Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Rainbow Dragonfly Dream

Hello friends.  I hope you're having a great week!

This is a CASE of a card that I've seen on the web.  I think the first one published
was done by Stampin' Up!

I used the Watercolor Pencils to scribble lines on watercolor paper
and used the Aqua Painter to move and blend the colors.

This is the largest dragonfly of the set.  I die cut it  from Shimmery White cardstock
and cut another body from copper foil.

This was super easy and quick.

As Darnell would say, here's a twofer....

A very Quick and CAS card!  A die cut dragonfly from black cardstock
and a piece of embosses white cardstock to sit him on.

I used a snippet of ribbon from my stash to add a little more contrast.

I'll enter in some challenges:


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Card Recipe (card 1)
Paper:   Watercolor (TH), Shimmery White, Thick Whisper White, Copper Foil (SU)
Other:  Dragonfly Dreams Thinlits (SU), Watercolor Pencils, Aqua Painter (SU)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps: Thinking of You (HLS)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Basic Black, Thick Whisper White (SU)
Other:  Dragonfly Dreams Thinlits, Seaside EF (SU), Grosgrain Ribbon (Stash)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

For Baby

There's a sweet baby on the way
to a very special couple.

Congratulations, Lesley and Corey.

I couldn't be happier that you are soon going to be welcoming
a new little bundle of wonderful!

Lori is having a blog hop honoring the happy couple
and this special little miss.

Here's my hopper.

Actually, it's a waddler not a hopper!

The image was stamped with Memento black and colored with Copic Markers.

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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Easy Events (retired SU)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Daffodil Delight, Whisper White (SU)
Other:  Copic Markers, Fleur De Lis Die (SB), Candy Dots (retired SU)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Inky Antics Songbird Two Ways

Hello crafty friends.

Today I have two cards using the same stamp but with totally different looks.

First off is a card using a smooshed background.

It's a CASE of this card by Michelle Pearson.

A friend and I recently spent a morning smooshing.

We tried different inks, papers and smooshing techniques.

We decided that we like the results of smooshing with a cellophane bag the best.

We split the bags down the sides so we could open them flat.  Put some ink on one side, folded the other side back over it and smooshed.  Then we opened it back up and put paper in, closed and smooshed onto the paper.  You can actually use 2 pieces of paper and get a twofer.

For this background I smooshed with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.

When it was dry, I smooshed a little Worn Lipstick Distress Stain on the
cleaned and opened cellophane, smooshed and
gently slapped the piece into the ink.

To finish it off, I splattered a little of the Worn Lipstick and Mowed Lawn onto the piece.

As this card was coming together, I felt it needed to go to a friend who has just had surgery.
She has pancreatic cancer and it was found early.  A true miracle!

So this sentiment seemed to say how we feel about her prognosis.

God does hear our prayers!

OK.  Now on to the other one.

This time I inked the stamp with markers and did a little "surgery" on his legs.

We'll just say that his other leg is hidden and it's not a one-legged bluebird!

I used the MISTI so I could stamp multiple times and used a damp
Aqua Painter to move the color around.

There's still another day to join in our
                     CAS Mix Up Challenge                    and                CAS Watercolour Challenge
My mixed media on card 1 are smooshing,
stamping, slapping, splattering, heat enbossing,
dry embossing and distressing

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Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Songbird (IA)
Ink:   Distress Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Worn Lipstick Stain, VersaMark
Paper:   Naturals Ivory (retired SU), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other:  Black EP, Cellophane Bag, Stately EF

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Songbird (IA)
Ink: SU Markers (Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Peach Parfait, Certainly Celery), Soft Suede (SU)
Paper:  Neena Solar White, Textured Chocolate Chip (retired SU), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other: Stitched Mats Rectangles (LI), Stately EF, MISTI

Monday, March 20, 2017

You are Awesome

Hello my friends.

Please forgive the blur.  My camera doesn't like shine!

We're in the last week of our CAS Mix Up Challenge for March
I have smooshed, splattered, die cut and heat embossed on this card.

We've been celebrating our birthday and we love how you have celebrated with us!
If you haven't joined the party yet, you have until the 24th.


Since I used snippets for my stick frame and butterfly & sntiment, I'm off to
Pixies Snippet Playground
to play with Di, Parsnip and the fun gals there.

I'm also going to share this at the Poppystamps Challenge
I love this Poppystamp Stick Frame die and it seemed perfect in gold.

I just saw that this card from my last post was the winner at Merry Monday!
Thanks, guys!


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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Painted Butterfly (Alt.)
Ink:   More Mustard, Abandoned Coral (DI), Whisper White (SU)
Paper:   Neena Solar White, Basic Black, Gold Foil (SU)
Other:  Stick Frames (PS), Pippi Butterfly (MB)

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Tim Holtz Woodland Tree for Merry Monday

Hello crafty friends.  I hope you're having a good weekend!

I didn't think I'd get a card done for Merry Monday this week,
but I got this idea and you know how that goes...

I knew I wouldn't be able to think about anything else until I tried it.

Fortunately, the idea worked out.

Here's the Merry Monday Challenge that Marcia chose.
My background piece is Inka Gold Smoosh with blue and gold.
(Not exactly turquoise but pretty close.)

The tree is die cut from copper foil.

I used a Floating Inlaid Die Cut technique that I first saw Nancy Stislow do.

Of course I had to get that die and CASE her tag.

Thanks for the inspiration and the enabling, my friend!

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Paper:   Naturals Ivory (retired SU), Copper Foil (SU), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other:  Woodlands Die (TH), Inka Gold (Steel Blue, Gold), Acetate