Thursday, April 19, 2018

Paris Inspiration

I took my inspiration for this card from this eyeglass case.
On Whisper White card stock I painted the whole front with Twinkling H2O's for shimmer, stamped French collage and sponged edges with Peony Pink Nuvo embellishment mousse. Stamped butterfly on card front and again on white, colored in Copics- cut out and popped up atop first stamped image. Le Tour Eiffel collage and Butterfly are from Technqiue Junkies. The postmark and Bonjour sentiment are from a stamp set that was from Paris, maker unknown. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

DD projects from November

These are my Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen projects for November 2017 that I am now allowed to share.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Party Chicks

For the Splitcoaststamper sketch challenge, I turned the layout on it's side. It's a cute and versatile sketch that I will probably use again.
I have also used this for the Technique Junkies sketch challenge 
Whisper White and Basic Black card stocks with Technqiue Junkies Party Chicks and this hilarious sentiment of theirs. Colored in Copics, added some stars in Summer Sun that were highlighted with Wink Of Stella glitter, sequins to embellish. 

Woking with the same sketch, this card is for National Siblings Day, April 10th and will go to my younger sister who lives at the Jersey Shore. She is about one block from the beach in the first town south of Atlantic City and the famous Boardwalk. We chat once a week and it feels as if I am only a couple of miles away instead of a couple thousand.
This card uses the new Technique Junkies Fairy Tale Flowers on Whisper White that was covered with Powder Blue Nuvo embellishment mousse and then silver embossed. Image is Besties colored in Prismacolor pencils and Copics.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

One Layer Collage

A very clean and simple one layer card, easy to mail. Stamped Technique Junkies Peony Collage on Whisper White in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in Copic markers.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Fairy Tale Flowers

I am a serious background stamp addict, I must confess. The very first thing I do when I get a new Stampin' Up! catalog is head straight for the background stamps and start making a wish list. I think they are so versatile, not just as a backdrop, but are awesome for the main image. I will be working with this Technique Junkies set today and will be back with more variations.

The first card uses Whisper White as the base, stamped image in Memento Tuxedo Black and then covered with Nuvo embellishment mousses of Peony Pink, Cornflower Blue, and Lemon Sorbet. This lightened the stamped lines to a dark gray color. On Shimmery White I stamped the sentiment in black a few times using the Misti stamp positioner. Spellbinders frame. Added some paper quilled flowers that were cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die to accentuate the colors used on the card. Also for the Card Concept #90 challenge of Sweet Treats colors and flowers.

I have a basket of pre-made panels that were done using various Tim Holtz distress oxide inks which makes it easy to throw a card together. The only drawback is I usually can't remember exactly which combination of inks I used :)
The Fairy Tale Flowers was stamped on one of these panels with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and individual flowers were colored using Copic markers and highlighted with white gel pen. Sentiment embossed in glossy black on vellum.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Butterfly Woman

Stamped the Peony Collage stamp in Versamark and embossed in white. Added Butterfly Woman panel that was colored in Copic markers. All stamps are from Technique Junkies.
For the Technique Junkies sketch challenge this week.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Peony Collage

Making The Most Of It- Peony Collage

Today I am working with the new Technique Junkies background stamp Peony Collage. All were embossed in gold on Whisper White card stock and then colored and shaded in different inks and glitters. This is such a gorgeous stamp, great for backgrounds or to stand alone as the main design.