Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Merry Snowman


I watched Bonnie's wreath video on Facebook and saw her example like this so I gave it a try. Stamp the sled from the 5467 Snowmen Set inked in Tombow 565 and 969. Add a container from the 4870 Ornate Container Set inked in both 565 and 969 to the inside of the sled. Use the foliage from the 5472 Christmas Wreath set inked in 177 to create the tree.  Use the mini foliage from the 4867 Foliage Set 2 inked in 249 to make the wreath and add dots with the fine tip of the 847. Stamp the snowman from the 5467 set inked in 969 and 565 and stamp his arms in 969. Use Molotow to make the lines on his scarf then color the scarf, stripes on the pot, hat band and cheeks in the 847. His hat is colored in 177. His nose is 933. Use a pencil to make the string for the lights, then color in the bases with 177 and the lights with 847. Use some 565 to make the shadows. I'm making so much progress on my Christmas cards, hope you are as well!


4867 - WC Foliage Set 2 New4870 - WC Ornate Container Set2.0 MM Molotow Grafx Art Masking Liquid Pump MarkerWCBRUSH6 - WC Brush NO. 6Canson XL WC Paper PadWCPLT - Watercolor Palette5137 - DB Pen Set 10PK - Bonnie's Favorites Set 15138 - DB Pen Set 10PK - Bonnie's Favorites Set 25063 - Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Dies5065 - Oval Double Stitched DiesDB177 - Dual Brush Pen - 177 Dark JadeDB249 - Dual Brush Pen - 249 Hunter GreenDB565 - Dual Brush Pen - 565 Deep BlueDB969 - Dual Brush Pen - 969 ChocolateXyron - Mega Runner - Permanent Adhesive Tape Gun4773 - Acrylic Block 5 Pack (Variety)

Friday, November 19, 2021

Ai WW November 19, 2021



I love these new stamps from Art Impressions! The 5466 Lighthouse set has six different lighthouses. If you would like to make this card, stamp the lighthouse inked in both the Tombow 565 and 969. Stamp it off on watercolor paper first. Next ink up the cliff from the 5465 Cliffs set inked the same way and use a stamp positioner to stamp it under your lighthouse. Pull the color out of the lines, then color the lighthouse roofs and door in 969. Use the fine tip Tombow TwinTone in blue to darken the windows. Use 565 to add shadows. Use 027 to color the lines on the lighthouse. Stamp the tree from the 5372 Mini Foliage set inked in 027. Use the foliage from that set inked in 933 to add the leaves to the trees. Use the grass from that same set inked in 027. Shade the cliffs with 969 and 565. Use the stamp positioner to stamp the posts and the seagull from the 5473 Seagull set inked in both 969 and 565. Pull the color out of the lines then use 969 and 565 to color the posts and ropes. The seagulls beak is 933. Use 565, 526 and 346 to create the water. The beach is 992. The sky is colored with N35 and 565. Ink the set of three seagulls with the N35. Cut it out with the 5062 Rounded Rectangle Die set. I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving!

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Thursday, November 18, 2021


I'm so in love with the new stamp set from Art Impressions 5472 Christmas Wreath Set! It's so great for quick yet lovely cards. I highly recommend it. The dies I used are from The Greetery, LLC. I don't know where the sentiment is from, sorry. Happy crafting!

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

New Ai Foundations November 16, 2021


Have you seen the brand new 5468 Foundations Teapots? I went with a Christmas theme and used the brand new 5472 Christmas Wreath Set to fill and decorate the teapots. I stuck with traditional red and green - my most favorite - but you could use whatever colors you want. To make this one, stamp the teapots inked in Memento London Fog ink. Stamp the foliage in 177 for some and 249 for others in all the teapots. The berries are stamped in 856. I used the fine tip of the 856 for the smaller berries. The pine cones are inked in 969 and the hearts and leaves on the two pots in the middle are from the teapots set. I used three different Tombow greens to color the pots, 312, 249 and 177. I used the 856 for the three pots in front. I used a pencil and a T-ruler to ad the line in back and the shiplap lines then I used 565 to shade them and in front of the pots. 

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Sunday, November 14, 2021

Brand New Ai Watering Cans Foundation

Have you seen the brand new 5469 Foundations Watering Cans? It's so cute and fun to decorate. I had to do this in a Christmas theme, too. I first stamped it with the pole being slanted which drove me crazy until I stamped another one using a Misti stamp platform. I stamped the main image with Memento London Fog ink. Add your flowers inked in Tombow 636 and 603. I used Flower Set 4052 but you could use whatever flowers you want. I used the Christmas Wreath Stamp set for the Christmas watering cans below. The foliage is inked in 249 and 177 and I used the 4051 Foliage Set. Color the pole with 969. Decorate the pots in whatever designs you can dream up. That's the fun part! I used three of the pot designs from the brand new 5468 Foundations Teapots Set. I used Tombows 228, 312, 565 and N52 to decorate the pots. I also used the fine tip of the Tombow TwinTone in blue for some of the details. The sky is done with the Tombow 312. That dragon fly is from Kendra Kreb's Exclusive Teapot Set colored in 636 and a little 228. I hope you give either one of these a try! The foundations are must haves!

Supplies used:
4051 - WC Foliage Set 14052 - WC Flower Set 1WCBRUSH4 - WC Brush NO. 4Canson XL WC Paper Pad4.0 MM Molotow Grafx Art Masking Liquid Pump Marker5137 - DB Pen Set 10PK - Bonnie's Favorites Set 15138 - DB Pen Set 10PK - Bonnie's Favorites Set 24773 - Acrylic Block 5 Pack (Variety)4774 - Stamp PositionerWCPLT - Watercolor Palette5062 - Rounded Rectangle A2 Double Stitched DiesNew MISTI Stamping Tool - The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
TT42 - Twintone Marker - 42 Navy

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Ai New Release November 11, 2021



How exciting is it that there are brand new Art Impressions stamps coming out? I used the new 5470 Foundations Rocker for this card. There are three amazing new Foundations sets available. I love them and highly recommend them all! They build the entire scene and you just add the fun stuff like foliage, flowers, animals, or people. I added flowers and foliage for this fun Fall looking card. Stamp the foundation using Memento London Fog ink like I did, or use Tombow markers as Bonnie and Kendra do. I like to not lose the lines on the Foundations which can happen when you add water. Color the rocking chair, one pot and one birdhouse roof in with N45. Picking colors is also the fun part. Color the birds with 969 and 925. I used the fine point of the Tombow TwinTone in brown for the bird's eyes, beaks and feet. Color the birdhouses in 969 and 192. Darken the holes and poles with the fine tip of the blue Tombow TwinTone. Draw a line connecting the birdhouses to the pole. The orange flowers are from the Flower Set 4052 inked in 925. The purple flowers are the dots from that same set inked in 565. The olive flowers are from that same set using 076 and the flat olive ones are from the 4701 Clay Pot set inked in 076. The foliage is inked in 177 and it's from the 5126 Foliage Set 4. The branches are from the 4701 Clay Pot inked in 192. Color the pots in 924, 969 and 192. The sky is 565 and the shadows are also 565. I can't wait to see what all of the talented people on the Facebook group "The Art Impressions Way" do with these new sets! Look for it and join. You will be amazed by all of the talent in that group!

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

New Snowmen Stamps From Ai



You will love this brand new stamp set from Art Impressions! It is the 5467 Snowmen Set and it has four snowmen, a snowman couple, a sled and a wagon of snowballs all in one set! To make this card, stamp the sled first inked in both Tombow 969 and 565. Make a mask for the sleigh and use a positioner to stamp the dog from the 4959 Dogs Set inked in 565. Stamp the boy from the 5197 Winter Kids Set inked in 565 inside the sleigh. Pull the color out of the lines then paint the dog 969 and his cheeks in 856. Be sure to darken his nose and eyes with a fine tip black marker. Color the boy's face in 912 and give him a pink cheek using 856. Color his shirt 565 and his gloves and hat in 076. Then use the fine tip to draw the lines. Use a little 565 to shade the hat's white parts. Color the sleigh with the 856. I used the fine tip on the legs to make them really dark. Stamp the snowman couple inked in 565. Pull the color out of the lines. Molotow some snow drops in the sky. Color the snowmen with the 076 for her jacket and his hat band and scarf. Add lines to the scarf with the fine tip of the 856 pen. Add red dots to her jacket. Draw lines on the scarf. Use the the 856 to color her hat. Use the 076 pen to draw lines on her scarf. Color their noses with 933. Add cheeks with 856. Use the fine tip black pen to darken the buttons and eyes. Color his hat with 565 and add the shadows on the snowmen, hat and ground. Stamp the arms on the snowmen using 969. Mix 565 and 133 for the sky and color it. When dry, erase the Molotow. Use the 5062 Rounded Rectangle dies to cut it out and a background piece. 

Supplies used:
4959 - WC Dogs Set5197 - WC Winter Kids SetWCBRUSH4 - WC Brush NO. 4Canson XL WC Paper PadWCPLT - Watercolor Palette4.0 MM Molotow Grafx Art Masking Liquid Pump Marker5137 - DB Pen Set 10PK - Bonnie's Favorites Set 15138 - DB Pen Set 10PK - Bonnie's Favorites Set 24774 - Stamp Positioner      4773 - Acrylic Block 5 Pack (Variety)5062 - Rounded Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Dies

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