Saturday, March 7, 2015

Poppies day 3

These are the last of the poppy cards in the set. I had fun doing this so I may make another set using rose stamps.

Thursday, March 5, 2015


I have a few poppy stamps so I decided to make a set of cards for a friend featuring poppies. I made 3 cards with each of the stamps coloring them in different colors and using different sentiments. I took artistic license with the colors on some of the cards.

Monday, March 2, 2015

A challenge

The challenge on my Yahoo group this week is to make a card with stripes. the theme can be anything but the card must have stripes on it.this is the card I made for the challenge. The stripes are hard to see until you click on the picture but they are vertical embossed stripes around the image.

The image is Himalayan Poppies and is colored with Prismacolor pencils.  

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Vellum coloring

I am still using the same stamp form the previous two posts. This time I colored on vellum card stock still using colored pencils. On both cards I colored on the front of the vellum. I stamped the image on white card stock with black ink and then traced the image onto the vellum with a white gel pen. I did try coloring on the back of the vellum but it was very pale and hardly showed on the right side. The vellum was probably too thick.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

More experimenting

Again I have used the same stamp as before. This time instead of coloring on white cardstock I used colored cardstock. I stamped with Versamark which leaves a darker stamped image. Then I colored with white before using the colors. Do not color the whole image with white at once or you won't be able to see the outlines! Color one petal and then move on to the next one.

Monday, February 16, 2015


One of my favorite stamp companies is WPlus9 Design. I found a tutorial using one of the stamps from a set that I and just purchased. Watercolor and I do not get along but I did love the way Laura used the stamp so I used it to do some experimenting with pencil coloring. Over the next few posts I will be sharing my experiments with you.

For this experiment I stamped with gray ink on white card stock so that I could do the no-line coloring technique. These are colored in layers and blended with the pencils. I used Prismacolor pencils.

 For the second experiment I again stamped with gray ink but this time I colored very lightly. The picture shows the color a lot darker than it actually is. In person it is much more pastel. The outline on both cards was done with pencil and blended out with OMS.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Purple poppies

Border dies are a great way of filling in space! in the last year while I was not blogging my style changed I think and I now prefer simpler cards. As usual the image is colored with pencils. This time I used Prismacolor pencils.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Border dies

i have had 3 sets of Spellbinders border dies for a long time and hadn't used them. These are some cards I made the other day using some of them. I used the same stamp from Hero Arts on all of them and colored them in different colors using pencils. The sentiment stamps are from different sets.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Coloring on kraft

I have been playing around with coloring on kraft paper using the no line technique. i stamped both of the images with Versamark ink and colored them both with Polychromos pencils.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Persian Motifs

I love the stamp set Persian Motifs from Altenew. Both cards are colored with pencils. I love the look of coloring on textured colored cardstock.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wild rose

This is another card I made a while ago. It is colored with pencils.

Sunday, January 25, 2015


On my Yahoo group we take it in turns to issue a challenge. I finally got last week's challenge done before there is a new one tomorrow. I have had company so not so much time to spend stamping! The challenge was to make a spotlight card. I made two just because!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

How I made the Believe card.

I was asked for a tutorial for the Believe card. It is pretty easy to make.

What you need:
A card base
Panel the same size as card front.
Stamp positioner or MISTI stamp tool
Shape die
Word die

Stamp your chosen image on your card base and again on a panel the same size as your card base. Use a stamp positioner or a MISTI stamp tool to make sure that both images are positioned in the same place. Color both images exactly the same. Use a shape die to cut an aperture in the panel over the stamped image.  Cut the panel 1/4" smaller than the card base. (1/8" on each side) Use dimensional tape to attach the panel so that the image on the aperture  and the image on the card base line up. Glue a word die cut across the aperture.

That's it!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

Pink Poppies

I found a card on Pinterest that I liked very much and CASed it. The stamp is not the same but very similar. it is the other stamp in the set with the one I used for the blue poppies. As with the blue poppies these were colored with pencils.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Blue Poppies

I am back after a very long absence. I have switched from a PC to a MAC and I have a big learning curve with my photo editing program. The one I was using, and was very familiar with, does not have a MAC version. I am getting too old to be learning new things! LOL

The image is from Hero Arts I believe and colored with Prismacolor pencils.