Category Archives: Spring

Cherry Blossom Birthday

  • Stamp – Avery Elle “Loads of Wishes”
  • Patterned papers – Graphic 45 “Birdsong” collection (8 X 8″ paper pad)
  • Die – Spellbinders “Lacey Circles”
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I created this card for a friend’s birthday recently. Since she has a springtime birthday and was born in Japan, I thought cherry blossoms were very fitting. These papers from Graphic 45 are so pretty. I didn’t follow a specific sketch for this, although I’m sure there is one out there like it! I have not been good at posting lately (Sorry, Mom!), but I’ll try to catch up and post more!

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Authentique Bird Mixed Media Tag

  • Patterned papers – Authentique “Refreshed Collection: Refreshed Four” and “Refreshed Collection: Refreshed Six”
  • Die – My Favorite Things “Stitched Tags”
  • Tea Bag
  • Stencil – Dina Wakley Media “Plastic Canvas”
  • Acrylic paint – Dina Wakley Media “Blushing”
  • Scribble Stick – Dina Wakley Media “Ruby”
  • Washi tape – Dina Wakley Media
  • Twine

I created this mixed media tag for a class I taught. I really enjoyed putting it together with a variety of materials and knowing that combining these materials would be something new for some of the students. I began with a die-cut tag from raindrop patterned paper. Layers include some stenciled acrylic paint, washi tape, and tea bag paper beneath the fussy-cut bird from Autentique paper. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge – The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #194- All Creatures Great and Small


Chipmunk assisting Fairy

 

  • Stamps –
    • Designs by Ryn “Faeries”
    • The Cat’s Pajamas
  • Dies –
    • Elizabeth Craft Designs “Stitched Squares”
    • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Little Leaf Sets”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Seventeen”
  • Patterned papers – BoBunny “Chiffon Vintage” and Pink Paislee “Back 2 School”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers
  • Ranger Distress Inks – Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade
  • Wink of Stella

I’m not always attracted to images with fairies, but I really liked this one with a fairy and a chipmunk! I’m sure that’s a big surprise to those of you who are familiar with my critter infatuation! I colored the image with Copic markers and edged all of the die-cut elements with Walnut Stain Distress ink. I colored the leaf die-cuts with Distress inks as well. I added a couple of layers of sparkle to the fairy’s wings with the Wink of Stella pen for the glitter effect. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge: Get Creative Challenges – Challenge #67- Fantasy, Mythological


Bunny & Chicks Tag Card

  • Paper – Authentique “Jubilee Six,” “Jubilee Two”
  • Dies –
    • My Favorite Things “Stitched Traditional Tag”
    • Lawn Fawn “Stitched Circle Frames”
  • Stamps – Avery Elle “Loads of Wishes”
  • Cardstock – KaiserCard – Eggshell and Sprout
  • Embossing Powder – Ranger – “Tea Rose”
  • Ribbon
  • Ink – Ranger Distress Ink – Ripe Persimmon

This is another Easter card I created using the Authentique papers from the “Jubilee” collections. I cut the bunny image from the “Jubilee Six” paper with the My Favorite Things tag die, which is the centerpiece of the card. The background (green print) panel and the carrot strip are both from Jubilee papers as well. All of the cut pieces were edged with Ripe Persimmon ink to tie the elements together. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge:  City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 403 – Is Anybunny There?


Springtime Sweetpeas

  • Stamp – Impression Obsession “Sweetpea Corner”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Classic Ovals”
  • Patterned paper – Belle Vie 6X6″ pad – Julie Nutting
  • Zig Clean Color markers / waterbrush
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This is a simple Springtime card featuring the sweetpea stamp from Impression Obsession. I colored it with Zig Clean Color markers and used a waterbrush for the watercolor effect.

Challenge: 613 Avenue Create Challenge #195 – Anything Goes / Stamped Image

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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.


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.