Saturday, December 3, 2016

Butterfly Birthday


Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a birthday card inspired by one made by NinaB.
This is my version, using stamps I had in my stash.  
The birthday background is from My Favorite Things.

The butterfly (TAC) was colored with colored pencils.  
Found some new colored pencils earlier this year - 
I'm really happy with them.  The colors are really bold.  Love that!


Challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Watercolor Birthday Barn


Happy Saturday!

Today, I have another birthday card.  This image is one I've wanted to use 
for years!  It is an image released by The Angel Company in 2011.  
The artist is Phyllis Harris, who draws for Unity Stamps now.  

Watercolors seem to be really hot right now 
so I found some on Amazon which are really amazing.  They are from
The pigments are really bold for watercolors.

Close Up: 

Challenges:
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - T is for Trees
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Penny Black - Blooming Garden


Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a fun card that uses a tiling technique. 
I happened to be looking through some card images I saved for inspiration 
and saw this technique again. It is very simple to do.  

I stamped the poppy image.  
This image is from Penny Black Blooming Garden.   
This was my first Penny Black stamp purchase.  It is a clear stamp set, 
you never know with clear stamps how well they will stamp.  These were really nice and firm and gave a crisp image.   

I stamped the poppy image on a white piece of cardstock 2-5/8 x 4-1/8",
then colored it with Copic markers.  I cut the image down the center (1-5/16") and in 3 equal pieces (1-3/8") lengthwise.  
Then I layered it on some smokey shadow cardstock 3x4.5", leaving a 1/8" border to give the tile effect. 

The base card is 5.5" square.  Sentiment is from Biblical Impressions.  
I also made a couple using 'Thinking of You' and 'With Sympathy'.

Close Up:


Challenges:

Artbymiran - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - Birthday
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, November 12, 2016

A Day for Daisies - Beauties


Happy Saturday!

I made 2 birthday cards this summer using 2 of my favorite 
A Day For Daisies images.  The first image is 'A Braid in my Hair'.
This card was made for my sister.

Close Up:
My second card uses the same layout, different AD4D image.

This is Pearls in my Hair, which I thought was perfect for our
niece's 16th birthday.


Close Up: 

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb