Monday, August 21, 2017

WC Flower set


If you have visited my blog for any length of time you'll know I love flowers and I love coloring - with markers or various water color mediums.

I also love mini cards, these three are 3.25 by 4.25 inch cards.

The stamps are from Art Impressions, the color comes from Marvy La Plume II Markers in various shades. They are my preferred marker for these stamps --  they still allow color pulling with a wet brush 2 weeks plus after stamping.  I had been using Tombow's but they become colorfast within a day.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Muse 229

Hi Crafters,

This is my last live post before I head to California -- but I have several posts scheduled to pop up while I am away. 

Tracey McNeely is our  Muse this week and she gave us this darling birthday card.


I was very much inspired by her card, but mine isn't a strict casing of it.  I hope you can see how some of the  elements inspired me. (diecut, color backdrop on a white card panel, non-white card base)

My Altenew Magnolia is mounted on foam. The backdrop color is provided by a SU burlap background stamp  (Love it!!!) and instead of a black banner sentiment  I chose black stamping on this mostly monochromatic card.  Thanks for the inspiration Tracey!

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Time Out

Hi There!

When I saw the challenge over at time out...I had to give it a shot!  The theme is Autumn and the optional twist is speed stamping. 

What is speed stamping? 

It is defined by Time Out as  making your card in 10 mins or less. This excludes the time you need to plan the design and get all your products ready to make the card.

I got out my products...and set the timer...then went to work.  I didn't design this ahead of time. Once I tapped the timer I put the sentiment stamp in the misty and went where the urge took me. Just to the right of this is my vagabond, it is open and ready to go 24/7 along with a handful of dies that I use most.

I used the misty for the sentiment, but blocks for the rest they were quicker.  

Five minutes and 42 seconds later I had my card.  I'll have to make makes me smile.

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