Saturday, April 29, 2023

Art Journal with Me #16 - Be Your Beautiful Self

Hey friends, today I've got my April Art Journal with Me video. You can tell from this spread that I am so ready for all the plants and trees to start blossoming! We aren't there yet here, but I'm hopeful that we'll start to see more evidence of Spring in the next couple weeks. I created this spread in my art journal using some patterned paper from the Stamperia Hortensia Collection.

For my personal item this month, I included some stamps from letters from friends. I combined those with other washi tapeticketsstamps, and ephemera for a lovely collage. Then I added in extra color using the Faber-Castell Iridescent Gelatos, and of course, finished with a Retro Date Stamp.

To see this spread come together and hear about my upcoming travel plans, click below or watch on YouTube. And you may want to grab a snack or some supplies while we hang out! Hopefully I can inspire you to get crafty!

Friday, April 28, 2023

Flying By Birthday Card - Lawn Fawnatics Feature

Hey friends, today I'm so happy to be over on the Lawn Fawnatics blog with another card for our City vs. Country scene challenge. For this one I combined images from Fly High and Wheely Great Day, along with a bunch of other supplies, which I will have listed in my post over there. I also have a video tutorial for you! Just click below or watch on YouTube. I really hope you enjoy it! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, April 21, 2023

Spring Birthday Hugs Card - Hello Bluebird Feature

Hey friends, today I'm so happy to be featured over on the Hello Bluebird blog with a card featuring one of my favorite stamp sets, Best Days. I combined it with some other products, which I will have listed and linked in my post over there. This is a card I actually planned out on video, going from no ideas to a complete concept in a video I published last week, which you can find here. This week's video is seeing that concept through to a finished card. You can watch either one on their own or as a part one and part two. I really hope you enjoy them!

Monday, April 17, 2023

Thrilling Birthday Card - Lawn Fawnatics #147

Hey friends, it's time for another Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! This time we're asking you to choose sides: city or country? I'm absolutely a country girl at heart, though I still like the convenience of having a city nearby. But one thing I have alway loved growing up was going to the county fair. The rides, the animals, the food, the games ... what could be better than that? So that's what I'm showcasing on today's card. A little country, with a bit of city influence!

For my card, I combined images from Wheely Great DayCoaster Critters, and Happy Village to create this scene. I stamped them in Jet Black Ink, colored them all with Copic markers in a bright, neon rainbow palette, and trimmed them out with the matching dies.

For the background, I created a card base from Mermaid Cardstock, then trimmed out a Stitched Hillside Border from Cilantro Cardstock and stamped a sentiment at the bottom in Noble Fir Ink. I added my images with a mix of liquid glue and foam tape, and finished with a little Stardust Stickles.

If you'd like to see how this card came together, click below or watch on YouTube and don't forget to like and subscribe! And now it's time to hop over to the Lawn Fawnatics blog and see what the rest of the team has created to inspire you. I hope you'll play along!

Friday, April 14, 2023

Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things - April

Hey friends, today I'm so happy to be over on the MFT YouTube channel with a sweet, Springtime card using the new Bunny Bouquet by Stacey Yacula. I adore this image so much! I stamped it with Extreme Black Hybrid Ink and colored it with Copic markers. Then I trimmed that panel down with the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2.

Then I created a card base from Sno Cone Cardstock and covered the front with some patterned paper from the Springing for Houndstooth 6x6 pad. I popped the focal panel up with foam tape, then added a sentiment on an Essential Stitched Sentiment Strip, and finished with a touch of Stardust Stickles.

I really hope you enjoy the April edition of Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things! If you do, please leave me a comment over on YouTube to let me know. I really appreciate your feedback! Thank you so much for watching!

Monday, April 10, 2023

Brighter Days Card

Hey friends, today I've got a colorful, stormy weather card featuring the cute critters from Hello Bluebird Rain or Shine. I loved the idea of these friends coming together to get through the hard times. I used some rainbow-themed patterned paper from the Simple Stories Full Bloom 6x8 pad as my inspiration as I chose the shades of Copic markers to color them in with. Then I trimmed them out with the matching dies.

For the background, I started with a panel of Bristol Smooth Surface Cardstock and blended on Distress Oxide Inks. For the sky, I used Speckled EggEvergreen BoughPeacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire, keeping the top right corner light and focusing the dark in the bottom left. Then I cut another piece of Bristol with the Grassy Knoll dies and blended on more of the Evergreen Bough and Speckled Egg. I stamped a sentiment on the grass from Rainbow Script
and popped that panel up with foam tape over the patterned paper, using the B side for contrast. Then I finished with some Stardust Stickles.

I also did something fun with the inside, which you can check out in the video tutorial. Click below to watch or you can also find it here on YouTube. I really hope you enjoy it! If you do, please be sure to click the thumbs up on the video and subscribe to my channel. I post new videos every Monday and Friday. Thanks so much for visiting!

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Happy Daffy Day Card - Lawn Fawn Feature

 Hey friends! Today I'm excited to be featured over on the Lawn Fawn blog and YouTube channel with an all dies, no stamps card featuring the lovely Darling Daffodils, combined with Zesty Lemons, and the Secret Garden Window. I'll have all the other supplies listed and linked over there, so I hope you'll check out that post. I also leave the video tutorial here for you to make it easier to find. I really hope you enjoy it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, April 7, 2023

Elephants Colored 5 Ways - Copic Coloring Combinations

 Hey friends, today I have a quick Copic coloring tutorial for you, showing you five different combos you might enjoy using to color elephants. I'm illustrating this using an image from the Lawn Fawn Elephant Parade stamp set, but you could apply these combinations and techniques to color any elephant images you might own. I hope you find the video helpful! Enjoy!

Monday, April 3, 2023

Flying By Birthday Card - Lawn Fawnatics #146

Hey friends, it's time for another Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, and this time we've got a gorgeous, bright color inspiration for you! My mind immediately went to the happy, cheerful colors of hot air balloons, so I pulled out the new Fly High from Lawn Fawn and inked that up for the very first time. I colored the images with Copic markers and trimmed them out with the  matching dies.

For the background, I thought it might be nice to do a nighttime mountain scene. I started out with Bristol Smooth Surface Cardstock, die cut various panels, and blended on Distress Oxide Inks. So for the sky, I used Broken ChinaSalty Ocean, and Chipped Sapphire. For the Stitched Mountain Border I used Wilted VioletSeedless Preserves, and Villainous Potion. Then I used the grass part of the Mushroom Border and colored that with Twisted CitronMowed Lawn, and Lucky Clover.

I splattered all the panels with some Gansai Tambi Starry Colors and stamped my sentiment down at the bottom. Then I added the images with a mix of liquid glue and Foam Tape for different levels of dimension. I finished with a little Stardust Stickles for some extra sparkle.

If you'd like to see how this card came together, click below or watch on YouTube. I really hope you enjoy it! Also, don't forget to stop by the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog to see what the rest of the design team has come up with to inspire you. We hope you'll play along!


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