10 Feb 2016

One More Time…..Get your Color On!

Good day! I am pretty pumped because I am this week's Guest Designer over at The Color Throwdown….woohoo!

Here are the colours this week… I was told they were Light Pink, Dark Pink, Gold and Purple - so I went quite literal and used purple!!

I got out my new Cover Plate: Bitty Butterflies and started die cutting using Royal Velvet and white cardstock, along with some glittery gold cardstock.

I stamped several of the bitty butterflies from the Bitty Butterflies stamp set using Raspberry Fizz and Lovely Lady ink and inlaid them onto the die cut white cardstock.

I then adhered that to my Royal Velvet card base.  I die cut another Cover Plate out of the large Polka Dot vellum in the Sheer Basics Vellum Patterned Paper 

The sentiment was embossed in white on a strip of Royal Velvet cardstock.  I placed a messy blob of gold thread under the strip of cardstock before it was adhered.

Why don't you give it a go - you can use any stamp set you want!! Hope on over to Color Throwdown and get your colour on!

9 Feb 2016

Happy for you….

Good morning and welcome to my fall creation - hah!

I've been water colouring again and I just bought the Papertrey Ink Sunflower Cover Plate - of course I am late to the table once again….

It has been just like autumn down here in Florida - just damp and chilly - I suppose it is all relative but for a warm state - it has yet to live up to it's reputation this winter……I know - whinewhinewhinewhine…

Let's get on to the card shall we :)

I began by using the thinnest pad in the embossing pad kit and just impressing the image onto my watercolour cardstock.  Then I had a base to colour.

Using my Zig Real Brush Markers I painted away until I was happy with my image.

I then die cut the sunflower all the way through and painted it with my markers.  I carefully adhered it to my water coloured image - I loved how the colours just pop!

Using the die and sentiments from One Big Happy - a fabulous free set offered over the holidays - I finished it  - along with adding some sparkly sequins from Pretty Pink Posh!

I love watercolouring and Papertrey Ink is coming out with NEW watercolour sheets to colour - yay!!!

8 Feb 2016

Altenew note cards

Hi everyone - just a short post this morning - we are on our way to Home Depot - yay.  Our bathtub taps gave up the ghost yesterday so our big trip today is for repair. yay again.

Mom needed some notecards - flat, no baubles, no ribbon… when my Altenew package came in the mail from Ellen Hutson- I had it made!  The Peony Bouquet stamps make the most beautiful cards……

I had to take a quick photo, thus the crazy angle.  I backed the image on Papertrey Ink Chicken Scratch gingham patterned paper -

The inks are Altenew Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy and Coral Berry for the large peony.  The rest of the beauties are Papertrey Ink Aquamist, Hawaiian shores, Spring Moss, Classic Kraft - stamped off once, and the pretty new Mint Julip!

It really drove me crazy not to add some sequins at least - but that is the way it goes!

Take care and we are off to buy taps. yay.

5 Feb 2016

Life is short…

Good Sunny Morning and it is FRIDAY!! ….(remember when that was a really big deal?)

Oh my - there are a few crafty challenges floating around the stamping world this week - namely - Reverse Confetti's Sketch For You To Try,  The Color Throwdown #378 and todays Splitcoast Stampers challenge - to make a masculine valentine - done and done.  I am diving right in.

Easy As Pie is a Reverse Confetti stamp set with cutie matching dies and I have been eyeing it for a few months now ---I finally broke down and purchased it woohoo! and it is just as sweet as I imagined it to be.

I'm calling Artistic License on this one - hah!  I just could NOT picture gray pie crusts- so I layered vellum overtop of my patterned paper to create a gray shade (okay? okay.)

I die cut the pie "crust" from kraft cardstock and the pretty pink stripe paper for the "pie tin" is Papertrey Ink's (almost) newest colour Lovely Lady.  Both of the precious hearts are from Love Note Confetti Cuts.

I added lots of "sugar" (glitter) to the pie crusts - men LOVE that, and a shiny red heart sequin on the top.  My pies were layered onto a tag die which was tied with ribbon, twine and an aqua mist button.

Why don't you hop on over to any of these fabulous challenges and give it a go - use your Artistic License!!

3 Feb 2016

Create Together!

I am very pleased to be a guest in a crafty collaboration called Create Together with Marcie Sharp on her blog today. She just happens to be my very talented daughter and has been crafting for many years - I'm so very proud of her crafty accomplishments!!

Marcie sent me this beautiful inspiration photo for us to work with - I absolutely fell in love with it!

I definitely used the colours and glitter to create my card and I pulled out my Vintage Linens Stamp Set by Papertrey Ink (again - I can't get enough of those flowers!)

Embossing the images with white embossing powder is always a great beginning when water colouring.  The watercolours stay where you put them - within reason of course - and the end result is so pretty!

I die cut the images after embossing and watercoloured with my Zig Real Brush Markers. I added some gold glitter in the middle with a gold Wink of Stella pen.

Using Mama Elephant Madison Avenue Frame Tags Creative Cuts (what a long name……) and DCWV Mat Stack glitter brights & neutrals, I die cut a frame from the blue glitter cardstock.  I also die cut the frame using the gorgeous Papertrey Ink Gold Luxe Foil Patterned Paper Collection.  - it is so shiny and…..Gold!!

I inlaid the middle panel of gold stripe into the blue glitter frame and adhered it to my white cardstock card base.

I stamped the sentiment, from Papertrey Ink Choose Joy stamp set onto the die cut tag and popped it up onto the gold striped cardstock.  I popped up the flowers and added ribbon and some pretty gold glitter baubles to finish my creation.

Thank you for visiting today - and get out those water-colours and play!!

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