It's officially summer, school is out, and thus my (Lauren's) thoughts have turned to all things beachy! Here's a card that features Eyelet Outlet Seagull Brads, Ocean Tape, Glitter Gold Tape, Sea Shore Brads, Pearl Bling and Glitter Enamel Dots:
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Gulls Just Wanna Have Fun*
Monday, June 27, 2022
ICAD Round Up, Week 4
Cruising into the last week of June with seven more index cards in my ICAD2022 book, woohoo! And here they are now, in reverse order:
Saturday, June 25, 2022
I stamped the solid butterfly in Peachy Keen, the butterfly outline and tiny blossom in Rosey Posey, and the berry branch and dots in Morning Glory; then diecut using a set of nested diamond dies, and matted on a piece of soft blue cardstock. The sentiment is from Wendy’s Birthday Bash Stamp, Die and Stencil Set. Accents of Rosey Posey Liquid Pearls add a little extra shimmer and texture.
Be sure to check out the INK... STAMP and MAKE ART with Wendy Vecchi Facebook Group for lots more ideas, tips and techniques using these gorgeous inks!
Friday, June 24, 2022
Did She Say, "Tropical Grunge"?!
Not yet... but I'm about to, lol! This week we're celebrating a bunch of fun new releases from Ranger and I have to say my favorites are the three beautiful new shades of Wendy Vecchi Signature Series Archival Inks. On Wednesday, I used Morning Glory, Rosey Posey and Peachy Keen in their glorious full strength boldness; yesterday I diluted them with rubbing alcohol to get a fabulous pastel effect; and today I'm going for (...you guessed it...) Tropical Grunge by adding plenty of Jet Black Archival to my funky collaged background effect.
The glorious bird images are from a collection of German Scrap that my friend Gail gave me a couple of years ago, and I have frankly just flat-out HOARDED them until now. I'd be more embarrassed about that if I wasn't positive that I saved them for exactly the right project!
I made four slightly oversized ATC-style backgrounds by quite randomly tearing and gluing on bits of vintage (but bright white) sheet music, architectural drawings and Hindi text paper, scattered with some coordinating tapes from Wendy's two Washi Assortments. Then I used a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool with Domed Foams to apply the Peachy Keen, Rosey Posey and Morning Glory inks directly to the paper, blending them a bit at the overlapping edges.
Then I used the stencil from Wendy Vecchi's MAKE ART Country Flowers Stamp, Die and Stencil set to add parallel lines in Jet Black and small dots of Rosey Posey Liquid Pearls. I also stamped the hearts from WV's Merci and More set in black. Finally, I inked the edges of each card lightly with Rosey Posey and then a bit more dramatically with Jet Black before giving them all frames of soft orange cardstock and wordfetti sentiments from an older Tim Holtz Big Chat Sticker Collection. Be sure to visit the @wendyvecchi and @ranger_ink Instagram feeds for more inspiration; as well as the INK...STAMP and MAKE ART with Wendy Vecchi Group on Facebook!
Hey Santa Claus!
We're still celebrating that Jolly Old Elf himself at Jingle Belles, so here is my Santa-centric card this week:
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Yesterday I showed off three bold, beautiful, brand new shades of Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink from Ranger: Morning Glory, Peachy Keen and Rosey Posey, to be precise. And in fact, today's project shows off exactly the same shades, but this time in pastel mode:
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Shades of Summer!
There are three absolutely luscious new WendyVecchi Signature Series Archival Inks making their debut today from Ranger, and I was lucky enough to be given a chance to test them out a teeny bit early. Please welcome Rosey Posey (the vivid pink of my dreams), Peachy Keen (the perfect peachy orange), and Morning Glory (which really is exactly the same color as one of my alltime favorite flowers)!
The End of the (EO) Rainbow
It's the last few Eyelet Outlet Rainbow Brad Cards, which just happen to be Red, White and Blue... and feature lots of wonderful EO brads and tapes, which are listed below!
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
This fortnight at Shopping Our Stash the challenge is called "There's GNOME One Like You" and if you suspect that we'd like to see a gnome or two, you're absolutely right!
Monday, June 20, 2022
Mandala Monday + ICAD Round Up
Another week has flown past and here are seven little works of index card art to prove it! If you're interested in joining the ICAD fun, it's not too late! Visit Daisy Yellow Art for all the details and (100% optional) prompts or check out the Instagram hashtag #dyicad2022 to see loads of inspiration!
Friday, June 17, 2022
Everybody's Waitin' For...
...the Man with the Bag; also known as Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas or Pere Noel, so this fortnight at Jingle Belles we're making cards that feature dear old Santa Claus!
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
"The Future's So Bright...
...You Gotta Wear Shades"! If there's a better sentiment to put on a graduation card I do not know it, especially when the "shades" in question are Eyelet Outlet Sunglass Brads!
Monday, June 13, 2022
Week 2: ICAD 2022
It's Day 13 of #dyicad2022 and also Mandala Monday, so here's a round-up of the past week's index card art, working backwards from today!
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Lawnfawnatics (and all others!) are invited to join me at Paper Anthology, in Kenvil, NJ for my newest class, "Fawn Fun in the Summertime" a cute and colorful class featuring the tiny Lawn Fawn critters from Beary Rainy Day, Gnome Sweet Gnome and Berry Special paired with chunky Pinkfresh Studio diecut alphabets and some truly diabolical (...in a good way, lol...) puns!
We’ll make a square shaker card, a slimline and an A2 greeting. Dates available are currently Monday, June 27th from 11am to 2pm and Saturday, July 16th from 12-3pm; but stay tuned for a third date to be announced! Visit the Paper Anthology Blog or the Class Page for all the details!
Friday, June 10, 2022
It's Ombre, Hombre!
We're cruising into our second week of ombre-centric cards at Jingle Belles and this time I've created my own version by blending six different shades of Distress Oxide Inks from Ranger through an older Hero Arts Stencil.
Thursday, June 9, 2022
"Watercoloring" with Archival Inks
I'm very happy to be back on the Ranger Blog with a tutorial for a fun way to "watercolor" with Archival Inks, featuring one of Wendy Vecchi's newest MAKE ART Stamp Sets, Doodle Celebration. I hope you'll head on over and check it out!
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
More Rainbow Ramblings
It's the second week of my (Lauren's) Eyelet Outlet Rainbow Brad project, and this time we're embracing all things Brown, Yellow, Purple and Black!
The brads for each color are as follows:
BROWN: A Compass, a Lion from the Lion, Tiger, Zebra set hanging out with a Monkey and Giraffe from the Jungle Mix, the Doghouse from our Kennel Mix, plus a few sweet Puppy Brads, a Sandcastle and Shell Corner, a vintage Fan from the Telephone and Fan set and a pair of Champagne flutes from the Wedding set. Two strips of Wood Washi and a Skinny Glitter Tape in dark copper.
YELLOW: A background strip of Tape Measure Washi and Chicken Tape holds Work Trucks, Tissues from the TP & Tissues set, a School Bus, the Sun from our Sun and Cloud Brads, a happy little Chick, a Birthday Candle, a Party Hat and finally a Sunflower.
PURPLE: Unicorns from the Unicorn and Rainbow set, some Butterflies and a Mini Butterfly, Grape Brads and a glass of Red from the Wine set, a Fairy Brad and some Water Lillies from the Frog set. The washi selection is Purple Check Tape, plus purple glitter from the Skinny Glitter Tape set and purple flowers from the Skinny Foil Tape set.
BLACK: Our adorable Sushi Washi is flanked by Black and White Check Tape, over which we have a Zebra from the second Jungle Mix, an old-school Telephone, Eye Glass and Sunglass Brads, Music Notes, a Graduation Hat, Video Games and a handsome Spider.
And here's a snap of how our extended rainbow is shaping up so far:
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
SOS 472: Dad Jokes
At Shopping Our Stash we're mad about dads, and with Father's Day just around the corner, this seems like a good time to make a humorous card that celebrates just such an occasion. I'm pretty sure I got my love of Diabolical Puns from my own dad, so this was pretty easy for me.
I used a free font from DaFont.com called Paper Flowers to format my jokes and printed them out on plain white cardstock. Then I added Eyelet Outlet Saw and Tool Box and Tool Brads to the construction card and a Grill plus some Beer Brads to the hoppy card. I matted with ancient Basic Grey Skate Shoppe papers, affixed my punny panels to a pair of white A2 cards and called it good to go!
Head on over to SOS to see what the gang have made to inspire you, then start planning what you'll make for this fun challenge!
Monday, June 6, 2022
Mandala Monday + ICAD Round-Up
I'm easing back into the Index Card a Day project and here's my first week of cards, in reverse order, starting with today's mandala:
You can find more information about ICAD on the Daisy Yellow Art website, or via Tammy Garcia's account, Gypsy999 on Instagram.