Saturday, May 31, 2014

Beautiful Butterfly

 Poor lighting this evening (I've got to get another lamp!), but I was able to capture some of the gold shimmer on the butterfly.  I die cut a white butterfly and sprayed it with gold shimmer spray- it's a lovely look in person.

This Beautiful Butterflies (Papertrey Ink) stamp set and coordinating die set is, for lack of a better word, beautiful! 
Have a wonderful evening!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Aqua & Melon PTI Blog Hop: May 2014

My card looks orange but it's really more melon in person--terrible lighting today!  I used 2 shades of melon...stamped in a lighter melon and the card base is a darker papaya color.
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Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Seize the Sketch # 20 ...brightly!

Is this a bright card or what? :)  I love this Mama Elephant set called We Click.
  Pulled out my neglected Copics to color the camera.  I'm in such a watercolor frenzy right now I tried to watercolor it on regular cardstock--I laid down some ink with my copic marker and promptly grab a water color brush and tried to move that ink did not work out so I had to start over. :)
I took some liberties with the sketch but I still think you can see the sketch in there.
Have a great day!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

CAS(e) this sketch # 76

Trying to knock the dust off my mojo with a sketch challenge. Wish I'd brought the ROCK sentiment down lower but hindsight is 20/20.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Watercolor homework [days 3 and 4]

Actually, this homework should be for days 3 and 4 and the work I posted previously for days 3 and 4 should go in days 5 and 6.  Sigh.  I goofed, but I'm going to straighten it out.
 I made this super simple thank you card for my daughter to give to a friend and used my go to layout.  I stamped the images from Fresh Cut Florals (Wplus9) in Distress Inks/markers and softened them with a small round watercolor brush and water (of course!) 
Have a great day!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Watercolor class homework days 5 and 6 and Virginia's View Challenge #3

Here's my homework for class days 3 and 4   5 and 6. Actually, this work fits days 5 and 6 and I re-did my work for days 3 and 4.  Pretty messy attempt and I totally used a butterfly painting I found on Pinterest as inspiration for this card.  Practice makes perfect and this was fun so I'll be practicing. :) **Let me add that I wanted the coloring to be a bit messy, I just wanted a more controlled mess. LOL**
I added a tiny amount of faux stitching to the sentiment panel because I thought it needed a little something added and as a bonus, I get to enter this card in the current Virginia's View Challenge: Stitching. 

Have a great day!

Watercolor for Card Makers: Days 1 and 2 homework

I am taking the delightful Watercolor for Card Makers class--it's not too late to sign up and you won't regret it!

Here's my homework for Days 1 and 2:

I had to take a pic with my iphone.  My daughter has taken off with my SD card for my camera.

I used my $5 watercolor set  to make this funky background, added some stamped images and boom, it's done. 

 I kept this card very simple and plan to give it to my husband for taking care of me, the kids, the dog and our house while I am recovering from an injury that has left me unable to handle all the things I normally handle. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!