Thursday, July 27, 2017


The theme at A Blog Named Hero this month is "florals" and I certainly love my flowers.  If you have read my blog before, you'll know I recently took a class where we used art, photography, fashion, etc. as our inspiration.  Found this art print and when I saw it, thought it was perfect for the HA ice cream cone set and all the little flowers that are in many of their stamp sets.  It's also National Ice Cream Month so let's celebrate with a floral cone!!

Source: Rifle Paper Co.

I stamped lots of little flowers from HA stamp sets (DC130, CL963, CL779, DC195) in a variety of inks.  Then fussy cut them because most did not have a matching die and I didn't want a white edge.  Stamped the cone and also fussy cut.  Then I did the flower arrangement and used the Press n' Seal method to keep them all together.  Attached the cone and flowers to a base matted with black, stamped the sentiment in black ink and clear embossed.  Added some Spectrum Noir to the flowers and rosewater Nuvo drops. 

In the July release, Hero Arts has a perfect stamp set for making bouquets with small flowers called Summer Garden.  Certainly would have used that if only I had it!!!  On the wishlist!

There is still time to make your floral creation and enter the challenge here.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017


From my little stash of watercoloured tissue paper, I die cut some butterflies and leaves for my entry in the CAS Watercolour Challenge.

First I die cut the circle in the pinkish paper and then dry embossed.  Embossed a piece of cream card and fit it in to match the butterflies in the top piece.  Mounted that on a card base and added the butterfly, leaves and a few raindrops.  This will be a card for the miscellaneous file.  I am also entering this in HLS challenge for July.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017


I had a fun time playing with tissue paper and various dye inks yesterday - this technique certainly makes fantastic watercolor backgrounds!  The challenge at CAS Mix-Up this month is to use tissue paper, stamping and choice - my choice is a die cut.

After making the tissue paper background, I die cut the piece and put it on the white card base.  I colored the iris with Zigs and added some more dimension with my Prisma pencils, die cut them and added them and the sentiment.  

I am also entering this in Virginia's summer challenge and Happy Little Stampers watercolour and blue challenge.

My second card was a result of just some playing around with some DO inks.  Stamped the flowers with worn lipstick on black cs, but it just didn't look very pink, so again used Prisma colored pencils to add a little color.  I'm not wild about the colors, but used them on this card.

All for today.  Thanks for stopping by and love to read your comments.

Friday, July 14, 2017


The challenge at SSS Flickr Challenge this month is black and white with a splash of color.  i used my design from this card, colored the stamped image differently and changed the sentiment.  To break up the black background piece I added a piece of striped washi tape.  Both the image and sentiment are from "Floral Bliss" by SSS.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017


The challenge theme this month at A Blog Named Hero is "florals" and that's just up my alley!!!  Decided to make an "inside out" card as I haven't made one for ages.   These are easy to make with almost any stamp as long as you have a die to match.  


For my card, I first white embossed two of the flowers from the HA April 2016 kit, colored them with Copics and die cut a whole flower, then just a center part and layered them.  Did the same with the leaves. I next figured out where I wanted the flower and die cut the card front.  Then I fitted the layered flower in the cut area and glued it so it would be on the inside of the card.  The leaves are on the outside of the card.  Added the little sentiment, a few sequins and some Nuvo gold (flower center) and done!  The card base is HA wet cement - love these layering papers as they're white inside and there is such a great range of colors from which to choose.

You can enter your floral creation here and be eligible for a great prize.   

I am entering this in The Flower Challenge as the theme there this month is embossing.

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