Saturday, August 27, 2016

I'm here for the Booos!! Art Impressions Old Bat Set

Hello AI Fans!!! 

Today I made a super fun decoration for Halloween! This would be so awesome to hang by a bar if you have one!  I used the brand new Old Bat Set!!! FUN!!!  I picked this frame up at Michael's and didn't have to do a thing to it. It was already distressed perfectly for a Halloween decoration. I simply added a scalloped edge, some bats, and sentiment frame, all of them cut with the Silhouette. I stamped her on Cryogen white paper and colored her with Copic markers, then just fussy cut her out with my scissors. I popped her up from the background with mounting tape. 

I cut a small piece of white paper to adhere behind the bat's eyes so they would stand out. 

Do you love this sentiment as much as I do??

and I finished it off by adding a big silk bow centered with a green button to pull the green out of her. Oh gosh, you can really see my lack of fussy cutting skills in this closeup. UGH! It was pretty rough trying to get the inside of that chair with a clean cut. 

So that's it for me today! Hope you're joining the Too Cute to Spook Challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit and hope you have some time this weekend to get crafty! 

Copics used:
E000, E00, E11, R20
W2, W4, W6
YG11, YG13, YG17
YR04, YR07, YR09
V12, V15, V17
YG91, YG95
E33, E34, E37, E21, E23

Friday, August 26, 2016

Pain in the Rear!

Hi Ai Fans!
Today I made a bit of a different card. It's called a swing card. I'm using the "Bloomer" set and an action wobble on her behind. 
This time the papers are from the Echo Park Party Time 6x6 collection. A few YNS Gumdrops in the corners and a bow finished off my card.
Not only will her behind wiggle and wobble but the card will swing open to show her other side. I inked all the edges of the paper with Vintage Distress ink for an added look.
I just love that sentiment and it's included in the set along with one action wobble. I decided to cut the sentiment carefully into bits so that I stamp it to fit inside my SSS Talk Bubble.
Here you can see the action wobble.

Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20, RV17, B01
Jacket and curlers: RV32, RV34, RV17
Top and Bloomers: BG13, BG15, BG18

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Our Love is Clear! Sets at - PLUS Challenge 191 Week 2!

Hello, Ai Fans!

Before we dive into week two of our challenge, we have some exciting news to share!

Our Love is Clear_ Hobby Lobby _ Michaels Exclusives at artimpressions.com_ 
Our love for our customers is CLEAR! Now, 16 clear stamps sets previously available only at Hobby Lobby or Michaels are now at! These sets are perfect for a laugh and include several sentiments for just the right thing to say! Grab your sets here!

Birthday Wishes Chocolate Therapy Hot Java Mama Love Birds Paper Yourself Live Laugh Love Dare to be Fabulous Spare Me Got Style Get Well Wine Diva Beach Babes
Gardeners Flying High Campers Crazy Cat Lady
Spare Me Sample Love Bird Sample Hot Java Mama Sample
Samples on Pinterest_
Hobby Lobby Pinterest Board Michaels Pinterest Board
This week we're preparing Halloween with our "Too Cute to Spook" challenge and new Halloween 2016 releases! 

Halloween 2016
 Old BatHowl-oweenMeow-lloween 
Today the design team is here to share what sweet and spooky cards they have made with these sets! Click the designer's name to hop over to their blog for more details! Leave a little comment love, too!

Cheri with Meow-lloween Set

Dana with Howl-oween Set

Diane with Old Bat Set

Karen with Old Bat Set

 Kerry with Howl-oween Set

Renee with Meow-lloween Set

Sharon with Meow-lloween Set

What awesome cards, designers! Loving all the amazing coloring and little details that make your Halloween cards special! 

Alright, it's your turn! Join in our challenge! Make a card fit for Halloween that's too cute to spook your recipient! 
Here are the challenge rules …
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, August 31st at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!