Monthly Archives: March 2016

TCP Challenge 310 – Bunnies

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  • Stamps – TCP “Spring Fling” N-8635 CL
  • Die – TCP “Lacy Petal Posies” CutUps – 075
  • Corner Punch – Fiskars “Romantique”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill

Bunny? I think so! I just couldn’t resist pulling this one out! I colored the stamped image with Copic markers. I layered the image on top of the lacy flower die-cut.  The Cat’s Pajamas Tuesday Challenge #310 – Bunnies challenge is nearly complete, but here is an honorary bunny! Enjoy your day.


Craft Stamper – Thinking of You

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  • Stamps –
    • Visible Image – from Flower INKcognito set (free stamp on April Craft Stamper)
    • Hero Arts – sentiment from CL738 Messages with Flourish set
  • Cardstock – Neenah Solar White
  • Inks – Ranger Distress inks: Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac and Salty Ocean

This card is a quintessential clean and simple one! The flower image, from Visible Image, was the freebie on the cover of the April Craft Stamper magazine. I applied the Distress Ink to the clear stamp that I had mounted on my new Misti with a sponge applicator tool. The Misti allowed me to keep the stamp positioned and apply as much ink additional ink as I wanted. This was a great help in planning for this card. The Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge for March is Anything Goes, so this seems quite appropriate for that!  I’m also submitting this to the Paper Players Challenge #287 – Celebrate Spring. It has been nice to have a little extra time to create during the last few days!  Thanks for stopping by.


Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #440

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  • Stamp – Flourishes “Botanical Bookplates Vol. 1”
  • Die – Spellbinders for Flourishes “Tailor-Made Classic Bookplate”
  • Border punch – EK Success “Scallop Diamond” edger punch
  • Twine – Little B – Naturals
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny “Secret Garden: Secret Garden Roses”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

For this card I colored the image with Zig Clean Color markers and blended the colors with a water brush. I chose Mojo Monday Sketch #440 to showcase the violets on the bookplate die-cut. I wrapped the background with some natural colored twine to bring out the light color of the trim in the image, tying it all together visually (so to speak!). Thanks for visiting.


Freshly Made Sketches #228 – Thank You

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  • Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW631s – “Mini Doodle Bloom”
  • Stamp – Hero Arts – CL738 “Messages with Flourish”
  • Patterned paper – Sizzix – “Fox Tales” Paper Pad
  • Ink – Ranger Distress Inks – Abandoned Coral, Spun Sugar and Squeezed Lemonade
  • Cardstock – Neenah Solar White

I used the Crafter’s Workshop stencil and applied Distress Ink through a portion of it to create the image for this card. The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #228. I mounted the white panel onto a piece of subtly patterned paper from Sizzix. It picked up my ink colors perfectly. I think I succeeded at clean and simple on this card! Hope to see you soon.


Hero Arts Owl

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  • Stamps – Hero Arts
    • CL416 – “Sweet Owls”
    • CL738 – “Messages with Flourish”
  • Dies –
    • Hero Arts – DC150 – “Happy Stamp & Cut”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty”
  • Sakura Glaze Pens
  • Cardstock – BoBunny

I created this card in response to a challenge on the Hero Arts Flickr site. We had 90 minutes to create a card with some part of the inside showing from the outside–even when the card is closed. I decided to die cut a “window” on the outside looking into where I stamped the owl. I colored the owl with gel pens, used a die for the happy part of the sentiment and used half of one of the clear stamps in the “Messages with Flourish” set for birthday. This was a fun challenge so that I would pay more attention to the inside of my card! I pieced the patterned cardstock for a little variation. Thanks for visiting today.


Anniversary Kitty

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas, “Raining Cats” and “Simply Said”
  • Dies –
    • The Cat’s Pajamas, “Stitched Clouds” and “Easy Stitched Bow” Cut-ups
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities, “Deckled Rectangles Large”
  • Patterned Paper –
    • My Mind’s Eye – “Remarkable” 6 X 6″ paper pad
    • Echo Park – “A Perfect Summer – Chevron Lines”
  • Epoxy dots – Doodlebug Designs – “Sprinkles Spring Assortment”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This card features a stamp I’ve had for quite a while. The wood-mount stamp is dated 2006. My how that 10 years flew by! I layered some patterned papers to give the kitty a festive environment, and even used a tiny bit to paper piece the umbrella Miss Kitty is holding. There are some Spring heart showers descending from the cloud, appropriate for the TCP Tuesday Challenge #309: Spring. I stamped the cloud with my sentiment (also from TCP) and adhered it with some dimensional adhesive. As a finishing touch, I added the die-cut bow which turns out so great when you fold it! It also repeats the stitching seen on the cloud to help tie the elements together. Finally, I popped on three little epoxy dots and it was done. Thanks for stopping by.


Crocus Mixed Media Card

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  • Stamp – Technique Tuesday “Greenhouse Crocus”
  • Die – Technique Tuesday “Crocus”
  • Ranger – Dina Wakley Media Clear Gesso
  • Ranger – Texture Paste – Transparent Matte
  • Patterned paper – 7 Gypsies
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
  • Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray – White Linen
  • Tim Holtz Stencil – Dot Fade
  • Zig Clean Color markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and Paper Accents
  • Ribbon – Michael’s

I created the background for this card when I made a number of them a couple of weeks ago. There are layers of gesso, texture paste, and inks on patterned paper. To see details, check out my previous post.

I stamped this pretty crocus and then watercolored it with Zig Clean Color markers and a water brush. I then cut it out using the matching die and completed watercoloring the edges of the image before popping it up on the background. This qualified me for the Shopping our Stash Challenge #241 – White Out (No white paper showing)! It also fits the bill for the Mixed Media Mojo March 2016 Challenge: Springtime and Watercolor. Since we have crocus flowers popping up right now, this seemed appropriate for this time of year: almost Spring! Thanks for visiting.