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

 

Perfectly Perfect…

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More homework for the Altenew Academy One=Layer Wonders class.

I absolutely love the Crown Blooms set from Altenew and Kelly Latevola used it for this particular lesson.  So this is a total case of how she layed out the blooms.  Thanks, Kelly 🙂

But from there, I took a hard left and went out on my own.  Totally did my own thing…mixed media.  I used pretty much everything but the kitchen sink on this.  But in the end…I’m happy with it….this feels like me.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Simon Says Stamp Black and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaMark and VersaFine Clair in Nocturne

Stamps:  Altenew Crown Bloom and Altenew Perfectly Perfect

Misc:  Nuvo Creative pens, Nuvo Aqua Flow pens, Nuvo Glitter Drops, Zig Clean Color markers, white Sharpie paint pen, Pilot markers, paintbrushes, heat tool, Hero Arts white embossing powder, embossing buddy and adhesives

I Have Decided to be Happy

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More playing with Carabelle Studio stamps today.

Isn’t this a wonderful sentiment?  Wonderful advice 🙂

I stamped the right circular image in Distress Ink and misted it lightly before stamping.  The heart was stamped in the same manner.  The butterflies were watercoloured with two colours of Distress Inks and then I added some white gel pen and shadows with a Zig marker.

A little wash to ground the panel and a sprinkling of sequins completes the card.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron and Candied Apple Distress Inks

Stamps:  Carabelle Studio Fly, Fly, Fly Pretty Butterfly and Carabelle Studio The Geometriks #4

Misc:  water mister, white gel pen, Dylusions washi tape, Simon Says Stamp Moonshine sequins, Zig marker and adhesives

Life is Pretty Awesome

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It’s a gorgeous day here and life is pretty awesome.

Playing with some fun Carabelle Studio stamps today.  I did a wee bit of masking, but otherwise this is pretty straight forward.

The images were watercoloured with Distress Inks.  Then I added some white gel pen and some shading.  Next came some fun splashes of the Twisted Citron for some texture/interest.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaMark, Versafine Clair in Nocturne and Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Chipped Sapphire and Peacock Feathers

Stamps:  Carabelle Studio Papillon/Lettres, Carabelle Studio Life is Pretty Awesome and Carabelle Studio Spots & Seams

Misc:  heat tool, embossing buddy, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, paintbrushes, white gel pen and Zig Clean markers

30 Days of Coloring

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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

Remake

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Do you ever look at a card and think….hmmm…that could be improved?  I liked my card from yesterday.  I love my card today.

After putting down two strips of the washi tape,  I used my “hello” die, but this time, used a lightweight cardboard and cut it out three times.  The layers were glued together to give some depth to the piece.  Another change I made was to deepen the colours of the three die cut pieces…the florals and leaves.  I also added some white gel pen to the large flower.

The background was again debossed with the same plate.  The only other thing I changed was to add a “label” strip with “wish you were here”.  I like the contrast!

The other change was I finally got some photo editing software on my new iMac which makes me much happier with my photos.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Simon Says Stamp Black and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaMark and Distress Inks

Stamps:  Altenew Beautiful Day and Dearest Friend

Misc: Altenew Watercolor Strokes washi tape, Altenew Beautiful Day dies, Altenew Dotted Scales debossing plate, heat tool, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, embossing buddy, lightweight cardboard, white gel pen and adhesives

 

 

Washi Hello

15E954D6-8167-47A9-BFF4-6FD6A403EE5DHello everyone!  Hope you are having a wonderful day!

This card design has been in my brain for awhile. Just needed the die.  Now that I have it…here’s the card.

The background has been debossed with the Dotted Scales debossing  plate which leaves a lovely border by using it vertically on a horizontal card.

I added two strips of the washi tape to a piece of cardstock so that I had the proper width for using the die.  Next, I watercoloured three heat embossed images from Beautiful Day.  I tried to approximate the colours in the washi with Distress Inks. They were then die cut with the matching dies .

Lots of sparkly sequins complete the card.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:   VersaMark and Distress Inks

Stamps:  Altenew Beautiful Day

Misc:  Altenew Beautiful Day dies, Altenew Watercolor Stroked washi, Altenew Dotted Scales debossing plate, Simon Says Stamp Assorted Moonshine sequins, adhesives