Thursday, September 12, 2019

Lawn Fawn Spooky Village

HOW FUN IS THIS?!!   I've used Lawn Fawn's "Spooky Village" stamps and die cuts.  Creating a scene was great relaxtion but I'm not gonna kid you it took me a long freakin' time!  But that's ok because who doesn't like to just stick around in their craft room all day?!  ME!!!!!  YAY!! 


I was going to say here's my favorite cluster of the whole card but ummm....I don't think I can pick a favorite.  They're all awesome!!  


I've used the following distress inks to create my sky:


And here are my copic colors:

YR02, 02, 07, 16
V12, 15, 17, 09
B91, 93, 95, 97, 99
Y00, 35, 38, E15
E41, 43, 44, 47, 49
YG03, 63, 67
C00, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9

Monday, September 9, 2019

Beary Great Day

Hello!  Eulanda here with a video tutorial sharing how I color sky with the "Great Outdoors" stencil.

This suuuuuuper cute card starts with the gorgeous Butterfly Daisy 6" x  6" paper pack.  There are so many pretty pieces and the quality is very lovely to work with.  I can't describe that in any other way.   LOL!


I've created this scene using the Beary Great Day clear stamp set.  The colors are a bit different for me but I was really digging earthy colors for this outdoor display.  I had a ton of fun coloring in this teddy bear with my copics and trying to make him look fluffy.  I hope I succeeded!


I decided to create a small forest using Polkadoodles Layering Tree dies by adding various colors of green Bazzill cardstock.  These trees are great for winter cards too!!


If you look closely enough you can see that I've added some Diamond Stickles to the tops of my flowers.  It's sooooo pretty in real life!


As promised here is my link for the video:

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
Eulanda


T2, 4, 6, 8, 10
B0000, 000, 00, 01, 02
R20, 22, 24, 27, 29
E30, 31, 34, 35, 37
Y35, 38, E15, 18
BG93, 96, 99

Friday, September 6, 2019

Flippin Awesome Lawn Fawn

WELL!!!   I discovered something new this week!!  LAWN FAWN!   OMG they are so super cute  ......  ummmm and addictive!  WHAT THE HECK?!!  Anyway,  I wanted to play with something else as I feel like my style has just become the same ol, same ol.  Don't get me wrong, I still love it but I want to do something new with different techniques.  The first thing that has hooked me is this super cute "Flippin Awesome" interactive card.


WHAT??????  How did I not know about these things?!!  I'm finding there's a few things like that lately.  ha ha ha!!  Well, here is my first ever Lawn Fawn project and it won't be my last!!  


I've used a cute little Lawn Fawn clear stamp and die set called "Mice on Ice".


I also used Lawn Fawn's "Flippin Awesome" and the "Awesome Add-on".  That was a bit of a learning curve but there are a ton of tutorials on it out there.  Hmmm...maybe I should make one too!!  YUP!   Coming soon!!  hee hee  😀😀


It was a little hard for me to do something simple and then just leave it but it was fun for sure!!  I think I could get use to this!  Normally when I create a card I start out coloring on a different day and it takes a few hours.  I follow up later with the card and that also takes anywhere from 3 hours and more so this was nice to have something done in the same day.  LOL!


And now that I know how this is built, it should get put together a bit more quickly.  I also spent time taking apart all my dies while I made this.  Oh yup....you get all these little dies attached to start with.  Now I just have to come up with a way to store them.  Still thinking on that one.  🧐


I did make a mistake on this one and that was not finishing this last flap that says "Joyful" but managed to stick in one last scene.  Ah it worked out!!   


I hope you like it!!  I know it's completely different from what I usually do but it was fun for sure!  Ok I know I said that already but really...IT WAS!

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Eulanda
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Copics:

C0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7
B91, 93, 95, 97, 99
E21, 23, 25, 29
G43, 94, 99
R000, 01, 02
Y11, 35, 38, E15
R22, 24, 29, 59

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Winnie - A Pile of Gifts

I just wanted to share my latest for Danni Bindel's 50th birthday!!!  We're doing a You Tube channel hop.  Is that what you call it?  It's my first one ever and I have lots of details over there so join on in and check out all of Danni's best wishes!!!  


This is "Pile of Surprise Gifts" digi stamp but the clear stamp is available from Polkadoodles stockists world-wide.


I've used the ever so sweet Butterfly Daisy 6" x 6" paper pack and "Perfect Wishes" sentiments.


I really went to town and used the Delicate Daisy Border and then covered it by using the Delicate Daisy flower dies.


I created a few candles to add and a variety of Wild Orchid Craft flowers.



Thanks so much for stopping by today
for my special birthday post!

Hugs,
Eulanda

Prismacolors:

Hair - Black, Dark Brown, Chocolate, Light Umber, Ginger Root
Face - Chocolate, Burnt Ochre, Peach, Light Peach, White
Cheeks - Hot Pink, Deco Pink
Red - Blush Pink, Carmine Red, Scarlet Lake, Crimson Lake
Green - Sap Green Light, Kelly Green, Olive Green
Yellow - Canary Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Goldenrod


Friday, August 30, 2019

Polkadoodles Ula - Be Yourself

So I didn't do much of a tutorial on this 8 1/2" x 11" canvas because I don't normally do mixed media, nor really know how in order to share a "how-to" on it.  I just kind of winged it with some awesome products from the Polkadoodles store and stuff I had in my stash.  I was pleasantly surprised when it was finished but it took me daaaaaays and lots of Pinterest reference and watching video's from my fellow teamies!!  HANDY!!  

To start with I painted the whole canvas pink with some acrylic paint.  After it was dry I didn't like how pink it was so I used Dylusions white linen ink spray to tone it down.  It needed a 2nd layer so after that was dry, I then sprayed some Dylusions bubble gum pink over top.  Ooooo that was pretty!!  I applied some light paste overtop the Pretty Butterfly stencil (top left) then let it that dry.  It wasn't quite white enough so I painted the butterflies with some white gesso to make them pop a bit more.


This whole thing started because of this Ula "Be Yourself" clear stamp set, which is available from Polkadoodles stockists world-wide. She just screamed mixed media so I first colored her using my Prismacolor pencil crayons and then added some texture images from the Textures Galore stamp set.  I also added and colored in the Great Outdoors sun using distress inks.  OK!!  Fun so far!!  Oh and there is a similar image in the store with a few great sentiments as well as more fabulous Ula images. 


I found this "Love" heart shaped paperclip and popped it on top of layered pieces of paper from the Bright & Beautiful and Sweet Tweet 6" x 6" craft paper packs. 


I've added some flowers, sisal, white moss, doilies, chipboard, a tassel and a heart clothes pin in this arrangement.


Again from my stash I've added more flowers, this amazing burlap flower, the "LOVE" Prima shabby chic door sign and a huge metal butterfly.  I added some heavy white gesso over all of my embellishments just to give it more of that shabby chic feel.  


And more stuff from my stash and YAY I was finally able to use my robin's egg nest!  LOL!!


On this side of the canvas I used the Unicorns & Rainbows and Winter Accents 6" x 6" stencils for the big stars and small patterned stars.  Again they weren't as white as I wanted so I painted them with more white gesso.


This piece was a ton of fun but not quite sure when you'll see another one.  LOL!  These things really make your creative mind kick into overdrive!!  I hope you liked this, my sister does and has already laid claim to it!  Well, she was my inspiration so I suppose she deserves it then!  😂😂😂

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
Eulanda

Prisma's:

Skin - Chocolate, Burnt Ochre, Peach, Light Peach
Cheeks - Hot Pink, Rose Deco
Dress - Process Red, Hot Pink, Deco Pink
Pants - Warm Grey 70%, 50%, 30%
Wings - Warm Grey 50%, 30%, 20%, 10%
Hair - Black, Sienna Brown, Burnt Ochre, Yellow Ochre, Eggshell, White
Eyes - Dark Green, Apple Green, Spring Green

Friday, August 16, 2019

Winnie - Partytime

Thanks for popping by as I have a super cute shaker card and video to share showing how I add my flowers to my cards.  

I've started by picking my papers again and this time I'm using the Bright and Beautiful 6" x 6" collection from Polkadoodles.  It's been ages since I did something in blues and greens and I should do it more often because I just love this combo!!  


Previously, I masked my image and then used the Great Outdoors 6" x 6" stencil, which is quickly becoming my favorite and oh my goodness I loved the end result!  This time I used distress inks for the clouds but ... maybe next time I'll use something different.  😉


The shape of the card is a file I've used on my Silhouette machine.  There are a number of tutorials for a step card online but I fear my measurement skills.  😂   I usually end up destroying a few lovely pieces of paper I could have hoarded in my stash.  ha ha ha ha!!


I created some hand made flowers from the Daisy Cluster Delicate dies by cutting them, spraying with water, crumpling them, letting air dry and then adhering the layers using my glue.


I chose a saying from the Sentimentals 6 x 6 paper pack and die cut it using the Posydoodles Basics Tags.  I cheated and placed the die (pic) closer to the other end so my sentiment wasn't as long as the die itself is.  


Here you can find digi Partytime Winnie or the pre-colored Partytime Winnie, whichever is best for you!  


I've used all my hand made flowers as well as some Wild Orchid Craft flowers to complete my bouquets.  Also added a gorgeous metal butterfly from my stash. 


And another pretty bouquet.  


As mentioned you can see my video here:

ADDING FLOWERS


Thanks for coming by!!
Enjoy your week and keep it crafty! 💓
Eulanda

Copics:

E000, 00, 04, 11, 21
E51, 53, 43, 57
YG03, 63, 67, G99
C3, 5, 7, 9

Monday, August 12, 2019

Gnome Matter What

I couldn't help but to buy this super cute set from Whimsy Stamps called "Gnome Matter What".  ha ha ha so cute!  It's chocked full of images so there is soooo much potential!  I don't have a ton to say but that it took me quite a long time to color - LOL - with my Prismacolors.  


I EVEN ADDED A MEMORY LIGHT!!  YUP YUP!!  


Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Eulanda


All my Prismacolor combo's:

Grass - Olive green, Kelly Green, Sap Green Light, Page Sage
Shirt and Shrooms -  Pumpkin Orange, Mineral Orange, Yellowed Orange
Hat, Shorts and Wagon - Dark Brown, Chocolate, Light Umber, Ginger Root
Snail - Dioxazine Purple Hue, Violet, Parma Violet, Lilac
Belt - Indanthrone Blue, Denim Blue, Periwinkle, Cloud Blue
Snail - Warm Grey 90%, 70%, 50%, 30%, 10%
Sky - Black, French Grey 90%, 70%
Beard and Lantern - Cool Grey 90%, 70%, 50%, 30%

Friday, July 26, 2019

Faraway

When it's time for me to create my card the first thing I always do is always pick my image.  The second thing?  My papers and OH what beautiful papers they are from Polkadoodles, "Winnie, Once Upon a Time"  At this point, I know what colors I'm going to use so that's when I pick my coloring medium.  This time I've chosen to use my copics.  Well....I think they were feeling somewhat neglected as I could hear their little cries of abandonment.  Oops!!  LOL!! 


After a few hours, she's finished!  I'm not the fastest colorist but I think it's because even after 10+ years of using them, I'm still not positive where my shadows go so for the most part, I just wing it. 😆  And picking my color combo's doesn't come naturally yet either so I have my trusty combo sheet right beside me.  I've decided to use this gorgeous Polkadoodles "Elegant Nest" die for her to sit atop. 


Next, I create my layers and a few extra's but I wasn't quite sure yet how they would all fit in.  When I start a card I have no idea what it's going to look like when it's done so it's very much a pleasant surprise.  LOL!   They just kind of magically come together!  Are yours like that too? 


Now here I've kind of planned on where I was going to place all of my layers.  It's a rather simple layout but I wanted the image and papers to come through.  I don't usually use sentiments on the front of my cards but I just happened to have a great 6 x 6 "Sentiment Paper Pack" from Polkadoodles that consists of 24 sheets of 96 sentiments!!!  WOW!!  So I die cut one of them using the "Posydoodles Tags" (also from PD) then cut a 2nd piece out of the design paper to layer underneath my sentiment.


Now here is when the really fun stuff comes in!!  EMBELLISHMENTS!!  I normally grab a handful of things I think I might use and end up using half of those and then another half I grab from my stash, or as I like to call it, "collection!"  hee hee   Seam binding or lace, always always flowers, sometimes chipboard, die cuts and gems!!  I always tell my husband if I were a fish I'd be never make it to old age.  The hook would come down all flashy like and OMG THERE'S SOME BLING!!! GULP!  Gone......yup.


It probably takes me a minimum of 2 hours to finish this part of the card after 2 hours of coloring so I'm kind of a slow crafter but I enjoy every minute of it!!  VOILA!


And here's the sweet digi Winnie Fairytale Faraway.


I knew I wanted to use a butterfly from the Polkadoodles "Butterfly Trio" and I ended up going for the medium-sized one.  I popped on a Tim Holtz nib and rose to finish it off.  


And my last picture is just a share of my bouquet and a stunning gem I found in my stash, popped on top of a seam binding bow!


I hope you managed to stick through that as I think it's the longest post I've ever written but there have been a number of people asking me how I create my card.  My reply is normally "I don't know, it just happens"!  LOL! 

Enjoy your weekend and keep it crafty!  💓
Eulanda

Copics:

R81, 83, 85, 89
YG93, 95, 97, 99
V01, 04, 06, 09
W3, 5, 7, 9
E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R11, 20


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Friday, July 19, 2019

Hugs & Kisses

Hi there I'm back with another super cute Magnolia image from the Hugs & Kisses collection "Tulip Love Tilda".  I've paired her up with Maja Design's most recent paper collection "Denim and Girls".  Love it!!  

I've added my usual ton of embellishments so if you have any questions please let me know.  I didn't get as many photo's as usual but probably because it was a "just for fun" card. 


I hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, 
Eulanda

Copics:
E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R20
B93, 95, 97, 99
W0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 100
R81, 83, 85, 89
E11, 13, 15, 18
E21, 25,29


Friday, July 12, 2019

Winnie - Hooray

Well I have some fun new news for you!!  Well ok maybe more for me but
(drumroll please)

I'M NOW ON THE POLKADOODLES design team!!
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I'm really looking forward to playing with all the new things and promoting Nikky's amazing store and amazing products!!  You know I've been a fan of hers for awhile now so I'm super thrilled to have a spot on her team.  Thanks Nikky!!  

Today is my first card but I'll be altering my format somewhat going forward.  I think it'll be fun for a change and I hope you like it.  You may even learn a little!!  😉

I've paired up Winnie - "Hooray" with Maja Design's gorgeous new papers "Denim and Girls".  As you can see here, under my image I've created a layer using Polkadoodles dies - "Fanciful Circles" and added a doily from my stash.  I love this set and will use it for many more cards as the sizing is nice and big and there are more pieces for variety!  


Under my image layer I have some gorgeous Laserowe Love chipboard flourish pieces.  I will bring a tutorial to you in a future post showing how to use the shimmer Versamark and then heat the Ranger UltraThick embossing enamel (clear).  I heated it only halfway so it looks rather like raindrops.  Very cool look but a little hard to photograph.  LOL!


On the left edge of my card I've added a Scrapman border die, Laswerowe Love chipboard embossed flowers, then popped on some Wild Orchid leaves and roses to top it off.   I had some wooden butterfly embellishments in my stash so I painted one with gesso then adhered a couple of pearls to the center.  


I've colored this little sweetie using my Prismacolor pencil crayons and listed all colors below my image.  That peach color was a challenge but matches perfectly with the Maja peach on their new papers and I'm sure you'll find some Polkadoodles papers such as "Just Smile" or "Butterfly Daisy" to match as well.


Prismacolors:

Shirt - Beige, Pumpkin Orange, Mineral Orange, Terra Cotta
Pants - Sky Blue Light, Blue Slate, Mediterranean Blue, Denim Blue
Sky - Sky Blue Light, Powder Blue, Periwinkle
Tree, Bushes and Grass - Pale Sage, Sap Green Light, Kelly Green, Olive Green
Pavement - Cool Grey 10%, 20%, 30%, 50%, 70%
Hair - Sand, Burnt Ochre, Light Umber, Chocolate
Tree - Ginger root, Chocolate, Light Umber, Dark Umber

I hope you've enjoyed my first post to Polkadoodles and continue to stay tune for more inspiration!

I'd like to join in on the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes


Keep it crafty! 💓
Eulanda