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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Winnie & Walter Gold + W/C

Continuing with the Winnie & Walter Belated Birthday Bash challenges today and next up for me is the Gold and Watercolour challenge that Heather Hoffman  has presented us with!  Here is her lovely card...that gold and sparkling embossing on the vellum is gorgeous!

Here is mine.  I used the In Bloom Anna's Flora & Addie's Garden images to create a bouquet with some masking and embossed in gold on my W/C paper and coloured with my Kuretake GT paints.  The sentiment is from The Big, The Bold and The Happy, stamped with Versa Mark and then gold heat embossed.
I added some tiny gold splatters to finish.
Thanks for visiting and have a great Day!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Framed and Off the Edge...

Doesn't that sound like a mystery title?  Well, it's just an intro for my card that I made for one of the Winnie and Walter Belated Birthday Bash challenges going on right now!

Kelly has challenged us to make an "Over the Edge" card.
Here is one that she made for her challenge featuring the beautiful Faceted Heart!

I am using one of the tulip images from the In Bloom: Addie's Garden set and stamped and masked the tulip head to make a frame.  I stamped in Memento Dove Gray ink and then used three of the reds from the Kuretake GT paints to mix up the different shades of pinks and fill in the colour.  The big Happy is from The Big, The Bold and The Happy stamp set...Oh, how I love this sentiment set with all of the sub sentiments and the mix of fonts!  I added 3 of the sequins from my first Winnie and Walter order.  
Such a sweet treat to receive :) 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Blue Wedding card

Just a quick post this afternoon, a wedding card that I just whipped up because of the new FMS 222!
It took me 20 minutes...honestly!  I already had my loopy panel on the desk and pearl embossed this old SU roses image 6 times, overlapping in the shape of a heart.  I sponged Weathered Wood and Tumbled Glass DI over and then cut a few vellum strips in white and blue and black heat embossed the SU sentiment.  It was a fun card to make and add to my stash!
Thanks, as always, for your visits!

30 Minutes to a Fabulous Floral

Spending some time this morning getting to know my Zig brush pens...
I thought a good place to start would be with this fabulous floral background Cling stamp from Hero Arts (no name on the packaging).  I embossed in white on bristol board and started to colour...
Still not quite sure of what colours actually "blend", but I am pleased with the colour combo, although it is darker than I hoped!  I stamped the sentiment in Versa Mark ink onto a strip of black CS and white heat embossed, cut a wide angle fishtail on one end and adhered to a strip of vellum.  The vellum was wrapped to the back of the floral panel and mounted onto a fun foam rectangle, then adhered to an aqua card base.  Fun and easy!  
Are you colouring every day?

I am offerring this up for Kathy's 30 Day colouring challenge and the 

Hero Arts Fabulous Florals challenge.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Winnie & Walter Spring HELLO

I am so excited that Winnie & Walter Stamps are celebrating a second birthday and sending my Congratulations!  They are celebrating in a huge way with quite the bash including challenges and prizes! 

I made a card for Heather P's colour challenge where she is looking for a Spring colour theme of coral, aqua to turquoise and chartreuse/lime.  I was looking at my floral sets and saw the tulips from Addie's Garden and then the daisy centre made me think about a Parrot Tulip?  So, I decided to use two of the stamps fromAnna's Flora (a stem and a leaf) and the daisy centre from Addie's Garden to create my coral Parrot Tulips.  Yes, just a few impressions of the daisy centre with some Abandoned Coral DI to make the tulips and then I dotted with a fine black marker to give the hint of the black fringes on the petals.  I stamped the stems and my tulip leaves are the leaf from Anna's Flora that I inked selectively.  They look exactly like tulip leaves!  I coloured the leaves with a Zig marker.
My sentiment is the wonderful hello cutaway that I sponged with DI's in Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers and inlaid into the card front making this a one layer card.  I stamped the friend sentiment from The Big, The Bold & the Happy set in Memento Tuxedo black in what I thought was the perfect little nook between the h and the second l of hello.  I love how all of the sentiments can be tucked here and there! 

I am also offering up to The One Layer Simplicity challenge where Ardyth is hosting this month and looking for a one layer card with the word friend on the card.
Thanks for stopping by and as always, I appreciate your visits :)))

Monday, February 1, 2016

A Muse card...

Happy Monday!
I am taking a little break from some watercolour homework and trying to catch up on some commenting and card making challenges.  First up, I made a card this morning for the Muse challenge where Michele has given me an ear worm (a very joyous one)and I had to act immediately with all of the joy in my heart.  

Here is Michele's joyous beauty!

And here is my card

Can you guess what song title I am trying to convey?

Let me offer this clue.  I saw a great show back in the late 80's?

Still need a clue?  Here is the inside of the card.  

My sweet hubby and me HOPE to retire in a few to 5 years and we are investigating some other warm areas...I will be giving this to Neil today, you know, for support and encouragement :))

So, yes, it is John Cougar Mellancamp's "Little Pink Houses"

And, I still have Michele's song playing, 
I've got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy down in my heart!  

Thanks for peeking in!  Have a great start to your week !

Saturday, January 30, 2016

OCC Homework Day 1

Here is some more homework for the OCC class and a sample of my "wet on wet" painting.  I added a black heat embossed on vellum strip for the sentiment.  

OCC Watercolour homework

Here is some homework of some shapes...I am having a ton of fun with this class and learning so, so much!  Lots of practicing ahead!