Friday, April 28, 2017

Altenew April Challenge ...

Happy Friday ! 
So happy to be back with you today sharing another 
water colored card <3 .....Yes I am HOOKED on 
this beautiful stamp set Magnolias For Her 
and my Zig Clean Color Brush markers .

I am pretty sure I will be using my Zigs 
on upcoming projects <3 . For today I created my card 
inspired by the beautiful inspiration photo 
from Altenew for the April Challenge . 
It is amazing !!  I knew from the moment I saw 
it that I would want to create something with 
these colors. 

I had an idea in mind ....but, the cards I created ended up 
looking completely different from what I had envisioned , lol ! 
 This was actually the second card I created , 
I will be sharing the first one tomorrow
 (lol, the order I took my photos in determined which one I ended up sharing today ) . 
 I die cut my base and scalloped layer using Craftin Desert Divas Fancy Frames Dies
I decided to use Canon WaterColor Cold Press paper for these cards. 

I stamped my images using Memento Ink in Desert Sand. 
I then colored the images in using my Zigs.
 I will list the colors below <3. 

I hope you enjoy this card and feel inspired to create ! 
Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed day !! 

Challenges : 

Anything Goes 

MarkerPOP : 

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers Used : 
Flesh Color ( 71) , Yellow (50), Beige (72) 
Turquoise Green (42), Persian Blue (32), Deep Blue (35) , Beige (72) 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Concord & 9th Happy Birthday ...

Happy Thursday everyone !
It is my last post for this design team term with Butterfly Reflections, Ink.
 It has been a wonderful time being part of this design team !
I am super grateful to Vanessa for giving me
the wonderful opportunity of being part of a super talented group ! 

For today's card I created another water colored piece .
 I used the beautiful cake image from the  Concord & 9th Happy Day stamp set .
The coordinating dies can be found here .

Here is the sneak peek of the card I created .
I hope you will stop by the blog here ,
to see the full card .

Thank you so much for stopping by !! 
Wishing you all a wonderful and Blessed day !! 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy Birthday With Love ....

Hello everyone !! 
I am here to share another card ..yes, lol another one 
using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers . 

For today's card I used one of the lovely wreaths
from the Craftin Desert Divas 
Floral Wreaths stamp set . 

I die cut the base and scalloped layer 
using the Fancy Frames dies set .
 The paper I used is the Strathmore Bristol Smooth 100 lb. cardstock. 
I stamped the image using Memento Ink in the color Desert Sand. 
The Zig colors I used were , for the leaves I used a 
combination of Light Gray (91). Dark Gray (95), on some I added a bit of 
Blue Gray (92) and Mustard (67). 
For the flowers I used a combination of 
Blush (69), Mustard (67), on some I added a bit of 
Light Carmine (21) and/or Pale Pink (28). 
 For the sentiments I used Distress Inks in Hickory Smoke and Tattered Rose . 

I continue to practice my easy watercoloring . The Zigs truly make it a lot easier ! 
Thank you so much for stopping by ! 
Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed day !! 

CDD Products Used : 
Floral Wreaths stamp set
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Challenges 4 Fun ~
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 
Anything Goes 

Zig colors used :
Light Gray (91). Dark Gray (95), 
Blue Gray (92) and Mustard (67). 
For the flowers :
Blush (69), Mustard (67), 
Light Carmine (21) and/or Pale Pink (28). 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Magnolias For Her ..Thank You

Hello and happy Sunday everyone!! 
I am on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog today .
I created a card using the beautiful
Magnolias For Her 
stamp set by Altenew . 

I used my Zig Clean Color Brush Pens to color the images in...
YES , I am LOVING this method !!
I am enjoying practicing .
If you would like to see all of the details on this card please feel welcome to visit my post here

I also created another water colored card using the same set .
For this one I changed the colors and design . 
I used the Zig brush markers once again. 
For all of the images I stamped them using 
 Memento Ink in Desert Sand. 
For the large scalloped base I used the
Nice&Neat Dies
from Neat&Tangled
I had so much fun watercoloring these cards ...
that I continued with these
images from 
Neat & Tangled . 

I wanted to keep the colors soft . 
I adore the bunny from the Cottontail Cuties set , 
and thought it would be perfect inside the wreath from the 
Floral Heart stamp set . 

I hope you enjoy and feel inspired to create ! 
Thank you very much for stopping by ! 
Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed day !

I will be entering the
Little Tangles 
Challenge #79

MarkerPOP Blog Challenge
#119 Watercolor FLorals

For the Magnolias Card I used :
Altenew Magnolias For Her stamp set
Magnolias For Her Stamp Set
Neat & Tangled Scalloped Die Set
Neat and Tangled SCALLOPED Die Set  Preview Image

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers :
I used Pale Pink (28), Light Carmine (21), Mustard (67)
for the darker flower I used : Carmine Red (22)
and then I added either Light Violet (81) or Violet (80) (That one I forgot to add lol )
Then just a bit of Deep Blue (35) .
For the leaves I used Olive Green

Friday, April 21, 2017

CDD April 2017 Release Projects Day 1 ....

Hello and super happy Friday !!! 
Our Craftin Desert Divas 
April 2017 Release 
is now available in the shop !!!
You can find it here

This release is absolutely AMAZING !! 
I adore each of the sets ! 

For the first card I created to share with 
you today , 
I used the Fiesta Time stamp set .

 I began by creating the background . I wanted it to have the appearance of a sarape . 
I was inspired by the bright colors in the new Sweet Pea Sequin Mix
for the colors I would be using. Next step...finding the inks that would match ! 
 I used Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Ink in Teeny Bikini , then I added a layer of Tsukineko Electric Coral , the next stripes I used VersaMagic inks in the colors Persimmon, Mango Madness then Key Lime <3.  I lastly added a couple of stripes using Distress Ink in Black Soot . 

For the second card I created I used Rainbows & Sunshine stamp set .
I went with a triple slider card . 

I heat embossed the images from the set using white embossing powder . 
I then used the same inks that I used for the Fiesta Time card to add color 
to my images . 
For the inside I used the super cute sentiment from the set 
"When others try to rain on your dreams , carry an umbrella and dream on ! " 
ADORE it !! I added the die cut Totally in between . 
This was a super fun card to create ! 

I hope you are loving this release as much as I do !! 
Thank you so much for stopping by !! 
Wishing you a BLESSED day !! 

CDD Products Used: 
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Craftin Desert Divas Sneak Peek Fiesta Time and BRI Sneak Peek ....

Hello everyone !!
Happy Thursday !!
I am sharing a sneak peek of my project for
and I am sharing the Craftin Desert Divas Fiesta Time stamp set
sneak peek along with the super cute Cactus Die !!!! 

I am soo in LOVE with this stamp set and the cactus die ....TALK about CUTE !!! 

I began by die cutting this super cute cactus several times using watercolor paper . 
I used Strathmore Watercolor 140lb paper . 
I used Kuretake and Winsor & Newton watercolors to color them and the background in. 
For my sweet image I colored her in using Copics . 
The release will be available TODAY !!! YAY !! 
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I am also sharing the sneak peek of the card I created for the Butterfly Reflections, Ink
I really hope you will stop by to see the full cards <3 here  . 
I used the cute 
Neat & Tangled Big Top Birthday stamp set . 

Thank you soo very much for stopping by !! 
Wishing you a Blessed day !! 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

CDD April Sneak Peek Stormy Weather...

Hello everyone !! 
I am back today to share the card I created for the 
Craftin Desert Divas 
April Release sneak peeks
using the adorable 
Stormy Weather stamp set . 

I colored in my image using something 
besides my Copics (lol..I still love my copics ) 
to color in my image !!! 
I had the 12 pack of Zig Clean Water 
Real Brush pens for a while ... a looong while 
if I am being honest , lol ! 
I was excited to get them and could not wait to use them ..
here I am , I believe over a year later and I am now 
understanding the LOVE for these markers !! 

For my little mouse I used the color Pink (25) for the 
raincoat and umbrella . 
I stamped the image onto Archival cold pressed 
140 lb paper using
 Memento Desert Sand Ink. 
 For the actual mouse I used the color Dark Oatmeal (66) .
For the colors I was inspired by the April
Social Media Challenge Mood Board :
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 I thought the image would go perfectly with the brand new Rainbow Dies as well <3. 
 I used Distress Inks to color in the rainbow. I used Picked Raspberry , 
Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar . 

I hope you enjoy this card and feel inspired to create! 
Please feel welcome to join us here for the April Release Event page . 

Thank you so much for stopping by and for all of the amazingly sweet birthday wishes !! 
Wishing you each a truly wonderful and Blessed day !! 

Monday, April 17, 2017

CDD Fairytale Dreams Sneak Peek...

Hello everyone !! 
I am super excited !! First we are now sharing our sneak peeks for 
this wonderful April CDD release !! Second, tomorrow is my 
birthday !! YAY !! 

For today we are sneak peeking the brand new 
Fairytale Dreams stamp set 
Treat Bag Die set <3. 

I was inspired by the patterned paper from the
12 x 12 paper pad from Michaels . 
I used the same colors for my matching card and the same 
idea . I heat embossed the starfish from 
the Wish Upon A Star stamp set all over my card base . 
I then used my Distress Inks to create the colored background . 

I hope you enjoy this sneak peek !! 
Thank you so much for stopping by ! 
Wishing you a Blessed day !! 

CDD Products Used: 
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