Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Thinking of You

Hello! Today I have a simple little card to share with you that uses the technique of coloring with your Copic markers on kraft cardstock. You have to be a bit more careful with the colors you choose as not all colors, especially the light ones, will show up. 


The cute image is called G503 Summertime Birdie and the sentiment is B195 Playful Thinking of You
 Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (click!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (click!). Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (click!) and maybe treat yourself to a few new images...did you know shipping is free over $25?! 

Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Easter Peace


Hello! A CAS Easter card for you today. I decided to color the Easter Lilies from the Inspired By Stamping set, FOTM: Easter Lily an orange color with Copic markers. The sentiment is so lovely from this set as well. A few sequins finish it off. I hope you have a great day!




Friday, March 27, 2015

Paris in Love and Friends

I hope you have been enjoying the new release at Inspired By Stamping this week! Today we wrap up the week with 2 more new sets. One is called Paris in Love and the other one is called Friends which is the free stamp set for this month! Here's a peek at both sets:


Here are the cards I made using these sets.


The Paris in Love set is a very romantic set with a very sweet sentiment, perfect for anniversary cards or just because. I knew I for sure wanted to watercolor this image so I stamped the couple and the Eiffel Tower onto a die cut Fancy Labels 3. I masked off just a tiny bit of the mans leg so that I could get the Eiffel Tower to look like it was in the background. I then watercolored the image with my Tombow markers and a Winsor and Newton #4 round brush. 

My next card uses the fabulous new sentiment set that is all about friends. I paired it with the Butterflies set. For my butterfly I stamped and heat embossed it onto vellum in white and then on the backside colored the butterfly with Copics. I find that keeping the background white behind the colored vellum really lets the colors pop. A row of gold sequins finishes my card. I hope you have enjoyed all the new sets being released! Go have some fun shopping :)



Thursday, March 26, 2015

Buttercup

Hello! Great Impressions is sponsoring the C.R.A.F.T challenge. The theme is to be inspired by a movie. I took the F599 Buttercup Flowers and was thinking of The Princess Bride with Princess Buttercup. My sentiment is B151 A Little Hello.


I watercolored the the buttercup flowers using my Tombow markers. I hope you'll pop on over to the challenge! Thanks for stopping by today :)


Tulip Bouquet

Hello! Another gorgeous set to show you today from Inspired By Stamping. This one is called Tulip Bouquet. Here is a peek.




For my image I first stamped it onto kraft cardstock and heat embossed in white. Then I used my Prismacolor pencils to color. I started by using the lightest color pencil I wanted and layering the dark over where shadows might be and then back over to blend with the light color. I especially love these colored pencils on kraft paper as they are so vibrant. I heat embossed the sentiment as well. Don't you just love it? Flowers certainly do feed my soul :)





Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Easter Lily

Hello! Today the new Inspired By Stamping set we are introducing is called Flower of the Month: Easter Lily. This is a beautiful set and the lovely flowers can definitely be used all year round.
Here's a look at the set.


I watercolored the lilies using my Tombow markers and a #4 round Winsor and Newton brush. I stamped the flowers in Old Paper Distress ink which a much darker color than the Antique Linen but it is gray in tone so it helped me bring in shadow colors by just softening the lines right after stamping. This just one of several lovely sentiment in the set. My image is stamped onto a die cut Fancy Labels 2 die and the striped background paper is from the Spring Lilacs paper pad.





Tuesday, March 24, 2015

You are Special

Hello! Today I have a fun spring card to share with you. I had a lot of fun coloring this image, it just makes me smile! My son came in to see what I was doing and said, "make the wheelbarrow red." So I did :)


I watercolored my image which is called H263 Springtime Louie with my Tombow markers and a Winsor and Newton #4 round brush. My sentiment was stamped and trimmed out using the G483 Tags set. I am sure ready for spring, how about you?

 Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (click!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (click!). Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (click!) and maybe treat yourself to a few new images...did you know shipping is free over $25?! 

Have a wonderful day!







Honey Bee

Today we have another fabulous stamp set from Inspired By Stamping to show you called Honey Bee. Here is a look.





I watercolored this image using Reeves tube watercolors and a Winsor and Newton #4 round brush. I stamped the image in Antique Linen Distress ink so that there wouldn't be any lines showing. I notice that with the tube watercolors there isn't quite as much transparency as there is with the Tombow markers. I really enjoy playing with different watercolor mediums and discovering their differences. This is a beautiful set with many fun sentiments as well. I hope you'll stop by tomorrow!





Monday, March 23, 2015

Inspired By Stamping Release ~ Butterflies

Hello and welcome to the March release for Inspired By Stamping! This week have 6 new sets to introduce you to and today we start with a beautiful one called Butterflies. Here's a peek.




For my card I chose to go white on white with just a bit of light pink color on my white embossed butterfly and a splatter of light yellow in the background. I love this quote and lined it with a row of sequins. There are many lovely butterflies in this set and I am looking forward to coloring more of them soon! Thanks for dropping by.



Sunday, March 22, 2015

Blessed


Today I have a simple card to share with you using one of my favorite Inspired By Stamping sets called Autumn Blessings. I love this set because it is very versatile and great all year round, not just autumn. I stamped my wreath onto a die cut Fancy Labels 3 and just had fun stamping. I trimmed out the little bow and after stamping my sentiment and adding my stitching I finished it off with some liquid pearls. Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Easter Basket

Hello! Today I have a fun and easy Easter basket idea to share. This week at Great Impressions we are showing different ideas for Easter gift wrappings. I chose to dress up a little basket I had on hand.


For my cut basket I stamped the super cute G519 Tutu Chicks image onto watercolor paper and watercolored them using Tombow markers and a Winsor and Newton #4 round brush. I then stamped the sentiment using B246 Happy Everything. I really dislike the Easter grass as it makes such a mess so I use tulle for my basket stuffing. 

 Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (click!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (click!). Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (click!) and maybe treat yourself to a few new images...did you know shipping is free over $25?! 


Have a wonderful day!



Easter Decor

Hello! I am so very ready for spring to come so making a bit of Easter decor using some Inspired by Stamping goodies was perfect. I decided to dress up a pretty metal birdcage I have and display in the spring. This went together very quickly which is sometimes just the perfect thing.
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I pulled out one of my favorite sets Flower of the Month Lily of the Valley and stamped it onto my die cut Fancy Labels 2. I colored it with Copics, added a punched hole at the top so I could thread some jute twine through to tie it onto my birdcage. I found some pastel plastic Easter eggs in my decorations and put several in my birdcage along with a small wreath.
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I also added some cream lace for an extra bow. The centers of my flowers are colored a very pale pink and to keep the flowers white I only added some gray shading. 
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The flower name is from the same set. Even though it is a very simple project I just love how it really dressed up my spring/Easter decor. I hope you like it! Thanks for joining me today.
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