Saturday, January 31, 2015

Poo Valentine

If you get easily offended please turn away right now or skip over this post!
If not, and would like a good laugh, you may proceed!

Ok, I admit I have a strange a slightly twisted sense of humor. And... I may add... I will not at all deny that I could not, for the life of me, stop laughing while I was creating this card!

I laughed while designing the sketch!
I laughed the entire time cutting it out!
I was ecstatic, elated, head over heals delighted as I was ebrushing the creases of my pile of POO!!

I was in tears of joy as I glued down my heart shaped flies and rising swirls of steam!
"Why", you ask? Because I made a card that perfectly sums up my feelings for my husband! It encompasses the very passion that sometimes is hard to express with mere words!!

Yup, nothing says it better than ... " I love the SH*T out of you"!


Yup nothing says it better! EXCEPT... a handmade card with an airbrushed steaming hot turd on the front!!

Cutting files used were from Designs on Cloud 9:
Warm Cocoa- for the pile-o-poop (whipped cream) and steam
Little Love Notes- for the scalloped and stitched rectangles

Fonts used:
KG Always A Good Time (for the word love)
KBbubblegum (for the rest of the wording)

Hope you enjoyed this "crap-sterpiece" !



Gumball Machine Valentines

Guess who has been a busy bee?! This gal, right here, that's who!!
I have been swamped neck deep in gumball machines!! And I love it!! 

Doing this project was like playing with toys... because let's face it... they are toys!!

I started with these gumball machines/ piggy banks I bought for $1 ea. at my local grocery store. They were pre-stuffed with gumballs... so "Yay!!" to no extra expense to fill them. I removed the manufacturer's label/tag but kept the silver elastic that the were tied to and recycled them. 

I made my own tags using my Sizzix eclips machine and ecal software. For the scalloped and stitched rectangle I used a cutting file called Little Love Notes by Designs on Cloud 9.

For the cut-out text I used the free cheri font with ecal's new stencil function over the "e" and "o". I didn't want to hand place each letter because I was going to be doing quite of few of these... that's just way too much work! I opted for my machine to do all the work instead.

And, then I added a little itty bitty heart (1/4") from the ecal library to the corner of each tag.

Here's a close-up:

It's funny how just changing or adding one small thing can really dress it up!

Did I mention that these are my girl's Valentine treats for their classes?? I think I'm going to be the most popular mom in school! At least for one day! LOL

Happy Crafting Friends!!
~ Mitsy

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Valentines for the HUBBY

Hey eBrushing friends... Today I have 2 cards to show you.
As we all know Valentines Day is fast approaching. And, if you are like me it's very hard to find card that appeal to your male counterpart. Most store bought cards are frilly or cutesy, doused with glitter, and mostly attract the female eye.

So, this year, why not try making your own Valentines Day card for that special guy in your life.

Supplies Used:
Teresa Collins Pocket Dies (Lovers' Lane Die Set)
Personal Die Cut Machine
Studio Calico - Huey's Masks (V-pattern mask)
Patterned Paper (Craft Smith - Natural Luxury)
Metallic Paper (DCWV- Metallic Stack - gold, silver)
Cardstock (black, white)
Spectrum Noir Marker (IG1)
Sharpie (Metallic- Gold, and silver)
3D Lacquer 
Blue Painter's Tape

I started by ebrushing my pattern onto my white cardstock with my Studio Calico Mask and Spectrum Noir Marker in IG1. I used blue painter's tape around the edges of my paper to secure in place.

I chose very masculine colors for my card. Shades of grays, black, and metallics. I chose the lightest shade of gray I had for my background. I did this for two reasons... 1) I didn't want it to be too stark and overwhelming against the white, and 2) If it was too light I could simply layer the color on until I got to the shade I wanted... remember, you can always add but it is very hard to take away!

One I ebrushed my background and matted it onto black cardstock I notice it needed a little extra something... I simply ebrushed a few "splatters" with my metallic gold Sharpies.

Aaaahhh... much better!!

Then I cut out this phrase from my Teresa Collins Pocket Dies and personal die cut machine. I ebrushed the top half with my silver Sharpie and the bottom with gold. I then adhered it to my card front. Again, something was missing, it seemed too flat to me... so, I added 3D Lacquer directly to my die cut phrase. I also cut out a heart frame and "happy" flag and glued everything to a 6"x6" card I made from black and gray chevron paper.

And here is my finished card:

I loved this color scheme an layout so much I decided to make a second card. Same color scheme, same layout, different dies.

Here I used more Teresa Collins Dies.. from  the same set , Lovers' Lane, and made an additional card for my sweetie.

And here are my finished Valentines Day cards.

I hope the hubster loves them as much as I enjoyed making them!

Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Crafting!!


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Another Pink and Main January Release

Hey Stamp Lovers...
Looking for a something cute to make for that special guy in your life? How about this card? 
It is sure to let him know that you think he is out of this world!!

For this card I used the new January Release from Pink & Main called "You Rocket". Should be released soon and available for purchase from the Pink and Main website shortly.

And, here is a view of the inside of the card.

Stay tuned for more projects featuring Pink and Main stamps and be sure to keep an eye out for all their New Releases!!


Thanks for stopping by
and Happy Crafting!

~ Mitsy

Thursday, January 22, 2015

eBrushed Mixed Media Layout

Hello Crafty Friends... For today's project I went waaaay out of my comfort zone and did my very first mixed media layout. I've always wanted to give mixed media a try but was too scared to, but after this I can honestly say that it wasn't as scary as I thought it was going to be. I learned that any mistakes I thought I made were easily forgiven with more distressing and a lot more color. 

Supplies Used:
eBrush by Craftwell with the Spectrum Noir (SN) & Sharpie (SP) adapter heads
Spectrum Noir Markers (True Black, TN8, PP2)
Sharpie (Gold Metallic)
Tim Holtz Layering Stencils- Splatters & Measured
Sizzix Dies - Jelly Frames & Decorative Accents 
Hero Arts Stamp- Raindrop Background
Moment Ink Pad- Tsukineko (Tuxedo Black)
Mod Podge
Cheese Cloth
Patterned Paper (Fancy Pants- Fancy Free Collection)
Flat Back Pearls
Assorted Paper Flowers (Prima Marketing Inc.)
Bling (Prima Marketing Inc.)
Homemade Modeling Paste

I started by adhering a piece of patterned paper to a 12"x12" piece of chipboard. This will help prevent warping and keep my work surface flat. I then tore random pieces of coordinating patterned paper and glued and sealed it with Mod Podge onto the page.

Then, I stamped my layout using my Hero Arts' Raindrops Background stamp in Momento ink.

After stamping I created texture with my modeling paste and my Tim Holtz stencils in random areas around my page. Then I ebrushed over those same areas in my Spectrum Noir markers PP2, TN8, and True Black. The absolute best thing about ebrushing color onto my page is that there is virtually no drying time on the ink. So I can move right to the next step! 

I cut 3 frames from my patterned paper with my Sizzix Jelly Frame die and saved the centers on the side. I ebrushed the frames using my Spectrum Noir Marker in TN8 in the Spectrum Noir (SN) adapter.

I used my Sizzix Decorative Accents die and cut this regal shape out of chipboard. I then painted it with gesso then sprayed it with my eBrush with my Sharpie (SP) adapter and Gold Metallic Sharpie and then with my Spectrum Noir True Black marker again in the (SN) adapter around the edges.

I also used my eBrush to spray silhouettes from my Sheena Nature stencil onto the centers of my two of my 3 frames. For this I used my Spectrum Noir marker PP2 in my Spectrum Noir (SN) adapter head. 

I adhered all my frames and their centers onto a sheet of craft paper. Then I cut them all out creating solid pieces.

I also ebrushed my cheese cloth in Spectrum Noir TN8 to give it a more worn and aged look. Again no drying time!! Yay! 

I adhered lace and cheese cloth to my page with Mod Podge and then added all my finished pieces die cuts over top with more Mod Podge. This ensures a very strong hold. 

Lastly, I added my Prima flowers topped with flat back pearls and bling to the page. 

I hoped you like this project as much as I enjoyed making it!

Thanks for stopping by!!

~ Mitsy

Monday, January 19, 2015

Frogs & Pandas

You know sometimes life just doesn't want to cut you any slack. I've been crazy busy and just haven't had any time to post some of my projects. Shame on me!!

Anyhoo... Just wanted to share a few projects that I've done recently...

All these little froggies were favors and treat boxes for I made for my son's second birthday.

This little guy's belly is actually lip balm.

I got this awesome frog cut file, called Hoppy Days, from Designs on Cloud 9.  Which is also where I got this cute pillow box (Pillow Box 1) cut file from.

This eye catching card below was made with stamps from Designs on Cloud 9's sister company, Pink and Main. These adorable pandas are from their new January release called Pandamonium. 

This is one of my favorite sets. Keep an eye out for the other January release!! They are ALL super cute!! I will be using them in upcoming cards real soon!! 

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Mitsy

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Friends Are Flowers Card

Hello Crafty Friends... Mitsyana Wright here, from team eBrush, to bring you this super quick & easy card.

I don't know about you but I am an absolute card making nut! And with the holidays behind us I wanted to make some everyday and just because cards. Because let's face we don't need to wait till Christmas or birthdays to roll around to send your friends and loved ones fabulous cards!! And an amazing card doesn't have to be hard to make either!

For this card I used my ebrushed a stencil image and framed a sentiment ...

Supplies I used
Spectrum Noir Markers (LV2,GB2, PP1) 
Sheena Douglas' Decorative Nature Stencil by Crafter's Companion
Spellbinders dies (Valiant Honor, Pierced Rectanle)
Brilliance Ink Pad in Pearlescent Coral
Yellow Gingham Patterned Paper
Cardstock (Orange & White )
Iridescent Vellum
Yellow Organza/Sheer Ribbon
Bling (optional)
Blue Painter's Tape

A great thing about stencils is that the make great backgrounds. This stencil by Sheena Douglas is beautiful but a little to big to fit on my card... So to accommodate the size I opted to do half the stencil at a time... I chose to ebrush only the two sides of the stencil, basically the parts with the majority of the detail. I nixed the entire mid section of the stencil. 

Don't forget to use your blue painter's tape to secure stencil in place.

With my eBrush and Spectrum Noir markers I wanted to create the appearance of a sunset in the background so I ebrushed  LV2 , GB2, and PP1 slightly letting the colors overlap but never allowing the spray to cross the center.

Then I adjusted my stencil so I could get the decorative edge of the left of the stencil also onto my card so that the borders lined up and the image from the stencil and the newly sprayed image met. Again, securing with painter's tape. Then I continued my sunset onto the second half of my card. 

I then cut a rectangle out of white card stock using Spellbinders' Pierced Rectangle Dies and stamped it with a sentiment from Pink and Main's Flower Boutique Greetings stamp set inked with my Brilliance Ink Pad in Pearlescent Coral.

I then eBrushed around the edges of the rectangle using my Spectrum Noir Marker in PP1.

I layered my sentiment over a scrolled rectangle made from iridescent vellum. To do this I used Spellbinders' Valiant Honor set. Then centered it in over my stenciled image and topped with a yellow organza bow with a rhinestone flower center.

Hope this card inspires you to experiment with your eBrush and stencils!!

Thanks for stopping by!!