Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Create For Yourself

Today is day 20 of the 30 Day Color Challenge at The Daily Marker.    I decided to have a play with a couple of new Magenta stamps I recently purchased.  I'm really loving this verse, and, of course, leaves always make me happy!

To make my card today, I used Magenta stamps.  The package does not have a stamp name.  The numbers on the back are CO7948-I (verse) and CO693-L (leaf branch).

I used smooth bristol paper and my Misti to stamp the branch.  I placed the paper into the Misti, then colored the leaves in layers, starting with the lightest color and moving onto each darker color.  I used Arteza real brush pens for this.  I did spritz the stamp a couple of times to get a more painterly look.  I repeated this process in the upper left corner with a portion of the stamp. 
Next, I used Tim Holtz distress inks in crushed olive and tumbled glass to create my background, with my ink applicator tool.  I added some walnut stain distress ink alomng the edges.  The verse was stamped with Ranger's potting soil Archival Ink. 

A little gold twine and some gold brads, then mounted onto a brown card on which I had added a bit of maruyama (Magenta, from my stash of years ago).  I have been hoarding this, as I LOVE it.  But, alas, it needs to come out of hiding to make someone else happy! 

I am adding my card to the 30 Day Color Challenge at The Daily Marker.  
I am also adding it to:

Addicted To Stamps Challenge - Make Your Mark

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge - You're On My Mind

 Word Art Wednesday Challenge'

Crop Stop Challenge  - Anything goes

Craft Stamper June Challenge  - Anything goes

Thanks so much for visiting today.  I hope you are enjoying a lovely day.  Thanks for your lovely comments.



  1. Lynda, I so love your work! You are such an artist, and I love how you use stamps like this one. And I love this sentiment as well. You are such a joy, and you create and share with others. I cherish the card you sent me. Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

  2. Lynda, I just saw this beauty on SCS and wanted to visit your blog for more information. I love the card, especially the method in which you colored the gorgeous branch and leaves! The sentiment is awesome! Great creations, Lynda!

  3. Love how you've layered the color on the leaves. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for taking the time to share with us at Word Art Wednesday!

  4. Absolutely Gorgeous card, Lynda!! I just love the colors in your leaves and the card base you used to compliment your lovely panel! Perfect in every way!

    I'd love for you to link up to the Cropstop blog where it's always "Anything Goes" as long as you use a product or two from one of the companies they carry in the store. (You did!)
    Current Link Party:

    1. Thanks so much for linking up!! I hope you'll join the party again soon!

    2. Thank you, Esther! I didn't know about this challenge, so appreciate you telling me. Thanks for your kind comments.

  5. LOVE the way you've used the MISTI on this card.. good idea for all silhouette stamps.. a reminder to me.. have to think about that more often!

  6. o, and you could link this in the CRAFT STAMPER TIMI challenge too, if you'd wish to.

  7. Thank you, Ellie! I appreciate your kind comments. And, yes, I love using my Misti with my silhouette stamps. I went ahead and linked it to the Craft Stamper challenge....thanks for the info.

  8. What a beautiful job of coloring and inking, Lynda. This is a lovely card and I love the sentiment too. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

  9. This is just gorgeous! I hope it goes in a frame!! I am a big Magenta fan!Thank you for joining In the Word Art Wednesday fun! Ginny M DT

  10. Gorgeous! Thanks for entering the TIMI challenge!


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