Monday, January 22, 2018

When It Rains, It Pours ...

I love this stamp by Technique Junkies. I got it last year at the stamp show in Columbia, SC. I used my Jane Davenport watercolors by painting each color onto the watercolor paper, let each color dry (they dry pretty fast) before adding the next color. I stamped the image using Versafine ink because I wanted a crisp black on top of all that color.

Crazy for CAS - All Colors of the Rainbow
The Paper Girls - Watercolors
Creative Knockouts - In Stitches
Moving Along with the Times - Clean and Simple

Stamp by Technique Junkies
Big & Little Pierced Chain Rectangle Die by Gina Marie Designs

Watercolors by Jane Davenport

Saturday, January 20, 2018

This seems only fitting since we still have snow on the ground

It's very odd to have snow on the ground here, after 4-5 days of it snowing. I mean, I do live in Concord, NC. LOL  It's finally gotten up to 50 degrees but so far, it's not melting. Our driveway and roads are pretty clear but our yard, not so much. The sun just doesn't hit it enough I guess.

For this card, I stamped this brand new cute snowman onto water-color cardstock. I colored him using Jane Davenport watercolor paints. I tore sheets of paper to glue to the side of the card. Then added washi tapes to the bottom of the snowman.

Challenge Up Your Life - Snowman
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - T is for Technique
Just Add Ink - Something New

Stamp by Unity Stamp Company

Friday, January 19, 2018

Striped with Copics

This background was so easy and I really love how it came out. All I did was take 3 different Copic markers and made stripes along the Yupo paper. That's it!  I water-colored him with Tombow markers and also used Copics for his scarf and gloves.

C.R.A.F.T. - Valentine
Cute Card Thursday - Something Fun
Little Miss Muffin - Anything Goes
Inspire.Create.Challenge - Love

Moose by Purple Onion Design
Sentiment by Amuse

Thursday, January 18, 2018

WOW. We got 7" of snow this week

And that is A LOT of snow for us in the Carolina's. Here are just a few pics from the past few days. I was really wanting to make a snowman but the snow was so dry that it would not hold together. Oh well. Maybe next time!??!??! Our driveway is finally beginning to melt ... I hope I can run to the library to pick up some books.

With Heartfelt Sympathy

I was playing with my Yupo paper and Copic refills to get this background.

4 Crafty Chicks - Sympathy
Moving Along with The Times - Clean and Simple
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Craftaholics R Us - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals - Anything Goes

Cat die by Impression Obsession
Sentiment - Unknown

Monday, January 15, 2018

Cards in Envy - Tuxedo

Cards in Envy's second challenge for 2018 is "Tuxedo" (cards in black and white). You can see the challenge here. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing.

This is a blue footed booby which is a bird found in the Pacific Ocean region. Normally, I would have colored his feet "blue" but since this challenge is for black and white only, I just left it as is.  LOL

He's a cute little bird, isn't he?

Stamps by Impression Obsession

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Thank You

Time Out - Thankful
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie - Thank You
Pile It On - Thank You
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

I feel like I have been using this moose for every single card I've been making but he is my most favorite recent purchase. My son just got back from 10 days in Canada so I am sending his friend this card to say thanks for having him. She actually gets to see an occasional REAL moose when she goes hiking. Wouldn't that be awesome!?!??!?!?!

I water-colored him and the hot cocoa using Jane Davenport watercolors. I added some Sun and Moon Glaze to the hot cocoa to make it look more "real". I love that glaze!!

Moose and hot cocoa stand by Purple Onion Designs
Sentiment by Unity Stamps