Monday, June 26, 2017

Rainbow Birthday Wishes for Poppystamps

Hello my friends.

Today's card is another collaboration between Jack and myself.

He has a birthday coming up.

He was visiting and we were crafting.

The conversation about school went like this.

Jack:  I messed up my picture and the teacher wouldn't give me another paper.  It made me mad.

Nana:  Well sometimes when we think we've messed up other people think its wonderful.

Jack:  No Nana, it was messed up.

Nana:  But let me show you something.  (I pulled out the folder with all his "messed up artwork".)

Jack:  I did those?  You shouldn't keep my stuff when I say it's messed up.

Nana:  I'm glad I saved them.  I can use these.  (Lightbulb moment! He has a birthday coming up.)

Jack loves rainbows and the June challenge at Poppystamps is

Now I have to decide which card to give Jack.

BTW:  The colors from the background of the second card bled from the glue.

Solution:  Splatters!

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe  NOTE:  Cards are larger than A2.  
Paper:   Neena 110 lb., Watercolor (Cheap stuff)
Other:  Happy Birthday Background Die (PS)

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Flip Floppin'

Hello friends.

I hope you are enjoying the weekend!

I don't know about where you are, but we're having flip flop weather here.

I haven't played at the Just Us Girls challenge in quite awhile.
This week's challenge is the perfect time to break out this NBUS die.

You can't see them in the inspiration picture, but the flip flops
are lined up in front of the chairs.

I haven't been to Pixie's Snippet Playground in forever!
I'm looking forward to a visit and seeing what shenanigans are going on over there!
I was able to use some of the tiniest snippets on this card.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Thinking of You (Altenew)
Ink:   Pool Party (SU)
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), Daffodil Delight, Pool Party (SU)
Other:  Nested Flip Flops Die (Gina Marie), Seaside EF (SU), Fun Foam, Colored Rhinestones (Stash)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

More Embossing Paste with Stencil

Hi y'all.

I have a couple more cards to share using embossing paste
through a stencil.

I used Pearlescent Embossing Paste this time.

Can  you see the shine?

After adding the embossing paste through my
Tim Holtz wildflower stencil and letting it dry,
I watercolored with Distress inks and water.

Here's another.

This time I added some splatters.

CAS Mix Up Challenge
is open for a couple more days.
It closes at midnight, June 24th (PDT)
My mixed media are embossing paste, stenciling, watercolor and stamping.

is still open too.

also open until the 24th

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Thinking of You (Alt)
Ink:   for stamping - Coastal Cabana, Tempting Turquoise (SU); for watercolor-Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron (D)
Paper:   Neena (110 lb.), Coastal Cabana, Tempting Turquoise (SU)
Other:  Mini Stencil #4 (TH), Pearlescent EP (Dreamweaver), Aqua Painter, Fun Foam

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Out to Sea

Hello, friends.

Summer is here!

Wouldn't it be nice to be sailing across the cool water
with the sun shining overhead?

I've never been on a sailboat and probably never will.

But I can dream.

And I can make a very simple card that speaks of summer on the water.

I pulled a Brusho background out, die cut this awesome piece from black,
added a little glue and a sentiment and I was done!

The Brusho crystals were sprinkled on watercolor paper and spritzed with water.

My grandson, Jack, likes to help me do this so I have lots of backgrounds.

We're doing Summer Watercolor at
CAS Watercolour


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Fun Birthday Sentiments (HLS)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press), Basic Black (SU)
Other:  Out to Sea die (PB),  Brusho Crystals

Friday, June 16, 2017

Summer Flower for CAS Watercolour

Hello friends.
Is June flying by as fast for you as it is for me?

Here's another summer watercolor card.

I've heat embossed some script stamping on a die cut square
and used a watercolor wash over it.

This sweet, bashful daisy was die cut from watercolor paper
and I used Tambi Gansai watercolors to color the stem and center of the flower.

A super simple, easy card!

There's still time to enter at 
Challenge is open until the 24th

The rest of the Design Team and our Guest Designers have
some more awesome Summer inspiration for you to check out.

Hope to see you in the gallery.

I'll also enter at 
Wishing you a belated birthday  AAA.

edited to add to a new challenge
with Heather Telford and the Foiled Fox

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps: French Script Background (retired SU) 
Ink:   Whisper White
Paper:   Neena, Watercolor (TH)
Other:  White EP, Stitched Shapes Framelits (SU), Bashful Die (PB), Tambi Gansai Watercolors