Thursday, March 16, 2017

Happy Spring!


 Oh, the snow is melting....and spring is waiting in the wings!  I just had to play with some springy images for today's Prickley Pear post!  Just love Penny...and I have colored her up in pink plenty of times...but today she has on a blue frock!  I used some designer paper from my bins and a piece of a recycled greeting card to create her springy scene!  There is a bit of a grass die cut there from Cheery Lynn.  Sentiments is from the Clear Build A Bird 2 set.
This card fell together out of my bins of bits and pieces. I used the following images:
Live, Dance, Laugh
Butterflies Clear Set
Butterfly Die
Blobby Flowers 2 Clear Set
Blobby Flowers Die

All images are stamped on scraps of designer paper and then highlighted with a white gel pen.  

Friday, March 10, 2017

Cupped Roses for Art Gone Wild

Today's post is for Art Gone Wild featuring Cupped Roses by Catherine Scanlon.  I have to say these images are super fun to color if you enjoy such activities!  I love changing the color combinations and papers and embellishments and seeing how many different combinations I can come up with!

I color my images with Copic Markers and fussy cut them....another relaxing activity with the right scissors! 
This card features the entire image and is 5 x 7 inches.  I added paper embroidery to frame my image.

Art Gone Wild
Cupped Roses
Friendship Sentiments

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Bloom Arts Allium Spray!

Lisa at Bloom Arts has released this beautiful floral digital image, Allium Spray, with two ways to get it!  You can purchase the image or you can join her on Patreon and get this and so much more!  Read all about it on her blog post.

For my card, I printed the image out in the 3x5 size and then colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut the image.  The background is a piece of glossy paper that I did the polished stone technique on with purple and pink alcohol inks and silver reinker.  The lace is a pretty light green in real life and there are a few iridescent sequins sprinkled on for a fun touch.    The Allium is popped up on foam tape for dimension and is accented with a Stardust and Signo White Gel pen.
This is another of the images that I printed out as a 3x5 image, however this time I did not fussy cut it. I stamped a great Torn Text backgound stamp over.  Then, I colored the stems and flower outlines with Copic markers. 

I then colored the flowers on a second printed image and fussy cut those and added them to the image with glue dots.  This just adds a touch of dimension and is much quicker than cutting out the entire image. 

I again accented the image with a Signo white gel pen and a Stardust pen.  I love how the sentiment looks as if it is tied to the stem of the bloom.

I am so happy to be able to share more Bloom Arts flowers....I just love creating with them!
Gives one a touch of spring fever!!!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Leave a Little Sparkle Wherever You Go!

Hello!  My, it's been a month since I posted...this time of year always gets me.....and life has been busy....but I've missed sharing and will get back to it!  Today's post is for Riley and Co and This card has to be my favorite!   I used Shopping Bag Sophie as my focal image.

She is cute and all as she is....but now that we have the Dress Up Riley collections, how can I not dress her up?  She has just been on a shopping spree and things are strewn all over..love the springy collection that she has been shopping....all right out of my scrap bin!   

The card is hand-stitched with some shiny embossing floss that I picked up at a thrift store....love it!
The second card features the Car Riley image that I colored up and fussy cut.  Leave a Little Sparkle is a great new image from this release.  I just had to glitter the word sparkle as well as Riley's scarf!  Everything on this card shimmers...such fun!
Finally, Clown car Riley is such a cute image and a hoot to color!  I paired it up with a scrap paper and some gems and sequins and a touch of paper embroidery for an explosion of fun!  The Happy Birthday is part of the How Do I Like My Eggs sentiment.

I'd love to hear which card you like the best of the trio!