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P is for Poppies!

After reading the color challenge posted for the Card Concept #76 blog, I found just the right flower stamp to use for the red color of the black and red challenge.  I love poppies but this year the poppies in our yard got too much rain so I have to make due with a stamped image instead.  I used a Penny Black cling stamp for the poppies  and added accent patterned black and red banners and a black circle for an accent.  I colored the poppies using Zig markers.  I love the way I am able to shade with them.  A tiny circle word sentiment and a thread bundle complete the card sketch.

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Cool Summer Colors!

This week Always Playing with Paper  blog #87 has a color challenge and it is turquoise, orange and pink.  I used a beautiful flower stamp from Catherine Scanlon.  I used Zig markers to paint in each flower.  I added a stamped sentiment from Altenew and a stencil for the background using distress inks.  I used mixed media paper and die cut the painted paper.  A few white Nuvo drops finish the color sketch layout.

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Mason Jar Summer Drink Card!

Here is my submission for this week’s Always Playing With Paper #86 Sketch.  I used Dare2bArtzy stamps, paper and die cuts to create the mason jar and orange slice.  I added coordinating paper and word banner.  The die cut jar and fruit slice were colored with Zig markers.  I lightly stenciled the white rectangle and embossed the background paper.  Time to enjoy a cool drink!

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Colorful Birthday Squiggles!

A simple but colorful birthday card for the Always Playing With Paper #85 Color Challenge.  I used black Archival on mixed media paper to stamp each squiggle circle.  I used Zig markers to paint and shade each circle.  I added a Lawn Fawn bday sentiment, added a purple background paper and used white card stock for the card base.  Time for happy Bday greetings with the happy card!  UPDATE- this  card was aTop Pick for the Challenge for last week!!!

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Sunshine and Summer Fun!

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Can’t believe I am creating summer card projects for two June classes at Scrapbook Cove.  I used a new company Dare2BArtzy and I used two stamp sets, matching die cuts and beautiful coordinating paper.  I designed six cards, one set is beach themed- beach chair, flip flops and a cool drink in a Mason jar.  My cards sketches were a Z fold, flip square card and a layer die cut sketch.  I love the calming colors.  The second set were light house and water themed using another set from Dare2BArtzy and coordinating paper.  Another Z fold, watercoloring and die cut sunset.  A bit of glitter, twine and die cutting add to the presentation!  Hope you can join in the fun!

 

Spread Your Wings Mixed Media!

I am excited to be selected to be a new consigner for Small Potatoes craft and gift store in Norwich, CT.  I like creating projects that feature birds. The little nest is finely cut strips from lunch bags. Hope you can stop by to bring home one of my ‘tweet’ canvas boards.

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Pink Petals!

This card was inspired by the Aletnew color challenge.  I used zig markers for the coloring of the flower and a watercolor resist background using a paper doily  for the resist.  Some Nuvo drop accents, a twine bundle behind the flower and a sentiment from Penny Black complete the layout.

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