Thursday, March 23, 2017

Let the Sea Resound Card by Michele


Good morning crafty friends! 
Michele here with a card using the  Heaven & Earth stamp set.  I love repeating a small stamp to make an interesting background.  I stamped this little fish on a tag and hand drew some bubbles in between.  I colored the fish with Copic markers.


I added shadows under each fish for more depth and applied glossy accents.  
I added a few layers of card stock and adhered my tag.  I tied charcoal twine to the top and stamped the sentiment in black to finish off the card. 


Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Lovely Lace by Tobi


Hello!  Tobi here to share something special. What is more elegant than lace? 
The word "lace" conjures so many words in my mind, most prominent of which are: 
love, wedding, sexy, delicate, sophisticated and classic. 

This card embodies all of those words:

 

I paired black lace with a white doily, and built my card around that. A monotone color scheme keeps this card classic and timeless, and the SRM stickers pair beautifully with all of the other elements. 

Supplies: 
Black Lace

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Layering Vinyl by Shantaie


Hello!  Shantaie joining you today to share some vinyl layering fun!


There is no doubt that vinyl crafting is here to stay, it's so easy to use that nearly anyone can enjoy this method of altering. The one thing I see people shy away from is layering vinyl, and it is a snap to layer colors to achieve a dimensional design, let me show you how.

I chose a small black and white clipboard to work with,  I wanted a little clipboard to use as art for the wall next to my desk. I chose a bold design with multiple colors, and cut all four colors of vinyl with my silhouette. 


Weed the cuts, and begin by laying down the first color, or the main piece of your design, in this case the greenery is the focal point that everything else layers onto.


You simply continue to build your design one piece at a time, just as you would paper, don't worry your first layer will stay in place as long as you properly adhere it. 


Once I had all my layers in place I added a few little dots cut out with a circle punch, and a gold sentiment. 



It is a perfect little addition to my studio, and only took around 10 minutes to make once I cut the vinyl. 


Layering colors and textures of vinyl is really quite simple, even a beginner can enjoy spectacular results with a little know how! 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sing to the Lord Bible Journaling by Samantha



Hello! Samantha here today with you to share my Sing to the Lord Bible journaling inspired by one of the songs we sing as part of our liturgy at my church. 

I chose my colors based on Bible Journaling I had already done on the opposite page. While the journaling stands alone, I wanted it not to clash with the other page. To achieve this, I kept the color scheme the same.  


I started by sponging blue, orange, and green ink onto my page. I didn't blend my ink very much, because I didn't want my colors to get muddy. 


Next, I used the Sing & Rejoice Stamp Set border to add a music note background and "Sing to the Lord" to my page. I used waterproof ink to keep the ink from bleeding or smearing if the page is handled a lot. 


Next, I added a bit more depth to my stamping by tracing some of the letters with a Reminisce White Gel Pen. I have owned many white gel pens, and this one is by far my favorite. It goes on smooth, doesn't skip, and shows up well on dark colors. 


Finally, I highlighted the Bible verses that were the focus of my journaling with Marvy Color In Watercolor Pencils.   


I love that this stamp set lets me do some "musical" Bible journaling. Come! Let us sing to the LORD!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Lovely Layout with Stitches and Lace by Karen


Hello! Karen joining you today and I'm sharing a layout that I love. Of course the main reason I love it is because it features my favorite girl, but I also really like the many different elements working together on this page.


For this layout I reached for my SRM lace, sticker stitches and several other border stickers. The main patterned paper inspired the emphasis on stitching and it seems like a natural fit to add the lace ribbon across the bottom of the page as well as gathered at the top of the journaling card tucked inside of the patterned kraft bag. This type of hidden journaling is a favorite of mine. It allows me to write as much as I want without trying to compete with a lot of pattern on the page.


I pulled lots of stitches and used them throughout the page.


 Here's a couple more detail shots of the layers of borders and stitches, even across the bottom of my photo, and a bit more of the journaling card peeking out of its pocket.


 Can you ever have too many sticker stitches???

For this layout, I used:

Friday, March 17, 2017

Life is Beautiful by Michele



Good morning! Michele here with a vibrant water color card! And there's even a touch of green!  The image was stamped on water color paper and colored using a combination of Watercolor Twist Pencils and Copic markers.  I added the dots with the Copic markers.  


I think I went a little too overboard with the glitter...but if you know me, know that can happen quite frequently! LOL!  I used a sticker from the Life is Good sentiment sheet.


I love all the bright colors and glitter...it just screams, Happy to me! 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

God Is... Bible Journaling by Christine


Have you checked out the books of the Bible stamps that SRM now carries?  I love them and wanted to use them on my Bible Journaling with a focused list.  Christine joining you today with a Bible Journaling piece titled "God Is…"


I combined a bunch of stamp sets to create this project including:



I really like the script font of the word "God" from the Child of God clear stamp so I was excited to use that over and over! I used the 24 Pc Water Color Pencils and a circle template to create my background.  


By combining the New Testament and Old Testament stamps with the Today Tomorrow To Do Planner Stamps I was able to cite each verse that the different statements came from.  A really great solution for a person who doesn't love her handwriting ;).

What different stamps and techniques are you incorporating into your Bible Planning these days?  

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Patterned Spring Bags by Tobi


Hello there! It's Tobi here with some cute gift bags for Easter and/or spring. 
We don't celebrate Easter, especially since moving to China, but we usually give little gifts of our favourite candy (mini-eggs) or baked treats to each other! My boys love getting these kind of presents, so I thought I'd make a cute little bag to conceal the contents.... 


I assembled my supplies and got a colour-scheme going. This is usually the way I jump-start my creativity if I don't have any ideas - which was the case today. Colours are inspiring to me and I can usually work quickly after choosing a scheme. 


I coloured an image that will serve as one of the elements on the bag. I made the colours muted intentionally so that the image can be used on top of any bag - regardless of colour.

Here are the bags, one for each of the people in my family!  




I kept the design elements the same but just changed the colour of the bag! It's a really easy way to personalize a design without a complete re-design! 

Supplies: 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hello Sunshine by Shelly


Hey y'all! Shelly, here! 
Today, I'm swinging on in sharing a simple and sweet 'Spring' themed card with you! 


I started with my background. Which I randomly stamped on my flowers and then did some heat embossing with them. Once done, I used some watercolor pencils and added my colors to the flowers. After, I added some 'blue' around my flowers and in between the blank spaces. 


Once I had my watercoloring done and dried, I added it to my card base. To finish my card off, I added my sentiment on a piece of kraft cardstock, added a little bit of jute twine and some light yellow sequins. Simple and sweet, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day! 

SRM Stickers supplies:

Jute twine

Monday, March 13, 2017

Happy Spring by Melanie



Spring is just around the corner. Melanie here today to share a mini-card set celebrating our upcoming season. It is my favorite time of the year! I love to see the shoots of my tulips and daffodils starting to come up in the beds.


I decided to play a bit for this card set by using the Marvy watercolor pencils and blender pen. It was a lot of fun to see how the colors turn from pencil stroke coloring to blended watercolor-look.

Choosing images from the Just Believe stamp set, I cut 2-1/2 inch squares of white cardstock to stamp three images three times each. Then I colored each image in a similar fashion. The image on the left is the first, unblended image. The middle image I used the blender pen. Then on the right images I used a little more color on the edges to add some dimension in the shading.




They look similar but the blending really helps smooth out the colors and the shading. I especially love how the pink flower turned out!

I added the "Spring has sprung" sentiment from the Express Yourself Easter sticker set. Then I combined the new jute twine with matching twine and tied them to the side of the colored card. After matting with foam adhesive, I adhered the images to a 3x3 inch card base.  If you like you could put these into a clear Mini Box from SRM!


Happy Spring!  Coming soon to neighborhoods near you!