Charlie Brown Brings me Joy

The As You See it Challenge is to finish the sentence: _________ Brings me Joy. I chose Charlie Brown. Watching Charlie Brown videos for any holiday is a long time tradition in my family. I have been married 28 years and I can’t remember a holiday we have missed, especially Christmas.

http://www.asyouseeitchallenge.com/2019/12/challenge-215-holiday-joy.html

I have a very old Charlie Brown stamp from Stampabilities called Peanuts Gang Caroling. The woodgrain stamp is Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain. I colored the Charlie Brown characters with SU Watercolor Pencils. I stamped the images with Versafine Onyx Black and embossed with clear powder. The woodgrain is stamped with Memento Desert Sand ink.

This is a large part of our families life. I think after the VHS viewer dies, then the DVD player, we will begin purchasing streaming video.

World Card Making Day Card

I did complete a card on World Card Making Day. The stamp set used is Martha’s Flowers from Joy Clair.

Martha’s Flowers in watercolor

I have used this maybe one time and had quite a few pieces ready to watercolor. I chose one and began coloring. I used Stampin Up watercolor pencils. This will be linked to the Joy Clair challenge #2: https://joyclair.typepad.com/blog/2019/10/world-card-making-day-2019-with-joy-clair-challenge-2.html

This was the only card I created on World Card Making Day. It was enough for me.

Update on November 1…this card won a prize in the World Card Making Day challenge with Joy Clair. https://joyclair.typepad.com/blog/2019/10/time-for-winners.html

Garden Grow

I stamped with a new set recently, from Maymay Made It, called Garden Grow.

Bloom

I stamped the image in Versafine Claire Blue Belle ink, the only Claire ink I own. I was struggling with other inks as I wasn’t able to get a fully stamped image. It still had issues with the Claire ink, but I was able to finally get a fully inked image.

I colored the flowers with Tombow markers and the watering can with Memento markers. I grounded the can with a combination of Kraft and Sandy Beach inks from Gina K Designs. I stamped a small image from the set all over the Kraft carstock with Versamark ink. This was fun to color when it was finally fully inked.

Camellia One in a Million

Power Poppy has a challenge to use emboss resist. I chose to use the Simply Camellias stamp set, along with a Paper Smooches greeting from Kindness Sampler. This card will go along with both challenges.

Camellia

I decided to place the flowers as a border with the greeting in the middle. I colored the flowers with Stampin’Up markers, that were from 2002. They still work great and were quite easy to add a bit of water to spread the color.

http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2019/05/creative-confetti-simply-resistible.html

https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2019/04/may-2019-flowers-challenge.html

Progressive Card Making Day 1 Advanced

Day 1 Watercolor

This lesson was about watercoloring the image. I chose a Unity set called God is Love. I masked the flower image each time I stamped another flower. Ink colors used: SU Flirty Flamingo, Grapefruit Grove, Berry Burst, Tombow 451-Sky Blue, 055-Process Yellow. The final detail I was to add sparkle to the flowers using a Crafter’s Companion clear Sparkle pen.

All That You Are

Happy Birthday Watercolor

I often participate in challenges with Split Coast Stampers. This card meets two of the challenges this week. It meets WT730 Waters Edge, where I needed to do something with water. I chose to watercolor. The other challenge is CC729 Color Challenge. The colors are Tide Pool, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, and Granny Apple Green, all listed as SU colors. I have few actual SU ink colors, so usually substitute. I used Hero Arts Tide Pool for the blue background. I do own SU watercolor pencils so I used Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green in the pencils, coloring the flowers and leaves. Sweet Corn by Gina K Designs is a match to So Saffron. I did a bit of sponging on the Birthday oval with Lawn Fawn Guava, which is a great match for the Melon Mambo. I even sponged the ribbon. I added a few sequins for something extra. The stamp set used is called All That You Are by SU. I do enjoy watercolor as it gives fast coloring.