Category Archives: Spring

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.


Bunny Hugs

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  • Stamps –
    • We R Memory Keepers – “Bunny”
    • Memory Box – “Spiral Flower”
    • Lawn Fawn – “Milo’s ABCs” (spelling out “Bunny Hugs”)
  • Dies – Simon Says Stamp “Frames”
  • Patterned paper – Doodlebug Designs “Easter Parade”
  • Glitter Button – American Crafts
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and Paper Accents
  • Twine – Doodlebug Designs

Here is an Easter card, complete with a bunny and eggs! Challenge #15 at Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group is to make an Easter or Spring card this time around. I was inspired by Mojo Monday Sketch #390. I added some little touches of color with Copic markers to the stamped bunny and created the sentiment with my Lawn Fawn alphabet stamp set (Milo’s ABCs). Both of the dies I used are from a Simon Says Stamp set (Frames). I heat embossed the little Memory Box flower stamp and then attached a sparkly button on top for a handmade embellishment. The papers feature lots of Springtime colors. Thanks for visiting by today.

 

 


Springtime Bunny

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  • Stamp – Penny Black “Pansy Bunny”
  • Patterned paper – KaiserCraft “Kaleidoscope” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Border punch – Fiskars “Upper Crest”
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents
  • Ranger Distress Inks: Dried Marigold, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Pumice Stone, Seedless Preserves, Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed, Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen

Today I’m sharing a card that I colored this week for The Daily Marker 30-day Color Challenge. I used Ranger Distress inks and a water brush to add color to this stamped image. I’ve been having a good time coloring each day and sometimes even creating a card with what I’ve colored! Thanks for stopping by today.


OWH Midweek Throwdown – Spring Flowers

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  • Die cuts – Creative Imaginations “Assemblage;” Spellbinders Nestabilities “Classic Ovals” and “Lacey Ovals”
  • Embossing folder – Darice “Doily Lace”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

The OWH Midweek Throwdown challenge this week was to create a card featuring Spring flowers. That’s always a favorite for me, so I just had to choose which flowers to use on my card! This is a very simple design because the flowers really are the focal point. Thanks for visiting today.

 


Happy St. Patrick’s Day – CDAC Image

  • Digital image – Crafting with Jack  (colored with Copic markers)
  • Die cuts – Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Lacey Ovals”
  • Patterned papers – Graphics 45 “Tropical Travelogue Collection: Island Jewel” and BoBunny Back to Basics “Clover Dot”
  • Border punch – EK Success “Open Scallop” edger punch
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Stickles – Lime Green and Rock Candy Distress Stickles

I made this card for the current Crafter’s Digital Art Center Progressive Freebie Challenge. I colored the digital image from Crafting with Jack with Copic markers and accented it with Stickles. I’m not used to using glitter, since many of my cards are for Operation Write Home! So this was a little stretch for me! This card will go to an Irish friend. Thanks for visiting today.