Journey On!

Monday, June 20, 2016

I wish every day was a beach day....

Hello Inky Friends!

Today's card is pretty quick and simple as I am working with limited access
to all my artsy supplies at the moment.  

I LOVE this stamp though and again, I think it lends itself very nicely to creating summer masculine cards ~ especially if you have a Birthday Greeting to add to it!

I used Sea Grass Lighthouse for the focal image cutting it out from the Journey Ovals die set.
I colored the image  lightly with colored pencils, added some Journey Twine behind it and
popped it off the card front. The image Beach Day was stamped along the bottom.
The cloud embossing folder is also offered from Fun Stampers Journey
and I inked up the raised side with white ink before running my blue paper through the machine!

We are just a couple short weeks to another NEW RELEASE Blog Hop and I've already seen a preview of some of the new stamps!! Mark your calendars for it now so you won't miss the hop and the sale! ;)

Until next time...

Happy Creating!

~Tonya -oxoxox-

Monday, June 6, 2016

I'm a little mermaid...

Greetings Inky Friends!!

This card I found a tutorial from the April/May 2013 Technique Junkies Newsletter called Watercolor Crayons Tutorial.  I began by coloring in blocks of color with watercolor crayons and then using an AquaBrush to blend each color.  I then dropped some water onto the piece and immediately blotted with a tissue picking back up some of the color creating additional texture - which of course the new Pebble Beach stamp covered up! LOL Oh well!

I stamped the background using Black archival ink and the mermaid
from By The Sea in blue. Trimmed her out and added a pearl in her shell
popping up both the mermaid and the banner sentiment with foam dots.

Don't forget! You only have until June 8th to SAVE 15% on
ALL the JUNE NEW RELEASES and there are
SO MANY wonderful beachy - summer images this month !!
Perfect for card making, journaling, scrapbooking,
home decor and so much more!!

Until next time...
Happy Creating!
xoxox ~ Tonya :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Near the Sea...

Greetings Inky Friends!!

It's June and that means another BLOG HOP for
June's NEW RELEASES over at Technique Junkies!!

If you're already hopping along, you just came from the talented Judy Jackson's Blog!
She always has outstanding ideas!!

And as always, enjoy 15% OFF
if you order by June 8th! 

For my card, I used this lovely photo background stamp, Beach Buds.
I inked the image in Ranger Black Archival and stamped onto watercolor paper.
Before I began coloring, I painted some of the highlights
with Art Anthology Dazzle Clear Coat.

At one point in my coloring - just when I was just about to call it finished, I did something wonky with the blue right by her hand and couldn't 'correct' it.
So I decided to crop it off and boy am I glad I did!
I think it helped a lot with my card's composition that I originally wasn't going for!!
For the base of the card, I used the new Sea Urchins Background stamp and
a greeting from the By The Seas set! 
I ripped around the sentiment, sponged some ink and popped it off some natural thread.

By the way, I colored the focal image using the "new-to-me"
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers.
If you have a chance to try them, I suggest you do!  They are a little on the pricey side,
but if you love to color and blend, I think you will like these markers!!

I hope you enjoyed my card and this month's New Release!!
I simply ADORE all the FUN SUMMER images this month and
can't wait to hop along with you all to see everyone's creations!


Next hop, owner and technique extraordinaire, Pat Huntoon!

Until next time...
Happy Creating!!
OXOXOX ~ Tonya :)