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

Prismas and Brushos

2754CBC8-6B6C-45D5-BB6C-640D5BE1E3DAAn experiment for Kathy Racoosin’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge today.

My card was heat embossed in white and then I used two colours of Brushos. Once dry, I added colour and detail with my Prismacolor pencils.

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Paper: Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaMark and VersaFine Clair

Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers

Misc: Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, MFT Stitched Rectangles die, Brushos, Prismacolor pencils, sequins and adhesives

Bold Love & Hugs

0997CCFA-5232-4747-9D17-4AA35E4318DDMy card for Day 6 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  Today I experimented with a bolder palette. Sort of feel I need my sunglasses for this one. But it was fun playing outside my comfort zone.

I stamped and heat embossed this gorgeous floral background stamp from Simon Says. Then grabbed my Zig Clean Color brushes and a paintbrush.

Once dry it was die cut. A simple stamped sentiment and a smattering of sequins complete the card.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  Versamark and Versafine Clair Morning Mist

Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Cosmos Background and Beautiful Flowers (sentiment)

Misc:  Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle die, Simon Says Stamp Assorted Moonstone sequins, paintbrush and adhesives

Pastel Sakura Blossoms

F2C43920-80F5-4992-8353-873BACED1F9AHello sweet friends!  Today I’m playing with this gorgeous Mondo Sakura by Julie Ebersole.

A gloomy,rainy day like today calls for some colour!  After stamping the image in Versafine Clair Morning Mist, I pulled out my Prismacolor pencils and got to work.  When all my colouring was done I added a bit of shading and then dotted some white Sharpie pen on the stamens.

The sentiment is from the same set and was stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne. These inks are quickly becoming my go to inks.  I love the crisp, sharp images I get with them!

A smattering of confetti and done.  This is my first card for The 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

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Paper: Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Inks: Versafine Clair

Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura by Julie Ebersole

Misc: Prismacolor pencils, OMS, blending stumps, MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX, adhesives and Simon Says Stamp Gelato Confetti

 

At Last….

May-26-2018

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

After what I like to call the Great Craft Room Purge of 2018, I’m actually able to find my desk and work with the things I truly love.  After 20 plus years of stamping and never really doing a true purge it was more than due.  My stamps and stencils are reorganized and I realize just how few things you really need.  I’ve literally gotten rid of tons of stamps, stencils, dies and coloring mediums etc. that weren’t being used.  It was very freeing to say the least.  I’m not sure that I’m totally done either, I’ll do a second round in a while.  But for right now it’s time to play again.

So of course, since it’s been months since I tried to create anything, it appeared that my mojo was also purged.  A few days of playing I’m comfortable sharing something with you again.

The floral image from Studio Katia was heat embossed in white.  Next I sprinkled on some Brushos in three colors.  Impatience took over so the Brushos were quickly dried with my heat gun.  Next I pulled out my Prismacolor pencils and added some color and detail here and there.  Splatters of thinned white acrylic paint were added next.  The sentiment, from the same stamp set was heat embossed on vellum.  And for the final touch, some confetti, again from Studio Katia.

I’m reasonably happy with the result, especially after such a long absence at my craft table.

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Paper:  Nina Solar White, Canson Bristol and vellum
Ink:  Versamark and MFT Hybrid Black
Stamps:  Studio Katia Blooming Bunch
Other:  heat tool, white embossing powder, clear embossing powder, Brushos in violet, leaf green and purple; Prismacolor pencils, Studio Katia Satin Rainbow confetti mix, white acrylic paint, splatter brush

Watercolour Christmas

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Hello my lovelies!

I’m back (finally) with a simple watercolour design today.

So happy to have my cards in the mail…one more thing off my Christmas list.  How’s your list coming along?  Cards in the mail?  Shopping done?  Baking done?  Tree up?  I must admit I’m a bit behind…but it will all work out.

First off, heat embossing in gold.  Don’t you love this font?  One of those sets that called my name.  It’s from My Favorite Things and is called Handwritten Holiday.  The little snow flakes are also part of the set.  Cool hmmm?

Then I grabbed my Kuretaki Gansai Tambi watercolours and just starting dropping in colours.  I used three different colours on this card and just played and played.  After drying it with my heat tool I splashed on some of the white watercolour from the set for a snowy effect.

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Merry Making – Day 4

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As with each and every day this week, so many wonderful ideas.  Today I chose to follow the wonderful Julie Ebersole’s lead.   Julie has such a clean, amazing sense of design!

So while I followed her basic idea, I made it my own by stamping the images from the Penny Black Festive Florals and watercoloring the background making sort of a tapestry look.  A few of Tim’s stars and done!

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