Monday, April 24, 2017

Mother's Day Card

The Markerpop blog has had watercolor tutorials all month, which has inspired me to bring out mine and conquer my discomfort with this medium. I used my waterbrush with Prima Watercolors (Decadent pies) and assorted inks. Everything is watercolor. I used my Tim Holtz Burlap stencil and modeling paste to add texture to some shimmer cardstock and then painted with watercolors to create the background. I painted the background of my "scene" with watercolors and the same type of shimmer cardstock. Using the scraps of the shimmer cardstock, I painted swatches in several colors from which I die-cut and punched the butterflies. The flowers were stamped and die-cut with Your Next Stamp "Plant some Kindness" and colored with water-color.



This is my entry to the MarkerPop challenge #118 Watercolor Animals (in this case butterflies). This is also my entry to YNS Color challenge #62 and Sketch-n-Scrap card sketch #96.

Patterned papers are from Quick Quotes.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Thank You Card

Here is a thank you card I made with some Spring colors. I was inspired by the color challenge #117 at Markerpop and card sketch #95 at Sketch-n-scrap.


Stamps are from HFC, YNS,  and Kaisercraft, Flowers are colored with copic markers in R22, YR02, YR00, and YR000. I also used  Kaiserkraft papers, Bazzill cardstock, and eyelet outlet enamel dots.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Anne Frank House

Visiting the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam was an incredibly moving experience and educational for my kids. They don't allow photos inside and I think these photos of the outside were actually taken on a different day than the one we visited. I used somber colors and the torn edge for this page to reflect the subject matter. I used this sketch from Stuck?!



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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Brugge

Here is another travel layout, this time it's pictures from the beautiful city of Brugge in Belgium. The little round photo is of a swan sticking its butt in the air (I have boys).


I used this sketch from Let's Scrap.  Papers are from Basic Grey.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Scheepvaart

The maritime museum in Amsterdam is called the Scheepvaart museum, it's in a beautiful building with a moat around it. As we walked to the museum, the boys had fun saying "Scheepvaart." Boys will be boys.

Here is my first page of our visit to this museum.

I used the March sketch from Kaisercraft, which can be found here.  Kaisercraft products include papers from the Sandy Toes collection and Check-in collection and the Nautical stamp and die set.

Here is the sketch:

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Cheers

I just got this wonderful stamp set called "Clink" from Your Next Stamp.  Not only do I love the image of the glasses, I love the font for the sentiments.

This first card is based on this color scheme from MarkerPOP. I used copic markers in W2, W4, W6, and 0. I also used Liquid Pearls from Ranger,old Prima flowers, and  My Mind's Eye Meadowlark papers.




My second card is based on this color scheme from Your Next Stamp. I used YNS Black Olive Ink, Copic colors V20, V25, E81, and 0, Liquid pearls from Ranger, and papers from Heartfelt Creations.


Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Life is better...

Here is a card I made for my husband, the sentiment is completed inside the card...with you.


This card was inspired by the Kaisercraft February Blog challenge which can be found here. The challenge was to use mostly Kaisercraft products and inspiration from this image:


All papers, stamps, and dies are Kaisercraft. The background papers and the sentiment  are from the Sandy Toes collection. The palm tree image is from an older collection called Tropicana and the dark blue border is from the Check-in collection. Stamps are from the Nautical and Rose stamp and die sets.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Amsterdam

Here is a layout with photos from a boat ride through the canals of Amsterdam. I love that the patterned paper has an actual map of Amsterdam.


I used this sketch from Let's Scrap. This is also my entry into the Quick Quotes Heart challenge which can be found here. For that challenge,  I used an acrylic heart and the quick quotes Powder puff ink in Mocha Mama and Cherry Blossom. Other products include Graphic 45 papers, YNS tulip stamp colored with copics, October Afternoon heart, Eyelet outlet enamel, and a Creative Embellishments Flair badge.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Cheers to Us!

I made this Valentine for my husband using the "Clink" stamp from Your Next Stamp. I found it very challenging to get the right color for the champagne, so I just put a few different shades on top of one another until I liked the look. The bubbles are Liquid Pearls from Ranger. This was my first time using the Black Olive Ink from YNS and I am very pleased with this ink for stamping and coloring!


This is my entry for sketch #56 from YNS and color challenge #133 from Markerpop.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Utrecht

As I've mentioned previously, my husband went on sabbatical in Utrecht, Netherlands. Here are a couple more pages from our life there. This page is about a local dessert specialty that my son enjoyed at this restaurant. I used this sketch from Stuck?!.


Our apartment was at the far end of the canal shown in this next page. I used the left side of this sketch from Let's Scrap.


Both pages use Basic Grey papers and Dutch-themed stickers from Scrapbook Customs.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Is it wine'o clock?

I made this card using the "life is Grape" stamps set from Your Next stamp and sketch 55 which can be found here. This stamp is tough to color, but I like how it came out this time. I used Memento Tuxedo black ink, markers, Kreaxions heart punch, Paper House paper, Tim Holtz key, and twinery twine.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Card Season

Card season in my family comes right after the winter holidays. In the first 6 weeks of the year, we have 4 birthdays, one anniversary, and Valentine's Day. That's a lot for a small family. I enjoy making cards this time of year because any theme or color scheme is appropriate. Here are my first 2 cards.


This card is made from the Challenge #111 color scheme at Markerpop.  Stamps are from Kaiserkraft and Fiskars, and the flower is colored with Copic markers. I'm not sure if I am going to use this card for a birthday or anniversary. 


For this card, I used sketch #55 from Your Next Stamp. The ice creams are a YNS stamp colored with Copic markers, Papers are from Basic Grey.

Thanks for looking!