Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

An Attempt at Masculine with Altenew Stamps~

Hi visiting friends...I admit I wasn't sure about adding this card to my blog...like any card I make...at first I am smitten with just the joy of seeing ink on paper...but after awhile I felt it might be a little too drab or plain...but I am going to use this as a masculine card and think it works well if I leave well enough alone...and I'm sure you know what I mean.
This is an Altenew image with outline and solid leaf prints. I fell in love with it when I saw the DT samples...however...the reason I finally made the plunge to hit that purchase button  is one single entry on the website that was so unique and beautifully embossed with a triage of powders...but do you think I can find that saved anywhere at all?

So...this is just a plain ole card...stamped and embossed in Copper metallic and colored in with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in three shades. I saw this "blessings" set sitting out and decided at the end to add that along the leaf border and it worked!  Then I dared myself to splatter the ink...and I did...just holding my breath that it didn't make a huge mess and so I went very lightly. I used the rough side of the watercolor paper for more texture. After I was finished, I trimmed the panel on both sides and popped it up on a Kraft card base.
This is an understated card, but the metallic embossing and the bold colors look very masculine to me.
Thanks for visiting me today!! I hope your day is full of blessings!

Friday, March 8, 2019

A Teacup of Spring~

Most of my stamping is for no particular reason...sometimes I come across a stamp that brings a sense of sweetness or nostalgia. This one from Stampavie by artist Tina Wenke does just that!! I see they no longer make the stamps...but there is a spot to find lots of digital which I may try soon! I made a 3x3 note card and added just a bit of designer paper (because that is all I had of this scrap )so it served as a border...and some twine across the top of the card. I practiced my water coloring with this image...using my Zig Markers. Except this time I scribbled my markers on a clear block and then used a brush to add to my panel rather than applying directly. I loved the way it turned out and found it much easier than the times I've attempted with copics. I may try a larger card but for today this is perfect for my needs...just the right size to add a gift card in the mail.
The note card die is from Papertrey Ink. I can tell I will be using this often.
Wishing you a warm and wonderful day filled with a bit of beauty! Thanks so much for your visit today!