Friday, April 21, 2017

Watercolor note card

Greetings ~

After my trip to California, and my friend Peggy's trip to Texas we hadn't had a crafty day together for about 6 weeks, so it was definitely time.  We tried out some of the AI Watercolor series stamps and got hooked on the process.  I'll be posting those later once I have them made into cards.

Peggy gave me a stamp with an adorable bunny on it.  Easter and (for this California transplant) Springtime are over so the bunny will be awaiting next spring...I did however have to play with it, and thought Peggy might enjoy getting a thank you card made from the bunny stamp.


Just as an aside...hubs wasn't fond of that dark glossy eye; about an hour later he went downstairs and hollered up to me to look outside...there was a sweet little bunny grazing...and it had a big black shiny eye...I couldn't resist asking hubs if he had noticed it.  I'm a brat.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Fresh Flutter Die

Greetings!

I've been caught up in the business of hubs for the last 10 days and haven't gotten much crafting done.  So it felt good to get back to my crafty table to put together a card.  I am calling this one clean and layered.  The card is for two challenges - The Card Concept and HLS April Anything goes with dies

The photo for the Card Concept challenge is so clean and fresh and light. I was immediately struck by the beautiful white flowers...there needed to be white pops on my card; and that aqua/teal jar.




I created a card front using a SSS stitched rectangle die and inked on some High Dive ink towards the center - closest I have to an aqua shade. I then used Concord and 9th Flutter die from the Floral and Flutter set to die cut the butterfly with some be creative tape on the top.

I then dipped the butterfly die into some Nuvo sparkle dust - very very fine iridescent glitter.  I popped the butterfly onto the inked portion of the card for a pop of white against the aqua inking and added a few iridescent sequins.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  The panel was mounted onto a card base of surf blue from SSS leaving just a smidgen of a mat around my focus panel.

Here is a picture without the lights on, you can see the iridescence and the glitter a bit better.



Thanks so much for stopping by!

  

Monday, April 17, 2017

Those Dogs are back

Hi There!

A guy friend of mine from my working days has a birthday coming up.  He is a dog lover so I thought this would be a fun card for him. I even made a matching envelope.  Both are watercolored, and then lightly covered with distress glaze so hopefully they'll make it to his place in good shape.

These were colored with water color pencils, and the eyes were dabbed with glossy accents for shine and the noses covered with black pico embellisher for a shine and some texture.  I am entering this to  ATSM's Make Your Mark .

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!