Monday, March 19, 2018

Special Peek A Boo Birthday Wishes, Margie

This peek-a-book birthday card uses one of the hummingbirds from Hummingbird Thanks by Pretty Pnk Posh--also dewdrops and marshmallow sequins are from PPP.  The card front is an embossed stencil (Deco Wallpaper) by AlteNew, and the roses are from Vintage Rose stampset, also AlteNew. The Birthday sentiment is from the "Iris" stampset by Memory Box.  The hummer is painted with Ken Oliver Metallic Crafts inks.

Daffodil Sprite

This is the Aurora Wings Daffodil Sprite  Birthday Easel Card
Daffodils are the flower for March birthdays. The legend comes from Mythology in ancient Greece  where a man by the name of Narcissus looked at himself constantly and was obsessed with himself.  When he was looking at his reflection in a pool of water, he fell in and drowned.  The story is that from the grave a flower grew and it was called a Narcissus--but today known as the Daffodil.  This flower stands for beauty and love, and is a flower of hope and springtime.
The Sprite is colored with Prismacolor Pencils, touched with glitter pens, Wink of Stella and White Posca pen.  The background stamp is Kaisercraft Clear Stamp --script, stamped in tip top taupe on crumb cake paper, mounted on so saffron matting over chocolate chip (all papers from SU)  The sentiment stamp is punched and edged with walnut stain distress ink and is from a flower set from one of Gina K's stamp tv kits.

Aurora Wings Sprite Delight V

My favorite time of year is when Aurora Wings' adorable Sprites begin to play.  This is the fifth of the 2018 Sprite Delight series.  

 SO !!!! C E L E B R A T E!!  
This New Challenge #65----is also the 4th Anniversary of AWCB.  Are you READY?  All prizes will be doubled---TWO  Artist Choice Awards, TWO Random Winners and TOP SIX---instead of Top 3.  Find all the Sprites at The Aurora Wings DIGI SHOP and join in the fun!

Aurora Wings The Lilac Sprite
The Lilac Sprite is the free Sprite with this challenge.  I am thrilled to share the shaker card that I created with her.  You'll find glitz and glimmer, feathers and photographs in this 4.25 x 5.5 card.  

The sentiment tucked behind the frame reads, 

"I hope you're my friend forever, because that is how long I'm going to need you." 

Image detail
Colored in Prismacolor Pencils, and Fantasia Watercolor Pencils
Accented with Wink of Stella, Stickles and Glitter Gel Pens.
--sequins, rhinestones, feathers and 3D crystal Glaze, 
and a photograph of lilacs in bloom.

 Lilacs symbolize new (or first) love and they come in many colors, white, pink, red, lavender and blue.  White lilacs symbolize youthful innocence and purity, blue--happiness and tranquility, magenta--love and passion, and lavender---first love.  Lilacs have long been associated with Easter, probably because they are among the first flowers of spring, and celebrate newness.  But sometimes lavendar lilacs are mournful, too.  This is probably reflecting the mood of the famous poem about Lilacs by Walt Whitman,
"When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Double Rotated Stenciling

This is card of the new Alte New stencils called Wallpaper.  It is stenciled in worn lipstick Distress Oxide and Unicorn White Pigment ink for the second layer.  The diecuts are from S U heart set (2 vellum stacked hearts), a Marianne Creatables leaf set (cut from white glitter paper), and a Memory Box Botanical Stem die. The sentiment Stamp is from Gina K.

Below is the same stenciling technique inspired by Jennifer McGuire with the leaves Alte New stencil.

Aurora Wings--the Unicorn Sprite


 This playful little Unicorn was created by Mitzi-Sato-Wiuff and is called the Unicorn Sprite--available HERE.  I created the clouds and double rainbow sky in Photoshop.  I brought the Sprite onto it, and then I extracted just the white sprite herself (taking the background of area around the graphic leaving only the sky created in Photoshop).  
Then I colored the Sprite with Gel Glitter Pens, Prismacolor Pencils, White Poca Pen, and (skin) copics.  I added sticker holographic star borders, that I get from Pop Ups Etc,  and pearls and rhinestones.  I  created the stopper area  out of the large word "Believe" which is a Cheery Lynn word die.  That was cut and stacked four times in white and one time in black glitter paper.  This is an Easel Card; the message part of the inside reads  "Where there is Joy, Laughter and Magic, Unicorns Can be found" 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Papers N Pixels Monthly Club Meeting

In our monthly Papers N Pixels Club meeting, Stampin Up Demonstrator Kathy Legan helped us create two great cards.  Using Stampin Up's cut Barn Door Stamp and Die Set we made sliders with various sentiments and decorations in them, experimented with the new 3D embossing folder with woodgrains--- and used the gorgeous foiled designer paper with one of the Balloon and word dies from SU to create a birthday card. 

Our Sun City paper (and pixel) crafters meet on the 3rd Thursday each month at the Sun  City Mesquite Craft Room.  Every meeting contains demonstrations and make-it-and-take-it workshops for the members.  

Pull Up Surprise--Favors and Fun.

I made these little secret pull up treats for my Red Hatters for their luncheon  Tuesday..  They turned out   SO CUTE.  Sentiment in Photoshop.

And these are  Safe_T_Pop Bunnies that were favors along with chocolate Easter Eggs too. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Thank You Fancy Fold

This fancy fold (double W) was created on black cardstock and uses DP from Stacked with love, the Stamps from SU Avant Garden and SU Lotus Blossom, and the SU 3D EF Leaves.  It is accented with rhinestones and Tonic glitter drops.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Starry--Dreams and Goals

Dreams Don't work---Unless You Do!

For one of the brightest stars in our world.  This is a card to wish DGD well on her second Quarter Final Exams at UCSB.  It is created with Penny Black's "Starry" Die (by Creative Dies), the star dieset by SU.  Sentiments are created in Photoshop for the card and sapphire faceted foil backs the diecut and stars.  Fonts are "Hawaii Lover" and Bonheur Royale. The gold foil star is covered with sequins using the "Sparkle Dot Patterns" stamp from Pretty Pink Posh.

Stay Focused--Go after your Dreams and Keep your goals in sight!
Good Luck on your Finals.

Gift card envelope---We Are Memory Keepers envelope maker

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Thanks ---for all

Fun new---and customized techniques.  The new Altenew Leaves stencil was double stenciled and offset with cucumber crush ink and white pigment ink.  The thanks die (Honeybee) and stamp (Avery Elle) Sentiment stamp group are popped up off the stenciling.

The hummingbird and top "thanks" die cut are painted with Ken Oliver Metallic paints.  The Vintage Rose is an Alte New Stamp and the leaves are from a Polish company dieset (discontinued).  See more detail HERE

The same Pretty Pink Posh Hummingbird Thanks stamp and dies are on the front of this acetate front side-fold card.  Behind the acetate is a personal note of thanks.  Distress Oxide and Glaze The background here is Glazed Distress Oxide from a recent tutorial by Jennifer McQuire.  The distressed oxide (on Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks paper) is glazed with Judikins Microglaze.