Wednesday, August 4, 2021

More Gnomes!

I have another card using Whimsy's new Gnome so Thankful set! I actually have several more projects using this adorable set. ;) I have definitely been on a water coloring kick lately and used the same no line technique I used on my last card.  I used my Karin Brushmarkers and then the same cloud stencil I had created with the Grass and Cloud Edger Die set and some heavy duty card stock. 
I layered everything with Crafty Foam Tape.  I added ribbon and a button I think I've had in my stash since the beginning of time. ;) And as usual I added a teeny heart from the Sprinkletz collection. 

Be sure to check out the Whimsy site for the newest products! :) 
Have a great day my friends!

I am so happy that this summer we have been getting to see Cort on a regular basis.  I can not tell you how much seeing her smile and hearing her giggle has made my heart so happy. I pray each day that we get to continue to see her, hug her, and love on her.  The world is a scary unpredictable place and she is my ray of sunshine. <3


Sunday, August 1, 2021

Sweeet Gnome

Today is August 1st, which means, 1. the summer is going waaaaaay too fast and 2. it is Whimsy's New Release day!  I am much more excited about the latter.  ;) This adorable set is called, Gnome so Thankful.  I did a no line water coloring technique.  I masked this cutie and added clouds behind him using the Grass and Cloud Edger Die set.  I cut my clouds into heavy cardstock and used it as my stencil. 
I cut the main image out using the Rounded Rectangles Die set.  I adhered the layers using Crafty Foam Tape.   The teeny hearts were cut from the Puppy Paws Die set.  I think they add just a sweet touch. 
Be sure to stop by Whimsy to see the full release!  
Have a great day my friends!


Monday, July 26, 2021

Water Colored Flowers

Hello friends!
I am sharing a water colored card today using the new Flower Wishes set by Whimsy Stamps. I chose a no line coloring technique and my Karin Brushmarkers.  I like to swipe the markers on an acrylic block and pick up the paint with a brush.  I gave it a good splatter of black dots.  I also added a bit of colored pencil detail to give the flowers a bit more depth. I colored an additional flower and leaves and fussy cut it out.  I adhered it to the top of the vase. I used the Nested Hexagon Die set to create a shaped card. 
The background paper is part of the 6 x 6 Fabulous Florals.  I also added a silver sparkly Love.  And of course, last but not least, a teeny heart to finish the card off. 
Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to hop on over to Whimsy Stamps to see all of their fun new products! To see my photo of the day, scroll down! 
Have a great day!


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Mermaid Hello!

My card today uses Whimsy Stamp's Fintastic set! The image was colored using Copic markers and then fussy cut.  I added glossy accents to the eyes and pearls to the mermaid's flower and top.  Stickles were added to the sand for a bit of sparkle. For the background I used the Scallop Circle Frame and the Stitched and Pierced Circle for the card base.  While the die was in place I placed the Mermaid Scales Stencil over it. I inked it in a soft blue and then removed the stencil and the die.  Leaving the die in place gives you a nice white border around the stencil. 
I added a few clear droplets from the Celestial collection as a finishing touch. 
Be sure to hop on over to Whimsy to see all of their fun new products! 

My picture for today! Right outside my back door! Have a wonderful day friends!


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Whimsy Stamp's New Release!

Today is the 20th and that means it is Whimsy Stamp's new release! I have been trying to improve my water coloring skills and this set, Flower Wishes, was perfect for that! I stamped it with a no line ink and used my Karin Brushmarkers.   I colored each image similarly but chose slightly different colors and embellishments.  

The image was splattered with a bit of black and rhinestones were added to the flower centers.  I stamped the sentiment on waterproof black ink and water colored over it.  I tied a bit of black string and added a smaller rhinestone.  This card was adhered to gold glitter cardstock with Shaker Maker Foam Tape. 

This card is identical except for the colors and the centers were pearls.  The cardstock is a silver glitter. 

Be sure to stop by Whimsy Stamps to see the full release!

I took this picture in the Everglades.  I think I had taken about a million, but this one was definitely my favorite photo.  


Sunday, July 18, 2021

A Smile is the Best Outfit and Baby Robins!

Hello friends! I have a card to share today and I also have some photos I took of a little Robin family outside my front door. I have been fascinated by them and have certainly become vested in their well being.  I also have always loved photography but seemed to have gotten away from it a bit. Probably because it is so easy to take quick photos with our phones.  So I hope you don't mind, but I am hoping to share some photos on my blog as well! 
So onto my uses Whimsy Stamp's Positives Clear Stamp.  I stamped it in various colors using my Misti.  When I was happy with the colors I stamped the final layer in Versamark ink and used clear embossing powder.  I love the shine and texture the embossing gives it.  I am in love with the new Taffy Slimline paper! It is so gorgeous and I wanted to leave most of it intact.  I used the circle die to create a window.  
I used the circle dies to create a frame with vellum and and cardstock.  I added glossy accents and glitter to the outer circle frame.  For a final touch, sequins were adhered.  

Here are my babies.  Literally just born.  Mother Nature is amazing.