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Camper Crazy Valentine

Camper Crazy Valentine

make it monday-pink logoIt is Make It Monday blog hop! If you are stopping by from Connie Hanks at Clicky Chick Creates, you’re in the right spot. Our theme this week is Valentines. She had some great ideas for cupid, kisses, and heart banners!

Sometimes you just want to try something different. Why not take a more traditional valentine/love themed paper, with hearts and flowers, and combine it with a not so traditional set of images — like campers!

The Camper Crazy stamp set from Close to My Heart is adorable, and yet I still had not ever used it. These little campers would be easy to create if you would like to draw them. So if you like this idea, get started!

The campers were stamped on white card stock and colored with alcohol markers.

camper images

Since I was away from home this weekend, I had limited supplies. I totally forgot a lot of my embellishments! Oh, no! I had some shimmer trim in several colors, but nothing I wanted to use on my project. Then I remembered I could color the the silver shimmer trim almost any color with the alcohol markers!  I decided to create a heart, but I wanted it wider than my trim. I just stuck down three rows of the trim on a piece of plain card stock.

shimmer trim strips on card stock
Shimmer trim strips adhered to card stock.

Next I colored it red with an alcohol marker.

shimmer trim tinted with alcohol markers
Alcohol markers used to tint the shimmer trim.

Finally, I just cut a heart out of my colored trim!

Cut heart out of tinted shimmer trim.
Cut heart out of tinted shimmer trim.

CTMH Camper Crazy Valentine card, using Heartstrings paper pack

Here are “ingredients” for this card:

  • Heartstrings paper pack, using Lagoon and Whisper card stock
  • White card stock
  • Camper Crazy stamp set
  • Silver Shimmer Trim
  • Touch Twin Markers:  Peacock Green, Turquoise Blue, Carmine, Golden Yellow, Warm Gray-WG4, and the Colorless Blender
  • Ink pads: Lagoon, Whisper, Archival Black
  • Adhesive tape runner, foam dimensional dots, glue dots

Now, your next stop on the Make It Monday adventure is over with Jen Wright, to check out the Valentine collage she has for you!

Cheers to YOUR Artful Adventures,



Watercolor Technique, Markers and Stamps

Watercolor Technique, Markers and Stamps

Today’s artful adventure video takes us further into the world of watercolor techniques which we are exploring this week.  We’ll use markers and stamps, and we’ll discover how to achieve effects with the assistance of tools such as water brushes, blender pens, or misting with water. We’ll also look at a 2-step stamping process, as…Continue Reading