Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Spring Bunny

Hello All!

Well, it might snow here today, but sure enough, Easter is definitely right around the corner!  I love the flower adorned bunny from Unity~

This is one of those images in a pile that I finally turned into a card.  It is watercolored with Zig watercolor brush pens.  I used a die to emboss a white background and added a doily for some frill.

I am linking up to Just Add Ink- 'Just Add Water' and Simon Says Stamp Monday Inspiration challenge.
Have a blessed day!

Lee Ann

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Atomic Love

Hello All!

This sweet and so unique image and sentiment is fabulous in bright colors!  It is part of the March Technique Junkies release.  You can get this stamp- actually, your entire order 10% off with code TJ10LeeAnn.

The image comes with a linear frame, but I masked it off before stamping.  I also masked off the 'you' in the sentiment so that I could you my large Simon Says Stamp 'You' die cut.
The image is colored with Copics; added a few highlights with my white gel pen, then added red strips and black cs strips and the 'You' die cut which is 3 die cut layers thick.  The red strips are actually white cs colored with Copic marker and then textured with alcohol and burlap.

Of course, had to finish of the card with some sparkle-SSS sequins and some Wink of Stella on the die cut.

Don't forget that you can get 10% off your order with code TJ10LeeAnn if you go shopping (something I have been doing a wee bit too much of lately!).

 I am linking up to Addicted to Stamps and More- 'Make Your Mark' challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lee Ann 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

More Black Background Fun

Hello Everyone!

Hoping all are staying warm, especially friends on the East Coast.

I played around some more with popping up the negative pieces of a background die; this time the background was sponged with several distress inks.  I used the same background die as I did for my butterfly card HERE.

This technique is seriously fun, and I love the dramatic look you get on the black card base.
The flower is from Altenew and is colored with Copics.

I am linking up to The Flower Challenge where it is 'Anything Goes' this month.
I am also linking up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, 'Girl Power'
and CASology- Abstract. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Lee Ann

Stamp- Beautiful Day by Altenew
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks
Die- retired Sizzix
Copics, white gel pen

Saturday, March 3, 2018


Happy Saturday All!

Did a little coloring and played in a couple of challenges just for fun (and because I still love this WPlus9 image).

I colored this sweet image during a girls craft night and just needed to get her on a card.  Nothing seemed right so I went hunting for the right sketch.  I came across this sketch from the As You See It Challenge, and thought it would work nicely and had some fun elements to it.

I used the colors from Color Throwdown~

I am also linking up to Addicted to Stamps and More 'Anything Goes' Challenge.

I love how this turned out, especially the background image, Abstract Waves,  from Technique Junkies in two shades of pink.

Stamps- Technique Junkies Abstract Waves, WPlus9 Miss you Lots
Dies- SugarPea Designs ZigZag Stitched Rectangles
Copics, Neenah Desert Storm cs, Neenah Solar White cs, Sequins SSS, Lawn Fawn Plastic Flamingo Ink, Memento Angel Pink Ink

Thanks for stopping in!

Lee Ann 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March New Release with Technique Junkies!

Hello Everyone and Welcome to the March New Release Hop with
Technique Junkies!

There are so many great images in this release, and if you are a colorist like me, you will be happy, happy, happy!  ALL of the March release stamps are 15% off from now until March 8th!  
No code needed, just put your items in the cart and the discount will be applied at checkout.
Want something outside of the new release?  No problem, you can get a discount of 10%
on those items by using code TJ10LeeAnn.  

Let's get hopping!  If you came from Jeanne Streiff's blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you 
can start at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog to view the entire hop.  

My first card uses the comical Birthday Cat stamp.   I love him in all of his chubbiness!

To color, I cut out a reverse mask and then sponged him with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.
He was then fussy cut out.
The background was done by die cutting 2 background panels- one out of white
and one out of a piece of Yupo that was colored with alcohol inks.   I used
the inlaid die technique, replacing some of the white pieces with the alcohol ink
colored pieces.

I used other pieces of this Yupo for a completely different look HERE.

I added the perfect sentiment, Goofy Stuff, cutting the sentiment into pieces
to create sentiment strips.

My next card uses the new, You Are Special stamp, along with the Butterfly 2 image.

Again, this background was made using alcohol inks, then die cut with a scalloped
rectangle die.  I stamped and colored the butterfly, then added some gold
highlights using gold foil.  I also added gold foil to the areas of the alcohol
ink that remained tacky.

The You Are Special sentiment is stamped with Ranger Archival Ink and
took a bit of time to dry on the Yupo paper.
I am linking up to Laurel Seabrook's challenge, Inspired by-

 I am also linking up to Sunny Day Crafting- "I is for Insects".
Head on over to Cheri's blog, where she always has gorgeous inspiration for you!

Thanks for hopping!  Enjoy!

Lee Ann  

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Green Again

Hi Everyone!

I managed to make another green card using a Unity Stamp image and a die that I have had for probably two years and have never seemed to know how to use it.  I love the linear and contemporary feel of this card, quite the contrast to what I usually do!

I started by stamping the butterflies and coloring them with Copics.  I then masked them off and sponged in the background.  To add interest and dimension, I sponged over a piece of drywall tape with white ink.  The background die is Winnie and Walter, Multifaceted Cutaway.

I am linking up to Addicted to Stamps and More- 'Anything Goes'.

Also linking to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- 'Anything Goes'.

Thanks for stopping in!  You are appreciated!

Lee Ann

Monday, February 26, 2018

Color Me Green

 Hello, Hello~

Green seems to be the color this week; maybe everyone is thinking ahead to St Pat's Day. 
I love the color combo for Sunday Stamps' current chanllenge~

I used a great floral from a Unity Stamps Kit of the Month and colored it with Copics.  Added some sequins and more than a bit of Wink of Stella as I had a Wink of Stella accident when I primed a new pen. 

Also linking up to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- 'In My Garden'. 
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