Birthday Prezzies for you!

Hi friends - welcome back for another fun sketch over at Splitcoaststampers!  You can see the sketch bright and early tomorrow morning or catch a sneak peek down below!

I already had this image colored but it fit better into a square than a circle, IMHO; the rest is pretty much as the sketch dictates. Remember - the sketch is just a jumping off point so be sure to join the fun!

Pretty straightforward card; nothing fancy - coloring with pencils, die cutting and this fun little arrow I have had in my stash hoard for a L-O-N-G time but hey...finally used one! ;)

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great week. Take care!


Stamps: MFT Adorable Elephants (Birthday sentiment), main image ???, no name on the block
Papers: PTI polka dot vellum, DP by MFT, MFT neutral, PTI Dark Chocolate
InkMemento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Accessories: white embossing powder, Simple Stories arrow, Heidi Swapp 'happy' die, MFT Blueprints, MFT pierced square dies, 

  Dragonfly Journeys - Challenge 54 - Earn Your Stripes

Viva la Verve Sketch

Hi friends - I was inspired to create using the Week 2 sketch from Viva la Verve (you can see it below) or follow the link. I started with a tag I had on my desk - just a good ole blank tag I had cut at some point and never used. I applied a thin layer of gesso, let it dry, then applied Distress Crayons through a stencil and then used ANOTHER stencil on top of that and applied a thick layer of whipped spackle and Bo Bunny glitter paste - it's soooo sparkly IRL!

I stamped the flowers from Verve's Love's Flower set and colored with Zig Clean Color Brushes using a wink of stella to spread and combine the colors. Not my fave but hey, I made it work! ;)

I added the 'amazing' die and tag line from MFT's Amazing stamp set and matching die - I originally die cut the 'amazing' from the same blue background paper but it just didn't pull all the colors together for me, so I cut it again from some Halloween orange paper - that works! I included a picture of the card with the blue sentiment, which do you like better? I added a drop shadow of the word in black card stock and finished off the card with enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by; take care!


Stamps: MFT Amazing, Verve Visual Love's Flower
Papers: Doodlebug DP, MME DP, MFT Whip Cream (tag), vellum
InkMemento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Accessories: WOW black embossing powder, enamel dots, Zig Clean Color Brushes, Clear Wink of Stella, PTI small scalloped border die, MFT Amazing die, washi tape (inside), Dots and Lines stencil, Mini Mod stencil, Bo Bunny sugar glitter glue, whipped spackle


Dragonfly Journeys - Challenge 54 - Earn Your Stripes



Sketch w/inspiration from Jodi

Hi friends - welcome back for another sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers - hope you'll check it out and join us this week, it's an easy and super fun one! (you can see the sketch below also)

I saw THIS card inspired by Jodi and did a CASE (copy and share everything); I used a different stamp set, one of my all-time faves, Doodle Buds by WPlus9. I also saw a video by Sandy Allnock using this same stamp set and decided to try REALLY REALLY hard to be a bit artistic and not such a perfectionist - my cards are far from perfect, but I definitely stress too much over coloring! :(

I cut the whip cream frame using Mama Elephant's Femme Frames and mounted with dimensional foam; so the black piece is recessed lower than the frame (impossible to tell from the photos though). I splattered on some Hero Arts Unicorn ink spray; the images were stamped in Memento Black on Copic paper but colored with Zig Clean Color brushes using no water.

I finished it off with SSS's Birthday Flowers stamp set, some white polka dots with everything layered onto a Royal Velvet card base.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you join the fun this week! Take care!


Stamps: WPlus9 Doodle Buds, SSS Birthday Flowers
Papers: PTI Royal Velvet and True Black, MFT Whip Cream
InkMemento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Black (sentiment)
Accessories: Mama Elephant Femme Frames dies, Zig Clean Color Brushes, white gel pen, Hero Arts Unicorn Ink Spray, dimensional foam, washi tape, Copics



Pastel Butterflies

I'm up over at A Blog Named Hero sharing Newton's Nook Beautiful Wishes; you can see all the images HERE.
Sorry for the wacko lighting - does my Ott Lite need a new bulb? This ONLY happens when I use it to help lighten the area where I take photos. :(