A Flower for You

My mojo has been missing for WEEKS - I haven't even WANTED to create. I've tried a few times but when nothing seemed to work, I just walked away and focused on other things...

This card has literally been in the works for 2 weeks - WOW! So many revisions, so many different directions but I was finally able to finish it last night. I had originally stamped the RAH watercolor background stripes and LOVED the stark black and white but I wanted to add a light gray - that's probably where it all went wrong first. :D

But I kept pushing, tried a 'red' flower, didn't like that, tried so many different things, but alas, I settled on this flower from WPlus9 colored with grays - and a black sharpie. I die cut the hello several times from red card stock; the last time I cut from half red/half silver. I die cut the circle and added some fun foam behind it for extra dimension.

Inside peek of flower/leaves stamped in gray

Thanks for stopping by; hope you are having a GREAT week!


Stamps: WPlus9 Modern Peonies, Right at Home background watercolor stripes
Papers: Neenah 80 lb. white, PTI Pure Poppy, Ranger Water Color, MFT silver
Ink: Hero Arts Intense Black, MFT Grout Gray
Accessories: white paint, black embossing powder, SSS hello painted die, MFT Blueprints, fun foam, MFT Wonky Stitched Circles, striped embossing folder



Another Color Throwdown Challenge

Hi friends - once again, I LOVE the colors for this week's Color Throwdown (ctd459) challenge (photo below) - red, black and white.

I made two cards, both using the adorable bicycle from Gina K's Sentimental Summer card kit. On the first one, I sponged the background and die cut a circle towards the top. I stamped, embossed and die cut the bike then colored with Copics. I stamped the sentiment and then at the VERY LAST minute, I decided to make it into a shaker card using some Queen and Company filler. I glued a few throughout the circle so not everything would fall to the bottom.

I cut two more bicycles and layered them together to create some sturdiness and dimension then following along the 'shine' theme, I added glossy accents to the bike. Clear wink of stella and a few polka dots finish it off.

The second card was created with the circle I cut from the first card. It's REALLY hard to see, but I stamped the bike in gray and the sentiment in black. I layered the circle onto this fabulous black/white background created with Right at Home's watercolor background stamp; several layers of VersaFine black ink provides such solid coverage!
Look really close, you an see the bike in gray ink. :D

Thanks for stopping by; hope you had a GREAT weekend. Take care!


Stamps: Gina K Sentimental Summer, Right at Home watercolor background
Papers: Ranger water color, Neenah 110 lb. and 80 lb. white, PTI Berry Sorbet
Ink: Candied Apple oxide ink, VersaFine Black, Festive Berries distress ink
Accessoriesglossy accents, clear embossing powder, Copics, Queen and Co shaker bits, MFT wonky circle die, MFT stitched die, PPP sequins



Pockets full of sunshine!

Anyone else joining in Kathy's 30 day coloring challenge, you can see all the deets HERE. I love playing along when I can and oftentimes end up with lots of things colored that I later use on a card or tag or something. :D

I had this card kit from Gina K; there are several images I just LOVE in this kit; but when I saw the colors at Cupcake Inspirations - I LOVE FOOTBALL - I had to play along. Yes, I realize I don't have a football in here, but I have the beige/brown color going on and that counts in place of a football - HA! I just love the orange and teal combo and orange is a color I rarely use!

I stamped the outline images on some watercolor paper - no clue what brand, received in a Hero Arts monthly kit several months ago, sorry - and then used the rock and roll technique to stamp the matching images in various oxide inks. Once dry, I added more depth and dimension with Tombow Markers and Prismacolor Pencils (coloring those nooks and crannies as Kathy teaches). I die cut the images and then had these pocket cards - I've had them F O R E V E R!! I sponged the edges of the pocket and used a MFT tag die to cut the piece to slip inside. My thought was you could write a message on the back of the tag and on the back of the pocket if more room is needed. I used a couple different stencils for the tags; one I kept the fall colors - Antique Linen and Old Paper; the other I switched over and focused on the blue using Broken China. The sentiments were stamped in MFT's Dark Chocolate.

I adhered the images to the outside of the pocket; I can either add some hemp and tie these on to a fall colored gift bag in kraft, or rust, or orange; or just slip them inside a gift as is!

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a GREAT week!


Stamps: Gina K Sentimenal Summer
Papers: ?? water color
InkDistress Inks - Regular and Oxide, Hero Arts Intense Black
Accessories: pockets, Tombow Markers, Prismacolor Pencils, lace stencil