April 23, 2015

Blast Off

Hello!!

This is my second card today!! If you are looking for my Art Impression post click here!! Today i'm also showcasing the new Blast Off set in a video! I've had a few requests for a video on how i do my space backgrounds!

This is also the first time i've have not made a card before doing the video. I have to do the video on my kitchen table, so that means i have to move the supplies i need, but i decided not to do it this time. I had an idea of how i wanted to do my card. Also i CASEd fellow TAWS DT member Francine, you can see her card here.

Enjoy!!


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps



Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Blast Off
Distress Paint: Black Soot, Seedless Presevers, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire
Distress Stain: Picket Fence
Distress Ink: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge
Distress Markers
Ink: Versafine - Onx Black
Die: My Favorite Things - Blueprint #13

Art Impressions Challenge #158 April Showers/May Flowers

Hello,

Its time for a new challenge at Art Impressions and the challenge is April Showers/May Flowers! The design team is showing off some new Ai Watercolor stamps! The new stamps will be available shortly, plus they have some great older watercolor stamps!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
The set i am showcasing is the Chest of Flowers set. I started by die cutting a notched piece of watercolor paper. Then i used a brown distress marker to ink up the chest, then stamped it on my cut piece. With a paint brush and some water i pulled the ink from the chest lines in to color the chest, i also added some more color to the chest with the distress marker, then using water to spread the ink out. I would come back to it a little later after it had dried some to make some areas darker.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next i inked up the three flowers and leaves, coloring them up with different distress markers. After stamping them i used a paint brush and water to spread out the color. I also added a little bit of brown ink for the ground, spreading it out with a brush and water.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then i used Ai's FDMD set to stamp Happy Mother's Day above the chest of flowers. I added a some twine below the chest, tying it in a bow.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
For the background i placed a stencil over a watercolor panel. I used some distress ink and sponged the ink over the stencil. Before removing the stencil i spritzed some water, which reacted with the ink and smoothed it out some. I let the panel dry before adding it to a white card base. Then last added the stamped panel with foam dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I look forward to seeing your April Showers or May Flower projects!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Chest of Flowers, FDMD Set
Distress Markers
Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
Stencil: Hero Arts - Petals Pair

April 22, 2015

Obsessive Cat Disorder

Hiya!!

I was at my local Michael's recently and i was happy to see that they had a few of the Art Impressions & Hampton Art clear stamps in stock!!! I picked up a couple that i didn;t have already, one of them is the Crazy Cat Lady set. I love cats so this so this set is right up my ally!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by cutting a strip of card stock and stamped the lady with the cat draped around her neck. Then i colored her up with Copic markers. Next i die cut a little banner and stamped the sentiment.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I found some pink pattern paper and added it to a white card base, then added my cat lady panel and some grey card stock with foam dots.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Next i added the sentiment and last added some grey gems i found in my embellishment stash!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies: Art Impressions - Crazy Cat Lady
Copic Markers
Pattern Paper: Craft Smith - Blush Glam
Gems: Studio Calico
Card stock: Recollections - Sophia

April 21, 2015

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #141

Hello,

It's time for a new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge!! The challenge this week is Anything Goes! I am also entering this into Avery Elle's Watercolor Challenge.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Avery Elle
For this card i used distress markers to do my watercoloring. I used the markers to color the stamps, spritz them with water, then stamped. I did this with all the stamps except the 'th' and 'hip hip hooray.'

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Avery Elle

I started with the number six from Avery Elle's Numbered Balloon stamp set. Next i stamped the balloon string and then Ellie the elephant. I also stamped some grass and a tiny bug.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Avery Elle

To color the elephant and grass, i colored distress markers on a clear block and with water and a paint brush colored them up. Below Ellie i stamped a sentiment, but added to much water and you couldn;t read it. So i trimmed it off.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Avery Elle
Next i found a piece of card stock and colored the bottom the same color as the balloon, first by coloring a clear block and adding water! Then i stamped and embossed in white a different sentiment. I adhered the strip to the bottom of card so it was back to its normal size! Last i added a few sequins

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you will play along with us Addicted to Stamps and More!!

Dana

Supplies

Stamps: Avery Elle - Numbered Balloons, Ellie
Distress Markers
Sequins: Neat and Tangle - Birthday Bash Mix
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts - White

I Thank My Lucky Stars for You

Hello!

I hope everyone is having a great week so far!! I've been busy making cards, studying and working! Last two weeks of the semester so i've been studying any extra time i can find!! I've also fallen behind in my blog reading, but i'm trying to do a little each day!! Today i have a card using a few of The Alley Way Stamps April release stamps!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started by stamping the super cute aliens from Phone Home and Blast Off. Colored them up with Copics and cut them out.

For my background i use the dot and star background from the Star of the Show stamp set. I inked it up with a couple yellow and orange distress inks, lightly spritzed it with water and stamped it over the top half of a white card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i stamped my sentiment (from Say It Don't Spray It) on a white card stock strip. With a yellow distress marker i highlighted the work Lucky. Then i adhered the aliens to the back of the card stock strip, so it looks like they are peeking over.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps


Last i added the strip with the attached aliens to my card base with foam tape!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Phone Home, Blast Off, Star of the Show, Say It Don't Spray it
Distress Ink: Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Mustard Hinge
Distress Marker: Squeezed Lemonade

   

April 16, 2015

Thanks

Hi!!

This is my second post today, if you are looking for my Art Impression card, click here!

I have a little distress marker water coloring card to share! I've been in the mood for water coloring with my distress markers and have made a couple card already using this technique, first up i used The Alley Way Stamps Pick One.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

To start i pulled out a few colors, a purple, 2 different pinks and a blue (oh and green for the leaves!). I colored a flower stamps (i used the Pick One set) with one of the markers, spritz it with water and stamp it on water color paper. I repeat with different stamps and colors. With this card i went with three little clusters of flowers.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Then my card needed a sentiment so i pulled out Big Chatter and decided on the Thanks. At first i thought about just using black ink, but then though why not, i colored it up with a black distress marker, spritz it and then stamped!! To spice up the card i added some sequins!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Pick One, Big Chatter
Sequins: Neat & Tangle - Sweetheart Mix, Pixie Dust Mix
Distress Markers

Art Impressions Challenge #157- Take Two

Hello,

I'm popping in to share a card featuring Art Impressions new Big Mouth stamps! The new stamps also coincide with Ai challenge, Make Me Smile. For my card i used the new Cat Big Mouth stamp.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started by stamping the cat on watercolor paper and colored him up with distress markers. Then i stamped the hat and the cake parts on some green card stock. I cut the hat and cake out, then used a white opaque pen to color in certain areas.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then i used the little mouth die to cut the mouth out of the cat. I adhered it to a tab i made from card stock. Next i stamped and cut out the little mouse and added him to the tab too. From a piece of black card stock i cut a slit to thread the tab through. I added the cat to the black piece with foam tape. When you pull the the mouth opens showing the little mouse.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next i found some pattern paper, i cut a slit above and below the gold strip. I threaded the pull tab through, then adhered the cat to the pattern paper with glue and adhesive dots.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I added the word pull to the bottom of the tab and last stamped Say Cheese near the bottom and adhered the panel to a white card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Cat Big Mouth
Distress Markers
Pattern paper: Craft Smith - Sweet Soiree