Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting
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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.

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!

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)


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.


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.


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!