Bright Bday Greetings!

Been playing around with water reactive tissue paper to create new backgrounds and a technique I recently discovered.  The diagonal stripes add interest to a colorful birthday card.  This is my submission for the Always Playing with Paper Inspiration #90 challenge.
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Take Notes Clipboard!

My new favorite paper is from Dare2BArtzy and have used it recently for a summer/beach themed craft class at Scrapbook Cove. I designed six cards using the lighthouse, flip flops, mason jar drink, etc.  I was working on a project for a Friday night August make and take and had some colorful paper that I used to cover both sides of the clipboard.  I add some accent paper strips and cut outs to both sides of the clipboard and tied on some colorful coordinating ribbons.  Love the vibrant green leaves paper on the front and the beautiful navy pattern on the back.  Time to post for the Dare2BArtzy challenge for bright colors.

Birthday Greetings with Flower Accents!

One of my new favorite stamps are the Art Gone Wild stamps designed by Catherine Scanlon.  I have been delving into the world of watercoloring and her stamps are perfect for painting and coloring.  I used a new set I purchased last week at my favorite stamp store Bella Arts, Johnston, RI.  I was inspired by the Always Playing with Paper blog post challenge- Key words #88 to use either flowers, bright, watercolor, birthday and or square shape.  I used an old favorite bday sentiment stamp inside the square cutout, painted the flowers and leaves using Zig watercolor markers.  I lightly stenciled the background with an Aletnew circle stencil.  A twine bundle, some glitter accents and a bit of foam tape complete the card layout. I know the perfect person to send this to.

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Challenge #88 Always Playing with Paper

Colorful Thanks!

A crafting friend and I recently purchased water reactive tissue paper.  I cut the paper into strips and sprayed the watercolor paper with water and added the tissue paper.  Brushed on more water and waited for the tissue paper to dry and react with the water.  I cut the colored paper for the background and die cut the word thanks.  Once I put all the pieces together, I added glossy accents and glitter glue to the thanks and the tiny hearts.  This is my entry for the current Sugar Pea Mix It Up Challenge #32.  SPDMIU32

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SPDMIU32 challenge

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

My July 4th card is a simple layout using a star stencil, and some glittery stars.  I used some pigment inks to stencil the stars and add word banners from some patterned paper the coordinated for the theme.  I added glittery stars for the gray in the color challenge and spattered the background.  I typed an inside sentiment Happy 4th of July. This card is  for the My Favorite Things  Color Challenge 72.

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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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