"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

it's wednesday... it must be ajvd!

Hello!!!  Stopping in with my little sneak peak post letting you know that I have a card up on the AJVD blog.  Here's a look:
Wishing you a wonderful day... I hope you will head over to the AJVD blog for a look and to let me know what you think.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

super lucky...

Hello!!  Have a card to share and it doesn't have a bunny on it, lol!!  This time it has balloons on it!  I'm playing along with the current Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge and the current CAS(E) this Sketch.  The pin-sights mood board is full of lovely images done in shades of green with touches of gold.  Initially I was going to use my EE Mondo Hydrangea, but decided to switch to the super fun EE set Up the Happy.  I stamped the balloon three times as you see and then created a mask of the balloon so I could stamp the clouds and the balloon strings.  I ended up needing a mask for the small cloud, as well, so I wouldn't have a balloon string running through it!  I then colored the balloons in three shades of green ZIGs per the mood board.  Once the balloons were dry I added a little wash of gold to each one using the brush gold paint from the Gansai Tambi watercolor set.  You can see just a bit of it if you look hard or if you click on the photo to make it bigger.  The clouds were given a light wash of gray and then I used the light blue from my Gansai Tambi set mixed with water to add a light wash of blue.   To bring in a bit more gold I stamped the sentiment on vellum with watermark ink and heat set with gold embossing powder.  The sentiment was die cut with a MFT fishtail flag stax die.  I used rolled up glue dot that I placed behind the words to attach the banner to the panel.   I love the way using vellum allows you to still see what is behind the sentiment.

Wishing you a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Green, Ranger watercolor paper, vellum; Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen; Dies:  My Favorite Things; Watercolor medium:  ZIG Clean Color markers, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors; Inks:  VersaFine Smoky Gray, VersaMark watermark ink

Monday, March 27, 2017

pick me...

Hello friends!!  I have one more bunny card to share.  This time my little bunny is hanging out with a squirrel friend and they are trying to decide if they each picked the right snack.  I think this little gray bunny turned out the best of the two that I colored the other day as I think I was able to get the coloration right.  I also really like how my little squirrel turned out.  Along with the bunnies we have a lot of squirrels running around and I tried to capture the colors that I often see in their fur as they streak by!  Kept this very simple and just added a little bit of a background to ground the bunny and the squirrel and then added the little sentiment.  I will add this to the 30 day coloring challenge and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.  The layout is based on the current Freshly Made Sketches layout.

Wishing you a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  gray, Ranger watercolor paper; Stamps:  Hero Art March My Monthly Hero; Dies:  Hero Arts March My Monthly Hero and A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  VersaFine Smoky Gray, Onyx Black; Watercolor medium:  Zig Clean Color markers 

Friday, March 24, 2017

how have you bean?

Hello everyone!!  Stopping in with a card for the spring Coffee Lover's blog hop that starts today.  I combined the Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tags set with the A Jillian Vance Design But First Coffee stamp set to create my card.  I stamped the floral to go cup image in watermark ink on white cardstock, applied white embossing powder and then heat set.  The Coffee Cup Tags set is actually a holiday one, but I thought the flowers could be made to look more spring like by using bright colors like orange and pink. I used distress ink markers to color the images and then wiped off the excess ink with a paper towel.  Some ink did remain, but I don't think it takes away from the over all look.  I die cut a piece of white cardstock with an AJVD Stitched Dot Rectangle die and then stamped the coffee ring image using Vintage Sepia ink.  After stamping the lid in gray ink I die cut the cup and lid with the matching dies and adhered them to the panel.  The sentiment was stamped in watermark ink and embossed with black embossing powder on a strip of vellum.  Trimmed down the strip and adhered it to the cup.  I will also add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to use more than one die or punch.
Enjoy the blog hop!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white and SSS fog; Stamps:  A Jillian Vance Design and Hero Arts; Dies:  A Jillian Vance Design and Hero Arts; Inks:  VersaMark, VersaFine and Ranger Distress ink markers; Embossing powder:  Filigree white and black

Thursday, March 23, 2017

how does your garden grow...

Hello!!  I have another bunny card!!  This time I tried to color my bunny up like one of the little black bunnies that come into our yard.  My bunny is more gray than black, but I think close enough.  Since this little bunny has a hoe I have him/her tilling the soil around some nice big heads of lettuce growing in the garden.  Everything was colored with my trusty ZIGs.  I die cut the little fence from some kraft cardstock and then cut it in to two pieces so that I could create a little opening in the fence so that the bunny would have a way to get into the garden.  I created the background by scribbling on a brown ZIG and then blending it out.  A mid-green ZIG was flicked on and blended out to create the grass and then I added in the blue for the sky.  Once the panel was dry I added the fence, bunny and the lettuce.  I almost didn't get a sentiment on this one, but caught myself in time to get it stamped!!  I used more than one die on this card so I'm going to add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to use more than one die or punch.  Since there is coloring I will add this to the 30 day color challenge as well.  I haven't been coloring every day, but have managed to do more coloring this month than I did in the last three!!
Wishing you a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SSS fog, SU! Crumb Cake, Ranger watercolor paper; Stamps and dies:  Hero Arts; Inks:  VersaFine Vintage Sepia and Smoky Gray; Watercolor medium:  ZIG Clean Color markers

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

it's wednesday... it must be ajvd!

Hello friends!!! Popping in to let you know that I have my regular Wednesday post up on the AJVD blog.  Here is a little peek:
Wishing you a wonderful... hope you head over to the AJVD blog for a look and to let me know what you think!