AiDT Reunion Blog Hop + Ai Spinners Release

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Hi! Welcome to the reunion blog hop for Art Impressions! You should have arrived from Isha Gupta‘s blog. If this is your first stop, please start at the beginning, you won’t want to miss out on the awesome inspiration and prizes!

Spinner Graphic

Today I’ve used 4679 – Witch Spinner & 4698 – Witch Spinner Dies to create this little treat bag for a Halloween party! I want to tell you what I used to color my image, however, I’m more curious to know what you THINK I used. Being a certified Copic Instructor, you would likely guess Copics, however, I actually used Sharpies! I used yellow, orange, red, purple, green, brown and silver. I used Glue Lines to adhere the bling to the bag and Pop-Up Glue Dots to adhere the rosette, the Witch from Ai and the banner that says “Happy Halloween!”

AI Blog Hop Jessica Griffin

Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway where you can win one of seven incredible prizes! Please note if you encounter a broken link in the hop you can always go back to the Art Impressions Blog or reference the link list below.

Next on the hop is Karen Day!

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Cheri Burry
Crystal Lopez
Dana Warren
Deloris Thiede
Diane Zechman
Isha Gupta
Jessica Griffin
Karen Day
Kerry Kung
Kirsi Kamppikoski
Maria McGuire
Marie-Pierre Capistran
Mary Witter
Piali Biswas
Reneé Matarese
Sharon Caudle
Soili-Maria Seppala
Tammie Koehnen
Tracy Gray
Tracy MacDonald
Trena Brannon
Zora Bergstrom


Art Impressions: Jumbo Dancer

I love this little lady! She’s such a fashionista!

Materials used:


  1. Cut background paper to fit card.
  2. Die cut scallop and circle.
  3. Stamp your image onto the circle card stock and color.
  4. Stamp your image onto pattern paper and cut out hat and dress.
  5. *VERY IMPORTANT* Ink the edges of your pattern paper with the same color you stamped your image. This is a minor detail that makes a huge difference.
  6. Color the purse and flower with glitter pens.
  7. Adhere the circle to the scallop circle, and adhere the scallop circle to the card base using pop dots.
  8. Optional: To finish this card, I used the same glitter pens to outline the yellow and grey design on the card base. You can see the lines of grey the best.

A few things to keep in mind when you’re fussy cutting… I like to cut INSIDE the stamped line. That way, if I mess up a little bit, it’s okay, because I always use my black Memento marker to line the cut piece. So, after I cut out her dress I held my marker at an angle and gave the dress an outline. Why do I do that instead of cutting outside the stamp line? Because, that would be TOO easy! No, no… doing it this way allows the line around the dress to be the same thickness. So it’s not darker, or thicker in one area than another. I’m a tad bit OCD, please don’t tell my hubby, I’ve been denying it for years! 🙂

Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend! xo

Art Impressions: Up Town Girls!

Hi out there in blog land! I have a quick post for today…

Uptown Girls is available from Art Impressions in a set with three sentiments.

Here are the colors I used to color this image. Don’t fall over… it’s a lot, but remember, I colored four ladies- all very different! The round one is C3.

Copic offers four different types of gray. Cool, Neutral, Warm and Toner. I wanted to use all four in the image I colored so you could see the way they looked together. I’m the kind of person that can’t wear black on black if they’re two different tones of black.

If you’re not familiar with Copic’s variety of gray’s check out this post comparing and contrasting, and explaining what each gray is for… UNDERSTANDING GRAY.

I will be teaching an online class in the next two-ish weeks. I’m just waiting on a new webcam to arrive- my current webcam is not compatible with my computer anymore. Darn technology changing faster than I can keep up! If you would be interested in learning how to color to add dimension to your images, please check back in the next week for more information about the class. You can also leave a comment or email me to let me know you’re interested. My email is: seats will be limited so there’s enough time to work with everyone individually.

The class will be $10-15, and will last for one hour. I’ll talk more about the set up and the classroom, but, if you have a webcam, you’ll be able to show me what you’re coloring, and ask questions if there’s something you don’t quite understand. It’s all very exciting!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by! xo

Check back tomorrow for my first Anything But A Card post!

Art Impressions: Feathered Fiasco

Hi friends! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend. I’ve been working with the new Zoo Crew images, and had the pleasure of working with Feathered Fiasco!

He’s so cute, I almost fell bad for him when I saw his sad little face! 😦 I know those days, all to well!

I did a quick video while coloring the Flamingo and water. Unfortunately, I’ve been having some computer/camera problems while recording, and it cut out before I could finish. But, you’ll be able to see the colors I used, and the process. Also how simple it is to use FlexMarkers. When you buy the sentiment it does come whole. As in, “bad day in progress… stand clear” as one stamp. However, to get them to stamp around the Flamingo as such, I had to cut them apart. It wasn’t too difficult, but, I do suggest if you are going to cut them apart, make sure you have a good pair of scissors!

Lastly, people ALWAYS ask me what paper I use. I never think to add it into my posts, but I always use the same paper. I buy it at the paper mill! When I lived in Texas I bought from Clampitt Paper. Their prices are great! Anyways, I use Finch Fine Color Copy 80#. I really like their paper, but love that they make paper with our Environment in mind.

Well, that’s all from me today! Happy Saturday friends, have a great weekend!

Art Impressions Harvest Try Fold

Hello friends!! I’ve got a few things for you today. First, today is the FIRST! If you don’t know what that means… it means today is Anything But A Card’s FIRST challenge! Please head over and check it out!

Second, I wanted to share this really awesome card that I made using Art Impressions Harvest Try Folds. Currently this stamp is available in stores only, but should be available online soon.

I didn’t use the stamps as they were originally intended. Instead I stamped all three stamps onto one layer. I did however create a video to show you how to use them properly. Leave it to me to break the rules! 🙂

I took photos as I colored, so you could see the colors I used, and so you could get an idea of how I colored… and what it looked like as I went along. I colored this while camping with my family, or else I would have just taken a video for you! There are several photos, so I’ve uploaded them as a gallery so it doesn’t take forever to load. If you want to look at them individually, simply click on a photo. If you want to view them in order, simply click on the first image, and it will open as a slideshow.

I used Rose Peach, Pumpkin, Mandarin, Sunflower, Pink Lavender, Wild Orchid, Red Violet, Light Fawn, Nutmeg, Auburn, Rosewood, Apple, Chartreuse, Sea Green, and Lipstick Red to color the image. You can purchase Letraset FlexMarkers from Simon Says Stamp, or directly from Letraset (you can find their link on my sidebar). Once it was done, I used a stencil from The Crafters Workshop to add the clouds.

Hope you’ve enjoyed todays card! Happy Labor Day, hope everyone has a great Labor Day!