April 30, 2015

The Alley Way Stamps May Blog Hop

Hello!!

It's time for a new release over at The Alley Way Stamps!! Yay!!! ANNNDD the semester is officially over!! Now i can relax, be lazy, craft all day ..... ok, i was dreaming there for a minute! Haha!! I will have more craft time and i'll be applying to a program at a local university, so i'll still be doing stuff and of course there's work! But anyway back to the release!! It ROCKS!! All these new sets go great together you will want all of them!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Today i am featuring the new Gill Friend set! It's this months FREE set with a $40 purchase!! For your chance with all 3 new sets make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps for the details!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started my card by pressing a couple aqua inks onto my craft mat and spritzing it with water. Next i pressed a watercolor panel into the ink, then set it aside to dry. On a piece of white card stock i stamped and masked several of the fish and seaweed. I used memento black ink for the outline images and an orange pigment ink for the solid coral like stamp. The stamps i used to make my scene came from all of the new sets.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

After i was done stamping i colored up the image with copic markers. Then i trimmed three sides and cut out around the fish and seaweed from the top of the scene. Next i stamped and cut out the little fish hook from the Gill Friend set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I wrapped some twine around the hook, added the hook to the watercolor panel with foam tape. Then adhered the twine up to the top of the panel and folded it over.  Next i added the watercolor panel to a white card base and then adhered the scene panel with foam tape.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Then i stamped the 'hooked on you' sentiment from Gill Friend above the hook and stamped the explanation point above one of the fishes (i just love his wide eyes!!)

Thanks for stopping by! The hop list is below, make sure you check out the rest of the Design Team and there wonderful projects!!

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This super adorable Mini Set, Gill-Friend, is FREE when you spend $40.00 
or more during the month of May 2015.


So, are you ready to hop???!!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Alphabet Soup, Gill Friend, Little Fellas, All Washed Up, Somethings Fishy
Copic Markers
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist. Memento Luxe - Morocco

April 29, 2015

The Queen

Hiya!!

It's my day on the Art Impressions Blog! For my card today i used The Queen Set from the new Vintage collection and paired her up with some gold pattern paper!! 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping her on some white card stock, i colored her arms and hair with Copic markers. Then i stamped her again on some pink pattern paper and again on some white card stock. I cut out the collar and cuffs from the white card stock and then cut her dress out of the pattern paper.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I cut my colored image with a square die, then adhered the dress pieces. Next i added the white collar and cuffs, so you get a bit of dimension with all the layers without using foam tape!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
The pattern paper i am using all comes from the same paper pad, Blush Glam by Craft Smith. I cut a pink strip and added it to the cut rectangle, then added some pink twine that i tied in a knot. 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


For the card base i added a white and gold pattern, it is so shiny!! I added The Queen panel to the card base with foam tape. Then i cut a small rectangle and stamped the sentiment (an awesome sentiment by the way!!), that got added to the card with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - The Queen Set
Copic Markers
Pattern Paper: Craft Smith - Blush Glam
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangles. My Favorite Things - Blue Print #13

April 28, 2015

The Alley Way Stamps - Sneak Peek #2

Hello!!

How is everyone doing? It's the last week of the semester and i am so ready for the end! Just a few more days!!! :D But it's almost time for the May release over at The Alley Way Stamps!! I am just loving this release, all the sets go together so well!! I'm showing a sneak of Something's Fishy!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started by pressing a few ink pads onto my craft mat and then spritzing a little water. I pressed a white card base into the ink, then set it aside to dry.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

While my card base was drying i stamped the mama and baby whales on some card stock that has a shimmer to it. I used a versamark marker to add a little shading to the whales, then i used a white opaque pen to add a some dots to the whales.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

When my card base was dry i placed a wave stencil over it and sponged on some white pigment ink. Then i used spray ink to flick spots all over the card base.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I added the whales with foam tape and last stamped the 'I Love You a Tone' sentiment to the bottom right! Aren;t these whales so cute!! I just love them!!

Make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps blog for your chance to win this new set!! And make sure you stop by Thursday for your chance to win all 3 new sets from the May release!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Something's Fishy, All Washed Up, Little Fellas (shhh, this card just happens to show off a few of the other new sets coming out this month!!)
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Fresh Snow
Stencil: Simon Says Stamps - Waves Stencil
Spray Inks: Heidi Swapp - Teal, Mint Green

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

April 15, 2015

The Best Accessories!

Hello 

Have you done your taxes?!?! If not better get on that!!! :D

Today i'm sharing an Art Impressions card that was started several weeks ago, but was just finished this past weekend! 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
My mom needed a card for a friend, there was a time crunch so i had to make a quick one. Well i had two of these ladies colored  from the Uptown Girls Set (quick coloring with one color!) when my mom checked on my progress. That's when she mentioned that her group of girl friends was only three not four.... so i had to start over and go in another direction with only three of these ladies. Meanwhile this panel was hanging around waiting to be finished!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I finished coloring up these fashionista's with my Copic markers, reapplying the same color for the darker areas. The whole panel was cut with a dotted rectangle die.  Next i stamped the 'girlfriends are the best accessories' sentiment above the ladies.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I matted the panel on some dark pink card stock. Last i added some black enamel dots because i thought the card needed a little something more!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps - Art Impressions - Up Town Girls
Die: Avery Elle - Dotted Elle-ments
Copic Markers
Enamel Dots: Recollections

April 14, 2015

Groovy Kind of Love

Hello!!

I'm stopping in today with a card featuring new The Alley Way Stamps!!! For my card i am using Feeling Groovy and Far Out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started by making a heart background, first i die cut a heart from some card stock. I placed the negative heart over my white card base. Next i stamped the big tie die stamp all over the negative heart, i used three different colors of pigment ink.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i stamped the hippie guy and girl so they are holding hands. I also added the heart necklace to the girls dress and glasses for the guy. Then i colored them both up with Copic markers. I cut the couple out, leaving a small white border around them and then added them to my card with foam dots.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Last i stamped the sentiment above and below the couple (did a little masking to split up the sentiment) and then rounded the corners of the card!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Feeling Groovy, Far Out (this months free with a $40 purchase)
Ink: Memento Luxe - Love Letter, Rose Bud, Rhubarb Stalk
Copic Markers
Die: Little B - Hearts