Sunday, November 11, 2018

30 Day Coloring Challenge 2018-Nov-11


For my 30 Day Coloring Challenge project today, I stamped and colored a bunch of Poppies in my planner.  Nothing complicated, just simple coloring fun!



Hero Arts Delicate Blossoms Clear Stamp
Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring pencils

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

It's raining Hugs

Hi there, welcome back to my blog!

I was a little upset earlier for not making the deadline of a challenge I wanted to play, but am happy now that I am able to use the piece I was working on for the next challenge.  :D

To create this card, I used the SSS Painted Hugs die and created a stencil (I die cut multiple times the words using a piece of light weight glossy panel) and placed it over a white card panel.  Then I applied Raspberry Sorbet in an ombre fashion.  I lifted the stencil and place it back down offsetting a little, and I sponged Wild Honey in the same ombre fashion.  After it's dried I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black and I adhered the panel to a white card base.

On watercolor paper I stamped leaves and flowers with archival ink and watercolored.  Then those are hand cut and adhered to the card front.  Lastly I embellished with a few sequins.


Premium Sequins (Wine)

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Hero Arts Pomegranate Thanks on a2z


I am up on a2z Scrapbooking today, and I have a fun fact to share.

But first my card.

I used Hero Arts Color Layering Pomegranate and the matching frame cut for the focal point, but instead of using the layering stamps for the fruit I simply die cut them and watercolored.  To make the branches look fuller, I stamped and colored some in the background as well as adding some die cut ones.

I was happy with the colors, but not 100 hundred satisfied.  And was wondering what to do.  Well dinner time was coming up so I went to the kitchen and do some other crafts there (cooking that is).  Hehe!  Well guess what, as if I have planned it all along, I was cooking beets.  Yup!  I got beet juice everywhere so I smeared some beet juice onto the pomegranate, and I thought it just gave it some 'zing'.  Don't you think?

Photo on the left, before beet juice.  Photo on the right, after beet juice.

The challenge theme of the month is Give Thanks.  Won't you join in?

Other challenges I am entering my card:

30 Day Coloring Challenge 

Simon Wednesday Challenge - Thanks/Thanksgiving


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Thursday, November 8, 2018

The 30 Day Coloring Challenge 2018-Nov-08

Hi everyone,

I was away last week and now I am back and found out the 11th 30 Day Coloring Challenge is going on.  So I jumped right in!

This project I shared was actually done during my trip away a few days ago.  I did it free hand, no sketch (I didn't even bring a pencil).  Just watercolors.  It was the perfect way to pass some time under the cabana.  I got sun, white sand beach, turquoise water, bright blue sky, my DH fetching me drinks, and my watercolors.  What else can a gal ask for?!  :D

I tried to capture the different shades of blues and turquoise in the water. 



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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Christmas Cards 2018-Oct-21


I am so excited to share this card I made with some 'new to me' dies from Memory Box and Poppy Stamps.

Let's take a look:

I used pattern paper for the background.

I die cut the Curved Happy Holidays twice using white card stock, and I glued them together to make it thicker.  For the Peaceful Dear, I adhere some Stick It adhesive to white card stock, then I die cut it once right side up, and once wrong side up, so I have two dears facing each other.  I repeat with white card stock.  With the pieces that has Stick It, I peel off the release paper and sprinkle some clear glitter on it and then furbished, then I glue them to the plain one to give it more weight. 

To assemble the card, I glued the pattern paper panel onto a white card base.  Next I added thin strip of foam adhesive near the top of the curved panel, and I applied glue to the bottom edge and adhere to the card front.  I wanted some dimension but didn't want to raise the whole panel.  :)  Next I glued the deers in place.  Finally I applies some Diamond Stickles onto the curved panel.


Memory Box Curved Happy Holidays cutting die
Poppy Stamps Peaceful Deer cutting die

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