Saturday, April 19, 2014

Watercolor - summer cabin

Hello Ai fans!

As promised last week, here I am again with another watercolor card.
Oh I have so much fun with my stamps! And the more I play, the more I have ideas and the better I become.

For this card, I just followed Bonnie's instructions which come in the stamp package. So easy! And so fun. And at the end I added some wink of Stella in clear in the water which give it a nice shimmery look. Just the perfect touch!

Friday, April 18, 2014

I'm Pleasant by Judith

Hello Ai Fans!

Happy Easter.

I love this sentiment (I'm pleasant) and I'm sure this is true for many of people… though not me of course, lol.  And Maude is a favourite Ai image. She also comes in three different sizes which is fantastic - this is the middle size.

Copics used:
Skin: E11, E02, E00, E000, R20, BV20
Slippers: R85, R83, R81
Robe: G02, G00, G000
Extras: Y15, C3, C1

Have a fabulous day :)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Challenge 133 - "Best of Friends" Challenge + 2014 GIRLFRIENDS Launch! Week 2!

Hello Ai Fans!

Welcome back for week TWO of our fun "Best of Friends" challenge!

If you didn't get to check them out last week … our new 2014 Girlfriends are released!
We love sharing our brand new images and hope you love them as much as we do!

You can purchase ALL the new Girlfriends stamps at!

We had a wonderful blog hop last week and we're bringing all the inspiration right here!

Kerry Kung

How fun are the cards from our designers! We hope you enjoyed the blog hop as much as we did! It's so wonderful to see our designers bring our images to life! Great job AiDT! :)

Thank you to everyone who participated in our giveaway last week!
Drumroll please … :)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now it's your turn! We want to see your 'Best of Friends' cards or crafty projects! Only stipulation is that your stamped images have to have two or more people! We'll be back next week with all our designer's cards here!

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!
✻ 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, April 23 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

Stayin' Afloat by Sherry Eckblad

Hello Ai Fans!

Sherry here today sharing with you a card I created using the Girlfriends Stayin' Afloat set.

(Copic Markers used: E00, E02 R20, R30, R17, R29, YG03, V17, V20, V25, E09, E34, E35, E37,YR04, YR07, YR09, YG07, T0, T1, T2, RV13, RV23, RV25, BV00, BV0000, BV13, YG23,W5, B00, B02, B04, B93)

I had so much fun coloring this image and then fussy cutting it out and placing it onto a piece of cardstock that I had watercolored on to create the illusion of water and sky with clouds. 

I will admit I am not much of an artist but am okay with how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Where's the beach? by Cheryl Valadez

Hey, Ai Fans!

Blanche is packed for the beach and ready for some fun in the sun, but clearly hasn't a clue on how to get there!  LOL!  I picture her looking left, then looking right, then just plopping her stuff down right where she's at.  I can't say that I blame her ;)  Sometimes you just have to make your own fun.   

Copic colors used:  skin- E00, E000, R20, E11 hair- C5, C3, C1, 0 floaty- B01, B000, B0000, C7, C5, C3, YR68, YR65, Y13, R20, R11 shorts- E44, E43, E42, 0, C7, C5 red accents- R39, R37, R35, R32 hat- E37, E35, E31 background- BG05, BG02, BG10, BG000 ground- E37, E35, E31

You can find Blanche(K1605) in the Ai Shop along with LOADS of fabulous images.  Take a peek and you'll find the newest of the new including the BFFs and the lovely 2014 Girlfriends.  So many great images!

Until next time, stay crafty!