Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Whale


Good Wednesday to you! I have a cute card to share with you today! This image makes me smile :)

This image is aptly named (G373) Smiling Whale. I think it's super cute! The sentiment is (G483) Tags. I stamped the whale onto white cardstock and used Copic markers to color it. I did the same with the sentiment banner.
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Monday, September 19, 2016

Cranes

Hi! I have an Art Neko card to share with you today. I love birds and cranes are among my favorites. To see the full blog post be sure to go HERE.

Art Neko, Leah Cornelius, Crane with Bamboo Crane with Pine, Copic markers

This image is called (A269) Crane with Bamboo Crane with Pine. I cut the image apart and colored it Copic markers. Thanks for dropping by!


Friday, September 16, 2016

Kid's Devotional Bible Review

The Kid's Devotional Bible is a very fun kid's bible. It has devotions for each day of the week and one for the weekend. There are fun line drawings that the kids could even color in with colored penciif desired. The devotions are short, but have good thoughts to spark conversation. With over 300 devotions this would be a great Bible to use with your kids for a year. My kids have enjoyed picking it up themselves and reading passages of interest and then continuing the conversation at dinner time. I give this kid's Bible five stars!

**I was given a copy of this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions are mine.**

Monday, September 12, 2016

Inspirational Frame Gift

Hello! Leah from Paper Blossoms here today to share a gift giving idea. I love inspirational sayings and quotes so what better way to pair some beautiful images up with a lovely inspirational saying and put it in a frame ready to gift to someone special. Let's get started!

Gather your supplies which include stamp sets of your choice, I'm going to use Fresh Bouquet and Words of Inspiration II, a picture frame (the one I'm using is 4x6" ), some white cardstock to stamp on, a die cut label to stamp the sentiment onto, some ink and coloring tools, I'll be using Copic markers.
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The first step I did was to stamp all my elements. I stamped the large flower bouquet twice onto my cardstock panel in Memento ink. I then stamped the sentiment onto a Fancy Labels 2 die cut. Set the sentiment aside and let's start coloring!
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I always tend to start coloring my leaves first. I chose four different green and varied the leaf colors. I always start with the lightest color and then go over the top of it with my darker color. For the veins in the leaves I used a flicking motion to add in dark shadows. Can you see the leaf I missed? It's okay, it happens and once you start coloring the flowers the missing leaf will pop out to you.
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Next, I colored the large hydrangea flowers. I chose the above colors again starting with the lightest color and going toward the darkest. The middles I left for the end.
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Finally I colored the peonies in a bright pink. I again started with a light color and flicked on darker pink. This contrast was a lot higher than on my hydrangeas so to tone it down and blend it I went back over the dark pink with the light pink and it softens it out. Now attach your sentiment and place your completed image into the picture frame.

And here is the finished project all ready to give to someone special. I added a few stamped images for the Words of Inspiration II set and chose colors that tied in with my background.

I hope you enjoyed today's gift idea! Thanks for joining me :)
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White Cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
MISTI stamping tool
4x6" picture frame
Copic markers: G24, YG91, YG03, YG95, BV0000, BV01, RV10, RV14
Signature

Friday, September 9, 2016

Roses and Butterfly

Hi there! We are joining up with Altenew and I've got a project up today on the Chameleon blog. Go HERE to check it out!



Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Mermaid

Hello! Today I have a fun card to share with you that would be a great card to give to anyone who loves mermaids. My daughter does!


This fun image is called (H182) Rachel in the Sea. The sentiment is from (G483) Tags.  I stamped the mermaid and sentiment onto watercolor paper and used Gansai Tambi watercolors to color the image. Couldn't have a mermaid without watercolors! Some machine stitching and twine finish it off.
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Monday, September 5, 2016

Framed Flowers

Hi! Today I have a card featuring Art Neko stamps. Here is the blog post about it: CLICK!

Art Neko, Leah Cornelius, Framed Flowers with Kanji, copic markers

This image is called (A404) Framed Flowers with Kanji. Such a pretty image to color. I used Copic markers. Thanks for dropping by!


Sunday, September 4, 2016

September Great Impressions Challenge


Hi! Today I have my challenge card to share with you for Great Impressions. I decided to use some cute baby stamps :)


The cute stamps are called (H132) Baby Blocks and (F525) Stars and Heart Border. I stamped them onto white cardstock and used Copics to color them. I added some patterned paper to mat the images and machine stitched around the whole panel. I wanted to keep this a gender neutral card.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Greater Than Gold- Book Review

The book "Greater Than Gold" is the testimony of David Boudia and is a very moving and inspiring story. He tells his story of coming to Christ and all the things leading up to that and how it changed him. My favorite part of the book is at the end where he gives five summary points that he hopes the reader takes away from his story. With each he gives a scripture reference and encouragement. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys reading someone else's journey back into the arms we all belong in.

A solid 5 stars.

**I received this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions are mine.**


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Highlighting with Gelatos

Hello! Leah from Paper Blossoms here today to show you a fun way you can dress up your solid stamps with Gelatos. Let's get started!

The supplies you'll need are a stamp set with solid images, I chose the beautiful new set Words of Inspiration II, black ink, a few colors of Gelatos and a sponge dauber. I first started by doing all my stamping. I stamped my sentiment on to a die cut using Fancy Labels 2 and I stamped all my flowers and leaves in black ink. You can set aside the sentiment and layer panel for now.

To highlight with your Gelatos simply load your sponge dauber with some Gelato color and using circluar motions "highlight" the image you want to be that color. I started with the leaves using a green. 

Once all my leaves were done I moved onto the light aqua color for the berry sprigs and then the pink for the flowers. The idea is to just highlight the image so  you will have white paper still showing. And that's it! I think it renders a pretty effect.

Here is my card all assembled and done. I added the sentiment panel and layering to the front. I die cut those panels using Fancy Label 2 dies. I added some machine stitching and a little twine bow.


I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and will give it a try if you haven't already. Thanks so much for joining me!
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Versafine Onyx Black ink
Gelatos in: Iced Pear, Bubble Gum and Aqua Dolce
Sponge Dauber
MISTI
White Cardstock
Turquoise cardstock
Sewing machine
Natural Twine
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Swimming Turtles

Hello! We are sponsoring over at the CRAFT challenge this week and the theme is back to school. 

Here's my card:

Great Impressions, Leah Cornelius, Swimming Turtles, watercolor

I decided to use this image for the back to school theme taking liberties with a nod to the movie Finding Nemo :) I can imagine these little turtles going off to turtle school... The image is called (F368) Swimming Turtles. I stamped them onto watercolor paper and watercolored them using Tombow markers.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Wading Egrets

Hello! Today I have a card that I shared on the Art Neko blog. To see the full write up on it click HERE.

Art Neko, Leah Cornelius, Framed Egrets Wading Among the Flowers, copic markers

This image is called (A255) Framed Egrets Wading Among the Flowers. I colored the image using Copic markers.
Thanks for stopping by today!