A few Challenge cards

 A couple of saturday's ago the Inspiration Challenge headed to an Texas Artist's site you can see here one of her Poppy Images which was a jump start for this card. This is the Ellen Hutson mondo magnolia water colored with Fired Brick distress marker in three stages, the sketching was done with an .005 micron pen after it was completely dried and the sentiment was done twice on a Misti with the Wplus9 strictly sentiments 4 and Versafine ink. The watercolor paper is Strathmore and this is A-7 in real life.

 There was an use book page challenge for one of the Ways to use it a couple of weeks ago, and so knowing that when this cool sentiment from Serendipity Stamps landed in my mailbox on a Saturday I decided to use it this way to see if it would work. ( the sheet music print is Authentique and the lace is vintage) This one is A-6 in real life.

 The featured stamper a week ago was Jenn, and she has so many cool things going on in her gallery. I esp. loved all the textured mixed media pieces but, I wanted to make something cheerful for a lady who had undergone a surgery recently that I do not know very well so, I decided to switch out this cool peeking through the leaves card to do this one with the Altenew Persian motif's. I have no clue if those lose petals are really petals or really leaves so, I decided they were AAAChhhoooo petals haha.  This is A-7 in real life.

Now this last Saturday the Inspiration Challenge heads to this blog. ( beware if you go into this you are going to be stuck in the rabbit hole for a long time) well if your me you will be. lol. This gal does pen pal swaps of stamps and stationary and such so, there are all these photos of little bundles of happy mail, incoming / outgoing. and so, really I had noticed her stamps she has bought and thought oh yeah, you did have those new Happy Mail Savvy stamps come in the mail last January maybe they should get inked. so, these are 6X9 envelopes stamped with Versafine satin red ink and colored with some prisma pencils. the Flower is a Dahlia from Impression Obsession, the for the amusement of and mail art are from limited edition, the first class is cats life press and the happy mail is savvy stamps. which then lead me farther down the rabbit hole of now you could use some more of these. ( I tend to decorate envelopes in big stacks so they can be ready to go now when I want one) and so, Sunday was spent making more of them with different stamps, really just variations on this theme.


Loll said...

Lovely cards Stacy. Especially love your no-line watercolouring with the Persian Motifs. I just bought that stamp ... and after seeing your card, I really need to show it some love. Thanks for the inspiration. xx

Aimeslee W. said...

Wow, really some cool inspiration for me in this post, Stacy. I'd be a sentiment-stamping fool except that I can't get past knowing I'm wasting cardstock for having to stamp on a larger surface in order to be able to die cut it. I am drowning in paper, so this is more than a bit ridiculous of me. lol xoxo

CherylQuilts said...

How gorgeous, Stacy! I love each one, and I really love the first one (you know I'm a sucker for flowers - haha!). And the no-line coloring with Perisan Motifs is stunning! Beautifully done all three! Hugs!