Monday, September 18, 2017

Small Bird Colouring

Another day, another card made after some colouring for Kathy Racoosin's The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge! Today is one of my stamp picks, and I chose these two small birds: 

I tried to keep my watercolouring fairly loose, to go with the sketched look of the birds. It took a while to decide what else I wanted to do with the card, but eventually decided on this background stamp with lots of tiny hearts. After embossing it with sparkly embossing powder, I used some blue watercolour powder with a generous amount of water for the emboss resist. A sweet little sentiment finished the card. 
With the watercolour wash along with heat embossing and watercolouring, I am adding this to the current CAS Mix Up challenge.

Supplies: navy & Papertrey Ink soft stone cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, STAMPlorations Smallbirds, Holiday Artsy & Unity Layers of Love stamps, Versamark, Versafine onyx black, broken china, spun sugar & chipped sapphire distress inks, Ranger clear & Hero Arts sparkle embossing powders, Magenta Nuance cerulean blue watercolour powder

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Colouring Challenge Day 17

Happy Sunday! For Day 17 of Kathy Racoosin's The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge, Emily, Angela and I are playing with a cute Lawn Fawn set called Jump for Joy. I used Zig markers to colour the hedgehog, owl and rake, but then decided to use sponge daubers and distress inks to give less definition to the leaf colours. 

Lawn Fawn stamps always seem to want to be made into a cute little scene, so that's what I did: 

I didn't have any of the sentiments that go along with the images in this set, so I went digging deep into my Unity stamps for one of the few fall-related sentiments I have. While I was at it, I found that cute little tree for the background. I sponged an autumn sky but decided the grass could still be nice and green. 

Supplies: white & Bazzill green textured cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, Lawn Fawn Jump for Joy & Unity (?) stamps, Versafine onyx black, Hero Arts black dye & fossilized amber, carved pumpkin & gathered twigs distress inks, Ranger clear embossing powder, MFT blueprints 24 & Paper Smooches stitched dies, MFT cloud stencil, Zig markers, pop dot tape

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Saturday, September 16, 2017


My second post today! The new 
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers
challenge card is here

It's Day 16 of Kathy Racoosin's The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge and time to break out some funky Santas. :D 

Isn't he fun? I kept my design clean and simple to let Fabulous Santa steal the show. And once I made one, I had to make another! 

In both cases I coloured Santa's outfit in Copics, then used Zigs to add a few details. 

Supplies: (nice, naughty, fabulous) white cardstock, Craft Smith green card base, Stampin' Up Visions of Santa & Simon Says Stamp/Kelly Purkey Oh, Deer stamps, Versafine onyx black & Stampin' Up garden green inks, Ranger clear embossing powder, Copics, Zig markers, Spectrum Noir clear sparkle marker, green gel pen; (ho ho ho) white, black & Stampin' Up real red cardstock, Stampin' Up Visions of Santa, Lil' Inkers Jolly and Joyful Sentiments & Unity Ho Ho Ho stamps, Versafine onyx black & Simon Says Stamp garden green inks, Ranger clear embossing powder, Copics, Zig markers, Spectrum Noir clear sparkle marker

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Lost and Found

Welcome to a brand new Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge... LOST AND FOUND. Is there a technique you used to use all the time that has fallen by the wayside? A formerly favourite stamp that now is covered with cobwebs? It's time to bust out the forgotten and resurrect it! 
I decided to revisit a technique that I once used frequently before I discovered the joy of watercolouring... paper-piecing:

I decided I should at least use an image that I'd never paper-pieced before, and decided that the cozy sweater of this polar bear would be perfect. Of course, when paper-piecing, there are always details you don't really think about before you start; in this case, the tiny amount of paw sticking out from each long sleeve. Yikes. 
The Sisters have revived lots of different techniques and images, so be sure to check out all the inspiration! If you decide to join us, and I hope you do, please be sure to indicate your own lost and found item. 

Supplies: white cardstock, American Crafts silver glitter paper, Echo Park Winter Wishes patterned paper, MFT Cool Day & Viva Las VegaStamps Naughty or Nice stamps, MFT black licorice ink, Zig marker, frosted lace Stickles, Spectrum Noir clear sparkle marker, fun foam

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Drink Coffee and Colour!

It's double the fun this afternoon, with Day 15 of Kathy Racoosin's The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge also being the start of the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop! Somehow, Emily, Angela and I were able to end up with coffee-themed stamps for today. ;) I coloured my first two images red before thinking... oh right, FALL theme. So I coloured a few more...

Everything is coloured with my Zig markers, as usual, it seems. Then, trying to keep with autumn colours, I put together a card: 

I think I may have used this same sentiment last time I hopped along with the other coffee lovers, but it really is too much fun to not use. 
Happy Friday, and happy coffee-drinking! 

Supplies: gold, Stampin' Up naturals white & Bazzill kraft & brown textured cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, Altenew Coffee Love stamps & dies, Viva Las VegaStamps Drink Coffee stamp, Versafine onyx black & Memento Luxe espresso truffle inks, Ranger clear embossing powder, MFT blueprints 24 stitched rectangle & Paper Smooches bam bubble dies, Zig watercolour markers, pop dot tape

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