Monday, December 31, 2018

It's the First Challenge of the Year -- in Australia!

Happy New Year's Eve to all my Northern Hemisphere friends! In Australia, it's already 2019, and the first challenge for Happy Little Stampers is up and running! I am joining the Watercolour team (I love that spelling) for the next six months.

Today I am sharing a card using images from the Picket Fence Studios December release called Forgot To Say Thank You. It features a beautiful jar of flowers with three sentiments.
I stamped my image on watercolor paper, and then used an aqua brush and my Kuretake Gansai Tambi paints to color. Once it was dry, I painted the entire bouquet with the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter pen for lots of sparkle and added texture! While the photo doesn't pick that up, it's so sparkly IRL!

Our {challenge on HLS} is all about watercolour - Anything Goes - and for an added twist (optional), add texture! Come play!
Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve! And to my Australian friends - HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Snow Snuggable

Well this is just a perfect sentiment for this coming week, as my two grandkids and their parents are coming Christmas Day -- and I am going to snuggle them all!

This adorable little bunny is from Whimsy Stamps' Bundled Up - a super cute set with a lot of fun mix and match sentiments and some cute as can be creatures and girl.
I made a tag, sponged on some Island Indigo ink (Stampin' Up!), and then cut a snow bank using the Wavy Edgers Die Set. I added some Diamond Stickles to the top of each scallop for a sparkling snow. I colored my bunny with Copics, and then fussy cut him and popped him up on the snow bank once the Stickles were dry.
Isn't he precious?

Friday, December 14, 2018

It's Release Day at Picket Fence Studios!

Today is Release Day at Picket Fence Studios!!
I am super excited about this release - there is such a variety of images! Today I am sharing a sweet little greeting using Have A Cheerful Day, and her matching die!
Such a cute image, with so many possibilities! I stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink, and then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I colored her with alcohol markers, and then cut her out, and popped her up on the card base.
Her little face will surely bring a smile!

Be sure to check out the entire release today - AND head to the Picket Fence Studios Instagram account, where you might win the entire release. BUT HURRY!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

You Make Me Smile

A quick post for you today - because I know YOU are busy with holiday preparations -- or kids' chauffeuring -- or cooking! Or reading! Or working. This morning I had the opportunity to wake up a little earlier, and decided to get out some of my stencils. Out of sight, out of mind. I haven't used them in awhile and I have a whole BOATLOAD of new ones from A Colorful Life Designs.

Today's card uses City Windows stencil and images from Rustic Floral by Picket Fence Studios.

I am also using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I flipped it over and had my "star" image on the right instead of the left, and making mine a one layer card. The frame is the base of the card.

I used my Life Changing Blender Brushes to color in my stencil, and then stamped my images using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. LOVE that ink! So crisp and clean the first time!
Thanks for stopping by today! We've got a new release coming tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Unicorns and Snowflakes

Hello stamping friends!
I have a three year old granddaughter who has recently discovered how amazing unicorns and rainbows are. And I love that! She is coming to visit me over Christmas (with her parents and brother!), but I made this for her and sent it along with her felt ice cream ornament for her tree at home. I think she will have fun shaking it up!
My images are from Favorite Flake by Whimsy Stamps. SUPER cute set with snowflakes, bunnies and fun sentiments too!
I stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink, and then colored with Copic markers. My shaker elements are from Trinity Stamps: Expecto Patronum and Frosty Snowflakes
I stamped my sentiment, and then ran it through my Big Shot with a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder that I have had forever! The other embellishments: white sequins, sparkly snowflake chipboard, and button, were all in my stash. 
I want to catch snowflakes with a unicorn friend!