Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sweet Lemonade!

Good morning friends! It is a gorgeous day here in Chicago!  It is warm and sunny, the birds are chirping away outside, and I am drinking my cup of coffee while the rest of the house sleeps.
I savor these moments. :)
I have a summery pillow box to share with you today!
It is also up on the SRM blog as well!
I used this super cute stamp set from Jane's Doodles called Life is Good.  I colored the lemons and jar with my Copic markers. I added some vellum ice cubes. I also adhered ribbon and posies with a sweet sentiment stamped on pink vellum.  

The lemons were also given a coating of glossy accents and some glitter for the rind. 
I have some house cleaning to do this morning.....don't be jealous! Ha! 
But then I am hoping to get outside, do some gardening, and take a walk with Cortney.
The rain comes in tomorrow, so I want to soak up as much sun as I can today.
Have a wonderful Saturday my friends!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Spectrum Aqua Pens.... many people I got the new Spectrum Aqua Pens. I wanted to use them right away since I have been on quite the water coloring kick lately! I stamped these flowers from JustRite's Applique Flowers & Vintage Sentiment set with Versamark and embossed them in white.  I used the Spectrum Aqua Pens to give the flowers and leaves color.  For this image, I didn't use any water at all.  I colored with my darkest color first and then blended it using my lighter shades.  The color moved like butter! I cut out the flowers and leaves and adhered them to a circle/scalloped circles using Spellbinder's dies
The background uses the same Spellbinder's Criss Cross die that I had used on my last post.  I used the Spectrum Aqua pens to color it in shades of pink and yellow.  I added glossy accents to the entire panel and sprinkled it with glitter.  I added some ribbon, teeny flowers, and a few sequins and pearls. 
Thanks for having patience with me as I post somewhat infrequently.  My girl is taking up a  lot more of my time these days and my crafting /blogging time has been drastically reduced.  
But it's the way it is right now and things will get better! 
Have a wonderful Friday!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Watercolors and Acetate

Good morning!  I hope you all had a great weekend! 
I have a card today that was kind of my "goofing" around card.  
I have this Spellbinder's die called Basic Lattice that I love! I used it on watercolor paper and painted it with Peerless Water Colors in shades of pink, yellow, and orange. I adhered it to a piece of acetate.  
The flowers and leaves were cut using my Silhouette. I applied glossy accents to the leaves and sprinkled them with Martha Stewart's coarse glitter.  I added a bit of ribbon and string to finish it off. 
It's a short and sweet post again......sorry!
Have a great day!