My kids are off the following week and I should be planning our Thanksgiving feast. I’ve got some catching up do first…
I have a card I promised to share. I love the clear set, Sunny Hello (30-230). This sunflower image is spectacular and it just begs to be stamped and watercolored. And I did just that.
I simply white embossed it and colored the image with watercolor markers. I added a little blue around the flower to highlight the image and just added a sentiment from Pretty Petals (30-288).
And if you’ve been following the Simplicity Sister blog, I used the same image in this card.
It’s my turn again on the Simplicity Sister blog!
Here’s a sneak peak.
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See you soon!
It’s my turn on the blog this week. Here’s a sneak peek….
Come and visit me soon. I have something similar to share as well.
Enjoy the day.
It has been a BUSY month for me in regards to school and family obligations. I am finally getting to post.
SUPPLIES: Stamps: Sunny Days (30-180); Sweet Wishes (30-104) Stencils: Zigs & Zags (25-010) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Memaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine Ink (Tsukienko) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger) Glossy Accents; Sequins
Yes, I know it’s Fall but I COULD NOT resist this cute Margaret Sherry image. I’ve been wanting to ink this little guy for a while and now’s my chance.
I first stamped (with black ink) and colored the cat mage from Sunny Days (30-180) with Prismacolor Pencils. Once colored, I then added Glossy Accents to the sunglass lenses. The image was then fussy cut. I set the image aside.
I proceeded to work on the card panel. I positioned the Zigs and Zags (25-010) stencil, towards the left bottom corner of the panel. I planned to add my cat image on that corner. With various shades of Distress Ink I started to partially ink the stencil using darker blues (Mermaid Lagoon and Salty Ocean) at the area where I would position the cat image. I then used Tumbled Glass to fade the darker blues out and finally adding Pumice Stone towards the edges of my partially inked area. I lightly splattered water with a wet brush on the ink area. A sentiment from Sweet Wishes (30-104) was stamped and embossed at the top right corner of the panel.
To complete the card, I added the cat image in the stenciled area with foam tape. I added sequins around the image for more interest. Finally, I added white fun foam to the panel and adhered it to the card base.
Until next time!
I recently purchased the Clean Color Real Brush Pens and wanted to try my hand in some watercolor. What better way than to use on the many beautiful flower images from Penny Black!
SUPPLIES Stamps: Poppy Trio (40-311); Eloquence (30-162) Color: Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Pens (Zig); Archival Black Ink (Ranger), Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko) Other: Clear Embossing Folder; Watercolor Paper (Strathmore)
I decided to use Poppy Trio (40-311) as my image. It is such a pretty image and I wish I had inked it sooner. The pens are very easy to use. I started from light to dark with the various shades of each color used. The image was stamped on a watercolor paper panel. Once completed, I trimmed and mounted the panel on a green card green folded card. I The sentiment from Eloquence (30-162) was stamped and embossed.
Have a great weekend!
Hope you all are off to a great weekend!
Every year I make a card for my daughter at the start of school. It’s her last year of Middle School (yikes!) and I wanted to make her something special and meaningful. I kinda surprise her with it and hide it in her backpack the night before the first day. I “try” not to mention it to her hoping it will be a happy surprise for her.
Anyway, here is my card.
SUPPLIES Stamps: In My Heart (Mama Elephant); Bring on the Sun (Technique Tuesday); KP Come Sail Away (SSS) Dies: In My Heart (Mama Elephant); Landscape Trio (Mama Elephant); Full Card Sunshine (SSS) Color: Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Koi Watercolor Pocket Field Sketch Box (Sakura); Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Shaded Lilac, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink (Ranger); Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko) Other: Wink of Stella Clear (Zig); Patterned Paper (Martha Stewart)
I just realized I never finished this post! Goes to show how scatterbrained I can be when I’m multi-tasking.
I wanted to use some stamps and dies that have been untouched (and believe me there are many). I love Mama Elephant stamps. The images just make you smile.
I am participating in the current SSS Wednesday Challenge: Use a Stamp
I am very excited to be a Simplicity Sister! I’m kicking off this month on the blog. Here’s a peek….
I hope you check out my card as well as instructions on the Simplicity Sisters blog.