Monday, May 10, 2021

DB - Happy Hamsters

I've over the rainbow for the Sunny Studio Happy Hamsters set!  Go check out my card on the Doodle Bugs WA blog today.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

52 Card Pickup ATC - Set 10

Busy organizing and working on design team assignments so felt really good to get messy.  As always.

Be a superhero:  get vaccinated!

All/Most Cards: Liquitex Gesso, Distress Oxides, Distress Inks, Ranger Archival Ink, Stazon Jet Black

CARD 1:  Simon Says Stamp Toilet Die, Avery Elle That Bites, Dylusions White Spray, Copics

CARD 2:  VLV Plate 136, VLV Plate 1524, VLV Doctor with Needle, Zigs

CARD 3:  AALL and Create Felines, Tim Holtz Mini Brick Stencil, AALL and Create Doily Stencil, 
Liquitex Bright Aqua Green Paint, Dina Wakley Lemon Gloss Spray
CARD 4:  Deep Red Water Droplets Background, Avery Elle That Bites, Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, 
Red Gelli Roll Glaze Pen, Copics

Saturday, May 1, 2021

SOSS #184 - O for Outdoors

Time to enter the great outdoors with the latest Sisterhood of Snarky Challenge!  I love nature . . . while sitting in my backyard with a book in hand--lol.  You?

Power Poppy Forest Fellas
Pretty Pink Posh Autumn Leaves stencil
Distress Oxides Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Twisted Citron

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Snarky Cat Holiday Scenes

Ahead of the game with my 5 Christmas cards for May.  Go, me!

Tim Holtz Stamptember 2020
Tim Holtz Snarky Cats Christmas
Tim Holtz Mini Brick Stencil
Lawn Fawn Snowflake dies
Neat and Tangled Fa La La Stencil
Recollections 6x6 paper
Avery Elle Oval Burst die
Distress Oxides

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Purple Snarky Cat Christmas

I had planned on making a bunch like this but just not feeling it so one it is. So much sponging then embossing then watercoloring.  

I'm entering this in Fab 'n' Funky #521 Christmas, Addicted to Stamps & More #404 Any Occasion, Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes

Tim Holtz Snarky Cat Christmas
Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Happy Graduation!

I can't believe my first great nephew is graduating high school.  I can remember changing his diapers.  Wait, no I can't because I'm the aunt and you can have your baby back, thank you very much. LOL.

He's hoping to enter the Air Force so I used an aviation theme for the card. I'm really quite pleased with how this turned out, especially for using boy blues. It was really hard not to add a dash of magenta as is my wont; I made do with the yummy yellow.

Katzelkraft Aviator
PaperArtsy Eclectica Emmy Godfrey EEG13
AALL & Create Spiral Checked Stencil
AALL and Create Steampunk Alchemist
Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Spray & Pad
Dylusions After Midnight & Vibrant Turquoise Sprays

Monday, April 26, 2021

DB - Unicycle Birthday

I made this fun birthday card for my partner--cute but still masculine(ish).  LOL.  More details on the Doodle Bugs WA blog.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Peace on Eart

I'm finishing up my April Christmas Cache cards with this one which uses a background I hated but now love.  Snowflakes and more snowflakes!

It was an interesting process with good discoveries. The texture of the deer was created by stenciling the deer first in black and spattering with white which just didn't rock my boat so I stenciled again using gold embossing paste.   I wasn't expecting the black (Versafine) to mix with the gold to create some greenish undertones nor the spatters to morph into such brilliant texture in the gold.  

Tim Holtz Christmas Bold Things #3
Tim Holtz Stamptember 2020
Stamplorations Christmas Reindeer
Distress Ink and Oxides, both pads and sprays
Honey Bee Deckle Edge dies
Dreamweaver Gold Embossing Paste
Versafine Clair Twilight for the sentiment

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

52 Card Pickup ATC - Set 9

An electic mix for today. We've had some unusual weather lately--should be gray skies but instead sunny smiles. I also thought of aliens because of a recent X-Files marathon on the telly.  The top left card is good advice but can I actually do it?

All/Most Cards: Liquitex Gesso, Distress Oxides Inks and Sprays, Dylusions Sprays, Ranger Archival Ink, Stazon Jet Black

Card 1: Doodlebug Design Washi, Carabelle Studio Circles Collage, TCW Mini Art Is Stencil, Tim Holtz Small Talk

Card 2: Impress Rain Die, Brutus Monroe Be Unique, Mama Elephant Display a Card die (clouds)

Card 3: Lavinia Josie, MFT Polynesian Paradise, Rustic Wilderness Distress Embossing Glaze, Dylusions White Linen Spray, Distress Oxide Mustard Seed, AALL & Create Doily Stencil

Card 4:  Viva Las Vegas 1520, Visible Image Alien Invader