I had the tiny little wrap from Lisa sitting front and center on my desk and couldn't rest until I found a bouquet of flowers to wrap it around! I think I found the perfect fit...
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
An itty-bitty bouquet!
Monday, March 28, 2022
Thank you, Friend!
I am a very lucky girl to have many generous crafty friends - today I have to share what I received last week...
I have a bit of sunshine today - yay!! Sure makes laundry day a little more fun! Your visits make Monday darned right enjoyable - thanks!
Friday, March 25, 2022
Spellbinders' way to paint a sunny day!
It's been the gloomiest, grayest of all weeks. As much as I love the color gray, I draw the line there. I was so happy to receive two darling little die sets from Spellbinders* - they quickly made my days sunnier!
That's it for my week! Tom and I are having our first-since-Covid movie night - AT OUR THEATER!! I'm not gonna lie - I'm hoping it's empty! lol
Thanks for dropping by - happy weekend-eve!
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
The Garden Roses from Pinkfresh Studios is a gorgeous set. I have the stamps, dies, and layering stencils for coloring. I love the look of layered stenciling - you can see that here on my first playtime with the set.
But today, I used those layering stencils a bit differently... I'm not sure if this is something new - I've not seen it done before! You'll let me know if you have, won't you?
Here's a closeup of my card -
- Start by heat-embossing the outlines onto watercolor card - I used Ranger Princess gold.
- I chose three Distress inks to 'paint' with
- Grab two blending sponges, and a small dish of water
- Smoosh the ink onto an acrylic block, or a palette
- Dip the sponge into the water and blot off onto paper towels - you'll quickly know how much water is needed - practice is a good thing - then into one of the inks
- Sponge/dab color through the stencils in the proper order - I did NOT use the base stencil 1 today - love that bit of white for a proper watercolor look
Sunday, March 20, 2022
Color Hues #37 - take 2!
Just one of the Folk Art Print stencils was used for my background, too - Stencil #2 to be exact... can you tell it was dry embossed first?
Friday, March 18, 2022
Color Hues #37 - Yellow and Pale Teal
Oh yes, these are definitely my favorite Easter egg colors!
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Altenew March 2022 Inspiration Challenge - take two!
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Pinkfresh Studio March 2022 - take two!
A Day of Play with Marcia
Any day is a good day for visiting my friend Marcia - we took our weatherman at his word and planned the only sunny day of last week to get together! Man am I glad we did - [pardon my French] it all went to hell in a hand basket the day after!
Enough about the weather - I have SO much to share today and I know Marcia will, too - so let's get into it!
First up - I'm giving you all the bird[s]! The darling PTI Feathered Friends mini 19 to be exact...
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
The Flower Challenge Reminder #66
I hope you've been finding lots of wonderful 'scraps' or 'snippets' in and around your studio! Here is a reminder from me - and don't forget to check out all the wonderful reminder cards from The Flower Challenge team, and our special guest Juhi have made here.
Today I am happy to have a few scraps of this wonderful Honey Bee patterned paper left from my love note to the brave Ukrainian people. I think it makes a delightful backdrop for these darling Waffle Flower Crocuses ... of course they had be yellow!
Monday, March 7, 2022
Color Hues #36 Green & Gold
Each year I make a St Paddy's Day card and then wonder who will give it to?? This year I have no question... it's for Color Hues #36 Green and Gold challenge!!
Friday, March 4, 2022
Altenew March 2022 Inspiration Challenge
The Flower Challenge #66 - Use Scraps
Hello again, friends! Yes, it's March and I'm ready to march into Spring - how about you?? With Spring comes Spring Cleaning, right?? The Flower Challenge #66 is giving you a leg-up with that this month by encouraging you to USE SCRAPS! I've been encouraging the use of scraps/snippets for weeks now! Here are two cards made with little 'scraps' I found in my studio.
You all must know Kathy Racoosin who encourages us to color several times a year. I don't always get involved, but recently came across two pieces that I never finished or made into cards! Remedied that today!
This first was a beautiful, stamped image - for the life of me, I cannot remember whose it is, but it reminds me of a Penny Black design - I water colored it with distress inks and tucked it away. Today, I fussy cut it out, mounted it onto a creamy card base, and added a sentiment that had already been stamped.
SO! Now it's your turn to find something you found in your 'scrap' or 'snippets' bins and use it on a card or two! I'm so excited to see what our guest Juhi and my team has made - let's go see, shall we?
Thursday, March 3, 2022
#cardsforukraine take 2
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Playing Cards with Friends - on the other side of the World!
- I've randomly stamped only the line-drawn roses from the set and white heat-embossed them onto watercolor card.
- Then, using distress inks, went about a very loose coloring - adding more inks after drying each layer.
- Even my sentiment is old - from Paper Smooches who are now out of business sadly - popped onto a little slip of vellum.
- A little more femininity can't hurt so I've added a little snippet of Pinkfresh Studio who established in 2014!
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Color Hues #36 Cards for Ukraine
I love how supportive our card-making community is!