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

Purple, Orange and Green - Oh My!

Hello crafters,

Today I am bringing you another card today that involves lots of different products / challenges. This card will be submitted to the following Challenge sites:

My Favorite Things - Color Challenge, D.R.S Designs Challenge, Mojo Monday - Sketch Challenge, and Lawnscapping - #138 Challenge.





 Lawnscapping #138


MFT- Color Challenge



 D.R.S. Design Challenge


Mojo Monday's Card Sketch involved a square card. I'm not used to working with a square card but I'm sure glad that I tried it! I knew exactly which MFT Pure Innocent girl I wanted to use. However, I don't know the name of the set. I ended up picking this set up on Clearance Rack at a local Craft Store but it was out of the package. If anyone knows the name of this My Favorite Stamp Set I would love to know. 

Any who, let's check out the card I created. 

Girl in Witch Hat - Have a Boo-tiful Day, My Favorite Things


Supplies are as follows:
Paper: DCWV 12x12 - Eek-a-boo;  Recollections 85lb Cardstock and 110 lb
Stamps: My Favorite Things -?, Lawn Fawn - Monster Mash,  Hampton Art-SC0661
Inks (stamping): Lawn Fawn - Sugar Plum, Memento - Tuxedo Black and Cottage Ivy,
Embossing Powder: Whispers - Holographic Clear  Embossing Tool: Recollections
Inks (background): Memento - Tangelo
Copic Colors: YR02, YR04, YR21, G07, G09, V25, V09, Y28, C5, C7, E31, E33, R85, E15
Pens/ Markers, GellyRoll - Clear Stardust and Black Glaze, Momento - Tuxedo Black. 
Sequins: Craftin Desert Divas- Trick or Treat
Ribbon: Celebrate It - Green
Dies: We R Memory Keepers - 21 Nested Circles, Spellbinders - Classic Scalloped Circle
Die Cutting Machine: BigShot
Adhesive: Scotch -Foam and ATG, Ranger - Glossy Accents
Stash: Various Acrylic Blocks


Thanks for stopping by,

-Nikita

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Great Card Challenge Mash Up

Hello my lovelies,

Today I am sharing with you a great Halloween Card that involves various Card Challenges brought to you by some of my favorite companies / shops.

My Favorite Things: Weekly Sketch Challenge and Color Challenge, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, DRS Thursday Challenge, and Papersmooches Challenge.


 Papersmooches Blog


 D.R.S. Design Challenge


 MFT: Sketch Challenge





Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog


I really how the MFT Color Combination played so well with the Halloween Challenge by D.R.S Designs. The hardest part was glueing that thin piece of green fun foam. My go-to adhesive just wasn't working. lol  
  The Great Card Challenge Mash Up, Paper Smooches, Pink Paislee


I want to let you in on a secret, .......that watercolor paper was from the Creatology which you can find at Michael's Arts and Crafts. I knew I needed to use the colors green, purple, and orange. I just wasn't sure how the various colors would play with each other. So instead of using my prime watercolor, I used the less expensive paper to do my experiments on instead. lol

Supplies are as follows:
Paper: Creatology Watercolor, Recollections 85lb Cardstock and 110 lb.
Stamps: Papersmooches-Chubby Chums, Pink Paislee- Phantom, Hampton Art-SC0661
Inks (stamping): Lawn Fawn - Sugar Plum and Manatee, Memento - Tuxedo Black and Tangelo, Colorbox Pigment Ink - Fresh Green 
Embossing Powder: Recollections - Clear  Embossing Tool: Recollections
Inks (background): Lawn Fawn - Sugarplum and Jalapano, Tim Holtz: Distress- Dusty Concord and Mowed Lawn
Copic Colors: YR02, YR04, YR21, YR24, E39
Spectrum Noir: BG2 and Blender
Dies: We R Memory Keepers - 21 Nested Circles  Die Cutting Machine: BigShot
Adhesive: Scotch -Quick-dry and ATG.


I would love to know what you think. :)

Stay crafty my friends,

~Nikki

Friday, May 13, 2016

A Critter-ly Challenge! Host by Lawn Fawn

Hello Crafty friends,

Nikki here with a quick blog post. I know, I haven't been active on here but that doesn't mean I haven't been active in my crafty space! ;) I made a cute and non-traditional Mother's Day card for my grandmother. (I unfortunately had to work on Mother's Day so I couldn't see her but was able to send her this card at least. :) )


I was inspired to do this card by the Lawnscaping Challenge - Critters and the Paper Smooches Challenge - Rainbow.


Critter-ly Challenge - Lawn Fawn, Tim Holtz Distress Inks


The sunset was created using Tim Holtz's Distress Inks, in the colors Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, and Barn Door. The dirt was made with Distress Inks, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo. Lastly, the grass area was inked with Lawn Fawn's Freshly Cut Grass and Noble Fir. To slightly tone down and tie in with the earthy browns of the dirt,  Frayed Burlap Distress Ink was added to the edge and randomly on the grass layer. 


The dirt and grass hill were cut using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Boarder Dies which really gave depth to the images. The grass layer was attached to the card using Scotch 3-D Foam Tape. I added the grass blades in Vintage Photo and Freshly Cut Grass which added some texture to the ground. 

Critter-ly Challenge Close Up - Lawn Fawn, Tim Holtz Distress Inks

I used Critters on the Savanna for all the main images of this card. Smitty and Claire's ABCs were used to make my own sentiment. 


Stay Crafty My Friends,


~Nikki