Thursday, April 12, 2018

Anemone Sprite

It has been just so much fun to be the Guest Designer for Mitzi Sato-Wiuff and during the GREAT Aurora Wings 4th Anniversary Celebration. And to be one of your hostesses of the Sprite Delight V Challenge (#65)
Seeing all of your amazing Sprite projects is so inspiring and so much fun.  Congratulations to each participant for all the love and effort you shared as your little Sprite joined the Party this month.







The Anemone Sprite is my final project as Guest Designer.   The card is a Standing Double Z fold card. The top of the cardfront is royal purple metallic paper with the elegant WPlus9 Design Studio's Tossed Floral Background Steel Rule Die (WP9-D205) die cut from SU White Shimmer Paper.
Rather than a floral hinged front closure on the front which I considered, I decided to create a ribbon "belly band" of sparkling organza ribbon.  Silk flowers and pearl stems are centered on the bow.  When the card is opened and displayed there is room in the "pillars" for a special sentiment sentiment, or a little note to the recipient.  The Anemone Sprit, almost fullsize is colored in mixed media...blended watercolors, colorburst paint, Prismacolor Pencils, copics, glitter pens. The centers of each Anemone is touched with Tonic Nuvo Drops.  

Read the symbolism of the Anemone flower on the zfold card created with the colors in which Anenomies are found HERE



Monday, April 9, 2018

Happy Birthday Ryan

Wishing you a fantastic 22nd Birthday Ryan.  We hope the year ahead is filled with the most wonderful surprises for you.  
Inside sentiment reads:
Some of our happiest thoughts, dreams, and best memories are your portion! You have come so very far to your 22nd birthday. May this day make you know how much you have accomplished; let you appreciate it all--- and most of all-- take new steps into the new age! . May God keep blessing you and may He give you all you desire. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Happy Birthday, Kathy

Wishing you the best and Happiest Birthday ever, Kathy.  




This card is created with a Spellbinders Edgeabilities die, SU designer paper, Scribble Roses Overlay diecut by Die-Namics, a Birthday script Sentiment from Memory Box "Iris" stampset, and delicate rose leaves --a die by Memory Box called Botanical Stem (99088)  

The inside sentiment reads 

Happy 67th Birthday, Kathy
We hope you continue to live life to the fullest—in good spirits, in good health
with good friends, and in the best of times.  Wishing you ALL--and only--THE BEST
on your birthday

Monday, April 2, 2018

Happy Birthday, Mark


Wishing you a wonderful Birthday, Mark, a FABULOUS summer, and a year that is the best yet.

Wonderful die my BFF gave me for my birthday.  The Dream Catcher, by  Spellbinders.  It is worked in layers with white, on purple die cut scalloped oval.  The mat is word art done in Photoshop and faded through the mat.  Embellies are rainbow colored rhinestones and Swarovski crystals.

The Poppy Sprite--California Dreaming.






Joining the Sprite Delight V Challenge at  Aurora Wings  4th Anniversary Celebration this month is the Poppy Sprite.  This playful little sprite dancing in California Poppies.   The Cup of Gold  poppy is really very orange--but has True Gold at its heart. This Poppy grows throughout the state covering the landscape in gold--- and is "The Golden State's"  official flower. Gold is the state mineral, and gold is one of the two state colors (with blue). This sprite is colored in Prismacolor Pencils and matted onto a photo of California Poppies.  Accented with wink of stella and gold stickles, she's framed in a distressed edge oval.

Won't you come play with the Sprites this Month in Challenge #65 .  I have so enjoyed being the March Guest Designer for this very special Celebration and look forward to seeing your Sprites' magic.   We just have 13 more days of this DELIGHT-full challenge!  


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Birthday Wishes






This card is made with the 4stamp -stampset by Altenew called Anemone, part of the Build a Flower collection.  The diecut is Marianne Creatables LR0405 cut from shiny photo paper and heavily embossed.  The Snetiment is from Stampin Up Avant Gardfen Stampset.  It is all colored to match SU Rich Razzleberry, and Hero Arts inks.  Tonic Nuvo drops are used on the stamens.

With Sympathy




This card was created with white embossed flowers and leaves from the Simon Says Stamp "More Spring Flowers" stampset.  The Sentiment is from Just Rite's Fancy Sentiments stampset, embossed with clear embossing powder over Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink. The white "ribbon" is created with a Martha Stewart edge punch, and the inks and papers are SU Sweet Sugarplum.  The window is cut with  SU Lots of Labels Die (5) and is placed over woodgrain created in Photoshop



Friday, March 30, 2018

Birthday Even More Spring Flowers





This fun Shaker card was made with the Pretty Pink Posh Window Frame die (x4),distress oxide inks, the gold embossed "More Spring Flowers" stampset from Simon Says Stamp, and the flourish script Happy Birthday from "Fancy Sentments", by Just Rite Stamps.  Sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh. 
Nuvo drops and SU Watermelon Wonder paper finish this A2 card. 

Easter Lily Sprite




This is the Easter Lily Sprite on a thank you card I made for my BFF who sent me a gorgeous Easter Lily this year.  The Thanks die is "hinged thanks" from Ellen Hutson, which is first brushed with White Wink of Stella and then coated with 3Dcrystal glaze in the middle. The You are Amazingly Amazing embossed sentiment is from  SU Painted Petals. The Sprite is colored in Prismacolor pencils and accented with gold stickles. The teal mat is DP from SU bordered with holographic gold edged line stickers.  She is participating in the Sprite Delight V -4 Year Celebration at Aurora Wings where I am guest designer this month.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Thanks for being SUCH A GREAT FRIEND

Friendship isn't a big thing
It's a million little things.




I made this card for my special friend who shares a million little things with me. Together we have THE most fun no matter what we are doing, crafting, designing, Photoshopping, photographing things, creating for others, shopping, eating,  cooking, sipping tea--or just making RAK's.   She loves Frogs, and I love Fairies, and so this image is just PERFECT for the two of us.   The image was in my files from 2004 by  Dufort. It is printed on rather coarse watercolor paper, and lightly textured with Prismacolor Pencils.