Sunday, September 15, 2019

Bunny Monday

This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, in honor of their Stamptember celebration, the theme was "Stamp It!" I chose the Stamptember set that Lawn Fawn created for Simon Says Stamp called "Snow Bunnies." It's soo cute!


I made a background by brushing Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, and Blueprint Sketch. Splattered with water and made some windy swirls with a small wet paintbrush.


Colored the bunnies with Zig Clear Color Markers and a waterbrush. Added lots of little details with Nuvo Drops, Glossy Accents, and the Sakura Stardust and Glaze pens.



A snowy center cut with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border die, a white heat embossed sentiment from the set, and a teeny tiny glittering star to finish!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Awesome Wednesday

This week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, the theme was "Bling it on." I paired the new "Floral Diamond" set from The Stamp Market with some Nuvo "Moonstone" Glimmer Paste for sparkle.


The background was made by heat embossing The Stamp Market's "Fine Lines" background with black powder. The flowers were watercolored with a Paul Rubens pan palette.


It was my first time using it, and it's hard to watercolor like a real artist 😅! So sparkling over the top with the Nuvo Glimmer Paste helped detract from my poor shading abilities! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Harvest Home Throwdown

It's feeling a bit like fall here, so this week's Color Throwdown colors of navy, coral, mustard, and cream were perfect for a fun harvest card!


I am absolutely in love with everything Betsy Veldman has designed for her new company The Greetery and her fall release was no exception! I coupled Bountiful Wreath with Harvest Home to make a circular card.



I stamped and die cut the wreath, then cut a negative space out of some woodgrain paper from Crate Paper, and circles using Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities. Then I placed the wreath inside the negative space, tucking images from Harvest Home inside. I made a little 3 1/2 square card to attach to the back of the circle like a "kickstand!"



The sentiment is from Bountiful Wreath. Added some Glossy Accents to the coral berries, and some Mustard Nuvo Drops to the wheat. Also adding this card to the Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge with the week's theme "Stamp It" since all of my images were stamped!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Coffee's Calling Sketch

A card for my last day of summer before the return to school 😢. I combined the 400th Freshly Made Sketches celebration sketch with the Color Throwdown colors of pink, green, orange and yellow with some new products from The Greetery!




I used the Cozy Cup set and leaves from Fall Sketches...


Added the new Knit Wits Stencil in the background with white texture paste, and patterned paper from Simple Stories. The cup is resting on the Cozy Cup Coaster die cut.


Some leaves from Fall Sketches and the sweet spoon, sprig, and sentiment from Cozy Cup, with some Copper Nuvo Drop berries.



Off to bring my girls to a friend's house leaving a free window of time for a Pumpkin Spice latte for meee!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Terrarium Sketch

They are celebrating 400 Sketches this month at Freshly Made Sketches!  This week, a look back at Sketch 300...


I chose The Greetery's Terrarium Small die and BotaniCuts Succulents dies for my sketch card...


 I brushed Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks in shades of blue-green (Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, and Mermaid Lagoon)  over a Hero Arts stencil, going darker over where the rectangular portion of the sketch would be.


Shaded the small succulent from the set with a waterbrush and Zig Clear Color markers. Added some Nuvo Glitter Paste in Moonglow to the tips. Stamped a sentiment from The Greetery's Simple Things set and die cut the main portion.


The fun hanger is cut with The Greetery's BotaniCuts Bamboo die, and also shaded with the Zig markers and waterbrush.


Congratulations to Freshly Made Sketches on their 400 amazing sketches! Here's to 400 more, as they are so much fun to create with each week! ❤

Friday, August 23, 2019

Succulent Throwdown



As soon as I saw the Color Throwdown colors of purple, blue, turquoise, and yellow...succulents came to mind! I used The Greetery's BotaniCuts Succulents dies and Simple Things stamp set for my card.


Sponged Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks on the large succulent using Milled Lavender, Scattered Straw, and Seedless Preserves, then Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, and Salty Ocean on the small one.


Brushed some Scattered Straw in a circle, then stamped stems from Simple things in Salty Ocean and Scattered Straw for the background. Added the sentiment and a few tiny aqua colored Nuvo Drop accents. The border was cut with the Crimped Frames die, also from The Greetery. These succulents are so realistic and detailed, but easy and FUN to make ❤!

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! 💕