Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Owl Treat Box - Cricut Pillow Box Cut

"As far as I'm concerned, candy corn is a vegetable."

 Cricut owl pillow box,  Kraft card stock, Nuvo drops, Bazzil Dotted Swiss card stock, Tim Holtz sanding tool, leaf  brad embellishment, black epoxy dots for eyes

Hi everyone, 

My Cricut is my favorite tool when I need to come up with a cute favor for any occasion.  I wanted to take a festive treat to my besties for our bi-monthly paper crafting group and I was excited to find this darling owl pillow box cut in Cricut Design Studio for only a dollar.  

Dressed in fall colors and filled with the tastiest of fall candies, I knew this little lady was bound to please.  I sized her body at 5 " by 6" so I could fill her with a heaping bag of candy corn goodness.

My friends loved her and were happy to enjoy some goodies while we crafted. Although we'll have to say goodbye to candy corn to make way for all the delicious traditional Christmas delights. there's no problem here.  It was simple to embellish this basic owl Cricut cut in red and green holly and fill her with Christmas candy for the ladies at my Daughters of Utah Pioneers Christmas dinner.  Like I said, I love my Cricut!!!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

Thanks for visiting. 
Go forth and create something fabulous.

Playing along with:
        Get Creative Challenge #75
        Unstampabelles Challenge #85
        Artistic Inspiration Challenge #209
        The Paper Players Challenge #419
        Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #396

Friday, November 9, 2018

Conie Fong Digi Mermaid - Kit and Clowder Marker Class

Signs you  might be a mermaid:  You ride out the storm,  you dance in the rain,  you "sea" beauty in life,  you play in the waves.

Connie Fong digi from Etsy, Copic markers, 6 x 6 card base, white gel pen, glossy gold card stock, pearl accents

Hi everyone, 

Coloring with my Copic markers is definitely my favorite way to spend time in my craft room.  I enjoy spending hours practicing and learning new skills and techniques.  Alyce Keegan of Kit and Clowder offers monthly online classes where she shares her amazing artistic expertise by video with written and illustrated step-by-step instructions so her students can follow along.

This mermaid project was from Kit and Clowder's May 2017 markers class using  this Conie Fong Ariela digital image and includes fundamental techniques for sand, water, rainbow shading and scales.  Even though it was my first time attempting some of these techniques, there certainly was a learning curve and I definitely need a lot more practice,  I love the way this sweet little  mermaid turned out.  Coloring in a bright rainbow palette always makes me happy!

I framed her in a glossy gold cardstock frame cut in Cricut Design Studio and added pearls for accents, of course!  I think  she is colorifically magical.

Thanks for visiting.
Go forth and create something fabulous.

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