Sweetest Sunshine

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It’s a gorgeous sunny day so I wanted to make something that feels like sunshine!

I’m hung up on stencil mono print backgrounds these days.  I love the texture and the feel.  And it makes for such a quick and easy card.  Do the mono print, stamp the flowers and colour them, and add a sentiment.  And my obsession with flowers continues with this new set from Altenew which I adore!

Played with some different colours today.  Honestly, I’m not a fan of yellow, but how was I going to achieve a sunny look without it, right?

This came together in less than 15 minutes, my kind of card 🙂

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Watercolor

Ink:  VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Distress Oxides in Wild Honey, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers

Stamps:  Altenew Sweetest Peas

Misc:  TCW Floral Radar stencil, water mister, Zig Real Clean Color brush pen, Little Things from Lucy’s Cards sequins in Warm Golden Glow

 

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

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

Beautiful Day

0409CB8B-300B-4C18-8343-3EA0F1061DD1This card has more layers than I usually like, but it works.

My Nuvo Shimmer Powders showed up today, so of course I wanted to play. After swatching them on some Bristol paper I wanted to see if they played nice with some black cardstock.

imageI chose three different stamps from Altenew’s Crown Bloom set and heat embossed each, die  cut them and then mixed up a bit of the powders with some water. Very little is needed…it’s highly concentrated and has such a lovely shimmer.

The background was made by stamping the leaf image repeatedly and adding a bit of washi tape. The sentiment was heat embossed on some black cardstock and I added a smattering if sequins for a pop of colour.

My photos will be different for a while. I’m using my camera for photos and editing as our PC is on its last legs…poor thing. Also using my camera to post to my blog.

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Stamps:  Altenew Crown Bloom and Beautiful Day

Ink:  Versamark and VersaFine Clair Morning Mist

Other items:  heat tool, Altenew Rose Gold embossing powder, Nuvo Shimmer Powders in Catherine Wheel and Green Parade, Altenew Crown Bloom dies, misc. washi tape, Lucy’s Little Things in Rainforest

 

Mixed Media, Mixed Metals

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Had some fun today with my Distress Oxides and Polychromos pencils.

The Christmas Rose Bouquet image from WPlus9 was heat embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  Then, using my waterbrush and Distress Oxides I started colouring the image.  Once it was completely dry, I started adding more color with my Polychromos pencils.

More heat embossing on a piece of vellum with a sentiment from WPlus9 called Handlettered Holiday.  Then lots of bling…sequins, beads (see the center of the main flower), and some Tim Holtz Design Tape called Tidings.

Blingety, bling, bling today.  But hey, it’s a Christmas card!

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Tim’s Snowflakes

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Hello all!

Today is all about simplicity and Tim 🙂

I’ve heat embossed the snowflakes in Hero Arts white embossing powder.  They are from a new set from Tim Holtz called Mini Swirly Snowflakes.

Then it was play time with my Distress Oxides. The colours used today are Faded Jeans, Broken China and Peeled Paint.  Just kept rubbing an ink pad on my craft mat, spraying it with a bit of water and dipping my watercolour paper through it.  Each layer was dried with my heat tool before I added the next.  Just love the soft dreamy sort of feel from these colours!

For the finishing touches, a bit of Tim’s tape and some of Lucy’s Little Things for sparkle.

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Grateful

 

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Whew!  This was a challenge!  I haven’t blogged, created, photographed, etc. etc. in over a year.

Welcome to my new WordPress blog.

Since it’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, wanted to go with that theme.

I’ve been eyeing the Distress Oxide inks, so played with those for the first time.  Love how they layer!  I used some mixed media paper and  layered the inks until I was satisfied with the colors.  Next I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves dies to make my leaves.  A little bit of Walnut Stain mixed with water was used to edge the leaves.

Using the same Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink, I stamped the background and then used a wet paintbrush to smoosh it around.  Then I added a few bits and bobs of Lucy’s Little Things in Warm Golden Golden Glow with some Multi Medium in matte.  The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Big Chat stickers.

That’s it from me for today.  Back soon with more my friends…