Friday, April 12, 2024

A sweet treat...

TGIF!

I've been quite busy working on cards for tomorrow's brand new Spring clear release at Sweet November Stamps and didn't have a card made for today. When I looked through my hard drive to see if there were any cards on there that I hadn't shared yet I found these cute Valentine Sweetwees that were colored up Live during that release weekend. Talk about perfect timing to squeak it in here before we do another long weekend full of Lives over on my Adventures in Coloring with Amy Facebook page. Alrighty, well there is still lots to get done before tomorrow so I'll see y'all then!

Smooches!


Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Sweet November (
Valentine Sweetwees)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Catherine Pooler bellini
Trinity Stamps dainty scalloped rectangle die

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen

Copic markers:
sorry, I didn't keep a list but you can see the colors used here

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Just for you...

Olo!

I was putting some stamps away the other day when I came across this lovely Kindness Bouquet from Purple Onion Designs and new I wanted to get it on a card. Now, I'm not one who just goes for florals on a card, I always need some kind of character to go with them and create a bit of a story. That's when I found the cute little Elliot mouse with the hat made of leaves on his head. I loved the idea that he would have grabbed some of the hydrangea leaves that were left over from putting together that bouquet so I stamped and masked him to be standing right in front of the pitcher of flowers. In the background I added a pretty, purple tablecloth and more hydrangeas growing off in the distance. The sentiment looks to be retired from the shop but the cute font gave me vibes that little Elliot had written it himself. The card base looks really blue in this photo but it matches the purple of the flowers much better in person.  :)

Well, that's it for me today... have a good one!


Supply list:
cardstock- Lawn Fawn and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Purple Onion Designs (Elliot, Kindness Bouquet and sentiment), Hello Bluebird (Handmade Plaid Background)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Catherine Pooler queen for a day
Papertrey Ink mix and mat dies

Prima flower

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:
mouse- E40, E41, E43, E31, E34, R000, R30, E93, E04/B95, B97, B99

flowers- B60, B63, B000, B00, BV00, BV02, BV04, BV17, RV63, RV66, G20, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG67, BG99
pitcher- N3, N4, N5, N7, N9, YG91, Y21, Y28, E33, E35
tablecloth- BV11, BV13, BV04, BV17
sky/trees- Y000/YG01, YG03, G43, YG45

grass/bushes- YG03, YG63, G24, G85, G94/B63, B66, RV52, E87, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG67

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Happy bird...

Hey there!

So I just got my order of new Sister Stamps images from Hanko Designs yesterday and I could not stop myself from inking one of them up for a card to share today. This joy filled little Jumping Girl was really speaking to me so I inked her up along with the little birds that are also part of the set, using Memento rich cocoa ink. I even added a third bird using a mirror stamp so it would be facing the opposite direction. I then proceeded to color in a pretty cherry tree in full bloom to set the scene on the small die cut panel that I had them on. Before adding the colored panel to my card front I used the Petal Play Background stamp from Hello Bluebird to add a tone on tone print to the base. I love how it jazzes the whole thing up but in a very subtle way. Now I can't wait to stamp up the rest of the sets from my order!  :)

Laters!

 

Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Sister Stamps (
Girl Jumping), My Favorite Things (sentiment and mirror stamp) and Hello Bluebird (Petal Play Background)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Catherine Pooler cotton candy

Papertrey Ink mix and match frame dies

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic Spica glitter pens

Copic markers:

skin- E50, E51, E21, E11, E04, R00, R20, RV42

hair- C5, C7, C10
clothes- V01, Y000, Y11, Y02, Y21, Y26, RV00, RV02, RV32, RV34, E84

birds- W1, W3, E30, E53, E34, E44, Y21

tree- E43, E44, E74, W3, W4, RV00, RV52, RV32

grass- YG01, YG03, G43, YG63, G94

sky- B0000, B000, B00

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Don't look back...

Hey, hey!

This cute little elf riding a snail is part of the Enchanted Forest set by Impronte d'Autore but I was able to get mine from Crafty Purple Frog, who has a great selection of Impronte d'Autore clear stamp sets. The mushrooms are also from that same set but I did borrow the flower stamps from another Impronte d'Autore set called, Sei capace di piu, which is part of their Wizard of Oz collection. The way the elf is really leaning into the ride and that look on the snail's face, totally make me smile so I couldn't wait to color them into a scene. It turned into such a happy little card and I found the perfect encouraging sentiment in my crafty stash to tie it all together. :)

Stay crafty my friends!

Supply list:
cardstock- Lawn Fawn and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Impronte d'Autore (Enchanted Forest and Sei capace di piu), The Ton (sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Catherine Pooler chocolate frosting
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1

Sharpie extra fine white pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E13, E04, R00, R20

clothes- E81, E84, YR30, YR00, YR01, YR21, YR16, YR27, Y04, Y21, Y15, Y26, E35, E57, E59, E50, W3, Y00, Y11

snail- BV02, G20, YG91, YG95, YG95, G82, RV34, E81, E84, BG93/E55, E47, Y11, Y26, E47

path/tree- E31, E43, E44, E34/E23, E25, E37, E49

flowers- Y11, Y04, Y15, Y18, Y17, G07, BG99

sky/trees- Y0000, YG0000/YG00, YG21, YG61, YG03, G43, E23

grass/mushrooms- YG03, YG17, YG63, YG67, BG99, C10/E81, E84, RV10, RV21, RV23, RV93, RV95

 

Monday, April 8, 2024

Live life in full bloom...

Good morning!

This pretty girl was colored during my Facebook Live for review/preview weekend at Sweet November on Saturday. Rather than pull an older Spring release stamp set, I was inspired to ink up the Bountiful Blessings: Thanks a Bunch girl from the Fall release and give her a Spring make over instead. It was a quick and simple alteration to make that happen, all I had to do was take a baby wipe and remove the ink from the grapes in her basket before stamping. This left an open space that I could then color simple flower shapes in to replace the missing fruit with. The background setting the scene for this new flower picking cutie is a sneak peek of the Horizon Lines: Wildflower Meadow background stamp set that is releasing on April 13th. I gotta say, I think that everyone who was there at the Live helping with color choices and what not really helped make this Spring transformation a success! :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler

stamps- Sweet November (Bountiful Blessings: Thanks a Bunch and Horizon Lines: Wildflower Meadow), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Papertrey Ink sweet blush and Catherine Pooler bellini

My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:

sorry, I didn't keep a list but you can see the colors used here