Monday, August 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Leaves Gift Tags & Tutorial

Today, I am up on the Unity blog with this Thanksgiving themed project.
These are some of the tags created for my Thanksgiving table favors this  year.

These can be tied to treats, wine, baked goods and more.  They can also be used as a bookmark.

A closer look at the tag.  Each are a little different because of the watercolor and accents.

As a wine tag.  The tags are great to have on hand for wine gifts.

The watercolor process for these tags:
1. Use lightest color first, then dry.
2. Add a darker layer, then dry.
3.  Add an accent color, then dry.
4.  With the watercolors you used, tap the wet brush to make the splatters, then dry.
5.  Add white splatters and glitter glue to the leaves to accent even more, then dry.

Link Ups:

Tag You're It Challenge #54 (Inspiration from the orange and red flower colors.)

Supplies:  Stamps from Unity Kit of the Month 8/2016 Open Your Soul, Sakura Koi watercolors, glitter glue, brushes, Canson watercolor paper, MFT and My Creative Time dies.

Have a lovely day.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Best Day Ever Flowers Watercolor Card

Here is a floral card which can be used for almost any celebration occasion.  For me it most likely will be a birthday card because I don't seem to have enough of them.

Sentiment:  May you have the best day ever.

For this card, I layered stamps, masked some areas, painted the flowers in with watercolor and used die-cuts.  It was easy using the versatile stamps and dies from My Creative Time.  When I noticed that Miss Emma had a challenge this week, I couldn't wait to delve into my collection of MCT goodness.  

The twist was to use an embellishment of some sort that you haven't used in a long time.  Instead of patterned paper and stickers, I made my own accents with her background stamps and the flower dies, things I haven't used in quite a while.  To make them pop, I masked the background and overlapped the flowers onto a smaller frame.  The leaves and flowers float over the edges.

Link Ups:

Just Us Girls #356 ~ Trend Week ~ Water-coloring

Supplies:  My Creative Time stamps and dies Mom, Cute Tag Sentiments, Script Type Backgrounds, Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More; watercolor paper, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and craft foam.

Have a lovely day.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Vintage Girl Oh Darling Card

Here is a vintage design with an encouraging and funny sentiment.

Sentiment:  Oh Darling it's true, beautiful things have dents and scratches too.

Can you relate?  I love the humor and the encouragement.  This distressed and vintage girl goes great with these words, I think.  This would work for friendship, family and even birthday.

Link Ups:

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #371 (Shine bright gems, frosting and cake colors).
Sweet Six Winner!

Supplies:  Unity 8/2016 SMAK Never Lose Sight and single sentiment, gems, MFT die-namics and Copic markers.

Have a beautiful day.

Powerful and Loved Flower Card

An encouragement card for today.

Sentiment:  You are powerful and you are loved.

This flower looks beautiful and strong enough to stand on it's own.  I felt that the sentiment was perfect paired with the flower.  This card is great for encouragement or just because.

Link Ups:

Supplies:  Unity 8/2016 SMAK Never Lose Sight and sentiment, Winnie and Walter dies, My Creative Time dies, distress ink and Copic markers.

Happy Monday.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Thank You Girl and Flowers Card

This is a thank you card with a girl and flowers.

Sentiment:  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

This card can be for friends, family, teachers or anyone to say thanks.  It is in the colors of grey, aqua, pink and black.

Link Ups:

Craft Your Passion Challenge #324 Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity Catherine Girl, Winnie and Walter die and Copic markers.

Have a wonderful day.

Thank God Thinking of You Card

This is an inspirational thinking of you handmade card with a meaningful sentiment and wild daisy flower.

Sentiment:  I thank God every time I think of you.  Philippians 1:3

This is a great card for remembrance.  It has layers of navy blue, gold and white, with a doily and a pop of yellow.

Link Ups:

Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes Challenge #242-#243. Top 3 Winner!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Let's Go Wild (Wild Flower)

Supplies:  Unity Thanks For You and 8/2016 KOM Open Your Soul, Winnie and Walter dies, My Creative Time die, doily and Copic Markers.

Enjoy your day.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Trees Planted Inspirational Card

Here is another card to offer support or encouragement to lift someone's spirits.

Sometimes when you're in a dark place, you think you've been buried, but actually you've been planted.

I kept the trees and colors light and bright to help lift up spirits.  These kinds of card are the most difficult to make, but good sentiments help for when you don't know what to say.  At least for me that is true.

Link Up:

Word Are Wednesday ~ Anything Goes #242-243

Supplies:  Unity stamps Planted, My Creative Time dies, Simon Says Stamp dies and Copic markers.

Have a great weekend.