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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter Frame

Happy Easter

Dear scrappers, 

I was saving this project for today. I was a class that I thought two weeks ago:


I made it from a TH kit with the clear acrylic tiles and decided to use the the Sweet Sentiments paper from Graphic 45 and other embellishments to decorate it:

I painted the unfinished frame with vanilla ice cream and pearl acrylic paint and added some roses stenciling with a TH stencil with the Art Anthology sorbet dimensional paint and diluted it with vanilla acrylic paint and heated to get the dimensional effect:

I diluted to much the color and couldn't get a nice contrast, thus I added some green patina antiquing cream from DecoArt to the rest of the frame, this kind of teal color has a nice shimmer to it:

Then, I added the paper pieces following TH kit's instructions.

Some closer looks at the finished frame, I added more texture using some fun fabrics and flowers from Mom Ami Gabby:

I added some stamping and die cut from Heartfelt creations and heat embossed it before adding some coloring using Wink of Stella brushes. 

As well some Easter foil washi tape (little B):

I also added some metal crosses I bought a a local catholic store, some laser cut self-adhesive ribbon:

And some CTMH buttons:

And some rhinestones fish: 

I am really happy with the final results and hope you do too.
Happy Easter

He is risen

Vicky Tovar


I would like to submit my frame to the following challenges, which inspired me:




very square frame and acrylic elements



https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45/photos_stream?tab=photos

My tip: to add Graphic 45 cutouts to TH acrylic tiles to make a cute Easter frame ‪#‎shareyourcraft‬ 


Friday, March 25, 2016

Connie Can Crop: Golden Arrow Award 2nd part

Hi happy Scrappers,
Last Thursday was my DT day for Connie Can Crop, thus I shared that day the 2nd part of the 2 page layout I just finish making for my son's 
pictures from when he got his first Golden Award.


Here is a picture of both sides:
 

A closer look to the trophy:

To the ribbon:


To the apple with a supposed bite:


Again, here I used 2 already discontinued CTMH paper packs. I used my cricut explorer to cut this fun svg file and added some cuts for the background from the CTMH Artbooking cart. The font is from the Disney's Mickey Mouse Fonts. I used my cricut to write my son's name on the award and his initial on the ribbon medal. 
I used Some CTMH ink markers to add depth to the trophy and an alcohol marker from Ranger to add more color to the lettering on my son's name.

I used parts of the QT Patootie Boy Sitting w Award CF file from this month challenge sponsor, to cut the trophy, the Apple, and the award ribbon. Those files are very easy to use and cut. 



I hope you enjoy this project and visit me to see further pictures by Saturday this week.


Want a chance to win!! Enter the monthly challenge at Connie Can Crop!! There is still time.


Connie Can Crop Challenge #44

Anything Goes
due 11:59 P.M. Thursday March 31st
Pacific Time

Eureka Stamps Challenge #185 Easter Cards

Good Morning Dear Scrappers,

Omy... it's been a crazy couple of weeks and events, but finally I get a chance to blog while my kiddos watch Netflix...

Last Monday started this week challenge at Eureka Stamps :

Easter Cards


and we already have 31 entries, the good news there is still time to enter until this Sunday.


For this challenge, I wanted to make a technique that I saw at TE share the Joy the challenge, created by Jen and at Simon Says Stamp Blog to get into the water coloring frenzy I have seen online lately ;-)





I used a Latina Crafter sketch from this month challenge:



I found this WeR memories paper in my stash and though it was perfect for both the border strip and the colored eggs, btw I received this paper as a gift from my friend Dawn Michelle Staffer at the CKC-Houston, 2 years ago. It is a funny story, because we met there while we were both volunteering and really made a connection and keep in touch until today. Thank you Dawn, I really love the papers you gave me and I'm trying to use them:


For the watercoloring resisting technique, I printed the digital images on watercoloring paper from my stash and heat embossed the outlines using versamark pen and pearl embossing powder (it is better to use white embossing powder):

 Then I gathered some of my spritzers, and spritzed some on a backing sheet:
Then, I wet the embossed image with the spritzed mess.

Then. carefully I cleaned the embossed outlines using a baby-wipe.


 However, I was not supper impressed with the light coloring and added more watercolors directly to the image and spritzed water to clean the embossed outlines. I did this for each colored part. This gave me a better contrast between colors:

I left the sentiment with the original technique because I liked the effect on the background:


I hope you enjoyed my project and learn from my mistakes too ;-)

Have a wonderful Easter weekend and a blessed Good Friday.

Vicky


I am entering this card to the following challenges:








Monday, March 14, 2016

Eureka Stamps Challenge #184 Anything Goes

Happy Monday!


Time for a new challenge at Eureka Stamps:
"AnythingGoes"


For this challenge, I used the following digital images:


And made this more religious type of Easter card:


I used my Wink of Stella markers, which I totally love and some leftover Dazzles.
I printed the images on watercolor paper and used Purple cardstock as card base to go along with the Easter theme. Both from my stash. 

A closer look:


For the inside, I used more Dazzles.

I hope you enjoy this more religious kind of card and leave me your feedback. I love to hear from you,

Have a wonderful week,

Vicky Tovar

BTW, I'm entering the following challenges:




Friday, March 11, 2016

Once Upon a Time Blog Hop


Welcome to the 
Once Upon a Time Blog Hop

We are so delighted you are joining us in a land far far away!! We will be showcasing projects featuring only the finest princesses in the land! So come be inspired by our magical talents! 

 Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these amazing crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this hop! 


One lucky winner will win a $20 gift card to shop their awesome files in their shop! 
Be sure to check out their shop online HERE
Visit them on facebook HERE
Follow their blog HERE for freebies and inspiration!

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on Wednesday 3/16/16 at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

For this bloghop, mostly about princesses, I decided to make a mini album for my daughter from her last Singing Princesses birthday party from her friend Angela.


I used a DCWV paper pack, Once Upon a Time, a paper crafting world cutting file (crown), and some distressing cardstocks from Ranger. I added some vintage velvet glitter to some parts, a Prima Flower, some flowers cut from the file, and some prima rhinstones. I found the Rapunzel images on the internet and just printed them in my color ink printer.

I really enjoyed making this project and made a google+ album for each page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/113294990274191982467/posts


 Up next is

Here's our line up in case you get lost.




Don't forget to check out the new Challenge!! 

Connie Can Crop Challenge #44
Anything Goes
due 11:59 P.M. Thursday March 31st
Pacific Time



Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Connie's Sweet 16 Birthday Blog Hop


Welcome to the 

30th Anniversary of 

Connie's Sweet 16 Birthday Blog Hop

We are so delighted you are joining us to celebrate Connie's Birthday!! We will be showcasing 
projects centered around, you guessed it, birthdays! 

 Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your
leaving a comment for all of these amazing crafters.

We have several awesome sponsors for this hop! 

And a freebie for everyone at the end!




One lucky winner will win 2 free files from Miss Kate Cuttables.



One lucky winner will win these awesome goodies from Connie's Crafty Cart.
And



Everyone can win this cute Birthday cut file for free. After you hop and leave a comment on all the blogs, send Connie a message on FB or via email conniecancrop@yahoo.com and she will send you the Free SVG from Paper Crafting World.

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Wednesday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on Wednesday 3/16/16 at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
Here is my project: a birthday card for our dear friend and Head designer, Connie. We love you and wish you the best day ever along your dear ones and family.


I made this card using a premade card stock and card frame with all and stitching from an old card kit. I just wanted to used one of the card pieces leftovers from the CTMH Charlotte paper pack. I added the stamped flowers from the same line stamp and colored with watercolor pencils. It was super easy to assemble and I love the clean look of the card.

 Up next is 














Monday, March 7, 2016

Eureka Stamps Challenge #183 Paper Piecing

We a new Challenge theme this week at Eureka Stamps:



Paper Piecing


Here is my take to this fun challenge:


33501 Bird, Clouds, Mountains set of 4




26001 The Lord Bless You








For this challenge, I got inspired by our church, Sain Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, and it's very beautiful vitral Windows. I printed my digital image in 6 or 7 different card


stocks and cut some elements of each one and assembled the whole image on the white card stock printout. Later I went and added some black lines using my 0.7 micron marker to highlight the divisions between the pieces. When I was done, I modpodged the image to give it some shine. And mounted it this gorgeous paper wishes paper and added this dazzle border. For the inside, I printed this passage from Numbers, and added more dazzles to each corner. I used black ctmh card stock for the card base.

I hope you enjoyed my fun card and decide to participate in this fun challenge as well.



"Reminder:

To play along with us, please post a direct link to the card/project on your blog using inlinkz and link back to our challenge from your blog

You can join in as many other challenges with ours as you like! You can only enter our challenge a MAXIMUM of 3 times per challenge. Please do NOT backlink to other cards you have previously Posted.

Crafty Hugs from Eureka Stamps"



I am entering my card to the following challenges:

http://anythingbutcutechallenge.blogspot.com/2016/03/challenge-11-crazy-for-colour.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AnythingButCute+%28Anything+But+Cute%29








http://decoratetocelebrate.blogspot.com/2016/03/decorate-to-celebrate-anything-goes.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DecorateToCelebrate+%28Decorate+To+Celebrate%21%29





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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Connie Can Crop: Monthly Challenge #44 Anything Goes

Hi dear scrappy friends,

It's the first of the month and time for a new challenge over at Connie's blog:





She has a WONDERFUL sponsor this month!!

 

One lucky winner will win a $20 gift card to shop their awesome files in their shop! 
Be sure to check out their shop online HERE
Visit them on facebook HERE
Follow their blog HERE for freebies and inspiration!
- See more at: http://www.conniecancrop.blogspot.com/2016/03/monthly-challenge-44-anything-goes.html#sthash.3UvwPHZI.dpuf

For this challenge, I decided to use their QT Patootie Boy Sitting with Award CF
because it reminded me so much of my son:


My son just got his second Golden Arrow Award at his school and reminded me that I haven't scrapbooked his first one from this year's first quarter.

I changed the file a little bit to fit his uniform and even cut a piece of one of my daughter's hair ribbon to make my son's necktie. 


I used 2 already discounted CTMH paper packs. I used my cricut explorer to cut this fun svg file and added some cuts for the background from the CTMH Artbooking cart. The font is from the Disney's Mickey Mouse Fonts.
The #1 is one of the CTMH dimensional elements. I used some faber castle pastel pencils to highlight some parts of the boy die cut.

This was a fairly quick project and was easy to cut as well.

I hope you enjoy it and participate in this month's challenge.