Jan 18, 2017

{HEY THERE}


I'm loving my new stamps from {NEAT & TANGLED} and had to play with them again today.  This little cutie is from the "Better Together" stamp set.

I stamped the image onto watercolor paper and painted her with Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers.  I used the same markers to create the watercolor background.  I heat embossed the stars in white onto a die cut watercolor paper panel, then watercolored on top of them to create the night sky.


I die cut a Spellbinders frame and heat embossed it in silver embossing powder.  I backed it with the "Heart Of Gold" Nice & Neat Die, and I think it looks awesome!  I adhered everything to the panel with foam tape adhesive and added a few sequins and white ink dots to finish it off.


I'm linking up to the following challenges:

{MARKER POP} - #112 Twinkle, Twinkle
{CURTAIN CALL} - Icicle Inspiration Photo
{N&T LITTLE TANGLES} - #76 Anything Goes

 


Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Jan 14, 2017

{I Go NUTS For You}


The newest release from {NEAT & TANGLED} is so adorable, I grabbed it as soon as it was available!  This little squirrel, the hearts, and the sentiment are from the new {MY FAVORITE NUT} stamp set.  The awesome geometric heart is from the {HEART OF GOLD} stamp set.


I stamped the images in clear VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.  I then watercolors them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers and a paintbrush.  I scribbled the markers onto the background then spritzed it with water to make the colors blend.


I love it.  I hope you do, too!

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I'm linking up to the following challenges:

{N&T LITTLE TANGLES} - #76 Anything Goes


Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Jan 7, 2017

{DREAM IT then DO IT} a mixed media tag tutorial


It's been a while since I made a mixed media tag and I had so much fun making this one!  I'm hoping to make one each month this year, so stay tuned to see if it actually happens. Heh.

With a few challenges in mind, and a general idea of how I wanted the tag to look in the end, I grabbed my supplies and got to work:


I unwrapped the new-to-me "Three Artistic Butterflies" rubber stamp set from Hero Arts, then got started on the tag itself.  I used a large Ranger manila tag and painted the surface with a thin layer of white gesso paint.  I then spritzed on some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist sprays for overall color.


Once the background was dry, I inked up the butterfly stamps with a Black Soot Distress Ink marker, spritzed the inked stamp with water, and stamped it onto the card.  I used my heat gun tool to quickly dry it.  It dried in a grayish color, so I then re-stamped the images over the top in a darker black ink, slightly offset.


I then stamped the butterflies onto vellum paper, using sticky VersaMark ink, and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I trimmed around each butterfly and added some small letter stickers to each one to create the sentiment.  I then adhered the butterflies to the tag using some dimensional foam tape.


Next, I used the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to color some lace and some seam binding ribbon.  I placed white lace into a plastic bag and spritzed the color inside, with a bit of water, and squished it all around to distribute the color. Since I was going to be adding black spray to it, I did it in the bag to prevent my fingers from getting too stained.  I did not add black to the seam binding ribbon.  I then scrunched up the ribbon, while drying it with my heat tool, and set it aside.


I then gathered all of the I AM ROSES paper flowers I wanted to use and spritzed them to match the tag colors.  This is such a fun process, it's like instant art!  I set the flowers aside to dry.


Once everything was dry, it was time to assemble the tag.  I added some black Distress Ink around the edges of the tag, and also dabbed on some white gesso to the edges and onto the flowers.  I hot glued the lace and ribbon bow and the flowers to the tag and it was complete!


I love how it turned out and I think it's a perfect tag and perfect sentiment for the month of January and the new year!


  I'm linking up the following fun challenges:

{I AM ROSES} - December: Anything Goes
{A BLOG NAMED HERO} - January: New To Me


Thank you so much for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Jan 4, 2017

{Best Wishes}


I tried a new-to-me technique on this card... blending Distress Ink over a stencil.  I recently found my stencils while cleaning my craft space (woo!) and decided to use one right away.  I used the Kaisercraft Doily Template/Stencil along with pink and green Distress Inks.  I used the same pink Distress Ink to create the background paper panel, which I then spritzed with water for a bit of extra detail.


I used my new Wavy Scallop Stitches Border dies from Simon Says Stamp along with the 'Best Wishes' sentiment dies from the Cause For Celebration Die-namics by My Favorite Things.  I finished it off with some pink, green, and iridescent sequins.


I'm linking up to the following challenges:


Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

{Love You ALWAYS}


Another Valentine card using the Puppy Love stamp set from Reverse Confetti.  These puppies are just too adorable!  For this card, I've combined a sketch challenge and a color challenge.


I stamped the pups onto watercolor cardstock and painted them with Zig Clean Color watercolor markers.  I also used a Zig marker and a paintbrush to add the watercolor stripes to the background panel.  The rest of the card is finished with a bunch of Confetti Cuts dies from Reverse Confetti.



I'm linking up to the following challenges:

{REVERSE CONFETTI} - SFYTT #44
{MARKER POP} - #111 Color Challenge


Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Jan 2, 2017

A {TOASTY & WARM} Valentine

I love making Valentine cards, I think it's the warm, happy colors associated with the holiday that make it so much fun!  I'm not wasting any time getting into the Valentine spirit this year... I've put away the Christmas crafts and it's time for new holiday creating!


For this card, I grabbed a few stamp sets from {PAPER SMOOCHES} and created a sweet little love scene... between two pieces of buttered toast.  Because what says LOVE better than warm buttered toast?  Nothing, that's what.

I stamped the bread slices and smiley faces from the {MARKET FRESH} stamp set and watercolored them with Distress Ink markers.  I then stamped my own sentiment using the individual letters from the {GRAFFITI} alphabet stamp set.  I paper-pieced a few of the open spaces in the letters with coordinating patterned paper.  The '&' is cut from a My Favorite Things alpha die set.


I also cut two {FRINGE 2} dies from the matching paper, used a zig zag border die on the ends, curled the fringe slightly, and layered them underneath the main panel, which is popped up on dimensional adhesive.

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I'm linking up to the following challenges:

{PAPER SMOOCHES} - January 'Cozy' Inspiration


Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Dec 23, 2016

{JOY}

This might be my favorite Christmas card I've made to date:


I had an idea in mind when I sat down to make it, and I started putting it together by laying out all of the dies I wanted to use and layering them up.  I then die cut all of the pieces and put it all together.

The only stamped images on this card are the red flowers, which are from Concord & 9th's Wildflower stamp set. I heat embossed them in white on red cardstock and layered them to look like a poinsettia.  All of the other elements are die cuts.


The rest of the dies are from My Favorite Things:  blueprints sets, borders, circles, snowflakes, alphabet.   There are a few dies from CC Designs and Reverse Confetti thrown in as well.  I think it turned out super cute and super festive!


I'm linking up to the current MFT Card Challenge Sketch 312

Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Dec 18, 2016

{WARM WINTER WISHES}

Do you ever have those moments when an idea for card pops into your head and you just have to sit down right that second to create it?  And then to have it actually turn out the way you planned?  That's the best part... it doesn't always end up that way for me, it sometimes ends up in the trash. haha

I started by stamping the sentiment with Concord & 9th's 'Sophisticated Script' set in VersaMark ink, onto a watercolor paper panel, then heat embossing it with white embossing powder.  Once that was set, I stamped two sizes of flowers from the 'Wildflower' set the same way and heat embossed them as well.


I then used two blue Distress Ink colors and blended them onto the panel, keeping the center lighter and the edges darker.  I then flicked on some water drops and patted them up with a paper towel to create a snowy, wintry look.  I finished off the card by adhering iridescent sequins to the middles of the large flowers.


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Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Dec 16, 2016

{A Cheeky Li'l Christmas GIFT BAG}



Oh, this monkey... I love him.

This stamp set is "Monkey Business" from Reverse Confetti and I love how it can be used for any holiday or celebration that calls for a cheeky little monkey on a pile of presents! 



I stamped the images in Memento black ink and colored them with Copic markers and added a few highlights with a white ink pen. I then cut them out using the coordinating Confetti Cuts dies.


I added a couple of die-cut snowflakes (with button centers) to make this more of a Christmas/Winter card, but without them, it could be an anytime card... I love these reds, pinks, and greens together. So cheery!  I stamped stripes onto the background panel then die-cut it from a stitched scallop rectangle from My Favorite Things.  I placed the panel onto a paper bag, used a border punch on the top, folded it over and tied it with a big shiny red bow.


I'm linking up to the following fun challenges:

{REVERSE CONFETTI} - SFYTT #43
{COLOR THROWDOWN} - ctd #423
{MARKER POP} - Winter #110


Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose