Wednesday, July 17, 2019

RG Avenue New Release...It's Fair Time!!!

Hey there inky friends!  I'm back with another fun project featuring a brand spankin' new set just released at RG Avenue!!! This new set had me immediately thinkin' of FAIR TIME!  I Love the fair and especially the contests, the smiling kids and the fun events that are being held.  I'm not so much a fair games and rides kinda person but I do love love so much more about the fair.  My favorite fair venues are the Iowa State Fair and the Freeborn County Fair in Minnesota. How about you?  

So when I saw this "Food Junkie" set, I knew exactly how I would feature the images and the sentiments...I needed the cute "Out Loud" set to help me tell the story! 

Food Junkie Stamp and Digi Set
So I started out by creating a fun word background from the food images I was going to incorporate on my card.  I suppose I would have picked some cotton candy and funnel cake if it was on the list too.  Maybe even gyros.  And I can't forget about the crazy fried concoctions like fried pickles and twinkies.  Yeah, I'd add those too...Anyway, I lightened up the font so that I could tuck it back in the background a bit and make the images take center stage. 
After printing and cutting out the images, I colored the images with a ton of Copic markers (I gave up keeping track) and then used a blending brush to add some color to the background.  I used the Sour Watermelon, Sour Mist and Sour Crush to add a fun hint of color in the center of the background.  Next, I stamped the cow and pig (and the photo frame from the Out Loud set and colored them with Copics too.  Of course I had to pick the piggy because I love watching the piglet races.  Of course, the milk cow was a big YES too because you can't leave the Iowa State Fair without checking the butter sculpture and having a little bit of deelish ice cream.

Since I didn't have a "Get Ready, it's FAIR TIME!" sentiment, I selected two sentiments from the Out Loud set.  I think they fit nicely with my theme.  After gathering all my images, I mounted the background on some Black Taffy cardstock and then started moving around the images until I found the perfect layout for the images to shine.  I popped each one up onto the card panel and then added some glossy accents onto the noses, eyes and piggies tootsies to give them some shine.  I also used a cloth to give "Bessie's" nose a bit of bumpy texture.  Not slimy, just bumpy.  Hee hee...

So there you have it!  A card, perfectly fit for the FAIR.  Maybe I should enter this into the fair card contest!  

If you are a Fair fan like me, make sure to think of me as you're walking the fairway, checking out the winning entries in the contest buildings and giving the FFA and 4H kiddos a high five for their hard work with their show animals.  Oh, and if you get the chance to watch the live music or enjoy the demolition derby, say a WOOO for me!  

Thanks for popping over to check out today's project!  I'll be back again tomorrow with another fun project featuring another NEW set just released at RG Avenue!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

RG Avenue New Release: Sea Free..

Hello there inky friends!  As promised, I'm back with another fun card featuring a NEW set from RG Avenue.  This new set is called "SEA FREE" and it contains some gorgeous images that are perfect for those calm and beachy beauties you love to create!  I've fallen in love with the little shell elements and the anchor and I'm sure the bottle could help anyone dream up an amazing adventure scene!  

Sea Free stamp and digital set
To create my card, I started out by blending Sour Crush and Sour Mist Sugar Cube ink onto the edge of a strip of Powdered Sugar cardstock.  After I was satisfied with the serene color saturation, I flicked the panel with white acrylic paint.  I made sure to vary the opacity by adding some water to the mixture here and there.  I also blended in some Sour Crush Sugar Drop (one tiny drop) to add some blue splatters.  When I was finished, I set it aside to dry and started coloring my digital images.  Yes, I used digital images as the stamp set will be arriving soon.  I just couldn't wait!  LOL...After coloring the images with Copic markers (colors listed at bottom of post), I fussy cut them and started assembling them on my card.  I tore the top edge of the blended "water" to create a little sea-spray and added the leftovers behind the bottle for dimension.  Perfectly, perfect. 
Since this card already featured "ribbon" in the images, I opted NOT to add any actual ribbon or fibers to this card.  GASP.  Can you believe that?  HA HA!  I think this card turned out beautiful and I can't wait to send it to someone special.

Thanks for popping over to check out my card inspiration today.  Please stop back tomorrow as I jump in and share another fun project featuring a brand new RG Avenue release!  See you then! 

Copics used on this project:  
Blues:  B12, B21, B93, BG70
Reds:  R0000, R00, R35
Yellows:  Y18, Y21
Browns:  Y26, E34, E71
Grays:  BV23, C2
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Monday, July 15, 2019

New Designer Kit is HERE!!!...RG Avenue Birthday Girl...

Hey there inky friends!  I'm back!!!  Today is the official release of the July RG Avenue Designer Kit Bundle!  WOO HOO!
I thought I'd share ALL week and feature some projects I created using this collection of stamps/digis.  Did you know that when you purchase any RG Avenue stamp sets you immediately receive the digital files for free?  Yes!  you get the digi files, cut files AND the stamp sets!  
Take a peek at the cards I created with this fun and chic set called "Birthday Girl"!  Each image was colored with Copic markers and a few bits of sparkle/gloss were added for dimension and texture.  
Birthday Girl

Notice the background?  I used the super awesome/popular Diamond Daze background stamp (and Black Taffy Sugar Cube ink) to create a fun background for my cards.  To push the background even farther into the background (and to allow the leggy lady to shine), I drybrushed white acrylic paint over the image.  I also splattered some RG Avenue reinkers directly onto this panel when it was dry.  To finish the background off, I punched a few tiny holes here and there and added pink Copic dots on the stamped image to match the Sour Guava cardstock.
Before mounting onto the Sweet Guava panel, I attached the background panel to some Sweet Banana cardstock and then wrapped some gingham ribbon around the bottom.  Next, I tied some cream floss into a bow and mounted this panel onto the Powdered Sugar card base.

After that, I added some splatters of white acrylic paint and attached some fun sequins accentuate the  party vibe.

My second card used some of the same techniques but I tried to CAS it a bit more because I wanted to use two colored images.  I'm not that good at the restraint that CAS design requires so this was as good as it got for me.  HA HA.
Of course, finding a coordinating sentiment was a fun adventure for me and I found it in the Make Magic sentiment set.  I think this has to be my most loved and versatile sentiment set in my collection!  After mounting the sentiment onto my RG Acrylic Round, it took one press onto the Sour Crush  ink pad to get a crisp, beautiful impression.
Just take a look at those glossy balloons!  I had fun adding gloss and glitter to these beauties and even added a few dabs of gloss to the frappe cups.  YUM!  
To finish the card panel off before attaching it to my card base, I mounted the background panel onto the same Banana cardstock then onto some Sour Crush cardstock.  Next, I tied some green Hemptique twine around the panel and attached a cute pink button before attaching to my Powdered Sugar base!  

And voila!  They're done.  Notice the coffee in this set?  I'm sure you'll see more of those cups in future card projects.  Yes, I've already got them colored, cut, glossed and ready for their spotlight!

Thanks so much for popping over to check out my projects.  I hope they inspire you to get crafty today!  I'll be back tomorrow with some more fun featuring another set in this new Designer Kit!!  See you then!