Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Poppy Gems

It's May 15th, 2024 and time for a Beautiful Blossoms Challenge! Here is our inspiration photo with burgundys, oranges, corals and dusty rose.
I used Penny Black's Poppy Gems stamp set, black heat embossed onto the smooth side of Ranger Ink's Distress Tim Holtz's Watercolor card stock. I bought the pack of 50 for I use it all the time!
To watercolor, I used Mungyo's Professional Half Pan Watercolor set.  When I had finished watercoloring, I felt some areas were too light, so I went in with Distress Watercolor Pencils and darkened the inner corners, etc. I used Aged Mahogany, Rusty Hinge and Spiced Marmalade. Just colored with the pencils - no water.
To finish I used Gansai Tambi Starry Colors in #901 Blue Gold and my smallest stylus and just dabbed gold watercolor in and around the floral images. The Happy Birthday sentiment (from Honey Bee stamps - Inside Snarky Birthday Sentiments  and coordinating Honey Cut Die) was stamped with Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink onto Lawn Fawn Black Licorice paper and sprinkled with Ranger's Princess Gold Embossing Power, then heat set. I do like white under the gold for heat embossing!
Thank you for joining me and I will also submit my card to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
And NBUS for I have not used the Distress Watercolor pencils before.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Flower Shoppe

Welcome to May 2024 Paper Funday Challenge where I am creating with the Twist! I have been on The Paper Funday Design Team since June of 2021 and this is the first time using the twist (I think!). The twist is Flower Shoppe.
I recently acquired this lovely stamp and die set from Concord & 9th called Flowers A La Carte. It seems to be retired, but available on reseller sites.
I did the usual - stamped with Altenew Obsidian Black Pigment Ink onto Ranger's Distress Watercolor Card Stock on the smooth side. Before it had a chance to dry I sprinkled with Altenew's Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set.
Now I can just have fun watercoloring with my Mungyo Professional Half Pan Watercolors and die cut all the images with the coordinating die. The background was made with the same stamp . It has a brick stamp and a "road" stamp. Stamped with a brown and lightly ink blended with Distress Ink Tea Dye.
The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from Honey Bee Snarky Birthday stamp set and coordinating Honey Cut Die. Black onto kraft color paper for a change.
I like to add an extra image to the inside, too.
Here's my second card: 
The awning is colored differently and I used a sentiment from the Flowers a La Carte stamp set.
Another extra colored set of images on the inside!
Flower Shoppe is such a good twist and so much fun to create! Thanks for joining me today and come play along at The Paper Funday Challenge for April 2024.

I will also be submitting to:
for I have not used this in the past.
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