Sunday, September 17, 2017

Not Quite Fall

Good morning and Happy Sunday!  The weather is finally cooling off, after some much needed rain last night.  We have had a long, dry summer this year.  The poor trees have been dropping leaves to conserve water and energy, and all the flowers are dried up within an inch of their short lives.  Fall is my second favorite season, next to Spring.  I hate to see the magnificent show of colors be limited by the heat and lack of rain.  Fall will be here in a few short days, whether the weather cooperates or not.

I created this card last week while wishing for cooler temperatures.  I used my Zig Clean Color brush markers for the wreath and some Tim Holtz Distress inks for the flowers.  I love the loose look of watercolor and have yet to master the technique, but I will keep trying.  

Thank you for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  I will be back soon with a couple cards to share.  


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Coworker's Birthday

Hello, and Happy Thursday!  I have a couple coworker birthdays this week and quickly whipped up these two cards.  The recipients are both males, so I kept them CAS.  I ordered the balloon bash cover plate with my last PTI order, but had not used it yet.   I sponged some TH Distress inks on white CS and spritzed some water on it, for the background behind the die cut panel.  

This card was quick and easy to make, just a one stamped layer.  The stamps and dies used are from My Favorite Things.

Both cards we created for the Seize the Birthday challenge with the "toppings" to be balloons.  

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Sending you Sunflowers and Sunshine

Good morning!  It's the beginning of September and the shorter days and cooler temps have me thinking of fall.  I adore this set Simple Sunflower stamp set from PTI.  I have used it countless times over the years, and it continues to be one of my favorites.  I was playing around with my Tim Holtz Distress markers with this set.  I colored the stamp and misted with water, which gave it this pretty washed out look.  I played around with different colors for the sunflowers trying to decide which one I was going to go with.  Well, I decided that I loved them all and made three different cards with varying color schemes.   

I am entering the top card in the Sisterhood of Crafters for the "anything goes" challenge.  

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I used several PTI dies for each card, and some pretty foiled vellum accents.  The flowers were inked using Tim Holtz Distress markers, misted with water,  and stamped on Tim Holtz watercolor paper.

This one turned out to be my favorite.  I am also entering this one into the Seize the Birthday challenge.  

Thanks so much for stopping by,


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