Wednesday, September 28, 2016

September Giveaway Winner... A Reworked Moose Card

Hello and welcome,

I had this card for sale originally with just the moose and the "Hello" sentiment stamped in Hero Arts Cup O'Joe brown ink but decided to rework it with Prisma color pencils and masked off the moose then added mountains and trees from an older Great Impressions stamp! Now I know my coloring needs help but I need to practice so here's one of my practice pieces that I can send to a friend!

And this is where the MISTI tool is invaluable... after coloring the image I lost the details on the moose, so I used my MISTI to align the moose stamp up again and restamp it in Versafine detail black ink! It proved to give me back the details I wanted and give a sort of 3D effect to the moose! Here are a couple of close up shots of the moose... he looks like he's looking back at ya! I used a black Sakura Glaze pen (for 3D effect too) to touch up his eye to give it more life-like appearance! I used Glossy Accents over the "Hello" to add some shine and texture!

Are you ready for the giveaway winner....


who commented on my Facebook post! Congratulations again, Carol! I also "know" Carol from Instagram! She won my February blog giveaway too so don't forget to enter monthly! I've contacted Carol and the goodies will soon be on their way to her!

My next giveaway starts October 2... this coming weekend! Remember if you follow my blog, Instagram account or art business on Facebook you'll automatically get notified of posts including the giveaway posts!

Thanks again everyone and God bless you!
AAA Cards: Game #74 Masking
Great Impressions Monthly Challenge: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
The Male Room Challenge #45: Leaves or Trees

Sunday, September 18, 2016

September Giveaway Ends Tomorrow... Alaska Railroad to Seward!

Hello and welcome,


Just a quick post because I just wanted to remind you that the September giveaway ends tomorrow September 19th at midnight Alaska time! See how to enter HERE on the original post!

I'll leave you with a few pictures and a video of our train ride on the Alaska Railroad to Seward that we took yesterday with our youngest daughter, Hannah, who is up visiting!

Take care and God bless!

Monday, September 5, 2016

September Giveaway Starts Today... and Ombre Sympathy Trees

Hello and welcome!

Happy September and Happy Labor Day! I've had four glorious days off of work and finally caught up on projects that have been on hold all summer!

This sympathy card was a quick one using Hero Arts gray to black ombre ink pad. I stamped the (I can't find the stamp company name because I unmounted it from a wooden block?) trees stamp on Gina K Designs kraft card stock twice. I used a Copic multi-liner to connect the mountains in the background. Then I stamped Winnie & Walter's "with sympathy" sentiment from The Big, the Bold and Comfort set in Ranger archival black ink. Clean, simple, one layer and on kraft!


September giveaway includes: Studio Calico & Live, Love & Paper's gnomes and hedgehogs stamp set from the Penny Arcade Card Kit, foil sequins; 8" long acrylic block, and We R Memory Keepers/Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Pinking Ovals dies (6).

Studio Calico & Live, Love & Paper's gnomes and hedgehogs stamp set from the Penny Arcade Card Kit

This giveaway will run through September 19th and I will pick a winner on September 20th!

To win all you have to do is:
1. Comment on this post below for one entry.
2. Comment and/or like giveaway photo on my Instagram account for one entry (Alaska.Kris)
3. Comment and/or like giveaway post on my Facebook page for one entry. (Alaska Forget Me Not Designs)
4. BONUS ENTRY: For a bonus (4th) entry, repost on your blog, Instagram account or Facebook page about my giveaway and leave the link in the comments on this post only.

That is four entries total per person. You have until midnight Alaska time September 19th to do one or all four ways of entering for this giveaway. I will pick a winner and contact them around September 24th. Sorry USA entries only due to shipping costs.

I would love it if you followed me on all my social media but it isn't required for the monthly giveaways. I make cards for the love of creating and love to follow, like and comment on the blogs and other social media accounts of those who love to do the same. That is all.

Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless!
Addicted To Stamps Challenge: CAS (Clean and Simple)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes