Love

EDB3E6A4-4D4E-4F4A-9B42-FB13B7340F36Playing with some new toys today.  When I did my great craft room purge I sold all my Copics!  Yes, every last one of them. I just wasn’t using them and that was my criteria for purging. If it’s not being used…it gets sold.

I wanted to try a new alcohol marker…not have every colour…just a few for highlighting and shading. The Nuvo alcohol markers are very economical and I found them to blend well. I also like the feel of the barrel in my hand…very comfy.

Back to the card. I stamped the Cosmos Background in black and coloured it with the Nuvo markers..just pretty neutral colours. Next came the shine. I added Nuvo Glitter Drops to the centres. I also added some Deco Foil randomly for more bling. The sparkle is amazing. I find taking photos of shiny stuff so difficult. My picture just doesn’t do the card justice unfortunately.  Here’s a close up of some of the shimmer.

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Paper:  Simon Says Stamp black cardstock  and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaFine Clair Nocturne

Stamps:  Cosmos Background from Simon Says Stamp

Misc: Nuvo Glitter Drops, Deco Foil in Rose Gold, Nuvo Alcohol Markers, Avery Elle love die, 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

 

No Line Prismas

EEF21873-B82A-42DB-AE8A-4FB8A9E4D4DBDay 23 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Today is an experiment for me. First time I’ve tried no line colouring with Prismacolor pencils. And the start to my Christmas card stash.

The poinsettia image was stamped with Ink on 3 No Line Coloring/Detail Ink. First time using it, and I quite like how it works.

I have no words of wisdom for you about this technique. Just flew by the seat of my pants, adding in different colours and blending and blending.

A die cut sentiment and some gold glass beads complete the card.

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Paper:  Neenah Desert Storm

Ink:  Ink on 3 Fadeout

Stamps:  Stampendous Jumbo Poinsettia

Misc: Prismacolor pencils, Penny Black Peace die , MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle die, gold glass beads 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

Harlequin Floral

62E62CE1-82F7-422B-BA60-578EDB5F03C5Happy to have yet another card for my stash thanks to the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

Another Stencil Monoprint background. If you’ve never tried this technique, I did a tutorial for Splitcoaststampers

Then I heat embossed this gorgeous floral image in white. Using the same three colours of Distress Inks I watercoloured the image. This time I added some shading with a Zig Clean Color marker.

A sentiment and some little gems complete the card.

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Paper: Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaMark and Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet and Mermaid Lagoon

Stamps:  Studio Katia and Clearly Besotted (sentiment)

Misc:  heat tool, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, embossing buddy, TCW Harlequin stencil, distress sprayer, paintbrush, MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle die, Studio Katia Spring Gems and adhesives.

One Day at a Time

EDE84F8F-7FE6-4E37-8589-4E1FCDB15FF9Hello all!

I’m back with another card for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Pretty minimal colouring I must admit, but there is colouring.

I pulled a couple of prints for backgrounds using the Stencil Monoprint Technique with Distress Oxides.   This is the second print, as I wanted something light and airy. The first print has been saved for another card.

Next I stamped the gorgeous floral image in each corner. Then I loosely watercoloured a few of the flowers with the same inks.

I pulled out an oldie, but a goodie, sentiment stamp from Verve that I’ve used many times. I still love this stamp!

The panel was dry embossed and then I added some Deco Foil in to the centres of the flowers with a glue pen. You can see it below.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaFine Clair in Morning Mist and Distress Oxides in Wild Honey, Seedless Preserves and Faded Jeans

Stamps: Concord & 9th and Verve One Day Plain Jane

Misc: Carabelle Feuilles Entrelacees stencil, paintbrush, MFT Double Stitched Rectangle die, glue pen and Deco Foil in pewter