Hi there. I'm so glad you stopped by!
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.
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
- Never Before Used Schtuff
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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