Friday, June 24, 2016

Watercolor Burst Technique

Happy Friday!
What a productive week...lots of items were crossed off my list of things to do. That is a wonderful feeling. Next week is relaxation time, then it will be back to the usual.

During the last week -in-a-half of video watching I came across how to do the watercolor burst's SUPER easy. If you haven't tried yet, you need to! See the video here by Scraps & Stamps.

First, stamp your sentiment with Versamark and heat emboss with your favorite powder. Then decide what colors you want to use. I was in a pinkish-purple mood. I used MFT Razzle Berry for the card base.

Apply clean water starting on left and work towards the right. Using a watercolor brush, add some paint and watch it spread. I added a few sequins to coordinate with the paint.

On this one I chose a different color to yellow like a sunset.

Orange sequins to match the card base (MFT cardstock ~ Orange Fizz).
Other Materials:
Canson 140 lb watercolor paper
MFT stitched die
MFT stamp set ~ Written in Watercolor
Recollections Ebony embossing powder
Artist's Loft watercolor paint (going to get Gansai Tambi watercolors next)

Hope you will try this technique. PLEASE leave me a comment and let me know if you do along with the link so I can see it!

Have a great day and enjoy the weekend.
Stay Creative,

Thursday, June 23, 2016

With Sympathy

Welcome back to Carson's Creations! I am so very pleased you have stopped by today since I am sharing another one of my originals. 

Have you ever wanted a stamp set and then when you got didn't use it. Well, I had to have the MFT watercolor flowers and then I was a bit intimidated by the layering when I actually opened the package. 

I stamped a little and thought this isn't going to work. I got the MISTI for Mother's Day and thought that would help...nope! Then I watched a video about layering and voila! It clicked. I felt like one of my students who finally "got it".
Now I am no expert, but I sure do feel more comfortable with using these stamps again. I used a few different stamp colors to create the petals, the center is a brownish-green, and then the leaves and stems were a couple different shades of green. 
I added clear Wink of Stella to the center, skittles by Carri in the upper left corner, and a stamped sentiment by Craftin' Desert Divas ~ Simply Said set.
I am happy with how these flowers turned out for the first time. I am definitely going to continue to practice layering and see what else I can create. This card counts as Project of the Day #20. Better see what Sharon has posted!

Enjoy your day and take care!
Stay Creative,

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Welcome Baby! (No Baby Here!)

Happy Wednesday! It's Hump Day! 

For me...that means it is getting closer to cruise time (I know we just went during Spring Break, but we couldn't pass up this deal.). Hubby and I are going on a cruise without the kids. First time ever! It will sort of be like a second honeymoon...23 years later. I am very excited since it will be fun in the sun and we have a couple excursions planned. 

Today I want to share Project of the Day #19. Not to bad...I have been posting almost every day! Sharon...I think this was the best challenge you started! Another goal I set for myself was to try a bunch of different sketches and here is a new one I found. I made a baby card because it always seems to be baby season.

I used the following sketch by Atlantic Hearts.

I used papers from my scrap pile because I now have two places that they are accumulating. I have a problem with throwing even little pieces away since you might need it one day. You just never know! The rattle is from KaDoodle Bug Designs (Precious Baby Girl set) and the stamped sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps ~ More Mini Messages.

Hope you enjoy your day! I have a list that I need to tackle, so I can feel as if I accomplished something today. Be sure to stop by Mee Mee's Creations, so you can see who inspired me to do a project a day this summer.

Today is the last day...Stop by my FB page for a RAK giveaway. Winner will be announced June 22nd (this evening).

Thanks for stopping by!
Stay Creative,

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Gotta' Wear Shades at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello Diva Fans,

Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. I hope you will join us this week since there are so many options! 

This Week's Challenge...

Here is my Design Team project...
When I saw this saying I started singing that song from the 80's by Timbuk3. If you don't remember check out the video here.

I first cut my base on the Cameo and then applied water color. I used a Miss Kate Cuttables file called Gotta Wear Shades, and then added Glossy Accents to the sunglasses. 

A few yellow sequins were scattered along with a couple stars.
Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Sunglasseschallenge. The other design team members did a superb job wearing shades. Be sure to check out the variety!

Stop by my FB page for a RAK giveaway. Winner will be announced June 22nd.

Thanks for stopping by!
Stay Creative,

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day

Happy Sunday!

Today is not only Father's Day, but Dorm Move-In Day. We will be spending the day together moving our "little" girl towards the next step of becoming independent. An exciting journey awaits her these next few years.

My hubby asked me the other day to make his father a card. Of course, he knew I would. I wanted a masculine look, but something a little different. That is when I decided to try these metal sheets I had in my stash! I first cut a 1" strip and embossed it in the Cuttlebug with a Tim Holtz distressed pattern. Then I cut the letters with my Cricut.  

I used the following sketch from Jo's Scrap Shack.

I wrapped some gold sewing thread and randomly taped it on the backside of the MFT stitched circle. Latte skittles by Carri were glued in the upper right corner.
Other Materials:
DCWV pattern paper ~ the Natural Stack

Other Challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks ~ Metal
Hiding in My Craft Room ~ Masculine

Hope you make this a wonderful Father's Day for that special man in your life.
Stay Creative,

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Drop Me a Line

Happy Saturday!

Hope everyone is ready to enjoy their weekend. What do you have planned? I told my hubby I'd like to get some new shorts, so hopefully we will find some good deals. We also need to pick up his Father's Day present.

As I was thinking about what project I wanted to make next, I decided to work on some sketches. I had about five or six saved on my desktop and was ready to get crafty.

I saved this sketch from Cardz TV last week because I liked the possibility of different background papers that could be used. I bought this paper pad (The Stamps of Life ~ Laugh Collection) at the Scrapbook Expo and was excited to use the patriotic colors.

The anchor is from a Miss Kate Cuttables file which was cut on my Cameo. I added ribbon, Trendy Twine, and a button to dress it up. Then Denim skittles by Carri were adhered in the lower left corner.

 The stamped sentiment is by Whimsical Designs (closed) and it is stamped on a MFT fishtail banner. The background mat was cut with MFT Blueprint #13.

This is Project of the Day #16. Can't wait to make the next!

Have a fabulous day!
Stay Creative,

Friday, June 17, 2016

Bonjour Glitzy Glitter

Hello Everyone,

Happy Friday! Hope you have enjoyed your week and are ready for the weekend. Do you have any plans? I don't think we have anything planned for tomorrow, but Sunday is dorm move-in day. We shall see if that is a happy or sad day. 

At the beginning of the week I watched My Favorite Thing's Camp Create video ~ Glitzy Glitter. I was interested in trying the tips that were suggested, so I ran to the store and bought some Swifters. Needless to say...I had glitter every where, but it was still fun!

I used the following sketch from Sketch Saturday.

I cut the MFT Eiffel Tower on double sided adhesive paper with my Cuttlebug. Then I sprinkled the black glitter and rubbed it with my finger. That part worked really well.

I cut the word Bonjour from my Sentimental Cricut cartridge at 1" and then added black glitter skittles by Carri.

Here is my first badge that I have earned! Yay!
Other Materials:
black cardstock
My Mind's Eye grid pattern paper
Teresa Collins passport stamp paper
tea dye distress ink for edges

Other Challenges:
Creative Corner ~ Glittermania

Time to earn another badge or two! Looks like there is watercolor, die-cutting, and shakers to still participate in. Hmmm? Which one to do next?

Hope you will come back to find out!
Stay Creative,