Take Flight

Good morning, Sunday crafters! I have a little inky fun to start your day. This card is almost entirely Tim Holtz, with just a hint of Lavinia Stamps. The inspiration for this card started with the colors: black, grey, yellow. I tried something new and used black watercolor paper as my base. My background is a gel print using Lavinia Stamps’ stencil Elegance with yellow and black acrylic paint with my gel plate. The center image is black water color that was sprayed with Distressed Oxide sprays in Hicory Smoke and Mustard Seed with a little gold spray (made with water and gold Perfect Pearls). The bird is heat embossed using Versamark Onxy black ink and Black Cherry Emerald Creek embossing powder. The remaining stamps are just black ink; they look more grey, probably because of the emobssing. I used the Mustard Seed spray as water color and colored the wings of the bird. I may go back with some gauche paint to make the wings stand out more? Thoughts on that? I am loving mixed media these days.

“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”-unknown

Thinking of You

TFIF, crafters! So green and cats seem to be my mood this week. 😊 The current challenge over at CAS on Friday is green. I loved the use of watercolors and cotton balls K Werner did about a week ago. I don’t have watercolor pens; but, I do have Distressed Spray Stain. I sprayed the stain on a glass mat and picked it up with the cotton balls. My cat is from Lavinia stamps and the sentiment is from a Hero Arts set. A little framing with some green card stock from the stash, and viola. For me, this is CAS.

β€œThe smallest feline is a masterpiece.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Enjoy Monday!

What better to chase of the Monday Blues, and a very-wet-overcast-flash-flood-type of Monday, than thoughts of Paris in the Spring?! My little grey friend is in Paris posing for a selfie early morning with beautiful green trees in the background. His thought is “May your day be filled with sunshine”. This was incredibly fun to make and oh-so-easy as well. The background is a stamp from the Ton stamped in Memento Black ink. The stamp is then inked with Memento London Fog. The sky is then inked with London Fog, Cottage Ivy and Hero Arts Unicorn White using a MFT cloud stencil. A final touch to the background comes from Copic markers: C0, C1,C3, YG61,YG67. My green-eyed friend comes from my stash. DD15 colored him some time ago and doesn’t remember where he comes from; I’m fairly certain Lawn Fawn. My sentiment is embossed in silver Ranger embossing powder.

“Always be positive. Enjoy the music of rain on a rainy day.”

Little Angel

Welcome back weekend crafters and card makers!! My first Christmas card this calendar year along with my first use of MissInk Stamps! β„πŸŽ„β„ Their Little Angel set is the base for this card; it was stamped, of course, with my favorite Ink on 3 disappearing ink and brought to life with Prismacolor pencils. Hero Arts added the tree in the background with a little help from Iceberg embossing powder from Emerald Creek. A little white frame and some jewels finish it up.

“Friends are angles that lift us up when we forget how to fly.”

Cream Colored Ponies

Throwback Thursday to little girls and ponies. Oh how I miss watching my little ones and their pony, Black Tie Affair. He was the BES!. Although, he was not cream colored like the pony above; he was practically perfect in every way. My current favorite medium for coloring is pencils. This cute pair was done all in Black Widow pencils. They are embellished with a little black and white gel pens.

Keep Calm and Gallop On!

Challengs entered:

Harry Potter Graduation?

Calling all Harry Potter fans! I was wanting to create a graduation card from DD who is a major HP fan. Challenge taken. I created this card using nothing but rectangular and square dies. The sentiment is from Lawnfawn and embossed in silver.

“When in doubt, go to the library.” β€” Ron Weasley


Tom cat here cheering on a purr-fect job! Tom came from Clair Joy and was stamped with Ink On 3 disappearing ink and tinted with Copic NO and Prismacolor pencils. A little gold accents with the butterfly, cord and sentiment (Craftin’ Desert Divas). A simple way to start a Wednesday. I thought this might make a cute graduation card. What do you think??

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.”

Stay Fabulous, Darlings!

Cat and Holly are hear to remind us to “Stay Fabulous, Darlings!” Double Trouble has challenged me to be “girly.” You can’t get more feminine than Miss Holly Golightly. I found this precious image on Etsy and just had to have her. She is colored in a combination of Copic markers and Promarkers with a few added embellishments: white and black sparkle gel pen, white and silver nuvo drops and just a few pearls. You can’t have Breakfast at Tiffany’s without pearls?! Right??? Miss Golightly’s background are patterned digital papers cut with a little help from Lawnfawn.

πŸ’Ž“Of course,personally,I think it’d be tacky to wear diamonds before I’m forty”πŸ’Ž

Puppy Hugs

Happy Sunday afternoon, card makers! Slinky dog has a hug to share with us today! He is stamped in Ink on 3 disappearing ink and brought to life with Prismacolor and Black Widow pencils. He is standing on a green pastel pencil grass. The little guy blended perfectly with Anna Griffin-Cricut paper.

DogsΒ do speak, but only to those who know how to listen

A Thankful Puppy

A playful little card for the crafters and colorists this evening. This card was a self imposed challenge to see if I could color with only 7 pencils. I found this cute digital stamp over at Whimsy Stamps and thought it would work well. It is colored completely in Prismacolor pencils. A fun floral circle was used to cut it out. The patterned paper came from my stash. I added some unusual embellishments for me: ribbon, pearls, flowers. I used one ribbon to wrap around the card and another as a bow behind the flower on the upper right. I don’t use a lot of ribbon but love the look.