of Unity, blog hop.





Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and a great New Years!  I can not believe it's 2020, I hope you all have a creative and productive year.

For our first hop of 2020, We choose to look back at our favorite stamp of 2019.  Uh, how do you choose your favorite stamp, That is like choosing your favorite child.  HAHA

I really enjoy making winter themed cards, Lately I've been buying lots of things to embellish winter cards so I choose this newer stamp pure and simple, you can purchase her HERE!    Hope you enjoy.  

For this background I'm gonna break down how to do it.    When adding the layers of color, leave some white space, for depth.   It gives that cloudy snowy effect.


  You do not need to be perfect here, this is canson water color paper, it's not gonna be smooth, don't worry about that.   Also, these layers are going on dry you will be adding water at the end.


  When adding your hickory smoke go in a triangle adding top side and bottom, you don't need much just a touch for that winter look.  If you don't like the added grey don't add it.  It's totally up to you.

Now, add your broken china to the edge you can be heavy handed with this step, depending on the look you want.  In my final card I went a little heavier.   Just fyi, if you don't have a media Matt I suggest you get one they are fantastic.




Now, don't freak out, just go for it.   You can go more water or less, if it's too soupy just dab off with a paper towel ( I use a cloth that I got at walmart for 98 cents, it's washable and better for the environment it's called a flour sack and is in the area with dish towels)


Okay, so this is a 3d embossing folder by Tim Holtz, run it while still wet, run back and forth about 5 times for better impression.   As per Tim, himself.

  Now, dry with Tim Holtz dryer, or set aside while you color your image.  For my image I used the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor.   They are very pigmented so I dab some onto my matt and add a little water.  I have A LOT to learn when it comes to these.

 Added a sentiment from Elsa girl, she can be found HERE!  A few sequins, and splattered with Pixie dust from ink on 3, Unity does carry it. (it may be sold out so check often)

Here is the final card, it's a fun one.

So, Next on the Hop is Amber, you can find her HERE!  If you would like to start at the beginning go check out  Crystal HERE!

Thanks for Visiting, Winners from last month have been contacted and claimed.  

Have an Amazing day,

Dawn

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas, 2019

Ahhh, Christmas.   I absolutely  love Christmas.  I love the decor, the magic and wonder really every single thing about it I like.  I like the shopping the wrapping the food just all of it.  I hope you had a peace filled day.   I hope you felt the love of Jesus, as we celebrate his birth today.    As much as I love all things Santa, I need to take a minute and thank the one who we truly celebrate today. 

Merry Christmas,

Dawn

 

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Friends of Unity, December blog hop!



This is a BIG month for us here at the friends of Unity blog hop!    Sit back, get a cup of coffee and hop with us. 


First before we get to the cards, I'm gonna share this great news, after all I am sure this is what brought you here!  

This is our two year anniversary of hopping with friends of unity.  Although I am new I am so happy to be part of this amazing group.   We are not sponsored by unity, but Angela wanted to help us celebrate by offering you TWO HUGE prize packages    Just look at how awesome these prizes are.   Be sure to leave a comment on each blog in the hop for your chance to win.  Also, there are even more chances to win smaller prizes from a lot of us.   IT's Christmas time and we want to thank you for hopping along with us for the last two years! Winner will be announced on Crystals blog on December 14, just in time for Christmas.
Prize #1

Prize #2



Noe my winner from last month is...   Phaline Mills  Thank you for hopping along.  If you can email me at I will message you through facebook and mail your prize out right away.

Now lets get the the projects.   Now, our theme is all is calm.  And of course that make me think of silent night.  Unfortunately I don't have many stamps that would fit this, so I went in a different direction.   Just think of how peaceful your back yard is during a snow storm.  Those quite moments when the snow just falls and for a brief moment everything seems calm and beautiful.   That peace led me to snowmen.  One of my favorite things.

My cards are super simple this month.  I hope to bring you a little more in 2020.  I hope you enjoy the simplicity of these cards.


This card uses Love to my heart, that can be found HERE!  I used a snowflake border die From Simon says stamp.with some My Minds Eye pattern paper.   The bottom is lined with glitter.   I hope Santa brings me a light box for Christmas, I am struggling with natural light this time of year.  Crafter struggles ;)

My second card used Wonderland, I love the altered look to this guy, I use him often.  He can be found HERE!

The cloud die, (which I love) Is from My favorite things, and was purchased at Simon says stamp.

I hope you enjoyed my simple cards, and try using some of the patterned paper I know you have for simple backgrounds.   We should all make 2020 the year we use up some of our hoarded paper. You know who you are.  (looking in the mirror)

I wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a happy and healthy New Year, May 2020 be filled with lots of mojo and many crafty days.

If you stumbled here and would like to start at the beginning please Visit CRYSTAL!

Next on the stop is the lovely Alaine!

Merry Christmas,

Dawn

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Christmas is coming!

  Christmas is just around the corner and so is the December friends of Unity blog hop.

Check back this Saturday, you will not want to miss what we have in store.

dawn

Monday, November 11, 2019

Turkey, Turkey!

I made a cure little shaker card with this Cuddlebug turkey from Unity stamp co.

I used a gina marie die to cut out the center added cute little fall colored sequins and hearts and there ya have it easy peasy shaker card.


Heres a closer looks at the shaker


The sequins were gifted to me, the little hearts are from simon says stamp.   Turkey colored with water colors.  Die is Gina Marie designs


Dream

I love mixed media, I like ink I like stencils, I don't get to play with that stuff as often as I should.   I need a bigger craft room. ...