Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Beautiful in Blues

Hello All!

I have been wanting to use this Unity stamp for forever, but things kept getting in the way of free time crafty time.  I finally pulled out the image and my Ken Oliver Colorbursts last night. My colors were inspired by a gorgeous floral from Tae Eun Yoo.  My sketch is from Sunday Stamps.

  I have to say, this is so much prettier in real life.  But between the overcast day, the embossing and the glitter glue, no amount of editing or photography was going to fix this. 
The Unity image was heat embossed in black ep, then water colored with Ken Olive Colorbursts on water color paper.  I fussy cut the image out and then created my background; first, I die cut a large scalloped rectangle (MFT) in white cs.  Then, with Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough Distress inks using masking, I sponged a rectangle.  I used this sketch~

 The sentiment is heat embossed on vellum.  I added Dazzling Details to the flower centers and finished the card off with sequins.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Bring on Fall

Hello, Hello!

I took the opportunity to play in a couple of challenges, using this gorgeous Power Poppy image.

I used this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches~

And am also playing in Time Out Challenges, which has this gorgeous inspiration photo~

As well as Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge, 'Bling it on'.

The background is stamped in a light warm gray color and then the same image was stamped with Memento ink, colored with Copics, and fussy cut out.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed weekend!

Lee Ann

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Pattern within a Background


I have a quick card to share today, using Prismacolor pencils and gold embossing powder. 

My background stamp is from Technique Junkies, Stained Glass.  The image was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  I used Prismacolor pencils to color in selected areas of the image.  A die cut sentiment and a few sequins finish it off! 

If you want to shop at Technique Junkies, you can get a 10% discount on your entire cart (minus clearance items) using code TJ10LeeAnn

Happy Weekend! 

Lee Ann 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Week 5 with Stamplorations

Hello Everyone!

Here we are already into the middle of September!  This is my 5th post for Stamplorations and I am heavy on the watercoloring this go around.  If you start over at the Stamplorations blog, you can join in the mini blog hop by leaving a comment on each of our blogs.  You will be entered to win a gift certificate to the Stamplorations store!
First up, a floral, using Blossom Sprays #2

I am loving using Ken Oliver Colorbursts to watercolor with.  I have heat embossed this floral with clear embossing powder, then watercolored it with the powders.

 Easy peasy!  I added gold colored seed beens to the center of the flowers.  I got so into coloring this image that I forgot to take a process picture.  So sorry, all!

The next card is also watercolored with Ken Oliver Colorbursts~

Like the first, the image is heat embossed with clear embossing powder (if you look closely, you can see the embossed image).

I used the In Bloom: Precious Plumeria for this card.

This card was also watercolored with Colorbursts.  The sentiment is from the Fond Expressions.

For my third card, I returned to Copics, my favorite coloring medium~

I opted for a monochromatic palette on this one and stamped my images in a circle.  The flower is from The Birds and The Blooms.  Each flower was colored in a different green.

This is one of my favorite flowers and one of my favorite Stamplorations images.  The sentiment is from the same set.

That's it for me!  Remember to leave a comment and then hop over to the Stamplorations blog to complete the mini hop.  You will have a chance to win a gift certificate to the Stamplorations store!

Thanks for joining us and enjoy the hop!

Lee Ann 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Two for One with Lift Ink

Hello and Happy Sunday!

I am finally getting over being sick for 3 weeks- Hallelujah!  So many things around the house are waiting to get done.  Maybe now...
I do have two cards to share today, using a stamp from the September Technique Junkies Release.  I consider the September release to be the release that just keeps on giving! 

 This Autumn Doodles Background stamp - What a beauty!  This first card uses a technique that Jennifer McGuire shared on a video.  So fun and easy!  And you get two cards out of one technique.

I started with a piece of Yupo and alcohol inks in a fall palette.  I created my alcohol ink background and then simply stamped the Autumn Doodles stamp in Alcohol Ink Lift Ink (using the MISTI).
I then immediately stamped the ink that was on the stamp onto a piece of cardstock that I placed in my MISTI.  I repeated this technique 2 or three times to transfer the maximum amount of ink to the paper, getting intense color. 
I simply matted the background and added a simple die cut and stamped sentiment to the card.

Now I still have the original Yupo paper left that I had lifted ink from.  It had a beautiful texture on it from the ghost image of the Autumn Doodles stamp.  I used this to make on of my favorite backgrounds- popped up negative die cut pieces~

Such a fun technique!  The background die is a retired Sizzix product and the 'thanks' die is from SugarPea Designs.  Gold thread looks so great with fall colors!

That's it for me!  If you plan on doing any shopping at Technique Junkies, use code TJ10LeeAnn
for a discount of 10% on your entire order (excluding clearance).   

Lee Ann 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Birthday Background

Hello Everyone! 

This week has been crazy busy and my posts have been few.  But coloring is a de-stressor, so I did make time for water coloring.  I love that background stamps are trendy again.  There are so many wonderful ones to choose from.  My background today is from Technique Junkies, simply called, Batik

The image was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in white.  I used Ken Oliver Colorbursts to watercolor the image.  It was too pretty to cover up, so I simply added a sentiment from Gina K, some gold thread and sequins. 

Easy Peasy! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week~ 

Lee Ann 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

G'Day Mate!


I had the pleasure of meeting Beth Duff of Beth Duff Designs at JunkieFest this summer.  I also had the pleasure of receiving a free stamp set from her.  So if you are down under, or just wish you were down under, this stamp set if for you! 

I could not resist combining the Aussie hat and the sweet koala.  Colored the image with Copics and fussy cut out.  Die cut a circle from the card front and pout a piece of teal cardstock behind.  I did a bit of shading on the teal cardstock. 
Sponged a leaf stencil around the image to frame it and added the fun sentiment. 

Thanks for popping in and have a blessed week, all! 

Lee Ann 
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