Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Hummingbird for Color Hues

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I used a NBUS die from Dee's Distinctively and a print making technique
to make this card.

I cut the bird from Arches cold press watercolor paper and laid it on a piece
of Mixed Media while I did some messy watercoloring.  I love how it leaves some
matching colors for an Impressionist background.

I colored the bird with the colors from Color Hues and winked his wings to
give the feeling of movement.  To finish I added a die cut
hibiscus for the hummer to zoom in on.

The textured background is the inside of the cover from a mixed media pad.

Challenges:
Color Hues #41 - Aqua & Red
NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff (hummingbird & hibiscus die)

  


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Sketched Flowers (SSS)
Ink:   Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:   Watercolor (Arches cold press), Mixed Media (Strathmore), Mixed Media Pad Cover
Other:  Hummingbird 2 die (Dee's Distinctively), Aloha Hibiscus die (Frantic Stamper), Re-inkers (Pool Party, Real Red), Black Sharpie, White Nuvo Crystal Drops


Enjoy!


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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Happy 14

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I had a tough time coming up with a card with flowers and a number on it
for The Flower Challenge this month.

My granddaughter will be 14 her next birthday so I have a card made ahead of time.
I hope I don't forget...


This is a free digital stamp from Power Poppy.  I've printed the no-line version on
mixed media paper and used my Zigs and a waterbrush to color it.

The numbers were cut from the finished panel.  (It always makes me so nervous
to cut into a colored piece!)  I also die cut the numbers from a bit of foam so I
could raise the numbers up a bit.

A sparkly happy and stamped birthday finished it off.

Marcella is offering some of her Spring Digital Stamps at 25% off this month.
It's a great time to stock up on her beautiful images.

Challenges:
The Flower Chalenge - Use a Number




Card Recipe
Stamps:  Kindness is the Way (PP free digi), Fun Birthday Sentiments (HLS)
Ink:   Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore), Black, Back of Mixed Media Pad Cover
Other:  Zig CCRBM (Tea Rose, Pale Orange, Lemon Yellow, Lt. Pink, Gray Tint, Dark Brown), Black Stampin' Write Marker, Caran d'ache Supracolor Pencil (Warm Gray II, Brown Ochre) Large Number Framelits (SU), Word Dies (Peachy Cheap)


Enjoy!


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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Spring Thank You

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A quick card inked with markers and blended with a damp waterbrush.
I did some second and third generation stamping of splatters to add a little color
to the background.  It was the perfect size to frame in this window.

We recently went to Nags Head for a few days.  This card is for the sweet
neighbor that picked up our mail and kept an eye on our house while we were gone.
Good neighbors are a real blessing!

Want to see some of what we saw at the beach?

Day 1 - High seas and crashing waves

Day 2 - Fog and wind

Day 3 - A little calmer

Day 4 - Sunny skies in time to go home

But it's all good at the beach!



Challenges:
The Four Seasons - May-Spring






Card Recipe
Stamps:  Painted Poppies (SU), Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Soft Sky, Soft Seafoam, Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:  Neenah Solar White
Other:  Peek-a-boo Square Window Die (MFT)


Enjoy!


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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Artistic in Blue and Tan

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A CASE of a card we did in class last week using the colors from the 

I probably would have never thought to use these colors together, but I
really like them.  And I think my niece will like them too!

The ladies in the class and I love how this stamp makes the flower and leaves
look like watercolor without any water. On this card, I added a little blue watercolor
pencil over the tan leaves to blend them in with the flowers.



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Artistically Inked (SU), Sketched Flowers (SSS)
Ink:   Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake
Paper:   Naturals White (ret SU), Natural (MFT), Neenah Solar White
Other:  Artistic Dies (SU), Timeworn Type 3D EF (SU), Caran d'ache Supracolor Pencil (blue)


Enjoy!


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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Brushos with Nature's Paintbrush

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Take a deep breath. Relax.


The background of this card was made by smooshing a piece of
coated cardstock onto some wet Brusho crystals on my craft mat.

You know how you always have that leftover run off?
I hate to let it go to waste sometimes.

It made a very light background so I sprinkled a
bit of Olive Brusho crystals on top of the wet piece.

I loved all the colors that popped out!

Once dry, simple stamping was all this needed.

Challenges:
Penny Black Saturday - ATG/Optional Nature


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Nature's Paintbrush (PB), Psalm 121 (Verve)  
Ink:   Tree Branch Archival (Ranger)
Paper:   Coated cardstock, Brushed Gold (SU)
Other:  Brusho (yellow, orange, olive green)