Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Inky Paws Chalenge #95



Inky Paws Challenge

Today I'm playing along with the newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge.  
I pulled out this vintage paper from my stash by Little Yellow Bicycle.  
I'm not really sure it can be technically called vintage but I have had it in my stash for a long time.  




I colored the image using Faber Castell Gold faber and Aquarelle pencils.  
I finished by adding twine to the center portion instead of on the fishtail.  
And because of the vintage feel of the paper I went to my vintage button bottle and found this adorable button to finish the card.  I love buttons! And because I love buttons so much I have this entire drawer dedicated to these little gems! I used to have them displayed on my wall but in my new room I had these oversize drawers put in and it worked out perfectly for my jars.



To play along and learn more about Newton's Nook stamps and challenges visit the blog by visiting HERE!



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Monday, March 4, 2019

Splitcoast CAS challenge 3 in a row



I hope you are surviving winter where you are! It's the coldest day of the year here in North TX! Honestly, I had no idea it got this cold here when we moved here.  I was so very misinformed.  But I'm holding out hope that very soon there will be bluebonnet sightings very soon.  And that just makes me smile.  Right along with this beautiful stamp set from Altenew.  Lavender is just so pretty.  I don't think I've ever seen more then photos of lavender fields, but I can just imagine how beautiful they must be. And the smell must be divine!

This was such an easy set to stamp using the Misti stamping tool.  I was able to cut and stamp a pile of pretty lavender in just a few minutes.


I used Impression Obsession inks in orchid, lavender and lilac to stamp the flowers. I inked the first layer of the lavender color, then I inked just the tips with the lilac and stamped then stamped over the entire image with lilac.  I love how this makes each one just look a little different and natural.  I finished the stems and then tied them together with twine.  



I thought the all white background needed just a bit of color so I added just a bit of green patterned paper before I die cut the edge piece. I love layering die cuts to give the card a bit of dimension without taking away from the image focal point.  I finished by stamping the sentiment.  

I did take some creative liberty with this weeks challenge.  I attempted to use my buds in a row but they just seemed to want to cluster.  I hope you join our Splitcoast Stampers CAS challenge, I can't wait to see where the challenge takes you! 


Stay warm and cozy my friends, 



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Thursday, February 28, 2019


Hello all, hope this post finds you well.  
Today I am sharing a card I made for the Impression Obsession Flowers for Friends challenge.  

I started my card by stamping my image with IO black ink.  The image is the IO Rambling Rose.  
Then I colored my image with copic markers. The flowers are colored with just two markers.  
R85, R83
The leaves are colored with three colors. 
YG00, R83 and R 89.




Once I finished coloring, I fussy cut around the leaves on the right side and trimmed off the white paper.  I think leaving some leaves hanging over the edge gives the flowers a more realistic look.  I wanted to keep my flowers as the focal point for the card. 



I adhered patterned paper to the card base, then used foam tape to pop the center image up.  



I finished the card by adding this sentiment from the IO Layered Pinecone set.  

I am also playing along with the 30 day coloring challenge.  
To learn more about the challenge visit The Daily Marker by clicking here.  

I hope you find time to stamp and color soon! 



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Monday, February 25, 2019

Feel Better Flowers

Hello, Today I woke up feeling good.  I cherish those days! The first day in a long time I felt like I could get out and get some fresh air.  So we are calling this a reset.  I had been working through the Couch to 10K app.  I was on week 11, but after having some down time I am not finding it easy to pick up where I let off.  So now I need to determine if I should keep working on week 11 or do a restart.  I am not a runner so no matter what it's going to be hard.  What do you do to keep your heart and mind healthy? How do you stay motivated, even when your body is being a slacker? 
I would love to hear from you.  

Misti is up this week hosting the CAS challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.   Her challenge is Under the Weather.  Her challenge is to make a get well or use weather as part of your card.  I chose to go with a feel better soon.  As flu season is seems to be hanging on I figured I'll likely need a card soon.  

If you would like to play along upload your card in the Splitcoast Stampers gallery and link your card to the CAS522 thread here.  




I started this card by first cutting the die cut for this stamp set, then I used my Misti to stamp the image with perfect alignment.  The Misti makes it so easy!  I colored the image with copic markers.  For the background I used a MFT stencil to lightly sponge the background, then cut it using a MFT die.  I love this die.  The I just needed to layer the background and flower on a white card base.  I use a sentiment and die from Technique Tuesday to finish my card.  

I'm also playing along with this months inspiration challenge on the Altenew blog. 
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I chose to use just the floral sprig as my inspiration and inked up my new Altenew stamps. Flowers are just my thing so I hope to do some more cards for this inspiration challenge.  


I hope you get some stamping time today and I hope you can play along with any of this weeks challenges on SCS or the Altenew inspiration challenge.  



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Friday, February 22, 2019

Beautiful You!

 If no one has told you lately, you are beautiful! Heart and soul you are the best you you can be.  So keep up being you!  

I've been coloring along with the #30daycoloring challenge. If you want to know more about it visit Kathy's awesome blog by clicking here.  I haven't completed a project every day but I've done all kinds of coloring, from alchol markers to water color scenes.  

This is one of the cards I made for the coloring challenge.  I only used two colors of copic markers.  CAS yet totally stunning!



I started by stamping with Impression Obession alcohol ink, using my Misti it's super easy stamping a perfect image every time!  




I then colored with copic markers.  Just around the stamen to represent a white flower.  And the leaves tot a touch of green.  My Lamy fountain pen matched perfectly.  


I mounted the card front on coordinating paper.  
And to finish the card I just tied with some twine.  






This card was for a Splitcoast Stampers image swap.  I colored this cute little guy and made the card base using the Cut Align ruler. Worked great! 






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