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Monday, May 21, 2018

Watercolors - Kraftin Kimmie

 While I had my watercolors out from the painting my flowers, I thought I would go ahead and make a few backgrounds while I was at it. The blue here was speaking summertime to me and at first I was going to grab MFTS shark stamps but I spied some Kraftin Kimmie gals and thought what the heck I haven't used these girls in eons and still had a fondness in my heart for them.

I did keep it summer time and created a birthday card because you know you always need one of those.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Watercolor - Tim Holtz

Another watercolor background and while pink definitely screams girl I saw my Tim Holtz dog stamps which are more on the masculine side but I have a few dog loving friends so I made the card a little more on the girly side. Using the pastel pp from MFTS really helped pull it off I think.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Altenew - Watercolor Peonies

Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day. I certainly did, the entire weekend I got some major crafty time in. Since I have been so busy with everyday mundane chores and ahem my lack of blog updates I cranked out a bunch of cards. I knew I needed some art time so I was happy to have it.

My morning walks leaves me to admiring the beautiful flowers that are in abundance and there are these gorgeous marbled roses that really make you take note, so I created some peonies with a nod to those roses,.

I am also obsessed with grey right now, in fact I am in the middle of repainting my living room in grey that's just how obsessed I am. So you will see a lot of my base cards are grey. It really is a nice neutral color.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Yellow Peonies - Thanks

I was admiring my tree peony bush my mother gave me with its ginormous yellow blossoms so I decided to try to mimic that in watercolor for a card using my Altenew Peony stamps. While the card came out okay it certainly doesn't capture the beauty of the real thing.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Beyond The Clouds

My daughter asked me if I had a get well soon card, she explained that her co-worker's wife had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly I didn't have much of anything that I would deem appropriate and told her I would make her something.

I wanted watercolors because they have a nice soft feel to them and I picked this stamp from Heroes Arts, one of my first flower type of stamp that I can watercolor with. I actually colored the stamp with water color crayons then lightly misted the stamp and stamped the impression three times without recoloring. The crayons really do leave a nice stamped image for this type of effect.

Then I found a sentiment I felt was perfect for this type of situation from Papertrey Ink, lastly I just needed to mat the card and add in some enamel dots.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Going Back In Time, continued

As promised here is a card I made for another publication which was picked up. Apparently after it was published a stamp company contacted both the magazine and myself asking for correction in the publication which acknowledged their company. I did not realize it at the time but there was a stamp which was very much like the dress I created and viola I got a warn letter telling me of my error of  not giving proper credit. Alas no harm came out of it but I still felt pretty bad.

And this card is just one of my favorites that also picked up for publication. To this day I am on the look out for a stamp with dancing skeletons. These happened to be rubons and really adored them. This pp was from Making Memories another company I miss.

 Well that's it for this week, have a great weekend! I for one will be celebrating my birthday so I'm pretty sure mine will be fantastic.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Going Back In Time

I had a pretty full weekend so there wasn't much of a chance to create anything but I didn't want to leave you empty handed or would that be emptied eyed so I went back and found the very first card I ever made for a magazine. To my surprise not only was it picked up but it made the cover and back then we were compensated so this card netted me $50, not bad for my very first attempt.

The challenge was to sew on the card and I did on the edges, added a Jolee sticker and tied on a few bows. And I believe the pp was from Chatter Box, oh how I miss that company.

I am also sharing one of the last cards I had picked up for publication, soon after the magazine went off line and I for one was sad to see it go. This card also has stitching on it and it's another fairly simple card.

If you liked these be sure to check back on Wed and I will show you the card that got me in a little bit of trouble.