Well, this Hurricane Irma has me all mixed up down here in Orlando, FL!! I don't know what day it is! LOL!! Have had it good with electricity, wifi, and less damage than other hurricanes!! Am feeling so blessed!
And so here is my card using the wonderful Kennedy Grace Creations Grace's Little Note stamp set colored with my Copic markers. Made it simple. Also stamped the sentiment onto green cardstock to lay over the flowers. Trimmed and adhered.
Other supplies: Crate Paper Close Knit 6x6 pad which has a vintage feel; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Colorbox Roan Brown with dabber for distressing edges of papers; Fiskars 12 inch straight cutter and scissors; Bazzill yellow to match; Strathmore premade card base; Scotch 3L tape runner.
Hope you enjoy your day and I will get back to my yard work! The bigger the trees and yard, the more to pick up!!
Today I am using Graces little Note stamp set and Iced Berries Sequins. I chose the colors of Peach and dark Turquoise. Using my Copics sketch markers I colored the petals with R00 first, adding the darker color of R22 at the center of each flower. Then using R20 in strokes going away from the darker color toward the edges of each petal, gives the petals a realistic look. Straight strokes and then lifting up flowing away from the darker color. Following the same method with the following colors for the leaves using YG11, YG63, and BG09. Then using BG70 and second touch color of BG75 for shading around the whole image. I like to stay with the blues for shading instead of the grays sometimes.
The whole card just came together so easily but I didn't have ribbon so used R22 to color Seam Binding to match perfectly.
I didn't have the right shade of ribbon so using Copic R22, and white seam binding, I colored it to match perfectly.
Other supplies included: MISTI, Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spellbinders die with gold Recollections paper as well as their Blue metallic paper; Copic coloring paper was Neenah Bright White 110 lb.; Scrapbook Adhesives 3L tape runner and Crystal lacquer to adhere the sequins where I wanted; Fiskars 12 inch cutter and scissors.
My Minds Eye Layout is using their fine papers: Kate & Co. Oxford Lane. This layout originally designed by Sophia who taught this class at Scrapbook Expo a few years ago. I changed it slightly and included the 3D stickers, and my Cricut Explore with Martha Stewart Season's Celebration Cake cartridge to cut the Happy Anniversary title.
I'm up on Kennedy Grace Creations blog today so come over and say "hi".
This is one of my summetime favorites, the beautiful Beautiful Bloom, Sunflower. I loved coloring it with my Copic Sketch Markers in the following: Y32, Y35, Y38 E37, E39, E59, YG11, YG13,YG17.
I fortunately have "distressed" seam binding in the perfect celery green. It actually has brown edges and is old and I thought it would be a perfect compliment to the earthy sunflower.
It's always nice to send "happy mail" that is handmade to friends to let them know how special they are to you!! Hope you are having a delightful summer, yourselves! Enjoy!!
Unfortunately, we are having a few too many funerals so needed another card for a beloved co-worker. Here's my latest one: Using some Teresa Collins Damask papers from years ago, I came up with this fabulous gatefold card. It was actually a die cut envelope to start with but I was drawn to the beauty of the paper and changed it to making this card.
Embellishments are Prima Marketing red flowers, layered and Nuvo Crystal drops in white were added to the centers; 2 small Melissa Francis resin embellishments, and this wonderful die cut from white cardstock, layered twice. I centered it on the opening and glued it down on one side. The sentiment inside is from Stampin' Up and I hand wrote the rest. Hope you enjoy it.
I entered it in a contest at my recent Scraptique Scrapbook Retreat and it won 2nd place!!! I was super excited!!!
Here are challenges I am entering it in: Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Sentiment #507 Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #296-297 Anything goes #154
Krazy Kreations is a fabulous company that design and manufacter their own outline stickers. These are the cards I created after receiving this fabulous kit that a friend had received from a Scrapbook Expo Make And Take crop. The kit included the Krazy Kreations Micro Fine white glitter paper that I used as the base of each image, and then used my Copic Sketch Markers to color. I love the idea of adding the little flowers to the already adorable little umbrellas and then shading all of them. Such fun!! The tag was 3 layers and so I matched the colors I used with that turquoise and yellow, as well as the dark blue of the background paper. The colors I chose were: B24, B32, Y35, C1, C3, C5.
Here's the Rainy Days Outline Sticker. I really suggest you try their products and also use Copics on their Glitter paper!! The possibilities are as endless as the amount of Copic colors you own.
Tip: Burnish the edges of the stickers into the Micro fine glitter paper as best you can not lay down too much ink onto the paper because it will run into the next area. Example, the little yellow flowers should be colored first so that the blue covers any run over of the yellow because of this issue. Hope that makes sense.
Challenges: Anything Goes Challenge #294-#295