Sunday, July 23, 2017

Hero Arts: have a beautiful day




One of my all time favorite Hero Arts floral sets is CL949 You're so Lovely.


I combined the images with the following Distress Oxide colors:

Peacock Feather  •  Abandoned Coral  •  Twisted Citron 

I thought I was being so careful when I used the Black Soot and my saturated paintbrush for the splatters...hmm, there were splatters all over my workspace..ugh.  I was even working inside a box.

The background is smooshed with the Abandoned Coral on an acrylic block spritzed with water.  Do you see the smidge of Pool Mix Layering Paper?


My card was inspired by The Paper Players:


Here's to an awesome week!


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Stampin' Up: Coffee Cafe Hi



One of my FAVorite Coffee Collections is the Stampin' Up Coffee Cafe stamp set + Coffee Break Designer paper.  They really outdid themselves with that...I super love it.


This has minimal stamping, just the Hi.  I fussy cut the images from one of the sheets of Designer Paper...they're so much fun, aren't they?


 I was thoroughly inspired by the TGIF Challenges:






Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Heart Desires featuring Flora & Fauna...congratulations




So the summer is literally flying by and I have so much NBUS that it is embarrassing.  I have been looking at a bunch of new Flora & Fauna that I picked up from The Heart Desires.  The perfect time to whip up two 'New Home' cards!


I did a feminine and masculine version!   First up is the masculine version:


Starting with a black note card, I layered a vellum panel and then an oval text panel.  The Flora & Fauna glass dome was cut twice, once in black for the pedestal and another time in white.  Although it doesn't look like it, the house from the Flora & Fauna Glass Dome stamp set has been stamped, colored and fussy cut.  I used the Flora & Fauna Texture stamp set with Distress Oxide Inks for a funky sunset.  


The sentiment is from an Altenew set that I had in my stash.  I hit the corner of the card with some star washi tape.

Next up is my feminine version:


Who doesn't love nautical?  I'm so glad that the trend is still going strong.  I layered some Authentique paper from my stash along with a vellum panel and the same Altenew sentiment.  The Flora & Fauna glass dome was cut twice, once in black for the pedestal and another time in white. I used the Hero Arts Wave Stencil in Broken China Distress Oxide.  The mermaid is from the Flora & Fauna Under the Sea stamp set.  I've stamped and colored her with Zig Clean Color Markers.

My card was inspired by Muse/Kim Heggins:









Sunday, July 16, 2017

Hero Arts: Sweet Birthday Wishes




Happy National Ice Cream Day!  Here in the Pacific Northwest we're having another warm summer.  Although this morning is overcast,  today is suppose to get to 71 degrees, perfect in my book.  I think warm weather and ice cream are made for each other, don't you agree?


Any other Matcha Green Tea fans?!  Oh I love that stuff in any form...soft serve ice cream?!  Yes, Please!  I had fun with the Hero Arts Color Layering Ice Cream set!  



The ice cream is made of Green Hills + Lime Green.  The cone is Soft Vanilla + Soft Brown.



I used the Rectangle Infinity Dies on the striped panel.  I used Peerless Watercolors for the stripes.  The sentiment has been stamped with Chalkboard dye ink on a Foliage panel.  It started off as a circle, with the help of the Circle Infinity Dies but I decided it was too tall so I layered a Rectangle Infinity die on top of it and made a more design friendly shape!

My card was inspired by CASology:








Saturday, July 15, 2017

Reverse Confetti: Rain or Shine...





Hello and Happy Saturday!  I have a fun card that I literally whipped up this morning:


This combines the new Reverse Confetti Under the Umbrella 6x6 paper pad with the previously released Weather it Together stamps + confetti cuts.  I used panels of Baby Blue, Bumble Bee + Cloud White cardstock.


The images have been stamped with Midnight ink and colored with Zig Clean Color Markers.  The background has been quickly watercolored with Peerless watercolors.






My card was inspired by Fusion Card Challenge:



It's been since Monday when I last posted, I've posted more on my IG than over here on my lonely blog.  With both kids home and celebrating the boy's 20th birthday, it's been crazy busy.  Add a changing sleep pattern and I've been losing 2 hours of screen time in the morning...which is good and bad.  Many of you know that I generally wake up around 3 am and hop on the computer.  That's when I do a majority of my commenting etc.  Well, I've been 'sleeping in'...obviously I need it so I'm just going to see what happens.  I hope to catch up on commenting soon!




Monday, July 10, 2017

Have a sweet day!


Recently Doodlebugs was having a store wide sale so I picked up some Sunny Studio Stamps, both are Washington state based companies and I love to shop local💚


Love the Perfect Popsicles set!  I was inspired by Mendi's curved greeting.... The aqua circle is CTMH Prickly Pear collection.  I upcycled a Starbucks sleeve for the popsicle sticks :)


 Want a peek at my ink colors?


Pink Lemonade Popsicle:


Peach Popsicle


 My card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches: