Indigo Bunting

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Baby girl

Hi everyone.  Hope you had a good weekend.  Can you believe we are into the last week of August already? How did that happen?  

I'm just popping in for a quick post tonight.  I had a request for a 'baby girl' card a few weeks ago, and this is what I came up with. 

I started by using a stamp set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry called Baby set.  I love these types of stamps, they are all small little stamps on pegs.  I have so many of these sets, it's been a while since I used them. I stamped the word Baby, then with the peg stamps I added the flowers then the greenery. I then cut this out using a spellbinder circle die,  left the die in place then sponged some light pink inside the die.

The rest is self explanatory so I won't  bore you with all the detail. 

I've had a couple of emails asking me the name of the border: it is Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One. 

Thanks for stopping by, have a good week.


Friday, August 22, 2014

To tide you over

I was about to post another card but then realized that I never posted Bill's pictures from Spring Migration, and I didn't want to wait much longer, because then I will probably have pictures of fall migration.

These were taken at Pt. Pelee National Park.  (click on the image to enlarge).

these yellow- headed black birds were take out at Mitchell's Bay area

I hope you enjoyed them.
Back real soon with a card to share.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

a bucket of lavender

Hi everyone.  So glad it's almost the weekend.  It's been a very busy week, but the days just seem to drag along.  I thought on Wednesday that it was Friday - well I was hoping - LOL.

I'm back to share another Powerpoppy card with you today.  This image is from the Lavender set.  I started by stamping the image using black memento on 110lb white cougar card stock.  Image was coloured using copics and shading using prismacolour pencils.

I then cut the image out using an oval spellbinder die, and layered this onto a scallop oval cut from purple c/s.

The white flower flourish was a piece I had previous cut from a memory box die but never used it.  I thought it fit nicely in the corner.

Designer paper is from Memory Box.  Finished off with glitter on the lavender, pearls and rhinestones on the floral flourish.

stamp: Powerpoppy - lavender
ink: black memento, copics - BG000, BG10, BG53, RV63, RV66, G43, G85, prismacolour pencils, PTI -Aqua mist (sponging around lavender)
Paper: Memory Box, white, purple (I think it's pale plum)
Dies: spellbinder - oval, scallop oval, Memory Box - wildflower corner
misc: glitter, pearls, rhinestone

Thanks for your visit, until next time..... 


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Flowers in blue

It's a beautiful day here in SW Ontario, no humidity, nice breeze and sunny, a perfect summer day!  I've been spending my day outside, but thought I should come in for a moment or two and post a card.
I did this card a few weeks back. The stamp I used is a new release from Hero Arts called Flowers on a Stem.

For my card, I coloured directly on the stamp using distress markers, spritzed and then stamped on 110lb white c/s.  I then cut out the flowers using spellbinders majestic labels twenty-five.  I had laying on my table a white piece of cardstock cut from spellbinder tile works.  The wheels got turning and from there the card came together.  The ribbon is really not that bright of blue in real life. It's funny how a camera can pick up colours and show them differently than what they really are.

Stamp: Hero Arts - flowers on a stem
Ink: black versafine, distress markers - broken china, faded jeans, stormy sky, forest moss
paper: 110 lb white cougar, blue bazzill
dies: spellbinders - majestic labels twenty-five, tile works, cuttlebug tag die
misc: seam binding ribbon, silver twine, pearls

Thanks for the visit today, I'm off to enjoy this beautiful day we are having.  I think a bike ride is in store for early evening.
Till next time....

Monday, August 4, 2014

Uptown Bryann

Hello and Happy Monday to all.  Today is another holiday for us in Canada - woohoo! - love having long weekends.  So this morning I was up extra early - 6am- well that's my normal weekday wakeup - and I knew I wanted to finish off a card I coloured up last night.  So that's what I did.  I then went for a 40 min bike ride before it got too hot, then made by stewed zucchini - which is a combination of
sliced zucchini, onion, peppers, garlic, saute this until zucchini is half cooked then add a can of diced tomatoes and simmer.  I love this and it is zero points on weight watchers  since it's all vegetables.
While this was cooking I also started to make my stuffed Zucchini boats - OMG these are so delicious - you must try them - here is the link. (Note: I added extra salsa in the bottom of my pan and I also added the rest of my 19 oz can of tomato sauce around the zucchini in the pan.  I like lots of sauce rather than dried up).  These taste better the 2nd day.  So going to make them today and have them for dinner tomorrow.  Love have dinner ready on work days!

Okay, sorry I got a bit sidetracked there so lets get on with my card. I thought I would play along with Stamping Bella's challenge this week - Use an Uptown Girl on your card.  It's been a while since I coloured up one of the Uptown, and this one has never seen ink yet, I've had this one for quite a while.

So here she is - Uptown Bryann has a Baby shower:

Image was stamped using black memento, then I coloured with both copics and pencils. I love putting down the lightest layer of copic colour then come back in and add pencil colour. 
I then cut down to the size I wanted and layered this onto a piece of  quartz  bazzill c/s. Designer paper is from Teresa Collins - you are my happy 6x6. 

To finish off I used some lime green silk ribbon to pick up the lime green I used in my image since there was no lime green on the paper.  Added lots of glitter to her dress trim as well as on the parcels.
I love that I never stuck to pink or blue - which I always seem to do when doing baby cards - this way it can be used for either.

stamp: Stamping bella - uptown bryann has a baby shower
ink: black memento, Copics: E000, E00, E01, R20, R11, R32, YG00, R12, E30, E31, E33, E34, E37, E41, E42, E43, prismacolour pencils - French grey10%, 20%, 70%, Sandbar brown, Blush pink, Deco pink
Paper: Teresa Collins - you are my happy, white cougar 110lb, bazzill - quartz & blossom
misc: silk ribbon, bow maker, glitter

I'm off to finish my stuffed zucchini boats.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

See you again real soon,