Monday, May 22, 2017

Joyful Splatter

Hi there.

Have you splattered yet?

I had fun making this card!

I die cut from a snippet of watercolor paper, cutting the flower part twice.

Then I sponged some DOX paint on the pieces and spritzed with water.
The water moved the paint some and made some interesting color.

I think I spent more time trying different sizes of circles for the center
of the flowerthan I did on anything else.
It's from a snippet of yellow, splattered
with some watered Distress Ink.

I added some yellow splatters too to the panel too.

I'll take this to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge
I think hugs mean love and I really love flowers.
That's one reason I love Penny Black stamps and dies!

CAS Mix Up
I've stamped, splattered and spritzed and die cut.

Since I used water to get the DOX ink to move,
I'll put this is in the 

Both challenges close at midnight PDT on the 24th.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Happy Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint (DOX), Chocolate Chip (SU)
Paper:   Neena, Watercolor (TH)
Other:  Joyful Die (PB), X-Stitch Border Die (Gina Marie)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

More Floral Stem Collage

Hi,  welcome to my latest obsession...

Poppystamps Floral Stem Collage!

This time I cut it from mixed media paper and added watercolor to the flower
using my inkpads and an Aqua Painter.

It was super easy so I did another.

Don't you love it when you can get a lot of mileage out of one die?

In case you missed it, I used this die HERE and HERE.

There's still a few days left to enter at
CAS Watercolour
It's open until the 24th.

and the Poppystamps Challenge is open until the end of the month

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Special Wishes (PB)
Ink:   Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Wild Wasabi (SU)
Paper:  Neena, Mixed Media (Strathmore), Whisper White, Vellum (SU)
Other:  Floral Stem Collage Die (PS), White EP (SU), Charles EF (Cuttlebug), Candy Dot

Card Recipe (card 2)
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Wild Wasabi (SU)
Paper:  Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White (SU), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other:  Floral Stem Collage Die (PS), Treillage EF (Cuttlebug-Anna Griffin), Candy Dot

Thursday, May 18, 2017

CASEing Karen

Hi there.

I hope you're having a great day!

We've been at the Outer Banks and had beautiful weather.

I love the beach!

I'm CASEing (Copy And Share Everything) my dear and talented friend Karen (Snippets).

She is one of the DT at The Flower Challenge which has become one of my favorites.
(Have you noticed that I like cards with flowers on them?)
This month their challenge is to CASE one of their Design Team cards.

My background is done with alcohol inks and this fantastic die,
makes it's own frame.

This is actually one of the cards we did in this month's class.
Everybody loved this one and got to choose from different backgrounds.

Since I used this fabulous Poppystamps die, I'll enter it at

In case your interested, here is a couple of pictures I took from the balcony off our room.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Paper:   Neena (110 lb. Solar White), Whisper White (SU), Photo Paper (Kodak)
Other:  Floral Stem Collage Die (PS), Charles EF (Cuttlebug), Candy Dot

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Spring Flowers for CAS Watercolour

Hello friends.

I hope you're having a fine day!

There's still time to play at CAS Watercolour

Here's the Challenge

It's open until the 24th.

There are some beautiful floral cards in the gallery
and the Design Team has loaded in some more awesome inspiration!

I've splattered too, so I'll add this to the gallery at

Everything used for this card was NBUS except for the sentiment.

I stamped this flower, the stem and leaves on a piece of Mixed Media Paper and
heat embossed them with white embossing powder.

Using my Aqua Painter and ink squooshed into the lid, I painted everything up.
I love that it when I don't have to stay inside the lines!

Then I die cut everything with the corresponding dies.

A little shaping (not a lot) and some pieces of dimensionals added some dimension.

The die cut rectangle is popped up with fun foam.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Spring Flowers (SSS), Kind Words (Verve)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Wild Wasabi (SU)
Paper:   Neena (110 lb., Solar White), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other:  Floral Shapes Die (SSS), X-stitch Border Die (Gina Marie), White EP Aqua Painter  (SU)

Monday, May 15, 2017

Splattering Reminder for CAS Mix Up

It's CAS Mix Up  reminder time.

There's still time to join in.

Our challenge this month is
I used stamping, splattering, stenciling, watercolor and shaped die cut

I used the leftover from die cutting this iris as a stencil and
watercolored through the stencil on a piece of Acrylic Paper.
I love the texture of this paper!

Then came the fun part.

I still haven't pulled out a box so I splattered the card front and 
my work table and everything else on it!

But I got some good splatters on my design piece and 
none on the walls, so all is good!

Then I watercolored the die cut iris with Zig CCRBMs and my Aqua Painter.

I added layers of color until I had the depth of color I was looking for.

I had to be patient and let the flower dry then used a bone folder to shape it.

I used liquid glue on the stem and leaves and dimensionals behind the flower
so there's lots of dimension.

Stamped the sentiment and it was ready to put on a card base.

The Design Team have some more cards to share with you.
Can't wait for you to see them.

You have until the 24th to join us.

Hope to see your CAS cards at the Mix Up.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Sprinkles and Smiles (PB)
Ink:   Concord Crush (SU)
Paper:   Acrylic, Mixed Media (Strathmore), Neena (110 lb.)
Other:  Single Iris Die (PB) Stencil cut from die, Zig CCRBM (#28 Pale Pink, #25 Pinnk, #43 Olive, #44 Deep Green, #80 Violet, #81 Light Violet), Aqua Painter, Paintbrush