Eastern Bluebird - Male

Eastern Bluebird - Male
Eastern Bluebird

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Purple Mum

Hi everyone.  Well it is a very gloomy day here today in SW Ontario. It's been raining since late yesterday afternoon, and suppose to continue into the evening hours.  We did some planting in the gardens yesterday, so the rain is a nice welcome for them.

I guess today is a good day to be working on some cards.  The card I'm showing today is one of the Mother's Day cards I made a while ago.  I think this is the last of them - I told you I made a lot!

I'm using the Justrite stamp set called Mum.  I had used it before, so again I have used the same technique as my first card, but changed the colours and layout.

After embossing the flower onto some watercolour paper using white embossing powder I coloured the image using distress inks.  Once the image was dried I then coloured the background, first by wetting the area with water then going back in with ink on my brush and dropping it into the area and blending a bit.

I then cut it out using an oval die, and adhering it to white card stock that was cut from the Fleur de Elegance die. While the die was in place I sponged some dusty concord (very little ink on sponge) and lightly brushed it over the open areas on the die.  Once die is removed you can see where I had sponged the ink - so pretty.

To finish I made a bow with some dark purple seam binding ribbon, added a flower and leaf, and pearls.

stamp - Justrite - Mum
ink - versamark, distress - peacock feathers, seedless preserves, forest moss, salty ocien, dusty concord, peeled paint
paper - white cougar 100 lb, bazzill blue, watercolour
die - spellbinders - oval & Fleur de Elegence
misc - pearls, ribbon, flowers, white embossing powder

Thanks for the visit, see you soon,


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Beautiful foxgloves

Hi everyone, I'm back today to share a gorgeous digital image by Power Poppy.  Marcella continues to wow us with the most beautiful digital flower images.  Let me show you what I did ....

After resizing and printing the image I first cut it out using Spellbinders Regal Frame (using the inside die).  I then coloured the image using copics.  I added some shading around the image using SU soft sky and celery inks.

After cutting the outside die from white c/s, I layered this onto a piece of memory box paper then a piece of SU blush blossom.  I then wrapped a piece of peach seam binding ribbon around the layers and under the white bars on the die cut.  I then layered this onto a piece of SU Soft Suede for my base. I added some foam tape behind the flower image and layered this onto the card.  Using my bow maker I made a bow and adhered it to the right side.  Finished off with coloured glitter from Art Institute.

I also made another card using the same copic colours, just changed the ribbon colour, card stock from peach to yellow  and designer paper.

stamp - Power Poppy digital - bees in foxgloves
ink - SU - soft sky, celery, copics - Y00, Y04, Y11, Y17, Y21, Y23, YR000, YR01, YR02, YR14, YR21, G20, G24, YG63, YG93, YG97, R00, R01, R11, R21, R22, YG21.
dies - spellbindes - regal frame
paper - SU soft suede, blush blossom, white, yellow, Memory Box DP
misc - art institute glitter - flax & cosmo, seam binding ribbon, bow maker, foam tape

 I appreciate your visit and comments.  See you again real soon....


Friday, May 22, 2015

Happiness is....

Hi Everyone, hope your week is going well.  One good thing is that it is Friday - whoot, whoot, but then on a sad note this is the end of my weeks vacation, although I do have Monday off, so back to work on Tuesday. 

Weather has been on the cool side this week hovering around low 50's some sun, some cloudy days, but that didn't stop Bill and I to venture out to do some birding.  We are suppose to climb back up into the 70's this weekend. So on the cloudy days I was able to create a couple of cards, since it's too dark for bird pictures.

Today I'm sharing a card using an older Penny Black stamp called Aspire.

I started by inking my flowers using Tombow markers, huffed then stamped onto some white card stock.  I then cut it out using a square nestabilities die.  For my sentiment, which is also from Penny Black, I stamped this using black Archival Ink onto some shimmer/pearl vellum.  I bought a few sheets of this years ago (yes I'm a hoarder- because I don't think you can buy this anymore). I wrapped the ends around my image and taped on the back side.  Layered the image onto a couple different pieces of blue card stock, then onto a Night of Navy card base.  I know you can't see the  background I stamped on the  base card very well, but I stamped a Justrite rose garden background stamp using versamark.  In real it is so pretty, but I couldn't get the camera to pick it up.  The card base actually looks black in the picture - so you will have to just imagine it - LOL.

To finish off I used my wink of stella clear pen for the flowers, a string of pearls and a small flower from Wild Orchid Crafts.

There you have it, a fairly simple card don't you think?

stamp - Penny Black - Aspire - 3381K, Happiness (sentiment) 3384F, Justrite - rose garden
ink- black archival, versamark, tombow markers - 055, 140, 158, 393, 472, 725
die- spellbinders - square
paper - SU - Night of Navy,  scraps of blue, white, vellum
misc - string of pearls, wink of stella clear pen, wild orchid craft flower

I appreciate you stopping in today, enjoy your weekend.


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Blooming lilacs

I can't believe how fast a week goes by.  I haven't even had time to work on cards this week, with work, and yard work and bird migration it eats all my time, not complaining because the bird migration only lasts for about 3 weeks, so things should start to wrap up by next weekend. Good thing  I have a few cards I haven't posted yet which come in handy in a pinch.

Yes, I have been holding out on showing you this card, not sure why, I guess maybe I always had something else to post. I made this back when the digital image was released, which I'm thinking maybe February.  This is one of Marcella's Power Poppy Lilac digital images.

After printing my image I cut it out using an oval die and went out side the box on the leaf and stem.
The image was coloured using copics (listed below). I then layered this onto a piece of wistera wonder which was cut using  the Heirloom Legacy die.  Background paper is by Memory Box.  I added a couple pieces of white silk ribbon which was coloured using copic marker V20.  I then popped the image piece on top using dimensionals.

Finished off with some pearls and glitter.

Stamp - Power Poppy - digital Lilacs
ink- copics - V20, V22, V25, V79, E57, YG03, YG17, YG21, B0000, B000, BG10, B95, R24, R59
dies - Spellbinders - oval, Heirloom Legacy
paper - cougar white 100 lb, Neenah, SU Wistera Wonder, Memory Box
mics - silk ribbon, pearls, glitter, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great  week.


Monday, May 11, 2015

Gentle Whisper

Hi everyone.  Happy Monday, and it was a happy day for me, and for my husband Bill.  You know how much we love to follow the bird migration, well today we had the day  off and headed out to Rondeau Provincial Park to hopefully see the "Prothonotory Warbler". After about an hour of waiting in the area he has been spotted he arrived, and he is beautiful.  This is one bird that is on our 'lifer' list.  I will share pictures once we get through the next couple of weeks of bird migration. 

I still have a couple more Mother's Day cards to share.  This one is using one of Penny Black's stamp called Gentle Whisper.

I started by inking by stamp using memento inks, then stamped it onto some MFT Naturals card stock.  I then applied the inks onto an acrylic block, used a wet paint brush, and add some more colour to the flowers.  I then used a  rectangle die to cut out the image.  I didn't like the way it looked, so I used on of the dies for spellbinders A2 curved borders one.  I then edged the edges using my gold kyron pen.

The image was layered onto a piece of designer paper from Prima - Firefly, then on to a piece of cream. I tied a piece of sparkly light pink chiffon ribbon around the image then adhered this to my card base.

I added some Art Institute glitter to the flowers and sequins to finish off.

Stamp - Penny Black - gentle whisper
ink - Memento - rose bud, bamboo leaves, olive grove, elderberry, dandelion
dies - spellbinders - rectrange, A2 curved border one
paper - MFT naturals, cream, Prima - firefly
misc - ribbon, gold krylon pen, sequins, art institute glitter - amethyst, spring mint

Thanks for stopping by. Till next time...


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Vintage Hycinthia

Hi, I'm back today with another Mother's Day card to share.  I have so many Flourishes stamps that have never seen ink and this one in particular was one of them.

I remember my Mom always had these flowers growing in the garden, so pretty in the blue/purple tones.  I wanted to use this new paper pack so I went with a orange/red colour of flower.

I stamped the image using black memento onto some white card stock.  I then coloured the image using copics then used spellbinders labels twenty nine to cut it out.  I left the die in place then sponged some antique linen around the edges.

The orange/red layer under the image was cut using one of the dies from the MFT blueprints #15 set.
In triming the background paper down to size I made sure to leave some of the wording - like at the bottom of the card - let your beautiful soul shine - just love that.

Finishing touches include stitching, button, twine, glitter and some lace ribbon with blue velvet running through the middle.

stamp - Flourishes - Hycinthia
ink - black memento, antique linen distress ink, copics - E30, E31, E33, E35, YG01, YG13, YG67, R000, R00, R02, R05, R21, BG0000, BG 10
paper - white cougar 100 lb, SU cool caribbean, Prima - Bella Rouge, MFT - naturals
dies- spellbinder - labels twenty nine, MFT - blueprints #15
Misc - glitter, button, twine, ribbon

Thanks for the visit.  Have a wonderful week.


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Little Angel

Hello everyone, hope you had a good week.  It's really starting to feel and look like spring around my neck of the woods.  Love this time of year when everything starts to grow, the smell of fresh lawn cut, and the nice warmer temperatures.  It's suppose to reach low 70's this weekend, so that means lots of yard work to get done.

Anyway, I had a request to make a baby card using Winnie the Pooh as a theme.  Apparently the babies room is done in Winnie the Pooh.

This is what I came up with, very simple.

I used the baby die from Papertrey Ink for my focal point. This was cut from white card stock, then layered a piece of light aqua dp behind it.  I just so happened to have this piece of Winnie the Pooh paper, (I saw it at our local scrapbook store and thought - oh this might come in handy some day for my baby cards) - well it did.  

I added some PTI aqua silk ribbon and some Studio Calico wooden stars.  Not sure if you can see in the picture or not, but I used my wink of stella clear pen to go over the words to give it a bit of sparkle.

Well that's it today ladies, I will have another Mother's day card to share next, stay tuned.
Enjoy your weekend,