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!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Dachshund Wishes!

One of my co-workers had a milestone birthday, and we celebrated today with a breakfast at school! Gretchen loves her dachsunds and this funny idea popped in my head 😁!

I used Pinkfresh Studio's Playful Animal Friends 2 set and the Rainbow Card Cover Die from The Stamp Market.

Added an embossed sentiment from Playful Animal Friends 2 and some iridescent sequins.

Inside more party images from the set, PTI's Headline Numbers, and a sentiment from The Stamp Market's Hip Hip Hooray set. Added a Dunkin' Donuts card for $5.55 which caused some questioning looks from the DD employee 😄. Gretchen loved the card!

Friday, June 7, 2019

First time, No Line!

I decided to try my first no-line watercolor card using the Bloominous and Handwritten Thank You sets from The Stamp Market!

I stamped the images on die cuts using Inkon3 Fadeout Ink and colored them with Zig Clean Color markers and a waterbrush.

Made a background with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Scattered Straw and Squeezed Lemonade, then splattered it with water mixed with yellow Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

Added a die cut Handwritten Thank You stamped in aqua ink, then iridescent sequins, pearls, and Nuvo Drops. Such a fun look!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Hello, Purple

"Anything Goes" is the theme of the week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog. I chose to use the Petal Patch stamp set and Handwritten Thanks die from The Stamp Market.

I tend to neglect purple when making cards, so this week, I blended a background with Distress Oxide inks in Wilted Violet and Milled Lavender. Stamped and heat embossed the Open Plaid Backgrounder, an oldie from Cornish Heritage Farms.

Die cut the Handwritten Thanks die in white and black glossy paper. Stamped and die cut flowers from Petal Patch, then arranged them around the sentiment. A few Nuvo Drops were added for a bit of shine. Sorry I have neglected you, purple inks, I'll be sure to use you again soon! ❤

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Pinkfresh Studio's May Challenge

It's "Anything Goes" this month at the Pinkfresh Studio Monthly Challenge, with a beautiful rainbow palette thrown in if it suits your fancy!

I couldn't resist those colors, so I made a rainbow sherbet-colored card with the Folk Hummingbird. Pretty Paisley, and Fleur 1 sets...

I started by stamping and die cutting Pretty Paisley with Ink on 3 embossing ink then heat embossing with their Arctic White embossing powder. I then brushed over them with Distress Oxide inks. The top paisley in Spun Sugar, Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, and the bottom in  Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, and Seedless Preserves. I placed that panel over a piece of white cardstock embossed with a dotted circle folder from Lifestyle Crafts.

Embossed and inked the Folk Hummingbird and flowers from Fleur 1 the same way, then added Stardust Stickles on the bird's beak, wings, chest, and tail feathers. Added some iridescent sequins to the background to showcase those rainbow colors some more! I almost added a sentiment, but was too nervous to keep going! I'll add a cheerful or uplifting one on the inside when needed.

These sets go perfectly together, and I just love that hummingbird!