Monthly Archives: April 2017

Sending Smiles

  • Stamps –
    • Beaver: Avery Elle “Wood You?”
    • Sentiment: Simon Says Stamp/Hero Arts “Brave (OWH)”
  • Dies – Avery Elle “Wood You?”
  • Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye “29th Street Market – Carefree ‘Graceful’ Pattern Petite”
  • Ranger Distress Oxide inks – Broken China, Worn Lipstick and Wilted Violet
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I’m continuing to play around with Distress Oxide ink backgrounds. I applied the colors listed above to a craft sheet and spritzed with water, layering them and drying between applications. This is becoming a favorite background technique, but I can’t have just one favorite! I could create nothing but backgrounds and be perfectly happy!

I colored the beaver and flower bouquet with Copics and popped them up with dimensional adhesive. This is a nice little surprise with a couple of goodies in my son’s suitcase as he heads out on a fun trip tomorrow. Enjoy your day!

Challenges:

Incy Wincy “So So Cute” Challenge

Lost Coast Portal to Creativity “Favorite Background Technique” Challenge

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Hippity Happity Hoppity Easter

  • Stamps –
    • Whipper Snapper Designs “Cute Bunny Butt”
    • Printworks “Hoppity Easter”
  • Die – Little B “Labels”
  • Patterned paper – American Crafts “Lovely Bunny” (both sides)
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Brads – Making Memories – Sherbet Flower Brads

I colored this nice bunny image with Copic markers in bright colors. I layered the patterned papers onto a square card base and placed the sentiment at an angle. That accentuates the whimsical sentiment that I’ve had in my stash for years! I repeated the springy look by adding some flower brads to the edges, and yes I’ve had those from the days when we put brads on every card or paper project! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Easter!


Life’s a Beach

  • Stamps –
    • Stampington & Co. Christine Adolph Series, “Shore Cliff Elements”
    • Darcie’s – “Beach Bums”
  • Inks – Ranger Distress Oxide inks: Broken China and Faded Jeans
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Silver metallic paper

This is a very simple card with a beachy theme. I started with a watercolor background, which is sort of the star of the card, made with Ranger Distress Oxide inks and water. I stamped the shells and sentiment over the background in black Archival ink.

Challenge: The Artistic Stamper April Creative Challenge – Backgrounds

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