Sunday, August 21, 2016

Good Morning!

I've been busy these last few days. I got several more new stamps in the mail. It always amazes me that when the mail comes and I have several packages, for days in a row, my husband never says a word. He is so good to me he says, if it makes you happy, I'm ok with it. Just don't break the bank.
I'm a very lucky girl. I digress, these are the stamps I received in just the last 2 days.


Of course I went straight to my craft room and got to work. My first card reminds me of when my boys were little and how much they loved to blow bubbles, ah....those were great times.


Products used:
PB slapstick/cling # 40-229 bubble boy
PB T for transparent #30-358 happy snippets
Ranger distress ink
Ranger watercolor paper
Ranger Archival Ink black
Gellyroll glitter pen and
Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen
Misti

I stamped the bubble boy in archival ink on my Misti  and then using my distress ink and a watercolor brush I colored him in, then back in the Misti to freshen the outlines. I used my distress inks to create the background, and the Gellyroll pen to add a little depth to the grass. I used the Spectrum Noir glitter pen on the bubbles, then stamped "life is great play" and mounted on yellow then onto a blue card.

I will be entering this card in: PB "Anything Goes With a Stamp"
                                                Simon Says Monday Challenge" Summer Fun"

Card #2 Happy Birthday
Products used:
Altenew Mini One of A Kind
Hampton Arts #SC0586 celebrate life
Ranger distress ink markers
Ranger watercolor paper
Ranger archival ink
Ribbon from my stash
Spellbinders dies #S4-425 Elegant Ovals and #S4-324 Ribbon banners
Misti

I fell in love with this little stamp as soon as I saw it. I began by inking my stamp and stamping it around the entire paper including the center. I wasn't sure where I was going with it at this time but I loved the way it looked. Then I took my water brush and lightly brushed over the stamped image and blended the colors, and used a blending tool to add color to the edges. I decided to use this background for the sketch from MOJO Monday, and the Inspiration challenge at Altenew.




So I stamped another flower and cut it out with my spellbinders die. I then cut out the next size die in the same set for the background, and the banner for Happy Birthday.
I wrapped the ribbon around the center of the background and then using a blender I added the same color to the background frame as around the edges of the card. I adhered it to the center of the card and using some dimensional tape I popped up the framed flower up in the center.  I stamped Happy Birthday on my banner and blende the edges, then attached it to the bottom of the framed flower.
I will be entering this card in:
                                               Altenew 2016 Inspiration Challenge "Flamingo Inspiration"
                                               Mojo Monday "MOJO461"
                                               Seize The Birthday "anything Goes" 
                                             

Have a wonderfully crafty day !


Karen

16 comments:

  1. The little bubble blowing boy is adorable! Lovely watercolor and design, Karen! and the sentiment is just perfect for summer! So happy you joined our summer fun challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura

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  2. Great watercolor job on the little boy. Awesome floral card, too!

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    1. Thank you Lynda, I had a great time today glad you stopped over.

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  3. Adorable first card but have to say I'm really loving your beautiful floral take on the Mojo sketch! Your new stamp stash looks like fun times ahead! Thanks so much for joining us at Mojo Monday!

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  4. Very pretty card! I love your beautiful background and the pretty die cut. Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

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  5. Love your stamp choices in your happy mail, I would be happy for hours and hours too! Love your gorgeous pink flower, it's so elegant framed with those glorious die cut labels!

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  6. Thank you so much. I have over a hundred spellbinders dies and I use them every chance I get.

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  7. Great cards! I love how you have coloured that adorable little boy image too. Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday :)

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    1. Thank you, he's one of my new favorite stamps.

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  8. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday with this beautifully done card. Love all of the pink feminine look. Barbara DT member

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  9. OMG i'm so not surprised you had to have a play with the boy blowing bubbles, you have created such a gorgeous scene too and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

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