Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Loving Autumn Annie ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Artbymiran Blog today.
Our "Theme" this month is Dies and/or Punches.


My card features Loving Autumn Annie!
I colored Annie with my Copic Markers, and fussy cut her out.

I've had Faber-Castell Gelatos for a couple of years now
and just recently learned how to use them. So I decided
 to try creating the background sky and ground with
my Gelatos vs distress inks.

I'm glad I took the chance as I really LOVE
how the background turned out!

Once the background was dry, I layered it on my card base.
Next up was to add my Flutter Tree and  Annie


I need to send out a BIG Thank You to my girl Tiffany (shown below) 
for showing me how to use my Gelatos when we met up last month!


We would love for you to become a follower of the Artbymiran Blog
 and Artbymiran FB Page, along with visiting our shop to see all
 of the wonderful images artbymiran has to offer. If you have time
 we would also love for you to join our FB Fan Group & Challenge Page,
 where you can chat with Mi Ran and the rest of the Design Team
 Members. Don't forget to check out our Artbymiran Challenge Blog 
also ... LOTS of FUN happening here!!
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink White
 - Other: Faber-Castell Gelatos ~ Steampunk, Orange & Yellow, Spellbinders Flutter Tree Die-D-Lites (S2-083), TomBow MonoLiquid Glue, 3D Foam Squares

Wild Flower Beauty ...

Good evening. Fall has arrived here in Northern, IL and
I'm not really ready for it. So I have a lovely Spring
card to share with you.


This beauty is called Wild Flower Beauty, and she is part
of the Spring & Easter Collection over at Sami Stamps.

I bought this beauty back in July, and knew that I would
use her for the current Sami Stamps DT Call

Copics: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20 (skin)
W3, W5, W7, W9 (hair); RV00, RV10, RV13 (top)
BG11, BG15, YG11, YG13, RV10, RV11, RV13 (flowers)

Challenges entered ...



I appreciate your stopping by today!
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Recollections Heavy Weight Black, Prima Pixie Glen 6x6 DP
Other: Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink, Ellen Hudson 1/4" Ribbon, White Opal Liquid Pearls

Monday, September 15, 2014

LTC ~ Add Some Lines ...

This week our Challenge is "Add Some Lines" and
our Sponsor is ...
Stitchy Bear Stamps
featuring stamps from several artists
My Heart PiecesReece's Scrap PiecesAlipeeps Art
and Stitchy Stamps

First up is an adorable image called 


I thought I would try a different coloring medium for this beauty
so I pulled out my Faber-Castell Art Grip & Pastel Pencils to
color her up. It was a bit of a challenge for me, but I like
how it turned out. My design is based on the
  Seems a Little Sketchy Challenge #73.

Next up is Goth Prom Queen by SS.


I thought I challenged myself with my Pencils on Birthday Time,
but this Prom Queen was a true challenge!
I pulled out my trusted Copic Markers and went to town.

Love to Create Challenge is having a Design Team Call.
We are looking for 2-3 talented crafter's to join our Team!
Hop on over to the LTC Blog for all the details!

While you are there make sure you check out the challenge details,
 and the amazing projects created by the rest of the designers.

Challenges entered ...

Seems A Little Sketchy #73


I appreciate you stopping by ...
Until next time ... Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Peaceful Thoughts ...


I'm excited to announce that a NEW exclusive line of stamps by
Mi Ran Jun, the artist behind Artbymiran, can now be
 found at Treasured Times Stamps


This beautiful stamp is called Peaceful Thoughts! I truly enjoyed
coloring the image and creating the background for her.
I stamped her out several times, colored each part
and paper-pieced her together with 3D foam
squares to add some dimension to my design.

You can see the dimension better from this view.


All of the details regarding the NEW line of stamps can be found
Challenges Entered ...
I appreciate your stopping by today.
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, AMS French Roast & Toffee, Bazzill Hunter Green & Papaya Puree Dark scraps
 - Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass & Stormy Sky Distress Ink
 - Other: MFT Die-Namics Triple Scallop Border, Simple Stories Frankie & Friends Enamel Dots

Monday, September 8, 2014

Poppy in My Hair ...

This week our Challenge is Flowers & Stitches and
our Sponsors
are ...
A Day for Daisies
Flourish with a Bling and Yours or Mine Paper Crafts


This beautiful stamp is called Poppy in My Hair
and is one of many gorgeous stamps by A Day for Daisies.

I printed this beauty full size and colored her with my
Copic Markers, added a bit of faux stitching on the
sides with SRM Sticker Stitches, and used 3D 
foam squares to layer it on my cardbase.

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20
Hair: Y21, YR12, YR14, E15, E18
Birds: BG11, BG15, BG49
Flowers: V01, V04, V09

Make sure you hop on over to the Love to Create Blog for all of the 
challenge details, and to be inspired by the amazing projects
created by the rest of the designers made.

I appreciate you stopping by ...
Until next time ... Enjoy!



Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth,  Papertry Ink White
 - Other: SRM Sticker Stitches Black #58003, 3D Foam Squares

Friday, September 5, 2014

Puppy in a Boot ...

Good evening. I have a card to share that I created for the


I colored this adorable Puppy in a Boot with my Copic
Markers, and then added the sentiment and some
squiggly lines around the edges.

Boot: E81, E84, E87, E89, E53, E55, E57
Puppy: T0, T2, T3, T6, T8, T10, R24, R22, R20
Shoelace & lines: SP 0.3 Sepia Multi-Liner

Thank you Mitzi for this awesome stamp! I really loved
applying my markers to him.

I appreciate you stopping by and hope you
have a marvelous weekend!
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, AMS Toffee
 - Stamps: MFT More Essential Sentiments
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Chalk Pencils