Monday, March 13, 2017

St Patricks Day

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Newton's Nook had this cute St Patrick's kitten and sentiment.  The Rainbow sentiment is from Stampin up.  I created the rainbow with Distress inks.  The grass die is from Memory Box.
There are all kinds of gold spritz, splatters and sprays.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Disneyland Birthdays


                                         I still love and use my circle punches frequently!
We will soon be in Disneyland celebrating birthdays!  These were quick and easy gift tags for both boy and girl.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Butterfly Card #2

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One more butterfly card this time with a Stampendous butterfly stamp.

Butterfly Card

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Jennifer McGuire recently posted a card with a die cut circle and elements coming out from the circle.  She also featured a background technique.
I went with this MFT floral background in black and white, Whippersnapper butterfly colored with Copices and a sentiment embossed in white.
This turned out very different than Jennifer's cards.  It's also an unusual look for me.  But I love it!

Whipper Snapper Butterfly

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What a fun butterfly this is to color!  Now I need to figure out the background for a card with this very busy, colorful butterfly.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Beautiful Day with Distress Oxide Inks

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This is another Distress Oxide ink with an Altenew floral image, Beautiful Day.  I borrowed my friend's die for this card.  Oh, my, now I want the dies too!!!
My metallic of choice is almost always gold.  However, I used silver on this and I like it!
I thought it would be a sympathy card.  They I put Stickles on the center of the flower.  Now I'm not sure it qualifies for a sympathy card so I left the sentiment off.
The scallop rectangle die is from MFT.  This card was its inauguration.

Distress Oxide Flowers

                                      #thedailymarker30day  30 Day Coloring Challenge Day 6
Erum Tasneem posted the most beautiful card using the Adore You Altenew stamp set.
I have copied her layout but used Distress Oxide instead of the more vibrant watercolors she used.
I smushed the Oxide ink 3 times, drying thoroughly between each application.
I am happy with Tim Holtz' spatter brush and Gold Mica for the spatters . . . something that I've struggled with.
The Thanks die is from W Plus 9.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Easter Book Marks

#thedailymarker30day       Day 3 of the Coloring Challenge

I give my grandchildren books for Easter.  This year they are getting bookmarks too!
The stack of books stamp is from Magnolia.
The bunny and sentiment is from Gerda Steiner.  (There are 5 cute bunnies and a darling bird in this set.)
The Dragon is from C.C. Designs.  (Notice the bunny is smiling so it's a friendly dragon).

Altenew BookMark

Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge Day 2
Creating flowers with Altenew layered stamps and their beautiful inks is just the supreme stamping experience.  Figuring out the layers and which colors takes some time . . .  but the end product is so worth it!  (The Once Upon a Time sentiment is from MFT).

Oxide Distress Inks Easter Card

Day One 30 Day Coloring Challenge
My brand new, just opened Oxide Distress Markers!
I watched Jennifer McQuire's video and tried some of her techniques . . .  the splatter and blending and water splats.  This stuff is awesome!
Egg die by Newton's Nook
Bunny by Peachy Keen