Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Online Card Class - Day 2

Hi there. Here is my card for day 2 of Online Card Classes: Watercolor for Card Makers: Exploring Mediums. 

I tried the no line coloring technique. This was hard for me. I'm more comfortable doing no line coloring with my Copic markers. I have more control with the blending. I used the storage envelope to apply the distress inks because when I used the nonstick craft mat, I couldn't see what colors I was using.

I had to make up my own leaves as I couldn't see my outline that much. I took this picture before stamping on the verse, just in case I made a boo boo. 

I used my MISTI for perfect placement. I used two different  Mama Elephant sets for this card. 
I used Tim Holtz's Distress inks for water coloring. 

Doesn't look so nice up close. I need to practice and probably need better water color paper. 
I drew on the eyelashes. 

Thanks for looking. Have a creative day!

Online Card Class - Day 1

Hello there. Thanks for visiting me. I am taking the Online Card Class - Watercolor for Card Makers, Exploring Mediums.  I have been using watercolors for awhile but by taking the class I have learned a lot of new techniques. Here is my card for Day 1.

Here they taught us how to blend from markers directly on the paper. Of course, their presentation of marker coloring onto paper was a lot neater than mine. 

Looks so much better when water was added.  
I sprinkled some water droplets onto the watercolors for a more water colored look. Love it.

I cut out the leaves from a set from MFTStamps

Stamped a sentiment from Mama Elephant Stamps. 
I love how the inks from Tim Holtz Distress ink pads blend and go so perfectly together.

Now on to Day 2. 
Thanks for looking. 
Take care!

Saturday, September 12, 2015


I'm trying to find some me time between work, running errands, taking care of parents and taking care of my family and house. Even if it's just an hour to color or make a card... I'll take it.

I had no problem stamping on the diecuts. I easily used the handy dandy MISTI. 
The only trouble I had was figuring out how to position the two layers of diecuts. 
I used the flowers and leaf to hide the bald spots.

I bent the leaves forward for more dimension.

This card is for the Sweet Sunday and Simon Says STAMPtember use a stamp challenges.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hugs.

Materials Used: 
Simon Says Stamp! Autumn Blessings
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Dymo Labeler

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

So Very Grateful

Wow! My last blog entry was almost a year ago. How sad. I must of been very busy...yup!

A few weeks ago a local quilters group donated ten "clothing protectors", they didn't want to call the bibs, to my carehome for the elderly. Our Ombudsman who delivered them gave me their address and suggested that I send them a thank you note. I really should have taken a picture of them. They are so beautiful, colorful and intricate.

I thought the card I made was truly appropriate.  I did the die cut inlay technique.

It did take me a long time to create and I'm so happy with it. But I have so many scraps. 
I could make 4 more cards, but do I want to...hahahaha. 

I was inspired by the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 285

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Take care!

I used:
MFT Stamps Dynamics Blueprint #20
Lawn Fawn Heart Dies
Simon Says Stamp: Friendship Messages