Sunday, November 11, 2018

Pretty in Pastels

Pinkfresh Studio hosts a monthly challenge and I decided to play along with November's lovely color scheme...


I also used this week's sketch by Linda at Freshly Made Sketches...


I chose to use Pinkfresh Studio's adorable "Great Joy" stamp and die set with my Zig Clean Color markers.


I stamped the die cut wreath and bow on watercolor paper with Versamark ink, heat embossed in white, then colored over with the markers and a waterbrush.


For my "gold," I colored the sweet animals with a gold-ish marker, then used a Wink of Stella pen to sparkle them up. Added details with Nuvo Drops and gold Liquid Pearls to the wreath, too.


Stamped the sentiment in navy, then added lots of little stamped elements from the set all along the outside edges. 

These would not be colors I typically reach for, but they look so beautiful together for a holiday card!

 Thanks for stopping by!

Skating Bunnies Throwdown

A warm and modern color scheme at the the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog this week...slate blue, orange, brown, and white...


This week, I went with more of a winter theme with these sweet skating Bunnies from Pinkfresh Studio.


Never too early to start some tags! I stamped and die cut the bunnies, then watercolored with my Zig Clean Color markers.


I made the background with Zig markers, as well, and in this close up you can see the Wink of Stella shimmer over the "ice!" Such a fun little stamp set 😊!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Make it Monday: Envelope Bag

Lexi had a really fun Make it Monday called Creating Envelope Bags from Patterned Paper.
I used patterned paper from the Tinsel & Tags and Chicken Scratch Gingham collections.


Another fun stamped image from my get together with Michelle Leone and Karen Walker, the sweet "Arctic Fox." I made the gingham frame with 2 stitched rectangle dies, then added the little stitched element from Mix & Mat: Berry Bough.



I added a Rustic Wreath with some Nuvo Drop berries, a tag stamped with sentiments from Tinsel & Tags, and a white paper bow.



This little bag will be perfect for one of my great nieces this Christmas πŸŽ„!

Deer Duo Throwdown

Playing along with the Color Throwdown this week, with the colors kraft, red, aqua, and orange...


I loved all of the colors againsy the black background, so I tried this...


More inspiration from my stamping day with Michelle and Karen...this time, Karen shared her adorable My Favorite Things "Delightful Deer" Die-Namics with us. I added some Zig marker coloring to them on the kraft paper (and glittered up the red cardinal I cut with the die set, too)! Cut PTI's Rustic Wreath from orange and aqua patterned paper, and a tiny bow cut with some Mama Elephant dies.


Some red Nuvo Drop berries, a polka dot embossed background like snow, and a sentiment from PTI's "Winter Village." 

Such an adorable deer duo from MFT that I will be ordering for myself soon (told you my shopping list gets so much longer after a day with Michelle and Karen)!



Sunday, November 4, 2018

Warm & Fuzzy

Playing along with Dawn's "Make it Monday #341: Painted Brushstroke Backgrounds for Papertrey Ink. This week we were to make brushstrokes of paint for a background!

PTI Design Team Member Michelle Leone had Karen Walker and I come over for another get together!  We are so lucky that we live close to each other. Michelle made us a fantastic set of snacks, coffee,and then the most delicious lunch! We all talked about our favorite crafty things and shared supplies. I made them take a selfie...


I didn't get to order PTI's Warm & Fuzzy yet, so I stamped and cut some pieces. SO cute, and can't wait for the dies to come back in stock to order them!


My background paint is acrylic paints in shades of aqua, pink, and white. It's funny because Michelle told us how she sometimes takes pictures while making a card, to "see" what it looks like in a different way. After my photo, I really think the red striped sock should be in the middle, but I didn't want to ruin it by pulling it off! Maybe when I get my own Warm & Fuzzy set, I'll make a new one😊.

I ran a piece of vellum through with the Picnic Plaid Cover Plate for the piece behind the sentiment, then added some heart brads for stocking "hooks."

Thanks again to Michelle for being the most gracious and generous hostess, and to Karen for keeping us giggling and sharing her ideas and supplies! I always leave with so much inspiration.. and a REALLY long shopping list!