Thursday, July 23, 2015

rubber and ink...

Hello my wonderful friends!

Guess who woke me up the other morning?

Ok.. technically it was my dog BARKING at our guests that woke me up, but it still made me happy to see them outside my window. :)

Ok...
It's time for another Unity hop!
(and sale!)



I LOVE this new kit... These flowers are just so fun and versatile!  I colored mine using Zig Real Brush markers. It actually went really fast and was super easy to get a nice blend. I just scribbled a little light blue on the top of the petals, dark blue at the base, and blended it in the middle with a water brush. Nothing fancy, just quick and easy. This will be a design I'll probably end up making a set of cards with because it goes together so quickly. 

(Stella Girl, Spread Your Wings)

This ADORABLE image was released last week, and I totally LOVE it. She was also colored using Zig Real Brush markers...  I think I'm really liking these markers. That SUPER cute dot/script pattern on the side is not patterned paper, it is a stamp from Spread Your Wings... I kinda love that stamp.


Ok, to be honest, I'm not huge into Halloween. Probably because I'm not really a party person, and I don't have any little kids to dress up... However, this is an SWEET Halloween kit. I ended up making it into a shaker card (something I haven't done in ages) and loved the end result!

To create the background, I used rubber cement as a mask... I don't like using masking fluid because it stinks... Turns out so does rubber cement. I'm still smelling it 12+ hours later despite the open windows and fan. URG! Being overly sensitive to smells can really be a pain sometimes!  But it was fun anyways... :)

Anyway, check it out...

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

kiss and tell...

Hello my wonderful friends!


It's time for another Unity hop!
(and sale!)

Speaking of hop...

I'd like you to meet my friend...

She comes to visit me most evenings, nibbling away at the grass just outside my door. We actually have a lot of bunnies that we see around the yard, but this one isn't as skittish, and lets me get fairly close to watch her.

Makes my heart happy.

So does this little girl...


I simply adore her... I remember playing out in the rain when I was little... and maybe not so little... LOL! It is colored with Distress Inks, with Perfect Pearls mixed into the background to make it all shimmery.  

And yes, I did have to google "how to tie a double bow" for this... Not because I have never done it, I just haven't for so long I'd forgotten... 

Note to self: tie double bows more often, they are cute!


For this card, I stamped the background using Distress ink and second generation stamping to keep it light. I then heat embossed the flowers. I painted the image in with some white All Purpose ink, and once dry, added some color with Distress Markers. 


And finally, allow me to kiss and tell.
 I have a quick trick for adding interest to bold stamps.... I know, it's an oldie, but it's still a goodie. So, here's to kissing! ;)


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(Donna Poppies, Quatrefoil Background, Thanks Above and Beyond)

Alright, enough from me... enjoy the rest of the hop!

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Enjoy!