Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop




Hello! I'm happy to be joining in on the Papertrey Ink May blog hop this month! 

The inspiration photo is so pretty! I love the colors! It spoke watercolor to me, so I had to play along!


So here's what I did!



I watercolored my background with Papertrey Ink dye inks in Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, and Mint Julep. I splattered a little bit of Hawaiian Shores and Hibiscus Burst with my paint brush. I stamped the floral cluster from the Don't Forget To Write MIM kit and added that with foam tape. I cut out three of the Sending dies ( also from the MIM kit) and layered those, then adhered them to the top of the floral cluster. 


I stamped and added the butterfly at the top from the Color Pop Butterflies MIM mini kit with foam tape.  I meant to be almost done at this point, but I goofed it up :( I stamped love underneath the floral cluster and it didn't work out. You know how that is. You finish the card AND THEN you decide to stamp the sentiment!! As many cards as I've made in my lifetime, you would think I would know this, but no..... Sooooooo I had to cover up my boo boo with the pink flowers. By this time the Love was too large and too much, so I had to use the small "hugs". I stamped this on the banner from Tag Sale #10 and tucked it under the edge of the flowers. Whew! Disaster averted!! haha! A little busier than I had planned, but I like it :)

INK: Stormy Sea, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Mint Julep
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Soft Stone
OTHER: Watercolor paper, sequins


So if you want to join in the hop or just look at what everyone else did for some major PTI inspiration stop by Nichole's blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)





MFT Sketch Challenge #282




Hello! Today I'm sharing a card I created for the MFT Sketch Challenge this week.





Here's the sketch, and you can check out all the details on the MFT Challenge blog it you'd like to play along!


Here's a peek at the newest sketch!





And here is what I did with it!






This was a kind of different sketch, and I had a lot of fun coming up with this design. I used the flowers and leaves from Mini Modern Blooms and the sentiment from Rainbow Greetings. The background paper is from the Tranquil Textures paper pack.





I did the tiny dots in the center of the flowers with some acrylic paint and a stylus.


If you'd like to join in on this challenge be sure and stop by the MFT Challenge blog to get all the details and see what the other Design team girls have done!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)





Monday, May 23, 2016

Under The Weather?


Hello! I have a cute card to share with you today that I created with some fun Reverse Confetti products!


I hadn't used this cute little alligator for a while and I just loved him when he first came out, so I wanted to play with it again. I watercolored my background with Peerless watercolors on Master's Touch watercolor paper. I also watercolored the alligator. The umbrella I colored with Copic markers.  Everything was cut out with the matching Confetti cuts and adhered with foam tape. 


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a happy week!

Kay :)











Sunday, May 22, 2016

Welcome To The Beach

Hello! I hope you've enjoyed your weekend! It's been great here. The weather has been warm, but not too hot, just perfect!

I have a card to share with you today that I created with some of the new stamps from Pink Ink Stamp Company. Aside from Christmas and winter stamps, beachy, tropical stamps are my next favorites, and I just love this one from Pink Ink!


Oh isn't that gorgeous! I can hear the waves :) I stamped everything with Simon Says Stamp black ink, on Master's Touch watercolor paper from Hobby Lobby, and watercolored it with my Distress markers. I splattered a little bit of brown distress marker mixed with water along the bottom too. Pretty simple card to create, but you don't need to do a lot when you have an image this pretty!




All of the stamps I used are listed below!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!

Hugs,

Kay :)

Friday, May 20, 2016

Watercoloring With Penny Black


Hello! I have a new card to share with you using a pretty Penny Black stamp from their newest Spring Release!


This was all stamped in Simon Says Black ink on Master's Touch Watercolor paper from Hobby Lobby. I got a new set of watercolors the other day, and this is one of the first projects I have done with them. They are Mission watercolors and I ordered them from Amazon after watching a couple of Youtube videos. Peerless has been my favorite for a long time because they don't dry lighter or muted. I love the bright colors, but they are kind of messy with all the little pieces of paper floating around. I've been wanting something that was small and more contained, that I could carry around with me, or just sit in a small area on my desk. I am still a little up in the air about these Mission watercolors. I do like them, and the colors are brighter than some of the other watercolors I have, but they are still not quite as nice as the Peerless in my opinion. I will definitely be using them though.


Anyway, this was a fun image to watercolor! I thought I needed just a bit of highlights in the center of the flowers, so I went in with some white acrylic paint and added a few tiny dots. I've decided I like the acrylic paint better than my white gel pen, because my white gel pen doesn't work anymore!  It's all dried, up but shouldn't be, because it's not near old enough. 

I mounted my watercolored piece onto a white top folded card base and added some Sparkling Clear Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Kay :)


Penny Black Supplies:






Wednesday, May 18, 2016

MFT Sketch Challenge #281



Hello! Today I'm sharing a card I created for the MFT Sketch Challenge this week.



Here's the sketch, and you can check out all the details on the MFT Challenge blog it you'd like to play along!


Here's a peek at the newest sketch!



And here is what I did with it!





Can I just say I love this card so much! I  do! I love the colors, I love the flowers, and I especially love that little lizard! I think it's the colors that really got me though. That teal color is one of my favorites. Although I'm one of those crazies that love winter, it's funny that tropical is my second favorite to Christmas and winter stamps. I just love beachy and tropical stuff. And I think that May is just the perfect month to start using it! By July and August I'll be tired of the heat and wanting to use snowflakes! :)




Well I have been going on and on about all the things I love, and haven't even told you how I made this card. The background was stamped with the Garden Flourish background stamp. I love that stamp. Another reason I think I love this card. The background in the little circle window was done with Peerless watercolors. All of the stamps were colored with Copics, cut out and added with foam tape. A few little white dots and some PPP sequins always add that special little umph! :)

If you'd like to join in on this challenge be sure and stop by the MFT Challenge blog to get all the details and see what the other Design team girls have done!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)