WOYWW #468 {coloring and loot}

Happy desk peeking day, if you'd like to see more spaces or play along 
the link up for this blog hop starts here at our hostess
PS Happy Anniversary ladies :) 

 Sooo, you remember I mentioned I was going to give shopping a break because, I have tons of new stuff right? yeah, that lasted a whole 24 hours  (probably because I had said it publicly. yes, I have gone months without shopping but there is something about that whole maybe you should thing that makes me break the rule... anyways, I placed this order from Frantic Stamper on thursday to get these rounded corner rectangle dies ( seen below) thinking they could work with those tags I bought a while back.

 They look like they will be "close enough"
and since I was going to pay the freight... the farm animal set hopped in the cart with the lavender die and I got side tracked by some other dies...

 The good news is I actually have been pulling new things out of that basket I showed you last week and really playing with them.

 A closer look at some of the images I colored with some polychromos pencils Monday afternoon. (so this is a Tuesday evening shot) and so are both the cards that followed after that. came upstairs to shoot the desk, seen the images and glued a couple into quick cards.

 The sentiment on this one is from Impression Obsession.

And the sentiment on this one is from Riley & Co. funny bones line.
So, that is about it around here I am just on a coloring kick and I know that the next coffee lovers blog hop starts this coming Friday so, I might dig out some new coffee and tea things to color before then so I have a few things on hand for quick cards during that week. We will have a long weekend this coming weekend in the US for Memorial day.


A few more simple cards

There is a card drive this week for the teapotters challenge to send sympathy cards to a young mother (Robin's niece) who lost her toddler aged son recently, and I really had no idea what I wanted to do so, I finally just decided to to simple and pretty. the bloom is from Ellen Hutson called Mondo Sakura , I did heat emboss it in white on the powder pink cardstock, colored it slightly with some polychromo's pencils.

 Added clear wink of stella to the stamens but, it decided to be camera shy. the ribbon is from May Arts. the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp messages for everyday line.You can find the request with the addresses here in the site.

 Polly had a challenge for the Mixed Media friday to use only a portion of the image. So, I had been cutting out some of these reverse confetti scalloped frames to use for "someday" and those rainbow's I had spritzed early in the week were sitting there on the table and I thought why not. grabbed a clear wink of stella pen and added some sparkle to the rainbow. taped that to the back of a frame, trimmed off the excess rainbow piece off the side and placed that up on pop dots. the sentiment is from the lil inkers snarky sentiments set. this is 3" square in real life.
 Today the featured stamper is Wanda and I had loved this card of hers when I first seen it years ago and when I went looking in the drawer for my snowflake dies I came across this Memory box tiny village die and then I remembered I have this new Hero Arts set ( welcome neighbor) in my play with it basket so, one more thing in the basket has been inked at least once lol. its 3" x 7" in real life.

I had spent some time coloring Friday and did do this Karen Lockhart fishing vest with some polychromos pencils so, this was diecut with a MFT stitched square die and its on the drop piece from the top pink and blue cherry blossom card and finished out at 3" square. and I got some more flowers planted this weekend.  so, all in all it was a good weekend. thanks for stopping by.


May Colors

 I just stopped what I was doing when I seen this Mondo Sakura stamp was released at Ellen Hutson recently. I just love the size of those floral's its very easy to me to color them as my eyes keep aging haha. So, I had one come in the mail with a couple of other new goodies and the sentiment is from that new Hero Arts Magnolia set. I had also seen the May Color challenge email come through sometime either right after I ordered this or when it came in the mail and I was really caught by the way the light flows through the petals of the image in the top left corner.

 So, I stamped the bloom on some kraft cardstock and heat embossed it with white powder and used some Polychromos pencils in blues and purples to color the petals. I did cut this out with scissors and pop it up on foam dots.

Over the same kraft color background because, I did not cut out in the center of the blooms. The ribbon is an older irridescent one from May Arts. the stitching detail is a wonky one from Simon Says Stamp and the purple shimmer is from Die cuts with a view and the base was a Paper Source Pool A7 cardbase that I trimmed some off the length and so this card is actually 5" x 6 1/2" in real life. ( it still will fit inside an A7 envelope)There is also a little bit of clear wink of stella in the centers of the stamens but, it did not photograph for me so, the sparkle is in real life only.

The May Colors challenge can be found here on the Ellen Hutson blog. To play along and see more projects created. the samples are all gorgeous.Thanks for stopping by.


Inspired by {Victoria Bellas Carter}

This week we are being inspired by the artist Victoria Bellas Carter that works in tissue papers that finish with amazing textures. You can find the challenge here to play along with  us. 

 I loved every single thing I seen on her site and of course most of the pieces are sold. and the more I looked at them the more I thought it would be fun to play with tissue paper. I had thought when I first seen the piece I chose that it was lavender blooms and so, I ordered a lavender dies
made by Memory box. ( they have not been delivered as of yet ha ha)

 so, I had to make the dies I already own work harder. I grabbed these Penny Black Tall trees dies, cut them with dark green and then trimmed them with scissors.
I knew I wanted a blue sky background with texture and I had this piece already done with crackle paste from a while back so, I decided the colors were close enough.

 I had this piece of white gift tissue paper sitting in the scrap pile for months now, I had used it as a blotter for something blue a long time ago and I was going to do that tissue paper/ gold shimmer on the tops of the crinkles that I forgot what its called now but, it got buried by other scraps and I forgot about it, so. I crinkled it some more and rubbed on some faded jeans oxide distress ink over the tissue paper. And then drew liquid glue lines over the "bloom" part of the tree diecuts I had trimmed.

 And then just trimmed around the crinkly tissue paper loosely to give it a little bit of a floofy flower petals look. about this time I had decided that this needed a frame to hide behind so, I cut one of these (because, they have cool texture and they are new to my room so, I have not used them a million times already haha) and then I decided the frame needed a sturdy base as the mulberry paper was a good color with the blooms but, kind of flimsy.

So there is glue dots on the back side of the bottom of the frame and one in the center of the backs of all the blooms so they are a not glued down hard and flat in the frame.

 This sentiment is from the Pretty Pink Posh set called Thoughtful Greetings. I stamped it was some memento ink that looked closer to the blues used here than some of my better to use with clear stamp inks and it looks a little fuzzy to my eye but, maybe it will just say Artistic License to the recipient. ha ha.
A look at the piece I was inspired by, I did leave off the grass and leaf textures and left mine to be a little more CAS and textured. Thanks for stopping by.

No Thigh Gaps!

 So, I am on a quest to make a better effort to use some of the new things I had to have that are piled up waiting... I picked up this Mermaid tail from Ellen Hutson a long time ago when it was first new, and I promptly heat embossed one and colored it and pushed it around on different backgrounds for months ( I kid you not) I had originally thought I would have it hanging out of a teacup die cut. maybe some day but, it hasn't happened as of yet so, when this strands die came out not too long ago. I thought ok this could be waves.. and I cut it and then used a MFT square stitched die to make it a blue window of strands and then layered it to this PTI tag sale quilted die and it all fit... and then I added the sentiments from the EH mermaids tail stamp set and just smiled.

The tail was heat embossed with some ranger verdigris powder and water colored with markers ( which turned out to not have a big contrast with the embossing powder as I would have liked) so, it lost a lot of the definition int he tails's scale pattern. The embossing does sparkle in real life though. This finished out at A2 in real life. thanks for stopping by.


Just for Laughs

So, a while back I had these partially colored with marker image sitting around and I ended up adding some pencil texture over the top to "save" them... and then they sat, and continue to sit lol... but, today this one was used up along with some printed paper. The image is from Penny Black called dog with flowerpot.

and the sentiment is from Art Impressions bad day. these were both stamped on Neenah ( solar white and earthstone) cut with a stitched oval die and a lil inker speech bubble 2 die, the base is some PTI aqua mist and it finished out at 5 1/2" square in real life. Our dog Grace was pretty unhappy with hubs when he went turkey hunting without her. She has never been turkey hunting but, being a bird dog and seeing the shotgun come out of the safe and being left at home must have made her a little steamed because, both weeks ( in the middle of the week, during the middle of the night) after the weekends hubs did this, she hauled things of his to her favorite spot in the yard to chew up things. ( like his brand new paintbrush he bought to put some sealer stuff on top of the campers roof because, he found out while hunting the roof decided to leak) So anyways, you just have to laugh.