Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Teddy 5 on Die Cut Divas


Happy September 1st!!  I am sharing a sweet card on Die Cut Divas for our new challenge, Anything Goes.  Our sponsor this month is Morgan's Artworld.

My card features the very cute Teddy 5 digi stamp.

I colored it with Copic markers, die cut and framed.  I applied some Sprinkled Sugar Stickles on the cookies.


Hero Arts Scallpe Frame Cut
Copic Markers
Ranger Stickles (Sprinkled Sugar)

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a sweet day!

Friday, August 6, 2021

Altenew Pair-A-Flower Lavender


So a few days ago on FB, Altenew asked:  Aside from sequins, what else can we use to create shaker card?  I've just harvested some Lavender and was letting them dried, so I thought why not make shaker card with it?

And here it is:

Instead of acetate, I used tulle on both side of the shaker, so it's sort of like a Lavender sachet but more mail friendly!  😀

For card panel I stamped Altenw Lavender Bud with distress inks and spritz with water to soften somewhat.  I used a round die to cut the card panel and card base to sandwich the tulle shaker element, on top I added Circle Embroidery Hoop die cut, and adorn with a couple Lavender sprigs which were stamped with distress inks with details painted in watercolors.  And you couldn't see it too clearly in the photo, but the sprigs are tied with Altenew Silky Lilac Metallic Thread.

Then I actually sew and made a Lavender sachet too.

My craft room is now filled with the Lavender scent!!  If you look closely, in my dish of dried lavender, there are some small & brighter ones, and some large & darker ones.  The brighter ones were harvested before the Lavender bloomed in June.  The darker ones were collected after it bloomed just a few days ago. 

Yesterday I shared a watercolor Lavender card.

So together I made three Lavender theme projects.



Ranger Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Milled Lavender, Picked Raspberry, Shabby Shutter, Seedless Preserve, Prized Ribbon)
Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)

Thanks for visiting and reading all the way thru.  Have a sweet day!!

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Watercolor Lavender Mini slim on Die Cut Divas

 Hello there,

I am sharing another watercolor card in the mini slim format on Die Cut Divas today.  I recently got the Lavender Bud Stamp & Die bundle from Altenew, and I so enjoy playing with it.

For my background panel, I spritzed water all over a mixed media paper, and onto it I dropped some Bamboo and Frayed Leaf watercolor.  Then stamped the Lavender in Milled Lavender, Picked Raspberry, and Shabby Shutter before the panel completely dries; this created a soft, layered watercolor look. 

For the focal element, I first made impression of the the Lavender stem using the die and silicon mat, this way I made sure I'd stamp in the right place.  Next I stamp with Milled Lavender and Peeled Paint, then I added details with Altenew watercolors.

After I completed adding more watercolors in Midnight Violet, Deep Iris, Lavender Fields and Persian Blue, I let them dry and die cut for good.

To assemble my card, I distress the background panel with Peeled Paint, glue it to the mini slim card base, arrange and adhered the Lavender Buds and added loops of Antique Gold Thread (I am channeling Virginia here), and added the sentiment strip.

I really like how this turned out.

And I hope you're inspired to come play our August challenge - Watercolor, real or faux at Die Cut Divas.  You don't have to so everything in watercolor to achieve a watercolor look. 

Altenew is our sponsor this month, and the challenge winner would recieve $20 gift certificate to the Altenew store.  See you in the challenge gallery.

I am also linking up to these challenges:


Ranger Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Milled Lavender, Picked Raspberry, Shabby Shutter)
Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)

Thanks for stopping by.  I wish you a lovely day!

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Watercolor Real or Faux on Die Cut Divas


It's August 1st, and you know it, a new challenge is a happening on Die Cut Divas.  August's challenge theme is: Watercolor real or faux.  

"Watercolor real or faux" includes splattering of water on distress inked panels, application of a water spritzed stencil to pull up distress inks from a distress inked panel and smooshed backgrounds, ink smooshing, ...etc.  So there's lots of techniques you can go with for watercolor real or faux.  You could choose one or the other or mixture of several techniques.

I did both real and fuax watercolor on my card.

To create the background I pressed several distress inks onto my craft mat, spritzed with water, then use a piece of acetate to "smoosh" the colors together and "ink smooshed" in several layers, drying in between.  Lastly I splattered with watercolors. 

For the focal point I white heat embossed Bool Club and painted with Altnew watercolors.  The Tall Alpha Lowercase 'hello' is gold heat embossed and die cut.  I embellished with a few Antique Gold sequins.

Our lovely sponsor for August is Altenew.

I hope you're inspire to play along.  The challenge prize winner would receive  Now hop over to Die Cut Divas and check out the beautiful project my team mates created for you.


Ranger Distress Inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint)
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
WOW Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine Embossing Powder

Thanks so much for coming over.  Have a lovely day!