Sunday, February 18, 2018

Hydrangea Birthday

Hi there~

I am taking a bit of license in making my Hydrangea more purple than blue, I love purple and green together and at Color Throwdown the colors this week are Purple, Green, Gray, and white.  The sketch at Freshly Made sketches gave me a jumping off point.  I am also adding this to Winnie & Walters 4th Birthday Bash - Watercolor with a twist.  I am adding shading with pencils.


I have a slew of birthday cards to make and flowers will adorn most of the feminine ones.  Instead of black ink I used versafine smokey gray to stamp the image and sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Seasons Greetings


The Olympics are keeping me in the mood to work on Christmas Cards for my stash.  I have a goal of 5 per month.  January went well, and here is the first of February's collection. I will likely make several of these cute snow-families. 

This week's Muse                                                  Words 2 Craft by : If kisses were snowflakes
                                                                                                           I'd send you a blizzard.


Tracey's card at Muse is a sweet Valentine, and I was completely taken in by her inked background with spatters.  For my version I used a snow stencil to give some texture to my inked background and I went with Christmas as my holiday.  Since I have a snowy scene with my stenciled embossing paste and glittered snow this card is also going to Words 2 Craft By.

I stamped and masked off my snow family image (from Wild Rose Studio); I then sponged on the background blue with tumbled glass DI.  After coloring the snow family with DI markers and a water brush I let them dry, and then added my blizzard with SSS Falling snow stencil and embossing paste. Before it dried I topped it with distress glitter in clear rock candy.  I waited about 10 minutes then die cut the panel, added the sentiment and mounted it to a card base.

Thanks much for stopping by!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Heart Twofer

Hi there, I am back to play in another of Darnell's Twofer challenges.

My twofers are using a die that gives an outline and inside heart pieces.  The outline was used as is to outline some inked areas. The inside heart pieces were inked and then made into a dimensional flower with many petals. - Can you see the hearts?  Although I have used the same colors on both cards, the  cards have very different feels to them.

Give this challenge a try it is open until the 24th.  If you don't know about this new challenge, here are some guidelines:

  • Use the monthly PROMPT.
  • Use the EXACT same stamp or die.
  • Make two distinctly DIFFERENT DESIGNS.
  • Make your cards for two DIFFERENT OCCASIONS.
    (Please explain in your post if there is no sentiment on your card front.)
  • Link ONE PHOTO of both cards here AND on any social media.
There are a few more guidelines and a whole page of FAQ's all of which can be gotten to through the link above.

Thanks for stopping by.