Monday, April 15, 2019

Mermaid Kisses and Starfish Wishes

Hey everybody! I am so excited to have you here today because today is my first post for Tonic Studios as a member of their Social Media Design Team. Tonic Studios has a new blog, and with it, a new design team. Every week day the Tonic DT will be sharing fun projects and lots of inspiration on the blog. The team is made up of some very talented artists and I am absolutely thrilled that Tonic has chosen me to help represent them. When you have a few minutes please go check out Tonic's new blog. It's a fun place to go for inspiration and I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do. Here's a link to go check them out: CLICK HERE.

Now, on to today's project...
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Today I am sharing a project using the Mermaid With Love range of dies. When I saw these dies I knew I had to have them because I love shells, sea stars, mermaids and well designed layering dies. I had so much fun playing around with them and coming up with fun ideas for them that it was hard to decide what kind of project I wanted to share with you. I decided on a shimmery, watercolor project that I hope you will enjoy but mixed media was a close second. There is a video tutorial for this project towards the bottom of this post. I hope you'll take a few minutes to watch it as I share how versatile this die range is. Until I opened these dies and started playing with them I really had no idea how many things you could do with them. In the video I also share some tips for using the dies as well as some tips for assembling this card.

#cardbomb, #mariawillis, #tonicstudios, #tonicstudiosusa, #mermaid, diecutting, #ocean, #watercolor, #color, #art, #diy, shells, #cards, #handmade, #paper, #papercraft, #ink, #stamp, #craft,


SUPPLIES:
I started with a white card base cut to 5" x 10" and scored at 5" and a piece of watercolor paper cut to 4 & 7/8"squared. I also had a piece of white cardstock for cutting my large die piece, a small piece of watercolor paper for cutting my layering circle (behind sentiment) and a piece of black glossy cardstock backed with double sided adhesive for cutting out the sentiment die. Aside from cardstock you will need Nuvo Markers (Aqua Splash, True Turquoise, Azure Blue, Indigo Dawn), Dream Drops (Indigo Eclipse and Fairy Wings), dimensional foam adhesive, tape runner adhesive, a smooth precision glue pen, and Silver Rain sequins. You will also need my favorite die set from this collection, the Marina Layering Dies and the Mermaid Kisses & Starfish Wishes sentiment die.

HOW TO:
I started by watercoloring my two watercolor pieces using a paint brush and ink from Nuvo Markers. I saturated my watercolor cardstock with water and painted both pieces at the same time making sure that my background piece was much more saturated with color than the smaller piece. I set these aside to dry and did my die cutting next. I used the round seashell and starfish die with a larger cutting ring to cut the detailed die cut from white cardstock. Then I used the smaller cutting ring to die cut a layering circle from the smaller piece of watercolor paper. Last, I cut the sentiment die from the piece of black glossy cardstock and removed the negative pieces from the die being careful to leave the die cut inside of the die. After splattering my watercolor pieces generously with Glitter Gloss I put my card layers together. Both of the larger die cut pieces are popped up on foam adhesive. The sentiment is adhered after removing the backing from the double sided adhesive. Then, I embellished the card with sequins and Dream Drops. Side note: Dream Drops are epic!! Not only are they absolutely gorgeous but they must also be magic because I'm able to get perfect drops with them every. single. time. They are amazing and added just the right touch to this card as they look like pearls.
#cardbomb, #mariawillis, #tonicstudios, #tonicstudiosusa, #mermaid, diecutting, #ocean, #watercolor, #color, #art, #diy, shells, #cards, #handmade, #paper, #papercraft, #ink, #stamp, #craft,

Here's that video I keep talking about. I hope you'll find it has some helpful information, both about this entire die collection, as well as for putting this card together.




Here's one more look at the cards I'm sharing today...

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That's all for today folks! If you're interested in checking out any of the products I've shared today I've added links to all of them below. These are affiliate links and if you make a purchase through them I will make a small commission (thank you!). Thanks so much for stopping today. I hope you all have an amazing day and I will see you back here soon.

Maria





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Monday, April 1, 2019

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet Release Blog Hop + Giveaway




Hello, and welcome to Altenew's April 2019 Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet Release Blog Hop! You may be starting the hop here with me or you may have come from the super talented TaeEun Yoo.  Either way, I'm so glad you're joining us!  Today Altenew is launching a new Build-A-Flower set called Sweet Violet and it is amazing! The new release is sold as either the Sweet Violet stamp set alone, or, the Sweet Violet & Ink Bundle (5% discount-woot!). Just in case you didn't know, Altenew offers a subscription plan for the Monthly Build-A-Flower Release! Subscribers receive a discount and will never miss out on the fun. If you'd like more info on the Build-A-Flower Monthly Subscription please click HERE. Here's a look at this month's bundle...The stamp set is beautiful and I love the ink colors! 



For today's card I decided to use the outline image of the larger flower to stamp multiple times on Arches cold press water color paper. I stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed the image in white. 
#mariawillis, #cardbomb, #altenew, #watercolorbrushmarkers, #watercolor, #flowers, #cards, #stamp, #ink, #paper, #art, #papercraft, #cardmaker, #color,  #sweetviolet, #buildaflower

Next I used my Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush Markers to color in the flowers. Believe it or not I only used two colors on this card: Purple Wine and Turquoise. After coloring the flowers, I used the same two colors to watercolor a more subtle looking background. To do this I coated the background in water and added color to the water letting it disperse into soft, beautiful shades. 
#mariawillis, #cardbomb, #altenew, #watercolorbrushmarkers, #watercolor, #flowers, #cards, #stamp, #ink, #paper, #art, #papercraft, #cardmaker, #color,  #sweetviolet, #buildaflower
After watercoloring the background I used Altenew's Mega Friend Die and the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Mega Greetings 3 Stamp Set to finish off my card front. After adhering the large "friend" die I popped the "happy birthday" up on foam strips to finish off the sentiment. The last thing I did was to add some texture on the background with some Tonic Nuvo Dream Drops.
#mariawillis, #cardbomb, #altenew, #watercolorbrushmarkers, #watercolor, #flowers, #cards, #stamp, #ink, #paper, #art, #papercraft, #cardmaker, #color,  #sweetviolet, #buildaflower

Alright, that is all for today folks! Well, aside from the prizes that is... See below for the details of Altenew's ridiculously generous giveaways! If you'd like to be included in a chance for a $15 give-a-way right here on my blog all you need to do is leave me a comment below. Thanks for taking the time to hop along with us today! You can continue the hop by heading over to 


If you're interested in adding any of the products I've used today to your own crafty stash I am 
adding links products below.

Have an amazing day!
Maria



Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and the other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 4/9/2019.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 4/9/2019.




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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew's March 2019 Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop! You may be starting the hop here with me or you may have come from the super talented Nicole Picadura. Either way, I'm so glad you're joining us!  Today Altenew is launching a new set of Watercolor Brush Markers called Tropical Fiesta and they are amazing (check them out HERE)! The colors in this set are so vibrant and alive that once I picked them up and started playing I just could not put them down. That means that today I've got three cards and video tutorial for you.

For my first card I used the watercolor markers and a sheet of acetate to lay down color in a stamped image. I figured out a way to do this that enabled me to apply the color to the image exactly where I wanted it and still get a loose water color look (video tutorial below). The gorgeous floral image is from a set called Forever and Always. 
#mariawillis, #cardbomb, #altenew, #watercolorbrushmarkers, #watercolor, #flowers, #cards, #stamp, #ink, #paper, #art, #papercraft, #cardmaker, #color, #video, #videotutorial,

After putting down my first layer of color with acetate I added more layers of color using the Altenew brush pens and a paint brush. 
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After I was done painting I used a fine tipped sharpie and a white gel pen to add in some extra details. I love doing this to add some extra depth and highlights to my work. 
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I cut the watercolored image out with a deckled edge die and popped it up on my card base with foam tape. Then I added sequins and a heat embossed sentiment from the Wonderland stamp set.
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These new Altenew watercolor brush pens are so much fun to work with. Not only are the colors striking and gorgeous but they blend together like a dream. 
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Heres that video video tutorial I promised you. Enjoy!





For my second card I used the same acetate technique as I did on the first card. I wanted you to see that the acetate technique can stand alone and make a very striking card. Again, I used acetate to apply the watercolor to the stamped image for a loose watercolor affect. On the first card I made I went back in and added a ton of extra detail and painting. On this card I added a just a little bit of extra color and then left it alone.

#mariawillis, #cardbomb, #altenew, #watercolorbrushmarkers, #watercolor, #flowers, #cards, #stamp, #ink, #paper, #art, #papercraft, #cardmaker, #color, #video, #videotutorial,

After the watercolor was dry I added a sentiment, black splatters and some black rhinestones. This card came together quickly and easily and I will definitely be using this technique again. 
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My third card is very different from my first two. Both the floral image and sentiment are from the Beautiful Blossoms stamp set and are heat embossed in silver.  On this card I watercolored straight onto the card using both a wet paintbrush and the watercolor markers.
#mariawillis, #cardbomb, #altenew, #watercolorbrushmarkers, #watercolor, #flowers, #cards, #stamp, #ink, #paper, #art, #papercraft, #cardmaker, #color,

This paper is different from the watercolor paper I used on my first two cards. I used Arches cold pressed on the previous cards and as this image was given to me at Creativation I'm not certain what brand the paper is. I did notice that the ink handled differently on this paper. Whatever paper you are using in your craft room it's a good idea to take your new watercolor brush pens for a test drive on a scrap of paper so that you know how they will perform on that paper. The markers worked really well on this paper too. I did notice that I had to work a little more quickly to get a smooth blend with this paper (this is not a problem you just have to know your paper).
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On this card the embossing helped to keep my colors in place because the image was slightly raised. This can be helpful when you are adding shading to each petal and you are too impatient to wait for each petal to dry before moving onto the next one. Once again I have to say how well these colors work together and blend to make new, gorgeous colors. 
#mariawillis, #cardbomb, #altenew, #watercolorbrushmarkers, #watercolor, #flowers, #cards, #stamp, #ink, #paper, #art, #papercraft, #cardmaker, #color,


Alright folks, that's all I've got for today but before you head over to Kymona Tracey's blog be sure to enter the Giveaway below! All you have to do is comment and you could win a $40 gift certificate. All details are below as are links to the products I've used today and links to all of the incredibly talented artists who are participating in this hop today.

Have an amazing day!
Maria



Prizes


-Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, March 28th for a chance to win.
-We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/31/2019. So leave me a comment for your chance to win!

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Hero Arts 2019 Catalog Release Blog Hop and Giveaway!

#mariawillis, #cardbomb, #heroarts, #newrelease, #newcatalog, #2019heroartscatalog, #colorlayeringiris, #fairykisses, #maildelivery, #thestampingvillage, #starrynight, #cards, #cardmaking, #handmadecards, #craft, #papercraft, #stamp, #ink, #paper, #handmade, #diy, #create, #color, #watercolor, #copics, #copicmarkers, #fairy, #distressoxides, #flowers, #mixedmedia,


Hey you guys! It's an exciting day today because today is launch day for the Hero Arts 2019 catalog and let me  tell you... this catalog is a doozy! There are so many exciting new products in this catalog and Hero Arts has even revamped their color line with brand new cardstock and inks (gorgeous colors!)! I am really happy to be hopping along with this amazing crew today to share new products with you and to bring you a very generous GIVEAWAY from Hero Arts (details at the bottom of my post). 

Before I get too far ahead of myself, let me introduce myself to those of you who are visiting my blog for the first time. My name is Maria Willis and I live with my family in a tiny, little mountain town in California called Boulder Creek. By day I own and run a massage therapy business and by night I trade sleep for crafty time. I've been paper crafting for a few years now and love it. My other hobby is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (polar opposite of stamping). That's enough about me for now as I'm sure you're here for the cards and not my life story.

From the second I saw the Color Layering Iris set I knew that I would be using it before anything else. For a quick and easy card you can color layer the stamps for a perfect, detailed look. If you prefer to watercolor or color, it's perfect for that too. I used the outline stamp of the iris and stamped it multiple times masking off between flowers. After stamping the flowers I added in stems and leaves. 
#mariawillis, #cardbomb, #heroarts, #newrelease, #newcatalog, #2019heroartscatalog, #colorlayeringiris, #fairykisses, #maildelivery, #thestampingvillage, #starrynight, #cards, #cardmaking, #handmadecards, #craft, #papercraft, #stamp, #ink, #paper, #handmade, #diy, #create, #color, #watercolor, #copics, #copicmarkers, #fairy, #distressoxides, #flowers, #mixedmedia,

I started off by watercoloring each of the flowers with my Arteza Brush Pens and a paint brush. I used Arches cold pressed watercolor paper and a lot of water to get the colors and shading that I wanted. 
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After watercoloring I wanted to get a little more depth so I decided to add some shading with my Copic Markers. I originally planned to just add shading with the Cool Gray markers but ended up grabbing some colored markers that matched to give the card a little more pop.
#mariawillis, #cardbomb, #heroarts, #newrelease, #newcatalog, #2019heroartscatalog, #colorlayeringiris, #fairykisses, #maildelivery, #thestampingvillage, #starrynight, #cards, #cardmaking, #handmadecards, #craft, #papercraft, #stamp, #ink, #paper, #handmade, #diy, #create, #color, #watercolor, #copics, #copicmarkers, #fairy, #distressoxides, #flowers, #mixedmedia,

I've got this thing where sometimes I have to take a sharpie and scribble all over my cards. I used a black, fine-tipped sharpie to add some detail, darken the nooks and crannies and give my card a "sketchier" look. Then I went in with a white gel pen to add some dots and highlights... and more scribbles to my card. 
#mariawillis, #cardbomb, #heroarts, #newrelease, #newcatalog, #2019heroartscatalog, #colorlayeringiris, #fairykisses, #maildelivery, #thestampingvillage, #starrynight, #cards, #cardmaking, #handmadecards, #craft, #papercraft, #stamp, #ink, #paper, #handmade, #diy, #create, #color, #watercolor, #copics, #copicmarkers, #fairy, #distressoxides, #flowers, #mixedmedia,

I added a watercolor wash to the top part of my card and then heat embossed the sentiment in black. I honestly wish that I had stamped it in Hero Arts Intense Black Ink as the image would've looked much crisper. I added some tiny, multicolored gemstones to my card to finish it off with a little bit of sparkle. I hope you like it.
#mariawillis, #cardbomb, #heroarts, #newrelease, #newcatalog, #2019heroartscatalog, #colorlayeringiris, #fairykisses, #maildelivery, #thestampingvillage, #starrynight, #cards, #cardmaking, #handmadecards, #craft, #papercraft, #stamp, #ink, #paper, #handmade, #diy, #create, #color, #watercolor, #copics, #copicmarkers, #fairy, #distressoxides, #flowers, #mixedmedia,




With so many fun new sets in this catalog I couldn't resist making a second card using the Fairy Wishes stamp set and the coordinating dies. I've also used a couple other new products on this card, can you spot them yet?

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I just love this little kiss blowing fairy and I thought that the Starry Night Stencil would a perfect background for her. First, I used Distress Oxide Inks to blend the background (Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch). Then I used a spray bottle to spritz clean water all over one side of the stencil. I laid the wet side of the stencil on top of the Distress Oxide blended background and pressed it down with a paper towel so that the towel would absorb any excess water. I lifted up the stencil and dried my background with a dry paper towel. This process caused the background ink to oxidize and become lighter than the parts of the background that never got wet from the stencil. I made sure the background was completely dry before continuing with the next step.

I dried the stencil off and placed it on the background exactly where it had been the first time (so the design lined up perfectly). Then I took a sponge dauber and applied Versafine Ink to the open areas of the stencil. I lifted the mask off and added Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder to the ink and heat set it. This powder is awesome because it takes on the color of whatever it is applied over and adds a bit of sparkly magic-perfect for a fairy card!
#mariawillis, #cardbomb, #heroarts, #newrelease, #newcatalog, #2019heroartscatalog, #colorlayeringiris, #fairykisses, #maildelivery, #thestampingvillage, #starrynight, #cards, #cardmaking, #handmadecards, #craft, #papercraft, #stamp, #ink, #paper, #handmade, #diy, #create, #color, #watercolor, #copics, #copicmarkers, #fairy, #distressoxides, #flowers, #mixedmedia,

Next I colored my fairy with Copic Markers (I will list all Copic colors for this card at the bottom of my post), cut her out using the coordinating dies and used the Star Confetti Fancy Die to cut out stars in black cardstock. I wanted the stars to shimmer so I spritzed them with Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Mist and let them dry. I also spritzed my black card base with shimmer spray and it looks so sparkly in person! Then I stacked some of the stars up and glued them together. 
#mariawillis, #cardbomb, #heroarts, #newrelease, #newcatalog, #2019heroartscatalog, #colorlayeringiris, #fairykisses, #maildelivery, #thestampingvillage, #starrynight, #cards, #cardmaking, #handmadecards, #craft, #papercraft, #stamp, #ink, #paper, #handmade, #diy, #create, #color, #watercolor, #copics, #copicmarkers, #fairy, #distressoxides, #flowers, #mixedmedia,

After heat embossing the sentiment in white, I arranged the fairy on top and added the stars to look like she was blowing star/fairy kisses across the starry night sky. 
#mariawillis, #cardbomb, #heroarts, #newrelease, #newcatalog, #2019heroartscatalog, #colorlayeringiris, #fairykisses, #maildelivery, #thestampingvillage, #starrynight, #cards, #cardmaking, #handmadecards, #craft, #papercraft, #stamp, #ink, #paper, #handmade, #diy, #create, #color, #watercolor, #copics, #copicmarkers, #fairy, #distressoxides, #flowers, #mixedmedia,

A fairy card like this one needs a matching envelope and luckily I found the perfect stamp in the Mail Delivery stamp set created by the Stamping Village. This stamp set was created in collaboration by nine different stamp companies and Jennifer McGuire. Not only is it telling of how beautiful this stamp community is but 100% of net profits will go to support the Dreaming Zebra Foundation (they support art and music education for all children across the country regardless of financial background). So, basically, buy this set you guys. Not only will you get a fabulous stamp set, but you will be contributing to art education for youngsters across the USA and that is pretty amazing!

The stamp that I selected for my envelope is the one designed for the set by Hero Arts. After using the Starry Night stencil and some Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink to decorate the envelope flap, I heat embossed the stamp in white. I like how bold it looks on the envelope. 
#mariawillis, #cardbomb, #heroarts, #newrelease, #newcatalog, #2019heroartscatalog, #colorlayeringiris, #fairykisses, #maildelivery, #thestampingvillage, #starrynight, #cards, #cardmaking, #handmadecards, #craft, #papercraft, #stamp, #ink, #paper, #handmade, #diy, #create, #color, #watercolor, #copics, #copicmarkers, #fairy, #distressoxides, #flowers, #mixedmedia,

That's it for today you guys. I hope you are loving the new products as much as I am! Before I send you on your way to the next blog here are the giveaway details...

GIVEAWAY!
Hero Arts is generously giving away four $50 gift certificates! All you have to do for a shot at winning is comment on the blogs in this hop. So, as you hop along enjoying all of the fantastic projects and new products just leave a comment at each stop along the way. Comments will close on February 17, 2019 at 11:59pm PST and the winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week. Good luck to all of you!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! It was great to have you here and I hope you'll stop by again soon. If you'd like to follow my blog you can do so by adding your email up at the top of the side bar on the right.  If you're interested, you can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube

You are now off to visit the amazing Libby Hickson! The full hop list is included below in case you get lost or like to jump around. Below that are the products that I've used today and the Copic color combinations that I promised you.

Have an amazing day you all!
Maria

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Hair: RV02, RV06, RV09
Skin: E00, E11, VOOOO
Wings: CO, B0000, BG000, BG01, RV00
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Copic Coloring in Gray Scale: Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura

Hey folks! Happy Wednesday! I'm popping by really quickly to share this card that I made last week and didn't have time to post. I used the Mondo Sakura stamp set from Ellen Hutson. I just recently got this set but I've wanted it for so long.
#mariawillis, #cardbomb, #card, #stamp, #ink, #paper, #papercraft, #cardmaking, #handmade, #diy, #create, #color, #copics, #copicmarkers, #flower, #ellenhutson, #mondosakura,

These huge flowers are so fun to color. In my last blog post I watercolored them with bright colors so I thought I'd try something totally different and color them with Copic Markers in gray scale. If I remember correctly I used C0 to C7. I did not use every marker in that range but probably four or five of them. Then I used a black sharpie to add some scribbles and extra detail... and topped it off by adding some highlights with a white gel pen.
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I wanted the background to bright and vibrant in contrast to the flowers so I blended Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide inks. They blend so smoothly (I used Strathmore watercolor paper) and are a dream to work with. I splashed some clean water onto the background to oxidize it and picked up the extra water with a paper towel.
#mariawillis, #cardbomb, #card, #stamp, #ink, #paper, #papercraft, #cardmaking, #handmade, #diy, #create, #color, #copics, #copicmarkers, #flower, #ellenhutson, #mondosakura,

I heat embossed the sentiment in silver, added some sequins and called it a day.

That's all for today but I know this post was brief, so, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask! You can leave me a comment below or shoot me an email at mariawillis@hotmail.com

Have an awesome day!
Maria











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