Thursday, June 9, 2016

NEW Ai People & Girlfriends! PLUS Challenge 186!

Hello, Ai fans!
Girlfriends 2016
Say hello to four fabulous new stamp sets! We know you love coloring our characters with markers, so get ready for some new faces! Our new Ai People and Girlfriends will bring joy and just the right amount of sass to your creations! See them in action by viewing our videos hosted by our friends at Scrapbook Expo! 
Lifetime SetIn The Bag SetFlaunt It SetLots of Love Set


Kerry is here today to give a colorful tutorial using our Flaunt It Set!
Hello Ai fans!
I'm super excited to share my card using one of the new Ai Girlfriends Flaunt It Set (SKU#4756), isn't it just awesome!  It's always super fun at the photo booth, and the best part is with your girlfriends too.  It's a win win!

I decided to use YUPO paper to create a cool background.  I started by dropping alcohol inks on the paper and allow them to spread.   P.S.  I did place some drops on the edge of one color, so the colors would blend together naturally.  

I want to have a more blended look, so I added a few drops of blending solution randomly.  I did wiped off some of the darker 'puddle lines', but if that the look you want, it's a very cool background. And allow it to air dry once you got the desired background.  

I finished up by coloring these awesome Girlfriends with Copic Markers.

Copic markers used:  B0000, B00, B02, B60, BG11, BV0000, BV02, BV13, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, E15, E17, E27, E51. E53. R24, R27, R29, W0, W2, W4

Thanks, Kerry! This card is FABULOUS! With our new releases, we're kicking off a new challenge called "Aging with Attitude"! We want to see cards based on this theme, so bring it on!
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, June 22 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

And now to recognize the winners of the last challenge Layer It On Me!

Top Spot goes to...

Congrats! We loved your clever TryFold card with the Celeste Set! You made such a cute home for her in your card! (See the card's interior on Natasa's blog). Natasa, be sure to email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable Mentions go to...

Congrats, you two! Kelly, we love the fresh, bright colors paired with the Girlfriends Blend Set! And Sandra, we love your take on the Hello Friend MTF with the circles, and with beautiful coloring! Email annelise@artimpressions with your address and the set of your choice for a prize!

We had some fabulous entries this week! Join us for the new challenge, "Aging with Attitude!"


Karen Day said...

Kerry, you never disappoint with your amazing backgrounds!! Great colouring, too - congrats to last week's winners :o)

Kerry said...

Congrats to all the winners!!! :D

Natasa said...

Thank you so much!! Congrats also to Kelly and Sandra!

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Elina said...

Way too long since my last AI card, thank you for the great inspiration Kerry! I must try to make something for the challenge.

Sharon Caudle said...

Kerry, this card is AMAZING!!!!! Love every single little inch of it!!!!!!