I love the simplicity of this sketch. I love the Christmas tree and wanted it to be the focus, so I is the only different color in my monochromatic blues.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Believe it or not, this card is not part of a challenge. The Reindeer dies arrived and I just had to use them. I used the mini cloud stencil and the snowdrift stencil to create the background. A birch tree die from Taylored Expressions some Sparkling Snow glitter from Sparkle n Sprinkle finished off the card with the beautiful deer dies. Magnificant creatures!!
I wasn't sure that I was going to make a card for this challenge as the fall colors, though beautiful, are not my favorites. Once I began stamping the daisies that all changed. The contrast with the dark brown was stunning and the pops of rust really brought all of it together.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
I used a piece of gold dotted acetate for the center panel. I added a piece of white which holds a removal Christmas ornament for the recipient. The ornament is a diecut which I glued onto a piece of watercolor paper. I used Tombow markers and a waterbrush to color. Then I cut the ornament out. I love the look of the watercolor. It almost looks like stained glass.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
I turned the sketch upside down so that I could use the Hello die. This comes from a gift I received with a purchase during the remodel. The additional word die which is included is beautiful in a beautiful script. The simplicity of the sketch makes for an elegant card which is easily mailable.
Monday, October 30, 2017
This week's Color Throwdown paired plum, olive and rust. No trouble with the plum and olive as the "Flashy Florals" card kit from MFT was my introduction to this beautiful Pure Plum color. The rust proved a little difficult but then I thought of the distress ink, Rusty Hinges. The card came together and I just love the combination. Will definitely keep this combo for other uses.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Since I was finished with Halloween cards, I thought that I would do a flower, but I was putting away some card kits and came across my butterflies. I love the way the layered stamping makes them look so real (if there were purple butterflies). I added some Wink of Stella to make them glitter.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Monday, October 9, 2017
When I saw the colors, I knew that I wanted to color with pencils on Kraft. I am so pleased with the results. I stamped with Versamark and embossed with white detail embossing powder. I used my Prismacolor pencils and all the shades of orange. I used the copic technique for shading from light to dark and it worked great! I finished with some orange bling!
Sunday, October 8, 2017
This stamp was given to me last week by a friend for my birthday. I had not seen this line before. It is called The Paper Nest Dolls. I colored her with my copics. The sentiment is one that I found in my stash when I was cleaning. It is from Whipper Snapper Designs, but I don't know how I acquired it! I really felt it went with this "doll".
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
The challenge of Autumn Floral was the idea for this card. I stamped the TE image with Versamark and heat embossed it with SNS gold detail embossing powder on watercolor paper. I chose some Autumn colors and began to fill in. I keeping with the autumn theme, I added an aged copper bucket. When I finished, I realized that LIM is asking for watercolor this week, so I am entering in both.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Since I don't have the horizontal stitched strips, I decided to try something new. I cut the kraft paper and trimmed the edges with a scalloped border from a Blueprints die. I thought it needed a pop of color so I made my square out of sour apple. The scallops reminded me of water but not ocean so I pulled out a very old sentiment set called Blue Skies, added some drops to it and to the die cut drops for more of a rainy feel. I love the way it turned out.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
I love the fall colors. Made me think of younger days in Cincinnati. I stamped some Geometric leaves with Versamark and embossed them with white embossing powder. Then I used a water color wash over each of them in fall colors with a blue wash background. I love the way it turned out.