Thursday, April 2, 2020

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Covid Cards Continued

We are 10 days in...and I completed my 10th card for Instagram.  Each day, I look forward to creating a card that somehow relates to the situation we find ourselves in right now.














Sunday, March 22, 2020

My Covid 19 Cards

I stay relatively active on Instagram and when the quarantines, social distancing and fear descended upon us, I decided to try to make a card every day....if this lasts as long some experts predict, I might have to make a card every other day!

My first three cards:





This card was made with our oldest son and his wife in mind; they are "sheltered" in their fourth floor apartment in Brooklyn.   This stamp of New York is from Technique Junkies, a stamp I've had for two or three years but never inked until now.  And the watercoloring is a total CASE of Shelly Schmidt's card.  (Thank you, Shelly....although she may never see this!)

Monday, February 24, 2020

Adding Leaves to the Flower Challenge




This card is a little "out there, " I suppose, but it was fun to create for The Flower Challenge #41. I used a great two-step Rubbernecker image for the flowers (Color Burst on acetate provided the "ink" for the pink), and cool black "leaves" with a die from PoppyStamps.  The sentiment is from a Unity mini stamp set. 




CAS Colors and Sketches #358


 I have more than 100 Stampin' Up markers, but of the three colors above, I possess only Pear Pizzazz.  It's amazing how many shades of one color exist in the marker world!   My choice of stamp for the CAS Colors and Sketches #358 was an old Inkadinkado image of sunflowers.  After coloring them, I added Wink of Stella to the flowers for a little shine. (Once again, I'm just slipping across the finish line!)


Freshly Made Half Circle in Metallics

The half-circle was painted with Coliro pearl metallics, as was the Penny Black flower and the horizontal strips.  I chose a Tim Holtz embossing folder for the card front and popped the poppy on foam dots for this Freshly Made Sketch.   (The leaves are metallic green but photograph gray.)


Monday, February 17, 2020

Red and Black CAS Watercolor



For this CAS Watercolor card, I chose a beautiful image from Altenew's "Wonderland" set. The Dr. Seuss quote is also found in the set.  I watercolored the flowers with Peerless watercolors and the stems with a watercolor marker.  This is definitely a flower stamp that I will be using again!