Saturday, March 9, 2019

My Favorite Things - Happy Birth-Yay!


Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a birthday card for our grand-niece who is turning 3 next week.  Both the Happy Birthday block die and stamp set Happy Birth-Yay are from My Favorite Things.  I thought the combination made a fun card.  The patterned papers are MFT Fun and Frolic and Dots and Stripes.

Close Up: 

Copic Colors:
R12, R14, R17
YR12, YR15, YR16
Y13, Y15, Y17
YG21, YG23, YG25
BG10, BG53, BG57
E71, E74
W2, W5, W7, W9

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Blessings to you,
Deb 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Arteza Watercolor - By the Seaside

Happy Saturday!

Back in October, I bought Arteza watercolor pens with grand plans to try them out over the Christmas-New Years break from work.  That didn't happen, however I found a weekend in February to try them out.  If you haven't seen the videos on Facebook, here is one, they looked so fun and easy and they actually were!  They have real brush tip with the watercolor pigment in the barrel, like a marker.  Apply full color to the page or dip in water or wet your water color paper to create the water color effect and to blend.

I found an un-used Joann's gift card in January, so I decide to get some new stamps.  This one was picked out for this Arteza watercolor pen experiment.  The rubber stamp from France, Carabelle Studio "En Bord de Mer" (By the Seaside).  

I was kind of blown away by how easy and well these Real brush pens worked.  I used Tim Holtz water color paper and used my We R Memory Makers Precision Press and Memento Black ink to stamp the image.  

The base card is 5 x 7 so a larger card than I usually make.  It is a large stamp.  The precision press allowed me to re-ink and re-stamp, since the water color paper is textured.  So hard to get a full image on the first try.  I made several cards, some with the stamped image on the smoother side of the water color paper and a couple on the textured side.  The image I'm showing today is stamped on the smooth side of the watercolor paper.

Close-Up:


Arteza Real brush Colors: 
Sun: A128 Bumble Bee Yellow, A121 Honey, A156 Sunset Yellow 
Boats: A169 Orange Rust, A190 Rouge Pink, A101 Red, A195 Punch Pink, A182 Wine Red, A181,  A162 Lavender, A125 Orchid Purple 
Water: Spearmint Blue 
Sky: A159 Cyan Blue 
Lighthouse:   A178 Ginger, A115 Smoke Gray


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Blessings to you,
Deb 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Farm Fresh Take 2



Happy Saturday!

A few months ago, I made a card with a PaperTrey Ink stamp set "On the Farm".  Today, I have a landscape version of the 1st card and dressed up it up a bit.

I created this card with PTI inks Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Americana and True Black.  PaperTrey Ink Cardstock is PTI White, Smokey Shadow and Americana.  I added some vellum, cut with a stitched die and cotton twine to dress it up.

This card I made a birthday card for my friend's mom, who turned 90 on Wednesday!  Roni had an awesome and huge garden, corn, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, beans ... any type of vegetable you could think of, which she shared with friends and family.  All through high school and college, quite often I would bring home fresh vegetables to my mom.  It is a great memory and very much appreciated then and even more now as I reflect on her generosity and vibrant go-go-go spirit.  She is still on the go even at 90.  Happy Birthday Roni!  

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Blessings to you,

Deb

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Your Next Stamp - Perfect Chemistry


Happy Saturday!

Today, I have another birthday card.  I made a few of this design for all my math and science people this year.  This set is from Your Next Stamp, Perfect Chemistry.  It is a super cute set.  The scientist and Eureka are from this stamp set. The birthday hat diagram is Tim Holtz and the HB2U is from a CC Designs set "HB2U" by Amy R.  

The distressed patterned background is a stamp I found on Amazon.  I was searching from stamps and ran across from really inexpensive sets,  They are straight from China so they take time to receive but low enough cost to take the chance on the quality.  I was pleasantly surprised by this Shoresu Clear stamp set.  I stamped the background in VersaMark Ink.

The scientist image was cut out with my Brother Scan N Cut. 

This first version in PTI Enchanted Evening blue, has the patterned paper from Simple Stories Urban Traveler.

Close Up

This is version 2:
Cardstock is PTI Pure Poppy red with 
pattern paper Simple stories Smarty Pants.


 Close Up:

Version 3 is also in Red, with red graph paper.


Close Up:


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Blessings,
Deb