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)


Friday, May 6, 2022

In the Pink

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I'm trying to use up some of the backgrounds I've done through the years.

This background was from our retreat in 2019.

It's well past time to put it on a card, don'tcha think?

The base was swiped with a baby wipe that was saturated with ink.

I used a stencil and embossing paste through the stencil for the flowers.

When I pulled it out for this card, I stamped randomly with a script stamp
with white ink.

After I cut it down, all it needed was a little butterfly on top.

Challenges:
Colorful Options - Pretty Pink


Card Recipe
Stamps:  French Script Background (ret SU)
Ink:   Whisper White
Paper:   Mixed Media, Neenah Solar White, Vellum
Other:  Baby Wipe, Floral Garden Stencil (Magenta), Stencil Paste (?), Moonlight & Kaleidoscope Butterfly Dies (MB)


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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Wreath of Joy

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I'm still trying to catch up with my Christmas stash, but I've chosen pastel colors
for this one.

I used a retired 3D embossing folder for this wreath and colored it with 
watercolor pencils.

My favorite bow from the Greetery, cut from foil cardstock and a matching
die cut sentiment finish it off.

Challenges:
Can You Handle the Pressure? - ATG with embossing folder/twist PASTELS
Krafty Chicks #609 - All Occasions (Christmas)
Peace on Earth #16 - ATG Christmas



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Christmas Sentiments (PB)
Ink:   Baja Breeze
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Baja Breeze (ret. SU), Confections Foil (TH)
Other:  Seasonal Wreath 3D EF (ret. SU), Fit to Be Tied Die (Greetery), Joy Wreath Die (CP), Caran d'ache Supracolor Pencils


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