Thursday, June 30, 2016

A card for Reese

My sister Ann is a Nanny to several adorable girls, the youngest, Reese, often asks when the mail comes is there anything for her. Sadly up until this card, the answer was no.  Ann said she loved it.  I used Blue Prints 28 die set from MFT stamps to die cut the card front from MFT's Plaid Pattern paper pack and the chevrons and dots from coordinating card stock. The stamped image is from Silly Monsters by Your NextStamp, you can find them on the Simon Says Stamp! web site.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Since I've become fascinated with water coloring I decided to try my hand at free hand coloring. I like how it turned out but I don't think I'm a threat to any artists out there. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

At the Beach

Art Impressions has a wonderful series of tri-fold cards and stamp sets. This one is a favorite. Coloring it just makes you happy and want to dip your toes in the water. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by,

Monday, June 27, 2016

Let's Chill

This card was a hoot to make. The window die is either from My Favorite Things or Ellen Hutson, I haven't been able to find it on line. The stamp is from another Birdie Brown set Penguins in Paradise.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

A Beary Birthday

My Favorite Things has a line of stamps designed by Birdie Brown that are impossible to resist. Birthday Bears was the first set I bought and it is such a fun set to color and make cards with.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

What Now and Results

I have not posted cards on a regular basis in a long time. I've been making cards all along just haven't time to edit them and post but I'm determined to get back into the swing of it.  I've been working on water coloring quite a bit in several different mediums and Starry Colors by Gansai Tambi just dazzled me. I saw them on several web sites Prairie Paper and Ink and Jennifer McGuire.
I started to play with them on some scrap black card stock (top picture) and the colors are fabulous. There are six shades of gold paint, blue gold, red gold, yellow gold, champagne gold, light gold and white gold. Holy cow they are just gorgeous in person. After I finished play time I couldn't just throw them out so I set them up and looked at them for a couple of days and thought about what I wanted to do with them and the bottom picture is part of the result. the card with the ragged edge was the result of pulling off the tape I used to hold down the card stock to keep it from warping. Since it is not water color paper I had to be careful about how much water I used.
Hope you like them and thanks for stopping by.