Friday, January 15, 2021

Pure Fragrance

Morning! Pure joy in coloring this digi called Pure Fragrance. Check out the PP Blog for inspiration and details Marcy has for you using Pure Fragrance.

I printed this large to cover most of the base of the card front. Who doesn't like large blooms anyways. :-)   hee hee  Kept this rather simple in too so the focus is the image.
Colored with Copic markers and just added a simple black little panel behind the left edge. A few pearls and then some sparkles to finish if off. Voila

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Soft Sympathy thoughts

As I mentioned on Monday I had to create several sympathy cards in December for friends and I am sharing those with you now. These have a little more feminine side to them. 
My first one is with Strong and Beautiful flower, but the sentiment is from Soothing Sympathy set both of which are retired. They are really good sets for this type of card so I hang onto them.  Not sure why the picture kept turning out blurry, sorry about that. The base designer paper is from the pack called Pretty Pink Peonies. Wrapped some pink ribbon across the right side and added a few jewels. 

The second one is with Soothing Sympathy where I stamped the flower along the panel and colored with soft colors. Layered onto the base and a simple ribbon bow on the left side. 

My last one is letting the designer paper do all the work for me. This is another piece from the Pretty Pink Peonies paper pack. All I had to do was stamp the sentiment in the middle and a few layers onto the base. 

Now I really hope that I do not have to create anymore of these cards. So everyone stay well and healthy please.  :-)  Have a great day. 

Monday, January 11, 2021

Warm Sympathy thoughts

Good morning. Early in December I had to create a few sympathy cards for some friends who lost family members. It is hard enough when a friend loses a loved one and not any easier to create a card for them. Not wanting to post them in December I am sharing those with you now. 
My first one is using Prairie Cheer (which is retired now) that is stamped in toffee ink and matching card stock. A simple scored border around the edge with some wrapped twine and button at the top. Added to chocolate base and then my sentiment circle. 

My second one is using Daffodils (only the digital version available) that I stamped with gumball ink onto white cardstock. Before I layered the die cut edge on the left I did distress the edges and then layered onto the base. 

Both of these I was trying to work with a more masculine theme since they were for men who had lost a loved one. Neither one of these turned out quite like I had hoped but my thoughts and prayers were with our friends regardless. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Just a note

Happy Friday. A quick note today using Serene Scenes stamp set. These blooms are just beautiful and I enjoyed coloring them this week. Several Copic markers used on this image. 

A little faux stitching around the edge of the designer paper and layered onto the base. Added some textured swiss dots (still my favorite years later) to the crimson square. Then my sentiment and some sparkles to the blooms. Voila! 
Hope you have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Fresh oranges

Morning! I am finally getting to a few of the cards I had completed and just didn't get to posting. This one is using Aloe and Oranges. My thought was this fresh feeling with a little bit of the orange gingham paper for the background. Not quite like I had pictured it turning out and will have to give it another attempt someday. 

After the image was colored with Copic markers I used one of my favorite edge Spellbinders dies for the left side. No sparkles added to this one just a few enamel dots and voila. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Krafty fragrance

Good morning. Was your New Year's weekend as successful as mine? I did a pretty good purge/clean of the house and just about every room or cupboard. I would say we were very successful and felt like we accomplished a lot. Starting off 2021 on a more hopeful and clean note.  :-)  

How about a floral note today. This is Pure Fragrance that is printed on kraft paper and colored with Prisma colored pencils. Still needing to work on my colors and blending with these pencils. 

There are so many videos out there on colored pencils and after I watch them I always give it a try. This is one I did a few weeks back and just now am posting. Simple layer of designer paper onto white and added to the kraft base. Had two tags punched n the bin so I added one to the top and one to the edge. A few enamel dots and my sentiment tag to complete. Looking at this I can tell I need to watch more videos and practice more once again. ha ha  Have a wonderful day!  

Friday, January 1, 2021

January Sketch a Christmas

Happy New Year! Today is January 1st and that means a new year of Dirty Dozen Christmas challenges are awaiting your creativity. Hope you can join us this year for fun and creativity. You can find the challenges in the forum on SCS HERE.

My first card for the year is using Amaryllis which is colored using various Copic markers. I did mask the petals so I could put the greenry around the edges since I did not use the large leaves in the set. 

Scored a simple border around the image panel. The edge using a stitched scallop die. A simple sequins or two scattered about and then some sparkles to finish it off. Voila! 
Hope you can play along with us this year.