Friday, April 17, 2015

Felt With The Heart

Just popping in today with a quick card for a couple of blog challenges.  I love this butterfly die from Simon Says Stamp!  This phrase from Impression Obsession just goes so well with it, so I paired them up on this card.  The stitched edged rectangle die is from My Favorite Things.  I won the dies on a challenge recently, and have been itching to use them!
This card is for these challenges:

I took some liberties with the sketch on Mojo Monday, turning it sideways.  The colors on The Paper Players are as close as I have to the colors they posted.  I'm loving this combination!  I made the background using the watercolor smoosh technique.  Click this link to see Laura Fadora's excellent video on how to do this technique.  I can't stop doing, love it.
Here is a close-up so you can see (not so well in the photo) the glitter pen I used over the stencils.  In real life they are just glittery enough without being overpowering!  Love my glitter pen.

Thanks for stopping by on this rather wet, dreary April day.  Sunshine is in the forecast!  I'm going to get on my Sketchers and go for a walk as soon as I see it!


Friday, April 3, 2015

Color Challenge Card Day 30

My last card for the 30 Day Color Challenge at The Daily Marker.  I was distressed last night when I checked the Daily Marker challenge.  The linky was closed, and it was only 10:30 PM!  I didn't get to post my final card for the challenge.  Boo hoo.    And, the winners have all been announced, so be sure to check them out and leave some love.  Sadly, I was not one of them.  Not surprising, as there were literally hundreds of entries, and selection was random drawing.  But it was fun, and I would consider doing it again...after a while.  I need a little reprieve right now.

I am also entering this card in the Casology blog challenge here.   The theme of that challenge is SPRING.  
I find it challenging doing clean and simple cards.  Everything in me screamed to add more embellishments, at least a ribbon.  But I settled on three little pearl embellishments.

For the image (Hero Arts, I think) on the black panel, I stamped in white Colorbox pigment ink, and let it dry.  OK, so I didn't let it dry on its own...I hit it with the heat tool to dry it quickly!  Sometimes creativity just can't wait!  Then I just colored over the white areas with colored pencil.  I love the way this looks on the just pops.

The sentiment is from a phrase set (Hampton) that I just picked up a couple of days ago.  I love the scripts and phrases on this set.

Off to make my sausage breads for Easter, and then off to Good Friday service at church this afternoon.  

I will post my Easter card on my Tangled In The Word blog on Sunday.  I will be celebrating with my family, so will have the post ready to go, and can just hit the 'send' button.  Tangled In The Word is my other blog, where I post my Zentangle art, and blog about God's Word.  I love combining my brain's right side creativity with the Word.  



Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Color Challenge Day 29 Card

Sorry to post and run, but this will be quick.  This is my card for day 29 of the 30 day color challenge at The Daily Marker.

Today's card is watercolored (surprise).  It is a Penny Black stamp.
I tried really hard to not use any embellishments....but, I just could not do it.  After trying several different things, I ended up with this little pearl swirl.  Nothing overboard.

That's it.  Day more to go!!