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August 3, 2018

Creative Crew Showcase - ART by HAMERLING

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

As I mentioned on Monday, today sees the start of a new series on my blog, Creative Crew Showcase.  And I'm honored that the first Creative Crew member to have her work featured in the Showcase is my good friend, Diane, of ARTbyHAMERLING.

Diane is an incredibly talented artist who works in many mediums, in addition to the adorable acrylic on canvas showcased here.  AND there is currently 25% off her ENTIRE stock!




Painted on a 10" x 8" stapled canvas, they are both bargains at the sale price of $17.77 EACH with FREE shipping within the US.  If the one you want sells before you can get it, commissions of the design are available (allowing 30 days for production, plus a few extra for shipping.)

Although adorable, if they are not your thing, OR you'd like something smaller and more easily shippable internationally, Diane has some stunning jewelry available in her collection.  I've not worn any jewelry for years, but will be likely be ordering something from her.

Regardless of whether you're in a position to buy anything, if you're on Facebook, please do give her page a like!  And if you'd like to join my Creative Crew, please do.  ALL creative souls are welcome!

Hugs,
Em and Diane

August 1, 2018

Patterned Paper and/ or Colors at House of Cards

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

It's the 1st of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge at House of Cards.  This month we're asking you to create a project using patterned paper and or the colors from the inspiration photo...


And here's my card...


Similarly to last month, I've used another image from the Paper Nest Dolls, some of the color palette, and the same die/ embossing folder combo.  Yes, the little man is a bit pinker than usual, but perhaps he's spent a bit too much time in the sun?

Card: Unbranded White and SU Dapper Denim
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Image: Owen with Toy Boat from the Paper Nest Dolls
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions Noble Ornate Pierced Squares, CE Pinpoint Waves embossing folder, and Nuvo Sparkle Shimmer pen (on the boat)

Challenges...
#150 AG at Creative Fingers
Wk 30 AG at Polkadoodles
AG at TTCRD

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


July 30, 2018

Another Tower Twofer

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments.  I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today's cards have been patiently waiting in my "To Blog" pile for quite some time.  They were among the first towers I created, but kept back because I didn't want to bore you with so many!  So, it's kinda appropriate that they appear today, as my post scheduling shifts to twice weekly, or as will happen this, three times thanks to my HoC DT post on Wednesday!

Why have I made the change?  Well, a couple weekends ago, I started my own Facebook group, "Creative Crew," where crafters and visual artists who work with any and all mediums are welcome, and the only rules are to be respectful and kind.  And as part of that, a series will begin here this Friday, "Creative Crew Showcase."  I'll say more about it in that post, but in the meantime I'd love you to join the group if you're on Facebook!



Despite the fuzziness (sorry!) of the 1st photo, I love how they are the same, yet different.  The dies and style are among my favorites, but they can both rest awhile now.  Grin.

Card: SU's Sweet Sugarplum and Thick Whisper White
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson for CE Finishing Touches Cascading Butterflies, and rhinestones and pearls from my stash

Challenges...
#331 Use Snippets at Pixies Snippets Playground
#205 AG at Artistic Inspirations
AG at Not Just Cards

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


July 25, 2018

Food Image &/ or Colors with HOC Team 4

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

House of Cards Design Team 4 are sharing our creations with you today for our current challenge. This month it's to create a card or project featuring a popsicle or other food image, and or use the colors in this inspiration image...


And here's a reminder of my card...


Full details can be found on the original post here.

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.  In the meantime, please take a look here at what my Team 4 teamie Sue has created.



July 18, 2018

Beverage Twofer

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments.  I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

The cards I'm sharing today were designed specifically for Darnell's Twofer Challenge.  With the exception of the punched flowers, both have been created from the same stamp and die bundle, as per the rules.  Here they are together...


And a closer look...



I chose the shorter cup because it is perfect to create flower pots.  Do you agree?

Card: SU's Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler
Ink: SU's Soft Suede, and Antique Linen (whip cream) and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks
Stamp sets: SU's Coffee Cafe
Tools and embellishments: SU's Coffee Thinlits and Petite Petal Punch, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges...

#7 Beverage at Twofer Card Challenge
AG at TTCRD
July AG at Not Just Cards

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


July 11, 2018

Painted Glass Twofer

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments.  I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today's cards are the last of the half dozen I created during my initial play with Stampin' Up's new Painted Glass stamp and die bundle...



Yep, you're not seeing things.  This IS a style which has been neglected by me far longer than the side focus of the others!

Card: Unbranded White (bases) and LOTS of snippets of SU's Whisper White, including the larger embossed panels
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamp sets: SU's Painted Glass
Tools and embellishments: SU's Stained Glass thinlits and Butterfly embossing folder, and Nuvo Sparkle Shimmer pen

Challenges...
#330 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#7 AG at Crafter's Castle
#207 Flowers + A Sentiment at Aud Sentiments (bottom card)
AG at TTCRD
#28 AG at Pause Dream Enjoy

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


July 4, 2018

Painted Butterfly Twofer

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments.  I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

To any of you, who like me are celebrating America's birthday today (or if you did so last or this coming weekend with it falling midweek), please enjoy yourself and be safe!

Following on from last week's painted roses... and hinted at in that post... here are two more of the cards I created during my first play with the Painted Glass bundle from Stampin' Up!



Although perhaps not obvious in the photo, the critters on the second card are die cut.

Card: Unbranded white bases and LOTS of SU's Whisper White Snippets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Stamp sets: SU's Painted Glass
Tools and embellishments: SU's Stained Glass thinlits and Nuvo Sparkle Shimmer pen

Challenges...
#359 Freestyle at HIMCR
AG at TTCRD
#211 AG at 613 Avenue Create

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.