Bright Flowers

This was a such a fun play time with a few new things. The bg is smooching in blue and green on white Text Vellum. Then dry embossed with daisy stencil and used green ink pad swiped across to highlight embossing. Stamped in water color the image then spritz to let the water colors flow. Stamped again in black and then added more colors with markers and detail with white gel pen. Flowers centers have Glass Glitter Krystallos. Sentiment was created on Silhouette in Bleeding Cowboy font. All is mounted on white cs base.

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Allsorts: Beautiful Blooms

Navy as the base

This is a die cut that I was playing with the other day. I wanted to see if my machine would cut more than one layer at a time. This image was cut in the red cs + copy paper in this plaid + cs of green and white bg. They all cut great. I used the plaid and red reverse of my cut outs for this one. I wanted the copy paper plaid to have more structure so I added clear gesso but some of the leaves stuck to the white paper I was working on causing me to die cut the image again. Mounted this on navy cs then on a white cs base. Sentiment was cut on the Silhouette in white layering weight cs. I only adhered the plaid die cut in the widest areas then bent the leaves and petals so they stood proud and let the navy show through. The extra layer of white actually worked out well where some of the leaves released with the curling I added .I am working on the other cut outs, so check back to see what becomes of them.

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Try it on Tuesday: Winter Blues the navy fits the color and the image is intended to chase away those winter blues

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: Anything

Give it away

I had this sentiment sitting on my work space. It had been printed from an earlier project but not used. Seemed like a great standalone creation. I layered it with white copy paper colored with marker in plum and the next layer was also a leftover. I did add the gold heat embossing in the center layer and then stamped the heat set gold butterfly on the sentiment tag. The delicate lace base layer is white Text Vellum dry embossed then plum ink pad rubbed across surface and edges. I did add a coating of clear gesso to this layer. It gives a nice shimmer and stability without adding weight. All is mounted on white cs base.

You may have noticed a slight change to my blog page. That is because I took the past two cold wintery days and added a couple of pages. First tap along navigation is where I now showcase my honors and design recognition (removing badges from sidebar). The next tab is where I have added links to some of my favorite supplies and techniques from my blog. These links are for reference and I do not receive ANY compensation from ANYONE.

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Funky Junky: So Delicate

Sunday Stamps: In the Center

A few favorite things

One of my favorite challenge sites wanted us to use the bleaching technique. I don’t use bleach so I tried to use the removal of color from this Text Vellum piece with color burst on it with damp rag pressing through mandala stencil. Worked ok but does not show much in this photo. To add more contrast I added white gouache with a brush in some areas then smeared clear gesso to lock in the color and add a sheen. Added the Silhouette cut sentiment and a few sequins then mounted on white cs base.

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Mix It Up: Bleaching

Always Fun: Use your favorite products

Sweet Stampin: Thank You

Tip: I have tons of rather large sequins is many colors but find I don’t use them much. They are usually just too large for my projects. I decided to see if I could trim them down. I placed them one at a time on purple tape and used a hand punch to reduce the size. Worked great. This card has star shape and much smaller sequins in a purple/pink. YEA, they may get used now.

Hello in Navy and Cream

The small picture in the above photo is my completed card and the main image is a closeup. I created this on Text Vellum by hand tracing around my oval mask with black sharpie. Stamped the images with black ink and water colored. Used the mask to dry emboss the paper. Added glossy accents on letters and flowers then mounted on white cs base.

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Make My Monday: Hello

Color Hues: Navy & Cream

TIP: For those with a Silhouette, you can create this picture in a picture right on your Silhouette software. Open the main photo in one tap and the other one in a new tap. Reduce this photo then copy it. Click the first tap you opened and paste the smaller photo. You can now move the small photo around and resize it. Once happy, select all and group. To save, select File>Save Selection>save to Hard Drive. Once that screen opens click on the dropdown for save as type and select jpeg and save. This is how I add my watermark as well.