30 Days of Coloring


Happy to say I managed to complete the 30 Day Coloring Challenge from Kathy Racoosin.

My background is a mono print made with three shades of Distress Inks.  The image was then heat embossed in Liquid Platinum and watercolored using the matching Distress Inks and Distress Markers.  Next I added a layer of Prismacolor pencil and a bit of white gel pen.

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Paper:  Simon Says Stamp black and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaMark and Distress Inks

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

Misc:  Studio Katia Bubbles Creative Stencil, heat tool, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, embossing buddy, Distress Markers, paintbrush, Prismacolor pencils, white gel pen, Studio Katia sequins 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

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

Pencils on Grey

A4545898-428C-48CA-B2FB-6BB0C9CCAFCFHello friends!

Still playing with my Prismacolor pencils today for Day 2 of The 30 Day Coloring Challenge. This time I’ve used some dark grey cardstock to make a one-layer card.

Another floral image (swoon).  Probably 90% of my stamps are florals. My love for flowers in the yard extends into my studio, especially since we have such a short growing season. Why not be surrounded by what you love year round?

The image was heat embossed in white and then I got to work colouring. Instead of using OMS for blending, I used my white pencil. No sentiment this time. While I could have added one on vellum, sometimes it’s nice to have a few generic cards around for any occasion. It was finished with my usual smattering of sequins.

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Paper:  Simon Says  Stamp Slate

Stamps: Concord & 9th Hello Lovely

Ink: Versamark

Misc: Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, heat tool, Prismacolor pencils, and Pretty Pink Posh amethyst sequins

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….


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