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Luck or St. Patrick’s Day! by Marker Pop

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Good morning friends,

Did you remember to set your clocks ahead this morning or last night? Time change to spring head! I did, and I made it to church on time as-well.

I have a Luck or St. Patrick’s Day!  project to share with you today.

I was contacted by the Marker Pop Blog to be a Guest Designer for their Bi-Weekly blog challenge. Their challenge theme for the next 2 weeks is called “Luck or St. Patrick’s Day! Create a project for St. Patrick’s Day or create a project featuring something Lucky. You can use the Color Green, a Pot of Gold, a Shamrock, Stars etc…” They also offer a visual image:

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So for this challenge I created a double layout in my Black Dylusions Art Journal book.

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Here is my art journal pages. To create these pages, first I applied Dylusion’s Mixed Media paint in “White Linen,” to both sides using a brayer. I then went back on top of the White Linen while still wet with “Dirty Martini.” This was to give the pages a subtle green hue in the background. I then layered my pages with Dylusion’s Mixed Media paint in “White Linen,“”Dirty Martini,” “Squeezed Orange, and Black Marble.” I applied the paint onto the Dylusion stencils with a “Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tool – 1″ Round”. I also used the tool to apply black paint onto my Dylusions leaf stamps, and the Tim Holtz rubber stamps,(the butterfly in the top right and the nest in the top left.)

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The “Pot of Gold w/ the Rainbow” is a digital stamp from “AI Factory.” (I have just learned they are no longer in business.)

I printed this image onto blending card stock called “X-Press It.” (Follow the link to get yours.) I colored my Rainbow with LOTS of Copic Sketch Markers.   For just the rainbow I used:

  • R39, R37, R35, R32, R30, R000
  • YR09, YR06, YR04, YR12, YR00
  • Y17, Y13, Y11, Y000
  • YG17, YG13, YG00, G20, G0000
  • BG15, B18, B14, B00, B000
  • BV04, V09, V06, V05, V01, V0000
  • RV19, RV17, RV13, RV02, RV02

I applied Ranger’s Stickles to some of the strips in the rainbow.  Crushed Pineapple, Rhubarb, Blue Bayou, Bubble Gum, and Sprinkled Sugar to the cloud.

Shamrock, was applied to the Gorjuss Girl’s dress, that is sliding the  the rainbow .

*I was trying for the rusted metal effect on the pot of gold.

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The lips stamp is one I’ve had for a long time, the company’s name has been rubbed off.

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I also used “X-Press It” card stock to stamp my 3 Gorjuss Girls. I used: Gorjuss Collectable Mini Rubber Stamp – No. 19 Holly. She does have a hat on however, I printed a Leprechaun hat from the web, and replaced her original one. The next Girl I used is, Gorjuss Collectable Mini Rubber Stamp – No. 2 New Heights, I cut her books off that are under her feet. I wanted it to look like the girl is sliding down the rainbow. The third girl is, Gorjuss Collectable Mini Rubber Stamp – No. 16 Puddles Of Love. Below is a photo of 3 of my Gorjuss Girl stamps, follow the links above the get yours.

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I am looking forward to visiting your blog after you have linked up to the Marker Pop Challenge Blog: http://blog.markerpop.com/

Reminder this is a Bi-weekly challenge and it started today.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, thank you for your comments. Stay Crafty my Friends!

Peace,

KristyLee

 

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My Copic Marker Class by Kit and Clowder!

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Good morning friends,

Since it’s now past Christmas, I can share with you a project I created. I currently take Alyce Keegen’s Kit and Clowder’s marker coloring class. It’s a monthly class where Alyce goes over different techniques.

Here is the one for December:

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I colored my digital image from “Polkadoodles”  called “Winnie Winterland – North Pole,” (Follow the link to get yours) with Copic Sketch markers that I get from “Marker POP.”

After I colored it, I pasted it to an 8×10 stretched canvas, then added texture paste and different colored snowflake gems around it, and one silver little snowman.

I gifted this to a friend of mine for a Christmas present.

Happy Holiday’s to all!

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

I have used Copics purchased from Marker POP.

I am entering this into Marker POP’s challenge: Challenge #110, it’s all about Winter.

Thanks for stopping by, stay Crafty my Friends!

Peace,

KristyLee

Stud Santa by Kenny K FB challenge

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Good evening,

I created a Christmas card today, I plan on mailing this card out to a friend that swaps ATCs with me.

On Facebook the digi company called Kenny K has some free digi stamps, one of the stamps is this Stud Santa. Here is the link to the FB challenge Click Me!

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I colored my image with Copic Sketch markers. It’s been popped up on foam squares.

The sentiment is a digi stamp from “Fresh Brewed Designs.”

I used a pre-made card and envelope from Micheal’s.  The poinsettias are also Micheal’s.

The 2 background dies are by Spellbinders card creator “Resplendent Rectangles.”

The striped paper and the “Bloom Cluster” die is from Fun Stampers Journey.

I sponged the edges with TH’s distress inks in “Vintage Photo” and “Pealed Paint.”

Thanks for stopping by, thanks for your comments. Stay Crafty my Friends!

Peace,

KristyLee

 

Halloween, my favorite Holiday!

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I have been making some Halloween cards. I recently bought some new red rubber stamps from “Fun Stampers Journey” and I am just loving these charters! So fun!

So here are my cards,(and yes I am mailing them out to people.) I plan on making lots of Halloween cards, and yes I know I need to get in gear on getting them done!!

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This card here is my first for this year. I have used the Fun Stampers Journey stamp set called “Witches Brew” item# [SS-0388.] I stamped them with “Black Licorice” then colored them up with Copics Sketch markers. I cut out my stamped images with my brother Scan n Cut 2 and a craft knife on spots. All 3 of the images are popped up on foam dots, I also popped up the printed paper. Here is what the full stamp set looks like:

The patterned paper is also from Fun Stampers Journey. It’s called “Halloween Prints”  item [PP-0035.] For the sentiment I stamped with the “Clear Pigment Ink” item# [IP-0102] and then used “White Embossing powder” item [IP-0098.] For finishing touches I added some “Candy Dots” and then used the new neon “Sour Lemon Silk” item [IP-0110] (that is the splotchy looking effect in the back ground.) This is what it looks like:

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On this card I dug through some of my last year’s Halloween stash. I still used the stamp set called “Witches Brew” item# [SS-0388.] And I colored the 3 images with Copic markers. Does not show up at all in the photo but I painted on the bodice, skirt, and shoes with “Wink of Stella” in Clear. This leaves a lovely light glittery look w/o being overwhelming. The printed paper is from MS, the card base is Black Licorice from FSJ so is the “Electric Lime” neon card stock behind the witch and familiars. I used foam dots on the 3 images. The Bewitched sentiment is from Julie Nutting’s new Halloween collection of papers.

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Can you tell I am loving this new witch set? Yes here is another card using the stamp set “Witches Brew” item# [SS-0388.] Also colored with Copic Sketch markers. The 3 images are popped up on foam squares so is the top layer of patterned paper from Martha Stewart. I again used “Wink of Stella” in Clear on the  bodice, skirt, and shoes, and even on the orb.

The 2 flags on the left and the sentiment are stickers from Julie Nutting’s new Halloween collection of papers. To make my ovals with the pierced edging I have used “Journey Ovals” item [DI-0042] You get the cutting die and also the piercing die to layer together to create wonderful projects.

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This is my 4th and final Halloween card for tonight. My stamped image is popped up on foam dots. She is colored with Copics. Also cut w/ my Scan n Cut 2. This image is from the stamp set called “Spooktacular Monsters” item [SS-0391] This is what the full stamp set looks like:

I created the back ground using Pan Pastels, from Fun Stampers Journey. After I punched out my moon, I added some PanPastels to it also, then popped it up.

For the trees I used the die called “Winter Hills” item [DI-0249] I did brush some Silver PanPastel on top of the trees. Then added 3 in 3 different sizes “Rainbow Drops” in red item [AC-0178.] This is what they look like:

Thank you for stopping by today, and Thank you for your comments! Stay Crafty my Friends!

Peace,

KristyLee

 

August Challenge with Dylusions

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Happy Friday morning,

A couple month’s ago I found this fun Facebook group called “The Dylusions Facebook Challenge.” Yep, you guessed it, they do monthly challenges there. I like to be challenged, makes me think of other ways to use my crafting supplies and  to play around in my black Dylusions journal book. So for the month of August the challenge theme is “Turquoise, Orange and Bones.” This is my 2nd month playing in the challenge. And honestly, I haven’t figured out if they do prizes or even announce a winner? I do it for fun!

So here is what I came  up with:

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I do have orange on here… I used Copic markers on the skulls. There is orange around the 1st skull’s eye sockets, and then on the 3rd skull it’s close to the nose.

I first used a brayer and “White Linen” dylusions paint; and cover the entire back ground with it. (But not thick.)

Then I loosely & randomly brayered “Vibrant Turquoise.” Followed by using Dylusions stencil  “Bubbles” with the Vibrant Turquoise.

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Then I sponged “Bubble Gum Pink” and used the stencil “Flower Medley.”

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Followed by using the stencil “Diamond of a Boarder” with “Crushed Grape.”

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I then painted my red rubber dylusions stamps with “Black Marble” paint, then I stamped the set called “Doodle Parts” on the top, side, and bottom of my page.

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With a paint brush I painted in the mushrooms with Crushed Grape, Bubble Gum Pink, Campso Teal, & Vibrant Turquoise. I then used a Copic Sketch marker and went around the lines.

To glue down the skulls I used one of my favorite glues from “Fun Stampers Journey” called “Craft Glue._10A8517

The creativity sentiment stamp is from Tim Holtz called “Random Quotes.”

Thank you for stopping by to visit me and my Art Journaling page. Stay Crafty my Friends!

Peace,

KristyLee

A Ching-Chou Kuik Birthday wish!

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Good afternoon friends,

I would like to share a special Birthday card with you all. It was my really good friend Sue’s Birthday on June 14th. I baked her a from scratch “Black Magic” chocolate cake; with homemade dark chocolate icing. My mom whipped up a batch of her “Chicken Bryan” a Carrabba’s recepie. Quite an enjoyable evening.

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I have used an image by “Ching-Chou Kuik digi Stamps.” This digi stamp is called “Meet Dragonfly” (follow the link to get yours.)

I have colored the image and back ground with Copic Sketch markers.

I used the Copic White paint on the dots of the dragonfly. I used Stampendous Fran-táge around the edges.  Tim Holtz’ Vintage Photo Distressing ink on the paper edges. And most likely all the other elements are from Micheal’s Craft Store.

Thank you for stopping by today and thank you for your comments.

Peace,

KristyLee

 

Coloring with Copics June/July’s class with Alyce Keegan

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Good morning,

I take a monthly class called “Create and Learn” from Alyce Keegan, she has a website where she teaches coloring with alcohol markers and colored pencils at “Kit and Clowder.” (Follow the link to see her site.)

This month’s class digital image if from the “Paper Shelter” called “Roll with it.” (Follow the link to see this image and others.)

Here is my version finished:

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I used all Copic Sketch markers for this.

Alyce will throw in a free lesson also  and this month it was on part of her new nature class series. (When I tackle that lesson, I’ll let you know.)

Alyce has a Facebook group where she does offer free classes sometimes, she does do games, and you can see other people’s coloring and share your own CLICK ME!

Thank you for stopping by today. Stay Crafty my Friends!

Peace,

KristyLee

A French Lacy Sunshine Pocket Letter for Christmas

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Good afternoon,

I have a French themed, Lacy Sunshine Pocket Letter to share with you today.

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I have used a digital stamp on the front from “Lacy Sunshine.”

I colored the skin and hair with Copic Sketch markers, and then paper pieced the rest; using Graphic 45 DSP. Also G-45 papers inside the pockets.  I added Christmas stickers from stash.

The Poinsettia is a big Die cut from “Fun Stampers Journey,” I also used their Journey Glaze and Journey Sparkle Dust. The Eiffel Tower is a thin die cut, also from FSJ. I used gold embossing powder on it.

I created the hat pin, beads from Micheal’s.

I would like to enter my Pocket Letter into Lacy Sunshine’s Challenge blog, CH# 74.

Thank you for stopping by and thank you for your comments! Stay Crafty my Friends!

Peace,

KristyLee

Witch Hats!

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Good morning,

Two days until Halloween! WOW time is a flying… (Pun intended

I have 2 Witch hat that I picked up at Michael’s an then altered them.

Here is the first one I did:

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The metallic tulle is from JoAnn’s, I sowed it to the felt hat. The flower is white felt from a bulk roll at JoAnn’s, I used a Sizziz Bigz Die to cut the flower rolled it and hot glued it to it’s self to keep the flower together I used a SU circle punch of thin cardboard. The center is a big brad.

I created the hat pin and of course had to ad a spider charm. (Beads from Michael’s.)

I created this for my friend Sue. I was at JoAnn’s one day and they had some owl cages on clearance so I picked one up for her and me. A few days later I was at Micheal’s and saw the plain witch hats and thought it would look great decorated and placed onto of the owls for the season.

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Now she wants a Santa hat for it. 🙂

Here is the one I did for myself:

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The sparkling black trim on the edge is from stash, I sowed it down. The band is trim I picked up for this hat from JoAnn’s. I could not find purple, so I got off white, put it in a zippy with Tim Holtz’ new purple re-inker and water. Line dryed.

After sowing on the purple band, I found a light purple flower in my stash, but needed it to me more purple, so I sprayed it w/ TH’s new purple spray inks, heavily.  The cameo is from stash and glued on with Journey Glaze.

I made the hat pin for this one too. (Beads from Michael’s.)

Here is the full pic of this owl:

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Would love to know your thoughts.

Thank you for stopping by, and thank you for your comments. Stay Crafty my Friends!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

Peace,

KristyLee

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Summer time Sea Horse!

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Good evening crafty friends,

I have an ATC to share:

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I have used a Fun Stampers Journey stamp set called “Under the Sea.” I have colored him using Spectrum noir pencils.

I used “Dylusions” spray inks for the back ground. The seaweed and coral is from my Cricut. The clear plastic half balls I picked up in the flower section of Micheal’s.

I sprayed the inks onto MM paper, once dry I then glued it to a cardboard cereal box, for durability. I used a Spellbinders ATC die cut to cut out the cardboard and the MM paper. To glue the plastic pieces I used some “Journey Glaze.”

I would like to enter my ATC into:

Spectrum noir’s challenge: July Summer

Thank you for stopping by and thank you for your comments! Stay crafty my Friends!

Peace,

KristyLee