Sunday, July 15, 2018

Cards in Envy On the Beach


Time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge!  This time we'd like to see anything related to the beach. Man, I wish I were on one. Heck, even near a nice one would do me. LOL.

For my cards I watercolored the background quickly with Zig markers.  While that was drying, I created a sandy white beach and colored up the other elements of the scene. I really love the look of the palm tree. The coconuts are enamel dots colored with Copics.

The Details: MFT Mermazing, Yvonne Creations Palm Tree, Memory Box Marina Sailboats and Cheerful Crabs, Copics, Zigs, Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, Doodlebug Design Enamel Dots

Weekend Challenges


I played along with some challenges this weekend. Fun!  This is my personal favorite of the three. I'm entering this one in Simon Says Wednesday Fun in the Sun and Just Add Ink #417 Just Add T.

The Details:  MFT Polynesian Paradise, Newton's Nook Tropical Leaves, Distress Oxide Twisted Citron, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics



I'm entering this one in CAS(e) This Sketch #280.

The Details:  MFT Bubbled Over with Joy, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black





This one I'm entering in Lawn Fawn #32 Color Inspiration.

The Details:  Lawn Fawn Fintastic Friends, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics

Saturday, July 14, 2018

SOSS #114 - C is for Coloring


Time for a more-or-less anything goes challenge with SOSS #114 coloring! Come join in the fun!

I used no line coloring and am quite pleased with how my card came out, particularly his face although his teeth turned out a bit caveman. And oh my effing god, I can so relate to him. I imagine a lot of you can too. I can just hear that damn yammering bird going on and on while the lion sits calmly (for a lion--let's give him some credit). Of course, we cat lovers know his tail is doing the slow whip and that bird doesn't have much longer in this world.  LOL.

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The Details:  Katzelkraft Jungle Animals, Ranger Dylusions People . . . Not a Fan, MFT Black and White Stripes 6x6 Paper, Memento Tuxedo Black and Toffee Crunch, Copics (primarily E30-9, E27, YR24, YR27, YG13, YG17, YG67)

Friday, July 13, 2018

Pop Art Happy Birthday


I showed this card to a coworker who saw the profile of a bird rather than a tilted face.  How about you?  And while you're at it, why don't you tell me about your mother.

The Details:  Stampers Anonymous Classics #5, Your Next Stamp Insanely Happy, Memento Dandelion, Rose Bud, Bahama Blue and Love Letter, Versafine Onyx Black, Simon Says Stitched Rectangle Die

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Love Cynthia Bookmarks


I received a request to make some bookmarks.  I personally have switched to e-books for the sake of convenience but I do remember paper fondly. :)

The Details:  Love Cynthia Find a Reason to Smile and Donut Worry, MFT Mini Cloud Edges, Distress Oxides, Copics, Lawn Fawn Grassy Border, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Glaze, Strathmore 140lb Mixed Media Paper

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Topflight - Christmas in July

I'm over on the Topflight Stamps Blog today with a fun Christmas card!


The Details:  PaperArtsy JOFY 57, MFT Black and White Stripe 6x6 Paper, Simon Says Stitched Rectangle Die, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Super Fine Detail White embossing powder, Copics

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

May All Your Wishes


I played with one of my birthday presents yesterday.  Love this set so.  I remember doing this when I was a kid and rubbing the dandelion flowers beneath our chins and if it left yellow it meant something or another.  Fun times!

I started by sponging cardstock in green then using the LF grassy hillsides dies to cut them out.  For the back hill, I used the negative of the die to sponge grass directly on the card base for added depth. I then colored the sky with my Copic air brush and B00. I set that aside as the water spatters dried. I next used by Scan N Cut to fussy cut the animals, coloring them with Copics.  Turned out so cute!

I'm entering this in Seize the Birthday without optional sequin topping

The Details:  Mama Elephant Dandelion Wishes, Lawn Fawn Simple Grassy Hillsides, Distress Oxides, Copics, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Fine White Embossing Powder, Versamark