Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Ducks in Flight

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There's still time to join in at the CAS Mix Up June Challenge.


The lovely Viv is hosting the challenge this month and she's chosen...

This is a watercoloring challenge this month.

It's taken me several tries to get these ducks to look right, but
perseverance finally paid off.

I've stamped with Archival ink, done a watercolor wash for the sky, then
colored the ducks with markers, blending with my waterbrush.

I remembered this cattail die that a friend had given me and
cut it from the same piece of Mixed Media Pad cover and the background.
You can't tell in the photo, but it has lovely texture.

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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Ducks (Deep Red), Celebrate Everyday (HA)
Ink:   Watering Can (Archival), Cherry Cobbler (SU), Faded Jeans (DI), Fired Brick, Pumice Stone (DM), Black Marker (SU)
Paper:   Neenah Natural, Merry Merlot (SU), Cover from Strathmore Mixed Media pad
Other:  Cattails Die (?)


Saturday, June 12, 2021

Lavinia Christmas

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I am so excited to be Guest Designing for 52 Christmas Card Thowdown!


The challenge this time is

I'll admit that this color challenge stumped me at first.
But in the end, I'm happy with it and used two

After temporarily putting a circle mask for the moon, 
I used a straight edge and gently sponged gray ink on a piece of 
Neenah cardstock.

Then I used a snowflake stencil and applied some more gray ink
over that.

I removed the circle mask and used the circle stencil for a guide
and added yellow ink for the moon.

After stamping the main images, I used the circle mask and outlined
the moon with a Quickie Glue pen and added a bit of gold glitter.
I'm not sure I like the glitter, but it's not going anywhere.

You can see the shine better in this view.



Finally I added some Chunky White Frantage and heated from beneath the 
card for the feel of snow falling.

I hope you'll join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Other Challenges:
Krafty Chicks: Christmas

 




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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Reindeer (small), Fairy Fir Tree 2 (Lavinia)
Ink:   Smokey Slate, Delightful Dijon (SU), Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:   Neenah, Black
Other:  Winter Snowflake Lace Stencil (MB), Circle Mask & Stencil (Homemade), Quickie Glue Pen, Gold Glitter, Frantage Chunky White EP (Stampendous)


Thursday, June 10, 2021

Hello Sunshine for Twofer

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It's time for another Twofer Challenge.

Guess what the challenge is this month?



I used a NBUS Gerda Steiner stamp for my sunshine.

Onefer is celebrating the end of school.
Today is the last day around here.


The sun and Jackie Bear are watercolored. His balloon is die cut from an
alcohol inked piece.  

I used a stitched snowdrift die to cut the curve.  I had to use it twice and it
left a bit of bobble.  Fortunately it was in a perfect place for a wobbly balloon!

For my Twofer....an encouragement card...


I stamped and heat embossed the sun to make the center for a true
sunflower.  I used a watercolor pencil to draw the petals and stem, then added 
color with Distress inks.  I used a Versamarker to add dots to the center
and heat embossed them before adding more watercolor.

The little ladybug was made with the punches on my Crop-a-dile.

The first time I did a sunflower I added splatters.
Well they were actually splotches.

Bad splotches!

Lest you think I'm being too hard on myself, I'll share.


I chickened out on splatters the second time around and used part of a stamp
for my splatters.

Our fabulous and fun Design Team is joined by Veana & Daphne as
our Guest Designers and they have some wonderful inspiration for you.

I hope you share some of your sunshine with us this month at

NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff
Twofer - Sunshine

 

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Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Hello Sunshine (Gerda Steiner), Crazy Words (TH), Foliage Set (Art Impressions)
Ink:   Brushed Corduroy, Mustard Seed (DI), Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:   Watercolor (TH), Kraft (MFT)
Other:  Stitched Snow Drifts (MFT), Balloon Punch (SU), Alcohol Ink, Black Ultra Fine Sharpie

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Hello Sunshine (GS), Sending You Phrases (Creek Bank Creations)
Ink:   Wow Emb., Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Bundled Sage, Rustic Wilderness, Gathered Twigs (DI), Soft Suede (SU)
Paper: Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 Series), Back of Mixed Media Cover, Milk Chocolate (MFT)  
Other:  White EP, Tumbled Glass Re-inker (DI), Caran d'ache Supracolor Pencils

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Glimmer Snowflake

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

I met with some crafty friends last week and we played with
our Spellbinder's Glimmer Hot Foil Systems.


This was made with my friend Barb's glimmer snowflake plate using gold foil.

The 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge this week is a sketch.

I wanted to join in since I won the Santa Challenge last month.

Here's the sketch...

I used a bow for the smaller square.  Hope that's okay.

You can see the shine better here.  (I have trouble photographing foil.)



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Card Recipe
Stamps:  
Ink:   
Paper:   Neenah, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer Paper (SU)
Other:  Glimmer Hot Foil System & foil (Spellbinders), Snowflake Die (?), Delicate Details EF (ret. SU), Double Pierced Squares (ret. Avery Elle)


Monday, June 7, 2021

Bee Happy

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This started with one of Power Poppy's beautiful digital stamps that I
colored with Copic markers.

I had a whoops and ended up fussy cutting the design to save it.

To add some interest in the corners, I used a honeycomb stencil that 
my dear friend Loll had cut with her Silhouette and sent to me.  

The flowers are popping out of the circular frame and the background
has been embossed for a bit of texture.

Challenges:
Double D Challenge - BEE Inspired




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Card Recipe
Stamps: Asters Abuzz (PP Digital), Bee Toile (PP)
Ink:   Versafine Onyx Black, Scattered Straw (DI)
Paper:   Neenah
Other:  Copics (R83, RV00, V04, B000, B21, YG03, YG07, YG 17, Y18, C00), Honeycomb Stencil (Silhouette), Stitched Circles Die (PB), Infinity Circles (HA), Tasteful Textures EF (SU)