It's definitely time to trim the tray again. This time with a Halloween theme. Lots of great spooky stuff at Creative Fabrica -- and while these are pretty simple items.... they definitely are fun to make.
You'll find all the details for a few of these items at The Artistry.
or at least a productive couple of days! Birthdays for this month are creeping up and so it was a mad dash to get a few done. A mix of digital and hybrid. Love all the fun that can be created using the SCAL 5 Pro software and a few fun files and dies from favorite vendors.
Using the Gradient feature in SCAL 5 Pro, you can create a full rainbow of color and fill the text with lots of fun! Moving the individual sliders you can play with the color movement as well until you're satisfied with the shift.
Purely digital and so much fun.
Let the Skycut plotter/cutter do the cutting of a chunky font and you create the background on the card base using distress inks and blending tools. Embellish with a single cupcake (digi is from Creative Fabrica) colored with pencils are markers of your choice. Add a little glaze to the cherry for some shine.
Digi image from Creative Fabrica (watercolor collection). Print 2 cut using SCAL5 Pro to set up. Once the image is printed, use a Spellbinders' border die. Round the corners of the back edge and add a bit of additional color to the edge with a strip of paper in a complimentary color.
Hoping you will be able to spend some time in your creative space this week. Enjoy every moment of it. Happy Crafting!
It's been a joy to be back in the craft room again and sharing some ideas over on The Artistry using some files from CreativeFabrica.com They were fun and we're going to enjoy using several of them on some scrapbooking pages and cards. I'll have a few more to share in the days to come.
It's been a long time coming, but I thought it was time to not only get a start on this, but also put some new markers to the test. the Markers, Poetique are refillable watercolor markers (available on Amazon). They are the size of a marker and have a soft brush nib -- just like a water brush.
The colors in the 24 count box are vivid and there's a lot of color in each of the markers. This is the cover of my journal....
the stamp is from Vera Lane Studios (I'm in love with her quirky kids!) and was cut using the Skycut Print and Cut feature. The machine is spot on once you've calibrated!
the background is 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. I applied a bit of water to the paper before applying any color from the marker. I love how the color flowed and filled the section. I did blend in another blue. Once that was dry, I added a few splatters.
The Stamp is colored using the markers as well... with the exception of the face, arms and hands and eyes. The pinks and oranges in the set of markers are too bold of colors and even diluting them a bit, still was too much pigment.
The markers are good, you can get a fine or bold line depending on the pressure you put on the brush.
Hoping you'll get a little creative time this weekend! and if you're not able to, mark out some time for the coming week. You won't regret it!
It's been so fun to use these quirky digital images from Vera Lane Studio for some upcoming birthday cards.
The digi stamp is a p2c using the Skycut and SCAL5. Spot on and perfect cut! Colored pencils, blended with Gamsol. The background is "smooshed" using distress inks, water and an acetate sheet. A few enamel dots were added. The Happy Birthday stamp is from Stampers Anonymous.
This "scrappy" slimline card is interactive. There's a lever mechanism and a wobble in use. It's so much fun. The colors are bright and and are perfect for the 10 year old it's going to. All pieces were cut on the Skycut using SCAL 5. And again, the P2C is spot on with no problem cutting the candle and flames. The digi stamp was resized without losing any details and is about 1 1/2 inches tall. Colored pencils, gamsol were used for color on the stamp. Some hand drawn details were added to the "packages"
I'm looking forward to using these and a few other digis in my stash in the days to come. It's so relaxing to do a little coloring and that lever mechanism is easy to set up and use. It's the same mechanism that was used in this post last year using a digi from Whimsy Stamps.
Thanks for dropping by and have a crafty day and if today's not your day, schedule in an hour to two this week.
Today's the final day for the 5 Days of Spring Tag Challenge for this year. It's been a fun week and I hope you've taken the time to peruse all the fabulous tags created by our #ecalmakers on the FB page.
I fell in love with this digital stamp from Polkadoodles! No rain in the forecast for today, but we could sure use some!
I imported the png file to eCal, resized, set to print 2 cut print. Copied and pasted 2 additional images since I would need them to do the layering for this tag. All of the images fit into a 6 inch square and I printed on white AC smooth cardstock. I decided to do the fussy cutting myself for the images since the head, leg and water splash needed to be cut separately. The tag is from the library and cut using the eclips.
The coloring of the image and wash on the tag was done using watercolor pencils and a waterbrush. I added a crochet thread string for the tie on the hat and used a drop of glue to secure it front and center. When dry, assemble using pop up dots and a bit of glue here and there as needed.
Add a few drops of Crystal Nuvo drops to the water splashes for a final touch.
This is the final tag in this year's series. Looking forward to next year's as well. Be sure to pop by the FB page and review all of the submissions for this week. And if you're so inclined, please join us in an upcoming challenge on the page. The more the merrier.
Set aside some time to be creative! Your spirit will definitely be nourished.
Importing the png image into eCal, size and place on the tag as desired. Be sure to set the image to print to cut print in the software. Added dimension was accomplished by fussy cutting a second copy of the image with pop up dots. Presentation paper was used for the tag in this project.
Be sure to stop by the FB page to see additional tags made by other #eCalmakers. You'll love what you see.
A digital Whimsy Stamp (Sugar) to the rescue for this card for one of our granddaughters. Her birthday is coming up soon and I really hope she'll like it. We've been doing some sort of interactive card for each of the grandkids for the last couple of years and it's getting a little tougher each year to find something "new" to keep them excited. However......
Digi stamp cuteness makes this little girl shine and dance using a simple lever mechanism.
Sentiment is from Queen & Co. I printed 3 stamps* to create one card. I used some textured AC cardstock for this card. Coloring accomplished using colored pencils. I sprayed with a fixative for a little more insurance against smearing.
*Printing multiple images and cutting the lever mechanism sets makes it easy to create additional cards on the fly when needed.
Thanks for dropping by today. Hoping you're staying safe and well during this Covid stuff and finding some time to be creative!