A quick share today! I thought a pretty blue butterfly might be just the thing during our current environment of uncertainty.
I love this amazing butterfly image from the Butterfly Blossoms set by Reverse Confetti. The flowers in the set are created to be able to layer for dimension or you can just keep it to one layer. I opted to color the flowers separately and pop them up. All of the coloring is using Copic Markers.
I thought that playing with blues would be a nice change for a butterfly and I’m pretty happy with how the light blues here almost seem to glow. I’d love to claim that it was my intention but just a happy accident that comes with experimenting. The sentiment comes from the same set. Don’t you love that font?! The pretty panel uses the Lacy Scallop Frame dies, also from Reverse Confetti.
Thanks for stopping in today. I’m sure you are like me in not liking how unclear things are with this awful virus. My industry is affected strongly, as you might imagine. But I take comfort that my friends are here for me and I’m here for them. I hope you have a good day and know how much I appreciate you!
It was no surprise that last week’s gallery at Freshly Made Sketches was particularly fantastic…a Design Team Call certainly brings out everyone’s best! And we are at it again for this week’s sketch too. And oh what a great one it is!
The incredible Karren Johnson created this one and it has tons of potential for creativity. I saw the layered rectangles and immediately thought of this great cover panel from Reverse Confetti (Striped Frame). I cut it from white card stock. With the little rectangle in the middle, I added distress ink using the Life Changing Blender Brushes. Even on regular card stock, these really do make blending SOOO much easier!
I stamped the snowman from Let It Snow (Honey Bee Stamps), some snowflakes and the sentiment all in Hybrid Ink. Then I added a little bit of Copic coloring to the snowman. I hand cut the words and then added all the elements using foam tape. There is something about this fellow and his snowflakes that makes me happy every time I pull him out. Maybe it is the easy coloring but I’m pretty sure it is the simple joy he has in throwing the snow around. It always looks like he is creating a magical scene to me.
Well, I hope you enjoy this one. I’m back on Friday with the latest from Picket Fence Studios. They are having a small December release that you will love. Also…if you missed it…hop over to their Instagram page for a chance to win the entire release for you AND a friend! YES! Go…right now….ok, go after you go to FMS to check out all the details for the sketch. Hope you have a great day and I’ll see you soon!
I love the new sketch that we have from Freshly Made Sketches this week!! The lovely Narelle has given us such a great one and I knew I had to use flowers…because, well, Narelle is the queen of gorgeous flower cards. This pretty stamp set seem tailor-made for the sketch so I just went with the easy choice.
Banner in Bloom has such wonderful images and this banner with the flowers is an easy go-to. I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and colored with Zig Clean Color Markers. The pretty pastels seemed just right for the image and I love how they looked agains the Fog Gray color from Simon Says Stamp. To add to the sketch elements (that were really already incorporated in the image), I thought it would be nice to add a bit of black metallic thread behind the banner. The card seemed a little too clean (even for me) so I pulled out an old favorite embossing folder called Softly Falling to add a little bit of texture. What a difference that makes!
And there you have it! Fun coloring and a sweet little card for my stash. I’m busy stamping this week for some upcoming projects. Can’t wait to share them all. Until next time, thanks so much for stopping in!
Wishing you a happy Saturday! For “spring”, it certainly has not been very bright or warm yet here in Virginia so I thought I should just create a little of my own spring sunshine. I think this Banner in Bloom stamp set from Reverse Confetti does that perfectly, don’t you?! I wanted the banner to go with this pretty yellow (Lemon Chiffon from Simon Says Stamp…it is a current favorite for sure!). I stamped in Momento ink and then used Copics to color two of the images from the set. They layer up so nicely!!
To add a little more interest, I used the Striped Frame Cover Panel and popped up the center layer to allow for more of the yellow to peek out. So pretty!! I added some Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) for just a little more shine on the card.
The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week is a celebration of their 9th Birthday! So, naturally they are having a birthday theme. I thought this would be a fun way to help them celebrate (and add to my birthday card stash too!). Hope the weekend is full of sunshine (either for real or in your craft room). See you soon!
I cannot even tell you how excited I am to be participating today in a hop with Reverse Confetti and My Sweet Petunia! You are going to be blown away by all the inspiration as the two design teams combine.
I fell completely in love with the Take Flight stamp set (big surprise, right?!) and thought it would be such fun to use with the Sunburst Tag Layer. I knew the sentiment was a great fit in that circle but making sure it stamped there perfectly was up to my Misti!
Honestly the best part of the Misti is just KNOWING it will be right. And if it isn’t the first time, it becomes perfect because you can stamp again. I’m not sure how I ever created without this tool and I know for certain that there is no going back. It simply lives on my table.
After stamping, I attached the Sunburst tag to the Topped Off Tag base and tied on a bit of baker’s twine. The kite from the stamp set was the perfect little image to add. Something about a kite brings thoughts of a happy summer day and that seemed to fit so well with the sentiment. After attaching the kite to the tag, I just put the whole thing on a pretty polka dotted base.
As if all this crafty goodness wasn’t enough, we will choose two lucky commenters from the hop to win one of two prizes: a $60 shopping spree at www.mysweetpetunia.com and a $60 shopping spree at www.Reverseconfetti.com. You must leave your comments no later than Sunday, March 25th, at 11:59 PM Central time and winners will be announced on Tuesday March 27th, on the Reverse Confetti and My Sweet Petunia blogs.
So make sure you stop by all the amazing blogs and leave a little love! Up next is the incredible Kelly Lunceford. And here is the whole list to make it easy to find everyone.
Welcome to day 1 of the March Release from Newton’s Nook Designs. We have lots in store for you and the focus is birthdays! Today we have an adorable set called Holding Happiness (with coordinating dies) along with two new stencils, Bubbly and Confetti.
I cannot even say how much I’m in love with this first reveal set! I’m so excited for all the possibilities with it. This sweet gal and her balloons called out to be colored with fun, bright tones and I thought using my Chameleon Markers (and Color Tops) would be perfect. This sentiment from the set is awesome to use with each of the images and I simply stamped it in the corner of this popped up panel. I dug through my collection of sequins to find some that match my balloon colors to add just a little more detail.
I can’t wait to see what the whole team has done with this set…sure to be amazing! And these stencils are another great addition. I’ll show you more with those later this week. Off to a great start for sure. Now on to everyone’s favorite part of release week. A chance to win!!
Would you like to win the “Holding Happiness” Stamp Set?
Each set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!
Here’s how to win:
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, March 15th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 16th.
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
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