Author Archive | Chrissy Dickinson

Marbled Japanese Hanging Lanterns

Hello Everyone – Chrissy D here using the beautiful Japanese Hanging Lanterns and Thank you stamps from Art Neko. Starting with the marbled background, I used the long forgotten technique (by me), the shaving cream technique.

I used water based fig, rose and pink ink refills and placed drops in the shaving cream and created a swirly pattern. I gently placed the white cardstock onto the marbled shaving cream allowing the ink to penetrate the paper. Scraping the shaving cream off, I set aside and allowed it to dry for a bit.

The cardstock I used felt a little “waxy” after I used the shaving cream technique. I wiped it with a cloth to clean up the waxy feeling. Once dry, I inked the Japanese Hanging Lanterns and the Thank you  stamps using fig and Rose ink pads and stamped the image twice on the cardstock. The ink looked wet, so I sprinkled clear embossing powder on the images and heat embossed the text and the images.

To complete the project, I added 3 magenta sequins and mounted the marbled cardstock on the rose cardstock. I just love these lanterns, the flourishes are so pretty! I hope you like my project too! Thank you for stopping by and looking.

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You make a great pear

Hello Everyone – Happy Monday! Can you believe July is over already? Today I am sharing a card using the Medium Bold Silhouette Pear with Leaves stamped in Versamark ink on white cardstock. Using stamping pastels and sponge swabs, I mixed a combination of green, yellow and rust color to create the realistic look of a pear. It has been ages since I have used my stamping pastels and I am so pleased I chose to grab them for this card.

As I was looking through the store at Art Neko, I noticed they have a very nice sable brush that would work great with your chalks/ pastels. Less waste and you would have the ability to control the color application along with blend it well.

The background paper is a mixture of sprays and ink. Holly Brown sent me a bag of scraps and treasures of backgrounds she created, so I am using them on my cards. 🙂 I adhered the sprayed cardstock on an angle, on top of green cardstock and really liked how it looked. Using scissors, I trimmed the extra cardstock from the edges where it hung over.

Using black ink, I stamped the sentiment on the paper. I thought the text, “You make a Great pear” is so fun! I then adhered the image on green cardstock and added them to the card with dimensionals to pop it up. Using a writing tip marker, I added dots along the layered cardstock. To complete the card, I used a mini glue dot to add one dew drop.

I hope you enjoyed my project! Stop on by later this week to see what Holly and Sabrina have in store for you!

 

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The Best Thing

HI Everyone – I am visiting Alabama this week and have limited supplies. I packed some cardstock, markers, twine some fabulous Art Neko Images, some sequins and adhesive… One of my favorite images from Art Neko is this Peacock Feather Background image. Art Neko has many gorgeous images with peacocks and other birds!

On my card today, I stamped the Peacock Feather Background in black memento ink. I then took a taupe, aqua, 3 shades of green markers and randomly sprinkled lines throughout the feathery image to avoid any specific pattern in the design. I then used my Grass Green Chameleon marker to color around the eye of the feather and added Blue and purple into the eye. I added stickles to the eye to add some sparkle.

I layered the colored Peacock Feather Background onto purple cardstock and added the beautiful paper,  Gold Butterflies on a Field of White  alongside of it. I then layered that peice onto blue cardstock.  I added a strip of blue cardstock and some purple sequins.

To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment The best thing about me is you using Black Memento ink. I wrapped blue twine around the sentiment and mounted it on the cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed my card today! If you haven’t been here in awhile, scroll back through a few posts to see the team’s AMAZING art work. So beautiful. They inspire me every week!

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Modern Grid Fantail Goldfish

Hi everyone!  I hope you are enjoying your summer season! I decided to play a bit with the fun Fantail Goldfish  this week. Have you seen the gorgeous card that Kia created using the same image? Great minds think alike, I didn’t even know she created her project until after I created mine. 🙂

I started this technique by stamping the Fantail Goldfish  several times around the white cardstock using black Memento Ink.  The technique I used is called Modern Grid and was originally a Technique Junkies Newsletter technique from many years ago. I created the grid with a ruler and then using markers, I colored some blocks blue, yellow and orange. Once I was done doing that, I used the writing tip of the markers to create designs in some of the “grids.” Using Alcohol Markers, I colored the fish creating a fun pattern with yellows, blues and oranges on the fish.

I stamped the Happy Birthday image  in blue ink on white cardstock. I cut around the image using scissors and mounted the words using pop dots. Using a quarter of sheet of orange cardstock and navy for the base, I layered the stamped cardstock to the cardbase.

Wishing you a safe and fun Fourth of July! Thank you for stopping by and come back this week for more great creations from our talented Design Team. Have a great week!

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A Bird Visiting

Hello Everyone! This is Chrissy D here today, sharing a card I created using the image, A Bird Visiting a Cherry Tree Flock of Birds in the Distance.  I decided to go with pink and white as my color choices to help create a warm summery feel. Using Black Memento Ink, I stamped the A Bird Visiting a Cherry Tree Flock of Birds in the Distance on white cardstock.  Did you know? Art Neko has a GREAT variety of beautiful papers in assorted weights and textures.

I layered Pink Cardstock on the white cardstock base and added Gold Bamboo Leaves on a Field of White paper over the top to mute the pink and create a softer look. I just LOVE these textured mulberry papers from Art Neko. So many choices!

I colored the image using my Chameleon Markers and using a bright pink ink, I ran the ink pad over the edges. Using pop dots to add some dimension, I adhered the image to the card base. Using gold thread, I wrapped the card four times and tied a bow. I used the Just a Note from the Whimsical and Kind Sayings sheet and stamped in pink. To complete the card, I added gold sequins.

I hope you enjoyed my project today. Join us again on Wednesday to see what eye candy Holly has created!

 

A Bird Visiting a Cherry Tree. Flock of Birds in the Distance – Image 411

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Steam Punk Balloons

Hello Everyone! Happy June! Have you all checked out all of the cool papers and images at the B-muse store? I am loving the versatility and ease of using those great papers. On todays card, I have used the balloons from the Old Maps and Vintage Travel sheets.
On todays card, I stamped the Steampunk Gentleman with His Lady in black memento ink on White Cardstock. Using my Chameleon markers, I colored the image in. I find coloring so relaxing. Once that was completed, I used some light blue patterned paper and matted on black cardstock and a light blue shade as the card base.

I cut out the Hot Air Balloon image from the Old Maps and Vintage Travel sheets and mounted on top of the image. To finish the card, I added 3 sequins along the side of the image.

Have you seen the ornament Sabring created last week? You do not want to miss it! You can see the beautiful stamped ornament here.  Be sure to come back on Wednesday to see what Holly has in store for you! Thank you for stopping by!

Chrissy D

 

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Vintage Postcard Advertising Mini Bag

Hi Everyone – Chrissy D here today sharing a project I created using the beautiful B-Muse papers. Using craft cardstock, I created a mini bag with this tutorial. I had a lot of fun using the images from the B-Muse papers collage sheet, Vintage Postcard Advertising Collage Sheets.

I sponged the edges of the mini bag and images from the collage sheet that I cut out with brown ink to give it an aged appearance. I overlapped the pieces of the papers and adhered them to the mini bag. I took the primary image and adhered it to the craft cardstock and another layer of black cardstock and used Dimensionals to pop up the image. The words are from the B-muse, Authentic Chinese Cookie Fortunes Bmuse and distressed and layered it on black cardstock. To finish it off, I tied a bow using stitched black grosgrain ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed my project today! Tune in tomorrow to see what Sabrina has in store for you!

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Gigantic Jellyfish

Hello Everyone, This week, I am sharing a card I created using the Magnificent Japanese Jellyfish image. With the hope of summer looming around the corner, I chose blues and purples. This morning, as I was preparing to work on my write up, I googled Gigantic Jellyfish and there are many articles over the years of these jellyfish invasions. Very interesting considering we do not often hear about that in Wisconsin.

When creating this project, I used watercolor paper along with my gelato crayons. I use metallic blues and purples and colored directly on the image, then lightly misted with water. In order to get the color vibrancy I wanted, I stamped the image twice, which created a blurry effect for the writing. Once that dried, I used Hologram Highlights Embossing Powder and heat embossed to give the image more dimension.

To finish the card, I used black border stickers to frame the card and mounted the watercolor paper on blue cardstock. The next project I will be sharing, another day will be using some of the B-muse papers.  If you have not checked out those products yet, I encourage you to do so! There is such a gorgeous variety of papers to create fun art work and gifts with. Thank you for taking the time to look today!

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Five Sea Shells

Hi, it’s Chrissy D posting today.  I was playing with my gelatos today and I wanted to see how it looked in shades of yellows, oranges and reds as opposed to the normalblues and purples.  I stamped this summery Five Sea Shells with some Brown Staz On ink onto watercolor paper.  Then I pulled out my Gelatos and started coloring with the yellow, orange and red  gelatos.  So vibrant and cheerful!

I love the beachy feel of the sea shells, it makes me long for warmer, sunnier days than the ones we are having here in Wisconsin.  I adhered the watercolor paper to red cardstock and white card base.  Three gold sequins were affixed to the lower left corner of the card, and then I added a strip of tacky tape across the middle section of the card.  My final touch was to sprinkle the white sanitized sand across the strip of tape.

This Five Sea Shells is so versatile. I love how you could color it, or even use a multicolored ink pad to get a variety of colors.

I hope you enjoyed my project today. Thank you for stopping by!

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The Magnificent Jellyfish

Hi Art Neko Friends! Chrissy D here sharing a project with the beautiful Magnificent Japanese Jellyfish image.

I was playing with this image and wanted to try something, but it just wasn’t turning out. Here is the  attempt I made below…

I embossed the Octopus image on the cardstock and tried to create a darker shadow around the image. I could not get the Octopus to “POP” the way I wanted. I water colored darker blues and it was not looking good, then tried a “white wash” and I felt that was even worse. Disgusted, I set the project aside. Have you ever had that happen?

I created a few other projects, and came back to this one. I decided to use it as a background image. I stamped the Jellyfish on white card stock in blue ink and fussy cut it out. Mounting with dimensionals to give it a little depth. I added Dew Drops with mini glue dots. Then I added the Just a Note saying from the Whimsical and Kind Sayings using blue ink.

I hope you enjoyed my project today. Be sure to come back and see more of our talented designers projects.

 

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