Showing posts with label Thinking of You. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thinking of You. Show all posts

November 6, 2013

Studio Sessions: PITT Pastel Pencils, 2 of 4

Welcome to Day 2 of Studio Sessions featuring PITT Pastel Pencils.

Studio Sessions

The vibrant chalk pastels are available in three mix & match collections:  red/yellow, blue/green and neutrals.

Featuring PITT Pastels
 Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Pastel Pencils
Additional Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Inspiration on their BLOG and FACEBOOK PAGE

PITT Pastel Pencils offer many possibilities for blending and highlighting.  By using short bending strokes, colors within small intricate areas can be intensified and delicate shadows can be achieved.  This worked extremely well for the small berries.

Thinking of You
Holly Concert (Penny Black) inked with a black Stamper's Big Brush Pen was stamped on white cardstock.  PITT Pastel Pencils (blue/green, red/yellow and neutral collections) were added to the image.  



Shading Close Up
Highlighting with the gray PITT Pastel Pencil softened the design and added a subtle glow.  Blending was done with my fingertip.  

Tip/Hint:  PITT Pastel Pencil markings can easily be erased which provide additional options for manipulating the color and intensity.

The Mix & Match qualities of Faber-Castell's products are fabulous for coordinating colors between different mediums.  As seen here, the red mat created by applying Stamper's Big Brush Pens in deep scarlet red and magenta to white cardstock coordinates fabulously with the pastel pencil medium.  This is also a savvy way to save on colored cardstock when just a small portion is exposed within the design.  In addition, the same Stamper's Big Brush Pens were used to alter the ribbon.

A few vertical dry embossed lines at the bottom of the card base lends a bit more "visual" weight to the design and anchors the matted artwork.


Sharpening
The pencils sharpen magnificently too.

Join me as I pop into Jill's section of the studio to see how she worked her magic today.

Jill's Studio Artwork


See you tomorrow with Part 3.

Thank you for visiting,

Elizabeth

Supplies:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft:
  PITT Pastel Pastel Pencils (blue/green, red/yellow, neutrals)
  Stamper’s Big Brush Pens (Black 199, Deep Scarlet Red 219, Magenta 133)
Other: Black Pigment Ink Pad (for sentiment), Blending Stump

July 30, 2013

Tea Time

Sharing a cup of happiness...

Thinking of You


Smiles and hugs,
Elizabeth

Supplies:
Penny Black Stamps:  T-Time 30-178 (illustrated by Mo Manning), Eloquence 30-162
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Storm 01-001
Copic Markers
3M Scotch Dimensional Foam Tape
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Lilac Posies Memento Ink, Jumbo Sponge Dauber, Clear Embossing Powder
Spellbinders: Fleur De Lis Rectangles (S4-317) 


June 24, 2013

Color Combo: Orange and Teal

Today I am using one of my favorite color combinations: orange and teal.  

Thinking of You

For this design, you can let all the ink and cardstock do the coloring for you.  

Here's how with Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko inks and Penny Black stamps....
  • Stamp the top portion of a rectangular piece of orange cardstock with Lace Trims in Habanero VersaFine.  Adhere to the front of a white card base.
  • Stamp Lace Trims on a separate rectangular piece of white cardstock with Sea Breeze VersaMagic and trim the bottom to follow the stamped pattern.
  • Attach this on top of the orange cardstock (as shown) with dimensional foam tape.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Habanero VersaFine on a shapely piece of white cardstock and distress the edges with Peanut Brittle Memento.  Sneak a small piece of knotted ribbon behind the tag before attaching it to the front of the card with dimensional foam tape.  
  • Adorn with a fussy cut flower and leaf stamped from Floral Applique.  The flower is stamped in Habanero VersaFine on orange cardstock and the leaf is stamped in Olympia Green VersaFine on green cardstock.
  • Extras:  An orange brad covered with stickles for the center of the flower.  White gel pen accents for the flower petals.  Black pin dots used throughout the teal lace border.


Have a wonderful day,
Elizabeth

Supplies:
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Storm 01-001, Fern Green 05-003, Fall Festival 16-003
3M Scotch Dimensional Foam Tape
Image Crafts/Tsukineko: Habanero VersaFine, Olympia Green VersaFine, Peanut Brittle Memento, Sea Breeze VersaMagic, Jumbo Sponge Dauber
Ranger: Crystal Stickles
Other: Orange Brad, White Gel Pen, Black Micron Pen, Organza Ribbon

July 11, 2012

Summer or Holiday Color Combo

A quick share today.

As I was looking through some of my past artwork, I came across this card.


So often I think of a red and green combination as a Christmas duo, but I remember how excited I was with how the fresh green and deep red matched so nicely with the poppy bouquet.

As you are working on your holiday cards, don’t set those red and green bits and pieces too far as you may want to reach for them again in the spring or sneak a few in right now!!

Elizabeth

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Olympia Green VersaFine, Clear Embossing Powder
Stamped image was watercolored.

May 4, 2012

Thinking of You (A Floral Frame)

Happy Friday!  Thank you for stopping by to see the last Penny Black sneak peek!

Today Floral Frame and Brick Wall are being featured on the Penny Black Blog.


Spellbinders’ Labels Twenty-Five was used to die cut the layered shapes of the card.

The sentiment is stamped on white cardstock in Onyx Black VersaFine and heat embossed with clear powder.   

Floral Frame stamped in Vintage Sepia VersaFine and heat embossed in clear powder on watercolor paper was a slight transition from using black ink and complemented the vintage style of the design.  The image was watercolored with Memento Markers which are referenced below in the supply list.

The main frame of the card is a die cut from a heavy-weight manila index card.  Brick Red VersaMagic was the first layer of color to be applied with a sponge dauber.  For a subtle metallic shimmer, Cosmic Copper Brilliance ink was applied as the second ink layer.  To create a soft patina effect, Teal Zeal Memento ink was pounced randomly onto the frame.  Brick Wall was then stamped in Espresso Truffle Memento ink.

Brick Wall can also be seen paired with a cute teddy bear in this blog post “here”.

Layering the pieces with dimensional foam completed the design.

Wishing you a happy weekend,
Elizabeth

Supplies:
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Storm 01-001
Canson: Watercolor Paper
Dimensional Foam: 3M Scotch & EK Success
Spellbinders: Labels Twenty-Five (S5-077)
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Vintage Sepia VersaFine, Red Brick VersaMagic, Espresso Truffle Memento, Teal Zeal Memento, Cosmic Copper Brilliance, Memento Markers (Angel Pink, Bahama Blue, Dandelion, Danube Blue, Desert Sand, Lilac Posies, London Fog, New Sprout, Olive Grove, Peanut Brittle, Summer Sky, Sweet Plum, Teal Zeal, Toffee Crunch, Tuxedo Black), Jumbo Sponge Daubers, Clear Embossing Powder
Other: Manila Index Card, Paintbrush, Craft Chalk (a faint halo of color outside the sentiment) 

March 26, 2012

Thinking of You (CHA Make-N-Take)

Today I have a design to share that I created as a Penny Black make-n-take for the past winter CHA convention.
Tsukineko generously sponsored the inking products used for this project!  Inkblushers, their new sponge applicators, were used for pouncing their new Memento inks on the flower.


Instructions
  • Stamp Damask Pattern with Espresso Truffle Memento on a Fall Festival card base.  Highlight with the same ink and a sponge dauber.
  • Distress the die cut with Peanut Brittle Memento and a sponge dauber.  Stamp the sentiment in black.  Attach to the card base with dimensional foam.
  • Stamp Mums the Word with Onyx Black VersaFine on white cardstock and heat emboss with clear powder.  Color by pouncing with Inkblushers and Love Letter, Morocco and Pistachio Memento inks.  Trim the flower and attach with dimensional foam.
Tuskineko also invited us over to their booth for a video taping!  It was so much fun working laughing with Jeff, John, Susan and Hope!  I will let you know when they have finished editing the film and upload the video.  

---Elizabeth 

Supplies:
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Fall Festival 16-003
Spellbinders: Labels Fifteen (S4-291)
Tombow: 3D Foam Tabs
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Love Letter Memento, Morocco Memento, Pistachio Memento, Peanut Brittle Memento, Espresso Truffle Memento, Inkblushers, Jumbo Sponge Dauber, Clear Embossing Powder

March 23, 2012

Resplendent Times Two

Today I have two cards featuring Penny Black’s Resplendent.


The first design is all about color and creating a varnished faux wood element and the second is a study in layers of white with a pop of color.

This is the lovely and elegant stamp..



Card #1

Instructions:
  • A square card base was created from Dark Blue Lagoon cardstock.
  • A panel of Light Blue Lagoon cardstock stamped with Paisley in Teal Zeal Memento ink and a thin black strip were elevated on top.  The same ink and a sponge dauber were used to add highlights to the edges of the card.
  • After Resplendent was stamped on white cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine and heat embossed with clear powder the image was die cut with Spellbinders Labels Three.  The entire piece was colored with Copics. 
  • For the varnished faux wood, all the light tan areas were colored with a white Prismacolor pencil.  Thin black lines were then added with a Micron pen.   Peanut Brittle Memento ink was pounced on top using a dab, dab then “smoosh” method.  The black ink lines are meant to blur slightly, but "smooshing" on every application will cause too much distortion.  The entire piece was then pounced with VersaMark Watermark ink and heat set with clear powder.   The image was heat embossed with clear powder two more times.
  • A die cut from black cardstock that was softly inked with Delicata Golden Glitz was used to mat the piece.
  • The finished element was attached to the front of the card with dimensional foam tape.

Card #2

Instructions:
  • A square card base was created from white cardstock.
  • A small section of Script Foil White paper was stamped with Damask Pattern in Peanut Brittle Memento ink.  This was then attached to a piece of white cardstock distressed with the same color ink and the sentiment stamped in black.
  • After the piece was matted with black cardstock it was attached to the front of the card with dimensional foam.
  • Resplendent was stamped twice on white cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine and heat embossed with clear powder.  The images were colored, trimmed and edged by applying Gold StazOn with a Fantastix. 
  • The main flower was attached with dimensional foam and the flower head from the second image was used as an additional elevated element.
Tip/Hint: Take your favorite patterned papers and give them a unique twist by stamping another pattern on top.  (As shown with the Script Foil White paper stamped with Damask Pattern in Card #2)

Happy Spring …
Elizabeth

Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Blue Lagoon 09-001, 09-003; Storm 01-001, 01-003
Penny Black Papers: Script Foil White 60-005
3M Scotch: Dimensional Foam Tape
Copic Markers
Prismacolor: White Pencil
Sakura: Black Micron Pen
Spellbinders: Labels Three (S4-189)
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Teal Zeal Memento, Peanut Brittle Memento, Gold StazOn, Delicata Golden Glitz, Fantastix, Jumbo Sponge Dauber, Clear Embossing Powder

March 5, 2012

One Stamp --- Many Components

Today I have a set of cards created with Penny Black’s Words So Sweet.  After creating a card using the full image, I used components of the stamp to create two smaller cards.


You’ll spot more new Penny Black images tucked here and there in today’s designs.

Here are a few quick instructions for the cards…… 



  • Mask off white cardstock and apply Lilac Posies Memento ink with a sponge dauber.  Remove the masking strips
  • Stamp Words So Sweet and the sentiment in Onyx Black VersaFine and heat emboss with clear powder.
  • Color with Copics and add a second sheet of paper in the typewriter for dimension.
  • Mat with Summer Sun cardstock.
  • Stamp Fuchsia Fantasies card base with Paisley in Elderberry Memento ink.
  • Attach matted artwork to the card base with dimensional foam tape.


  • Create a card base from Summer Sun cardstock.  Stamp the front of the card with Warm Wishes in Cantaloupe Memento ink.  Stamp the sentiment in Onyx Black VersaFine.
  • Stamp the flourish in Onyx Black VersaFine on a small strip of Fuchsia Fantasies cardstock.  Attach to the bottom of the card and add dots with a black pen.
  • Stamp Words So Sweet on white cardstock and heat emboss with clear powder.
  • Color the bird cage with Copic markers and trim.
  • Attach the trimmed image to the card with dimensional foam tape.



  • Create a card base from Sea Breeze card stock and highlight the edges with Teal Zeal Memento ink and a sponge dauber.
  • Mask off an area on a white piece of cardstock and apply Cantaloupe Memento ink with a sponge dauber.  Stamp the highlighted window with Letter Background in Vintage Sepia ink.  Remove the masking strips.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Onyx Black VersaFine and heat emboss with clear powder.
  • Mat with Fuchsia Fantasies cardstock and attach to the card base with dimensional foam tape.
  • Use the stamped typewriter from the previous stamped impression and color with Copic markers.  Trim the image and apply to the front of the card with dimensional foam tape.

Thank you for visiting!

Elizabeth

Supplies:
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Sea Breeze 08-002, Summer Sun 17-002, Fuchsia Fantasies 13-003
3M Scotch:  Dimensional Foam Tape
Judi Kins:  Eclipse Tape (used for masking)
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Vintage Sepia VersaFine, Elderberry Memento, Cantaloupe Memento, Lilac Posies Memento, Teal Zeal Memento, Sponge Daubers, Clear Embossing Powder

February 13, 2012

Tres Chic (1 Stamp - 3 Cards)

One impression of the lovely newTres Chic” from Penny Black was used to create this trio of cards.


Spellbinder’s Seventeen die cuts from Penny Black’s Mix & Match Cardstocks were used for the card bases and each color was stamped with Damask Pattern in VersaMark Watermark Ink and heat embossed with clear powder.


Clear Skies 10-001, Purple Mountain 12-002, Rose Garden 14-001

The oval die cuts were highlighted with Peanut Brittle Memento Ink applied with a sponge dauber before the trimmed images were elevated on top.

All the sentiments are from the new transparent Wishes set.

By keeping the die-cut shapes and marker colors consistent throughout the project, it was easy to quickly transform one stamp into three cards. 

Thank you for your continuous visits and support.  They are greatly appreciated and never go unnoticed!

Elizabeth

Supplies:
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Clear Skies 10-001, Rose Garden 14-001, Purple Mountain 12-002
3M Scotch: Dimensional Foam Tape
Copic Markers
Spellbinders: Labels Seventeen (S5-025), Classic Ovals Large (S4-110)
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, VersaMark Watermark Ink, Peanut Brittle Memento, Clear Embossing Powder, Jumbo Sponge Dauber

 

October 28, 2011

Coloring WITHOUT Markers, Pencils or Crayons


This card was colored with Ranger Distress Inks applied with Cut ‘n Dry Foam. 



The flower was stamped on glossy cardstock with black pigment ink and heat embossed with clear powder.  You can see the “photographic” appearance this type of paper provides.   After the distress inks were applied it was trimmed and attached to the front of the card with dimensional foam.    



For the card base, two labels were die-cut from white cardstock and elevated on the front of a small blue card.  Before assembling, the top label was left inside the die to create a mask while Vintage Photo Distress ink was applied.

A fun way to create a batch of colorful blossoms!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Elizabeth

Supplies:
Penny Black Stamps: Cheerful 4160K, Salutations 30-014
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Blue Skies 10-003
3M Scotch: Dimensional Foam Tape
Glossy Cardstock
Ranger: Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Shabby Shutters Distress Inks; Cut ‘n Dry Foam
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Clear Embossing Powder
    

October 26, 2011

Thinking of You - A "Sketch" Card

This week the Penny Black designers are working with this card sketch by Jenyfur:





For my interpretation, I elevated a paper pierced rectangle tied with a ribbon on a tan card base distressed with Vintage Photo.



The smaller squares were all distressed with Vintage Photo before being attached to the card with dimensional foam.  The pines were “fussy” cut and had a second pine cone added for dimension.  The bows are from a present that is part of the same Christmas Treasures transparent set.

You can see more inspiring designs using this sketch all this week on the Penny Black Blog.  

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!
Elizabeth 


Supplies:
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Sticks & Stones 02-002
Copic Markers
Offray: Brown Grosgrain Ribbon
Ranger: Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge Dauber

October 17, 2011

Home Sweet Home (Part II)

While working with the new Victorian Homes my eye spied the cutest little birdhouse hidden in one of the images…..



These little dormer windows seen in this card here were fastened to florist wire for a row of cheerful color.



The mesh background stamped in Mango Madness added a bit of sunny reflection and the grass was leftover from the projects I made here.  I always keep little stamped bits and pieces in a small tin.  What happens to be a leftover at one time becomes just the right embellishment for a card at another time. 



For accents, the windows were adorned with Glossy Accents and a small flower brad was placed in the upper right corner.  I trimmed the arms off of the brad with wire cutters and attached the “head” with dimensional foam.  I purposely attached it “kittywampus” for added dimension and whimsy.

Sharing a smile with all of you,
Elizabeth

Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Storm 01-003, Sticks and Stones 02-002
Copic Markers
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Mango Madness VersaMagic, Clear Embossing Powder
Making Memories: Small Flower Brad
Ranger: Glossy Accents     

September 14, 2011

Butterfly Ribbon Slider

This ribbon slider was created as a gift topper.  They are easy to construct and can be used as card embellishments too!







The view from the back shows that the bottom layer was punched with slots so the ribbon could be woven through.  Having the next layer elevated with dimensional foam allows the ribbon to move freely.

If you don’t happen to have these particular die-cuts, you can adapt the design to nesting squares or rectangles that can be cut with a paper trimmer.
 
These are the steps I used for today’s dimensional element….
  • Die-cut one large scalloped circle from dark blue lagoon cardstock and distress with Antique Linen ink.  Highlight the edges with gold ink.  Punch two parallel slots ½” apart in the center. 
  • Stamp Thinking Around on light blue lagoon cardstock with VersaMark Watermark ink and heat emboss with white powder.  Die-cut into a circle, distress with Antique Linen ink and edge with gold ink.
  • Die-cut a small circle from white cardstock, distress with Antique Linen ink and edge with gold ink.
  • Layer the die-cuts as follows: Large dark blue lagoon circle (thread ribbon in at this point), 1/8” dimensional foam (be careful to not obstruct the space between the two slots), light blue lagoon circle, 1/16” dimensional foam and lastly the small white circle.  (Hint:  If you are not ready to decide what type of ribbon to thread in at the time of construction, thread in a thin scrap piece of paper.  This can be used as a “needle” by taping the ribbon to one end and pulling on the opposite end to pull the ribbon through the slots. Or, leave the bottom circle detached until you are ready to wrap it on your project.)
  • Stamp the butterfly twice on watercolor paper with black pigment ink and heat emboss with clear powder.  Water color the images and trim.  Lay the trimmed pieces on a scrap piece of paper and spray with Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  (Note: Since the image was water colored with water-based markers, the colors may migrate a bit depending on how heavily they are sprayed.  This adds a nice effect.  Try to avoid blotting off excess spritzing with a paper towel as this will pull off the color and create a light spot.)
  • Stack and glue the two butterfly parts and attach to the top of the embellishment with 1/16” foam tape.
  • Accent the butterfly with gold glitter glue.
 
Design Variations:
Stylish Accessory (barrette, soft-band bracelet, pin)
Home D├ęcor (napkin ring, vase decoration)
Holiday Decoration (hanging ornament, gift tag)
General Wrappings (homemade breads, jars of jam, festive bottles of liquor)
Gift (handmade embellishments for crafters)


As always, thank you for your time to visit and your lovely comments.

Happily,
Elizabeth  

Supplies:
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Blue Lagoon 09-001 & 09-003
Canson: Watercolor Paper
Making Memories: Slot Punching Tool
Ranger: Antique Linen Distress Ink, Golden Rod Stickles
Spellbinders: Standard Circles Large (S4-114), Standard Circles Small (S4-116), Classic Scallop Circles Large (S4-124)
Tombow Dual Brush Pens: 373, 476, 723
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Delicata Golden Glitz, Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle, Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers, VersaMark Watermark Ink
Dimensional Foam:  3M Scotch Dimensional Foam Tape & 3D Dots by EK Success
Ribbon: ½” Sheer Organdy

August 10, 2011

Christmas Everyday!

With all the excitement about the new holiday stamps, I am still enjoying the summer days of August.  In Michigan the winters can be long so I savor all the warm temperatures I can.

However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be Christmas everyday!  I’m tucking in a few of those new gorgeous holiday designs into an all occasion greeting.



I used three stamps.  Can you tell which ones are in the new Penny Black Christmas Collection 2011?


The holiday stamps are Warm Wishes (line background) and Floral Story (flower).  If you clicked on the link for the flower you will notice that I made an adjustment to the leaves and eliminated the background design.



The sentiment and floral design on the handmade paper are from the transparent set called Illuminations.  Making an abstract paper design is quick and easy.  By blending different inks on a piece of white cardstock and then overstamping a given design in the same colors, depth and contrast can be achieved.

Don't let theme specific stamps limit your creativity.  Enjoy using your Christmas designs throughout the year.

Have a wonderful day,
Elizabeth

Supplies:
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock:  Sticks & Stones 02-002, Forest Glen 07-003 
Canson:  Watercolor Paper
Tsukineko: Onyx Black, Olympia Green VersaFine; Thatched Straw, Aloe Vera, Pink Grapefruit, Gingerbread, Red Magic VersaMagic; Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers
3M Scotch:  Dimensional Foam Tape
Staedtler-Mars:  Marsgraphic Watercolor Markers