Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Make it Coffee Monday

Had to try out some different stamps for this weeks Make it Monday.  So many possibilities!  For this card I used Ombré Builders with Limeaide Ice.  Then I added the little Teacup from Postmarks.  The sentiment is from Latte Love.

I added just a band of Limeaide Ice ribbon to keep it flat for mailing.  What a fun way to use different stamp sets! You've gotta try it!

Thanks for looking,

Monday, July 28, 2014

Vintage Summer Birthday

Sometimes color combinations just speak to you. Melissa Phillips posted some cards a while back that made me hunt down the papers to purchase. I've been going through them quickly, which could be a good thing until they run out!  The papers are called "vintage summer". Anyway, this weekend I made this card with some of them.

I just adore the navy, green and red together. Definitely speaks summer to me!  

Have a good day!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sending Watercoloring

I have another Make it Monday to share today.  I had this idea to create a background with the Fancy Flourishes set.  I started with Soft Stone cardstock and stamped the flourishes with the same.  Then I used my Aqua Mist reinker to watercolor.  It lost the fine detail, but I loved the look, almost like it was freehand.  The I took some white cardstock, and used Delightful Dalhias to create my floral spray.  I've always had a littl trouble lining the layers up, but no problem with a wet brush afterwards!  I fussy cut the whole thing out, and then added a center of Flowersoft in Raspberry Fizz and Glitter.  The sentiment was stamped with Ocean Tides and it was all ad heated to an Ocean Tides card base.

Loving all the watercoloring that's hot right now!!

Have a great week!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Watercoloring without Lines

This morning I was able to try out Heather's great technique of watercoloring without lines.  I had some special inspiration from my Grandma, who was a fabulous china painter.  I have some special pieces that she gave me, and a few that I got from my mom.  

This plate was done in 1962. I know, because she signed the back with her name, "Mattie".  She was the sweetest, lovable, woman ever.  She was also a great prayer warrior til she died in her mid 90's.  My dad inherited her artistic talent, I think I got a smidgen, and my middle son is talented too.

So here is my card...

I think is looks better the farther you get away, as watercoloring looses a little detail of this great stamp.

So there you have it!  Thanks for taking a look!

Friday, July 25, 2014

July PTI Blog Hop

So I quickly finished up my card this morning for this months Blog Hop. What a great inspiration piece we had!

I chose the sweet green background as my base, the plaid envelope, and the pretty flower, doily and stems for inspiration. 

You can't see in the photo, but I used the wood grain impression plate on the green check, just for texture. 

Thanks for stopping by today!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Back home!

Yes, I am still around, even though I haven't posted for a while.  We just got home from a lovely vacation in Siesta Key, Florida.  It was a family reunion on my husband's side, and there were 30 of us there!  It was fabulous!  Before I head back to work tomorrow, I wanted to sneak in a Make it Monday card.  I've been waiting all week, away from my craft room!  This will be for my son and daughter in law, whose anniversary is this week.

I used the largest hand from Hands of Time, and generational stamping.  After I stamped the hands,  I used the big clock face and stamped Soft Stone on top of it.  Rather than cutting the edge, I gently tore the edge.  I have Background Basics Needlepoint stamped on my card base in white, and finished it off with an Aqua Mist ribbon.

It's good to stamp again, but I'll leave you with a little picture of Siesta Key...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Masking with Diecuts

I took this fun challenge to a different direction, by passing on the flowers and pulling out animals.  It's a Jungle Out There is still a favorite of mine, and it was fun to work with.

I had to use a bunch of sticky notes, but it worked just fine. I first used a spray of grass from Botanical Silhouettes, and also used a scrap of diecut grass on the bottom edge.  This was really fun!  Can anyone say "Geranimals"?

Thanks for looking!  Give this fun technique a try!