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Updated: 2015-10-05T11:02:02.341-05:00

 



Another Attempt at Daffodils

2014-05-20T22:18:51.458-05:00

I wasn't in love with my first attempt at painting PTI's daffodils the other day, so I thought I would try again with the technique that was shown to us on day 8 of Online Card Classes Watercolor class. This attempt feels much less overworked to me, so I am happier with it. I almost always make two cards at the same time and after I painted the background on one I decided to leave the second one without a background. I think I like it better.



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OCC More Day 8 Cards!

2014-05-20T22:10:21.474-05:00

Ok, I admit it - I am totally in love with what I learned in day 8 of Online Card Classes Watercolor class! I can't stop making cards with the technique Tasnim Ahmed taught us! With this card I did learn that the paper can make a BIG difference. I decided to paint two roses at once. The one that I made the card with is on Fabriano Hot Press 140lb watercolor paper and I loved how it turned out. I am also going to show a picture of the other one, painted at the same time on Aqvarelle Arches 100% cotton 140 lb watercolor paper. I think it turned out awful (it actually looks better in the photo than in real life) and it is not like the paper was cheap paper. I have had it for years, but at the time I bought it, it was probably the most I had ever spent on a craft item! (I will say I later did a different watercolor technique that the Aqvarelle paper handled better than the Fabriano, but I havent had time to photograph it yet.)


The stamps are PTI and I painted with distress inks.


This one is much fuzzier looking and the ink settled into the paper very fast, so I couldn't push it around where I wanted it like in the first one.

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OCC Day 8 Homework

2014-05-15T16:33:17.340-05:00

I have love, love, LOVED day 5 through 8 of Online Card Classes Watercolor for Cardmakers class!! I just want to keep trying these techniques over and over (seriously, who need to go to work!? It is messing with my painting time!!)

First I tried the technique shown to us by Tasnim Ahmed. Her painting was SO gorgeous!! I need a lot more practice (and I think it would help if I picked an image with bigger open areas next time) but I think it is not too bad for a first attempt.


I used Papertry Ink's Year of Flowers Lily of the Valley and the sentiment is from one of the Think Big Favorites sets. I painted with distress inks.

My second card follows the example of Dawn Woleslagle (I definitely need a lot of practice here!) Can I just say she is AMAZING?? I already LOVED her stamps (WPlus9) and am being blown away by her recent watercolor cards made with those stamps (both in class and on her blog!)


I used the stamp set Flora and Fauna 1 by WPlus9. The sentiment is from WP9's Fresh Cut Florals  and I painted with distress ink.

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OCC More Day 5 Cards

2014-05-15T16:11:33.248-05:00

I am playing catch up with my homework from Online Card Classes Watercolor for Cardmakers class. I LOVED the technique shown to us by Swarup Murthy (Sanketi) and already did one card using it. I know it is going to be something I try again and again!! This is my second attempt.


I used stamps from Papertrey Ink (Year of Flowers Daffodils and the sentiment is from one of the Think Big Favorites). The paint was Windsor and Newton Cotman tube watercolors.

I also made two cards using the technique Shari Carol showed us on day 5. They are the same other than color scheme - I thought I would make one masculine and one feminine, but I think my "masculine" one is still a little feminine! Oh, well!



I used a Hero Arts background stamp and the Thanks die and stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. 

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Another Card for Day 3

2014-05-15T15:56:38.215-05:00

I have been taking Online Card Classes Watercolor for Cardmakers class and I am loving it! I got a little behind on my "assignments" because of work but today I am playing catch up!! On day 3 I really loved what Kristina did with some scenery stamps from Art Impressions and I finally got a chance to try it!!


This is very different for me but was a lot of fun!!



OCC Watercolor Class Day 5

2014-05-10T13:52:07.124-05:00

This is the day of class I was most looking forward to! I have recently discovered this wonderful blog (The Storyteller) and have been amazed at what she does with stamps and watercolor. Of course she was one of the instructors for today!! I was very excited to give this a try, but I definitely need to practice some more!


I used two stamp sets from WPlus9 (one for the flowers and one for the sentiment) and watercolors.

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OCC Watercolor Day 3

2014-05-10T13:42:00.326-05:00

Day 3 (and 4) of Online Card Classes Watercolor class taught us a lot of techniques for watercolor stamping. This is my first attempt with one of the techniques - I can't wait until my days off so I can try some more!


I used watercolors for the background and Distress Inks with the My Favorite Things floral image. The sentiment is from PTI. 

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OCC Watercolor Day 1 Take 3

2014-05-06T13:56:02.388-05:00

The 3rd technique we learned on Day 1 of Online Card Classes Watercolor class was how to use your acrylic blocks and distress ink to create a background. I struggled a lot with this one - I had a hard time getting my colors to blend together and not leave distinct lines between them.....

I made two versions. The second one has some splatters of glimmer mist added.




For both cards I used distress ink and a My Favorite Things stamp. The thanks die is from Simon Says Stamp and the Hello die is from WPlus9.

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OCC Watercolor Day 1 Take 2

2014-05-06T13:47:05.325-05:00

The second technique we were shown on day 1 of Online Card Classes Watercolor class was how to use watercolors with your background stamps. I made two attempts at this, exactly the same except I used watercolors to paint one and distress inks to paint the other.

The first one is the distress ink card.


And this is the watercolored one.


Both cards are made with an Impression Obsession Cover a card background, a Simon Says Stamp die and a Martha Stewart balloon punch.




Online Card Classes Watercolor Day 1 Take 1

2014-05-06T13:39:24.555-05:00

Well, I am taking an Online Card Class again (Love them!!) and so I am blogging to share what I have done :) On day one we were shown 3 techniques and this is my attempt at the first one, using stencils with watercolor. I am really thrilled with how this turned out!!


I used watercolors, a Heidi Swapp stencil, Avery Elle die, WPlus9 sentiment and My Minds Eye enamel dots.

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OCC CAS3 Day 7 Take 2

2014-03-24T18:18:55.577-05:00

Day 7 of Online Card Classes Clean and Simple 3 had me so inpired I had to try a second technique!! This one involved tracing an image with a gold pen and then coloring it in. I love how this looks even with my drying out pen! (I had to run to my local Micheals the next day to get a new pen and I am anxious to try this again with a pen that is more cooperative!!)


The main image is a new Papertrey Ink set that I just got and I think the sentiment is Hero Arts?

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OCC CAS3 Day 7 - Coloring

2014-03-24T18:12:30.327-05:00

Hello! I finally got a chance to try my hand at one of the techniques shown on day 7 of Online Card Classes Clean and Simple 3 class. This is a card I want to try my hand at doing again - I am not happy with the space between the die cut word and the die cut hearts. I tried to fill it with some gold foil hearts, but I still know the spacing is off. Sigh. But it was a very fun technique!


The Love die and sentiment are from Avery Elle, the Heart strip die is from Lil Inker, and the individual gold foil hearts were cut using the confetti die from Mama Elephant.

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Online Card Classes CAS3 Day 5

2014-03-17T17:24:36.771-05:00

Well, Day 5 of Online Card Classes Clean and Simple 3 was all about bringing backgrounds into the foreground. I was particularly inspired by the lesson on iron off embossing and created 2 cards using the technique. I also had an excuse to grab my Twinkling H2O's out of the "garage sale" pile!! I'm glad I hadn't gotten rid of them yet!!



For the first card I used the My Favorite Things stamp set Peaceful Wildflowers. The sentiment is from PTI's Mini Blooms.  


My second card uses Stampin Up's Just Believe and PTI's Mini Blooms for the sentiment again. I made the first card using regular card stock so was able to make it a one layer card but I used watercolor paper for the second and it worked best as a panel.

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Online Card Class CAS 3 Day 3

2014-03-17T10:49:41.523-05:00

I have another card that is inspired by the class I am taking at Online Card Classes - Clean and Simple 3. Day 3 was all about optical illusions and I was inspired by the lessons on masking and stamp layering to make this card. I actually used a technique in the middle of the card that was shown to us on day 5 - iron off embossing - but I made this card before watching that lesson (just, once again, I am slooow to post!) I will have another card using the day 5 technique to come. In fact I am super excited that I am going to spend my day off playing with ink and stamps and that is on my to do list!!



I used stamps from Lil' Inker - Shiny Happy Sentiments, and Lawn Fawn - Starry Backgrounds and distress inks (plus some clear embossing) to make this card!

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Online Card Classes CAS 3 Day 1

2014-03-17T10:19:17.755-05:00

I am taking another card class through Online Card Classes - Clean and Simple 3 - and am loving it!! I am especially happy that they have given us more days between each lesson to get caught up, because I am obviously VERY slow to post anything I make!! I have actually made hundreds of cards since my last blog post, and just not gotten around to posting them.....


This is the card that I made after being inspired by the first days lessons. I know it is not really in the CAS style and I did work on that for my day 2 card, but I thought it would still be good to show what I was inspired to make. Everything is inlaid and completely flat except where the green strip meets the main panel. 

I used the Papertrey Ink stamp sets Mighty Oak and Hello Foxy, the Mighty Oak Coverplate, and a Birthday die. The inks are Linen Distress ink, Delicata Gold, and a mix of greens and brown from Fresh Ink, A Muse, and Memento Luxe. I think the green paper is some old Stampin Up - maybe Handsome Hunter?

Thanks for looking!



A Subtle Hello

2013-07-25T20:08:53.471-05:00

I have made another card using inspiration from the Online Card Class Summer Card Camp 2 class that I am taking. I used the color combo from week 3. I have been wanting to try this technique (I don't really know what it is called!) where your sentiment is die cut from your background and raised to subtly show. I also sort of used the second sketch from this week.


Details:
Stamps: None
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Creamy Caramel, Lavender Lace, PTI Plum Pudding
Ink: None
Misc: PTI Wonderful Words Hello Die, PTI Rainbow Stripes Die

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Card Class Week 3 Color Combo

2013-07-24T17:08:28.820-05:00

Hello! This weeks color challenge at Online Card Classes Summer Card Camp 2 was a doozy. It was SO not in my comfort zone! I almost decided to skip it, but went ahead and gave it a shot. I have surprised myself by actually liking it! Who'd a thought!? I also used the 1st sketch for the week. I usually post a picture of the sketch or colors but I am not sure what the rules are about that since it is a class instead of a challenge....I tried the flowers using only the purples and then using blue, light purple and darker pinkish purple and I couldn't decide which I liked better so I just made basically the same card with each of them!The Details:Stamps: PTI The Sweet Life and Think Big Favorites #4Paper: PTI White, Dark Chocolate, SU KraftInk: PTI Classic Kraft, SU Baja Breeze, Lavender Lace, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Suede, VersamarkMisc: SU Linen Thread, PTI The Sweet Life Dies, SU White Embossing PowderThe Details:Stamps: PTI The Sweet Life, SSS Banner SayingsPaper: PTI White, Dark Chocolate, SU KraftInk: PTI Classic Kraft, SU Baja Breeze, Lavender Lace, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Suede, VersamarkMisc: SU Linen Thread, PTI The Sweet Life Dies, SU White Embossing PowderThanks for vising today![...]



A (Almost) Catch Up On My Homework

2013-07-22T17:26:39.625-05:00

Hiya!! I got to play a little bit this weekend and I made some cards using the Online Summer Card Class that I am taking as inspiration. I have four cards to share, each using either a sketch or color combo (or sometimes both) from the card class.The first card I made uses the 2nd sketch from week one. I did not use any of the color challenges from the class on this one because I had some paper I bought a while back that I really wanted to use to make some slightly fall themed cards for Operation Write Home. The leaves on the embellishment are cut from the DP and covered with Glossy Accents.Details:Stamp: PTI On the FarmPaper: PTI Vintage Cream, DP purchased a while back from Micheals (possibly Recollections brand?)Ink: SU Early Espresso, Distress Ink Walnut StainMisc: Various SU Circle Punches, SU linen threadFor my second card I used the week 2 color combo and the week 2 sketch 2 (very liberally, and turned on it's side). I left the front blank because this one is also for Operation Write Home and I thought if it was blank it could be used to say "hello" to a child or maybe be a birthday card....Details:Stamp: Lawn Fawn Critters in the Burbs, Hero Arts Square Pattern BackgroundPaper: SU Kiwi Kiss, Baja BreezeInk: SU Lucky Limeade, Memento Tuxedo Black, colored with CopicsMisc: PTI die Cloud 1 & 2I think my 3rd card is my favorite, and it only uses the 3rd sketch from week 2. I really intended to do more with the color challenges, but I desperately wanted to use this paper (I have had it for over 6 months and for some reason I HAD to use it now!!) It is from the same paper pad as the first card.Details:Stamp: NonePaper: PTI White, SU Basic Black, DP from Micheal's (possibly Recollections)Ink: Distress Ink Walnut StainMisc: SU Circle Punches, Lil Inker Die - Circle and Diamond Stitched Pattern, PTI die - Counting My BlessingsMy final card uses the color combo from week 2 again, but no sketch.Details:Stamp: Lil Inker Darling DiamondsPaper: SU Baja Breeze, Very VanillaInk: SU Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Lucky Limeade, Chocolate ChipMisc: Lil Inker Die - Circle and Diamond Stitched PatternThanks for stopping by![...]



Summer Card Camp Day1 (For the New Neighbors)

2013-07-10T16:59:56.628-05:00

Even though I have had little to no time to stamp lately, I signed up for Online Card Classes Summer Card Camp 2. I knew there was a chance I wouldn't get any of the assignments done until well after class had ended, but I still couldn't resist. I have really enjoyed each of the classes I have taken there! And, hey, I am only 3 days behind on doing the 1st day's assignment! Good job, me!!

This card was made using one of the Day 1 sketches and the 1st color challenge. I just got new neighbors and I am determined to at least know their names, so I have made a card and made a little trip to a local farmer's stand. I think fresh corn is a good "Welcome to Nebraska" gift (and I got them a watermelon, too! The samples were too tasty!)


For my card I used:

Stamps: Blanket Stitched Blooms (WPlus9), Sentiment from Winter Hills (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight (all Stampin Up), and Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: Sweet Girl (Echo Park), PTI White Cardstock
Misc: Inkssentials Enamel Accents, Copic Multiliner



OWH Midweek Throwdown For the Kids and Some Organization

2013-06-25T15:07:54.459-05:00

Hi! I have not been able to make any cards for the last couple of weeks because I have been organizing my stamps! I keep most of mys stamps in CD cases, and the rest in DVD cases (SU and large stamps) and binder boxes with laminated inserts (Taylored Expressions and all of the Unity Kits of the Month that I used to get) . The cases are all numbered and the sets are stamped on computer paper and in 3 ring binders with the corresponding number on each page so I can flip through, decide what set I want to use and then go to the case. (I hope that makes sense.) In the 3 ring binders I used to have them organized by stamp company, but after a while it became too hard to keep track of what kinds of stamps I had. So I reorganized them by type - "Christmas", "Nature", etc. That was better, but still not perfect because some sets have many different types of stamps in them....So I have spent the past 2 weeks stamping every. single. stamp. I have into categories - "Thank You Sentiments", "Flower Images", "Birthday Sentiments", etc. - and then labeling each image with the case number that it lives in. I am still not totally done, but I am SO close!! I decided it was time to take a break and make a card! Operation Write Home's Midweek Showdown this week is to make cards for kids! So fun!



I used the stamp set Critters in the Forest from Lawn Fawn, paper from Echo Park and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

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OWH Midweek Throwdown - Water World

2013-06-06T10:45:40.327-05:00

Today I have made a card for Operation Write Home's Midweek Throwdown Challenge. This week it is to use water on your card. About a month ago I went a little crazy playing with Distress Stains and since then I have a had a stack of papers on my desk that I created that day. It feels so good to finally do something with one of them!! This one reminded me of water so I stamped the world stamp on it (from a OWH set by Hero Arts called You're My World ) and used some of it for the background.



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Operation Write Home Sketch 175

2013-06-03T17:57:06.618-05:00

I know I have mentioned several times lately that most of the cards I am making now are for Operation Write Home....so this week I thought I would try the Operation Write Home sketch challenge. Here is the sketch:



And here is my card:


I also used a previous color challenge (#179) from ColourQ (Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Kraft and White). I totally love the little wood veneer potty people from Studio Calico. I really need to think of some other uses for them!! The stamps are two sets from Simon Says Stamp - Lots of Hearts and Tilted Banner Sayings.

Thanks for visiting me today!



ColourQ 189

2013-05-20T18:31:56.361-05:00

Hello! I made a card this weekend for the ColourQ challenge. This is the color challenge for this week:

 
And this is the card I ended up with. I say it that way because I intended something different (I have a photo of the intended design at the end because I made 2 of them) but I messed up at the end and got a fingerprint of green ink at the top of the one that had stamped better. I cut it down and ended up liking it better this way! (Also, please forgive the splotchy Coral flowers - I don't have the ink pad yet, just the marker.)
 

I used Impression Obsession's Herringbone background stamped in white pigment ink for the background and then stamped Avery Elle's Petal's and Stems using dye ink over the top.

 
This was what I had originally intended the card to look like.
 
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Fusion #6

2013-05-13T13:15:08.286-05:00

Hello! I am trying my hand at the Fusion Hypothesis Challenge again! Here is the inspiration photo and sketch for this week:

And here is my card:


This time I tried combining the sketch and the inspiration photo. I used Avery Elle's Knotty set and various SU inks and papers to approximate the colors I was seeing in the photo (Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Basic Gray).

This card had nothing to do with the challenge, but I also made it the same day so I thought I would share it too!
 
The stamps are from Lawn Fawn's Sunny Skies and the DP is from Echo Parks Sweet Girl 6x6 pad. I created the sky with Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.

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Happy Mother's Day!

2013-05-12T08:31:41.676-05:00

Happy Mother's Day! I thought I would share a few Mother's Day cards I made today. Some are the one's I made for my mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and step-mom, and some are ones that I sent to Operation Write Home.  Several of them used past sketches from CAS(E) this Sketch as a starting point.Have a wonderful day! [...]