Friday, January 31, 2020

More Purple!!!

Working on some more purple today, I decided to play with my Altenew Build-A-Flower Crocus stamp and Die set.  

I stamped the Crocus with Altenew Wisteria, Hydrangea, Ultra Violet, Fresh Lemon, Honey Drizzle, Firefly and Grass Fields.  Dotted Washi Tape from Altenew is one of my favorite backgrounds to use and it works great for this card.  The sentiment is also from the Build-A-Flower Crocus set and stamped with Jet Black ink.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Playing with a little Gina K today

Today I had a chance to play with the new Gina K January Kit.

Starting with the Friendship Hearts stamp set, I created a background with the stitched heart.
I love the "Galentine's Day" sentiment and just had to use it on the card. I sprayed a little glimmer mist and placed a few sequins to complete the design.

For my next 2 projects I used the 'A Big Hello' stamp set.

I typically don't select purple for my projects but it's 2020 and I need to step out of my comfort zone.  Lovely Lavender, Wild Lilac and Plum Punch inks from Gina K were used to stamp the images. By layering the inks I achieved the tone-on-tone effect. Clear Wink of Stella was added to accent the flowers.  
I stamped the hello sentiment and sub-sentiment in black ink.  
Three tiny silver gems finish off the card.

The last card started by using a water spray over the inked stamp from the card before this.  There was plenty of ink left on the stamp to achieve a watercolor look for this image.  You can see that the light color of Lovely Lavender is more prominent this time.  I needed a soft lilac Glitz Glitter Gel so I mixed a small amount of Lovely Lavender ink with White Glitz Gel. The stencil I used is Gina K Mandala Burst.  The sentiment and sub-sentiment was stamped with Plum Punch.  Again a few sequins complete this card.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

My New Favorite Copic Color Combo

I recently discovered a Copic Marker color combo that I wanted to try and can 
I say, I LOVE this combo.
I feel that you need to have a floral image that has a design that lends to this type of combo though.  For my project I selected Memory Box Rose Bouquet (CL5241).

My favorite new color combo is BG11, BG15, Y15 and R05.  

Learning after years of coloring that not everything has to be blended perfectly, 
 YG greens were selected for my leaves along with a few other colors for the remaining flowers.
The finishing touches are a some Lucy's Gems, Cantaloupe Mix.

Thanks for stopping by, now off to find some more floral images to color.