Sunday, March 17, 2019

Ranunculus Thank you card

Hi everyone! I just can't get enough of this amazing image from WPlus9! This time I colored the ranunculus flowers with pale to medium pink copic markers. So so pretty!
The image is part of their Beautiful Boquet line which I love and plan to get some more. They are a smaller stamp set with a flower cluster and sentiment and more affordable as well. I used one of the word dies from Fun Stampers Journey and heat embossed 1/2 the sentiment from the set.
I added some bright blue sequins to pull in the tiny blue colored flowers and added some 1/8" washi tape from my stash.  Mood when done - happy!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Coneflower and butterfly card

Hi everyone! I have a simple and brightly colored coneflower card to share today. The flower is from the Thank You for Caring Coneflower stamp and die set from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps and the sentiment and butterfly are from the Painted Butterflies stamp and die set by Altenew.
I admit, I was not familiar with coneflowers and had to google them to see what colors they were. Imagine my surprise to find out it's echinacea! My family and I swear by echinacea to help with our colds, so it made me love this set even more!! I colored everything with my copic markers and added Stickles to the petals for a bit of sparkle.
I originally colored my butterfly a bright yellow, but after I went in the direction of pale gray cardstock with the black dotted paper it was too much contrast. So I colored another one to match the flower and I think it turned out so pretty all matchy-matchy.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Other supplies used:
Buttons from my grandmas tin
Simple Stories Always & Forever 6x8 paper (on sale)
May Arts burlap twine in natural
White embossing powder
Copic markers
Corner rounder

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Sunflower thank you card

Hi everyone! The quest to get all my colored images onto cards continues! Today I'm sharing the gorgeous sunflower image from the Sunflower Seasons stamp set by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps I colored with copic markers. I love that this image is big enough to really get some good blending and coloring but small enough to work on cards. I ended up trimming off the stem and leaves due to the layout.
I knew immediately I wanted to use papers from the Graphic 45 Garden Goddess paper pad as the colors flowed perfectly and several designs featured sunflowers! Another 1/4" silk double bow courtesy of the Bow Easy-I can't get enough of these. So so pretty. The sentiment is from the All Occasions Sentiment SET 2.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Other supplies used:
Spellbinders Lacey Circles
Spellbinders Standard Circles LG
Green button
Kaisercraft rhinestones in Lippy Red
Piece of Baker's Twine black/white

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Copic and Arteza brush pens, one image colored 2 ways

Hi everyone! My coloring journey continues. I bought this amazing stamp by Picket Fence Studios which is part of their Beautiful Girls line, this one is Jordan and I am in love. She is just beautiful. I see many more of these beauties in my future.

I wanted to practice my coloring skills with skin and hair using both Copics and my Arteza Brush pens. I thought it would be fun to make identical cards one colored with each method. Here's how they turned out.
This was my first time at coloring a person (and a rather large area of the shirt) using my Arteza brush pens. I really love this look! Water coloring is tricky and I plan on taking an online class to help me improve. After I finish my Copic class that is which I'm only 1/2 way through! I keep getting sidetracked, lol. I'm sure many crafters can relate!
Here is a closer look at the water colored image. I heat embossed her in black first to help my coloring stay in the lines. When I get a bit better I plan on trying to water color without embossing and then the no-line method!
Here is a closer look at the copic colored image. I am more practiced with Copics and like how this turned out even without getting through the skin and hair section which is up next!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Other supplies used:
Fun Stampers Journey - Black sparkle silk, Film Frame die set, Text Happy stamp set
Wild Orchid Crafts - ivory open roses 10mm
May Arts - silver metallic string
2mm black rhinestones
PaperTrey cardstock Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores

Monday, March 4, 2019

Loving Memory sympathy card

Hi everyone! I have a sympathy card to share today using the new Sympathy Sentiments SET 1 from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.
I've said many times, sympathy cards are hard to make and having a beautiful stamp set can help. I kept this one visually simple, but added subtle details in the background using the Fancy Lattice over a piece of patterned paper from the Cherry Tree Lane paper pad by Kaisercraft. I love that the paper has some embossing parts to it and they peak through the lattice openings.
I made the double bow using the bow easy with some 1/4" silk ribbon topped with a Mini Blooms flower in Coconut.  I also added a thin line of stickles around the rectangle opening for a bit of sparkle.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Other supplies used:
May Arts 1/4" silk ribbon in Blue-Grey
Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B
Spellbinders Splendid Circle dies
Spellbinders Standard Circles dies
Kaisercraft White Pearls