Sunday, June 11, 2017

Blue Monochromatic Christmas Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

Do you ever make a card, mixed media project, art journaling page, scrapbook layout or any other crafty project that seem to just exceed your expectations?

I must admit that is how I felt when I stood back and admired my blue Monochromatic Christmas card that I am entering into Merry Monday Christmas Challenge and the LAST Mojo Monday sketch challenge. (I am so sad to hear that Mojo Monday is closing it's site but I understand that Julie must do what's right for her and her family. I wish her nothing but the best.)

I wanted to walk you through how to make this card. This quick card can be done easily in 20 minutes. Building up the background is the longest part! Check the bottom of the post to see the completed card!

First take a piece of white card stack, grab your distress inks and blending tool(s). I initially used Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire. I felt that the Tumbled Glass was a little to bright for what I was going and decided to go over it with Weathered Wood. 



Monochromatic Blue Distress Inked Background

Next I took a spray bottle with some water to emulate big puffy snowflakes falling in my winer sky.
Monochromatic Blue Distress Inked Sprayed Background

I cut another piece of white card stock using rectangle die by Lawn Fawn. I used the exact same colors of Distress Inks making sure it lined up with the already existing colors. I decided not to use water spray on this piece. By doing this and edging the piece in Chipped Sapphire, it made the piece stand out more.    


Monochromatic Blue Christmas Presents

I used the present image from Tim Holtz: Blueprint Assortment Stamp Set and colored it in with Copic Markers. The sentiment is from a Recollections Stamp Set that I'm calling "Sassy Sentiments." Unfortunately, Michael's doesn't name their sets on their packaging. So I named, lol! >_<  It was a seasonal item a few years back. 

I used 4 strips of patterned paper from the a Retired DCWV Matstack. Then it was just a matter of gluing all the elements together!


Monochromatic Blue Sassy Christmas

I am entering this card into the:

Mojo Monday: 500th Sketch

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: Monochromatic Blue
heARTful Stamping Challenge: Masculine + Stamp
Creative Ladybirds Creations: Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Craft Challenge: Monthly - Anything Goes



Mojo Monday's 500th Card SketchMerry Monday: Monochromatic Blue Challenge


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Xoxo,


Brown Sugar



Supplies are as follows:
Paper: Recollections: 65 lbs and 110 lbs White Cardstock, DCWV: The Winter Matstack (Retired)
Stamps: Tim Holtz: Blueprint Assortment, Recollections: "Sassy Sentiments" (Retired) 
Inks (stamping): Memento: Tuxedo Black
Inks (background): Tim Holtz - Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire
Inks (sentiment): Heidi Swapp: Navy (Retired)
Copic Markers: B21, B23, B24
Die: Lawn Fawn: 4 Bar Dies - Small 2.
Tools:  Tim Holtz: Mini Distress Tool and Foam Replacements, BigShot Die-cutting Machine, Fiskars: 12 Inch SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer and TripleTrack High Profile Replacement Blades Cut/Score, Style I, Recollections: Bone folder 
Adhesive: Scotch: Quick Drying Tacky Glue and ATG

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Watercoloring with Hero Arts

Hey fellow crafters,

How are we doing this fine day?


I am here to bring you a great One Layer-esque Card. All stamps are from Hero Arts. I like the sliver of blue showing on the outside of the card it's just enough to tie back into bird.  


I used all Distress Inks to stamp the layered images and the frame. Then I would take a water-brush and soften out each layer to give it a more watercolored feel. This card could be made 15 minutes or less. Just use a heating tool in between the layers. I decided to let each layer air dry. 



Watercolor Bird in Frame, Hero Arts

I am really pleased by how it turned out. :)

I am entering this card into the:


A Blog Named Hero: Monthly Challenge - Watercolor

Fairy Tale Challenge: - Things with Wings
Try It Out Tuesday Challenge: Feathered Friends
heARTful Stamping Challenge: Anything Goes + Stamp
Creative Ladybirds Creations: Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Craft Challenge: Monthly - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Challenge: Monthly - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: Anything Goes


HeroArts_watercoloring.jpg


Thank you for checking out the blog. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram @IwannaStampRightNow and Twitter @StampRightNow


Xoxo,


Brown Sugar



Supplies are as follows:
Paper: Strathmore 300: Smooth Bristol, Recollections: 110 lbs Blue Cardstock 
Stamps: Hero Arts: Color Layering Bird & Branch and Stitched Frame
Inks (stamping): Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Gathered Twigs, Black Soot, and Rusty Hinge
Inks (background): Distress Inks: Cracked Pistachio, Crushed Olive, Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon
Inks (sentiment): VersaFine: Vintage Sepia
Tools: Niji: Water-brush, Fiskars: 12 Inch SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer and TripleTrack High Profile Replacement Blades Cut/Score, Style I, Recollections: Bone folder 
Adhesive: Scotch: Quick Drying Tacky Glue and ATG

Monday, May 29, 2017

Paper Smooches - May Challenge: Flowers

Hey crafty friends,

I hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend. Today's forecast is all about clouds and rain but at least the weekend was nice! 


I have a great 10 minutes or less card for you today. A few outline stamps, a bold sentiment and two pattern papers is all you really need.






I am submitting this card into Paper Smooches: May Challenge which is Flowers. I got the layout idea from the Kraftin' Kimmie Monthly Sketch Challenge.



Vintage Happy Birthday, Paper Smooches

With simple and fast cards like this, the little details can make a big impact. I decided to add a pink center to certain flowers while adding shimmer to others. In order to make that sparkle shine even more, I covered it with Glossy Accents.


Vintage Happy Birthday Close Up, Paper Smooches

I tied in the the pink centers by adding it to the heart on the second flower image and covered that in Glossy Accents as while. 




I am also submitting this card to the following challenges:


heARTful Stamping Challenge: Anything Goes + Stamp
Creative Ladybirds Creations: Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Craft Challenge: Monthly - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Challenge: Monthly - Anything Goes
Crafty Cats: Anything Goes


Thank you so much for for stopping by my blog. Come follow me on Twitter @StampRightNow and Instagram: @IwannaStampRightNow

Until next time crafters,

Brown Sugar


Supplies are as follows:
Paper: Recollections: 110 lb. Cream Cardstock, DCWV: The Garden Tea Party Stack (Retired)
Stamps: Paper Smooches: Friendly Flowers, Hampton Art: SC0642 "Timeless Sayings" (Retired)
Die: My Favorite Things: Die-namics Blueprint 13  
Inks (stamping): Memento Luxe: Rich Cocoa
Inks (blending): Rubber Stampede: Wheat
Marker: Spectrum Noir: PP3
Embellishments: Spectrum Noir: Sparkle - Crystal Clear, Ranger: Glossy Accents 
Tools: Imagine Crafts: Sponge Daubers, Fiskars: 12 Inch SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer and TripleTrack High Profile Replacement Blades Cut/Score, Style I, Recollections: Bone folder 
Adhesive: Scotch: Quick Drying Tacky Glue and ATG, 3M: Foam Tape

Saturday, May 20, 2017

#CardChallengeMashUp Number 1

Hello my fellow crafters,

Can you believe we are almost half way through 2017!!!! *o*

I hope this year has been going well for you. As for myself? I've been plagued with some health issues. I won't bore you with all the details but it's been a hard 6+ months for me. I am starting to feel like my normal self one day at a time which means I am finally getting back into crafting and creating. At least I had to YouTube to fill my crafting hunger! :)

Since, I had so much time on my hands I decided to check out some great craft and card challenges online. I made a document that broke down monthly and day specific challenges. Along with the rules and key things to know about each challenge. All these awesome challenges out there got my wheels spinning.


Why not create a personal challenge for myself to combine 3 challenges in ONE card project. I'm calling it the Card Challenge Mash Up!


Using the List Randomizer (containing Monthly Challenges) from Random.org the Top 2* will be combined with One other Challenge. I personally created another separate list that was entered into Random.org.  *If two of the challenges are company specific as the focus, run the randomizer again until you get a non-company specific challenge.


List Randomizer Picked the Following: Scrapper's Delight Challenge, Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge and Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge


Scrapper's Delight Challenge: Anything Goes

Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge: Ribbon or Lace
Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge: Home Sweet Home


Here is what I made for my FIRST Card Challenge Mash Up



Card Challenge Mash Up #1, Scrapper's Delight


Card Challenge Mash Up #1 Close Up, Scrapper's Delight


This "masculine" feeling card took less than 15 minutes to put together! I used a FREE** digital stamp from Scrapper's Delight. I colored the digital image using my Prismacolor colored pencils. The patterned paper came from My Mind's Eye. I used a small geometric stamp for Simon Says Stamp, Birthday Bits stamp set. The Sentiment is from My Favorite Things. **Digital Stamp was free at the time of this post


I will also be entering this card into Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge.


heARTful Stamping Challenge: Anything Goes + Stamp
Creative Ladybirds Creations: Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Craft Challenge: Monthly - Anything Goes

Love to Scrap Challenge: Monthly - Anything Goes

If you'd like to join me in my crafting challenge fell free to use the #cardchallengemashup on your Social Media accounts and please link back to this post if you are posting on your blog. Fell free to drop a comment if you decided to participate as well. I'd love to see what you came up with.

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Until next time crafters,

Brown Sugar


Supplies are as follows:
Paper: Recollections: 110 lb. Cream Cardstock, Canson - XL Watercolor, My Mind's Eye - Remarkable (Retired)
Stamps: Scrapper's Delight - Key Bunch, Simon Says Stamp - Birthday Bits, My Favorite Things - No Place Like Home 
Inks (stamping): Memento - Cottage Ivy, Heidi Swap - Coral (Retired), Simon Says Stamps - Surf Blue, Colorbox - Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink
Inks (watercolor): Tim Holtz - Tumbled Glass
Inks (blending): Tim Holtz - Antique Linen
Prismacolored Pencils: Chestnut, Moss Green, Bronze, 70% French Grey, Sepia, Colorless
Tools: Tim Holtz - Round Blending Tool and Blending Foam, Recollections - Bone Folder, Acrylic Stamp Blocks, X-Acto Knife
Ribbon: Spoolo - Brown
Adhesive: Scotch - ATG

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Thanks a Bunch...for small stamps!

Hi Crafty Friends,

Sometimes, a card doesn't need a big focal image to be impactful. Sometimes, the small images on a stamp sets is all that you need. That's what I did on this card using Paper Smooches, Friendly Flowers. I rounded up 6 small stamps to create my own patterned paper which I always enjoy because I get the freedom to make what I know I will use!


Thanks a Bunch - For Small Stamps_Paper Smooches_Lawn FawnThanks a Bunch - For Small Stamps_Close Up


The simple outline on the images combined with a solid blue rectangle with rounded edges set off the large patterned banner. I simple sentiment gets straight to the point.

I used the same small images on the inside of the card to tie the front of the card to the inside.

I am entering this card into the My Favorite Things: Sketch Challenge, Color Throw Down: Color Challenge, Crafty Sentiments Challenge: Anything Goes, Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge,  and Paper Smooches: Monthly Challenge.


 Paper Smooches ChallengeSimon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog
 Crafty Sentiments Challenge
 Color Throw Down Challenge
 My Favorite Things Challeneges


Supplies are as follows:
Paper: Recollections: 65lb. White Cardstock and 110 lb. White Cardstock.
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Friendly Flowers, Lawn Fawn: Critters In The Jungle
Inks (stamping): Memento - Bamboo Leaves, VersaMark.
Inks (blending): Memento - Bamboo Leaves, Stampin' Up - Ballet Blue
Tools: Tim Holtz - Round Blending Tool and Blending Foam; Embossing Bag
Embossing Powder: Recollections - Snow (White); Embossing Tool: Recollections
Dies: My Favorite Things - Blueprints 30  Die Cutting Machine: BigShot
Adhesive: Scotch -Quick-dry and ATG; 3M Foam Tape

Stay crafty my friends,

~Nikita

Animal Magic Challenge

Hi Crafters,

With life continually throwing me curve balls. It's been hard to craft. I have recently had to move and I wasn't able to take NEARLY as much supplies as I would've liked to. I tried to focus on those stamp  sets that were pretty universal. I had lost my crafty mojo dealing with life.

I recently started to look back into craft challenges, which is always a good way to get those creative juices flowing again. I was able to get back into crafty things, thanks to this cute little card using the Wild Thang stamp set from Tiddly Inks.


Animal Magic, Tiddly InksAnimal Magic Challenge_Close Up, Tiddly Inks


Look at this cute little guy (or gal!)

I used Copic Markers to color him in, white pigment ink to stamp the foot prints, and set all the layers off using gold embossing power. I used the Copic Marker in YG17 to color my pearl embellishments. That's a great tip if you don't have pearls or sequins in a color you need. Just color them up using alcohol markers, make sure that you are using a clear or simi-clear base to start with.

I am entering this card into the Crafty Sentiments Challenge: Anything Goes, Tiddly Inks Challenge: Animal Magic, Mojo Monday: 487 Card Sketch, and The Daily Marker: 30 Day Color Challenge #7.


30 Day Color Challenge #7


 Crafty Sentiments Challenge


 Mojo Monday



Supplies are as follows:
Paper: Spectrum Nior: Ultra Smooth Premium 100 lb. White Cardstock; Recollections: 85lb Kraft Cardstock and 110 lb. White Cardstock.
Stamps: Tiddly Inks: Wild Thang.
Inks (stamping): Memento - Tuxedo Black, Memento Luxe Ink - Wedding Dress; VersaMark.
Embossing Powder: Recollections - Gold; Embossing Tool: Recollections
Embellishments: Recollections - Pearls
Copic Colors: Y11, YG11, YG06, YG17, G24, W3, YR21, YR24, E31, E33, R85, E37, E39, B00, B02, C1, C3
Dies: We R Memory Keepers - 21 Nested Circles  Die Cutting Machine: BigShot
Adhesive: Scotch -Quick-dry and ATG; 3M Foam Tape.

Thanks for stopping by!
~Nikita

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Don't Mess With This Witch!!

Hello everyone!,

I hope you were able to enjoy Columbus Day and if you were anywhere near the path of Hurricane Matthew - I hope you and your family are all safe!

I actually had to work over the holiday but I have been working on this card for a few days and was now able to show you it. I'm so proud of how this card turned out. This was my first really time working with digital image that was more than just a practice sheet.


Bad Ass Witch_KennyK digi stamps


I used the digi stamps in Adobe Photoshop and sized the feisty witch to fit into an A2 sized card. I used copic markers to color the witch. I printed the exact same witch into a piece of copy paper to create a mask. I then proceeded to mask her off and sponged in halloween colored background using Distress inks. I added some orange stamped bats and purple splatter. As an added touch a added black / white Gelly Rollz pen to her eyes

I am also entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge, DRS Designs Challenge, My Favorite Things: Color Challenge, (Club) KennyK: 31 Days of Halloween Challenge. 

 Color Challenge


 DRS Designs
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thank you for stopping by,

~Nikki