Washi Hello

15E954D6-8167-47A9-BFF4-6FD6A403EE5DHello everyone!  Hope you are having a wonderful day!

This card design has been in my brain for awhile. Just needed the die.  Now that I have it…here’s the card.

The background has been debossed with the Dotted Scales debossing  plate which leaves a lovely border by using it vertically on a horizontal card.

I added two strips of the washi tape to a piece of cardstock so that I had the proper width for using the die.  Next, I watercoloured three heat embossed images from Beautiful Day.  I tried to approximate the colours in the washi with Distress Inks. They were then die cut with the matching dies .

Lots of sparkly sequins complete the card.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:   VersaMark and Distress Inks

Stamps:  Altenew Beautiful Day

Misc:  Altenew Beautiful Day dies, Altenew Watercolor Stroked washi, Altenew Dotted Scales debossing plate, Simon Says Stamp Assorted Moonshine sequins, adhesives


B1CCFB8D-4C44-429C-AC66-BE6B3A391686Whew!  Some days I think I’m too old for classes…hahaha. But stretching your mind creatively is a good thing. Kelly Latevola is amazing!  Great ideas, fun and so very talented.

This was a real stretch for me as I didn’t have all the supplies and had to be creative. In the end it turned out ok. But with more practice I think I’ll improve.

Kelly’s class is over at the Altenew Academy  and is called One-Layer Wonders.   As always, I respect the company providing the classes and don’t share details. I trust you’ll understand.

And I get to check off another day of colouring. Whee!

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink: VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Distress Oxides

Stamps: Altenew Dearest Friend and Altenew Hibiscus Bouquet

Misc: Faber-Castell PITT Artist pen big brushes, Copic multi liner, white gel pen and adhesives

Thanks Florals and Leaves

527C140C-0A62-45CF-A52E-6F616DB0DD91 My card for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge today.

A monoprint background done with a stencil and some Distress Inks. Followed by some simple stamping and messy watercolouring. I added some squiggles and dots with a gel pen, some splashes of colour and a smattering of sequins.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Distress Inks in Shaded Lilac and Shabby Shutters

Stamps:  Altenew Hibiscus Bouquet and Altenew Super Script 2

Misc: Stencil Girl Succulents stencil, white gel pen, Simon Say Stamp Assorted Moonshine sequins and adhesives

Wish Big

74F7554F-A158-4C32-AA8A-DE75BAABA645Another card for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  With limited time today, limited colouring.

I added some washi tape to my panel, and stamped the image and sentiment. Next I picked a few Zig markers in similar colours and watercoloured the butterfly. I added shading and some Nuvo Crystal Drops for some pretty shine.

The panel was die cut and then I added some confetti…that’s it!  Quick and easy card.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaFine Clair Nocturne

Stamps: Altenew Dream Big and Altenew Wish Big

Misc:  Zig Clean Color markers, Altenew Watercolor Strokes washi tape, Nuvo Crystal Drops, MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle die, Simon Says Stamp Gelato Confetti and adhesives


Wish You…

5E0A54C5-BFAD-4C1C-8AFC-0A5E4E499203Hello everyone!

I’m participating in the  Altenew Academy One-Layer Wonders class by Kelly Latevola. Kelly is funny, informative and so very talented. Even though I’ve stamped for 20+ years I’m always interested in learning something new.

And since I watercoloured this it still fits into my 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Win, win!

In keeping with my past practice, I never share details on a class as I feel it’s unfair to the company providing the instruction.

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Paper: Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaFine Clair Morning Mist and Nocturne

Stamps:  Altenew Dearest Friend and Altenew Blooming Bouquet

Misc: Distress Markers in Bundled Sage, Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac; Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, gold glass beads, Faber-Castell PITT Artist pen, paintbrush and adhesives

Distress Oxide XOXO

Altenew June 19:18

Upgraded to an iMac after our PC died.  Just a bit of learning curve, but happy to try my first post with it.  Same with the built in photo editing…learning curve for sure, but so happy to be using my DSLR again!

Another card for Kathy Racoosin’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge. What I’ve totally enjoyed during these last 19 days is trying different mediums and how the mojo seems to flow when you keep playing.  And if you haven’t checked out the amazing inspiration on Instagram by the other people playing along, please do!

Three shades of Distress Oxides were used to ink up the Watercolor Dots background stamp from Altenew.  Then I heat embossed three different images from their Crown Bloom stamp set.  They were then watercolored using the same three Distress Oxide inks and die cut.  Sentiment is from the Watercolor Dots set.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaMark, Versafine Clair Morning Mist and Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron, Broken China and Seedless Preserves

Stamps:  Altenew Watercolor Dots and Altenew Crown Bloom

Misc:  heat tool, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, embossing buddy, Altenew Crown Bloom dies, adhesives, paintbrush

Mr. & Mrs.

01133D28-75F8-4A7C-9BAA-9E7C46290E79My cousin asked me to make a card for his daughter’s wedding which is today.

Thought my jumping off point would be this gorgeous paper from the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit. Looked through my stamps  for floral and leaf stamps with the same feel. Next I played with some of my Zig markers to approximate the colours. All were fussy cut.

The frame, flower and leaves were all heat embossed in silver, as was the sentiment. My usual smattering of sequins complete the card. Happy to have another card made for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

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Paper:  Moda Scrap, vellum and Canson Bristol

Ink:  Versamark

Stamps:  Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura; and Altenew Hibiscus Bouquet and Super Script 2

Misc: Altenew Fine Frames Rectangle Die, Zig Clean Color markers, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, Simon SaysStamp Assorted Moonshine sequins and adhesives