Saturday, April 21, 2018

Color Throwdown in Christmas Colors?

I'll admit that when I think of red and green, I think of Christmas.  Those colors are just lodged in my brain that way.  However, there can be green trees and red apples and many other natural red and green object pairs.  My first attempt was way too garish, so I reduced the amount of the red and green and added more white for my Color Throwdown card.  A wonky rectangle and a dry-embossed oval back up the leaves cut from a watercolor wash. A tiny sentiment from SU! and Wink of Stella on the leaves complete the card. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tuesday Card

For this week's card, I chose to make one from designer paper. This is from a Prima pad "Romance Novel" and the sentiment is one of those great Penny Black ones.  I covered the card base with the floral print, and then cut the ledger sheet with a stitched rectangle die and tied a bow with skinny twine.  The yellow dots are those pretty matte adhesive ones.  

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Freshly Made with Feathers

While searching for a shape for the focus on this card for Freshly Made Sketches, I "found" a large ziploc bag full of my "feathers" -- stamps and dies.  I LOVE feathers, but I rarely use them, for some strange reason.  I chose dies from Simon Says, designer paper from Posh "Simple Stories."  The sentiment is from a large set of feathers stamps and sentiments by Gina K Designs.  

Watercolor with Birds

I was pretty certain that I didn't own a bird image, stamp or die, but I found this sentiment/image combination from Technique Junkies that would work for  this month's CAS Watercolour challenge. 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Power Poppy in Pink

I love Power Poppy's beautiful images, and I have many of the digi images. This is Graceful Still Life, which has a collection of images, including this beautiful branch of dogwood blossoms.  I colored with Prima watercolor pencils and applied just a bit of water with an aqua pen afterwards.  The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up! set.  The odd placement of the pink dot near the sentiment was necessitated by stray ink from the edge of the rubber. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Back Home in time for Tuesday's Card

We just spent 3+ days on the west side of Oregon celebrating our granddaughter Ava's first birthday.  What fun!  This morning, I made a very simple card in time to mail to Chelsea.

The base of the card is one of those alcohol ink backgrounds created by Kennedy; I had backed it with black weeks ago, but hadn't decided how to use it yet.  The image and sentiment are a set from Unity.  

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Less is More in Blue

Less Is More provides a CASE card for the current challenge.  It's a beautiful bunch of blue flowers.  

Here's Aileen's card

For my card, I stamped Penny Black's "Gossamer" on watercolor paper painted with Distress Oxide ink.  "Hugs" is  an Impression Obsession die.