Saturday, September 22, 2018

Ombre Fall Leaves

I hope you're having a great weekend! The weather is fine here so I'm spending some time outside! I love a sketch challenge and lately Freshly Made Sketches is my favorite. I can't resist coming back for more! Here's the sketch they have for us this time! 
Pretty straight forward right? Here's what I made...
I started by creating the smaller panel of stripes with Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch. These were painted like waves on watercolor paper. I splattered the stripes with some of the extra Blueprint Sketch. The background panel is the same colors applied with a dauber on regular card stock. 
The Pretty Pink Posh Small Stitched Foliage dies were cut from watercolor paper that was painted with distress ink.

Raspberry Jewels mimic berries mixed in with the foliage. I used the foliage to replace the vertical stripe on the drawing. The "thanks" sentiment was cut from the Thanks Leaf Shaker die.
I love all the beautiful bold color of fall. Thanks so much for joining me today!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Thanks Leaf Shaker, Small Stitched Foliage
Jewels | Pretty Pink Posh Raspberry Jewels

Thanks for your support! If you like my projects and shop at Pretty Pink Posh I hope you'll use my affiliate links. Using these links don't change the cost of your purchase and helps support your favorite designers. You can click any link to jump to the store and purchase your favorite items.

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SSS - Simon Says Stamp
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DB - Dick Blick

Thanks Leaf Shaker
Thanks Leaf Shaker

PPP | SSS
Small Stitched Foliage
Small Stitched Foliage

PPP | SSS
Raspberry Jewels
Raspberry Jewels

PPP | SSS
Candied Apple Distress Ink
Candied Apple Distress Ink

SCB | DB | SSS
Spiced Mamalade Distress Ink
Spiced Mamalade Distress Ink

SCB | DB | SSS
WIld Honey Distress Ink
WIld Honey Distress Ink

SCB | DB | SSS
Mustard Seed Distress Ink
Mustard Seed Distress Ink

SCB | DB | SSS
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink

SCB | DB | SSS
Twisted Citron Distress Ink
Twisted Citron Distress Ink

SCB | DB | SSS
Mowed Lawn Distress Ink
Mowed Lawn Distress Ink

SCB | DB | SSS
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

SCB | DB | SSS
Salty Ocean Distress Ink
Salty Ocean Distress Ink

SCB | DB | SSS
Blueprint Sketch DIstress Ink
Blueprint Sketch DIstress Ink

SCB | DB | SSS

Friday, September 21, 2018

TupeloDesignsLLC - Ahoy Matey!

Happy Friday! It's still super hot and humid here so I'm keeping cool indoors playing with some goodies from TupeloDesignsLLC! I love that they have free shipping every day (no coupon required USA only discounted rates international) so I can have supplied delivered straight to my door without having to run around in this heat! 
These cute little pirates are from Neat & Tangled Yo Ho Ho!
There's even a little cat and dog!  SQUEEL!!!   I started by stamping all the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloring them with Copic Markers.
For the background I cut a piece of scrap paper with a wave pattern. I inked up the sand with one half of the split paper using Frayed Burlap and Old Paper. I used a stencil brush to add Tumbled Glass over the top half of the card, and then the second half of the cut scrap paper to ink in the waves with Salty Ocean. I splattered the entire panel with water and some white ink.
I arranged the colored die cut images and adhered them with adhesive foam tape to add some dimension. The sentiment is stamped on a My Favorite Things stitched flag.
This was lots of fun to color and assemble! I hope you find some time to craft today. TupeloDesignsLLC has lots of your favorite brands all in one place. Everything is wrapped beautifully and arrives in perfect condition. It's easy, convenient and a great way to treat yourself. Click here to check out the TupeloDesignsLLC store and go shopping!


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Neat & Tangled Yo Ho Ho
Dies | Neat & Tangled Yo Ho Ho, MFT Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips

Neat & Tangled Yo Ho Ho
Neat & Tangled Yo Ho Ho

TDLLC
Neat & Tangled Yo Ho Ho Dies
Neat & Tangled Yo Ho Ho Dies

TDLLC
MFT Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips
MFT Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips

TDLLC
Clarity Stamp Stencil Brush Set
Clarity Stamp Stencil Brush Set

TDLLC
TD Memento Tuxedo Black
TD Memento Tuxedo Black

TDLLC
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink

TDLLC
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

TDLLC
Salty Ocean Distress Ink
Salty Ocean Distress Ink

TDLLC
Old Paper
Old Paper

TDLLC
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

TDLLC

Pretty Little Studio - Play Outside

The seasons are changing fast! Better take advantage of a sunny day by spending some time outside. It's still hot here, so maybe I'll park myself under a shady tree with a glass of iced tea and a good book for a few hours. The new Pretty Little Studio Sunny Memories Collection. This collection is rainbow colors with images of plants and flowers. What immediately got my attention is that this collection includes PURPLE! One of my favorite colors!
I'm addicted to flowers! The Sunny Mix die cut pack is so pretty that I had to get two! That gives me extra flowers and foliage to arrange. You'll notice this arrangement has two of the teal leafy fronds peeking out from behind the big flower!
The flower is adhered with adhesive foam tape on a Bright & Happy rainbow striped tag. I tucked a yellow Rainbow Notes tag under the raised flower to draw your eye across the card. The tag is layered over a 4" Cambridge Doily. Lace and flowers together are always welcome! 
The Play Outside sentiment and pink striped banner are both included in the Sunny Mix die cut pack. The finishing touch on my card was a sprinkle of Lovely Lavender Sequins.
Enjoy your weekend and get out there and play!


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio
Pattern Paper | Sunny Memories Collection
Die Cuts | Sunny Mix | Rainbow Notes
Tags | Bright & Happy
Doily | 4" Cambridge Doily
Sequins | Lovely Lavender

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Halloween Witches

I love seeing all the Halloween decorations in the store. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love seeing the kids dressed up as their favorite characters and trying to guess who they are. 
Today I'm playing along with this sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge Blog. I layered papers from Reverse Confetti Fright Night 6" Paper Pad.
Inside the circle I stamped the best witches sentiment and adhered the cute little witch from Best Witches.
In place of the three hearts on the sketch I added a garland of skulls, a moon, and some stamped bats. 
I think it's important to repeat colors to coordinate designs. I added a bit of washi along the seam of the bottom right green paper to repeat the color black from the Scalloped Circle. 
I repeated the green color in the pattern paper and the accents on the witches outfit. I repeated the purple in the papers on the flying bats.
Happy Haunting and a beautiful day to you!


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Best Witches, Too Cute To Spook
Dies | Reverse Confetti Best Witches, Too Cute To Spook, Circles 'n Scallops
Pattern Paper | Reverse Confetti Fright Night 6"

Thanks for your support! If you like my projects I hope you'll use my affiliate links. Using these links don't change the cost of your purchase and helps support your favorite designers. You can click any link to jump to the store and purchase your favorite items.

Need Copic Refills? Check out Dick Blick - they have the best prices and free shipping on orders of $35 or more.

RC - Reverse Confetti
SSS - Simon Says Stamp
DB - Dick Blick

Best Witches
Best Witches
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RC | SSS
Best Witches CC
Best Witches CC
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RC
Too Cute To Spook
Too Cute To Spook
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RC | SSS
Too Cute To Spook CC
Too Cute To Spook CC
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RC
Circles 'n Scallops
Circles 'n Scallops
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RC | SSS
Fright Night 6
Fright Night 6"
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RC | SSS
Grape Soda Card STock
Grape Soda Card STock
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RC
Midnight Cardstock
Midnight Cardstock
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RC
Copic Markers
Copic Markers
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DB
Copic Refills
Copic Refills
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DB