Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Taste Of India Blog Hop...

I'm excited to be sharing two of the newest Sheena A Taste Of India stamp sets, Mandala and Marching Elephant.


I stamped the lace border to create a frame. A card blank is adhered behind the frame to create the card. Next I colored and cut out the elephant. All that was left to do was add a sentiment and adhere the elephant with foam adhesive. 

Spectrum Noir colors: IG2, IG3, BG1, CG2, PL3
Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored pencil colors: 120 (black)


Prize Information ~ Comment to Win!

1) Crafter's Companion will randomly select SIX (6) comments from the designers blog hop posts and each will win one of the great new sets from 'A Taste of India' Range.

2) Crafter's Companion will also randomly select TWO (2) comments from theCrafter's Companion Blog post, and each winner will have their choice of one set from the beautiful 'A Taste of India' stamp sets.

Participants may add comments to any of the blog hop posts on the Crafter's Companion Blog or the designers blogs {list below}, now through Monday, April 21st until 11pm (ET)/8pm (PT).Winners will be selected on Tuesday (April 22nd) and announced on the Crafter's Companion Blog on Wednesday, April 22nd.  

Now it's time to hop!  Don't forget to leave some love along the way so that YOU can be a winner!


    Friday, April 11, 2014

    Sheena's Taste Of India

    Today I am sneaking a peek at one of the newest Crafters Companion stamps that will soon be hitting the store! Introducing Sheena's Taste of India. 


    I stamped three of the flower image, colored them in with markers and pencils and cut them out. I layered up the flowers with foam adhesive. 


    Crafters Companion Supplies Used:
    Spectrum Noir colors: CT1, CT2, HB1, HB3
    Colored Pencils: 57, 49, 18, 14, 90

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

    Barkley at Crafters Companion

    The super cute Barkley is now available in acrylic over at Crafters Companion!  Check out the adorable paper pad and embossing folders in the Barkley line! 


    Spectrum Noir colors: IG1, IG3, IG6, IG8, CR1, CR7, HB1, HB3, CG2, CG3, CT1, CT4, BG1, blender

    Friday, April 4, 2014

    Fun in the Sun

    Today I'm sharing a layout I did for Clear Scraps using three different products, three different ways. 


    First up is dry embossing with the new Cloud Mixers. The thick acrylic of the Mixers make them perfect for dry embossing. Lay the Mixer on the front of your layout, flip the cardstock over and emboss using a stylus. You can use a lightbox to help. 


    Next I stenciled acrylic paint over tags using the Polka Dot Mascil. This is one of my favorite Mascils! (note: to create the texture and color on the tags, I spread gesso thick on the tag allowed it to dry and then colored the tags with Gelatos. 


    And finally I used the Fun in the Sun Small Expressions for my title. I colored the front of the acrylic word with a KaiserFusion Alcohol marker. On the back I painted on white acrylic paint. I wiped off some of the paint before it was completely dry to create texture.



    Supplies Used:
    Clear Scrap (Cloud MixersPolka Dots MascilFun In Sun Small Expression), KaiserFusion markers, acrylic paint, Faber Castell Gelatos, washi tape

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    Imagine...


    Today I'm sharing how to create an acetate card using Clear Scraps Acrylic and Crafters Companion stamps!

    Instructions:
    1.Begin by cutting a piece of cardstock and acetate the same size. The acetate will be your cardfront. 
    2. Stamp image twice. Color with markers.
    3.Adhere one of the stamped images to your cardstock for the inside of your card. Trim part of the image out and place aside. 

    4. Position acetate over cardstock. Punch holes in upper corners and tie together with ribbon.
    5. Now that you have the basics of your card constructed its time to embellish. Sand acetate frame and adhere to acetate cardfront, being careful to align it with the stamped position. 

    6. Adhere second image to the cardfront over the acetate frame. 
    7. Embellish with bling and an extra stamped butterfly.
    Supplies used:
    Crafters Companion (Spectrum Noir IB1, TB1 TB2, TB3, Stamp-It Australia Birds and Butterflies)




    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    Crafters Companion and Simon Says Stamps...

    Hi everyone! Today the Crafters Companion crew is playing along with Simon Says Stamps! The challenge...Anything Goes With Buttons! 


    To create the sun, I colored a circle with CT4 and sprayed it with Spray and Sparkle Iridescent. Love that stuff! Perfect for adding a glittery finish without the mess! 

    Next I colored a larger circle with CT1 and cut sun rays. A few googley eyes and a smile create a whimsical sun. :) 

    Crafters Companion Supplies Used:
    Spectrum Noir ( CT1, CT4)
    Sentimentals (Friends and Family)

    For more details on the challenge be sure to check out Simon Says Stamps....
    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

    And what's a challenge without a sweet prize! Check it out!



    Simon Says Stamp

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    new Angelica and Adam release...

    Crafters Companion has the new Angelica and Adam stamp line, complete with arcrylic stamps, rubber stamps, paper pads, embossing folders and papercrafting CDs! Lots of fabulous new stuff with this adorable duo!


    Spectrum Noir (skin-FS4, FS8, skirt/cherry-CR6, CT9, leaf-CG2, LG3, hair- TN7, EB2, cupcake-CR2, blender, LG3, CG2)