Sunday, April 23, 2017

Daffodils on a note page

It has been a while since I have been able to share a creation with you. Life interfers with crafting at times as all you crafters out there know. But it was good. I got a special visitor from across the seas and I designed Peter Bear.

I have discovered PowerPoppy as I have told you before and this project is my contribution to the April monthly challenge.

The challenge was to use one of three sketches as inspiration for the project.

 PowerPoppy Challenge

I used sketch 2 and used an image from PowerPoppy's Daffodils stampset. I stamped the image onto Strathmore Paint Pad watercolor paper and colored it using my Prismacolor colored pencils. I added the notepad page to a cardbase and then added the colored image which I had cut out with my Silhouette Cameo.

This is to be a card for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day and so I added the word "Mother" to the front using Concord & 9th's Perfectly Penned stampset and added randomly placed hearts with Memento Rose Bud ink. The sentiment is completed on the inside of the card with a personal note.

Since this month's Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature challenge is also Daffodils, I will be entering this project there too.

General supplies:
Strathmore Paint Pad watercolor paper
Cardbase from Paper Studio
White notepad page
Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Momento Rose Bud ink
Concord & 9th Perfcectly Penned stampset
PowerPoppy Daffodils stampset
Prismacolor pencils

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Rainbows and unicorns

Do you know the feeling of just making something by the skin of your teeth? Well that is what happened with this coloring project.

I participated in the Kit and Clowder Facebook group coloring challenge with the cute image of a girl on her unicorn kindly given by Craftin Desert Divas and started the coloring last Sunday, but was not able to get back to it until today. And it closes tonight!

Using my favorite coloring medium, I did the image with my Prismacolor pencils. I again used my Strathmore Paint Pad paper and drew heavily from the horse lesson that I had previously done in the All About Animals class. To make the mane sparkly, I added some Wink of Stella.

The background is done with Momento Ink blending on regular white cardstock. I cut the inked background with a stitched rectangle die and applied it to a cardbase. I fussy cut the colored image and glued it to the panel. The simple sentiment is heat embossed in white on black cardstock and adhered with foam tape to pop it up a bit.

I enjoyed doing this brightly colored image. Bright colors have always inspired me - I love them. Since the unicorn is pink and pink is the color of Craftin Desert Diva's April moodboard, I entered this project into their challenge also.

General supplies:
Strathmore Paint Pad watercolor paper
Cardbase from Paper Studio
White cardstock for card panel
Gina Marie design stitched rectangle die #2
Black cardstock
Versamark watermark ink
White embossing powder
Wink of Stella Clear
Prismacolor pencils
Momento inks

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