Archive | Chrissy Dickinson

Art Neko designer and artist

Wavy Valentine’s and Love


Hello everyone!  It’s Chrissy posting today!  I have a fun, easy and fast Valentine for you today!  To create this card, I used white and black cardstock. To create the wave, I drew a swerved line with a pencil and cut the wave on the face of card. In addition, I trimmed the edge and added some designer paper along the wave.  I stamped the Faux Postage and 4 Medallions image in Red ink.  Then I used a 1″ and 1 1/4″ circle punch. Once those circles were punched, I used a 1 1/4″ and 1 3/8″ circle punch, to add a layer of black cardstock.

After I adhered the images to the medallions to the image, I stamped the hearts and cut them out. Customers can buy the hearts that I used, from the stamp set called Valentines and Love. Using pop dots, I added them to the back of the hearts to give a boost on the card. Most of all, I love the way the red looks on the black and white! So Striking!

I kept the card clean and simple by adding some “faux” stitching with a white gel pen. While the gel pen dried, I used liquid adhesive to add the black and white polka dot ribbon.  Just one more finishing touch was needed and that was 2 black gems in the upper corner. In conclusion, this was such a FUN and EASY project!


Three Framed Geishas

Hi everyone!  It’s Chrissy D posting three framed Geishas today. Last week, I had the pleasure of being in Texas and meet Holly Brown in person! We have been e-mail/ penpals for over 12 years and have never met. While I was there, I dug through her stash of Art Neko images and found this beauty!  I stamped the Framed Geishas image in Black Memento Ink.  Using Chameleon Markers, I colored the Geishas adding extra shading in the hair using the Gray, black and blue markers. I always love how black hair has that hint of blue in it.

After I colored the image, I cut around the frame using Scissors. I thought the image would look cool cut out in small squares, creating a window effect. I measured the image and divided the 2.5 in x 3.5 in by 3 so they are all equal in size. I added a layer of red cardstock. This piece is glued to a black card base.   I felt like the card needed a little bit of something, so I added some feathers and paper flowers.   I love the color combination of red, black and white with the simplicity of the Geishas.

Be sure to stop back on Thursday, to see what the talented Shirley has in store for you! Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by.


Snoozing Mouse


As we kick off our New Year with day 2, I thought I would share this project showcasing our Snoozing Mouse in a teacup. We start off our year with new goals or dreams, how perfect is this DREAM word for our New Year!


On today’s card, I stamped the Snoozing Mouse in a Teacup and the DREAM word  in Brown Memento Ink. I wanted to create a project with pastels to offer a dreamy state for our little mouse. I colored him in using the Chameleon Markers muted with alcohol ink.

Once I finished coloring this cute mouse, I matted it on the dark brown cardstock. To create some dimension, I used popdots to give it a lift. I used a Peachy Pink, Saffron and dark brown cardstock. The saffron, I embossed in a Leaf dry embossing folder.

I stamped the Dream word stamp on a white piece of cardstock that I used a filigree banner die cut to create. The flowers were a Multi flower die and I used mini glue dots. To add some elegance, I addedPeel and Stick Pearls to finish this project off. I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my project! Thank you for looking!





Thanksgiving Japanese Kokeshi Geisha Tin

Thanksgiving Japanese Kokeshi Geisha

Hi Everyone! Chrissy D here and I was playing in my stamp room this week. I had SO MUCH fun creating this fun tin that Art Neko has! You can see all of the tins HERE. These tins make the most fun gifts! I used the Heart Shape Tins and thought it would make a great little Thank you gift for a friend.


To create this project, I wrapped some black and ribbon around the tin and used Tacky Tape to adhere it and the beautiful Red Tassels. Art Neko has a variety of gorgeous colors to create bookmarks or for other crafty creations! On the lid of the tin, there is a window, so to decorate that I used these FUN Red peel and Heart stickers.These are the perfect fun embellishment for your Valentine’s Day Projects (Or Anniversary, love, Wedding, Birthday, etc.)

To create the tag, I used the Circle Diecut and stamped the Thanksgiving Japanese Kokeshi Geisha in Black Memento Ink and colored her with my Copic Markers R29 and R20 for her cheeks and her bow. I stamped the Thank You from Whimsical and Kind Sayings in black memento ink and mounted it on Black Cardstock and fussy cut around it. Using Foam Dots I popped up the sentiment.

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



Hello Art Neko Fans – I am taking a break from the beautiful Christmas cards you have been enjoying! I am curious, have you seen and used the beautiful papers available at Art Neko yet? The papers I used on this project is the Gold Leaf on Black paper. On this project, I used the paper to add a little extra something as an embellishment. Using a craft knife, I cut out the leaf and pulled it towards the front of the card…



I just love tigers. They often remind me of my grandmother who passed away a few years ago. She always had a way of mispronouncing different words… she would call Sconces, “scones”, the store Hobby Lobby, “Holly Lolly or even Holly hobby” and then we had Tigers, she would call them “Taggers.” It makes me smile to think about her.

When I saw all of the images that Art Neko has of Tigers,  my heart skipped a beat and if you enjoy tigers, yours will too! On my project today, I used the Tiger Mom with her Baby image and stamped it in Black Memento Ink. I then took several colors of orange, brown and yellow Prismacolor pencils and colored both tigers.I adhere my image and the black leafed paper to the  blue textured cardstock . To finish the card, I adhered gold sequins with mini glue dots.


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


Meadowlark and Holly

Hello Everyone! While here in Wisconsin we do not have snow yet, with the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season and everyone preparing and decking their homes for the Christmas season. Today’s card uses the beautiful images from the State Birds sets. From this selection of images you can choose a beautiful image to create your projects for ANY season!

On this project, I used the Meadowlark and Holly image and stamped it using Black Memento Ink on White Smooth cardstock. I colored the image using Prismacolor Pencils. Once colored, I adhered the image to green cardstock and then attached it to White Smooth cardstock as the base.

I then stamped “my warmest thanks” from the image, My Warmest Thanks, Daisy Bookmark  in black Memento ink. To add the finishing touches, I added a sequin using a mini glue dot to adhere it to the card.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week!


A Sympathy Couer de Rose


I love this rose set, isn’t it gorgeous?  I couldn’t resist coloring it up when I got this beautiful image from Art Neko. The stamp is called Couer de Rose,  it even sounds fancy, right? I colored the Rose portion with a a Black dye based marker some white cardstock and let it dry.  I colored with Copic markers V20 and V25 and then took my Eggplant dye based marker and created some shading with some dots. I used my Copic Markers YG67 and YG63 for the stems.

I stamped the With Sympathy with Plum Ink. Once I was finished cutting the patterned paper and matting with plum ad turquoise cardstock, I added some Stardust Stickles to the top portion. To finish the card off, I added some purple feathers and a Prima flower.

Check out all of the gorgeous Rose images available HERE.  Aren’t they beautiful?  Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy your week!

Chrissy D


A Single Rose

Hello, everyone! HAPPY MONDAY! I hope you had a wonderful week! The quote from Leo Buscaglia goes like this; A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world. I am blessed with many dear friends and roses remind me of my friends. I love these gorgeous roses that Art Neko offers! I can envision them in so many elegant projects!

On today’s creation, I embossed the Rose Background  stamp in White Embossing powder on Light Team Cardstock and then color it in with a Teal Marker. I cut out a circle using Circle Spellbinders using white cardstock. I then stamped the Old Fashioned Rose 2 in a Bermuda Bay ink and thought it got lost with the Rose Background, so decided to take a darker teal and lightly traced the image and drew some dots and drew along the edge of the circle. I stamped the Thank you image in Bermuda Bay Ink and adhered it to the background to create a tag. I added 3 gems along the left-hand side of the border to finish the card.

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what our other talented designers are creating. If this is your first time here, scroll back and check out some more creative designs! Thank you for stopping by! Have a BLESSED week!

Chrissy D



Snoozing Mouse in Teacup

Snoozing Mouse in a Tea Cup

Hi Everyone and HAPPY Monday!!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I recently had a friend who had back surgery and thought I would bless her with a card. These CUTE Teacup images are sure to bring a smile to many faces.

I chose the Snoozing Mouse in a tea cup image. I colored the image with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils. This mouse was so fun to color. Once colored, I cut out the image and mounted it on a Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders and cut it out. I sponged the circle with light blue ink.

I added some extra gems with the Starform Stickers to add a little bling. I ran the light blue cardstock through the Big Shot to add some texture and adhered it to the patterned paper. To finish the card, I embossed the Whimsical and Kind Sayings, Get well soon with White Embossing Powder and my Heat tool.

I hope you enjoyed my project! Thank you for looking! Have a wonderful day!

Chrissy D



Sunflower Teapot

Hi Everyone! I am an absolute coffee lover and every now and then, I enjoy a spot of tea. Art Neko has many tea pots and tea cups that are SO fun to color! On today’s card, I stamped the Sunflower Teapot using Memento Black Tuxedo Ink. Then using my Copic Markers I colored the image. Using the Circle Nestabilities from Spellbinders, I cut out the spout and handle, tucked them under and cut out the circle using my Big Shot. Using brown Coredinations I cut out the Lacy Circle set. I stamped the background on white card stock using Soft Suede Ink. I created a band across cardstock base and added some coordinating ribbon. Using pop dots, I added a little dimension to the circle image.

To complete the card, I used Starform stickers to add a little bling to the card. If you love these images, be sure to check out the whole sheet of teapots! Thank you for stopping by!

Sun Flower Tea Pot

Chrissy D


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