Winter Magice Birdhouse Card

Publish Date: 
2/7/2017
Winter Magic Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This card was made from the spare parts bins. I save bits and pieces in 4 x 6 photo cases. Periodically I will sift through them to make a card from the extras. I finally had a nice collection to make this winter scene. The stitched frame is a leftover from a 25 card swap I did last fall. It has been challenging to use these up. I keep a barebones woodland stash as I like to have birch trees...

A Sweet Wish Ice Cream Card

Publish Date: 
1/29/2017
A Sweet Wish Ice Cream Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Now that my Valentine cards are complete it is time to make something just for fun. I used the SplitCoast Stampers Color Challenge for this week. I then added Clear Rock Candy Stickles on top of the ice Cream to give it a shiny appearance. I used the Copic Blender pen extensively to bring out highlights in the Ice Cream and the cone as well as the background. 

I just received two Penny...

Butterfly Love Card

Publish Date: 
1/29/2017
Butteryfly Love | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I need one more Valentine card. Each year I make one for my mom and another for my husband. This will be for my husband. I have posted before how he likes vivid colors. I like to challenge him back by making his cards in the clean and simple style but with very intense colors. He also likes the blueprints style of stamps. I hope he enjoys this one.

I used the Splitcoast Stampers color...

Copper Floral So Happy For You Card

Publish Date: 
1/24/2017
Copper Floral So Happy For You Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This project was so much fun to make. I haven't done much with watercolors in a very long time and I just received my Penny Black floral dies. I couldn't wait to get to cutting and glueing these together in a thick stack for watercoloring. I chose to use my Zig Clean Color Brushes.

After coloring the framed floral image I used a Metallic Copper gel pen to line the leaves and edge the...

Chill Relaxation Art

Publish Date: 
1/23/2017
Chill Wall Art | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am not done creating art for my walls yet. You might at this point be asking, what is the big deal with making all this art? Well, I am retiring from my IT job this Friday. I've worked a stressful IT job for 31 years now with some marketing time in there, but I was in a technical role all 31 years. So these art work snippets with their silly words and phrases are going to help me to "chill"...

Kitty Love Valentine

Publish Date: 
1/22/2017
Kitty Love Valentine | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

It is rare that I take on sketch challenges. I find it hard to color in the lines so to speak. Today I thought I would push myself and finish one of the two valentines I make each year using this weeks Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge. I had colored this cute Crissy Armstrong kitty a few weekends back and finally got the chance to use it. I am very light on heart shaped dies so the tiny...

Cheerful Van Gogh Quote Wall Art

Publish Date: 
1/15/2017
Cheerful Van Gogh Quote Wall Art | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am on a roll now making art for my walls and have one more design I wanted to finish. I have this really cheerful distress ink background that I was inspired to make when I was surfing this weeks Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. I saw these Holtz tags colored from orange to lime green with holtz stamps. At first I was going to make something just like them but as with me I went...

Newton Plays in Tropical Flowers Wall Art

Publish Date: 
1/15/2017
Newton Plays in Tropical Flowers Wall Art | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthings.com

I am finally finished with my birthday cards project. I even made a bonus card when I decided to make a different card for my aunt that was more suited to her.

So this next project is for ME. I have made a couple of projects using the Aloha Newton stamp set to give to others and everyone loves Newton with his tropical backdrop. I kept this image off to the side for myself. I found time...

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