Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Color Challenge Day 29 Card

Sorry to post and run, but this will be quick.  This is my card for day 29 of the 30 day color challenge at The Daily Marker.

Today's card is watercolored (surprise).  It is a Penny Black stamp.
I tried really hard to not use any embellishments....but, I just could not do it.  After trying several different things, I ended up with this little pearl swirl.  Nothing overboard.

That's it.  Day more to go!!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Color Challenge Card Number 28

Two more to go after today!  Here's card number 28 for the 30 Day Color Challenge on The Daily Marker blog....
I have to admit, I kind of cheated here.  I actually 'colored' the card during the summer.  It's a leaf that I found on the ground under a tree on one of our walks.  I put the leaf on a piece of card stock, and sprayed Adirondack Color Wash over it.  I mixed some Perfect Pearls in with the Color Wash to give it some shimmer.  When I picked up the leaf, this is what I found!

 I made a bunch of these panels, using different leaves, and put them away for when I wanted to make a card.  

I finished it off by layering, and adding ribbon and gold fiber.  I threaded some beads onto the fiber, and added the spiral clip for interest.

Thanks for stopping by.  See you tomorrow!


Monday, March 30, 2015

Color Challenge Card # 27

Here we are at day 27 of the 30 Day Color Challenge at The Daily Marker.  This card is also for the Penny Black Friends Saturday Challenge , where the theme is 'spring blooms.'
The stamp is from Penny Black.  I used Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils.  The Happy Birthday die is from Simon Says Stamp.  I used a glaze pen over it to dimensionalize it and give it shine.  The background is an embossing folder, and a punch along the right side.

Thanks for stopping by.  


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Spunky, Sassy Girl Stamps

I was going through some boxes of images I had stamped up...some go back a few years!  I am challenging myself to use them up.  I have been having fun pulling them out and coloring them, playing with different mediums.  
I don't know who makes this stamp, but there are three or four of these sassy girls.  I love this one.....
 In case you can't read the shopping bag, it says "put on your big girl panties and deal with it!"  Oh, how I'd love to have said that to certain people at times! 

This is for The Color Throwdown Challenge #335 .  The colors are muted red, light green, and light yellow.  The colors are generic, and you can use any hues and add neutrals if you wish.

Also, for the 30 Day Color Challenge at The Daily Marker blog.  We are on day 26!  Four to go!  If you want to see my other 25 entries so far, just scroll down through the blog.

The image had been embossed in black sparkle embossing powder.  I used Tim Holtz distress inks, rubbed them on a palette, and used them as watercolor,  applying them with a brush. I decided to get more of the colors on the image by striping the dress.  She is tall and skinny enough to pull off sideways stripes!  I used the smoosh technique for the background, using these same colors (a link to the technique is in my Everything Beautiful Card post on March 25th).

I am not a fan of using sequins on cards, but this one just screamed for them!  They add just the right punch, don't you think?

That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  



Saturday, March 28, 2015

Color Challenge Day 25 Card

I decided to go with colored pencils today for the 30 Day Color Challenge on The Daily Marker .  I use Berol Prismacolor pencils, because they have a really nice lead that lays down beautifully.  Also, they have a nice range of colors.

These stamps are from my older collections.  I believe they are from Ann-ticipations.  I love how cute these little mice are.
 I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  It was a cold day here, but there is a promise of warmer weather, more spring-like, in the forecast for next week!

Five more days of the color challenge to go!  This will be a busy week, with it being Holy Week, and getting things ready for Easter.  I may have to make an extra card for a couple of days, and then just have to post it on the appropriate day, especially for Thursday and Friday, as we will be at church for a while on those days.  And I've got some breads to make and cooking to do.  And two very special Easter baskets for two VERY special little girls!

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, March 27, 2015

Faux Glazed Glass Card

OK, so it's back to the flowers, and the watercolor.  BUT, a new technique.  I fell in love with this faux glazed glass technique that I saw on a video by Sandy Allnock on her blog.  I made this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes), and the 30 Day Color Challenge at The Daily Marker .  The picture does not show how shimmery this background is.  I have some close-ups below.

I used the technique on the background.  I loved it, and hated to cover it up, but it was the perfect backdrop for the flowers (stamps by Altenew).  For the flowers, which are a set from Altenew, I brushed Twinkling H2O's onto cardstock in shades of gold.  When dry, I embossed the flowers and leaves, and cut them out.  

The background is a combination of watercolor and gold Twinkling H2O's. You can see Sandy's technique on her blog here: .

Here are a couple of close-ups of the background and flowers...

They don't really do it justice, but you can get an idea of the marbled look and catch some of the gold highlights.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Day 23 Color Challenge Card

I decided to break away from the flowers for this card, for day 23 of the 30 Day Color Challenge at The Daily Marker .....
I kept this really simple.  Just stamped the scenes, and a little light watercoloring, some layering, and that's that for tonight.  Off to dreamland now.  Thanks for stopping by.