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


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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