Thursday, June 23, 2016

Poppy Gems with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

I have been wanting to try using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to paint flowers since I saw Kristina Werner's post here.  I used Poppy Gems by Penny Black and embossed the image with white embossing powder. I then colored in the flowers using the same colors that Kristina used. I colored over the flowers with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen for some shimmer.  Mine came out differently but I learned a lot about using some colors together that I never would have tried!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Muse Challenge #171

Color Throw Down #398

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Add Shimmer

Penny Black and More Challenge - Flower Power

Virginia's View - All About the Color

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Share the Love

I am participating in the Share the Love Challenge Week with Winnie & Walter and Essentials by Ellen. This card is for Day 1 - Florals:

I stamped the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Hydrangea with Versafine Onyx Black onto watercolor paper and water colored the flowers with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and an aquabrush. I used the companion dies for the flowers and leaves. I also stamped some of the small parts of the flower and die cut those out a well. I adhered the little flowers with glue dots and curled up the petals for extra dimension. I also added some rhinestones to the middle of each flower. The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter - the "happy" is a die cut and the "anniversary" is stamped. I cut out the white panel with SSS Stitched Rectangle die and the purple mat with a die from WPlus9.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Thanks a Bunch!

This card is a monoprint created from a STAMPlorations stencil. I covered the stencil with different blue distress inks and misted it with water. Then I pressed my watercolor paper down on top of the stencil. After lifting the paper up I let it dry naturally. I love how this came out. I cut out the panel with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die and then mounted it on the card base. The sentiment is from Winnie and Walter and I used my MISTI so I could get a dark, sharp impression.

I am submitting this to the STAMPlorations June CAS challenge: Anything Goes with a twist of Blue:

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Monday, June 6, 2016


I painted these dragonflies with the Zig Clean Color Brush pens and a clear Wink of Stella pen. These dragonflies are from STAMPlorations - i love the sketchiness of the images in this set. The background paper is glitter paper from a DCWV 6x6 pad.
I am entering this into :

STAMPlorations CAS challenge for June: Anything CAS with a twist = blue

AAA Cards: Watercolor

Curtain Call: Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the nautical theme and all of the blues. Dragonflies are found along the shore and the back glitter paper is the glittering body of water).

Addicted to Stamps and More: Anything Goes


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Friday, June 3, 2016


I finally used this NBUS stamp set from The Ton. I really like the set - the main image is a plain dress. Then you can add the trim (flowers) to the bodice and the bottom. I wanted to keep this really CAS so after I stamped the image with gold Encore pigment ink I added some small gold flakes from the PaperTrey Make It Market - Shaker kit instead of adding some sequins. I love the fonts that are included in the set as well.

I am submitting this to the CASology challenge #200: CAS.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Being Kind is Classy

I absolutely love this flower by Concord & 9th! When I saw the colors for the Colour Q Challenge I knew exactly which flower I'd use. I stamped the flower with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I then watercolored it with Abandoned Coral distress ink and a paint brush (wet on wet technique). The sentiment is from another Concord & 9th set. I used a strip of DCWV gold foil cardstock for an accent.
I am submitting this to the ATCAS Challenge,  ColourQ Challenge and to Simon Says Stamp.


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New Day

I created this shaker card for the SCS Inspiration challenge. Audrie provided 3 videos on making shaker cards out of your stamp image. I picked this awesome stamp from STAMPlorations and after stamping it I cut out the sun with a craft knife. Then I made the sun into a shaker window. I colored the rest of the image with Copic markers. I will also submit this to a few STAMPlorations challenges:

Monthly Theme & Sketch: Anything Goes
CAS challenge: Anything goes with a twist of Magenta
Spotlight Project Showcase: Ongoing
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

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