Wednesday, October 18, 2017

NEW VIDEO - Multi-Tone Bench & Dogs Watercolor

Hello Ai Fans!

This. Video. Is. AMAZING! If you've watched our Watercolor Wednesday videos before, get ready for a whole new way of looking at your markers and stamps! Bonnie introduces our new WC Benches Set and WC Dogs Set in this stunning, multifaceted image. Bonnie starts by stamping the two dogs, with one masked so the sleeping pup is tucked behind. She stamps the bench using the positioner over the two masked dogs and inks the image in Prussian Blue AND Sepia. As you pull the color, you will see this beautiful, rustic blue tone for this antique bench. Next, she stamps some branches on each side of the bench in Sepia and the vine and large grass from our Foliage Set inked in African Violet AND Pine Green. She adds a darker shadow under the bench and builds some sky around the bench. For the last step she uses some bud flowers from our WC Fall Set on the sides with Sepia on the stem and African Violet on the blooms. Don't forget to sign and date!

We hope you enjoy these new ideas from Bonnie this week! If you liked this video, please hop over to YouTube to leave a comment and give it a thumbs up! Especially if you loved this new multi-tone stamping! Don't forget to share your images with us on Instagram by using the hashtag #AiWatercolor!

Happy Watercolor Wednesday!

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Rock & Roll by Dana Warren

Hello AI fans!!

Today, I am sharing a fun card featuring the Rock & Roll Mini Shaker set! The mini shakers are super cute and great for easy interactive cards!!

I started by stamping the image on some white cardstock and then just the smaller image on a piece of scrap paper. Then I used my Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils to color it up! I used: Espresso, Cider, Black, Vintage Blue, Sea Urchin, Violet Pearl, Cream, Royal Blue, Bark, Reef Blue, Velvet, Deep Purple, Eggshell, Pewter.

With the matching die, I cut out the small image. With a fancy square die, I cut out the main image and then stamped the Happy Birthday and Rock & Roll sentiments. With a mini action wobble, I attached the smaller image that I die cut over the bigger image.

From some gold embossed Kraft cardstock, I adhered the fancy square with the wobbly image. I also used the small star dies in the set and cut out some gold mirror stars. Then I just adhered them to the card and last rounded the corners of the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Spooktacular by Karen Day

Hello Ai fans!
I am using another one of the Ai 2017 Halloween sets today - Spooktacular Set (Sku #4941).  This is about as scary as I get for Halloween!  Not very!
 I stamped and coloured three of the mummies with my Copic markers, then pulled out my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours to make some festive backgrounds.  I mounted my image with pop dots, added one of the sentiments that comes in the set, and stitched 1/4" in from the edge with some black thread (always a little nerve wracking, one slip and it's toast!).  Here's a slightly different version:

I can't escape the fact that I'm a patterned paper fan... so with my last image I did the busier version:
 I hope you're enjoying some Halloween crafting time!  Be sure to join our current challenge on the blog "Create a Scene".  Happy stamping!
Copics used: C3, C1, YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12, Y35, Y11, G43, G40

Monday, October 16, 2017

goofy things by Diane Zechman

Hello Ai friends and happy Monday!
Today I am sharing a card using a few "oldies but goodies" Ai stamps... 1933- Lillie, 1266- Falling Leaves, and 2637- Goofy Things. I've had this card in mind for a while and wanted to create it last fall but time slipped away so I was sure to make it this year!
Who can resist jumping in a pile of leaves?
To make it even more fun, I adhered Lillie with a Mini Action Wobble!  Her skirt was paper pieced with a scrap from Echo Park's - The Story of Fall pad.

The spring brings Lillie to life!

Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Skeleton Wiggle Wobble by Reneé Matarese

Hello Ai fans!!

Today I'm sharing such a super fun new stamp from Art Impressions.
This is the 4952 – Skeleton Wiggle Wobble

I created a window on the front that has a web "woven" in it that the skeleton can peek through from the inside.

Here is is on his Action Wobble on the inside of the card.  Give him a flick and he'll dance around.

Shake Rattle & Roll!  Wait until you see this guy in action.  I have a video below.  He's so cute!!  Who wouldn't want to receive an interactive card like this??


Copics Used:
YR04, YR07, W1, T1, T3, C0, C5,