Friday, July 28, 2017


CASology is celebrating their 5th anniversary with a balloon challenge and a blog hop - was really inspired by all the great designs on the hop. 

Decided on vellum balloons and a happy accident occurred.  Cut some balloons from patterned vellum - plan was to color on the back with alcohol markers and spritz with alcohol for a sort of watercoloured look. Well, I inadvertently colored on the front and when the alcohol hit it, the dots and stripes remained pink and the rest faded off - so I just rubbed it all off and ended up with pink and clear patterns.  The rest was pretty simple - die cut the sentiment, arranged it all, added twine bows and done!  Think this would make a cute card for a baby girl.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017


The theme at A Blog Named Hero this month is "florals" and I certainly love my flowers.  If you have read my blog before, you'll know I recently took a class where we used art, photography, fashion, etc. as our inspiration.  Found this art print and when I saw it, thought it was perfect for the HA ice cream cone set and all the little flowers that are in many of their stamp sets.  It's also National Ice Cream Month so let's celebrate with a floral cone!!

Source: Rifle Paper Co.

I stamped lots of little flowers from HA stamp sets (DC130, CL963, CL779, DC195) in a variety of inks.  Then fussy cut them because most did not have a matching die and I didn't want a white edge.  Stamped the cone and also fussy cut.  Then I did the flower arrangement and used the Press n' Seal method to keep them all together.  Attached the cone and flowers to a base matted with black, stamped the sentiment in black ink and clear embossed.  Added some Spectrum Noir to the flowers and rosewater Nuvo drops. 

In the July release, Hero Arts has a perfect stamp set for making bouquets with small flowers called Summer Garden.  Certainly would have used that if only I had it!!!  On the wishlist!

There is still time to make your floral creation and enter the challenge here.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017


From my little stash of watercoloured tissue paper, I die cut some butterflies and leaves for my entry in the CAS Watercolour Challenge.

First I die cut the circle in the pinkish paper and then dry embossed.  Embossed a piece of cream card and fit it in to match the butterflies in the top piece.  Mounted that on a card base and added the butterfly, leaves and a few raindrops.  This will be a card for the miscellaneous file.  I am also entering this in HLS challenge for July.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017


I had a fun time playing with tissue paper and various dye inks yesterday - this technique certainly makes fantastic watercolor backgrounds!  The challenge at CAS Mix-Up this month is to use tissue paper, stamping and choice - my choice is a die cut.

After making the tissue paper background, I die cut the piece and put it on the white card base.  I colored the iris with Zigs and added some more dimension with my Prisma pencils, die cut them and added them and the sentiment.  

I am also entering this in Virginia's summer challenge and Happy Little Stampers watercolour and blue challenge.

My second card was a result of just some playing around with some DO inks.  Stamped the flowers with worn lipstick on black cs, but it just didn't look very pink, so again used Prisma colored pencils to add a little color.  I'm not wild about the colors, but used them on this card.

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Friday, July 14, 2017


The challenge at SSS Flickr Challenge this month is black and white with a splash of color.  i used my design from this card, colored the stamped image differently and changed the sentiment.  To break up the black background piece I added a piece of striped washi tape.  Both the image and sentiment are from "Floral Bliss" by SSS.

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