Guest at CAS Mix Up

As a guest at CAS Mix Up with the challenge of paper piecing, I wanted to be sure to keep my project CAS. The images and sentiment were stamped using liquid toner on a sponge dauber that was then laminated with gold foil plus I sponged the center of the lotus with a light pink ink. I stamped the flower and wings in black ink on plaid printed on copy paper. That was then heat set in clear embossing powder then fussy cut and attached. Added a few black details with gel pen and mounted on white cs base with a piece of plaid peeking out.

Cut off portion of digi

After I water colored the digi and committed to the previous post for the upper portion of the image, this was the leftovers. I added the black boarder with a sharpie and a straight edge. Matted that on a printed b&w stripe then on green ticking pp. Stamped sentiment with black ink then added green thin strips around stripe and underline sentiment. Mounted all on white cs base. To give the center of the flowers some dimension I glued on glass glitter Krystallos. They really mean glass and the caution of Sharp Glass is not kidding. Ask me how I know.

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Try it on Tuesday: Hello Spring

Hand Stamped: Color The center of the flowers had dots of the Saffron color.

Coloring gifted digi

As the random winner at Pammie’s Inky Pinkies I won 3 free digis from We are 3. This is the coneflower that I printed on white Text Vellum, water colored then trimmed to fit this Silhouette cut frame. Once attached to the frame I ran both through the linen ef for texture. Mat layered this on green cs. Attached the Silhouette cut sentiment and then mounted all on white cs base.

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Double Trouble: Anything frame was cut and just laying around for months, favorite coloring is water colors

We Love to Create: Mixed Media

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: Theme I was inspired by the pretty flowers

Use Your Stuff: Mood Board the flowers and the window frame inspired me

Rainbow Colors

Not in a rainbow configuration but I did get the colors all in it. The white Text Vellum paper was stamped butterflies in red stencil butter dabbed on stamp. Sponged on yellow for the wings. Smooched the orange in the bg by smearing ink pad on glass mat and spraying with water. Rolled script stamp on finger then dabbed silver stencil butter and rolled the stamp on surface. Sponged blue and purple ink through stencil. Added black splatter, ink dots on wings with black gel pen and rubbed edges through black ink pad. Used linen ef for all over texture. Mohair yarn in blue and purple was wrapped then added bow. Mounted on white cs base. Cut sentiment on Silhouette in white layering weight cs then heat set black embossing powder on top layer. Mounted on base and then all that to front of card.

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Flowers for a special gal

The flower image and sentiment are from a digi offered by Notable Ink. Amber has been a huge inspiration to me as I learn about water coloring. Her images are part of a series she is doing on water color swatches. The bg is a free image from my Silhouette. Once the digi and bg were manipulated following Amber suggestions but using my Silhouette software I then printed on white Text Vellum. I trimmed them down, added yellow and green marker and stamped in black the swirl then mounted on white cs base. Added b&w strips of stripe paper that had been printed and ran through sticker Xyron. Added glossy accents to center of flowers. This is for a friend going through health issues and looking at a new protocol.

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Fab ‘n’ Funky: Flowers

Sweet Stampin: Special Women Hand stamped swirl for grounding the flower image.