Saturday, July 23, 2016

PaperTrey Stamp A Faire - Watercolor Like a Master

I loved the challenge that Kay Miller offered:  Watercolor Like a Master

The above card is Kay's.  Below is my take on the challenge:

I used the Beautiful Brushstrokes stamp set and Scripted for the sentiment.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

PTI Stamp A Faire (SAF) 2016 - Share Your Masterpiece - Friday Night Gallery Reception

Tonight starts the PaperTrey Stamp a Faire (SAF) with a gallery reception. We are to pick one of our favorite "masterpieces" and link it up here.

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Friday, July 8, 2016

STAMPlorations Guest Designer for July

I am so excited to be guest designing for STAMPlorations this month. Congratulations to Shery Russ, the owner of STAMPlorations who is celebrating the company's 3rd year anniversary!!  I used the theme: Stamps and Stars and the sketch for July for my card.  Click HERE to see the challenges for July.

The sentiment is from the Bloom Sketches stamp set. I used my Memory Box star stencil to create a monoprint. I smooshed Distress Inks directly onto the stencil, misted it with water, placed my watercolor paper onto the stencil and then lifted the paper up and let it dry.

I cut the main panel from the monoprint with Simon Says Stamps stitched rectangle die, matted it with shimmery blue card stock and adhered it back to the original monoprint panel. I matted the sentiment with the same cardstock.

Thank you Shery for the opportunity to be a guest designer for STAMPlorations!


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Color Throwdown #400!

I am delighted to be the guest stamper over at the Color Throwdown blog. It is their 400th challenge too! Check out the challenge HERE.

My card is a case of a card created by Lin at Heart Hugs and Flowers blog.  The flowers and leaves die cuts are from Essentials by Ellen Big Blossoms set. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp (SSS) and the patterned paper and colored card stock are from PaperTrey. The enamel dots are from My Minds Eye. The top panel was cut with SSS Stitched Rectangle die.

Thanks to the CTD design team for the guest stamper opportunity!

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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