Thursday, October 5, 2017

Blue Snowflake

I made a simple snowflake card that I love so much. The snowflake was die cut and left on the watercolor paper. I then carefully watercolored the snowflake and added the sentiment.

It's time to make some Christmas cards!


I am playing along the Less is More card challenge #348.
                       

Also the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Christmas.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Blue Happiness

I've always wanted to make a pretty "messy" floral background for my card. When I saw the challenge this month at the Flower Challenge is Focus on Background Stamping, I finally made up my mind to make the card.

I first water colored a soft subtle blue background on a watercolor paper, then I stamped varies floral images using different shades of blues overlapping each other and the music scores. To create the many different shades of blues, I stamped the floral images with first, second, and third generations of stamping until the inks were no longer visible. I also colored a couple of white floral die cuts with subtle blue inks before I glued them to the card.

This is a happy blue summer card! I am very happy with it!









I am entering the following challenges:







 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Safari Hi

I made some cute cards for a friend's boys. I made four cards in total, one monkey, one giraffe, one lion, and one turtle. Here are the cards.









I am entering the lion card for the following challenges.

CASology Wekk 261: Safari.










Simon Says Stamp Saturday Challenge: For a Child.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Hi Bear

I made another card using the cute cute Kind Bear Die from Paper Smooches. The bear originally had a flower held in her hand, but I cut out the flower and let her held a balloon instead. I also let her sit on clouds and float in air. Isn't she just so cute?! I used a blue textured cardstock for the card and made the card a little taller and narrower.







This is a close up. I die cut the bear using kraft paper. I hope you can see I added some pink on her cheeks and some yellow and brown on her body, ears, and tail. I used colored pencils to do the coloring.





I am playing along with the following challenges. Thanks for visiting!












Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Thankful Bear

I made a CAS card using the new kind Bear Die from Paper Smooches. I loved the cute bear the first time I saw it and I had to have it! 

This is the first card I made with the kind bear die. I can see myself using it to make all kinds of cards in the future! How wonderful!

To make it more fun, I didn't die cut the bear. I used embossing pads for an embossed image. I then colored the bear using colored pencils.






Here is a close up.





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I am playing along the challenge at:



Friday, July 28, 2017

One layer Balloon

I made a card for the current CASology challenge. They are celebrating their 5-year anniversary with balloon cards. I decided to make a simply one layer card with a chevron background and one single balloon. I used 3 different sentiments and added some Nuvo crystal drops to finish off the card.






Here is a close up.


I am playing along the CASology challenge with blog hop. It is such a fun way to get inspired and learn from all the talented ladies.

Thanks for visiting!




Thursday, July 20, 2017

For You

I am finally back from a long break. Here I am sharing a card made with a new stamp set from Paper Smooches. This is an older stamp set from them called Blossoming Bud, but I just got it and I can't wait to start making cards with the pretty flowers from the set!






A close up.




I first masked a section on the card base and stamped the flowers, then I used pearlescent watercolor paints to color the flowers and leaves. I also added lots of dots to fill in the entire defined area. The sentiment was also from the same stamp set. I used silver embossing power and heat embossed the sentiment to match the pearlescent colors. The color of the card base was actually dark grey, but it looked like black from the photos. I guess I am needing a major improvement on my photography skills.

I am playing along the following challenges. Thanks for visiting! 







 

  

AAA Cards CAS Game #94 - A Collaboration with Less Is More




 









Paper Smooches: July 2017 Challenge- Anythings Goes