Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Three Butterflies

The butterflies have been surfacing in my stamp  box.  I have had this strip  of five butterflies and stamed only three of them.  While I was thinking of a name for this post, an old Meatloaf song came to mind,  Two Out Of Three  Ain't Bad... only my mind changed  the lyrics to  Three  Out Of Five Ainl't Bad!!  Well, now  that I have gone retro, this stamp is brand spanking new!

I also hit the washi tape box  up!

Three Butterflies is linked to:
Simon Says Monday
Simon Says Wednesday
Through The Craft Room Door  Jan 24 through Jan 30th

Friday, January 20, 2017

Hello Butterfly

Are you ready for a little burst of spring?

This butterfly is ready to add a burst of color to my friend's mailbox with a warm hello!

I think the clean card brings the grunge front and center and the frame makes the butterfly the focal point.

Hello Butterfly is linked to:
A new butterfly and splatter stamp

Friday, January 6, 2017

Like You A Latte

Let's start the New Year with a  new stamp set and stencil from STAMPlorations!  As long as we are going new, here is a new technique.

After the stencils were secure, distress ink was smeared on the craft mat and misted until droplets formed.  This was picked up with a sponge and put through the stencil.  On the top piece, red and pink distress ink was used.  It gives a softer, watercolored look.

So for the mixed  media items, distress ink, paint pen, Copics, ribbon, embroidery floss, die cut and  a printed tag were used.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

Like You A Latte is linked to:

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Framed Floral

I think I have fallen in love.  Not with the human kind, with a stamp set!  I just got this Scribbly Splattery Grunge set and have used it repeatedly.  Usually I use a few of the stamps in the set but with this set, I have used most of the stamps.  This set will be my go to set of the year and by the end of the year, I will use each stamp in the set!!

My embossing powder has been neglected so it is time to open those jars and use that heat tool...besides, using the heat tool is a quick warm up during winter!!  I used the alphabet stamp from this set and embossed it in white inside the frame.

This is a clean and layered card.

Here are the challenges my card is entered in:
Simon Says Monday
Simon Says Wednesday
Work It Wednesday
The Card Concept
Color Throwdown