7/19/17

Modern Peony in Pink

Hi friends! I'm up over at Butterfly Reflections Ink with a watercolor sympathy card - sympathy cards are ALWAYS hard to create. :(



Hope you'll hop over and check it out! See you soon!

Hugs!


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: WPlus9 Modern Peonies
Papers: Neenah 110 lb. white (base), misc. designer paper, Tim Holtz watercolor paper
Accessorieswhite embossing powder, clear embossing powder, enamel dots, prismacolor pencils, stitched diesPPP sequins, Tombow markers (base color)

Challenges:

7/12/17

Hippo Birdie to you...and you...and you...AND ME!

Hey friends - it's my birthday and I'm partying it up over at Butterfly Reflections Ink - stop by and say hello!



Hugs!


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Hippo Birdie
Papers: Neenah 110 lb. white (base), really old Stampin' Up scraps, vellum, Copic paper
Ink: Versamark, Lawn Fawn Jet Black
Accessories: MFT Blueprints, MFT Wonky Circles, MFT Stitched Rectangle, sharpie, white embossing powder, white gel pen

Challenges:

7/5/17

Another bright & colorful HOPE

Hi friends - I'm back over at Butterfly Reflections Ink with a Clean and Simple (CAS) card with lots of color and HOPE! Hop on over and say hello; we'd love to see you.


AND be sure to check out Vanessa's Butterfly Reflections Ink shop - all the newest products at great prices as well as a clearance section that is killer!

See you again soon!

Hugs!


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet: Mums, Concord and 9th Hope
Papers: Neenah 110 lb. white, Lawn Fawn Mermaid, Tim Holtz water color
Ink: VersaFine, MFT Sno Cone, Blu Raspberry, Hero Arts Unicorn
Accessories: Pixie Paint Candy, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Copics, MFT Blueprints, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Challenges:

6/28/17

HOPE

Hi friends - feels like it has been a L-O-N-G time since I have had time to enjoy creating! :( So much going on right now, but this weekend, I took some time early one morning to just enjoy the process! Here's a sneak peek of the card; you can see the full card and lots of other photos at Butterfly Reflections Ink. AND if you haven't, be sure to check out the clearance section at Butterfly Reflections Ink store...and the new products - so many fab products!!


Hugs!


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: WPlus9 Kind Soul, Concord and 9th Hope
PapersRanger water color, Papertreyink Raspberry Fizz, Neenah 80 lb. white (inside)
Ink: Lawn Fawn Jet BlackStorm CloudJet Black and SootBroken China Distress Ink
Accessories: Concord and 9th Hope Die, MFT Sun Ray stencil, Copics, Sharpie, MFT Blueprints, washi tape, fun foam

Challenges:

6/25/17

A Happy Goodbye

I'm saying goodbye over at a2z Scrapbooking; hope you'll pop over and see the full cards! And thanks for having me, a2z, you have been the dearest of friends!!

Psst....and don't forget to use my code to shop their Etsy store; if you don't see something in stock, just click CUSTOM ORDER; no additional cost: MicheleG15!





Hugs,


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Papers: Hero Arts White, Ranger water color, misc. black and white
Ink: Hero Arts Black, Hero Arts Pink to Red Ombre, Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick
Accessories: gold paint, Hydrangea matching dies, For You Flowers matching dies, gold thread, Copics

Challenges:

6/21/17

Monochromatic

Hi friends - I'm up over at Butterfly Reflections Ink with this fun Zig Clean Color Brush and Prismacolor Pencil flowers from WPlus9; hope you'll stop by to see the full card!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
StampsWPlus9 Modern Peonies
Papers: Neenah 110 lb. white card base, PTI True Black, Ranger Water ColorPTI polka dot vellum, MFT Black and White DP
Ink: Versamark
AccessoriesHero Arts white embossing powder, Zig Clean Color Brushes, Primsacolor Pencils, washi tape, Hero Arts Crossing Waves stencil, translucent embossing paste, PPP sequins

6/14/17

Masculine Ampersand

Hi friends - happy hump day (said in my best camel voice)!! Hope you'll pop over to Butterfly Reflections Ink to see this fun, graphic ampersand card!


Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Papers: Lawn Fawn Black Licorice, PTI Hawaiian Shores, Neenah 80 lb. white
Ink: MFT Berrylicious, Steel Grey, Grout Gray, Blu Raspberry, Versamark, MFT Black and White DP
Accessories: Ranger White Embossing Powder, white striped acetate

6/10/17

Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia with Press and Seal coloring

Hi friends! I'm up over at a2z Scrapbooking blog with this fun Distress Oxide and Press and Seal coloring - check it out HERE!



Hugs!




6/7/17

Nuvo Mousse Frame & Altenew Peony

Hi friends!

Hope you are having a GREAT week; I'm up over at Butterfly Reflections, Inc. with a fun CAS card; hope you'll check it out!


Hugs!


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Altenew Peony Bouquet.
Papers: Misc. Black/Whtie striped paper, American Crafts glitter paper, Ranger watercolor paper
Ink: VersaMark, Lawn Fawn Sugarplum
AccessoriesHero Arts embossing powder, Prismacolor pencils, Nuvo Pure Platinum Mousse, PPP sequins, MFT dies

5/29/17

Beyond Bold!

Stripes, chevron and BRIGHT, BRIGHT colors. Hope you have some shades!! :D

I created this card a few months ago for Splitcoaststampers and just love how bold and vibrant it is!

I stamped a ton of flowers from WPlus9 Doodle Buds in VersaMark and heat embossed with HA white embossing powder, Then I heat embossed quotes and the word 'friend' from Verve Visual's Text Objects on to some of the flowers and leaves. Once that was done I literally scribbled on color with Zig Clean Color Brushes - going for over-the-top bright I guess.

Once I finished scribbling, I gave them a liberal spray with water and allowed to air dry; once dry, I die cut all the images and formed a pretty bouquet. I used press 'n seal to pick up the bouquet and set it aside while I worked on the rest of the card.






I thought it would be fun to add some stenciling behind the flowers - you know, I was thinking all soft and subtle - yeah, that didn't happen. But I love how it turned out! I added the striped paper at an angle and there is actually a 1/2" strip of black glitter paper at the top of the striped paper (mainly hidden behind the flowers)!

The paper and flowers were adhered to Canson water color paper and then adhered to a white note card.

TFL!



Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
StampsWPlus9 Doodle Buds, Verve Text Objects
PapersCanson water color, misc. DP, Neenah 110 lb. white, American Crafts glitter paper
AccessoriesSSS sequins, HA white embossing powder, Zig Clean Color Brushes, clear Wink of Stella, stencil, press 'n seal