Saturday, April 10, 2021

Mixed Media Morning Glories

 Hello and Happy Weekend!  

Mixed Media.  Love it or hate it?  I am loving it more and more.  I have two cards to share using the same stamp- Sympathy Morning Glories from snss- and mixed media.  One is CAS and one is not so CAS.


Starting with a piece of translucent Yupo and Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks, I created a bright, pink, yellow and orange background.  Once dried, I stamped the image onto the Yupo using Versamark ink, then heat embossing with Gina K Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Lastly, I fussy cut the image out.  And I have to say, one must use a sharp scissors to fussy cut!  I have been using CutterBee Scissors for years, but did not realize how dull my scissor had gotten.  What a difference a new CutterBee Scissors made!  

The background panel was done with a stencil and translucent embossing paste.  I wanted texture and design, but I did not want it to compete with the flowers.  Bonus- it also gave it shine!


A red strip of cs was adhered to the background panel and then the flowers, ,which were mounted on a white cs circle were adhered on top of that with foam adhesive.  To finish the card, I heat embossed the sentiment, from the Birthday Wordfetti Stamp Set, onto a thin strip of black cs and adhered it to the panel.  

I am linking up Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Happy Birthday and to Tic Tac Toe Challenge; I chose the middle downward row, flowers, FREE and any shape die (circle).


The second card is CAS but still mixed media~


The flowers were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copics with a light hand- sort of.  I fussy cut it out and paired it with a circle die cut from a gel press print.  I decided to anchor the pieces in the bottom right corner of the card.  for texture, I added a white card front die cut to the background panel.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed weekend!

Lee Ann  

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Die Cut Obsession with Impression Obsession

 Hello, Hello! 

We have set aside a day to share some fabulous, new Impression Obsession die projects.  Have fun checking out what the designers have made today.  You can find a list of DT participants on the Impression Obsession Blog.  

My card today is rather unique.  I knew I wanted to use the Labrador Die and at first thought I would pair it with a humorous sentiment.  Then as I got to putting the card together, I came upon 1 of three backgrounds I had made using alcohol inks and the new Ornate Flourish Stamp.  Then I got to thinking of the loyalty of man's best friend and I decided to pair him with the The Way You Are Sentiment


 For the background, I made an alcohol ink background with greens and blues.  To get the Ornate Flourish image, I stamped the image with Alcohol Lift Ink onto the alcohol ink background, then transferred that ink to a piece of white cs.  

The sentiment was stamped with IO black Ink.  The Labrador Die was die cut from light grey cs and then colored with Copics.  I used a Google image for reference.  I really like to pull up reference photos when coloring as I really like realism.  The tongue and collar were die cut from white cs and colored as well.  The dog was assembled and added to the card front.  His nose, tag and tongue were coated with Glossy Accents.  

I am linking this card up to The Tic Tac Toe Challenge- I used 'coloring', 'Free' and 'Layers'.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Lee Ann  


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Let 's Have Cake!

 Hello Everyone! 

It's wedding season!  Anyone else here love a good piece of wedding cake?!  I know I do.  We have a little cafe near the house that makes the best cake-much like wedding cake- and I cannot get enough of it, much to the chagrin of the scale.  Anywho, Sweet n Sassy Stamps has a couple of fabulous wedding stamp sets out and one has this fab wedding cake.  


I used the sketch from Global Design Project and the colors from Color Hues~


The image, from the Just Married Stamp Set, was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored with Copics and fussy cut out.  I tried to go pastel- it is so not easy for me; I added some patterned paper for more color and pattern.  I ran the edge of the thin pink strip of cs through some Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with Gina K Designs gold embossing powder.  

Pink and gold embellishments finish off the card.  

This is the Just Married Stamp Set.  Check out that adorable Love Bug! 



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy Spring!
Lee Ann  





Monday, April 5, 2021

Day Two of the Impression Obsession April New Release Blog Hop

 Hello and Welcome Back to the second day of Impression Obsession's April New Release Blog Hop.  

If you came from the Impression Obsession blog, you are in the right place.  If not, head over to the blog to start the hop.  Each day (April 5th and 6th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession blog.  We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates, so the more you comment on the design team blog posts (one comment per DT member post per day) the greater your chances of winning! 

All comments for each of the blog hop days will be open until Monday April 12th at 11:59pm.  All winners will be announced on the IO blog on Tuesday, April 13th.  

The first card- goodness, these stamps are so amazing.  I have used Budding Bloom, Hibiscus Bloom 1, and Leaf for this floral bouquet.  


I did some no-line water coloring with them, using InkOn 3 Fadeout Ink and Ken Oliver Colorbursts.  

The images were then fussy cut out.  I used a gel press print for the background and die cut it with a circle from the Scalloped Stitched Circles.  The sentiment, Seven Billion Smiles, was stamped in IO Black Ink and cut into a rectangle sentiment.  It was popped up on foam tape.  Sequins finish the card. 

Next up, The wonderfully cheerful and happy Hello Rainbow.  


This was stamped on Neenah Solar White CS and colored with Copics.  I added rainbow colored banners to the bottom of the image panel using the Stitched Tag #5 Die Set.  A few enamel dots finish the card.  
All of the new stamps are available now! You can see them HERE.  

Next up on the hop is the talented Lynda

Thanks for stopping by, 

Lee Ann  

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Day One of the Impression Obsession April New Release Blog Hop!

 Hello and welcome to the Impression Obsession April New Release Blog Hop!  

If you came from the Impression Obsession blog,  you are in the correct place.  If not, head over to the
 Impression Obsession blog for the start of the hop.  Each day (April 5th and 6th) you can find
a list of participants on the Impression Obsession blog.  We will be giving away THREE
Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates-the more you comment (one comment per blog post per day) the greater your chances of winning!
All comments for each of the hop days will be open until Monday, April 12th, at 11:59pm.  
Winners will be announced Tuesday, April 13th on the Impression Obsession blog.  

This first card uses a really beautiful stamp by Dina Kowal, Bee Collage.  


The image was stamped with IO Black ink on water color paper.  My favorite Ken Oliver 
Colorbursts were used to watercolor the image.  I am trying to bring back torn paper, lol.  
I water colored more water color paper with the same colors, tore the edges and layered them.  
To finish the card, I stamped 'love' from the Gracefully Grateful Stamp Set and die cut it with the bitty tag from the Tea Cocoa Die Set and added it to a twine bow.  
I am linking this card up to Fusion Card Challenge where I was inspired by both the inspiration photo and the sketch.  
 


Next up, these  GORGEOUS slimline Anemones.
  

I love that these flowers are all separate, allowing you to arrange them how you want.  I 
started with the  middle flower, stamping it in IO Black ink on water color paper.  Then I masked it and stamped the smallest flower.  That was masked and I stamped the tallest flower.  All were water colored with yep. you guessed it, Ken Oliver Colorbursts.  Detail was added to the flower centers with a Pigma Micron Pen.  A few black sequins finish this card. 

The new stamps are available now!  You can find them all HERE.  

Next up on the hop is the talented Lynda.  

Enjoy the hop! 

Lee Ann  

Friday, April 2, 2021

Spring Gnomes

 Hello Friends!  

It is April and Easter weekend already.  Before Easter is here and gone, I had to share these adorable Easter Gnomes!  I used the chocolate bunny hold gnome on this card because, well, CHOCOLATE!  


The gnome was die cut out and all of his parts colored with Copics, then glued together.  I gave him a flower field to enjoy his chocolate in; I used the versatile Meadow Floral Stamp Set, which is actually a slimline stamp, but works equally well on a regular A2 sized card.  In the foreground I used the slimline Grass Set.  

I placed my gnome on the card and added some bits of grass using the Sm. Grass Border Die.  The panel was added to a kraft card base and embellished with various strips of cs.  Stitching detail was added to the light pink cs with the Border Stitching Die.  Lastly , the sentiment from the Some Bunnies Stamp Set was stamped in IO Black Ink.  

I am linking up to~


Thanks for stopping by and Happy Easter!  
He Has Risen! He Has Risen Indeed!

Lee Ann  

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Sweet n Sassy Stamps and Hippie Vibes

 Hello!  

It's April and Sweet n Sassy Stamps just released the most adorable 
wedding themed stamp set, Just Married.  


Doesn't this remind you of the old Disney movie, The Love Bug?!  So so cute!  I was inspired by the sketch at The Paper Players; it was perfect for my Beetle image. 


The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah Solar White CS.   I colored it with Copics and then fussy cut it out.  

The two narrow panels were the perfect representation of a road, so a piece of black CS with a thin strip of white dividing it was added.  The sentiment is from the same set and was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.  Gotta love that font!  A few Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins finish the card. 

I am also linking up to Krafty Chicks Challenge- Stamp Act.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!  

Lee Ann  

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