Tuesday, May 23, 2017

My Favorite Bookroom Indeed

One of my other nephews will be heading into high school next year.  What the heck! I remember when he was just a chubby little baby. Time flies, time flies. Now like his aunty, he loves reading so I pulled this together for him. A bit of masked stencilling in the background, layered images for depth, and even some visual texture on his clothing using a scrap piece of denim and Copic blending solution. I really like the rectangle window die--a simple way to draw attention to the sentiment.

The Details:  MFT Our Story, Stitched Rectangle Word Window Die, and Brick stencil, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics

Monday, May 22, 2017

Hold Your Head Up . . . Real High

School's out for the summer so I'm sending a little card to one of my nephews in celebration of finishing up another successful year of school. Notice how the tall giraffe's googly eye is stuck? Maybe it will stop eye-rolling while in the mail.  LOL

The Details:  MFT Giraffing Me Crazy, Safari Tree Die, VersaFine Onyx Black, Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon, Vintage Photo, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Clarity brushes, Waltzing Mouse stitched scalloped rectangle die, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Memento Tuxedo Black

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Stamplorations CAS #17 Mid-Challenge Reminder

A little reminder for our current challenge at Stamplorations CAS using the optional color twist of feminine colors. Do join in!

For my card I took Stamplorations Floral Bliss and stamped it over the top portion of the card in pale pink.  I also stamped it on watercolor cardstock and used Distress Oxides and Zigs to color them. I like the effect of this bunch of blossoms coming out of the card. For the sentiment, I used Cutplorations Sweet Spring Wishes, cutting it twice--once from leftover dogwood blossom pink and once in black for a shadow.

Use the code STAMPGIRLTONI to get 20% off all regular- and sale-priced stamps, stencils and dies! This code cannot be combined with any other discount codes. Happy crafting!

The Details: Stamplorations Floral Bliss and Cutplorations Sweet Spring Wishes, Distress Oxides, Zigs, Memento Angel Pink

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Happy Belated Birthday, Kerry!

A birthday card for a crafty friend of mine. Kerry loves the randomness of smooshed watercolor backgrounds so I thought I would incorporate that technique into my card for her.
  • A combo of Distress Ink and Oxide used, with drying between layers to avoid muddying, then a spatter of plain water
  • The trunk is also smooshed with some more-or-less careful masking
  • The tree background is cut from non-watercolor cardstock so the trunk has a pebbled texture due to the application of water during smooshing
  • The leaves are smooshed too
  • The fairies are colored with Copics (RV0000-RV00 for wings, RV21-29 for outfits)
  • Wink of Stella on like everything tho invisible in the picture--leaves, wings
  • The tree coverplate is inset
I based my colors on the current THD Challenge 12.  I hope you plan to join in the fun!

The Details:  Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait, Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Vintage Photo, Twisted Citron, Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Wink of Stella, Ranger Watercolor Paper, Zig H2O Detail Watercolor Brush, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Avery Elle Pixie Dust, Copics, Versamark, Stampendous Detail Fine White Embossing Powder, Scor-Tape, Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Aloha, My Pineapple Friends

I had a recent giveaway on Instagram and wanted to include a card for each of the prize winners. I based it on the current The Heart Desires Challenge since THD was the generous sponsor. So sweet! Like pineapple! Dreaming of tropical times and tropical climes.

The Details:  Concord and 9th Pop Art Pineapple, Doodlebug Black/White Striped Washi, Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Minc Reactive Paint, Decofoil, Recollections 100lb White and Black cardstock, Your Next Stamp Aloha die

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Cards in Envy Fav Color Combo

Time for another fab challenge at Cards in Envy! We're asking you to use your favorite 2-3 colors. I hope you have a moment to join in the fun!

You will often find shades of yellow, magenta pink and blue-green in my cards. I used the colors in combination this time to create even more shades, like the two-tone tulips. So pretty! I like to create a background for my colored pieces too, sometimes an outline, almost always blue. I went with a plaid stencil that looks like wallpaper in this context.

The Details:  Flourishes Tulip for Friends, VersaFine Onyx Black, Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Memento Tuxedo Black, Carta Bella Plaid stencil, Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangle Dies, Copics, Poptone Sno Cone cardstock