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!

Friday, May 24, 2019

Hummingbird Colors

This week at the Color Throwdown are some lovely colors to play with...coral, aqua, and navy!

I thought they would be perfect with the sweet Folk Hummingbird from PinkFresh Studio!

I stamped the hummingbird and floral images then colored them with Zig Clean Color markers. Added lots of sparkle with Stickles and a Wink of Stella pen, and some Nuvo Drops, too.

I added the awesome Hand-Drawn Heart From The Stamp Market brushed with Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink. It reminded me of a flight path 🤗. The sentiment is from Forest Friends from PinkFresh Studio.

Thanks for buzzing by! 😊

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

May Flowers

Playing long with the Simon Says Stamps' Monday Challenge blog theme of "Use Stencils" this week!

Time for some May Flowers from The Stamp Market using the stamp set with this name!

For my stenciling, I used the Plaid Stencil, also from The Stamp Market, lightly inked with my Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink. I think my brushes had some yellow ink on them, so some areas had a light tan quality, which I really liked!

Speaking of Distress Oxide inks, I just purchased my first set and they are as fun and fabulous as everyone says! The multi-step set "May Flowers" was inked with a combination of Spun Sugar, Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, and Squeezed Lemonade, and the leaves in Amuse Studio Lichen ink and Impress Basil Fresh Ink.

The sentiment is from The Stamp Market's A Few Words stamp and cut bundle. A few Glossy Accents on the flower centers and leaves to finish this spring card. These flowers are beautiful, and I highly recommend treating yourself to this stencil and stamp bundle! 😉!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Candy-Colored Flowers Sketch

This week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches is by Cécile Ribon and it's a perfect one for a pretty Mother's Day card (and "for a Special Lady" which just happened to be the theme this week at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge blog).

I used two sweet little stamp sets with coordinating dies from The Stamp Market, Petite Painted Posies and A Few Words sentiment set. They may be small sets but they are so fun to create with!

I stamped a mini floral cluster from the set for the background, then cut cut banners from PTI's gingham paper using Sizzix dies.

Stamped lots of flowers and leaves from Petite Painted Posies using my favorite A Muse Studio inks and Fresh Inks from Impress. Layered them and added Nuvo Drops on the flower centers. Lastly, a little twine wrap and the sweet "hugs" sentiment. A beautiful card for a special lady in my life. 
Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

It's a Party!

It's the Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge Blog's 10th birthday! So, of course their challenge theme this week is "Happy Birthday!" I chose to throw them a little party with these adorable woodland animals from Hello Bluebird's "Moose & Friends" stamp set...

I am so inspired by designers who create beautifully colored scene cards, so lately, I've been practicing my skills. I love all of the designers' creations at Hello Bluebird, and who can resist their adorable animals and images!

I made a background by softly brushing Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron, then cut some hills with a Lawn Fawn die, and a banner with an Amuse Studio die. Colored the die cut images with Zig Clean Color Markers and a waterbrush. Added Wink of Stella pen, Stickles, and Nuvo Drop accents. There is a thick layer of Glossy Accents on the "Happy" balloons. Tied them with black sewing thread because I wanted really thin strings.

I just love that moose blowing out the candles (or a teeny party horn included in the stamp set should you choose), the sweet bunny, and the silly, surprised owl who's floating away!

 Happy Birthday to you, SSS Wednesday Challenge! Thanks for all of the inspiration every week!