Bunny Whimsy

As You See It Challenge #222

The As You See It Challenge is a recipe which needs to include Flowers, Die cut or Punch, Ribbon or Twine, Something Shiny and Patterned Paper. My rule of the day is to read all of the instructions and check them off before gluing to card front. My card includes a Sweet n Sassy Benjamin Bunny with a flower pot (check), butterflies punch and mat under sentiment – shiny gold cardstock and punch (check, check), patterned paper….where is the patterned paper? I originally found some really really cute ribbon with carrots on it and made that my panel, taped everything down and realized NO patterned paper. Disassembled card front carefully except for the upper corner with received another shiny butterfly. Added my flower patterned paper from GKD’s Bold & Blooming paper pack and re-assembled my card. (check). The ribbon is now the bow on bunny (check) . I do think I completed the recipe for whimsy. The butterfly punches are Martha Stewart, Key Lime cardstock, patterned paper and ribbon are all GKD. The gold mirror paper was a find at my Michael’s and the egg embossing folder is from Darice.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day. Stay Safe.

A Recipe for Tulips

The As You See It Recipe for Whimsey consists of Flowers, Die Cut/Punch, Ribbon or Twine, Something Shiny and Patterned Paper.  My Flowers and Watering Can were cut with dies by Hero Arts on plain white CS, I sponged on Wild Lilac and Grass Green for the tulips and highlighted them with a white Prisma Pencil. The Watering Can was cut with Soft Stone and colored with Copics C1 & C3 and added Clear Wink of Stella to make it shiny. For the bow I used a bit of purple and white Baker’s Twine. The Patterned Paper is from the Birthday Hoot PP by Gina K Designs. The mat is Wild Lilac on a Soft Stone card base. The sentiment is from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit for January.

Golden Tulips

Just Us Girl #529 Photo Week

I’m really enjoying my Simon Says Stamp layered tulips stencil. So today’s card is for the Just Us Girls #529 Photo Week inspiration of:

I inked my layered tulips with Distress Ink Scattered Straw and the stems and leaves with GKD Key Lime and Fresh Asparagus, then added some sparkle with my Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen made by cloud background with my go to cloud stencil by our Buddy Bonnie and stamped the little dragonflies from GKD’s Spring Blessing set.

I do believe I could use a better “yellow” ink pad and am open for helpful suggestions. Thanks for looking.

Add an E for Easter

The challenge at Just Add Ink is to include something that begins with the letter E. An Easter card seemed the obvious way to get in that E. I started with a piece of Lemon Drop CS and using the Sunburst Stencil, I sponged on Sweet Mango ink. Next I placed my panel in my MISTI (without the mousepad) and stamped “The Old Rugged Cross” background stamp in Warm Glow ink for a very subtle background. On a piece of White CS I stamped the cross from Easter Wishes in Warm Cocoa ink and colored with Copics: E23 and E25. The drape was colored with BV00 and BV01, then I stamped the sentiment in Obsidian. I stamped the Easter Lilies in Obsidian and colored with YG01, YG03, C00 and C01, the fussy cut the cross and the flowers. The lilies were a bit of a challenge to cut, but I wanted something at the base of the cross.

Rainbow Hopes

GKD Monthly Mix Challenge

Playing along with the March monthly Mix Challenge at Gina K Designs hosted by Rema to include some kind of rainbow on your project. I pulled out an older GKD stamp set “Hope is Faith” in red rubber which seemed pretty appropriate during this time. My rainbow was created with GKD inks except for the yellow. Cardstock and sequins also GKD. Emboss resist technique used for my stamping in versamark and clear embossing powder.

Thanks for looking and a fun challenge, Rema.

Purple Flowers

The Purple Players Challenge 483

Cutting it close to meet the deadline for the Claire’s Sketch Challenge at The Paper Players. Today’s card uses a sentiment from SU Miracle of Spring, SSS Oval Flowers Stencil, Pink & Main’s Easter Egg Stencil, Spellbinder’s Scalloped and Classic Oval Dies, GKD’s Wild Lilac ink, cardstock and patterned paper. Also used Nuvo Glimmer paste for the egg stencil which is difficult to see and Aqua Shimmer glitter gloss pen for the oval flowers.

I’m currently working on some Easter cards and maybe some fun girlfriend cards, too. Have a great day! Stay Safe!!

Daisy Bouquet

I saw this no line coloring video  by Desiree Kuemmerle on the recent Simon Says Lucky to Know You blog hop and had to give it a try. I sponged the Daisy Bouquet stencil with Warm Glow ink, removed the stencil and started coloring with Prismas: Nectar – PC1092, Mahogany Red – P 1092, Lime Peel – PC1005, Olive Green – PC911, Sunburst Yellow – P917,  Yellow Ochre – PC942, Burnt Ochre, PC943, Caribbean Sea – PC1123, Indigo Blue – PC901, Black Grape – PC996, Sepia – PC948, and White – PC938. The sentiment, from Bold & Blooming was stamped in Blue Denim. The mat is also Blue Denim and the card base is Sweet Corn. This was fun to do, but I need a lot of practice with my shading.  I’m entering this in the Just Us Girls #528 Color Week Challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes. And another card for my birthday stash.

Spring Tulips

Double D Challenges: Welcome SPRING

Spring has sprung so it’s time to get working on those spring and Easter cards. With the Double D Challenge of Welcome Spring and their inspiring Mood Board, I felt motivated enough to move away from the news and create. My card uses some new to me products from SSS including the Brutus Monroe Burst stencil, SSS’s Layered Tulips stencil and an oldie stamp set sentiment from GKD’s Spring Blessings set. The tulip stencil is a four piece layering stencil which is quite a challenge for me in itself. My stems are dark because someone pulled dark sage instead of fresh asparagus ink….yikes….oh well….they are healthy stems. I also added a little bit of light blue to the background so it wasn’t so white. I think I’ll add clouds on my next attempt using my go to cloud stencil by our Bonnie.


AAA Cards CAS Game #161

One more card for the AAA Cards Clean and Simple Challenge “Along The Edge with an optional twist of Dogs and Cats. This was the first card I made then decided nay, slept on it and gave it a sentiment and mounted it anyway for the challenge. The stamp set used for the Dogs and Cat is an older Inkadinkadoo Patterned Pets and the sentiment is from Gina K’s Frisky Felines. I think this is how our cat PennyLane may have felt when our son adopted him and two other dogs. PennyLane is now king of our house!

It’s supposed to be a rainy day in Pennsylvania so it may be raining “cats and dogs”.