Sunday, May 29, 2016

Thinking of you

Just for fun--and from the stash, watercolor painted roses, and favorite dies.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Vellum Roses

Just such a fun technique, our SU Demonstrator Kathy Legan shared at the last Papers N Pixels meeting for our Sun City Crafter's Club.   We used Stampin Up's beautiful Rose  Die as a stencil, sponged color onto card fronts, and created C&S (clean and simple) cards.   After sponging, we used the stencil part of the diecut and put it "under glass" with a  rich coat of clear embossing powder.

This card uses Texture  Fades dots EF (661008) by Tim Holtz on Bermuda Bay paper.  The embossed rose cutout is over sponged vellum and is layered above the cardfront. The sentiment is on vellum, stamped in white (and in Watermelon Wonder) but is not attached yet, using SU Itty Bitty  Banners.  I do not know what kind of a card this will be so the sentiments I've embossed wait. Below is the sponged image of the diecut above.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Thinking of You, My Friend Laura

I made this card for a dear friend to let her know I am thinking about her.  It is created with SU Bermuda  Bay cardbase, diecut with MemoryBox, Distressed Windham Collage (30041) lattice dies, with Memory Box Colette  Butterfly Branch Butterflies (99387) cut from gold glitter paper which backs the lattice, and using the larger of the leaves in Marianne Creatables (LR0156)  Flowers and Leaves set.  The flowers are  from a 2007 Hero Arts set Fashion Flowers LL976.  They are heat embossed in high detail white embossing powder on vellum, with the flower stamped again in staz-on black on watercolor paper, then double stacked.   They are colored and blended with  Lyra Aquacolor crayons.  

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Triple Time Embossing and Stamping

Inspired by a technique demonstrated by Sandi MacIver, this card is stamped with Petite Petals, Flower  Shop and Petite Pairs stamps by SU and leaves by Gina K in her Flowers and Frames set.  The colors are  Real Red, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake and Tip Top Taupe.  

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Delightful Daphne TOO!

This is the second of the darling daffodil girls my Miran, created for her  Facebook May Progresssive Challenge.   She is colored in Prismacolor pencils.  Glittered sentiment  Celebrate is a die by Avery Elle and the mattes are both designed by Michelle  R.  

Delightful Daphne---Miran

This is the first of two Delightful Daphne's that I have colored for the Miran Progressive May Blog Challenge.  Her polkadotted dress is colored with prismacolor pencils, mounted on a gold vellum insert, and framed with a paper designed by Michelle R.  

Monday, May 9, 2016

Thank you Traci

For helping me over some recent rough spots.  I LOVE the beautiful British stampset of gorgeous fairies.  I did this card with a Marianne Designs Designables Cut and Emboss folder # DS0907on SU Wisteria Wonder paper.  It is mounted on natural paper, and the oval cut fairy is stamped on the same paper and colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  The whole card is touched with Gelly Roll Clear Star pen, and Wink of Stella accents. The tiny stars are from the star border punch by SU  The vellum butterfly is from the Butterfly thinlits dieset by SU, and lightly sponged with Delicata gold, Wisteria Wonder and Mint Macaron inks.  

Friday, May 6, 2016

Gate Fold Birthday

This birthday card is created with SU designer paper, and diecuts from hello you (SU and Memory  Box Collette Butterfly Branch and Curved Happy Birthday.  The flower is a watercolored flower from SU "Flower  Shop" stampset.  The inside sentiment is from SU Hello Life.  EF spring flowers (SU was usesd and  DP is SU.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Happy Birthday, Richard

Here's wishing you the best birthday ever, Dick.  A year of fun, travel, good times, good friends, good health and good fortune.  Happy 73rd! 

This is created with "Sky's the limit" stampset and "Going Places" papers for this card.  The birthday sentiment is from Flowers and  Frames by Gina K. Designs.  Inks are Smoky Slate, Sky Blue, Crumb Cake, and Delicata Gold. Black glitter line stickers and Wink of Stella lining the clouds finishes this greeting for you, Dick.