Prothonotary Warblers

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Cosmobella 2.0


Good morning.  Hope your day is off to a wonderful start.  It's a beautiful summer day here in SW Ontario, no humidity today as was yesterday!

My daughter had asked me one evening last week if I had a birthday card for one of her co-workers (which she needed for the next day - nothing like thinking ahead - lol). Of course I had some 'flowery' cards already made, but that wasn't what she had in mind.  She asked me if I had some 'bella' girls and of course none done, so I pulled out some easier ones to colour, and gave her a choice of a couple of images (such a nice Mom eh?).  Karen picked Cosmobella 2.0.

I'm also using this card to enter into this weeks challenge over at Bloggabella.  By the inspiration piece Emily showed, I think these colours work!




I stamped her on cougar 100 lb white card stock using black memento and then coloured using copics.
Sorry didn't keep a list of colours, was in a hurry just to get this done.  Used prisma colour pencils for the ground area.  Found some scrap paper in my scrap bin to use for accent.

The sentiment was stamped using black versafine ink  then cut out using one of the flag dies from MFT die-namics blueprints #27.  I then layered this onto a piece of black card stock and trimmed around it.

To finish off I added some enamel dots.  I also used my Nuvo clear glitter pen and added sparkle to her white t-shirt - so pretty.

Well that's it for today folks, I wish you all a wonderful happy day! See you soon,

Pauline

Friday, July 21, 2017

Bridal shower

Hello everyone.  TGIF - and even better I'm off until Tuesday! Yay!!!!

It's a very warm one here today,  hot and humid, it's already 93F and suppose to go over 100 this afternoon.

I had a request from my boss for a wedding shower card, and this is what I came up with.
I loved the outcome I ended up making another one for a spare.



Not a lot of stamping, actually no stamping at all.  The dress was embossed using an embossing folder from Darice. I then cut a white frame from MFT stitched rectangle frame (largest die).  The pink  was cut down to size to fit in behind.

The silver embossed paper behind is from Kaisercraft - The lake house. I then layered it onto a piece of MFT pink lemonade, then onto my card base which is dark grey bazzill.

Then the fun begins.  Me and all my fussiness with flowers, pearls, glittered tiny rhinestones & ribbon. After it was all together, I used Nuvo Aqua shimmer clear pen to add sparkle to the flowers, and boy do they shimmer.  It is so pretty in real.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Stay cool!

Pauline

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Harvest berries

Good morning.  Just here for a quick post today. 

Today's card is a sympathy card.  Sad to say, but I always seem to run out of them.  I used Papertrey Ink stamps for this - Harvest Berries.



I started by stamping the script (PTI - background basics : text style) along the bottom of my top piece in PTI Limeade ice.  I then stamped the vines in limeade ice & lavender moon inks.  I added the berries using scarlet jewel ink. I used one of the smaller dot stamps and randomly stamped them in limeade ice.  Sentiment is stamped using black versafine.

I used my corner rounder to round the top right corner.  Used some scrap dp for a strip along the left side of my card base and a piece of gold washi tape on top.  I was going to pop the top layer up with some craft foam, but decided to keep it flat - easy for mailing.

Thanks for stopping by, wishing you a wonderful day!

Pauline


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wedding # 4

Well here we are once again, at the end of another week.  Boy, is it hot here, temps up in the mid 30's but feels like 41C and very muggy. It's not even enjoyable to be outside.

I have another wedding card to share with you today.


For the lacey edging I used Martha Stewarts large punch.  I then layered a piece of Memory Box paper between the punched areas, then ran a strip of Little B's washi tape.  This one has the word 'love' in different fonts through out - perfect for my card :). The centerpiece is a die from Marianne Design.  There is no name on the pkg, but it is # LR0116.

The sentiment is from PTI - I stamped it in black versafine.  Die cut some Justrite leaves, then added some flowers, pearls and a little wooden heart, which I painted a coat of clear wink of stella glitter for some sparkle, as well as the ends of the flowers.

Thanks for your visit today, have a wonderful weekend. See you soon,

Pauline

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Flower Cascade

Hello there!

Just got back from my early morning walk.  It's a beautiful day, sun just over the horizon, air is cool, no humidity, and temperatures to reach mid 80's.  A perfect summer day (but mid 70's is more to my liking - just saying!)

Today's card is one I made a few months ago.  Yes I'm holding out on you guys - lol!  Stamp used is from Penny Black - flower cascade.





I embossed the image onto some white 100 lb card stock using white embossing powder.  I then coloured the image using Zig Clean colour markers.  I scribbled the markers onto my craft mat then picked up the colours using my watercolour brush. Because this wasn't watercolour paper I tried not to use too much water.

Once dried, I then cut it out using MFT - die-namics blueprints #27, the large scallop die.  Then layered onto a piece of purple c/s, added some yellow gingham ribbon in the bottom right corner, then white silk ribbon tied in the center for a bow.

To finish off I used some Nuvo jewel  drops in pale periwinkle around the bouquet in various sizes of droplets. 

Whatever you day has in store for you, enjoy!  See you again real soon,

Pauline

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wedding # 2 & #3

Hi folks!  I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend on both sides of the border.

I'm back to share a couple more Wedding cards.

Both are the same layout just using different papers and colours.



Stamps - Justrite - ever after antique labels one (mr & mrs)
Ink - black versafine, SU - baja breeze (for sponging inside the oval die)
paper- Blue fern studios - tranquility - contentment,  SU- taken with teal, tip top taupe, cougar white
dies - spellbinders - oval regalia, radiant rectangles, fancy label tags one, justrite - open leaf vines die, memory box pippi butterfly & isabella butterfly
misc - wild orchid crafts (for the flowers), pearls, silk ribbon, prima - say it with crystals






Stamps - Verve - Love story - (wedding wishes)
Ink - black versafine, SU - barely banana (for sponging inside the oval die )
paper - Maja design - vintage summer, PTI - smokey shadow, yellow, cougar white
dies - spellbinders - oval regalia, radiant rectangles, fancy framed tags two, justrite - open leaf vines die, memory box pippi butterfly & isabella butterfly
misc - wild orchid crafts (for the flowers), pearls, silk ribbon, prima - say it with crystals

I also made one using purple and green, but forgot to take a picture.  Maybe someday I will reproduce it.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful day!

Pauline



Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Wedding card # 1

Hello everyone.  Sorry for my absence but been busy with home life these past couple of weeks, as well as working o/t at work.

I did manage to get several wedding cards completed, so today I'm going to share one of them with you.

I'm also going to enter this into the Double D challenge.  The theme is ' anything wedding' .


You know how much I love to make wedding cards.  Love all the fuss with die cuts, flowers, pearls etc.  Not a lot of explaining on this, so I will just list the supplies below.

supplies:
paper - Webster pages, PTI Aqua mist, cougar - white 100 lb
stamps - Justrite - ever after antique labels one
ink - black versafine
dies - spellbinders - Labels 41
misc - wild orchid flowers, pearls, prima flowers

My new photo above of the Prothonotary Warblers was taken this spring.  These warblers are considered endangered species in Canada.  Bill was able to capture them (male - leaving nest, female at the nest) bringing in nesting material.

Thanks for your visit, enjoy your day!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Gordon the Golfer

With Father's Day  tomorrow, I thought I would share another card I made for the occasion.  I actually made 3 of this one, as a couple of gals at work wanted this for their Dad.

The image is from Art Impression - called Gordon Golfer set, which comes with the sentiment I used below.


I stamped it onto some cougar 100lb white cardstock using Simon Says Black Intense ink and then proceeded to colour with copics.  I used prisma colour pencils for the grassy ground area.

Cut out the image using MFT wonky stitched rectangle die, then layered it onto a piece of burnt orange cardstock.  I don't seem to have a lot of 'masculine' papers, but I did manage to find an older Basic Grey 6x6 paper pack in my stash that suited this image just fine.  This is fairly old - it's called Pyrus, I thought the little trees were a perfect backdrop for this golfer!


For the sentiment, I stamped it onto some PTI - prairie grass c/s using black versafine, then cut it out using a die from MFT die-namics blueprints 27.

To finish off I added some Stamping Bella dots (these are discontinued, but have several colours in my stash- they are just a nice little accent!)

Thanks for your visit today, have a wonderful day!

Supplies:
Stamp - AI - Gordon Golfer Set
Ink - black versafine, Simon Says- black intense ink, copics - E000, E00, E01, R20, R21, E70, E71, E74, E79, YG91, YG93, YG97, C03
Paper - white cougar 100 lb, burnt orange, PTI - prairie grass, Basic Grey - Pryus
Die - MFT - die-namics blueprints #27, MFT - wonky stitched rectangle
Misc - Stamping Bella dots (discontinued)

Pauline

Monday, June 12, 2017

Big guy golfing

Hello everyone and Happy Monday to you! 

Today's card is one of 2 that I made for Fathers Day. For my card today, I'm using a MO Digital image - Big Guy Golfing.  This is one of the images that Stamping Bella released a few years back.





I coloured using copics, then cut out the image using a spellbinders square die.  Left the die in place then sponged some soft sky around the upper part, just to give it a bit of colour, rather than all the white space.  I used prisma colour pencils for the grass.

Papers I used were from my scrap bin, so not sure on the name.

To finish off I added some enamel dots and glossy accents on the golf ball.

That's it for today, thanks for your visit.  Have a wonderful day.

Pauline


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Magenta Silhouette


Good morning.  I'm back today to share another card I made using the Magenta Nuance powder inks.





Yes, these powder inks are similar to Colour Burst and many other brands that are out there.  I love them, you will never get the same background twice.

After my background was dry, I stamped a Magenta solid flower, (no name on the package) using my Misti of course, as I wanted to make sure I had  nice dark crisp image as the water colour paper (Prima) is textured.

I then used PTI die set to cut it out.  I wasn't thinking when I used this die that it would also cut a scallop border and release the inside as well.  No worries, I just glued it down flat!

To add a bit of interest to the card base, I cut another piece of black c/s using MFT die-namics blueprints 27 - used the scallop border die.

I added some black silk ribbon and a couple of glittered dots.

There you have it, pretty simple.  I left the inside blank so it can be used for many occasions.

Enjoy the rest of your week, see you again real soon! Have a wonderful day.

Pauline

Friday, June 2, 2017

Terraced Lane

Happy Friday all, so glad the weekend is upon us again! Hope everyone had a good week. Weather has been good here lately, I guess your typical spring weather, days of sun and rain, temps around 68-70, so one can't complain.

A few weeks ago, I played around using some Magenta Nuance powder inks.  Wow! I was impressed.  Here is  the outcome of on of my backgrounds I made.



Started with Prima water colour paper, sprinkled a bit of powdered ink here and there, then took my spritz bottle and spritzed away.  I guess the idea is not to get your colours too close together, because they can turn pretty muddy looking - trust me I know!  It took a couple of times to get it to how I liked it.  I played around for a bit using different colours, with no image in mind.

After my pieces sat for a few days, I pulled out Penny Black - Terraced Lane stamp, placed it in my Misti, applied black versafine ink and stamped.  I had to repeatedly stamp to get it nice and crisp.
And this was the outcome.  I then trimmed the image down to just along the edges of the stamped area, then layered it onto some SU dusty durango and black cardstock. The cool part about these backgrounds is how the colours disbursed, and how the image fits perfectly with where the colours are!

For my card base background I used SU Baked brown sugar ink and a Cornish Heritage (remember that company, I don't know if they are still around or not, but I have lots of their background stamps) stamp.  I used PTI birthday sentiment onto some SU dusty durango paper using black versafine, then cut it out using PTI stitched flag banner.

I will have another card to share as soon as I get it put together using one of my other backgrounds.

Well, that's about it for today, thanks for your visit today, and wish you a lovely weekend. Stay safe, have fun!

Pauline

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Morning glory

Hello! Hope you enjoying your weekend. 

Today's card features a stamp set from Justrite.



I stamped the image onto some cougar 100 lb white cardstock and coloured using copics.  Once coloured, I fussy cut out the image. 

I used Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two for both layers.  Once the white layer was cut I left the die in place I sponged some soft pink ink around the edges. I then used the largest die from this set to cut out the pink layer.

Once the base layer and the other two layers where adhered, I added the cut out morning glory.  I also added a sentiment (PTI) and stamped it in black versafine.

Finished off with some clear wink of stella on the flowers and a couple of enamel dots, and dome pearls.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

Pauline




Sunday, May 21, 2017

Live, Laugh & Love

Hello everyone.  Hope your enjoying your weekend.  It's a long weekend for us in Canada- we are celebrating Victoria Day tomorrow - in honor of Queen Victoria's birthday. It's nice for me because I was on holidays all last week, so this just adds another day to my vacation :).

Today's card is using Penny Black's Flower Cascade.




I started by stamping the image to the top right corner using black memento, onto some white 100 lb cougar cardstock and then coloured using copics. I then cut the image using MFT stitched rectangle.

I sponged some SU certainly celery and SU soft sky around the edges.

I pulled out my MISTI to stamp the sentiment which is also from Penny Black - Happy wishes. I love using the Misti for sentiments, because most times (at least for me) it doesn't always stamp nice and crisp,  so this way you can restamp multiple times.

To finish off I added some sequins and clear wink of stella to the flowers.

I gave this card to my girlfriend at work a couple of weeks ago.

Thanks for visiting today, enjoy your day!

Pauline



Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mother's Day #2

As Mother's Day has come and gone I still have one more card to share with you.




I'm using some PTI dies for this card.  The focus point is using a die called Cutaway Tags - spring die.  This die also comes with a coordinating stamp set.  You can either colour the flowers once you cut out the tag or you can use the coordinating stamps - ink - and then stamp over the image on the die cut.  In this case I used the stamps to stamp on the die cut piece.  I also cut a piece of tiny polka dot vellum and layer it behind the tag. I then layered it onto a scrap piece of dp, using PTI - tag sale - quilted die. For my card base and back ground layer  I used PTI- Noted scallop A2 vertical dies. 

For the sentiment I cut another cutaway tag and trimmed off the center part, so I could stamp the sentiment and pop it up.  This set comes with a variety of sentiments that can be used.

Finished off with some ribbon, and glitter on the flowers.

I wish you a wonderful day.

Pauline

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Hello everyone.  Just popping in to wish all the Mom's a Happy Mothers Day.  I still have a couple of Mother's Day cards to share that I made a few weeks ago.

The one today, is using a digital image from Power Poppy called - sunset sway.  This digi comes in 2 variations - one with a butterfly and one with out.



After printing it off, I used prismacolour pencils to colour.  I then cut it out using spellbinders labels twenty-eight.  Leaving the die in place I sponged a light layer of Memento  new sprout around the edges.  I then cut  spellbinders A2 Devine Eleoquence using dark purple bazzil cardstock, and added a layer of light mauve behind it.  

To finish off I added some lace, silk ribbon and sequins along with a bit of shimmer added to the flowers using my wink of stella clear pen.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Pauline