Monday, January 27, 2020

Creating a Mystical background

Today I am back with a fun tutorial creating a mystical sky.
I have always been into the movies in the fantasy genre.  I love Lord of the Rings, The Witcher, Game of Thrones and yes, I am dating myself Willow.  So when I created this card I pictured a foggy mystical night.

Products used:
Harmony by Spectrum Noir Water Reactive Ink:  Pale Fig, Oasis, Noir Black, and Fuschia, Parakeet
Harmony by Spectrum Noir Quick Dry Ink: Noir Black
Crafter’s Companion Stamps: Enchanted Christmas Forrest Foliage, Sparkle all the Way and Simply Stags
Neenah Solar White Classic Crest Cardstock
CC Black Matt Cardstock

Now onto the steps:

Cut your Neenah Solar White cardstock down to 5 x 7 (or desired size).

Start with Oasis Water Reactive Ink

Next add in Pale Fig

Now add in Fuschia

You can work back and forth to get the blend that you would want.    After Fuschia go back to Pale Fig, then Oasis.   

If you want a darker more vibrant look, add in Parakeet.

Again work back and forth between your colors until you get the blend just how you want it.

Add in Black Noir to get more of a mystical/foggy scene.

Again continue to blend until you have it just how you want.    

Stamp your images with the Quick Dry ink 

Next you may choose to spritz the panel with water to allow the ink to react.  

Mount the image panel on a card base - black matt cardstock and stamp the sentiment on your white cardstock.   Ink the sentiment with the Pale Fig Ink. 

And now you have the finished product.   A mystical scene straight out of the movies.

I hope you enjoyed.   


Friday, January 10, 2020

LumberJack Boys

Today I am back with a fun tutorial featuring LumberJack Boys from CC Designs.

Products Used:

Spectrum Noir Illustrators:

FS6, FS7, FS8
DR2, DR4, DR7
EB1, EB4, EB7
TB1, TB3, TB5
Colorless Blender
True Black

Other: Stamp CC Designs- LumberJack Boys
Cabin Fever 6x6 Paper pad- Brutus Monroe 

First start with Skin:  FS6, FS7, and FS8.   

Next Hair: EB1, EB4, and EB7.  You will want a bit of distance in your numbers to get the right shading/highlights

Next Color the Hat:  DR2, DR4. DR7

Next Jeans: TB1, TB3, TB5

Now onto the Flannel shirt.  Start with True Black to accentuate the lines in the shirt

Then add in the same red combo used in the Hat: DR2, DR7 (because the spaces are small you can omit the middle shade DR4 and work back and forth with the red combo and black.

Next add a bit of color to his undershirt with IG2 and the colorless blender.

Last for the shoes the same brown combo was used:  EB1, EB4, EB7

And for the finished product!

In the end (not photographed I punched 2 holes in the top and attached to loose binder clips and attached to an Ikea Frame). I will do a step by step tutorial on this soon.

I hope you enjoyed this step by step coloring and project. See you soon!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020


Today I am back with a fun birthday card featuring Surprise! from CC Designs.

I then colored with
Classiques- FS4 and PP1 

Illustrators. PV2,3,4 BT3,6,9 IG 2,6 

True Black, FS6,7,8 Colorless Blender.

I used the Sara Signature Vintage Lace Baroque Frames to cut the image and the dies I backed it with. And for the sentiment I used the same dies and popped up with some foam tape.

I added some Roses from I am Roses.

A few paper doilies and enamel dots finished off the card.

I hope you enjoyed.  

See you soon!