Roses and Hugs

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I’m on a kick…florals and watercolours these days it seems. Two of my favourite things. This is another card for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

The rose images were stamped and watercoloured with Distress Inks.  Then I added a few splashes of the pink.  Instead of my usual smattering of sequins I chose to add a bit of dimension and shine with some black Enamel Accents.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaFine Clair in Morning Mist and Nocturne as well as Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint

Stamps:  Hero Arts Hero Florals Rose Stem

Misc:  Lil’ Inker Stitched Rectangles die, paintbrush, Ranger Enamel Accents and adhesives

 

Marvelous Ranunculus

0F9B6D02-8769-4F28-8169-C68341F71CA5Another day, another card for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

I had fun with messy watercolouring today. Just loosely added some Distress Inks to the background and then stamped the image. Added more of the same colours in a very loose fashion to the flowers and leaves.

I like how the font in the sentiment seems to fit nicely with the style of the image.  It looks like someone scribbled both the flowers and sentiment.

Next came a dot of Nuvo Crystal Drops to the center of each flower and some sequins.

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Paper:  Canson Bristol and Simon Says Stamp

Ink:  VersaFine Clair Morning Mist and Nocturne as well as Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks

Stamps:  Stampendous Ranunculus Field and Ellen Hutson Totally Random Sayings

Misc:  Nuvo Crystal Drops, Little Things by Lucy’s Cards in Robin’s Egg, paintbrush, and adhesives

Dearest Friend

869A1CFF-EAB2-4A85-AA99-82AAAE145FDA.jpegSoft and dreamy colours for my card today. Still managing to keep up with the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Yay me!

The background was made by smooshing three colours of Distress Inks on my craft mat, spritzing it with water and dragging my cardstock through it till all the colour was soaked up.

Next I heat embossed these gorgeous florals from Altenew in white. Then I added more colour with my Distress Markers and a damp paintbrush.

A simple heat embossed sentiment from the same set and my usual smattering of sequins/confetti complete the card.

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Paper: Neenah Solar White, vellum and Canson Bristol

Ink:  Versamark and Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass

Stamps:  Altenew Dearest Friend

Misc:  heat tool, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, embossing buddy, paintbrush, craft mat, Simon Says Stamp Gelato Confetti and adhesives

You Are So Loved

30CDD73E-35BE-4BCD-8F22-7CF8B17273E5Another card for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

This gorgeous stamp is from the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit. So many options with this set including lots of great sentiments for many different occasions.

The image was stamped in grey and then watercoloured with three colours of Distress Inks. I added the flower centres with a white Sharpie paint pen and added highlights with a PITT Artist Big Brush.

Next came a little bit of sparkle. I adore that sweet little heart sequin!

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink: VersaFine Clair in Morning Mist and Distress Inks in Bundled Sage, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord for the flowers and Broken China for the background

Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers

Misc: Sharpie white paint pen, PITT Artist Big Brush in white, paintbrush, Little Things from Lucy’s Cards in Robin’s Egg and adhesives

Floral Sympathy

9617DC42-ED5E-4E15-BDDF-1201EDC30EE7Sadly I need a couple of sympathy cards.  I’m always torn between something more somber and well…something like this.

I’m not in the habit of buying kits but when I saw the June Simon Says Stamp kit it literally took my breath away.

Today I decided to use some of the Moda Scrap designer paper from the kit. So many gorgeous designs to choose from!  The kit also has one of the new Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades embossing folders in it. Love the effect…swoon.   I added some random bits of  deco foil to it after embossing. Here’s another picture showing the embossing and foil.

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Next I heat embossed three flowers from the Beautiful Flowers stamp set from the kit. I watercoloured them with Distress Inks in similar colours.  The sentiment was heat embossed on some vellum to complete the card.  This card is for Day 5 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

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Paper:  Moda Scrap, Neenah Solar White, vellum and Canson Bristol

Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers and Clearly Besotted (sentiment)

Ink:  Distress Inks and Versafine Clair

Misc:  Tim Holtz 3D embossing Folder, Deco Foil, heat tool, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, embossing buddy, adhesives, SU black embossing powder

Distress Ink Watercolour

DEF77EE8-D7D6-4AD0-AD60-08B4312036BEHello again!  I’m back with a card for Day 4 of The 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

This card starts out with a stencil monoprint background using three shades of Distress Inks and a Studio Katia Stencil. There’s a link in my post from yesterday on instructions for this technique.

Then I used an embossing buddy generously over the entire piece before heat embossing in white. Next I watercoloured the floral image with the same three colours of Distress Inks, adding a bit of shading here and there.

After adding the sentiment in gray, I added my usual smattering of bling…this time gems, not sequins. Finally it was mounted on some dark gray cardstock.

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Paper:  Canson Bristol and Simon Says Stamp Slate cardstock

Stamps: Studio Katia Lovely Blooms and Blooming Bunch (sentiment)

Ink:  Distress Inks in Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass and Seedless Preserves; VersaFine Clair and Versamark

Misc:  embossing buddy, heat tool, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, Studio Katia Bubbles Creative Stencil, paint brush, adhesives and Studio Katia Spring Gems

Merry Making – Day 5

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My final piece of homework for the Merry Making class.

Again, there were lots of wonderful instructions.  Day 5 was all about working with watercolor.  I chose to play with the ideas from Debby Hughes.  Oh, that girl is so amazing!

As always, I sort of go my own way, but used some of her fantastic ideas.

There are so many thoughts popping around in my head for cards, thanks to this class.  And that’s a good thing because before you know it those Christmas cards need to get in the mail!

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