Sunday, June 12, 2016

Wish Big

          Happy Sunday!  I hope you are having a relaxing weekend. The weather has been beautiful and it is such a nice time of year.  Flowers are blooming and my vegetable garden is also looking good!

    I am stopping by to share my latest card.  A couple of weeks ago, I created a card using a beautiful image from Mo Manning called "Laura". You can see that card below.  A few days later, Mo released this adorable image and I could not wait to color her up. She is called "Kate" and I just fell in love with her at first sight. Who could resist coloring that beautiful bonnet? 

  I recently reorganized my paper stash and discovered a large quantitiy of specialty design paper I ordered some time ago. Once I saw this paper, I knew I would be coloring "Kate" in vintage greens.  The design paper is Inkido "Spring Time" 6x6 papers. There are four 6x6 designs on one 12 inch page- all coordinated for you and so beautiful

        Kate is colored with copic markers. I usually work like a mad woman and hardly keep track of my colors but I kept track of the greens for her dress which were BG99 (darkest shading),G99,94, 84 and 40.  I added YG 21 over the G40 to give a yellow tint to the lightest color. Her apron and bonnet ribbons were colored with E81, 84 and 87. I also added E41 and colorless blender to blend the folds.  Last I added some glitter dust on her ribbons and tulip!
           The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections.  The leaf die is called "Botanical Stem" from Memory Box. The die cut chipboard frame is from Scrapieniec available in the USA at WHS Marketplace HERE.  

             Last, the pretty hand dyed shabby seam binding is from Live and Love Crafts.. so many delicious colors- and the sentiment is from a Stampin Up set I have had forever. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and as always, for your kind comments. Have a great day!   I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
 Allsorts- Fancy bows and ribbons
 Alphabet Challenge- H is for Handcolored
 Bella and Brontes Challenge- Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge- Tic Tac Toe
(leaves, flowers, sentiment)
The Ribbon Girl- Anything Goes


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Love Gives Us a Fairytale

    Happy Wednesday!  I am stopping by today to share my design team card for Michele R Designs.  As you know, Michele has some of the most beautiful digital design papers all of which you can find HERE.  For my card, I used my all time favorite collection, "Designer Grunge." You may have seen it in several of my makes!
      Before I post the full photo of the card, I must say I was inspired by a card made by my talented friend across the pond, Linda Levoir of SWG Original Designs .  Isn't it gorgeous!


I fell in love with the La La Land's Heart Doily Die which Linda used here. When I saw it on Linda's gorgeous card, I knew I had to order it and incorporate it in an upcoming card. I loved how Linda offset two die cuts and I did the same with the aqua and white Gemstone cardstock below. All of Irina's dies have amazing detail and cut so beautifully first time through the die cut machine!
     In addition to the design paper which was slightly distressed, I added Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, a resin butterfly,twine and a beautiful rhinestone button in the middle of the two hearts.
    Last, the sentiment was from my stash!  I have an envelope of vellum quotes and I decided to back it with more "Designer Grunge" paper so that the floral design peeks through the sentiment.
     Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments. Have a great day!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
 House of Cards- Photo Inspiration
Dragonfly Dreams- Say it with Flowers 
Broken Fairy Designs- Vintage/Shabby Chic
Cardz4galz- Vintage or Shabby Chic 
 Through the Purple Haze Challenge- Use a die




Monday, June 6, 2016

Look for Rainbows

     Good Morning and Happy Monday!  Hope the weather is as beautiful where you are as it is here in New York today. After some nasty storms over the weekend, it is nice to see and feel the warm sunshine!
      I am stopping by to share my latest card featuring "Laura" created by Maurie Manning. You can get this sweet digital image at Mo's Digital Pencil HERE.  The image comes with the "grass" image as well!  I had fun coloring her and adding my own sentiment which I generated  and printed out on my computer!
    "Laura" is colored with copic markers and I added some glitter to her dress and glossy accents to her pail and shoes to make them look shiny.  I also used chalks to create clouds behind her using a stencil I made from some quilting template plastic. I cut scallops of different heights and sizes to  mimic clouds and sponged on chalks for a sky effect. The design paper is an oldie but goodie, I think it only available now as digital paper. It is called "Petal Fresh" by Mary Fran for Nitwit Papers HERE.
      Here she is again without the "starburst" camera effects LOL... the gingham heart ribbon, blue ribbon AND those beautiful PORCELAIN (yes I said porcelain) roses that have the blue ribbon inside are all available at WHS Marketplace HERE.  The roses come in all colors and are easy to attach to your project.  Lisa is fabulous and if there is anything you want or need, just send her a message!  Again, it is so wonderful to have these products available right here in the USA!
    The wooden heart, which I embellished with pearls is from Live and Love Crafts, another wonderful place I could shop forever!  They are so versatile, you can paint them, distress them and stamp on them!
     Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week!  As always, thank you for your kind comments.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Dream Valley - Vintage
Get Creative Challenges- Bingo, Glitter, Printed Paper, Blue
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes-Card
Cheerful Sketches Challenge Blog- Card Sketch

Crafting for all Seasons - Make it Girly



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