Under The Weather?

Today's project is an entry into Ellen Hutson's Pin Sights Challenge!  The inspiration images are beautiful!  For my project, I used several Essentials by Ellen sets...

  • All Inside (the cute bear image with the arms cut out)
  • Bear Ware (the umbrella)
  • Wonky Backgrounds (the grass)
  • Warm Fuzzies (the sentiment)

Under the weather 4.30.17

To start, I used a Clarity Stencil brush to lay down a small area of purple ink and stamped a bit of grass on the bottom edge.  The bear and umbrella images were stamped, colored with copics and cut out using the matching dies.  The umbrella also has a layer of glossy accents for some shine. The sentiment is white heat embossed on black cardstock, with and inside sentiment "Feel Better Soon."  

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


12 Giftable Tags of Christmas 2017 #1

Hello all

Today's project is my first Christmas Tag for 2017.  Each year I make multiple tags to give to family, friends and co-workers as Christmas gifts.  The cute snowman stamp is from Art Impressions called Snowman Shaker.  He is colored with copics and mounted on a red tag stamped with a distressed brick background stamp.  I colored the snowman some time ago during Kathy Rac's 30 Day Coloring Challenge last fall.  

 

Santa Tags 4.25.17

 

Thanks for stopping by and happy inklings!

Trish

 


12 Giftable Tags of Christmas 2016 #10

Hello all!  Hope you, your family and friends had a wonderful Christmas!  

I have one more Christmas tag to share with you that I started during Kathyrac's last 30 Day Coloring Challenge finished a few weeks ago.   The tag is die cut from Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Tags.  I first put a layer of distress ink then, over top of that, used a striped stencil to add more color.  Next I colored some white card stock with several green copic markers to create an ombre effect and die cut the joy using the Lawn Fawn Scripty Joy die.  I added some sparkle with clear Wink of Stella then a layer of glossy accents and adhered to the tag with another joy behind it cut from white card stock.  

 

Joy 12.26.16

This tag will be entered in the Simon Says Make It Sparkle Challenge.  

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish

 


12 Giftable Tags of Christmas 2016 #9

Hello all!

Today I have another Christmas tag featuring Mama Elephant Reindeer Games!    This tag was super simple...first, I cut the tag from kraft card stock with the Lawn Fawn Tag You're It die.  The scene was stamped with versamark ink and white heat embossed.  I did just a bit of coloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.    

 

Reindeer Games 12.12.16

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


12 Giftable Tags of Christmas 2016 #8

Hello all!  I've been so engrossed in Kathyrac's 30 Day Coloring Challenge that I have not taken time to post my latest tag!  The tag is heavily inspired by Jennifer McGuire in her post HERE on sentiment backgrounds.  The tag features two Simon Says Stamp sets - Gifts of Love and Holiday Hellos.   The tags are cut from Smooth Bristol paper using the Simon Says Stamp Large Tag Die.  Then, I stamped the gift stamp from SSS Gifts of Love on the tags and also stamped and prepared a mask using a post-it pad.  The gifts are colored with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and then masked off.   Next, the sentiment was stamped repeatedly to create the background.    

These were fun and easy to make - thanks Jennifer!

 

Seasons Greetings 11.15.16

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


12 Giftable Tags of Christmas 2016 #7

Hello all!  Today's project is an entry in Where Creativity Meets C9 Watercolor Challenge.   My project uses the Concord & 9th O Christmas Tree Stamp Set.  Love the images and sentiments in this set.  

 

I started with a tag cut using the Lawn Fawn Circle Tag set from watercolor cardstock.  Next, the tree images were stamped using Tim Holtz Distress Ink and smooshed with a damp paint brush.  I used the same ink to add some splatters.  The sentiment and some tree decorations were heat embossed with gold embossing powder. 

 

Merry Christmas 10.29.16

This project will also be entered in Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


12 Giftable Tags of Christmas 2016 #6

Hello all!  Back with another Christmas Tag!  This one features WPlus9 Friends For All Seasons - Fall.  The cute bear with the scarf looked pretty holiday-ish to me so why not?  The little guy is colored with copics, cut out with the matching die and popped up with foam tape.  The sentiment, from the Simon Says Stamp Happy set, is stamped and white cardstock and is a little base for the bear.  The tag is cut with the largest ofWPlus9 Timeless Tag dies.  

 

Happy Holidays Bear 10.26.16

This project will be entered in the Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings.  

Trish


Double Partial Die Cutting

Hello all!  I don't do this technique very often but I love it!   The double partial die cutting is easy once you do it a few times.   This project features the Essentials By Ellen All Inside and the coordinating die.  The bear is colored with copics and the sunshine sentiment is also colored a "sunshine yellow."  The little guy is so cute and the die cuts out his hands so he can hold all kinds of things!  

The sun rays in the die cut window were created using the My Favorite Things Sun Ray stencil some ink blending with distress inks.

Sunshine 10.11.16

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish

 

 


12 Giftable Tags of Christmas 2016 #5

Hello all!  Back today with another Christmas Tag for my 12 Giftable Tags of Christmas series.  This one is super simple.  The tag base is cut from Bristol Smooth paper with the Lawn Fawn Circle Tag die.  Next, I stamped the cute Savvy Stamp Penguin with versamark ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  Detail is added to the cheeks and scarf with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  Added a little twine and that was it!

 

Savvy Penguin 10.4.16

This project will be entered in the Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge!

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


Gift Card Envelope - 12 Giftable Tags Of Christmas 2016 #4

Hello all!  For the newest Simon Says Challenge: Gift It!, I decided to do a some Gift Card Envelopes using the Simon Says Stamp Gift Card Envelope Die.  The envelopes are simply cut from some Stampin' Up double sided Christmas papers.  To the front I adhered a white circle cut from the MFT Stitched Circle Dies with a sentiment and gift images from Lawn Fawn Winter Gifts.  The mat for the circle is cut from a coordinating patterned paper.  The "to and from" on the back is from the newly released Lawn Fawn set Tiny Tag Sayings.  

 

Gift Card Holder 9.26.16

This project is great to do with the double-sided patterned paper!

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish