Purple Petals!

I continue to play with Zig markers and love the range of colors and how well they blend using a water brush.  The purple themed card is for the Card Concept CC#70 Purple Haze challenge.  I usde an old favorite stamp from Stampendous and used a variety of Zig markers to color the flower.  I fancy cut it, added accents with a white pen and shiny gel pen.  A stencil distress ink background, a banner sentiment and a twine bundle behind the cut flower finish the card layout.   I used foam tape behind the flower to pop it up.  A happy hello card!


Circles and Dots!

I am still playing with gel printing and created a mixed media page using acrylic paints,  circles stamped using paint and rubber stamped black circles. I love the bright colors.  I also created another gelli printed page and then copied it onto Avery circle labels.  Now I can use the labels for my signature on the back of my cards and add coordinated snazzy interest to my envelopes.


Painted Petals!

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to attend a watercolor/journaling class at Bella Arts with Catherine Scanlon.  I learned so many new techniques and and ideas.  It was fabulous.  So I have been trying my hand at water coloring using the new Art Gone Wild stamps and a few I had in my stamp archives.  I had this rose stamp from Stampa Rose from 2002 and never really used.  I continued to use my Zig watercolor markers to paint and blend using a water.  I love the vibrant colors and blending of the markers.  Here are my samples.


Pitter Patter In Pink

I worked on a baby card for a new baby girl.  The baby stamp was from the Whimsy Stamps  collection  titled Cradled By The Moon.  I stamped the image using Memento ink on Neenah paper. I colored the image with Copic markers The layout is a sketch for the My Favorite Things Wednesday challenge #MFTWSC324.  I added a piece of lace for the angled edge layout.  A few glittery accents finish the card.


Pretty Purple Posies!

I had the chance to dedicate time to work on my Easter cards.  I was inspired by a Pinterest post and I set to work to plan how I was going to select my supplies.  The current #Sugar Pea Designer Challenge 29  #SPDMI29 for the month of March is a match to my card.  The flowers are placed inside a die cut circle, a word sentiment on an embossed ivory card base.  I added #nuvo pearl drops to each flower center.  I like the way it came out and the different shades of purple I used.


Sing! Sing Out Loud!

Creating different projects using different mediums challenging me as a crafter as I am always looking for new ideas to stretch me as a paper crafter. I created several canvas boards that featured birds.  I used a  paper lunch bag cut into strips for the nest.  The bird was a stamp that I distressed and added a wing.  I taught a class at Scrapbook Cove in town that was very similar last year and it was a big hit. Image