Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Poppies


This beautiful background stamp is from Simon Says Stamp, 6 x 6". Koi watercolor paints.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Hello


One more with the retired Riot Of Petals background stamp. Embossed with Versamark and terra cotta e.p.and colored in Copic markers on watercolor paper with Rococo Rose card base. The sentiment is from Leafy Frames by Simon Says Stamp.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Throwback Thursday #1


Every Thursday I am hoping to be using an older stamp or supply, see if I can breathe some new life into it. This Stampin' Up! background stamp, Riot Of Petals is from 2008. I had such an addiction to the big background stamps, it was always the first place I would look whenever I got the new catalog.
This card uses Strathmore watercolor paper cold press, Kuretake gem colors paints, Tombow brush markers, Crumb Cake ink blended on with brush and then lifted some of the color off with a wet paintbrush, sepia Pitt pens for dots, Ink on 3 liquid glitter for open spaces, and a sentiment from Lawn Fawn Winter Skies embossed in white on Basic Black.

More Whale Done

Super cute Whale Of A Time designer paper brings these cards together so easily. The sequins are another must have! All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Whale Done, Stampin' Up!


Whale Done to Stampin' Up! for their new product suites and bundles. Especially this one! I love anything beachy, underwater, nautical, or anything that reminds me of Hawaii.  This designer paper pack may be my favorite yet. I fussy cut the turtles and popped them up on foam dimensionals, added the Whale of a Time sequins and used the Stitched So Sweetly dies for the sentiment. Calypso Coral card base.
All products are Stampin' Up! only for this anything goes challenge.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

On The Beach


These cuties are from Lawn Fawn- On The Beach set.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Mermaid Meeting


For the Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp. I used the Lawn Fawn set and dies Mermaid For You. Had lots of fun creating the underwater scene with watercolor and glossy paper, brusho crystals, alcohol inks, sequins, and Scattered stencil  and a Hero Arts water drops stencil with ice blue Nuvo paste.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Christmas In July

Stars are the inspiration for this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge. I used their set Carol Singers, colored in Copic markers and Prismacolor pencil details. The yellow and blue shading was done with Speckled Egg distress oxide ink and Pearl pastels in yellow and light turquoise. Added some star sequins.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Be A Mermaid


Mermaids! Love them. This is the Be A Mermaid set from Simon Says Stamp, colored in Copic markers and covered with Wink Of Stella glitter. I had the scales stencil in my collection and used Nuvo glimmer pastes of ice blue and green. Added sequins and little glass beads to embellish.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

On The Beach


This is as as close as I will probably get to the beach this year! A slimline card for the lawnfawnatics summer challenge using the On The Beach set. The airplane is from Hero Arts since I don't have the cute one from Lawn Fawn.
Also for the Simon Says Stamp beach theme challenge this week.

The Blues


Colored the Celebrate Sunflowers in various blue alcohol ink markers. Misty Moonlight and Whisper White card stocks, Night of Navy ink. Embossed in white.
For the SUO coloring challenge this week.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Pink Sunflower


The Flowers For Every Season paper pack from Stampin' Up! is so lovely. Love this pink so I made a coordinating flower and branches. The little gems finally arrived from back order. They are much tinier than I had anticipated  but very cute and don't add much in the way of bulk or bumps for mailing.

Positive and Negative Rainbow





This is a card that looks better in person, the center of the flower is covered in silver glitter dust and it is so pretty! I did this a bit by accident. I was taping down the die with this tape so it didn't move in the Big Shot. When I lifted up the card stock it still had bits of the tape stuck to it so I decided to do the entire flower this way. I'm sure it has been done by someone somewhere before but I have never seen it yet. This is the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and coordinating die cuts.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Coloring Challenge cards




Some more of the cards I have been working on for The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge.
The first uses Simon Says Stamp "Beautiful Flowers" and distress oxide inks for background. Painted the flowers and leaves with Arteza real brush watercolor pens.
The middle card uses a 3D Sizzix tropical leaves folder in Mossy Meadow with the Lawn Fawn set Love Ya Bunches.
Last, I used Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils for this Technique Junkies stamp Under The Sea. I scribbled circles over the whole blue sea area with a matching pencil and then added some Nuvo translucent enamel drops on the bubbles.

Monday, July 13, 2020

More Houses




Just a few more from the Simon Says Stamp Home Sweet Home set before I move on to some of the Stampin' Up! products that have been patiently waiting for me. Hope you like them!

Beautiful Flowers


This big, beautiful stamp is from Simon Says Stamp (Beautiful Flowers). Slimline cards are strangely addicting and I'm sure most of us have some business envelopes around to mail them out in.
I embossed the image using Judikins Egyptian Gold, colored with Arteza Real Brush pens (watercolors). I really like these. they are super easy to use. Inked the whole panel with Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress oxide ink. Spritzed with water. Added sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black. I have tried many blacks for words and this is by far the absolute best for crisp clarity. It's not good for coloring as it smears badly with Copics and other markers.

Friday, July 10, 2020

New Home


This sweet monthly kit from Simon Says Stamp is called Home Sweet Home and is a lot of fun to work with. Same basic design in different colors.

Shellebrate!


Fun with a few different sets from Lawn Fawn. I used glossy photo paper for the distress oxide inks and it worked great.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Golden Sunflowers


The background was made with crinkled up tissue paper glued to the card stock and then painted with various inks and gold spray. Embossed some of the ridges with Versamark and gold powder. The Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers were embossed in copper, colored and fussy cut, some popped up on dimensionals. For the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge to use paints.

Blues


I added eight different shades of blue to this Center Cut Hexagon Floral stamp from Simon Says Stamp with Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils. A nice flat card for mailing! I love this set and especially love this sentiment which can work for so many things. Hope you find both joy and some time to craft this week. Stay well!

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Home Sweet Home


I love this set already! Great for so many different kinds of cards- welcome to the neighborhood, new home, hospitality thank you, you name it. For the Bright and Cheery Simon Says Stamp challenge. A slimline card that will fit into a business size envelope (card is 8 1/2" x scored at 3 1/2").

Friday, July 3, 2020

Magical Fairy


This pretty Magical Fairy is a digital image from Angie Blom Designs. Used Copics and Prismacolors to color with Gamsol, added glitter to wings. This is for Day 4 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Sweet Birthday


Was going for the look of a chocolate ganache but I got carried away with the Tim Holtz distress glitter and couldn't get it off of the crystal effects glaze. I am going to imagine it is crystalized sugar and just go with it. Added some candy beads with the Nuvo Fairy Drops enamel drops and added some Wink Of Stella glitter to the cookies and candy. The design is by Alex Syberia digital stamps, found on Etsy.
Am making my best effort to finish the Daily Marker 30 day coloring challenge. this will be Day 3.

Hexagons


Am really loving this new hexagon floral, greetings, and die from Simon Says Stamps, I know that I will get a lot of mileage out of this suite. I stamped the image in Speckled Egg distress ink from Tim Holtz on Bashful Blue card stock. Colored with Prismacolor pencils and then embossed whole piece in Versamark and white powder,

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Cheery Greetings


This cheery and bright kit is from Hero Arts and is for the Simon Says Stamp bright and cheery challenge. Made multiples to send to Cards For Kindness and Cards For Hospitalized Kids.

Follow Your Dreams


Lots of sparkle in this card that was hard to capture on such an overcast day. The silver glitter spray from Simon Says Stamp is amazing! I used the airplane fancy die from Hero Arts for the theme of going for a ride. The background night sky was done on photo paper with various alcohol inks and brushos color crystals. The clouds were done with the new (from the May monthly HA kit) cloudy skies dies with some added Memento silver ink brushed on.

VSN cards




3 more cards for the challenges using Graphic 45 Sunkissed paper for the turtle and SU card stocks, second card uses SU sentiment from Faith In Nature and Technique Junkies Fence Silhouette, third card uses Simon Says Stamp kit of the month from July 2017. Somewhere along the way of the Virtual Stamp Night challenges I lost heart and couldn't continue so this is it.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Birthday Hit


Fun stamp set called Greatest Hits by Sugar Pea Designs. Will be making some more just like this to send in my next batch of Cards For Hospitalized Kids, they need cards for teens also.

Summer VSN



Summer themed Virtual Stamping going on over at Splitcoast in case you are looking for something to do. It's raining here all weekend so there may be a very good chance that I do a lot of the challenges.
The first card was to use a classic rose on your card and this one is from Simon Says Stamp's Be My Valentine card kit. Brilliant Blue, Basic Black, and Night of Navy card stocks, colored roses in with Copic markers, added Nuvo stone drops and Pixie Dust spray for shimmer.
 The second card was for cowboy hats and this was the only thing I had, rescued it from my ebay pile. All ingredients are retired Stampin' Up!

Gone Fishing


Combining this pretty fishing lures background by Hero Arts and the perfect sentiment to go with it. Embossed in gold and colored in with markers. Check out the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp, always fun. 

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Seashells


On SCS today the challenge was to use surf and sand. I had to add my beach scene to this digital stamp by Alex Syberia, found on Etsy. She has some really cute stuff. Love anything to do with the beach so this one spoke to me. Colored in Prismacolor pencils and added some glass pebbles to embellish.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Van Gogh


Sunflowers always remind me of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh. I thought that this retired Stampin' Up! sentiment from Dreams du jour worked well with the new Celebrate Sunflowers set. Wood panel embossed background on White with some Sahara Sand ink, flowers and leaves were done with various alcohol inks on glossy white paper and fussy cut.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Celebrate Sunflowers


I will be working with this new set all week, trying to come up with as many different designs as I can. I just planted three varieties of sunflowers and one was called Velvet Queen which is a deep red. Really looking forward to seeing that one!
 This set is called Celebrate Sunflowers and it looks like I am going to have to order the coordinating die set also, not sure why I didn't do that in the first place. Embossed the flowers in copper and colored in with the regular SU markers using Real Red, Poppy, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and Pear Pizzazz. Embossed the sentiment in white detail powder. The flowers were fussy cut and the top one was popped out on dimensional tape.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Recent Cards







The cards of quarantine. I feel very blessed to be able to pursue my hobby right now and I love sending these cards out, hopefully to bring some joy to someone's day.