Simply Beautiful….Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

Hello everyone, I’m back again for the second time.  I’m here joining Papertrey Inks BIG monthly Blog Hop!!!

I’m so excited.  I’ve never been on a blog hop before!

I must say it was exciting to create a card in a matter of minutes for the world to see.  Ok, so it took me more than a minute, I started making this card an hour and a half ago.  But the results are amazing, to me at least.

The challenge was to use two colors: Aqua and Melon!!!

Aqua and Melon

That should be easy, right, wrong!!

I had a Aqua Mist ink pad but I didn’t have any melon color.  No ink, paper, embellishments, nothing.

How was I going to participate if I didn’t have melon.  I started to fret.  I knew the colors for a little while but I procrastinated on buying the melon ink that I needed.

So what is a girl to do????

Ding, Ding, Ding…..the bells went off in my head.  Water-coloring is my favorite so why not create the color yourself!!!  OMG, I can create the melon color that I need.  That is what I did!!

Light melon

So this is what I came up with first.  It looks so close but it was too light so I decided to go at it again.

darker melon

Much better!!  I love how it turned out.  I feel like a true artist now, LOL!!  I used my Winsor & Newton Water Colours!  The colors that I mixed were Burnt Sienna, White and Alizarin Crimson, respectfully.

I took my time and mixed one color at a time, cleaning my brush in between.  When it was to red I added Burnt Sienna and when it was to white I added a little red until I got the color you see above.

I was jumping up and down because I can participate in the hop!

So enough with the long talking, here is the card I came up with!

Have a Beautiful day

What do you think?  Does my butterfly past the Aqua and Melon test?  I love WATER-COLORING!!!!


close up of butterfly

For the butterfly, I attached the out butterfly to the body using foam adhesive so that the wings would stand out.

For the card base, I just sponged the edges with the Aqua Mist and then I used my mini ink blender tool and bought the softer color towards the center.

I stamped the sentiment and Wala!! My card is complete.

Supplies used:

Winsor & Newton Water ColourCanson Watercolor PaperLife is Beautiful Stamp SetLife is Beautiful DieAqua MistBlending toolclassiccrestsolarwhtie3M Mounting TapeSnail Adhesive

Please let me know what you think.


Virginia’s View Challenge #2 Stencil + Hand Stamped Sentiments #183

I’m back again with two more challenges.  I love all of these challenges.  They allow me to put my creative hat 0n more often.  I’m having a lot of fun.

Today’s challenges are Virginia’s View Challenge #2 Stencil and Hand Stamped Sentiment.  Yes, stenciling with Gumball Green, Crushed Curry and Coastal Cabana.  I love working with stencils since my Online Card Class.

When I got home today, I had a couple of boxes of craft stuff waiting for me.  My “Make a Wish” stamp set from Mama Elephant and my “Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die” from Stampin Up were amongst my new stuff.  I knew I wanted to use both of these products.

Take a look:

Hex stencil

I used my blending tool and added each of my colors in a circular motion to make sure to completely cover my stencil.  Take a look at my finished card.

Make a Wish rounded corners

After lifting the stencil, I added my sentiment and the stars to the one layer card.  I love the way my card came out.  The actually stencil, came out just a nice.  I will add that to another card and share it with you.

Please let me know what you think, I would love to hear what you think of my card.

Supplies used:

Mama Elephant  MAKE A WISH

Mama Elephant

Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die 132965

Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die 132965

Coastal Cabana 131175

Coastal Cabana

Crushed Curry Ink 131173

Crushed Curry Ink

Gumball Green 126861

Gumball Green

Onyx Versafine Pigment Ink Pad

Onyx Versafine Pigment Ink Pad

Post-it Full Adhesive Roll

Post-it Full Adhesive Roll

Simon Says Stamp Ultra Thick White CS 120

Simon Says Stamp Ultra Thick White CS 120

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tool

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tool