Tuesday, April 26, 2016

If Friends were flowers

I made a quick card last night with some simple stamping and coloring to enter into this week's CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.

Using the Crafter's Companion Floral and Party Stamp Kit  I made this card.  I colored three of the flowers with my Spectrum Noir Markers to highlight them and added the sentiment with some vellum.  Simple, yet pretty!

Sunday, April 24, 2016


I've spent the last couple of weeks re-doing my craft area.  It's still a work in progress, but I would say I'm about 80% done!  Yay me!  I've got a much larger work area and some more storage.  Now if I could just bring myself to PURGE, I'd be set.

So once I got some of my stuff put away and organized, I felt like creating!  So I grabbed my Spectrum Noir Color pencils and pulled out colors that were perfect for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge, namely, shades of orange, pink, and green.

It seems like I reach for this Crafter's Companion Iris image a lot.  But it's such a versatile image!  Here I paired it with a sentiment from Cather Pooler's Young at Heart Stamp of Approval collection.  Perfect card for just about any occasion!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Yearning for Spring

Here in the Northeast, we had a lovely spring this past winter!  It was glorious, temp remained above average and we had very little snow fall.

Then we changed the clocks and winter decided to come back!  For the past few weeks it's been cold, wet and miserable.  Where is the warm sun that's supposed to be warming the cockles of our heart?

A little extreme I know, but yearning for spring is what attracted me to this weeks 'Color Throwdown Challenge.  The colors are bright, cheery, and happy.  They lifted my dreary mood and inspired me to create!

Looking at the design team examples, I was complete inspired by Amy R's interpretation of the card, which can  be found here.

So I grabbed a stencil I had in my stash from Simon Says stamps that had a large tear drop design on it.  I can't find it on the SSS site anymore, so it must have retired.  Anyway, like in Amy's card, I used my texture paste with the stencil, first coloring it with some Hero Arts dye ink to make it the aqua color I wanted.  Then I watercolored this gorgeous Floral Delight stamp from Crafter's Companion using Tim Holtz distress inks.  Once dry, I colored the whole thing with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen to give it that ymmy shimmer, cut the image out and assembled the card.

Bring on Spring!!