Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Today I have another card that was inspired from the Talbots catalog spring line of clothing.

I used four gradient colors of ink to do the stamping of the leaves and flower.  Since the center of the flower was dark, I used white acrylic paint to give it a white center like the flower in the bottom photo.  The sentiment is meant to mimic the stripe in the shoes.  

I am entering my card at the Retro Rubber Challenge as the Layered Laurel (2017) and Floral Art (2018) stamps are both over a year old.  The theme is "anything goes".  Also am entering this in The Flower Challenge where the theme is "add leaves".

Had fun creating this card and hope you like it as much as I do.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 24, 2020


The other day I posted a few inspiration photos from the recent Talbots catalog that I had put in my journal.  Yesterday I used one of them to design a card and what fun it was!  

I watercolored a large piece of watercolor paper with various shades of pink/coral and then die cut the layers of the flower.  I die cut the leaves just in white and did a little watercoloring on the tips.  Arranged everything and added a few copper Nuvo drops and done.  Another card to wait for a sentiment when needed.  I'm really pleased the way this turned out - adding brown was something I never would have done if it hadn't been in the clothing colors.  

I am entering this in Virginia's Show and Share for February and also The Flower Challenge to "add leaves."

Thanks for dropping by and always love to read your comments.

Saturday, February 22, 2020


Since taking the Altenew "Mission Inspiration" class, I have been more aware of clothing design, home decor, nature, etc. pics that I run across.  Had a new spring Talbots catalog and found inspiration that all reminded me of various stamp sets I have.  So clipped them out and added them to my notebook.

In the top photo, I love the blue and white striped shoes with the flowered bag.  In the middle right photo the blocks of blue, coral and light blue with the flowers are so pretty - and love the polka dot with the flowers on the bottom left.

Maybe they'll get me going to make a few cards - or even inspire one of you also.

Thanks for stopping by - your comments make me happy!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020


This month my card for the Card Chain Challenge is going to Suzanne in Pennsylvania.  I followed the colors of navy, pink and gray and also the sketch and friendship theme.

I colored the flower with my copics, but used my Zigs for the leaves as I don't own any gray markers.  It was an easy card to do just by using the sketch and colors.

I am entering my card in Virginia's Show and Share for February. 

Thanks for stopping by and always love to read your kind comments.

Sunday, February 16, 2020


This week the challenge at Simon Says is to use two or more patterned papers.  I am also sending my card to a friend in the Altenew Fan Group card swap.

I actually used five papers in my card - three in the flower and then one each in the leaves and border.  I used spiced marmalade distress ink for the shading - some black spatters and a few Nuvo drops finished my card.

Thanks for stopping by and love to read your kind comments.

Friday, February 14, 2020


What luck that I am scheduled to post a card today for A Blog Named Hero - and I just happen to have a wonderful new stamp set from Hero Arts.

This new wreath was so fun to color - hadn't used my Zigs in ages and this stamp was super easy to color with them.  The wreath was stamped in black and clear embossed first.  Used tea rose and light carmine for the flowers, olive for the leaves and pale gray for the bow and shading.  

A new challenge begins tomorrow (15 February) on A Blog Named Hero - so be sure to check it out, enter a card and be eligible for a gift card from Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by - love to read your kind comments.

Sunday, February 9, 2020


The current challenge at Addicted to CAS is ombre and this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Flickr is blending - so I combined them for my card today.  I am also entering my card in LaVon's LOVE challenge where the theme is "anything goes".

I first blended seedless preserves, picked raspberry and worn lipstick distress inks using my blending brushes.  Then I  laid the SSS peony bouquet stencil over the blended piece and added more of the same colors.  Cut the piece to 4"x5.25" and spritzed with some shimmer spritz.  The card base is peony from Hero Arts - love it.  Added the little sentiment and some sequins and done.  I think this design would make a pretty set of cards when done in a variety of blended backgrounds.

Thanks for visiting today and love to read your kind comments.