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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Ribbit-Ribbit


For the background, I started with brushing Yupo paper with alcohol, then tapping out some Color Burst powdered pigment inks in Pthalo Green and Lemon Yellow, applied some cling wrap and scrunched it up, placing in the sun to dry. 

I stamped the frog and sentiment onto watercolor paper and painted him with Cucumber Crush ink and a watercolor brush, added the grass, then the fireflies, coloring them So Saffron and then adding Gold Wink of Stella. I also colored the frogs eyes yellow and added the Wink of Stella. To get the Peekaboo Peach, I water colored the sky and around the frog.

Stamps:  Stampin' Up Love You Lots and Jar of Love

Monday, March 6, 2017

Fresh Laundry




This is for the IC587 Inspiration Challenge, over at splitcoaststampers.com I selected this image as my inspiration:

I have wanted to use this stamp for a very long time, as it is a retired set from 1997 and has always reminded me of my great-grandmother. I have photos of her hanging out the laundry, with use little girls running around the yard weaving in and out of her clean sweet smelling aprons softly flowing in the breeze.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Spring

Today I have a couple of CAS watercolor cards:


Stampin' Up Country Morning and Serene Spring
Naturals Card Stock
Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen


Stampin' Up Feathered Hope and CTMH Sending Smiles
Watercolor paper, pencils and blender pen

Saturday, February 25, 2017

On My Way

This is for splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge IC586.  We were to choose an image from the Dribbble.com website and show our interpretation of that image.  Her is a piece of artwork that I selected as inspiration by Azis Pradana  of Jakarta, which can be found here: https://dribbble.com/shots/3319580-Getting-Escape 


Here is my card:


I stamped my Victoria Case image in Momento Summer Sky, colored with Copics and fussy cut. For the windows, I cut a frame and used Whisper White on a sponge to apply the ink, then I decided to add the Vellum in 1" strips for the windows. I popped up the image on dimensionals.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

No Goodbyes



I am always looking for inspiration in everything. Here I used a Kleenex Box as my background because the colors matched the splitcoaststampers Color Challenge CC623

This is a sympathy card and the sentiment inside the card is a quote by Gandhi from CTMH stamp set Take Heart;

"There are no goodbyes for us, wherever you are, you will always be in my heart." -Gandhi

The Kleenex box was cut apart and pieced back together with tape on the back side.  I then fussy cut a strip for the elephant to walk on.

The elephant was stamped and fussy cut from chip board and soft suede and glued together for strength, Glossy Accents were spread all over the elephant and he was left to dry overnight.

Keywords: CC623 Perfect Island Party
Stamps: SU In the Wild, CTMH Take Heart
Paper: Pool Party, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Kleenex Box
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Staz-On and VersaFine
Accessories: Glossy Accents, Fussy Cutting

Techniques: Paper Piecing

Monday, February 20, 2017

Stamp Doodling

Stamp Doodling

Another beautiful rainy day here in sunny California.  Great day to stay in and stay cozy while having some doodling fun.  

This is splitcoaststampers Technique Lover's Challenge TLC626 Stamp Doodling, come on over the scs and join in the fun.  Kellyjg has challenged us to do some doodling art on our projects today.  This technique is very relaxing.

Details:

Stampin' Up inks in Coastal Cabanna, Watermelon Wonder, Certainly Celery and Basic Black. 
Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens in 0.1 and M.  
Daler-Rowney Gesso
Watercolor brushes
Stamps:  Stampin' Up French Foliage, Happy Watercolor, and Flowering Fields
Papers:  Thick white card stock, SU Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Birthday Fiesta



Slider Card 

Details:       Stampin' Up

Card base:  Crushed Curry
Mat:            Crisp Cantaloupe
DSP:           Many Happy Birthdays Paper Pumpkin February 2017
Stamps:      Birthday Fiesta; Dragonfly Dreams
Inks:           Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy
Dies:          Fiesta Time
Punch:       Washi Label; Word Window
Extras:       Metal Trimmed Pearls; Dimensionals; Foam Adhesive Strips; Silver Embossing Powder

Here is an easy Tutorial by Tan at Ink Responsibly:

https://youtu.be/rPCHXF15b0g

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Botanical Blooms Sympathy


Details:

Thick white card stock
Stampin' Up; Botanical Blooms and Succulants Dies.  Botanical Blooms, Love & Sympathy stamp sets. Washi tapes and jewels.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Ditzy Hippie


This particular card was made for the WT622 Spunky Old Broads Challange over at splitcoaststampers.  I know you must have at least one ditzy old hippie friend who hasn't changed at all over the last 50 years.  Well, this is my tribute to that friend.  To understand "Your Hair Is So Pretty!" you will have to visit my friend Lydia's blog here:  http://understandblue.blogspot.com/2017/02/your-hair-is-soooo-pretty.html

Details:

Dearie Dolls Digital stamps
Neenah Solar White card stock
Black card stock
Computer generated sentiment
Copics

splitcoaststampers Favorite of the Week 

Life Is Good


Details:

Stamps; Inkadinkado Bouji and CTMH Remarkable Wreath
Spellbinders die
MFT Farm Fresh Gingham paper
Stampin' Up Shimmery White paper and watercolor pencils with blender pen
Thick White Card Stock from Recollections
This card is 5" x 5" square


Charlotte Loves Chocolate


Details:

Stampin' Up; Chocolate Chip card stock, Blushing Bride ribbon, background designer series paper and scalloped edge die, scalloped oval and stitched oval dies.
Digital Stamp
Recollections glittery green paper and pink plaid paper

Home Grown Peaches


Details:

Close To My Heart stamp sets; Home Grown and Sweet Life
Stampin' Up; Shimmery White, Black and Thick White card stock, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen
Masking Technique


Coffee Filter Flowers


Coffee Filter flowers 7/8" punched scalloped circles, edges dipped in ink,

Details:

Stampin' Up; Jar of Love, Gorgeous Grunge, Stitched dies, Thick white, Basic Gray card stock and Cherry Cobbler re-inker, jewels
Close To My Heart sentiment from Sending Smiles
Tim Holtz dies; Holiday Greens (berries)

splitcoaststampers Favorite of the Week

Ummm, Busketti


Life gets messy.  Isn't that the truth, especially with little ones.  I adore this cute stamp by Mo Manning at Mo's Digital Pencil.

Details:

Neenah Solar White and My Favorite Things Gingham Galore papers
Colored with Copics
Black/white checked ribbon

Monday, January 23, 2017

I Wasn't Digging





Papers:  Stampin' Up Cupcakes & Carousels and Tangerine Tango
Stamps:  Stamping Bella, Nacho and Stampin' Up Corner Garden
Colored with Copics. 
Extras:  Stampin' Up On Film die for frame and Bloomin' Heart flower dies