Chalking with a Stencil

Rita Barakat has incredible stencils that help you draw faces! I love to chalk everything and anything in my home. I also have a serious crush on anything from the 1980’s. Big hair, scrunchies and neon colors is where it is at! Marvy has come out with some NEW fine tip chalk pins and I knew it was time to merge the three together for an epic art piece! Only thing is I ended up creating three. Once I started I just could not stop!

Crazy Hair

For each piece I wanted to focus on one element of the face. I really like hair! It is my favorite thing to draw (well….the only thing I can draw without help). I wanted the piece to be dramatic and weird. I only added the eye and went crazy with the hair adding in little dots of all the colors through out.

Curly Hair

For this piece I still wanted to have a ton of hair, but have more of the face. When I first added the curls it was far to structured for my liking, so I softened the look with a Q-Tip. Since it is chalk it does erase and leaves a dusty residue if not wiped clean. This is something to keep in mind for shading!

Pucker Up!

Ironically this piece is my very favorite! I am terrified of drawing lips. Even with the stencil I will have to do them at least three times to get them correct. I knew I could easily erase them since I used chalk board paper and chalk markers, so I gave it a try. Once I got her lips done I added in her neck and used my favorite color to create a top. I almost did not add hair, but once again knew I could erase it if I did not like it, so added some.

Final Thoughts:

In conclusion by taking the pressure off of having to get it right because I could erase it I was able to free my creativity and created three awesome pieces. This is a great way to practice your drawing without committing to it. Once you are done you can easily erase it or spray it with hairspray to save it.

This was part of a hop in collaboration with Marvy and Rita Barakat. Please make sure you hop through to see what the other designers did ūüôā

Yolie

Michelle

Martha

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

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Deepest Sympathies

Probably the least favorite thing for me to make is a Sympathy card, but they are the most meaningful to the recipient. During times of loss a hand made card can warm the heart like nothing else. Since death is often no predictable it is best to make a few to have on hand. I used the Hedgehog Hollow September 2018 to create a Deepest Sympathy card.

¬†I stamped the flowers with Catherine Pooler’s Coral Cabana ink pad. I stamped the stems and sentiment with a black detailed ink. Using the Marvy Uchida brush tip pens I colored in the flowers and stems.

 I sprinkled Color Burst on a piece of white cardstock and misted with gold glimmer mist. Once it dried I used an oval die cut to trim it out and inked the edges.

I pop dotted the flowers and sentiment over the stems I adhered with a liquid adhesive. To finish if off I added a few pearls.

I find it easier to create these cards with no specific person in mind. If I am creating a sympathy card for a loved one I tend to break down and unable to complete it. By working on several sympathy cards at a time it makes it easier.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Bloom Where You are Planted

Sometimes to create a stunning card it really is best to keep it simple. The script for “Bloom” is one of my favorites. I like the size of the word too. I really wanted to create a card that could showcase that one word — Bloom.

¬†To create this card stamp the sentiment with Catherine Pooper Coral Cabana Ink pad. Next line the stem of the Bountiful Floral up under the sentiment making sure there is enough room for the flower. Color the stem in with the green brush tip marker. On a separate piece of white card stock, stamp the flower image and color with blue brush tip marker. Using a pop dot adhere the flower to the stem and add a little glitter glue to the center. Stamp “Where you are Planted” along the bottom. Adhere card stock with images to a mat and place on card front. Finish off with a few Nuvo Dew Drops.

I usually am not a clean and simple crafter, but I love this card! Sometimes getting out of your usual style is fun!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Make A Tote with Deco Fabric Glitter Pens!

When I attended Creativation 2018 I was able to get my hands on some fabulous goodies to play with. I absolutely love the Glitter Fabric Pens! Here is how I made this great bag!
To start the fabric paint flow in each pen I had to shake it and press the tip down.
I lifted it ever so often just to check and once I saw the pigment to the tip I knew it was time to color!
Every so often I had to shake the pen to get more paint. I colored one flower in and then did another flower in a different color. This seemed to allow  the paint some time to nap after working so hard! I added a few crystals to each flower using Supertite Instant Glue 
Once The gems were applied I outlined each flowers Nuvo Dew Drops.
I used coordinating colors on each flower:

 I love how it turned out!
 Supplies:
Supertite  (use code SUPERTITE-GOLDEN for 10% off of all orders over $5)
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!