Saturday, October 21, 2017

Day #7...A Re-Cap of Catherine Scanlon Designs Week....and Daily Giveaway Winner Announcement!

Hello my crafty and creative friends!
I can hardly believe that this week has gone by so quickly
and 
that it's time to do a re-cap of the cards that I've created 
for Catherine Scanlon Designs Week, here at my blog! 
and..
It's also time to announce 
the WINNERS OF THE DAILY GIVEAWAYS!
I hope that you've enjoyed seeing cards created with Catherine's fabulous new release and..
that you're taking a little bit of inspiration from each day...and each stamp... with you!

I am a floral image lover...
so this week of creating floral cards was a dream come true for me
and I thoroughly enjoyed creating each and every card that I shared with you.
The coloring...embossing...water coloring...
and all of the supplies and products that I used bring a sense of creative adventure to me
because, for me... the enjoyment is in the creative process...and the possibilities.
and...
This week was filled with possibilities...
all inspired by this new release of Catherine Scanlon's stamp designs!

So now it's time to take a peek at this week's cards...one more time...
and to announce each of the Daily Giveaway winners!
The re-cap will be done day by day...
I'll note the name of the stamp set for those of you who MUST have it (haha)

You can find Catherine Scanlon's complete collection of stamp designs
HERE ....at the ART GONE WILD web site


Each of the 6 winners will be posted with the card photos for that particular day!
Okay...
here we go...
(And just because I am a top notch enabler...If you click on the name of each stamp set below...
you'll be taken to the the ART GONE WILD web site page for that particular stamp set 

DAY #1..... ROSE FRAME
GIVEAWAY WINNER:  DEB T







DAY #2... GIFT ENCLOSURES
GIVEAWAY WINNER:  Turtle (Therese)








DAY #3... LILIES FRAME
GIVEAWAY WINNER: Kat Wubbenhorst







 DAY #4... SUCCULENT ENVELOPE
GIVEAWAY WINNER:  Ivy






DAY #5... HAPPY
GIVEAWAY WINNER: Lynn Kirkpatrick









DAY #6... THANK YOU
GIVEAWAY WINNER: kReN K





CONGRATULATIONS to ALL of the DAILY GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

Deb T....Turtle(Therese)....Kat Wubbenhorst...Ivy...Lynn Kirkpatrick and kRen K
Please send your mailing info to me this weekend at: tobellissimacards@gmail.com

Your giveaway prize will be coming to you directly from Catherine Scanlon 
who has offered this kind and generous giveaway! 

THANK YOU for visiting today...
and 
for being part of this fun and fabulous week of Catherine Scanlon designs...here at my blog!
I also want to thank YOU for your kind comments throughout the week.

If you'd like to follow Catherine Scanlon and I
to see what we are up to on our crafty and creative adventures...
Here's where you can find us:

Catherine Scanlon:
Art Gone Wild

Michelle (that's me!):
(I'll be getting back to doing video tutorials soon....so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel!)


Have a wonderful day my friends!
Michelle

Friday, October 20, 2017

Day #6...Catherine Scanlon Designs Week...a New Release Stamp...and a Daily Giveaway

Hello my crafty and creative friends!
I can hardly believe that today is Day #6 of Catherine Scanlon Designs Week here at my blog!
This week of sharing cards created with Catherine's new release has passed by in  flash.

I've had the best time creating each and every one of this weeks cards
and am glad that I don't have to choose a favorite...
because that would be impossible. 
If Catherine Scanlon Designs are new to you...
I hope that the week has inspired you 
and brought some new and fresh ideas to your creative repertoire.
If you were already a Catherine Scanlon fan...
I hope that this week reminded you of how beautiful her work is...
and has sparked some new card making ideas that excite you.

Tomorrow...Day #7...will be a re-cap of the entire week...
as well as the announcing the giveaway winners for each of the 6 days
**You still have time to post a comment at each of the week's blog posts so that you will be "in" on each of the daily giveaways!

Today, though...
I have a few cards to share with you...
both created with the newly released THANK YOU stamp set.
You can see detail about the THANK YOU stamp set  HERE...
at the ART GONE WILD web site.
You can also follow Catherine Scanlon on Instagram HERE
to see her art and projects

So...
Here are the cards that I created with the THANK YOU stamp set.



First....this Autumn-looking card.
I stamped this image...as well as the image for the 2nd card
with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink.
I used Copic markers to color the image.
Matting was done with LCI metallic card stock 
in taupe and bronze.
I stamped the sentiment..
and hand cut the banner
My intent when I started this card wasn't focused on Autumn at all.
But..as I began to color..
the card went in an Autumnal direction ...which made me happy.
This color palette is one that I like very much

Here's a close up...
for a look at the colors ...shading...and blending.

When I set out to create his card...the 2nd card...
I knew that I wanted to color the bloom in rose tones..
and the add some purple tones to the card as well.
I colored this image with Copic markers...
then highlighted and shaded with Faber -Castell Polychromos pencils.
After I had laid the pencil color down over the Copic coloring
I blended both with a Spectrum Noir Colorless Blender Pen/marker.
I mentioned this earlier in the week...
but have to say it again...
Blending pencil coloring when aid down over Copic coloring is very magical.
The alcohol in the blender pen breaks down the wax from the pencil coloring 
and blends the pencil colors together.
A look that I LOVE
The matting on this card was done with a deep plum and gold colored metallic card stock colors.
I stamped the sentiment...and hand cut the banner

 Here's close up...

I hope that you enjoyed seeing a few cards created with the THANK YOU stamp set.
This beautiful flower...a big bold THANK YOU and some terrific sentiments 
are the makings of a wonderful stamp, I think!

Thanks so much for visiting today...
Don't forget you comment below...
and under each of the prior 5 day blog posts..
so that you'll be entered into each day's giveaway.

Wishing you a wonderfully creative day...
and looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!
Michelle.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Day #5..Catherine Scanlon Designs Week...a New Release Stamp Set...and a Daily Giveaway

Hello my crafty and creative friends...
Welcome to Day #5 of Catherine Scanlon Week here at my blog.

and...
I'm both happy an excited about having lots to share with you today!

This being said...
I'm not going to chat a lot...
Because I really want to get right down to sharing the cards with you!

But first...
I want to give you a little bit of information.

Today...I am sharing 4 cards...
Similar...but different..
All were created with Catherine Scanlon Designs new  release stamp set
called HAPPY
You can find HAPPY HERE at the Art Gone Wild web site
You can also see more of Catherine's Designs and projects at her Instagram page HERE


All of today's cards were heat embossed.
And...all were water colored...in different ways.
(I'll note info about the water coloring and embossing with each photo, below)
I used an assortment of LCI metallic card stock colors for matting.
All of the background were also water colored
Okay..those are the basics.

And now..it's time to share some card pics with you.
(I have to say it now before I share the photos...I HAD THE BEST TIME creating today's cards!!)
I REALLY REALLY like this stamp set!
and..
I REALLY REALLY like to water color.

.
And now..it's time to share the card photos!

Card #1

 The first card  was heat embossed with Sparkle n Sprinkle Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.
I used ZIG markers to water color the image.
I laid the marker color down on a tile and picked it up with a paint brush to water color the image.
For matting...I chose orange...and gold metallic card stock.
This image matted image layer...
and all of the other image layers on today's cards
were positioned with fun foam for a sturdy lift and added dimension.
I chose one of the sentiments from the HAPPY stamp set to complete this card

Here's a close up...


Card #2
I haven't done silver heat embossing  in a while...
So I go out some Tim Holtz Sterling Silver embossing powder ..
stamped the image...
heat embossed with this gorgeous silver embossing powder
and water colored this image with a combination of ZIG markers...
and Luminarte Twinkling H2Os
I chose  deep blue and white metallic card stock for matting.


and...
a close up
(I'm so glad that I used sterling silver embossing powder 
for this blue version of this card.

Card #3
 I love certain shades of blue and shades of brown together
and thought that I'd try that color combo with Lawn Fawn Rose Gold heat embossing.
In the end...I was thrilled with the result!
This image was water colored with Zig markers ( brown & green tones)
I also water colored his image with Luminarte Twinkling H2O's (blue..green and ivory colors )
I double matted using bronze metallic card stock and an icy blue metallic card stock.
The background was water colored with diluted Zig colors  .
I stamped and hand cut and water colored the sentiment banner.                                                                                                                                                                           

I had to share a close up of this card so that you can see the shimmery water coloring 
that is achieved with the H2Os.
I also found that by keeping enough water on the image...I was able to blend the H2Os and Zig water coloring together very nicely
You can see that blending on the blue and brown flower above the "H & A" 

and...
the 4th and final card of today...
This version was water colored with a combination of Zigs
and Ken Oliver Color Bursts and Gansai Tombi Pearl Pastels
The 3 worked beautifully together ...allowing me to blend and create the colors that I wanted
The color density created with the Color Bursts is AMAZING!
I heat embossed this card as well (gold)
I chose deep purple and gold metallic card stock for matting
and added the word "birthday" to complete this card.

This close up speaks for WHY I LOVE to water color.
Look at those colors together with the gold embossing!
You can also see the background here
which was water colored with the Pearl Gansai Tombi Paints

I could have gone on and on and one creating cards with the HAPPY stamp set.
The image is beautiful...and unique, I think...with the HAPPY being part of the image
as opposed to a separate stamp.
The large detailed image is ideal for card makers like me...who have a love of water coloring.

I hope that you enjoyed seeing today's cards...as much as I enjoyed creating them!
Thanks for visiting today...
and I hope to see you tomorrow for Day #6 of Catherine Scanlon Week!

Now it's time for you to post  comment below...so that you'll be "in" on today's giveaway 
You can also go back to the prior 4 days of Catherine Scanlon Week blog posts to comment 
and  be in on the giveaways for each of those days as well.

Have a wonderful day!
Michelle.