Thursday, May 24, 2018

CAS Art Impressions water colored card

As you know if you follow me, I love art Impressions stamps. I almost have all of them that are available at this time. I decided to get them out and create something with them. lol!



Art Impressions stamp sets
Bunnies
Marvy Uchida markers
Waterbrush
Watercolor paper 140# 

Challenges
Not just Cards May  ATG
DL Art May ATG linky
Jo's Scrap Shack #234 ATG (3/3)
heARTful Stamping ATG (2/2)
Creative Fingers #147 ATG (2/3)
Love to Craft May ATG (2/5) 
Crafty Creations #367 ATG (1/2)
Crafty Gals Corner #166 ATG (1/2)
Retarte #122 ATG (1/3)

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Daisies, Daisies

Hi everyone, I hope that you had a wonderful weekend. I did.
I'm still in the mode of my colored pencils and black cardstock. I love using my Prisma colored  pencils, but still need practice using them. 


Supplies used to create

Stampendous daisy, butterfly and sentiment stamp 
Pisma colored pencils
Black cardstock
glossy accents
alcohol ink background for butterfly and sentiment
Sequins strip
Green and yellow cardstock

Challenges

Not just Cards May  ATG
DL Art May ATG linky
Jo's Scrap Shack #234 ATG (2/3)
Dare to B Artsy Dreaming of flowers (2/3)
heARTful Stamping ATG (1/2)
Creative Fingers #147 ATG (1/3)
Fussy and Fancy #212 florals 10C (1/3)
Sasayaki Glitter challenge May Flowers (1/3)
Love to Craft May ATG (1/5)

Have a great week!


Saturday, May 19, 2018

It's my Daughter's 19th Birthday today!!!

I cannot believe how fast time flies by. Today is my Daughters (Alina's) 19th Birthday. I feel like she was just that little bossy girl yesterday and now she's completed her freshmen year in college, is on the dean's list for her grades, and becoming a beautiful, determined, independent young lady who wants to be a pilot like her Dad. I don't know how all of that happened so fast. I'm so proud of you Alina!

I just love this rubber stamp from Stamping Bella called "Bossy" by Mo Manning
I've had this stamp several years now and just love it. It always reminds me of my daughter. lol!



Stamping Bella- Bossy by Mo Manning
Prisma colored pencils
kraft Cardstock
McGill punch- bow
Recollections bling
Stampin'up punches- Small and Large tags
Sentiment Celebrate- Repeat Impressions stamp

Challenges

DL Art Thankful Thurs- #228 Birthday  (1/3)
Not just Cards May  ATG
Artistic Inspirations #200 ATG (3/3)
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1819 ATG (3/3)
 Craftaholics R Us #20 ATG
Creative Moments 143 ATG (2/3)
heARTful stamping- ATG (2/2)
Jo's Scrap Shack #234 ATG (1/3)
Allsorts #468 Birthday (1/3)
Crafty Friends #84 B is for Birthday and Bossy (1/3)
 Aud Sentiments #203 Cute plus sentiment
Country View May Be humorous

 Have a great Weekend. We are celebrating at the cheesecake factory this evening! YUM!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Art Impressions -Playing Dress Up

Hi everyone, I broke out the only Art Impressions stamp that i own that would work for the theme of Playing Dress up so that i could play in the challenge this week.
I also decided to use my watercolors to paint it. Fun, Fun!



Stamps--Art Impressions "Merriest"
Watercolors
Cold press paper 140#
pom pom trim
black Versafine ink

Challenges
Art Impressions- Playing dress up #232 Playing Dress up (1/2)
DL Art May ATG linky
Not just Cards May  ATG
JO's Scrap Shack #233 ATG (3/3)
Simply Papercrafts #57 ATG (3/3)
Artistic Inspirations #200 ATG (2/3)
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1819 ATG (2/3)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin May ATG Christmas (1/2)
Creative Moments 143 ATG (1/3)
The Merry Christmas #20 ATG (1/3)
the Holly and Ivy Christmas #29 ATG 15C (1/3)
heARTful stamping- ATG (1/2)
C.R.A.F.T #468 Christmas

Have a great Thursday!


Monday, May 14, 2018

Painting a cockatoo Lindy's stamp gang Magical powders

Well i really wanted to enter the monthly Lindy's stamp gang color challenge so i drew this bird and painted him with Lindy's magicals. I only used 2 of the colors from the challenge palette but i really like the colors. (see below)
I haven't decided whether or not i'm going to frame this or make a card with it yet. I did go ahead and put a Black Mat around the image.




Palette:

Lindy's Magicals in:

Challenges

Lindy's Gang challenge May Color
DL Art May ATG linky
Not just Cards May  ATG
The Crafty Addicts #48 ATG (3/3)
Crafting from the Heart #206 ATG (1/3)
Crafting with Friends #67 ATG (3/3)
JO's Scrap Shack #233 ATG (2/3)
Simply Papercrafts #57 ATG (2/3)
Artistic Inspirations #200 ATG (1/3)
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1819 ATG (1/3)

Have a great week!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Last Mother's Day card with alcohol inks

I have one last Mother's day card to share today. To Create this card i used Tim Holtz alcohol ink. I even used the butterscotch ink to stain the white lace below.  I doodles the flowers with a black faber- Castell PITT pen, added some misc... bling to the centers and created the card.





Rose Gold Metallic Mixative
Butterscotch
Wild plum
Meadow
Watermelon
Cloudy Blue

Challenges

 Crafts Galore Encore ATG (2/3))
DL Art May ATG linky
Not just Cards May  ATG
Aud Sentiments #203 Cute plus a sentiment (2/5)
Crafty Creations #366 ATG (2/2)
PDE  #19 ATG (2/3)
The Crafty Addicts #48 ATG (2/3)
Crafting from the Heart #205 ATG (2/3)
Crafting with Friends #67 ATG (2/3)
JO's Scrap Shack #233 ATG (1/3)
Simply Papercrafts #57 ATG (1/3)

have a great mother's Day

Friday, May 11, 2018

Alcohol ink Hummingbird

Hi Friends, I made a card today using a hummingbird that i drew using a reference photo from my "Art of watercolor" book.  I used half of my homemade alcohol inks and a couple Ranger alcohol inks ( black and brown) from my stash. 




Challenges

 Crafts Galore Encore ATG (2/3)
Crafty Animals #14 ATG with Animal (2/3)
DL Art May ATG linky
The Corrosive #5 - ATG (3/3)
Aud Sentiments #203 Cute plus a sentiment (1/5)
Crafty Creations #366 ATG (1/2)
Fab n Funky #393 Garden or outdoors 1-
PDE  #19 ATG (1/3)
The Crafty Addicts #48 ATG (1/3)
Crafting from the Heart #205 ATG (1/3)
Crafting with Friends #67 ATG (1/3)
DL Art Thankful Thursday #228 Birthday (1/3)

Have a good evening!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

I painted a cow (Moo) with Lindy's Magical powders

Hi Everyone, today i want to share a picture of a cow that i drew and watercolored using Magical powders from Lindy's Stamp gang and 2 of the Bisters powdered pigments. I've been wanting to try this technique for quite awhile and finally got around to it. As you already know, i love to watercolor  so trying to do it with the powders was something i really wanted to do. I drew the cow using a reference photo from a Watercolor book.
I think that i'm going to mat and put this in a frame. 





Supplies used to Create

Lindy's magicals in Red hot pepper orange, brown , black
Bisters powder in natural color
Arches Hot pressed paper 140#
frisket masking fluid

Challenges

A Inky Mess #20 ATG Mixed Media (1/3)
Card Mania #104 Anything but a card
Crafty Animals #14 ATG with Animal (1/3)
DL Art May ATG linky
The Creative Crafters #3 ATG (1/3)
The Creative Studio Watercolors
Crafting by Designs May ATG (3/3)
The Corrosive #5 - ATG (2/3)

Have a great day!


Monday, May 7, 2018

and still another Mother's Day card using alcohol ink

Hi everyone, Here is another alcohol ink card for Mother's day. I cannot tell you how much i am enjoying creating these Alcohol ink backgrounds. 



Supplies used to create

Homemade alcohol inks- Recipe HERE
DCWV- paper
Orange Cardstock
Sentiment Rubber Stamp- Hobby Lobby
Tim Holtz- flower stamps and Border die
Clear Bling from Stash

Challenges

Di's Digi Stamps For Mom (1/3)
Hiding in my Craft Room #351 Freestyle 1-
Papercrafter's Linky party ATG (1/3)
Sweet Stampin Flowers (1/2)
Creative Moments #142 ATG (3/3)
Word Art Wednesday #332-333 ATG (3/5)
Crafting by Designs May ATG (2/3)
Double D Challenge May Flowers (2/3)
A Bit more time to craft #67 ATG (2/3)
Crafty Catz #415 ATG with flowers (1/3)
Simply Papercrafts #57 ATG (1/3)
 Dare 2B Artsy May Dreaming of flowes (1/3)
heARTful Stamping ATG plus Stamp (1/2)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #81 ATG (1/3)
The Corrosive #5 - ATG (1/3)
Stamping Sensations May Close to nature (1/3)

Have a fantastic week!





The May/June issue of TTCRD has been released!

Good news, the May/June issue of TTCRD has been released!

The May-June 2018 issue of Through the Craft Room Door Magazine has been released. With over a dozen tutorials, including a video and a product review and many cards / projects you are sure to find something that gets you in your craft room!

Our theme this month is Christening/Baptism, Wreaths (Any theme) and Mermaids so we have quite a few Inspiration pages for you to check out.

Our Featured Digi Artist, the ever-lovely Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes Doodle & Designs! Her designs are so fun and imaginative! Love them!

Our Special Challenge on the Website is a Clean and Simple, single layer challenge. Come check out the great inspiration from the Design team and play along! Please note: this challenge is open to ALL members of the Through the Craft Room Door, but you must be a member of the special challenges group to play along for a chance to win a gift card to Amazon.com.

Visit Subscribers Only Area at:
http://craftrmdoor.ning.com/groups/group/show?id=5333144%3AGroup%3A82043&xg_source=msg_mes_group


Friday, May 4, 2018

Yes, i'm still playing with my alcohol inks

Yes, you guessed it! I have another Mother's Day Flower card using alcohol inks on my irises today. 
If you are interested in making your own Alcohol ink you may want to check out my post from Yesterday on how i make my own.
I think that i may send this card to my Grandmother for Mother's Day. She has always loved irises.




Supplies
Homemade alcohol inks- Recipe posted yesterday
Sentiment- Hobby lobby rubber stamp
I drew the iris
Faber castell black ink
Butterfly stickers- Jot
yupo paper
Handmade paper from Provo Craft

Challenges

Artistic inspirations #199 ATG (3/3)
Crafting from the Heart #204 ATG (3/3)
Create and Makes ATG (3/3)
Everybody Art Flower (3/3)
Shopping our Stash #352 Mothers Day (3/3) 13C
DL Art #227 Mother's Day (3/3)
Crafty Gals Corner #164 ATG (2/2)
Creative Moments #142 ATG (2/3)
Word Art Wednesday #332-333 ATG (2/5)
Crafting by Designs May ATG (1/3)
Double D Challenge May Flowers (1/3)
Sunny Day Crafting #18 Butterflies 
A Bit more time to craft #67 ATG (1/3)

Have a Great Day!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Alcohol inks are awesome! How to make your own alcohol ink tutorial.

So many of you seem to be amazed that i've made my own alcohol inks so i thought that i'd share how i made mine and what i used.

First of all, i bought the little travel bottles from the dollar tree. They come in packs of 3. You can buy all snap top lidded bottles or 2 lidded and 1 spray. Then i bought the generic permanent markers from the dollar tree. They have a set of 8 primary colors and a set of 6 pastel colors. Here is a picture of what i used- Jot permanent markers. Because i wanted to make a full bottle of each color i bought 2 primary and 2 pastels packs of markers. Keep in mind, you don't have to fill the entire bottle with alcohol unless you want to. If you only fill half then you only need one marker insert.

I bought 91% alcohol at Walmart for $2.50 or so. This is a very large bottle (32 oz) and will make quite a few bottles. 

Unless you want your hands covered in ink you should wear gloves to do this.

I filled each bottle with the above alcohol and added 2 of the same colors of ink tubes from the permanent markers. You have to pull the nib out first of the marker with tweezers and add to the bottle and then take apart the marker and cut the ink tube on the inside in small pieces and add them. Let them sit until all of the ink is out and try the color. If i didn't think that the ink was dark enough,  i added regular colored ink from other pens like these. ProMarx Fashion stick pens. I am a pen hoarder, so i just used some of these pens that i had in my stash to use some up. ****Don't use the gel ones they don't seem to dissolve the same and end up stringy. I would just add the tubes of ink in after cutting them in pieces. I only added these if i needed the color to be darker and they don't have to be the perfect color to match the permanent markers just close works.

Remove all of the tubes from the bottles with tweezers after the ink is out and you are ready to go.

Note: I've also found some tie dye ink bottles at the dollar tree before and added a little of the powdered dye to make alcohol inks. I bet that if you have rit dye or something similar already you could add that but you'll have to strain it through a coffee filter or something to get rid of the salts that are added to those. Just experiment. If you find something else with dye that works,  please let me know. I may want to try it. lol

I hope that this helps all of you and enjoy!

Card examples using these inks:


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

More with my Alcohol inks

Hi Everyone, I told you yesterday that i'm on an alcohol ink kick right now so you'll be seeing my projects made with alcohol inks for awhile now. lol.



Supplies used to Create

Tim Holtz Flower stamps
Sentiment- Inkadinkado
Alcohol inks- Homemade- a mishmash of different things
paint Brush
91% alcohol 
Tim holtz blending solution
pink cardstock
lace paper

Challenges


Heartful stamping- ATG (2/2)
Crafty Friends #81 Flowers (2/3)
Brown Sugar #277 Pearls and Mothers day (2/2)
Artistic inspirations #199 ATG (2/3)
Crafting from the Heart #204 ATG (2/3)
Create and Makes ATG (2/3)
Everybody Art Flower (2/3)
Shopping our Stash #352 Mothers Day (2/3) 13C
DL Art #227 Mother's Day (2/3)
Crafty Gals Corner #164 ATG (1/2)
Crafty Creations #365 ATG (2/2)
Creative Moments #142 ATG (1/3)
Word Art Wednesday #332-333 ATG (1/5)

Have a Great Wednesday


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Alcohol ink flower

Well I broke out those alcohol inks and there's no going back now. lol! My room is finally where I want it to be and I can now get to all of my Crafty Goodies to create. I just had to get the feat accomplished before I could start creating again or i'd never finish it.



Supplies used to create
Alcohol inks- Homemade using markers and pens together.
Dropper
straw for blowing
Paintbrush for controlling the inks
Michaels Bling strip
Sentiment- Happy Mother's day- Inkadinkado
 Purple and pink Card stocks

Challenges

Heartful stamping- ATG (1/2)
Crafty Friends #81 Flowers (1/3)
Papercrafters Linky party ATG
Brown Sugar #277 Pearls and Mothers day (1/2)
Always Fun #56 ATG (1/3)
Artistic inspirations #199 ATG (1/3)
Crafting from the Heart #204 ATG (1/3)
Create and Makes ATG (1/3)
Everybody Art Flower (1/3)
Shopping our Stash #352 Mother's Day 13C (1/3)
DL Art #227 Mother's Day (1/3)

Have a great evening!