I love the look of colored pencils on dark cardstock. This stamp from Technique Tuesday was a perfect choice. I stamped the image with Versamark ink, heat embossed with white detail embossing powder and first colored lightly with white pencil. I then added the orange and blue. By leaving everything else alone, the flowers really stand out.
Sunday, November 4, 2018
I really love plaid. I have a number of stamps to make a plaid design, but I saw a loose look on Pintrest and wondered if I didn't have a background that would work. This is called "Writing Tablet" from MFT and I love the way it turned out. The color palate for this week was perfect for a fall wreath and a card for a friend recovering from surgery.
I am also entering this in Stamp Ink Paper challenge this week.
Sunday, October 28, 2018
I really love plaid. I have a plaid builder by MFT and this one by Concord & 9th. I have give them equal time. I used red and gold colors for the plaid on a green card. I love this look and although the stamping of the plaid pattern takes some time, I love the results.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
When I saw the large image I immediately thought of the Beautiful Bloom. I stamped with Versamark ink onto a watercolor paper. I heat embossed with gold. Isn't that a beautiful flower? I stamped a piece of chocolate cardstock with the radiating dot stamp and white ink. A gold sparkle "thanks" completes the card.
Monday, October 22, 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
I was playing with this stamp last night trying to come up with a pleasing arrangement of the branch behind the word Grateful. I was pleasantly surprised this morning to see that I had matched the colors of the challenge. I used bronze ink for the rust and it looks great in the light. I added the yellow and brightened my orange Nuvo drops with a copic marker. I love the result.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
I guess that I'm old enough to really appreciate the traditional colors of Christmas, but after seeing Stephanie's last video, I jumped out of my comfort zone and chose the aqua/ pink combination. This is one of my all time PI Christmas images and I make at least one card with her every year. I think my folds on her dress turned out very well this time. I do love my copics.
Sunday, October 7, 2018
This card was born when my husband asked me if I had any "thank you" cards that he could send to a friend of his. As I looked through my stash, I realized that most all of them were geared toward women. I realized that the color challenge for this week would work wonderfully for this card. I used the "Happy Plaids" stamp from Concord & 9th. I stamped the horizontal textured stripes in MFT gumdrop green and the vertical ones with limeade green. I added the thin dark blues lines and a perfect plaid emerged. Hubby was really pleased with the results. I'm going to try some other colors so I will be ready for him next time that he asks!
Monday, October 1, 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
I really dug into the back of by stamp collection today. I used the plaid builder to create the background for my card using cherry crisp and dill pickle ink. Hmm maybe I was hungry at the time. I stamped my sentiment with cherry crisp hybrid ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I love the shiny look. As I look at these two together, I see that I chose to have my diagonal come from the opposite side as the sketch!
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018
Sunday, September 16, 2018
I pulled out some of my favorite "oldies but goodies" for this card. I used a die cut Lily in white. I added copic color in shades of purple from light to pure plum. The leaves and stems were cut from green and I added 2 shades of green. I added these in a pleasing arrangement to a white rectangle and then matted with a pure plum rectangle. A simple pure plum "thanks" completes this card.
Monday, September 10, 2018
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Monday, August 20, 2018
I'm on vacation and not in my element. I used a blue wash to frame by vase of flowers. I placed them in a gray vase which I embossed for texture. The flowers are MFT Painted Posies which I had stamped before leaving home. (Thanks for choosing a color that I had along). This will be a card for a special friend's birthday.