Wednesday, July 31, 2019


Since I had the Mama Elephant Little Panda Agenda set out I worked up another card with them.  They're such cute, shy little creatures.  Well, I guess not so little but you know what I mean.

I used my Copic airbrush with YG 17, YG25, G94 on the Hero Arts Jungle Frame. I mounted this on top of the Lawn Fawn Polka Heart Backdrop.

Did you notice the touch of  MFT Sno Cone ink along the outside of the heart panel?

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes

Saturday, July 27, 2019

SOSS #140 - S is for Sea

The new Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge is here:  #140 S is for Sea!

I stamped the MFT Mermazing gals with Versafine Onyx Black onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock. I then colored them with Zig Real Brush Watercolor Pens 022, 082, 072, 081, 222, and 052.

I masked them using Inkadinkado Masking Paper and then used my Copic airbrush and Copic B45 and B49 for seawater.  I spattered that with alcohol blending solution; notice how the watercolor wasn't affected?  Sweet. I also added a scale details using Copic YR07 and RV09.

I wanted to create a nauti (yeah, I went there) vignette using the Memory Box Graceful Branch Oval, turned on its side to look like seaweed, and Taylored Expressions Build a Scene Underwater dies. I cut out a variety and colored them with Distress Oxides.  They are adhered to the card using Gina K Connect Glue.  Now those gals have all the privacy they need!  Shh. They might catch us peeking!

The card is finished off with a sentiment from Hero Arts Beach Messages and a tiny Memory Box Cheerful Crab cut out of a leftover.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

Whimsy - Pinto

Hello, everyone! I had a great time coloring the Horse Scene from the Whimsy July release. What a beautiful scene and then when you add color (or don't--gorgeous just by itself)--swoon.

I used a Wavy Nested Frame to cut out the scene and then explored a couple of ideas for the card base. The blue is lovely but my messy girl heart loves the Brusho background.  Which do you prefer?

For the sentiment I stamped one from Military Family onto a Quick Strips that I trimmed down.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

ATCAS #164 - Daisy

We're starting a fresh Addicted to CAS Challenge today.  Come join us for #164 Daisy!

I colored my Tim Holtz Flower Garden cone flower using Copics.  I modeled it after one that is currently blooming in my garden.

I added the MFT Small Brick Wall Stencil using Distress Oxide Vintage Photo. That's also from my garden but not as even looking by any means!

Lastly I stamped the Hero Arts To Seize or Not to Seize sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black.

Friday, July 19, 2019

C4P - Tulip Birthday

I'm so pleased to announce I've joined the C4P Copic Club design team in support of the Crafts for Paws coloring classes! As you may have guessed the purpose of C4P is helping dogs with medical issues.

Today's card is based on the latest class called Overly Happy Tulips. If you make a minimum donation, you can have access to this class and color along with us!

Non-class products used:  Versafine Onyx Black, Altenew Versatile Vases

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Whimsy - Otters

Let's jump right in! I started today's Whimsy card by stamping the Curly Qs Background with Versamark and embossed it with Ranger White Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder.

I used Zig 032 Persian Blue with a wide brush for water.

Then I stamped the Birthday Otters images with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them up with Copics. I love their expressions!

For the sentiment I stamped one from Calories Schmalories onto a Quick Strips with Versamark and embossed it with Ranger White Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder.

I cut the sentiment into segments so the words could float along with the otters.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

SOSS #139 - J is for Joke

Time for a new SOSS challenge! This time the topic is joke.

I thought of using a Trump image but who likes telling a bad joke? Instead I made a happy background using Distress Oxide Picked Rasperry, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, and Twisted Citron with Tim Holtz Stencils.

I used the MFT Slider Surprise Dies, stamping the Whimsy Stamps Grim Reaper sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black. The Katzelkraft Aviator image is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black as well and colored with Zig Real Brush Watercolor Pens.

Don't all the happy colors make you think the knock knock joke will be really cute?

Joke’s on you! LOL.  This is soooooo me. If I’m not expecting you, then chances are I won’t answer the door. Heck, even if I am expecting you, I might not. Byyyyyyye!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Whimsy - Cupcakes

Have you seen the latest Whimsy Stamps release?  Finally a cupcake set that covers all the bases! I used 3 of the 4 cupcakes in the Calories Schmalories set to create this colorful background.

I stamped the images in Versamark onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock then heat-embossed with Ranger White Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder.

I used Peerless Watercolor to color them.

Once that was dry, I diecut the new Whimsy Birthday Word Die from the card front as well as from black craft foam. I adhered the foam to the card base then the cupcake birthday word on top of that.

I stamped the Don't Shop Dogs Happy sentiment above the diecut to complete the card.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

TFS - Neon Birthday Dog

I'm over on the Topflight Stamps blog today with a fun interactive card! Not sure the dog is enjoying the interactive part tho. LOL

Saturday, July 6, 2019

ATCAS #163 - Heat

Whew!  It's gettin' hot up in here!  Come join us for the latest Addicted to CAS Challenge where the code word is "heat."

I stamped the Taylored Expressions Summer Grumplings image using Memento Tuxedo Black. I then masked the front and used my Copic airbrush to apply Honey Bee Flames Stencil. That totally sums up how I feel about summer heat!

The image is colored with Copics as well and the sentiment stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

DB - Summer Ellies

I'm over on the Doodle Bug blog today. Go check it out and see how you might win some goodies to help me celebrate my birthday!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Whimsy - Pull My Finger

The Whimsy Stamps July release is available now and it's fabulous if I must say so myself . . . and I must!

Here I'm using Dragon Pull My Finger which cracks me up. I know plenty of boys who will get a kick out of this--a few gals too!

I first used a flame stencil and my Copic airbrush to create a fiery background.  I cut this out using Whimsy Pierced and Stitched Circle Dies.

That done, I stamped Dragon Pull My Finger with Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored him up using the above Copics.

I adhered the dragon onto the circle and then the circle onto the dove gray background. Notice I cut a slice off of the circle at the bottom; the circle with the placement of the A Boy's Dream sentiment  reminds me of a lightbulb.

See you soon with another Whimsy July release card!