Thursday, June 24, 2021

Gnome for Christmas

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I used a previously embossed background and stamped the Fragile Branches
with DOX ink.  I used a wet waterbrush to move the ink to blur the images some.

The gnome background was cut from Neenah and the pieces from Neenah and
decorative paper.  I swiped his beard a few times with a gray Copic and used
a pink Copic to color his nose.

I've so far refrained from adding some red berries with Nuvo drops.

Challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Gnomes
Jingle Belles - Neutral Noel


 



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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Fragile Beauty (PB), Happy Holly Days (HA)
Ink:   Iced Spruce (DOX), Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:   Mixed Media, Basic Gray, In Good Taste DSP (SU)
Other:  Gnome Die (SSS), Copic Markers (R20 blush, W2 warm gray no. 2, Dilicate Designs EF (ret. SU)


Monday, June 21, 2021

Snowy in Blue

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My dear friend Hideko is hosting the CAS Christmas Challenge

My favorite snowman stamp got dusted off.  Yay!

I stamped him on Tim Holtz Watercolor paper since it's the whitest
watercolor paper that I have.  The coloring was done with
Distress Markers swiped on a palette and picked up with a waterbrush.

Snowy has shimmer on the pom pom and brim of his hat!

There's still a couple days left for this challenge if you want to 
take a snowman over and join in! There are lots of cute snowmen in the
gallery to lend inspiration! 

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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Snowy )(PB), Mixed Christmas Sentiments (HLS)
Ink:   Watering Can Archival (Ranger/Wendy Vechi), Faded Jeans (DI & DOX)
Paper:  Watercolor (Tim Holtz), Neenah
Other:  Frosty's Snow die (PB), Airy Die (PB), Kars Snow EF (ret. Cuttlebug), Black Nuvo Crystal Drops (for buttons), WOS


Sunday, June 20, 2021

Beautiful Nags Head

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No card today.


We recently met my brother and sister-in-law at Nags Head for a couple of days
enjoying the beach.

It was so nice to spend time together again!

It was really nice to see something besides our walls!


My brother got this shot of the sunrise from the other side of the pier.
(I was still asleep 😴)

We got to spend some time together at our house when we left the beach.

It was a wonderful week!

I hope I can find my mojo now.


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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Bluebirds Love

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Another card showing flight with watercoloring.

I've punched the birds with an old and well loved punch and added color to them
with ink swiped on a palette and picked up with a waterbrush.

To make the birds seem to be flying, I punched extra wings and placed them in a
fluttering angle.

A bit of watercolor made a soft sky and a frame made with
two stitched rectangle dies finishes it off.

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up - Watercolor Flight
Krafty Chicks - CAS week

 


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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black, Not Quite Navy, Flirty Flamingo (SU Markers swiped on palette)
Paper:   Neenah, Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series)
Other:  Bird Punch (ret. SU), Heart Punch (ret. SU), Caran d'ache (Ivory Black), Subtle EF (SU)


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.

The challenge ends on the 24th.  I hope you'll join us at

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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 (?)