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

Love

EDB3E6A4-4D4E-4F4A-9B42-FB13B7340F36Playing with some new toys today.  When I did my great craft room purge I sold all my Copics!  Yes, every last one of them. I just wasn’t using them and that was my criteria for purging. If it’s not being used…it gets sold.

I wanted to try a new alcohol marker…not have every colour…just a few for highlighting and shading. The Nuvo alcohol markers are very economical and I found them to blend well. I also like the feel of the barrel in my hand…very comfy.

Back to the card. I stamped the Cosmos Background in black and coloured it with the Nuvo markers..just pretty neutral colours. Next came the shine. I added Nuvo Glitter Drops to the centres. I also added some Deco Foil randomly for more bling. The sparkle is amazing. I find taking photos of shiny stuff so difficult. My picture just doesn’t do the card justice unfortunately.  Here’s a close up of some of the shimmer.

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Paper:  Simon Says Stamp black cardstock  and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaFine Clair Nocturne

Stamps:  Cosmos Background from Simon Says Stamp

Misc: Nuvo Glitter Drops, Deco Foil in Rose Gold, Nuvo Alcohol Markers, Avery Elle love die, adhesives

Homework

B1CCFB8D-4C44-429C-AC66-BE6B3A391686Whew!  Some days I think I’m too old for classes…hahaha. But stretching your mind creatively is a good thing. Kelly Latevola is amazing!  Great ideas, fun and so very talented.

This was a real stretch for me as I didn’t have all the supplies and had to be creative. In the end it turned out ok. But with more practice I think I’ll improve.

Kelly’s class is over at the Altenew Academy  and is called One-Layer Wonders.   As always, I respect the company providing the classes and don’t share details. I trust you’ll understand.

And I get to check off another day of colouring. Whee!

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink: VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Distress Oxides

Stamps: Altenew Dearest Friend and Altenew Hibiscus Bouquet

Misc: Faber-Castell PITT Artist pen big brushes, Copic multi liner, white gel pen and adhesives

Thanks Florals and Leaves

527C140C-0A62-45CF-A52E-6F616DB0DD91 My card for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge today.

A monoprint background done with a stencil and some Distress Inks. Followed by some simple stamping and messy watercolouring. I added some squiggles and dots with a gel pen, some splashes of colour and a smattering of sequins.

Back soon with more my sweet friends…

Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Distress Inks in Shaded Lilac and Shabby Shutters

Stamps:  Altenew Hibiscus Bouquet and Altenew Super Script 2

Misc: Stencil Girl Succulents stencil, white gel pen, Simon Say Stamp Assorted Moonshine sequins and adhesives