Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Dimensional Rose Birthday

Hi Crafters -

I have borrowed this Stampendous Rose stamp from my friend Peggy so many times. I just love coloring it and it seemed to be a perfect choice for her birthday. I colored it three times, and cut interior portions of the colored rose twice to pop up on top of each other for some dimension. There is the base layer, and the second layer which starts at the second line of petals from the outer petals and leaves. The 3 layer is the bud in the center of the rose.  The sentiment is from Mama Elephant.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, August 21, 2017

WC Flower set


If you have visited my blog for any length of time you'll know I love flowers and I love coloring - with markers or various water color mediums.

I also love mini cards, these three are 3.25 by 4.25 inch cards.

The stamps are from Art Impressions, the color comes from Marvy La Plume II Markers in various shades. They are my preferred marker for these stamps --  they still allow color pulling with a wet brush 2 weeks plus after stamping.  I had been using Tombow's but they become colorfast within a day.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Muse 229

Hi Crafters,

This is my last live post before I head to California -- but I have several posts scheduled to pop up while I am away. 

Tracey McNeely is our  Muse this week and she gave us this darling birthday card.


I was very much inspired by her card, but mine isn't a strict casing of it.  I hope you can see how some of the  elements inspired me. (diecut, color backdrop on a white card panel, non-white card base)

My Altenew Magnolia is mounted on foam. The backdrop color is provided by a SU burlap background stamp  (Love it!!!) and instead of a black banner sentiment  I chose black stamping on this mostly monochromatic card.  Thanks for the inspiration Tracey!

Thanks so much for stopping by.