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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Butterfly Kisses



It is time for a reminder for the CAS Watercolor Card challenge:  LOVE:



I cased one of my cards that I made several years ago - this is a valentine that I made for a friend to give to her daughter. I used water color pencils to color the image and Stickles on her wings. The heart die cuts are from Spellbinders and I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background.
I am looking forward to seeing your creations in the gallery!

Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

CAS Watercolor Card Challenge - LOVE



The Snowflake Watercolor Gallery from last month was filled with sparkling beauties! Thanks for playing along with us! Our new CAS Watercolor Card theme for the month of February is LOVE.
Please check out the beautiful cards that the DT have created to inspire you - here.
Here is my sample:



This is a quick and easy card to make since I used the Simon Says Stamp pre-printed card panel. I have the watercolor pack of "love" cards.  I colored the image with my Derwent watercolor pencils and an aquabrush. Before adhering the panel I embossed the card base with a very old Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Thanks for coming by!

Monday, January 16, 2017

CAS Watercolor Challenge Reminder - Snowflake



Hi everyone! I am back with another card and a reminder that you can still join us at the CAS Watercolor Challenge blog!

Here is my sample:



I watercolored with an old Cuttlebug embossing folder! To do this, open the folder and apply ink (I used distress inks) all over the side that is concave (the snowflakes were concave so the ink didn't touch the snowflakes). Spritz with water and place your watercolor card stock on the inked side and press with your hand/fingers to get an impression. Lift the card stock up and off slowly and turn it over and let dry.

I used a stitched border from Lil Inkers for the snowy hill and the snowman and sentiment are from PaperTrey Winter Hills set.

I hope to see you in the gallery and thanks for coming by!

Monday, January 2, 2017

CAS Watercolour Challenge - Snowflake



Welcome to 2017 and a new CAS Watercolour Card Challenge! This month we are focusing on snowflakes!

Here is my card:


The background was created with Gamsai Tambi watercolors, wet on wet technique. I put down one color at a time and dried it with a heat gun before applying the next color.  I cut out the panel with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die. The snowflake corner is a Memory Box die. The sentiment is from a Wplus9 stamp set.

I hope you will join us at the CAS Watercolour Card Challenge blog - see you in the gallery!

Thanks for coming by!

Friday, December 16, 2016

CAS Watercolor Card Challenge - Emboss Resist



This is a reminder that there is still lots of time to submit a card to the CAS Watercolour Card Challenge: Resist.  Here is another card I created to inspire you:



First off I want to thank Loll for creating my awesome watermark! Isn't it cute? I just love that kitty!

I started out by masking off a rectangle on some watercolor cardstock and then stamped the Winnie & Walter Background stamp inside the rectangle with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I then used my Gambai Tambi water colors using the wet on wet method, one color at a time, drying it with a heat gun, then adding the next color and so on.

The "happy 2nd" part of the sentiment was created with dies from Winnie & Walter (happy) and PaperTrey (2nd). I stamped the rest of the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink after removing the masking tape.

I hope you will find some time in this busy season to play with us. Happy holidays to everyone!

Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge - Mid Month Reminder



This is a reminder post for the STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge and my last post as a guest designer on this team. Thank you Shery for this opportunity - you and your designers rock and I have enjoyed getting to know everyone better!

Here is my second card for the challenge (it may be familiar to some since I also designed it to use on the CAS Watercolor Card challenge this month which is emboss resist):



I used the STAMPlorations the image from Framed: Peace, Love, Joy stamp set and embossed it with gold embossing powder. I then painted over the flower part with red Gamsai Tambi watercolors. The sentiment is from WPlus9 and I stamped it with green ink from MFT.  I used a Pretty Pink Posh stitched tag die to cut out the image and adhered it to an embossed card base with foam tape.

There is still lots of time to play in this challenge and I hope to see your submission in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop



Today I am participating in my first Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! I am playing along as part of the STAMPlorations Team. Shery has a lot of new coffee stamps and dies in her shop - you can find
them here.  Shery has donated some prizes for Amy's CLBH blog and will also be giving prizes of a $10 gift certificate and 2 stamp sets from the STAMPlorations blog.

I used the new STAMPlorations Framed: Coffee and Books stamp:


The sentiment is from an old set (company unknown to me) - and I think it describes me perfectly lately!  I used a watercolored background that I already had and stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black and the MISTI. I stamped it several times to get a good impression on the rough watercolor paper. I adhered that image to another watercolored background (which was actually created by reverse stenciling with Distress Inks and a ARTplorations stencil). That panel was mounted on black card stock and then adhered to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by!