Friday, February 22, 2019

Off the hook

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Man cards.  So difficult.  This year I am having fun with them. This one is for my BIL.

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Monday, February 18, 2019

The brusho left overs

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I posted earlier tonight my first brusho / stencil experiment. I loved how it turned out. It was nice and controlled. I stayed within the lines for the most part.

I created these panels all at the same time.  After selecting one for my last post, these were the remaining panels.  I decided to make them into cards as well.

I'll be submitting these to CAS Stencil, International Art & Soul, Simon's Wednesday Challenge and AAA Cards.

This is the intended piece, created with torquoise brushos and a fern stencil. Again this stencil has a tacky back so it stays in place.  I blocked off the edges so there would be no over-spray into the upper panel area.  This card is being submitted to AAA Card, CAS Stencil and Simon's Wednesday Challenge.


There was a lot of color left over,  so I laid a piece of watercolor paper on the top of the stencil after I had taken off the piece above. I love all the color on this.  This will be submitted to International Art and Soul a new to me challenge calling for a monochromatic card.

After getting the above panel, it seemed as if there was still some watercolor left to play with, so I dropped another panel onto the stencil.  I needed a card for my Godson's Dad who just had a knee replaced, so I thought this might work.  I'll be submitting this to another new to me blog, Crafty Animals.

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Lastly, is the second piece made from my first piece on my previous post.  I wasn't originally sure that It would work out.  Red and green blending end up making brown, so I wanted to see how it dried.   I like that it is so different from anything I usually make.

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Playing with Brushos

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I have a card for three challenges, CAS Stencil ChallengePenny Black Saturday Challenge and Seize the Birthday.

I used Brusho's in green and red along with a Penny Black Stencil,  Promenade.  I checked out a few You Tube videos for some technical help. 

I thought it might get really messy, but it turned out pretty well controlled within the stencil openings since I have re-positional spray glue on the backs of most of my stencils.

I finished the card by putting it on a black card base and added a birthday sentiment. I love the bold colors with the black.


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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentines Day


Hope your day is filled with lots of love.

I'm not one for crowds or crowded dining out.  We've tried the fancy celebrations and they always fall flat somehow.

Hubs has brought me a lovely bouquet of flowers and tonight we'll be dining in on take out and watching a rented movie with some chocolates for desert. 

This card is a little busier than I usually make, but that Penny Black Hedgie sitting on that heart spotted mushroom is so cute.  The Avery Elle heart frame also sends lots of love.  The sentiment comes from Lawn Fawn.  This Valentine made me smile once I had it put together.

I am submitting this to  Addicted to Stamps and More, The Card Concept., Penny Black and More and Die Cut Divas.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sweet Pink

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Now that the Valentine's are completed my flower stamps can come out to play.  This Peruvian Lily from Altenew has a lot of layers, but you don't have to use them all.  I used about 5 shades of pink Altenew inks to stamp the flower portion, thankfully it lines up fairly easily.

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