Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Color Throwdown Guest Star Stamper

I am thrilled to be this week's Guest Star Stamper at the Color Throwdown! The inspiration piece is so beautiful, and features lovely pastels...green, yellow, pink, and lavender!


I chose The Stamp Market's "Petite Painted Posies" stamps and dies, and Ink to Paper's "Tag Creations: Joyful Jar" die for my card...



Stamped "Barnwood" from Stampin' Up and cut a frame from the center. Stamped a smaller floral cluster from "Petite Painted Posies" and heat embossed with white powder.


Added a sentiment from Ink to Paper's "Tag Creations: Lemon" stamp set to the inside of the jar, and made it into a shaker. Cut the outside of the frame with The Greetery's "Crimped Frame" die.


Lately, a card isn't complete unless I add a smattering of Nuvo Drops! This time I added some white ones 😊.

Thanks SO much to the lovely ladies at The Color Throwdown for having me guest with them.  And for their 555 (!)  blog posts bursting with colorful inspiration! 💕

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Fusion Card Challenge: Kindness

At the Fusion Card Challenge is this colorful inspiration with a lovely quote...


I used Papertrey Ink's "Kindness Counts" sentiment set along with "Papillon" from The Stamp Market...


I made a panel by brushing Distress Oxide Inks then tracing circles onto it with a brush and water. When dry, I stamped the butterfly from Papillon onto the inked panel with Versamark, heat embossed with clear powder, then die cut them. Also cut some mini hearts from the same panel, and did a bigger one for the sentiment area, topped with Glossy Accents.


 Then I stamped the sentiment along the side, masked it off with purple tape, and sponged a little ink over the top. Some Nuvo Drops and sequins were the finishing touches!


No Line Vine

Tried my hand at some more no line coloring with new products from The Greetery. Used Summer Sketches, Just Mason Around, the Crimped Frame die, and Simple Things!


This card's pieces were created over several different days...maybe weeks! I used Zig Clean Color Markers and a waterbrush...sometimes Inkon3 Fade Out ink, other times Gina K light Amalgam ink in Skeleton Leaves. The Fade Out ink gives the best no line look (the main vine) but is hard to see sometimes, which made this rookie painter frustrated. This card had several elements end up in the trash a few times.


The jar was stamped in Fresh Ink Mint, and AMuse Studio Bermuda and Mermaid inks,  and looked perfectly glassy.😊

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Citrus Throwdown

This week at the Color Throwdown were lovely summery citrus colors!


 I chose to use The Stamp Market's Citrus Edge diesVine, Skinny Upper Alpha dies, Dear Friend dies, and Plaid Stencil, and The Greetery's Crimped Frame  for my card...


I stenciled the background by brushing Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, and Picked Raspberry. 


Die cut the letters and dipped them in Versamark, then heat embossed with white powder for a little shine and pizzazz! The flowers were cut from different types of vellum, and then the centers are cut from layers of the pretty tissue that Betsy Veldman wraps The Greetery purchases in 💗!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Canvas Throwdown

This week at the Color Throwdown, there were fruity summer colors for us to try...


I thought these would be perfect for a little still life scene...


I stamped the oldie "Canvas Backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms in Black Soot Oxide ink, then brushed across the bottom twice with a wet square foam brush. Added  images from The Greetery's  "Robin and Wren," "Oopsie Daisy, and "Just Mason Around."


I splattered white gouache and watered down black acrylic paint over the images to add to the 
hand-painted look.


A little twine around the jar, and that's a wrap! 🤗







Sunday, June 30, 2019

Fresh Picked Wishes

Playing along with Simon Says Stamps' Wednesday Challenge Blog theme of "Anything Goes" with a second entry this week. I made this card for my brother-in-law Vic's 73rd birthday! He loves flowers for his lake house so these images from The Greetery's latest release fit the bill.


I used "Just Mason Around," "Oopsie Daisy," and "Robin and Wren" for my card. Love how realistic these multi-step stamped images look, made me feel like an artist 😊!


Made a light background with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen, and Tea Dye, then splattered with water. I can't wait to create with these sets some more!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Hugs and Fishes

School's out here for my daughters...and me! I'm already excited about our summer trip to the Jersey Shore to see my sister and her family! The Color Throwdown Challenge colors were perfect for this...


I used The Greetery's new "Katie's Cuties: Feelin' Fan-Sea" creatures for my scene. I was inspired by the striped pillow in the inspiration photo, which made me think of Wanda Guess' striped background here!


 I masked off stripes with purple tape, then brushed Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink in "Weathered Wood" over the top. Colored my sea cuties with Sakura Zig Clean Color markers and a waterbrush. The sentiment is a combination of "Sending Hugs" from Reverse Confetti, and "and fishes" from PTI's "Salt Air Sentiments." This seemed perfect for a card featuring lots of arms 😁!


Added sea plants using PTI's "Salt Air Flora." Lots of Wink of Stella pen, Stickles, and Nuvo Drops for sparkle. I submitted this to Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday "Anything Goes" Challenge this week, too. Hooray for summer vacation!