July 28, 2016

Art Impressions Challenge 189

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge 189! The challenge is Sweet Sumer Time, just play along with a summer themed card or project!! And boy it's really summer, its been super hot here in Michigan, I'm ready for fall! (Yes, I said it!!! LOL!!)

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started with the image from the Stayin' Afloat stamp set, stamping it on white card stock and with black ink. Then I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the image. I used CT2, CT4, DR1, DR5, EB6, FS2, FS3, GB8, HB2, HB3, IG1, IG6, IG8, IG10, OR2, OR3, TN7, TN8. When I was done I fussy cut out the image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I needed some waves for floating ladies! I placed a wave stencil by Simon Says Stamp over a panel of watercolor paper. I only wanted the bottom part of the panel to be waves, so I used washi tape to mask off the top half of the stencil, then I inked on Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans Distress Ink.

I decided I didn;t want to leave the top part of the panel blank, so I found some cool sun pattern paper and used the stencil to trace the top part of my inked wave. I trimmed off along the line I made so then I added the paper, lining up the wave with my cut wave. Then I just trimmed off the overhang around my panel.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Next, I stamped the Keep Calm And Float On sentiment and then added the image with foam tape. I thought about added sequins or enamel dots, but in the end decided against it. Sometimes less is more!! :)

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you will play along with us with your summer themed card!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Stayin' Afloat Set
Spectrum Noir Markers
Distress Ink: Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans
Pattern paper: Echo Park Paper CCo - Pirates Life
Stencil: Simon Says Stamp - Waves

July 27, 2016

Thinking of You

Hello there!!

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

Crafter's Companion has some NEW awesome Die'sire Card Base Dies!! These are great for shaped card base in several different sizes!! You don't have to use them as cards either! I'll have a project later in the week that shows a non-card way to use these dies!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
But my card today is typical card using these dies!! These are so nice that you can even use the smaller dies to mat your image! I started by using the biggest die, which is just under 6 x 6 and all you have to do is take a piece of card stock and score it in half. With a small piece of washi tape adhere the die so the cutting break is just above the scored edge. Then just run it through your die cutting machine and wa-la a card base!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I ran the die through the machine again with some orange polka-dot pattern paper and adhered that to my white card base. I just trimmed off the top part. To get a layered or mat piece I just cut some watercolor card stock with a smaller die. One side with not cut because this is a card base die, to fix this I turned the cut piece around, fit it in the die and just die cut that little bit so now you have a rounded piece all the way around. To make the card stand up I did have to trim off a little off the bottom.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next, I squiggled some Spectrum Noir Aqua Marker - Orange on a clear block. A quick spritz of water and I just pressed my watercolor piece in the ink. I then set it aside to dry.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

With the Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners - Lily I stamped the Lily and leaves on watercolor card stock and then used the matching die to cut them out. Next, I used my Spectrum Noir AquaBlend pencils to color the Lily's and leaves. With a little water, you can blend the pencils for a nice water color look! I used Strawberry, Carrot, Persimmon, Papaya, Pineapple, Oregano, Spruce, Pesto Green.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
With some liquid adhesive, I adhered all the lily and leave layers. Next, I stamped the Thinking of You sentiment on the watercolor piece and added it to my card base. Last I adhered the lily to the card. For a little sparkle, I added some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen to the lily.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you stop by Crafter's Companion's website and check out all the new Die'sire Card Base Dies!

Dana

Supplies
Dies: Crafter's Companion - Die'sire Create-A-Card - Emma
Stamp & Die set: Crafter's Companion - Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners - Lily
Pattern Paper: Crafter's Companion - Sara Davies Signature Collection -Just For Men 6 x 6 Paper Pad Brights Collection
Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils - Strawberry, Carrot, Persimmon, Papaya, Pineapple, Oregano, Spruce, Pesto Green
Spectrum Nori Aqua Markers - Orange
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen - Clear
Crafter's Companion Watercolor Card Stock

My Bathing Suit Told Me

Hello 

I'm on the Art Impressions blog with a card featuring a stamp set form Art Impressions Vintage line! It's perfect for sending a funny card this summer! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by die cutting big and small circles from water color card stock. On the big circle I stamped the image from the Bathing Suit Set and on the smaller circle I stamped the sentiment. Then I used my Distress Markers to color the image with a small paint brush and some water. Colors used: Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Tattered Rose, Wild Honey, Faded Jean, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, twisted Citron, Carved Pumpkin.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

While my water color was drying I worked on the background. I cut a panel of water color card stock and placed a stencil over it. With Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean Distress Ink I applied the ink to the stencil. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I added the inked panel to a white card base then added the image and sentiment circles with foam tape. Last I added a few blue and silver sequins, because sequins make everything better, right!?!?! :)

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Thanks for stopping by!! Happy Stamping and stay cool!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Bathing Suit Set
Distress Markers: Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Tattered Rose, Wild Honey, Faded Jeans, Worn Lipstick, Fire Brick, Aged Mahogany, Twisted Citron, Carved Pumpkin
Distress Ink: Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean
Sequins: Neat & Tangled - Winter Wonderland Mix
Stencil: Hero Arts - Floral Filigree 

July 24, 2016

Planted in my Heart

Hiya!!

I'm here with my second card for Papertrey Ink's Stamp A Faire 2016. This card is for the Master Color Recipes, I picked the White Center, Mark Rothko colors to use on my card.




Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Papertrey Ink
I started with the Garden Variety and Garden Variety II stamp sets. I pulled all the colors in the recipe True Black, Terracotta Tile, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz. For the leaves I pulled out Ripe Avocado.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Papertrey Ink

For all my stamping (except for a couple flowers I stamped automatically) I did second generation stamping. I wanted a lighter, almost distress look to it and stamping with full strength ink would be too bright.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Papertrey Ink

Once all my stamping was done I added a the sentiment to the card with full strength True Black ink. For a ground I scribbled Vintage Photo Distress Marker on a clear block and added it with a paint brush and water to my card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Papertrey Ink

The card stock is not water color paper, so you get a kind of streaky, blotchy look to it, which I don't mind, I think it helps it look more real! I also added a few darker areas with the fine tip of the marker while the paper was still wet. Last I added a few sequins, then folded my card so my card is actually a one layer card!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Garden Variety, Garden Variety II
Ink: Papertrey Ink - True Black, Terracotta Tile, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, Ripe Avocado.
Distress Marker: Vintage Photo
Sequins: Neat & Tangled - Festive Fall Mix. Unknown Mfg (was a gift) it is labeled Tangerine Satin

The Great Outdoors

Hello!!

I'm stopping real quick to share a card I made this morning for Papertrey Ink's Stamp A Faire 2016. I wasn't sure I would be playing along this year, its been super hot and humid and we don't have air conditioning because it usually doesn't stay this hot this long. This morning some rain came in and cooled it off for a little bit (its now really humid!!) and I was able to make two card for two different challenges.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Papertrey Ink
This card is for the Starry Night challenge. I started with a panel of water color and I used Black Soot and Spun Sugar Distress Paint to make my Starry Night background.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Papertrey Ink
While it was drying I stamped the tent, fire and three pine trees from PTI's Summer Camp stamp set. I used a few Spectrum Noir markers to color the tent and fire, CR2, EB6, OR2, OR3, PP1. With Ripe Avocado ink I stamped the pine trees three times. Then I fussy cut them all out.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Papertrey Ink
When my background was dry I added a strip of Kraft card stock along the bottom and stamped The Great Outdoors sentiment to the right. I added the trees, fire and tent with foam tape. Last I used my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen to add starry dots, but unfortunately I couldn't get a good photo, so you can't see the nice sparkle the background has!!

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back in a few with my second card for the Stamp A Faire!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Summer Camp
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Ripe Avocado
Spectrum Noir Markers
Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
Distress Paint: Black Soot, Spun Sugar

July 23, 2016

Make Amazing Happen

Hello!!

I'm stopping by with a card I made a week ago or so! I was looking through the stamps I haven't used yet and decided to give some love to a couple Richard Garay stamps!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamp - Richard Garay
I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle from some watercolor card stock. Next I inked up the flowers the Amazing Blooms set with a few Distress Inks and a spritz or two of water. I started with Rusty Hinge but I wanted a brighter orange so I went with Spiced Marmalade for the remaining orange flowers. I added a few more flowers with Picked Raspberry and used Peeled Paint with the leaves.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamp - Richard Garay

When the stamping was dry I mixed a little bit of Black Soot with water and flicked droplets all over the panel. Once that too was dry I stamped the sentiment from the Make Amazing set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamp - Richard Garay

To add a little sparkle to the card I added a few sequins. Last I just added the panel to a black card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamp - Richard Garay
Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

July 20, 2016

Sing

Hello!!

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

Crafter's Companion has a new Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy Collection! The theme is all about Rock!! The stamp collection is filled with great images and sentiments, perfect for that gal or guy that likes to rock out!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I started with a Sheena Douglass stencil called Distress Grid. I placed it over a panel of Crafter's Companion water color card stock and used Distress Inks Black Soot and Spiced Marmalade to color in the stencil.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next I stamped the big old timey microphone from the Sing! set on some CC's white card stock. I used a few Spectrum Noir Markers to add a little bit of shadow to the microphone, IG1, IG2, IG4. Then I fussy cut out the microphone.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I cut a strip of white card stock and stamped the Sing As Though No One Can Hear sentiment. Then I adhered a strip of black stock below the sentiment. I added the sentiment to my inked panel with foam tape and last added the microphone with foam tape too.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you stop by Crafter's Companion to check out all the new Sheena Douglass Rock sets!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Crafter's Companion - Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy - Sing!
Stencil: Crafter's Companion - Sheena Douglass Stencil - Distress Grid
Spectrum Noir Markers: IG1, IG2, IG4
Crafter's Companion Water Color and Ultra Smooth White Card Stock
Distress Ink; Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade

Birthday Stacks

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with a card featuring the new Turtle Stackers and Slider Die! These turtles are so cute and are perfect for any turtle lover out there!! For my card I made it appropriate for a younger boy!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started with some pattern papers from Elle's Studio - Cameron Collection and used the Slider Die to cut some star paper. On white card stock I stamped the stack of turtles and colored them with my Spectrum Noir Markers. I used CG2, DG2, DG3, GB4, GB6, OR1.


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I trimmed the turtles and made a little cover up, then adhered the slider around the turtles. Next I trimmed some pattern paper to fit a chard base. I cut a white circle die and then stamped the matching sentiment.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I added the slider to my card with adhesive and then added the sentiment circle with foam tape. From the Elle's Studio Cameron collection I added a Thumbs Up sentiment circle. Last I added a couple colorful buttons.

These Stackers so adorable and if you haven't tried these yet I hope this encourages you to give them a chance!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Turtles Stackers
Die: Art Impressions - Slider
Pattern Paper & Embellishment: Elle's Studio - Cameron
Buttons
Spectrum Noir Markers

July 15, 2016

Thank You for Everything

Hello!!

Happy Friday!! I home everyone has a great weekend, I am going to enjoy mine, its finally cooling down! I plan on enjoying it since its going to get hot again next week and last for much longer then usual! :(

But anyway today I want to share a card with you. I did some monochromatic coloring and did a tutorial for Crafter's Companion! You can stop by their blog here and check out the tutorial!

It's easy to do, but I picked a detailed stamp so it took me a few days to get it all done!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion


Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

July 14, 2016

Art Impressions Challenge #188

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impression Challenge #188 - Anything Goes! The challenge also celebrates AI's 29th anniversary!! I hope you will play along with us!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Because of the 29th anniversary I wanted to incorporate 29 on my card and decided to create a background. I pulled out some large number dies and cut them a few times from white card stock. I made three rows of the numbers 29 and adhered them to a white card base, trimming off the over hang.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next I stamped the image from the Giant Cake Set and colored it with my Spectrum Noir Markers. I used BP4, BP6, BT2, BT4, CT2, CT4, EB5, EB6, EB8, DR1, DR5, FS2, FS3, GB8, HB2, HB3, IG4, IG6, IG8, IG10, JG2, OR2, OR3, TB6, TB7, TN7, TN8. Then I fussy cut out the image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I cut a strip of black card stock and white embossed the sentiment from the Happy 29th Wood Stamp available from Hobby Lobby. With scotch tape I masked off bottom part of the sentiment. I added this strip across the card base and then added the image with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you will play along with us!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Giant Cake Set, Happy 29th (available from Hobby Lobby)
Dies: Papertrey Ink - By the Numbers
Spectrum Noir Markers

July 13, 2016

Flaunt It

Hello 

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with two cards that feature the new Girlfriends Flaunt It Set! For both cards I used Distress Markers and paper piecing to color the the girlfriends (they sure are having a lot of fun!!). I used two different pattern paper pads for each card and gave darker skin coloring a try!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started both cards by cutting stitched rectangles from watercolor card stock and then stamped the image on both panels. I picked out some pattern paper for their dresses and fussy cut them all out, but before I added them I colored their skin, hair and accessories with my Distress Markers.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I was working on the first panel and had colored two of the girls with Tattered Rose when I thought maybe I should give a darker skin tone a try! So on a scrap piece of paper I stamped the faces and arms of the women and then experimented with different colors. On the pink card I used Gathered Twigs along with the Tattered Rose. For the yellow card I Gathered Twigs for the woman on the left, Vintage Photo for the woman in the middle and Ground Espresso for the woman on the right. I think all these colors worked great for dark skin. Also if I want a more tan look, I will go over with the Tattered Rose again!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Once my coloring is done I added the paper piecing to each panel. For the pink card I cut a bigger stitched rectangle the Simple Stories - Vintage Bliss paper pad and added it to a white card base. I also trimmed a journal card and added it next, trimming off the over hang. I added the stamped panel and then a few enamel dots. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For the yellow card I trimmed some pattern paper strips from Fancy Pants Park Bench paper pad. I added the strips across a white card base. Then I added the stamped panel with foam tape and then I stamped one of the sentiments at the lower right. Last I added a few black enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Dana 

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Flaunt It Set
Pattern Papers: Simple Stories - Vintage Bliss. Fancy Pants - Park Bench
Spectrum Noir Markers
Enamel Dots
Distress Markers

July 12, 2016

Thanks You Sweet Thing

Hello!

I'm stopping by today with a card I made for Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #49. The challenge this week is Come Color With Us, to help support Kathy Racoosin 30 Daily Color Challenge. I don't always color every single day but usually several days during the week!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp
I started with Simon Says Stamp You're So Sweet stamp set, stamping all the fruit in the set on some white card stock. Then I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color them up. I used: CG2, CR8, CR10, CR11, DG2, DG3, DR1, DR3, DR5, GB3, OR2, OR3, TB6, TB7, TB9 and True Black.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp

Next I fussy cut out the fruit. I have the matching die, but I didn't want the white border around these fruit. I found some black pattern paper from a summer pad and I trimmed a panel to fit a card base. Then I cut out a strip from the panel.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp

I added the two panels to the card base leaving a white strip of the card base between the two panels. In this strip I stamped the sentiment from the You're So Sweet set. Last I added the fruit above the sentiment with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp
Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp -  You're So Sweet
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: Crafts Smith - Melon Patch

July 6, 2016

Joy

Hello!!

HSN is having a 24 hour craft day today and Crafter's Companion will be on several times today!! They are showcase lots of new products, including their new Gemini, an electronic die cutting machine. This machine and new products are available tomorrow, most will be available on CC's but not for a few months at least!

Today's project features Leonie Pujol stamps and mask!! There are a few different stamps and masks/stencils that will be on HSN today. My project uses the Joy Stencil & Mask Set and Feathery Flourish, Tangled Tails and Branching Out stamp sets.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I picked up this simple frame at the craft store on clearance and first I pulled out the backing board and measured it. Then I cut a piece of water color card stock to theses measurements. Next I pulled out the small flower and leaf stamps from the different stamp sets.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

With the Joy mask (its clear plastic) I laid it over the middle of my water color panel, then with versamark ink I stamped the different flowers. I did a little bit at a time, stamping here and there where the mask meets the paper, then I would add white embossing powder, heat it and then start again. I continued to do this all around the mask.

When I was done stamping and embossing I used a little bit of Tombow liquid glue on the mask. I let the glue dry, this made the mask sticky and I pressed it to my paper. Now my mask would stay in place while I added ink around it. To remove I just pulled up the mask and rubbed away a few spots of dried glue.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I used Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, and Mustard See Distress ink, starting with the pink in the middle, then the orange and finally the yellow. Next I used a paint brush and clean water and flicked water all over my panel. Once the water was dry I removed the mask and placed it in my frame!

Thanks for stopping by!! Make sure you stop by HSN today and check out all the great new products available from Crafter's Companion!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Crafter's Companion - Leonie Pujol - Feathery Flourish, Tangled Tails, Branching Out
Mask: Crafter's Companion - Leonie Pujol - Joy
Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed