Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Grunge Floral

Hello All! 
Flowers, flowers, flowers!  I have been on a floral kick lately.  Do you find yourself inking up the same types of stamps over and over and then, just like that, you move on to something else?  Yep, that 's what happens!  A year or so ago, it was people, people people! 
Anywho, today's card features a gorgeous Altenew set~

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is to ADD GRUNGE.  I wanted to do so and still keep this cas.  I stamped the image and colored with Copics.  Then I started adding color to the background.  I faded out the colors and then used a piece of drywall tape and alcohol to add texture to the background.  Turns out there was brown ink on the tape from a prior project and it started coming off onto the background of the card.  I liked it even better than what I had planned so I just kept going! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a blessed week! 

Lee Ann

Sunday, February 18, 2018

CAS Sympathy

Hello All!

I always like to have a stash of sympathy cards rather than having to make one on the spot.  They are also a pretty good seller at work.  I used this bird image from Technique Junkies for this card.

I hadn't paper pieced in ages and this birdie from the Faith Hope and Love set seemed like a good image for it.  I added some shadows with grey copics.  I die cut a circle and used the negative space to sponge in the background circle.  The 'branches' are from the Hope, Faith, and Love set as well (it is actuallyt part of the rose).
Now I don't know about you, but I find it hard to find just the right sympathy or 'praying for you' sentiment.  This 'In You're Prayers' sentiment is kind of the perfect size.
That's it for me; have a wonderful weekend!~

Lee Ann 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Forgotten Dino

Hey All!

I did so much coloring for Kathy Racoosin's 30 day coloring challenge that I couldn't keep up with making cards, lol!
I forgot about this little guy (and he already sold).

A MFT image (retired) that I just love!  Colored him with Copics and used the pointillism technique.  What more can I say about a super CAS card?
I am linking him up to the CASOLOGY challenge this week- 'Together'. 
I am also linking up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- 'It Must Love'

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Lee Ann 

Oxides and Balloons

Hi Everyone! 

Why is it that winter seems to zip along?  I feel busy but seem to get nothing done- well, I do make cards.  :) 
I finally took the plunge and bought some distress oxide inks- a little late to the party, I know.  I really was good with my regular distress inks, but I had to get with the program...

I used a brand new Technique Junkies Stamp set, Faith, Hope and Love, for this card.  While this set is not technically a birthday set, the heart image makes great balloons. 
The hearts were heat embossed, colored with distress oxides, and then masked.  The background was sponged with Twisted Citron, Spiced Marmalade and Peacock Feathers.  I used a stencil and dabbed with a damp towel to 'oxidize' some of the background.  The balloon strings were drawn in with a micron pen and splatters were added.  The sentiment is the Donuts Happy Birthday image. 

If you are up for some shopping, you can get 10% off your entire order at Technique Junkies by using code TJ10LeeAnn. 

Thanks for stropping by! 

Lee Ann 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

30 Days of Coloring

Hi All! 

I have been trying to keep up with Kathy Racoosin's 'The Daily Marker 30 Day' coloring challenge.  While I have not colored daily, I have done fairly well overall.  I colored up this adorable image from MFT (retired) in a 'boy' and this 'girl' version. 

Isn't she cute?!  I used pointillism and colored her with Copics.  The circle panel is a piece of paper watercolored with distress ink and washed with a silver metallic watercolor. 
I used this week's sketch at Sketch Saturday~

As you can see, I rotated the sketch and used a vellum panel in place of a large background banner. 

I am also linking up to Addicted to Stamps and More- Make Your Mark~

Thanks for stopping by!

Lee Ann  

Monday, February 5, 2018

Another Valentine

Yep!  Lots of Valentine cards being made over here.  :) 

I once again have used this cute Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Set for this card~

I created a background panel with a stencil and then used my SugarPea Designs Heart Journal Die to die cut the row of hearts.  I used this month's SugarPea Designs sketch for the card~ Edit- well, I am not doing too well on getting in on time for challenges- this sketch challenge has closed as well.  :D

I am also linking up to Cupcake Inspirations Challenge

I am also linking up to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge- Free- die cut - heart, as well as sentiment- red- heart. 

I am also linking up to Sunday Stamps~

Thanks for stopping by! 

Lee Ann 

Will You Be My Valentine?

Hi All!

  I have gone a little crazy making Valentine cards.

I am not much of a cute critter person, but the critters in this Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Stamp Set are so stinkin' cute!  I used a sketch from Papercraft CrewEDIT- challenge closed.  All well, still love and used the sketch!

I am also linking up to The Paper Players, 'Will You be My Valentine?'

Lastly, I am linking up to AAA Cards~

Have a wonderful week, all!

Lee Ann 
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