Friday, February 22, 2019

Sage birthday wishes

Grabbed the stamp set Sage Advice for my creation. My designer paper was from a stack that the page is missing so I can't tell you what it was from. It was my color inspiration as it has some greens and pinks and caramel colors I liked. 

My herbs are colored with various Copic markers. Before I finished the layers for the main panel I too my watercolor brush with some caramel ink and flicked the brush so that splatters would be around the image. I like the subtle look and plan to do this more often... if I remember that is. Layered the base with some ribbons and lace trims. A few buttons with twine for the corner of the image a panel and then my sentiment for the other. Voila! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today: 

  Cindy Lawrence
Over on the Power Poppy Blog Marcy has her newest Digi from the Instant Garden called Clover and Pansies.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Bottle of prayers

Morning with a quick bottle of prayers card today. The papers did all the work for this card which was rather cool. I pulled out the paper pack called Vintage Ephemera from ODBD and then started my card. For some reason the die that matches this set is missing from my dies. Gosh knows where it went so I had to cut around the sentiment and then layer it onto card stock. Which wasn't hard to do but I can't find that die now which is making me curious. Anyways...

I added a few pearls to the lace trim on the paper and then die cut a flower from the Bitty Blossoms die for the corner accent. Voila! Super easy peasy and I like the warm feeling. Thanks for stopping by today.  

Monday, February 18, 2019

Mojo 509 Love and mice

Happy Monday. The current Mojo sketch 509 is up on Julee's blog.
Now I will admit when I saw this sketch I was a bit puzzled on what I was going to do. I really wanted to color up some mice lately so I shuffled through my retired sets from Whiff Of Joy and found these darling guys. 

They look so happy don't they? hee hee  The mice are colored with various Copic markers and then die with a simple circle for the sketch. Stamped some of the extras in the set for the panel piece. Look closely at the girl mouse. Gasp!! She is wearing a tank top essentially... She is so modern these days. bahahaha... Just means that I need to bring these out more often to remember what I am coloring. ha! Anyways a little bit of texture to the base panela nd added sparkle to the grapes and wine to finish it off. Voila! 

Here is a look at the Mojo Sketch 509

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Blooming wonderful sale ladies...

Happy Saturday! Marcy has a weekend stamp steal sale going on with these delightful stamp sets. Check out Blooming Wonderful and Winter Pick Me Up

I stamped the image from Bloomin wonderful onto white card stock and colored based on the designer paper and scrap paper I choose before I started. These colors turned out wonderful I think. The sketch was sort of a combo between two different previous cards I have made and I combined them. Not bad but it was all I could think of at the time. Added some sponging to the sentiment circle and some textures to the green panel behind. A few pearls and sparkles to finish it off. Voila! 
Hope you have some time to stamp this weekend. Have a great day. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Penciled Rose with quote

Good morning and happy Friday. Marcy released a beautiful new digi from the Instant Garden called Vital Rose which can be purchased and printed now! :-) My watercolor colored pencils skills needed some more polishing so I thought this rose would be perfect. And I would say, I need some more polishing yet. ha ha  Water coloring with ink or pencils or whatever just seems to evade me, but I keep plugging along and keep at it. Eventually I will come around, right? Anyways... This rose is awesome any color  medium you choose I would say. 

The quote around the rose is colored with a light blue pencil and then water colored over just as the rose. Wonder if a darker blue would of made it stand out more, maybe next time. Just a little texture for the base layer with some swiss dots. Wrapped a little bit of sheer black ribbon and then added the flower base. The petals do have some sparkle and a few sequins as usual.  :-)  

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:
  Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
  Julie Koerber
  Tosha Leyendekker

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Maddy's birthday purse

I finally got to use the new die that I got for Christmas from Our Daily Bread Designs, it is the new or new to me timeless tote. I think its totally cute die and had fun making this. My first one so bare with me. She likes pink so I knew the base would be easy but the papers for the side pockets and the front pouch needed to have some flowers. So I grabbed the ODBD Blushing Rose designer paper for those. Added a few pearls and then assembled. 

I need to figure out if I want to stamp the sentiment directly on the front (probably should of done that thought first) or if I just want to add a tag. hhhmmmm.. I have time to think on it. A giftcard will fit perfectly in the little pouch in the front and some chocolates that she likes inside. I have a few other  that I plan to create with this for gifts. Should be fun and I will keep you posted. Thanks for stopping by today. 

Monday, February 11, 2019

FMS374 Just Because

FMS374 Just because for the sketch today. Good morning, yes another sketch card done this weekend. This one is for Freshly Made Sketches 374. I used all retired items on this card now that I look at it. Wow didn't plan that but I like it. 

The stamp set is from Flourishes called Inside and Out Just Because and the heart dies are from Whiff Of Joy die lights collections. Sorry all these are retired but I still enjoy using them. 
I did add some faux stitching around the edge of the card base. A few sparkles to the hearts and a few jewels as well. Here is a look at the sketch. 

We have more snow and possible more snow days for school and work. Gotta love February. hee hee  An update on the games this weekend... We lost Friday night so we are officially out. They placed 6th place in the league. This was a very rough season on several levels but they pushed through, learned a lot and did better than last year. I am so proud of my boys! The team did great and they all deserve to rest now. With all this snow that shouldn't be a problem, at least until baseball practices start. Oh wait... that is next week. GASP!!! Never ends... :-)  Hope you have a wonderful start to your week. Thanks for stopping by.