Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Hoppy Birthday!

Yes, I know it is Thanksgiving tomorrow....followed shortly by Christmas, but people are still celebrating their birthdays right? ;) I created this card for the SRM blog using this adorable set by Jane's Doodles called, Garden Friends. I stamped the frogs in a light brown ink by Tim Holtz and water colored them using my Zig Clean Brush markers.

SRM Stickers Blog - Hoppy Birthday! by Michele - #card #janesdoodles #gardenfriends #watercolor #birthday
The eyes were given a generous coating of glossy accents. Once that was dry I added a drop of black puffy paint. I cut the image using a Spellbinder's rectangular scalloped die. While the die was still in place I sponged Tim Holtz ink in shades of green, yellow, and blue.  I stamped the sentiment in black and added a few more dots with the black puffy paint.
SRM Stickers Blog - Hoppy Birthday! by Michele - #card #janesdoodles #gardenfriends #watercolor #birthday

For a finishing touch I added pretty silk ribbon from the Stamp Simply Store. I love leaving the ribbon long and's kind of my "thing" right now! ;) SRM Stickers Blog - Hoppy Birthday! by Michele - #card #janesdoodles #gardenfriends #watercolor #birthday

Thanks so much for stopping! I am off to the kitchen to start my Thanksgiving preparations! Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Eve...Eve!

Good morning! 
I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today with a Thanksgiving card!
I have used products from some of my most favorite companies. 
The die cut leaves are from JustRite. They were water colored using my Zig Clean Brush Markers.  I gave them a coating of glossy accents and glitter. I used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L's DODZ™ - Medium to adhere the leaves.
Created by Michele Kovack
The sentiment is from SRM Stickers.  I adhered it across the leaves using Crafty Foam Tape. I tied black twine and a few sequins to finish off my card.  
Created by Michele Kovack
Today is my last day of work for the week! I am so glad too because my house is filthy and the laundry is piled high.  I am hosting Thanksgiving and have so much to do!  I am thinking I should dim the lights, put a few candles on and forget about the cleaning! LOL!
Have a great day my friends!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

JustRite's November Release!

It's a snowy morning here and I am a day late getting this post up for JustRite's November release. 
I seem to be a day late and a dollar short these days. 
I could give you all of the reasons why, but I will save that for another day. ;)
I am sharing a card made with JustRite's adorable new set, We Are Having a Baby. 
Created by Michele Kovack
I stamped the image with black Staz on ink and water colored it using my Zig Clean Brush Markers.  I splattered it with a bit of black water color and of course had to add a bit of glitter to the balloons. The circle dies are from Tattered Lace
Created by Michele Kovack
I threaded a bit of silk ribbon from the Stamp Simply store. The background was inked with yellow, orange, and pink Tim Holtz inks.  I splattered it with a bit of water for that cool pooling effect. I added a few sequins and a tiny pearl to the teddy bear's bow.
Created by Michele Kovack
JustRite has released their entire November you must stop by their blog to see everything! You will be so excited for all of the new dies and stamp sets!
Have a great Saturday my friends!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Blog Hop with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Altnew!

I am so excited to be a part of the Altnew/Scrapbook Adhesives blog hop! There is so much inspiration awaiting you....AND prizes to be won! 
I have two cards to share with you today. Both cards use this gorgeous set from Altnew called, Floral Motifs.
I used a stencil and sponged Tim Holtz inks.  I spritzed it with a bit of water. The flowers were stamped with Versamark and embossed in white. 
I colored the flowers and leaves with my Zig Clean Brush Markers. I adhered the layers with Crafty Foam Tape. 
I added a glittery strip using double sided tape from Scrapbook Adhesives. The pretty silk ribbon is from the Stamp Simply Store. 
I was on a water coloring kick, so I created another card in a more monochromatic scheme.  

I again used my Zig Clean Brush Markers, crafty Foam Tape, and Dodz™ to adhere the flowers' centers.  The velvet ribbon is from the Stamp Simply store. 

Each company is giving away two $30.00 prizes!  
Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by Monday, Nov 23 11:59pm EST. Winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Altenew blogs on Nov 25th.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Your Support Means Everything!

Created by Michele Kovack

Good morning  my friends! I have a new card today with minimal embellishments! (gasp!) After spending a bit of time coloring this beautiful rose by Crafty Secrets, I didn't want to take away from it. The digital image can be found HERE.  I used my Prisma colored pencils and a white gel pen.  The background was given a bit of depth using Tim Holtz inks in shades of brown, green, yellow, and blue. I masked off the rose and gave it a bit of black water color splatter. 
Created by Michele Kovack
The sentiment was cut from the Girlfriend Creative Scraps.  I threaded some sheer gold ribbon vertically to finish off the card. 
Created by Michele Kovack
I am fighting a cold and woke up this morning with no voice.  Teaching 26 kids might be a bit of a challenge today! ;)
Wish me luck.....I'm gonna need it! 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Thank You For Your Hospitality!

Good morning! 
I am up on the SRM blog today with a fun card using a fabby set from Jane's Doodles called, Home Sweet Home.   I stamped the buildings with black Memento ink.  The buildings were colored using Copic markers. The background was created with my Zig Clean Color Markers.  
Created by Michele Kovack
I adhered the buildings to the front panel with crafty foam tape from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. 
(my favorite!)  I added glossy accents to the sun and clouds.  The sentiment was stamped on a water colored panel with Versamark and then heated with white embossing powder.  I added red string to finish off my card. 
Created by Michele Kovack
Thank you for stopping by! 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Crafty Secrets and Word Art Wednesday!

Good morning! I am excited to be a guest designer for Word Art Wednesday! 
Crafty Secrets if offering one lucky person a $20.00 digital prize! Really Reasonable Ribbon is also offering a $10.00 prize!
I had the pleasure of working with this beautiful scripture.  I incorporated it with a digital Thanksgiving image from Crafty Secrets.  I merged the two using Photoshop.  I printed it on white cardstock and colored the image using Prisma Colored pencils.  I used a Spellbinder's die to cut out the image.  While the die was in place I sponged around it using several Tim Holtz inks in brown, green, and a bit of blue. 
designed by Michele Kovack
I splattered the perimeter with a bit of water and then a bit of black water color paint.  I removed the die to have a wonderful white crisp edge!  I added coordinating silk ribbon and pearls to the corners. And just because you know how much I LOVE sparkle, I added Ice Stickles to the perimeter of the card, as well as the veggies! 
 Designed by Michele Kovack
I want to take a moment to thank our Veterans.  
I appreciate everything  you do to serve and protect this great country of ours. 
Thank you for always keeping me company in my little cyber spot!
Have a wonderful day!