July 19, 2017

Heartfelt Gratitude

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with a little watercolor scene I created with Wooden Chair Mini SetWC Sentiments SetWC Cats, and WC Flower Set 2WC Foliage Set 1.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the chair and the flower pot, then the cat. To stamp and color, I used lots of Distress Markers, I'll list them out at the end.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

To color the images I also scribbled the colors on a palette and used a paint brush to color the images. Going back over areas with more color to add depth and shading. As I stamped the flowers and foliage I used water and a paintbrush to get the watercolor look.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I added just a little bit of blue to background for a sky. Then I stamped the Heartfelt Gratitude stamp in brown ink. I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle. From my stash, I found some green paper and added it to a white card base. I added the stamped panel with foam tape and last rounded the corners of the card base.

Thanks for stopping by!! Happy Stamping!!

Distress Markers: Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs, Tea Dye, Bundled Sage, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Aged Mahogany, Shaded Lilac, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Vintage Photo, Wilted Violet, Squeezed Lemon.

July 13, 2017

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Inking

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This is my second post today! Click here for my Art Impressions post! I am also on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today with some Inking ideas! I hope you'll stop by, here is a little sneak for you!!


Art Impressions Challenge #212 - Bling, Glitter, or Glossy

Hi there!!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #212!! The challenge is to use some Glitter, Bling or something Glossy or all three!! I went with two of the three!!  There are also 2 NEW Girlfriend stamps too!! My card features the Latte Love set!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started with my background using Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock Silver Pack and cuts stripes of the mirror and glitter card stock. The I adhered them to a white card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I stamped the image and decided to do some paper piecing so I did some stamping on different pattern papers. I fussy cut out the different patterns, then I used Spectrum Noir Markers to color the skin, hair, shoes, and cups. I used AB1, AB2, AB3, AG1, AG3, AG5, BO2, BO3, CR8, EB5, EB6, FS2, FS3, FS6, FS8, FS9, GY1, GY2, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG10, PL2, PL5. I also used a couple Copic markers to get a different skin color: E13, E21.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

When I was done coloring I added my fussy cuts and then fussy cut the whole image. I added the image to the card with foam tape. For a sentiment, stamped it on a strip of white cardstock and then notched each end.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Latte Love
Pattern Paper: Recollections - Boho Bohemiem
Spectrum Noir Markers
Cardstock: Crafter's Companion - Silver Pack

July 12, 2017

Art Impressions Hoop Art

Hello!!

Are you a fan of Art Impressions Watercolor Stamps?? Today, I have a noncard idea!! Use your stamps to create some wall decor with an embroidery hoop!! It's super easy!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started with watercolor card stock and the following AI stamps: WC SentimentsWC CatsWC Small ContainersWC Flower. To color the stamps I used Distress Markers. I lost my list of markers I used, but you can see the colors I used in the photo and can customize them to fit your decor!

When I was stamping the cat and container I used AI's stamp positioner. As I stamped the images I would also scribble the marker ink on the palette, using a paintbrush and watercolor to add color and details. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Once everything was dry I placed the inside hoop around the image and lightly traced around the outside of it. Along with this line, I used a bone folder to crease a circle. It's not going to perfect as it's hard to crease in a circle!!! I worked the paper to bend the cardstock at the crease, all the way around the circle. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I cut the paper around the circle leaving about 1/4 between the crease and edge. Then I made cuts all around the circle stopping at the crease. I added double sided tape to the outside of the inside hoop circle. I centered the image on top the hoop and pressed the tabs I cut onto the tape, working my way around the hoop, but also making sure the image stays centered in on the hoop. Last, I added the top hoop, tightening the screw at the top. 

Now you have a pretty handmade decor to add to your wall or give as a gift!!

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Dana


July 11, 2017

Crafter's Companion on HSN TODAY!

Hello!!

Crafter's Companion is on HSN TODAY!! Tons of great new products to check out!! Today, I'm sharing a card I made with Die'sire Classiques - Doily Corner die. This is just one of several different fancy corner die.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I started with a panel of watercolor cardstock and Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers. I pulled out a palette and one at a time scribbled the markers on it, spritz it with water and pressed the panel to the ink. I let each color dry, then added the next color on top. I used Orange, Scarlet, Magenta, and Evergreen.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

When the panel was dry I die cut the corner dies in each corner creating a doily square. Then I added it to an aqua card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
From the aqua cardstock, I used the Happy Birthday circle dies from Sara Davies Signature Birthday Party Collection. I cut it again from black cardstock and adhered the aqua one on top. I also added a few rhinestones around the circle. Last, I just added it on top of the doily with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

July 7, 2017

Crafter's Companion on HSN July 11th

Hello!

Crafter's Companion is on HSN next week with lots of great new products!! So get your credit card ready!! LOL!! Today, I'm showing a little peek of new Edgeable dies! These are really long dies, great for big cards or even scrapbooks pages. My card features the Thank You Very Much die.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I started with Crafter's Companion watercolor card stock and die cut the sentiment at the top, then folded it. To help the 'Very Much' part stand out I added some teal metallic cardstock under the front of the card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next, I colored a Sheena Douglass Monarch Butterfly stamp with a Spectrum Noir Aqua Marker, Slate. I also used the same color to add a few splatters. While that was drying I stamped another butterfly with the Black marker.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

After the black butterfly was dry I used Rose Pink and Teal to color the butterfly, using the water to blend the two colors together. When it was all dry I fussy cut the butterfly out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I added the butterfly to the card and then to add a little sparkle I found some light blue rhinestones that matched.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Crafter's Companion - Sheena Douglass Monarch Butterfly
Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers: Rose Pink, Teal, Slate, Black
Crafter's Companion Watercolor Cardstock

July 5, 2017

Udderly Mooovelous

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I'm on the Art Impressions blog featuring a card with the new Funny Farm clear stamps Udderly Fantastic! These new stamps are just hilarious and they have the perfect images to go with them! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle and stamped the cute cow with the coffee cup. Then I stamped the Udderly Moovelous sentiment at the top left corner. With my Spectrum Noir markers, I colored her up, using: EB1, EB5, EB6, FS6, FS8, GB8, IG4, TN1, True Black. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I picked out some pattern paper and cut it with a stitched rectangle and then added it to a white card base. I cut two pattern paper strips and added them to the card. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I added the bossy cow panel to the card with foam tape. Last I added a few enamel dots and left it there!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!! 

Dana 

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Udderly Fantastic
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants - Trend Setter
Dies: Gina Marie Designs - Stitched Rectagles