Sunday, March 18, 2018

Hoppy Easter Bunnies

Easter is only two weeks away! Which means spring is right around the corner (even if it doesn't quite feel like it)! Now I know that Peeps are a love em or hate em kind of treat, but for me they've been a favorite of since I was little. Poke a hole in the plastic and wait two days... there's your ideal Peep! 

These little colorful bunny Easter cards are of course inspired by that favorite sugar coated marshmallow snack :) I also created the cards for the Simon Says Stamp Easter Inspired challenge and the current LawnFawnatics "Fun with Dies" challenge.

Each of the bunnies and bunbun accessories were stamped on Neenah Solar White Cardstock, colored with Copic Markers, and fussy cut with detail scissors. I used pastel colors for all the bunnies and eggs. The die cuts were all colored with Distress Inks in very light shades to go with the spring time vibe.

Now for the Lawnfawnatics Fun with Dies challenge, this card uses Grassy Border die, Stitched Journaling Card die, and Hello Sunshine dies (which I never actually bought the stamp set for... maybe I should get on that!). The grass was shaded with Distress Ink "Mowed Lawn", the clouds in Distress Ink "Tumbled Glass", and the sun in Distress Ink "Squeezed Lemonade." Of course the stamp is also from Lawn Fawn "Hoppy Easter".

Thanks for joining me this weekend! Hope you all get some sunshine soon :)

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Stampotique - Hearts and a Video

This project is my last one as the January guest designer for Stampotique, and the challenge is HEARTS! 💗💗 Thank you to the Stampotique Designer's Challenge for having me on board all month long!

I used the adorable "Animal Cube" stamp, watercolored the critters, and added them to a heart-filled card. I kept this card sentiment-free so it can be used for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, birthdays, Mother's Day, or just thinking of you.

I also created a quick video sharing my coloring process. Please take a moment to give it a Thumbs Up and Subscribe to my channel if you'd like! Thank you!


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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Stampotique Spots and Dots

Welcome back to another Stampotique Designer's Challenge! This week the challenge is "Spots and Dots" so it should be easy to play along how you like.

I had so much fun with this background and look at those awesome new stamps! I used Stampotique "Road Runner" and "Cactus Row" to create these ATCs. 

 I started with a 2.5"x3.5" piece of Strathmore Mixed Media Paper and painted it with my index finger using Dina Wakley Acrylics in Lemon and Magenta. I wanted the colors to very loosely blend to make a tiny bit of orange. I love that you can still see the streaks of yellow and pink!

Now it was time to add some polka dots! I first painted polka dots with Liquitex Gesso to cover up the paint. Then I colored in the gesso'd dots with my Liquitex Paint Marker Flourescent Green then added some very simple shading to the bottom of each circle with a Faber Castell Phtalo Green pitt pen. Lastly I outlined each circle with my white Gelli Roll pen to make them really pop!

The Road Runner and Cactus were colored with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors... that I'm obsessed with! There is so much pigment in these watercolors!!!

So I loved my first ATC so much that I decided to make a nighttime scene to go with it...

I was hoping it looked like the moon behind the roadrunner? Maybe? I made these spots and dots by painting my left over pink and yellow paint on a piece of bubble wrap, then using the bubble wrap like a stamp for my background. The roadrunner and ground were also painted with the Kuretake watercolors.

Thanks again for visiting! Make sure to join the latest Spots and Dots Stampotique Challenge!


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