Monday, February 29, 2016

TE Sneak Peeks: Forever and ever and ever and... never

Hello everyone!

It is almost the start of a new month which means it is just about time for another fabulous release from Taylored Expressions (this Thursday). I'm excited to play along with the sneak peeks this week and feature a few of the stamp sets that include some of my illustrating work.

For today I made a card with the not so blissfully wedded couple from the new Mr. and Mrs. Grumplings stamp set. Hee hee.


I stamped the couple on white cardstock and colored with Copic makers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and them added a bit of sparkle with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen. For even more sparkle I coated the bride's tiara with Glossy Accents and then dusted with glitter.

Behind the couple I added a layer of designer paper cut out with the Heart Stacklets Dies. I didn't have the perfect matching designer paper so I added a grey wash to a piece of watercolor paper and once dry spritzed with a Distress Marker. For embellishment I added a few sequins and a couple of flags cut from Earl Grey cardstock.


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!


Thank you for visiting! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

TE Release Day: Wishes on a Wire

Hello everyone!

Today is release day at Taylored Expressions and there are oodles of fabulous new products. Today I wanted to use the latest addition to the Wishes on a Wire line, St. Paddy's Day, to create a card with a whole lot of green. The color... not money.


I stamped the image in black and colored with Copic markers. I added some Glossy Accents and Glitter to the rainbow. I trimmed to size and rounded the corners. Behind the main image I added a panel I embossed with the Lots of Dots embossing folder and some patterned paper. I finished the card with a little layered flower that I cut from felt and embellished with jute and a big brad.


Thanks for visiting! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers! Below you will find details on the supplies I used on the above projects.

Recipe:
Stamps: Wishes on a Wire - St. Paddy's Day (Taylored Expressions). 
Paper: Sugar Cube and Potato Chip (Taylored Expressions) Build a Scene Paper Pack (Taylored Expressions). 
Ink: Memento tuxedo Black, Copic Markers. 
Accessories: Lots of Dots embossing folder, Mini Bloomers dies, and felt (Taylored Expressions), jute (May Arts), brad (SU!), Glossy Accents and glitter (Ranger), foam tape.

Monday, February 1, 2016

TE Sneak Peeks: If Bunnies Could Talk

Hello! I took a little vacation from blogging the last month and a half while moving to a new home. I’m happy to say the move is done and I have my craft area back up and running. Although it is in a completely different configuration so I have a bit of work remembering where I put everything. Lol.

Happily I found some time to play along with the Taylored Expressions release this month. I used a couple of my favorite illustrations for this first card: a sweet bunny featuring the very upset scowl image from the new If Bunnies Could Talk stamp set. The set includes a variety of different face images so the bunny can be customized for a variety of situations. There is also a backside image of the bunny… perfect for making spinner cards.


When I illustrate sets I sometimes include sentiment ideas. Yeah, I was ‘delighted’ to see this one make it into the set. Ha ha ha. Poor poor bunny.

For my card I kept the layout very simple and just added a few pops of color here and there with the watercolored background and the colorful eggs.


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win

Thank you for visiting! Below is a list of  ingredients used to make the above card. Most items can be found in the Taylored Expressions store. If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!

Recipe:
Stamps: If Bunnies Could Talk (Taylored Expressions).
Paper: watercolor (Ranger), Sugar Cube and Toffee (Taylored Expressions).
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Memento tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Zig Clean Color Brush Markers.
Accessories: enamel dots, foam tape.