Saturday, March 2, 2024

Meadow Bunnies




I stamped quite a few of these Hello Bluebird "Meadow Bunnies" yesterday and also some Meadow background by Hero Arts (great for creating outdoor scenes). Added some eggs and Nuvo drops "stones" to top one.
 

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Happy Leap Day!


 
Simon Says Stamp challenge is Anything Goes and I just had to make a card for Leap Day today using a previous monthly card kit.

Monday, February 26, 2024

Shamrock Bear



Colored the fur for today's Fur or Feathers Challenge at Simon Says Stamp using Sunny Studio Stamps "Holiday Hugs" made into a St. Patrick's Day easily with just a few small changes. Dots stencil is by Simon.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Color Burst Flowers


I had so much fun experimenting with this Hero Arts Bold Flowers 4 piece stencil yesterday. I used the main flower part and added cherry pink colour burst crystals and spritzed them with water, dried and then repeated process with leaves in green. Added some HA transfers, gold paste for the flower center stencil, and spritzed everything with some shimmer spray. Gold embossed sentiment from Art Journal Messages set.

 

Monday, February 19, 2024

Bold Flowers Stencil


I've fallen for the layering stencils, they are easy to use and so versatile. This one is a 4 piece set called Bold Flowers by Hero Arts. Various distress oxide inks and blending brushes used to color. Sentiment die is by Simon Says Stamp.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Early Easter


 I feel that I need to get an early start on my Spring cards, the way time flies these days is unbelievable!

This was already stamped and embossed and was in my spring box from last year, just needed to color it and add some clouds. Simon Says Stamp for the bunny, clouds by Memory Box retired tulip embossing frame by Stampin' Up!.

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Round Card



 For my weekly Christmas card challenge, theme of round card. Mostly made of holiday paper, a round three layer card fastened loosely with mini brads so it opens and closes easily.

Watercolor Doodle


 Well, I doodled, swirled, painted with watercolors, did an iridescent wash in certain segments, zentangled, added some white gel pen dots, finished with shimmer sprays for today's SCS Mixed Media challenge. Just kept adding things and could not stop.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Hearts

 


Love Is In The Air at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge! I used distress oxide sprays of Worn Lipstick, Kitsch Flamingo, Wilted Violet, and Speckled Egg for the backgrounds, Honey Bee Stamps Heart Hugs for the otter and heart die cuts, Lawn Fawn sentiment, and Stampin' Up! "Bouquet Of Love" embossing folder and dies.

Monday, February 5, 2024

Acrylic Paint Background


 For the backgrounds I used one piece of black card stock and swiped it with a few different colors of Acrylic paints. Cut into 4 and made card fronts with carious embossing folders and inks on top. The copper was a liquid ink and I love the way it has a patina with some color showing through. 

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Lovebirds


 I found a wonderful tutorial by Juliana Michaels on youtube to create these cards using the new From The Vault Tim Holtz Sizzix dies "Lovebirds". I adore these dies and will use them quite often!

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Orchid Rose Bouquet


 Finally getting to this lovely card kit from Simon Says Stamp, February 2022 😊. I think I was intimidated by the overly large stamp and this is just a portion of it, now I realize that there was nothing to be afraid of! I embossed it in white and colored it in with Copic markers and a watercolor wash for the background. The finished card size is 4 3/4" x 7" and is on water color paper.

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Celestial Greetings



 Two versions of a card using Hero Arts Circular Grid stamp embossed in white with the Celestial dies. I really, really love this sun.

Heart Pouch


 The Lawn Fawn Heart Pouch die set is adorable and super easy to put together. I think I am going to be making quite a few of these but I'm afraid to buy the chocolates too early, I don't know where they disappear to.

For the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge. 

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Lovely Legs



This fun image is from Colorado Craft Company, called "Lovely Legs- I Got You, Babe". Great for valentines, love, anniversary or change up the colors of the balloons for birthdays and other celebrations.

 

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Hero Arts Mixed Media 2024



 I needed a little creative nudge so I signed up for the Hero Arts Mixed Media class. Had a great time and am doing it all at my own leisure following along on the videos on youtube for participants. I can be a slow stamper so I don't want to get stressed out or hold anyone else up during the live stream, so this option is perfect for me. You can buy the whole bundle for the class at Hero Arts (lots of cool things here). I will be working on some more cards and journal pages, as I was stamping, die cutting, and spraying up some extra bits here and there during the class. This is my effort on the first two projects.

**Celestial Symmetry Split Negative technique presented by Lydia Fiedler
**Believe by Cheiron Brandon

Friday, January 19, 2024

Vintage Tags


 

Trying some new things in the new year, this one using all Tim Holtz. I have two drawers full of various items that have never been opened, it just seemed too beautiful to use. Papers, ephemera, and all sorts of goodies staring back at me. I found a lovely tutorial on youtube by String & Scissors for using the Worn Wallpaper pack. This paper is so nice, it actually feels like old wallpaper would and all of the patterns are so pretty. The seams of the diamonds are hidden by some thin washi tape.

Box of Chocolates


 It was very relaxing assembling all of these chocolates. The dies are small so you want to get them all sorted into the shapes that go together before you start cutting and assembling. Dies are Tim Holtz "True Love Colorize made with an assortment of textured card stocks, red and silver foil stock, glossy accents, and Rock Candy glitter. The silver embossed sentiment is by Fiskars and is called "Lasting Love Quotes".

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Birthday Batch






 I made a batch of colorful, cheery birthday cards for a card drive. I thought this festive design could be used for all ages. Paper is by American Crafts "Bubbles".