Silent Night - Ceramic Tile

Hello,  Rhea here today NOT sharing a card :)  This is a CERAMIC TILE......

I had the pleasure of spending the weekend with Jen Lowe recently.  She shared tips on working with tiles and lots of other yummy things!!!  But I can only do one project at a time.

Here I took what I learned but put my own spin on it.   
  • I airbrushed the tile with E78 and BV29 with the heaviest inking on the outside edges.  
  • I heat set the ink to insure it was completely dry.  
  • Stamped CRR184 Silent Night with Staz On.  
  • I had to stamp a few of the branches along the blank edges to fill it in.  
  • Again, I heat set to insure it was dry.
  • Using "Creative Medium" from Imagine Crafts I brushed a 2 medium coats in each direction.  The medium caused the Copic Markers to react by streaking.  WOW....this was cool so I brushed it in the direction I wanted the ink to go.  Perfect effect for a cold winter sky!  Let dry.
  • Dab VersaMark on small random areas and sprinkle Shabby White embossing powder by Stampendous.
  • Repeat VersaMark using Stamp and Bond and Chrystal Micro Glitter.
  • Finish by sealing project.  You can use spray varnish or Modge Modge.  I'm not going to use this as a coast but will set on small easel for decoration.
I have another project next week...BUT...I have a full step out tutorial and a totally different look.  See you then :)

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Holiday


Ribbon Fairy by Saturated Canary

Happy Thanksgiving
I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

I wanted to share a couple of things with you.  First there are a lot of us color artist out there that love to create the “Over The Top” cards.  We put lots of this and that and spend oodles of money on embellishments.  Why not make our own flowers with all of the ribbon we have.  It is really easy and our options only end with our imagination.  

The second thing is…I was reminded on our design team blog this week about dying ribbon with distress inks or dye inks and pads.  I’ve been so involved in airbrushing everything I forgot about this technique.

We are going to start by dying our own ribbon.  The 1.5” Wrinkle Ribbon is perfect for this technique.  I wanted a good contrast therefore; I started with the ribbon dry.  For a softer look you should wet it first.  Run one edge of the ribbon on one inkpad.  Run the other edge in another inkpad.  Now mist with water and work the edges until they bleed to the middle.

To make the flower fold ribbon in half and do a loose stich so you can gather it tight to create a circle.  Close it with a tight stich.  Now run needle through the bottom about half way up.  Working with the top laying run a small slip stich and gather.  Close it to the bottom layer with a tight stich.  Repeat all the way around until you have a flower.  Add a brad in the center.

The cream flower was rubbed on a dark yellow inkpad and spritzed with water.

The little yellow flower buds were created with 4/8” wrinkle ribbon dyed with yellow ink pad.  Gathered in the middle and tied off.  I used a flower punch to create a base from green cardstock that was folded up and around to create the bud J

Here is the Color Palette ... feel free to PIN IT :)


The Ribbon Lady is going to Tie The Knot!

Bethney,  I am so happy for you and wish you and Joe a life time of happiness.

To celebrate The Ribbon Lady's big news the Ribbonista's are doing a huge blog hop with prizes!!!

Time to top along to see all the love we designed for Bethney
Candy Rosenberg
Rhea Weigand - you are here
Erin Thiem

Now... We're ALSO offering up a huge prize pack of goodies to one lucky random person who goes over to the May Arts facebook page and wishes Bethney a HUGE Congratulations on her recent engagement!


Tiddly Inks Challenge #122 Anything Goes

Hello,  I am really excited to be the newest member of the Tiddly Inks Design Team.  I have been a fan of Christy's work for a long time and now I get to design for her.  Working with the incredibly talented color artist Christy has put together is such an honor.  Am I dreaming?  Someone needs to pinch me!  
For those of you who follow me know I do a lot of tutorials here.  Tiddly Inks images are going to make amazing coloring tutorials and tips and tricks to using copic markers.  So excited....

For the background I used a watercoloring technique with alcohol then textured and embossed.  The wings were palette blended using 2-3 markers together.  Final shading and drop shadows were done in the warm grays.  Ribbon is organza from May Arts which is heated and shaped airbrushed and spritzed.  Multiliners in black and warm gray were used for fine dot detailing as well as a white Signo pen from uni-ball.

These tips and techniques will be in future tutorials as well as others...I promise!

Here is the color palette feel free to pin it :)

Jump on over to the Challenge blog for more inspiration from my new team members!!!  
Play along with could be chosen to win!!


Snow Globe Ornament

Hello, Today I'm sharing a tutorial using Stampendous Christmas Charm Stamps with Ice Resin to create another Christmas Ornament.    

I've put this into a layout you can easily copy and save.  I would love it if you would Pin It and share it with your friends!


Elves and Baubles

Hello,  I'm getting into the holiday spirit with Zoe's new images at Make It Crafty.  There are several being released this week and they are all awesome!  You will have to check out all the new dig's

To create the highlights on the baubles I used blending solution on a piece of burlap rag.  Held it to the area for 3 seconds and lifted.  I dotted with Multiliner and then with Uniball Signo White Gel Pen.  I Did the dots randomly around the elves.  

Here is the color palette I used.  Feel free to pin it :)



Hello,  it's been a busy couple of weeks for me.  Designing for the upcoming releases, classes and helping my BFF Jennifer Dove with Copic Boot Camp which starts tomorrow!!!  I can't wait!  The retreat is sold out and we are ready to rock and roll with lots of fun and gifts.  But they don't call it boot camp for nothin'  By the end of the weekend we will all be exhausted.

I did find a little down time this week to color just for me.  It was so enjoyable and funny too wait until you see why...

Red it one of my favorite colors.  Any shade will do, but the truest red is the best!  I finally found my favorite and easiest to blend red combo.  R 24, 29 and 59.  It spreads like melted butter.  It is a true red as well.   

I also love to die by ribbon.  I was so excited to die my ribbon red I didn't stop to think it through.  I ended up dying my hands red.  I'm not talking about a hint of the color, I am talking RED! 

This photo is after I scrubbed them with hand sanitizer and 99% alcohol and nothin'.  hahaha.  I went to Jenn's the next day and used a great hand cleaner the next day that took most of it off.  I still have pink nails.
Make sure to wear gloves when dying ribbon...just saying'

For the bow I looped it around several times and tied one end off.  Cut the other end so you have lots of crazy edges.  At the knot I dropped R46 from a refill bottle.  Do you recognize the color on my hands?  Sprayed the ribbon with alcohol and rubbed it around in my hands...hahahaha.  Now you have a red ribbon.  Then I heated it with heat gun.  I also did a green one.  Can you believe I wore gloves for the green one!  Why bother right :)

Here is the color palette for coloring the image.  Feel free to pin it :)