Friday, November 18, 2016

Christmas Greetings to Eveyone

Hi all. I thought I needed to pop in and show you this little card I made. As you know this is my first year for “The Daily Marker’s 30 Day Color Challenge.” I am having a blast! Unfortunately I am finding it really hard to post concerning my daily coloring, other than on Instagram. My decision is keep it as is, but when I actually create something, that’s when I will post on my blog, Pinterest, etc. Below is the beginnings of my card and Day 9 for "The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge."

Without further ado…my creation today is all about Christmas greetings. I love coloring flowers, all kinds of flowers, so I decided to start with the “Mondo Poinsettia” clear stamp set, designed by Julie Ebersole of Ellen Hutson LLC online store. The beautiful “Christmas Greetings” sentiment is part of the Simon Says StampPoinsettia Set.” This set is part of Simon Says Stamps “Believe in the Season” new releases.

I really had no idea at the time the design of my card, so I just started with blending cardstock and Copic coloring. Copic colors were R81, 83, 85, 89. I wanted that really deep and rich pink. After the coloring, I fussy cut them out and laid them to the side.

Next step was my background. I trimmed Tim Holtz watercolor paper to a 5” square. My finished card is 5.25” square. I blended Distress Inks Chipped Sapphire and Stormy Skies. After that was dry, I splashed water drops, removed the drips with a paper towel, and then sprayed some Shimmer Spritz for added shimmer. As you will note in the picture below, I added stamped images of the same Poinsettia clear stamps I colored with Copics. When I fussy cut an image I like to have the same image on the base and color it in.

To complete the card, I added the Poinsettias. “Christmas Greetings” was embossed with Rangers Gold Tinsel embossing powder. For more bling I added the green Swarovski green crystals to the centers of the Poinsettias. I used fun foam on the back of the main panel for dimension. I used some Gina K Designs 100# base weight Cranberry Tart cardstock (perfectly matched the colored poinsettias). All of these layers were then added to a 120# pound White cardstock, also from Gina K. Designs.

Challenges that I am entering are:
Color Crazy Challenges – Anything Goes
Polkadoodles – Anything Goes
Christmas Blog Challenge – Poinsettias or Snow Is Falling
The Outlawz Friday Challenge – Winter is on the way
Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions, please contact me.

Some of the links below in the thumbnails are affiliated links. If you click on those affiliated links and purchase from that online shop, I will get a commission. All supplies have been purchased by me. Thanks so much to everyone who is supporting my art work.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge – Days 1 and 2

Welcome to The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge. With this challenge you are challenging yourself to color each and every day for 30 days. You do not have to create a project; you do not have to color for any length of time, just color for however long you can, be it 5 minutes or longer, and in any medium. This is my first time to join in and I love it. I love it so much that I will be joining the next one.

The pictures below will tell you just how much time that I had on Day 1, and I had more time on Day 2. My choice of medium was Copic Sketch markers.

Flower: R02, 05, 08, 29;
Flower shading: T4, R17;
Leaves: YG61, 63, 67, G85, W4;
Background: B91, 93, 95.

Day 1

Day 2 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Stay tuned for Day 3 & 4!
Aletha Jane
AJ's Design Artz

Supplies: (Some affiliated links are used. I have purchased all supplies myself.)

Friday, October 28, 2016

‘Tis the Season to be Grateful

Welcome to my blog for one more October post! Today I have created an autumn colored card and I am going to say it’s a CAS style. This is a new color combo for me, and I love it.

My project is definitely on the heavy side of die cutting, but it does make a pretty card. The “grateful” die sentiment, from Simon Says Stamp, was cut three times and glued together to make one sentiment. While that was drying, I formed my card base with patterned paper and cardstock from Simon Says Stamp November Monthly Kit. This one kit is sold out. You will see in the supply list below I linked the kit’s merchandise I used. You can purchase the supplies separately or subscribe to the monthly kit.

Next step was cutting Spellbinder’s Twisted Palm die twice, and adhere both to the top and bottom of my card front. You will see that I added strips of the red cardstock to add more dimension to my final card.

With my sentiment dry, I added three layers of embossing ink plus the gold embossing powder between each layer of ink. Each layer was first melted before adding the next layer. I popped up the sentiment with foam tape, placed in the center. The final touch for the card front was the gold sequins and Tidings Stickles.

For the inside of the card I added more strips of the red cardstock. The sentiment, Simon Says Stamp’s Thankful Heart clear set, was stamped with Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink.

Grateful would like to enter in the following challenges:
Outlawz Twisted Thursday (you must sign in) – Anything Goes
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by. If you have any questions, please contact me. Supplies are listed below. Affiliated links are used. I did purchase all supplies myself.
Aletha Jane


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