Green with Colored Pencils


The Paper Players: Sketch

Krafty Chicks: All Occasion

Double Trouble: Anything

The colored paper was gifted to me by a stamp buddy (thanks Diana) and I wanted to try using colored pencils on colored paper. It was a fun project and I quite like the results. Once the image was stamped in black ink and colored I added white gel pen in areas for some pop. Mounted the elements all up and put them on white cs base. Sentiment and fern were cut on Silhouette and sentiment got heat embossed with black. The green layer got white embossing paste through knit stencil.

Stars for our nation


Simon Says Monday: Shoot for the Stars

Little Red Wagon: Solar Eclipse

Make My Monday: Use Stencils

My stamp buddy Gerry taught me to look on the internet for free cut art using the searching term Coloring Books. Here is what I found. It had a moon with it but I edited to just the stars. After putting gesso on light weight white cs I added embossing paste through stencil cut with paper. Once dry I mopped sheet through color burst in gold sprayed with water on the glass mat. Next I used blue shimmer spray on glass mat to pick up color on the lower half of the piece. Better half wanted the stars to shine more so I put the stencil back down, pressed Versa Mark and heat set embossing powder in Platinum. Added the stars in the upper right with stencil and black marker then quicky glue pen and glitter. To make the lower stars white I used a gel pen. Rubbed outer edge with black ink pad and mounted on white cs base.

I am finding I really enjoy cutting stencils with Silhouette in 80 lb. white cs. They are multi use but not forever. The file is saved so I can cut again if I want but the love affair only last go long then I am on to the next best stencil I ever made. Email me if you want the svg of the star stencil

Some of the products used.

Blue Flowers


Simon Says Wednesday: Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin: Create your own background Background is pastels in pink and purple

Inkspirational: Any Sketch I have a booklet of sketches that this one came out of

I wanted to try stamping with water colors and this is what came of that venture. The flowers have blue, green and yellow stamped then I used black ink on the stamp to go over the top. Background is combination of ink stamped grass and pastels. I did spray the whole thing with sealer to hold the colors. Mounted on stripe with a strip on the right going the opposite direction. Tag and sentiment were cut on the Silhouette. Added black dots on flowers with glossy accents and mounted all on white cs base.

Yellow Ribbon


Simon Says Monday: Sprays

Little Red Wagon: Animal Antics

Inkspirational: Yellow Paint

A Vintage Journey: Rustic Charm

I have a new toy: Gelli Plate. My first use was to spray shimmer sprays in yellow and purple, place a stencil on top then remove stencil and press Text Vellum into plate. Got this fun bg. The butterfly was stamped on tissue paper in black, trimmed close and glued down. Added some purple embossing powder heat set then placed brick stencil with embossing paste in white. Trimmed to size and rubbed edges with black ink pad. The swirls and sentiment are Silhouette cut and adhered. Thanks to stamp buddy Judy for a site that has seam tape ribbon. This yellow was wrapped around paint brush and left over night. To get to lay on card I used small glue dots strategically placed. Punched a few small butterflies in silver ribbon and called this one complete.

Embossed Vellum-Water Color

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This is a small note card, only 3 1/2×4 1/4. The vellum was dry embossed with this daisy embossing folder then ran through Xyron such that the sticky would be on the mountain side of embossing. Mounted vellum on copy paper and trimmed to fit card base. Water colored valley space of vellum. Stamped sentiment with black ink and used black Inkssentials Enamel Accent for flower centers.

You have to like the messiness of the water color bleeding through to appreciate this technique. My thought was that the valley’s would hold the water color but the cracks made in the vellum during the dry embossing process proved too great to hold the liquid color. So this is one of those first attempts that you say “OK, not what I was thinking it would be but I do kind of like it”.