Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

It's time for another Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

I stamped this Unity image called Coffee Side by Side and colored with my Spectrum Noirs.

 I mounted it on gray and then put it on this great Simon Says Stamp cardstock in Sea Glass.
Sentiment is from Friendship Messages from SSS.

It's really gray here today with not much sunshine. This closeup shows the colors a bit better.

For embellishments I punched and watercolored some little hearts and added some teal twine. 
Thanks for stopping along the hop today!

If you didn't come here from the hop then you should go check it out. There are lots of prizes to be won!

Linking up to:
Unity Friends with Flair blog hop
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge

Friday, February 20, 2015

I like Big Books.....

and I can not lie!


I have no idea where I first saw this wording. But I've since seen it many times! And I wish I was clever enough to have originated it. And I apologize if that song is stuck in your head now!

I needed a quick bookmark so I grabbed a tag already sitting on my desk. Added a few Distress inks. Stamped image and text. Colored books using my Spectrum Noir markers. Tied a bunch of twine to the top. I sprayed a clear matte top coat on the bookmark to prevent any ink from marking my books.

The books are from this Unity stamp set and the letters are random StudioG.

I am totally makiing more of these but I'll plan it out better and take more than 5 minutes to get it done!

Thanks for stopping by.

poppies

It's Friday! And time for Unity's Friends with Flair!

I started this card using this sketch from The Paper Girls Challenge blog:


I used the flower stamp fom this Unity kit and watercolored the image.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Monday, February 2, 2015

January 12 Tags of 2015

I LOVE playing along with Tim Holtz' 12 Tags series! But wouldn't you know I never manage to get linked up in time.:(

So this is my January tag inspired by his:

I don't have very many of Tim's embellishments so I have to create my own. His tag was collaged with his tissue paper. I stamped images onto tissue paper to make my own. I used a combo of Tim's stamps and some Unity. I forgot to take a before photo but here is what was left after I cut out what I glued onto the tag:

On top of the tissue was lots of layers of spray ink and distress paint. I don't have his chit-chat words so I created my own using my label maker! It worked out better because I got to choose the words that I wanted to represent my year.

I also didn't have his Alpha Parts so I painted and grunged up some really old chipboard:

Linking up to:
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge
Unity Friends with Flair

Thanks for stopping by today and wish me luck getting February's tag linked up in time!

Happy Anniversary

I've got a little anniversary card today for the current Paper Girls challenge. Nevermind the weird photo. It's dark and I was using my camera light. I plan to replace it with a better one if the sun comes out tomorrow. I say "if" because you just never know up here in the Pacific Northwest. sigh.


Anyway.
I stamped this pretty little vase trio from a Unity set onto watercolor paper. Painted it with various purple and blue watercolors (inspired by Unity's challenge). I matted it onto this beautiful purple cardstock. Some teal twine and a simple sentiment later and it was done.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day!

Linkiing up to;
Unity Stamp {be inspired} challenge
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge