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Monday, May 30, 2016

May Flowers for Your Birthday

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 588 - Stencil Monoprint, today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 379 - May Flowers, and last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 584 - Wondering who Crushed my Pumpkin pie.
I think I may have added too much water. I used my SU coordinating markers to ink up my stencil then huffed and misted before turning upside down on my watercolor paper. To add some depth I used the pen side to accent the lines and flower centers. I cut the HB sentiment out in crushed curry cs. 
On the inside I stamped a sentiment from Sweet and Sassy's Birthday Innies set in watermelon wonder. For the envelope I inked Happy in crushed curry and Birthday in watermelon wonder. Hope you like it.

Stamps: SU- It's Your Birthday, SNS- Birthday Innies
Paper: white, watercolor, watermelon wonder
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Accessories: Memory Box Happy Birthday die, Memory Box Flora Stencil
Techniques: Stencil Monoprint, CAS

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A Groovy Beachy Birthday

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 583 - So Tempted to get out there and Mambo I decided to go with a beach theme. I used my copics for the water portion making random strokes with 4 different shades then topped that off with stickles for wave action and what is a beach scene without a dolphin. For Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 586 = Erasable Ink I inked the upper left corner of my acrylic block with so saffron and used an eraser to simulate sun rays. And for Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 377 - Groovy Elements these colors and the HB cake die are really groovy together.  My layout is from Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 448
On the inside I stamped the Birthday Innies sentiment in tempting turquoise. From It's Your Birthday I stamped the HB sentiment on the envelope in melon Mambo. I hope you like it.
Stamps: It's Your Birthday
Paper: white, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo
Ink: So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Die Mensions HB Cake, Impression Obsessions Dolphin, Stickles
Techniques: 3D, Erasable Ink, CAS

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A Pocket of Strawberries for a Special Lady

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 592, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 582 - A Real picnic in the Sand with Cucumbers with dessert of "picnic". For Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 585 - All Around Border I stamped the small flower in sahara sand all around the white panel and for Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 376 - For A Special Lady. I will handwrite on the white panel pocket piece when the time comes next year. I chose to use this sketch opportunity to make a pocket card. I used basket weave embossing folder for the top slanted piece. I stamped the berry image in black then colored with copics, matted on real red then popped it up on dimensionals. Hope you like it. 
Stamps: Flourish - Strawberries
Paper: white, Sahara Sand, Real Red
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Crisp Cucumber, Sahara Sand
Accessories: copics, Basket weave EF
Techniques: 3D, copic coloring, dry embossing, all around border

Monday, May 9, 2016

All Around Borders Because I Care about Mothers

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 585 - All Around Borders and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 376 - For A Special Lady. Well here is # 1 of 5 needed for this time next year. I will NOT get caught without any Mother's Day cards like this year. I don't know how that happened but once is enough for me. So I used the short small flower stamp all around for border, stamped the flower in tuxedo black then colored with copics. stamped the sentiments in melon mambo and matted on melon mambo then the white card base. I used my white jel pen for the flower centers. Hope you like it.

Stamps: Because I Care, All Holidays, All Around Border, Blessings From Heaven
Paper: White, Melon Mambo
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Melon Mambo
Accessories: white jel pen,
Techniques: All Around Border, copic coloring, CAS