“Happy Mail” Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion

Hello my creative friends! Hope everyone had awesome Christmas and got everything they wanted. Today I received happy mail, so I decided to check it out and see how it does with my intricate stencils.

Make Art Stay-Tion came with 1- 12″x12″ steel magnetic base with printed grid, 4- brushed aluminum magnets and a magnetic centering ruler.

I place some Strathmore water color paper down, then place memory box stencil called butterfly vine and set magnets on top.

Picked out three of Tim Holtz Distress Oxides picked raspberry, wilted Violet and fossilized amber.

I like how easy it was to pick up the magnets, move them around to where I need them. Paper never move or stencil.

I’m so glad I decided to get this awesome tool. Looking forward to try other things on this board.

Have a wonderful day and thank you for checking out my website simplycraftydesigns.com by Annalicia Spannaus



Joyful Christmas Card ( using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide)

Hello my friends! I have been making a lot of Christmas cards this season, all are done and mailed. Which I’m one happy crafter. I wanted to do one more set of Christmas cards for this season. I decided to go with Tim Holtz products, you guys all know how much I love his stuff. So here it is my last set of cards for this Christmas season.

Here I used Distress Oxide salty ocean on strathmore water color paper

Then I spray some water on and pat dry.

Then made a stencil with Tim Holtz Thinlits Woodlands #660978 and distress oxides are blueprint-sketch and mermaid lagoon.

Die cut six of Tim holtz Woodlands trees out on 110 white cards stock and took some Liquitex Titanium White Acrylic and paint the trees to give it a snowy affect. Also used Simon Says Stamp Joyful die.

Thank you for checking out my site. Have a bless day.

simplycraftydesigns.com by Annalicia Spannaus

“Fall Leaves” painting with watercolors

Okay my friends! With this one you have to let each watercolor dry before using another color. You can always heat dry if your in a hurry. I prefer to air dry. 

Colors used are Prima Tropicals watercolors #14 dark yellow, #16 lime green, #23 orange and #24 brown. And Ranger Distress Archival Ink vintage photo.

I really like the way these watercolors blended together.

Thank you again for checking out my website. Have a awesome day!

simplycraftydesign.com by Annalicia Spannaus

“Birch Tree” Watercolors Painting

Hello again my friends! This one was simply sweet to do. I used only three colors black, gray and red.

Birches Tree with heart…..

Can’t wait to see what I create with the Birch trees.

Simplycraftydesigns.com by Annalicia Spannaus

“Snowman” painting with watercolors

Hello my friends! This morning I woke up really early and just couldn’t go back to sleep. So I decided to go into craft room and paint with watercolors. Here’s the first one I did and I’ll share as I go.

On this snowman I used two different brands of watercolors.

Prima Tropical, The Classic watercolors. The other was Jane Davenport bright palette. I also used Penny Black Stamp call bundled up. I stamp with Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink hickory smoke. First I lightly  painted him, then let air dry. Went back added more colors and shades around him. Hope you guys try this with any stamp set you have at home.

Thank you for checking my site. I’ll be posting more later.

simplycraftydesigns.com by Annalicia Spannaus

Messy craft room…..

Hello my crafty friends! This is what my craft room looks like when I’m making handmade Christmas cards.

Messy room but yet the end result is awesome.

Now to clean my room before I go to my next project.

Thank you for checking out my site.

simplycraftydesigns.com by Annalicia Spannaus

Background Techniques using Tim Holtz distress oxides

Hello my crafty friends! Tonight I decided to work on some more Christmas cards background.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxides salty ocean, mermaid lagoon and blueprint sketch. Blended all three colors together.

Used Ranger embossing dabbler and Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflakes Stamp.

I also used Ranger Embossing powder Seafoam White and heat set for a few minutes.

Took a baby wipe and just dab on to of the snowflakes to bring the white back out.

Thank you for checking out my website. Have a bless day.

simplycraftydesigns.com by Annalicia Spannaus

Gnomes Christmas Cards Set 2

Hello my crafty friends! Here’s the second set of gnomes cards I’ve done for this year. I’ll list everything I used bellow.

Background on this one is distress oxide blueprint sketch and fade jean on strathmore water color paper. Faber Castell glitter paste and a snowball stencil. 110 Green card stock and Stampin up paper.

Gnomes was color with Copic markers BG13 mint green, YG09 lettuce green, R14 light rouge, R24 Prawn, E00 skin white, E92 fruit pink, W3 warm gray, N6 natural gray. Tim a Holtz 660978 Woodlands Thinlits

Background colors are Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Salty Ocean, Fade Jean and blueprint. sketch. With Finnabar white paste and snowflake stencil and Tim Holtz Alpine Thinlits.

Copic markers colors are BG Coral Sea, BG49 Duck Blue, E00 Skin White, E02 Fruit Pink, W3 Warm Gray and W7 Dark Gray. Nuvo Glitter Drop Silver Moondust and Spectum Nor Sparkle Pen. 110 White, Blue, Gray cards stock.

Thank you for checking out my website. Have a bless day.

simplycraftydesigns.com by Annalicia Spannaus

Gnomes Christmas Cards

Hello my crafty friends! Last week I posted a sneak peek of my Gnomes Christmas cards. Here are a set of finished cards, I hope to inspire others to make handmade Christmas cards.

In these two cards I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxides festive berries and vintage photo for the background on watercolor paper. Also took Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous layering mini stencil set 43 and Finnabair Art extravagance texture paste Gold Crackle for the stars.

I also used Memory box inc. style 30094 model Wrapped Stitch rectangles dies.

Rubbernecked stamps 1225-01 Michael winter gnome and 1255-04 Andre winter gnome, plus dies.

Paper used in these cards are craft smart paper pad “say freeze” and Stampin up, 110 white and red cardstock.

I also used Elizabeth craft designs 1213 country Sleigh die. And Rubbernecker stamps 5148-03d window w/stitch die cut.

Thank you for checking out my website and I hope you like my gnomes Christmas cards. I will post the other gnomes Christmas cards tomorrow evening and more. Have a bless day!

simplycraftydesigns.com by Annalicia Spannaus

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