Thursday, January 31, 2019

Under the Stars ~ Revisiting An Old Design

Hello!
Today I have a fun card to share that is actually a remake of a card I made 8 years ago! I had a friend ask about this older design of mine and it was fun to revisit a card from so long ago with new products in hand and newer techniques under my belt.

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I blended the night sky with distress oxide inks in wilted violet, blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire and a little bit of black soot. The stars are created with flecks of gold metallic watercolors.

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The main images come from Lawn Fawn's Cozy Christmas set, which is actually one of the very first Lawn Fawn stamp sets I ever purchased. I used the glass of milk and altered him to change him into a marshmallow.

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The custom sentiment is stamped with Smitty's ABCs. I white embossed it on the letter on the front and simply stamped the second half of the sentiment on the inside with black licorice ink.  You can see just how I created this card in the video tutorial below or HERE on my YouTube channel.


And just for fun, I thought I would share my older version of this card. 

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

I Love You(calyptus)

Hello!
Today I have a cute valentine to share with a beautiful ink blended background and images colored with colored pencils.  I love the soft colors the pencils gave me for these images. I created this card as a valentine but I think the colors lend themselves to be used year round.

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I colored the green scalloped circle with ink as well to create custom colored cardstock to match my images.  When you don't have a matching color cardstock in your stash this is an easy way to create something that matches perfectly!

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How cute is that little koala, I think the softness of the colored pencil blended with gamsol really is perfect for him. There is still some texture to the image but it has a nice blended smoothness as well.

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Check out my tutorial video showing just how I colored and created this card.  You can watch it below or HERE on my YouTube channel as well.


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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Seasons Givings Blog Hop


Hello Friends and Happy New Year!
Welcome to this year's Seasons Givings Blog Hop. You should be arriving from my friend Nichol Spohr's blog.  

First a big thank you to Latisha for always organizing this hop each new year. I also want to thank you, my readers, for taking the time to read and comment on my blog, Instagram and Facebook. I have not posted as much this year as I have in past years but I really do appreciate everyone who comes to visit and comment. It is always encouraging. The Seasons Givings Blog hop is a way for us to give back and say thank you to our readers, so each stop on this hop has a giveaway so be sure to stop by each blog and leave a comment. The full list is at the bottom of this post.

Before I get to my giveaway I wanted to recap my favorite 9 cards I have shared this year. Click on the numbers listed below the image to visit the blog post for each card. 


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one    two    three    four    five    six    seven    eight    nine

Now it's giveaway time. I have a big prize package containing some great stamp and stamp companies. Unfortunately, I do not get to use all the products I receive or purchase. There are just too many lovely things and not enough time.  So I am passing some of these lovely stamps on to my readers as a thank you for sticking with me through another year! This prize pack includes products from Concord & 9th, Waffleflower, Simon Says Stamp, Honey Bee, Hello Bluebird, Taylored Expressions, Studio Katia, Neat & Tangled and more. Yes, I will be throwing in some more goodies not even pictured! Please leave a comment below letting me know what you are looking forward to in the new year to be eligible. US shipping addresses only please for this prize due to shipping cost. Giveaway will close Friday, January 4th at 12:00pm EST. 



I will also be giving away a $30 gift card if you are an international reader.  Please just leave a comment below telling me your favorite thing that happened in your life in 2018 also let me know you are an international reader in your comment as well. Giveaway will close Friday, January 4th at 12:00pm EST.


Next on the hop is my dear friend Jenn Shurkus! Please go and show her some love. 

Chari Moss  <---you are here

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