Good Morning! Here is a little inspiration to get your ink flowing... The new DarkRoom Door Create Art got me creating a paint speckled card.
I stamped everything in black and then used paint to add the pops of color. I created my own background emulating the stamp on the bottom layer with a touch of black ink and pops of color. I took the tops off of some old brushes as a fun embellishment.
I have to admit that I am quite addicted to the cute House Mouse Designs. I get to play with the new releases from Stampendous of these adorable images. I have two from the April release. This first one is just too cute. Lazing around in an inner tube with his big glass of pink lemonade.
I colored the image with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell watercolor pencils. Sponged some yellow dye ink around the top and blue dye ink around the bottom. I highlighted the fish with a touch of glitter and the water with a mix of crystal and light blue glitter.
The second one reminds me of Templeton in Charlotte's web at the fair when he ate all that junk food.
This was a quick card to create and I had fun coloring the image. I love stamping these images and then taking them on the road with me when I travel along with my STAEDTLER Watercolor pencils. Although this image was colored with Copics, something I don't usually do but I wanted that bright blue and green combo which the Copics make shine.
This week the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is all about winged things.
Of course you know I started thinking about butterflies and birds right away but you can be inspired by airplanes, fairy wings or dragonflies.
I started playing with a brand new stencil from Memory Box called Happy Days. I laid it onto white cardstock and started misting away.
These are just two of the pieces I created. I added a bit of tulle with a little tag and a sweet little sentiment and a swarm of baby butterflies.
I was playing with some new brush stroke stamps from Darkroom Door. I took the straight brush stroke and repeated the image using the new Ranger Archival Watering Can ink. I loved how it looked like wood grain.
I immediately thought of the Keyhole and Big Key stamps to create the effect of an old wooden door. I then had to add butterflies and a pop of yellow. The butterflies are from the Eclectic Butterfly and the butterfly from the Butterfly Post Collage stamp. I then spent quite awhile trying to figure out what sentiment to use on my tag. This was my second choice from the Tick Tock set.
My first take was:
I used he words from the Wordblock Creativity. I love these wordblocks as they have varying sizes of words and a variety of them that can be used in pieces.
How about a trip or a few different trips to exciting destinations? This week the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is about journeys. You can interpret that in a variety of ways. I decided to create a few different tags inspired by placing I have either visited or want to visit. .
My first tag is Parisian. I have never been to France at all but it is definitely on my list to visit.
This tag came together quickly with the inspiration from the Eiffel Tower die cut and the harlequin pattern background. I added a dusting of glimmer mist over the background. I sponged in the pattern using a stencil. I then found the postmark form Paris to stamp in the top. The Eiffel tower was embossed and sponged with brown dye ink.
My next tag takes us to London. . I visited my sister there when I was 18 and have been back to England a few more times for work. London has so many beautiful sights to see and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and would love to return.
I used a mix of London stamps over a background created with embossing paste and glimmer mist. The flag was stamped on muslin using two different watercolor markers. The images were stamped on tissue paper and decoupaged to the tag.
My last tag is inspired by New York City. We took a family roadtrip a few summers ago to the East Coast and New York City was a highlight on our trip.
I turned the tag sideways and added a repeating pattern of the New York Buildings and added a background stamp for texture. I then took a layer of tissue paper stamped with words reflecting ravel and layered it along the bottom and tore off the top edge.
I decided to create a layered look with my corset and add a touch of real stitching. (Which I never do. :) I colored it with a combination of STAEDTLER watercolor pencils and Ranger Distress Inks and a waterbrush.
I added a lace fringe and pop dotted it with foam dots and another stamped corset underneath. After I finished my corset I needed a card to go with. :)
I stamped the Background Stamp - Gazzette with a mix of Ranger Distress Ink - pink and Vintage Photo. I repeated that mixture on the tissue paper to coordinate. I stamped the cute ad from the Corsetry set onto tissue paper and placed the frame behind them all. I added a few accents and made a pink lace ribbon showing support.