Thursday, May 25, 2017

Band Birthdays

Hello

Our nephew's have birthdays just a few days apart.  They are both active in their high school's music programs.  The instruments aren't quite right, but I think they will do.


The stamp set is MFT's Strike up the band.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A I Watercolor Stamps

I am still obsessing over these Water Color stamps by Art Impressions.  My friend and crafting pal Peggy is similarly obsessed.  Our last few crafty sessions were just playing with these stamps.  I love the rocking chair below, it's part of Peggy's stash.  The arbor is mine, and the palm trees were a mistake so I framed out just a part of the whole 4x5 panel I had colored to the bit I liked.

I've been using mostly Tombow markers and a few Marvy ones - the sepia which is used for almost all the outlines.  Both work well, but if I am going to stamp some of Peggy's stuff to take home and work on later, those panels must be stamped with the Marvy markers.  Color can be pulled from them even two weeks later...the Tombow's did not perform well after a day for pulling color from the stamped lines.  It might be the paper I used - Canson XL.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Congratulations

The second of our three nephews is graduating from High School this spring.  I have one graduation cap stamp in my collection, which I got out of the Michael's $1 bin several years ago.  This is the 5th graduation card made with the stamp. I'd say I've gotten my money's worth.



I followed the school colors, and colored the caps with copic markers.  I deliberately left three un-colored to keep the design from being too colorful.  I really like the mix of colored and plain mortarboards.  The edges of my white card base were also colored with the matching copic shade as was the banner.

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