Saturday, September 21, 2019

Watercolor Succulent Throwdown

Some beautiful pastels chosen by Amy for this week's Color Throwdown...purple, light green, teal, and ivory.

I watercolored a BotaniCuts Succulent die cut from The Greetery for my card...

I stenciled some leaves with texture paste using The Greetery's Mason Jar Fillers Stencil set. Added some little die cut leaves from the Budding Beauties Autumn stamp set. The sentiment is from the Cozy Cup stamp set.

Some little ivory pearls for a finishing touch. The BotaniCuts Succulent die is so much fun to play with 😊!

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!