Autumn Branches

I'm playing along with the Where Creativity Meets C9 and the color challenge for the month of September. Here is my card using the colors above as inspiration. I first started by stamping the Beautiful Branches in a variety of Distress Inks. Before stamping the images, I lightly misted the stamp to give the image... Continue Reading →

Monochrome Rose

This month for The Flower Challenge we are creating monochrome cards. I love this rose from Concord & 9th and decided to color it in gray with colored pencils. I stamped the image in Ink On 3 Fadeout ink. I then colored the image using various shades of gray. Once the image was done, I... Continue Reading →

Green Lilly

I'm playing along with the Where Creativity Meets C9 and this month's challenge is Floral. There are so many beautiful Concord & 9th floral stamps but I decided to play with a new to me set: Lily. i love playing with watercolor and wanted to use a color I typically don't use, so painted this... Continue Reading →

Sketchy Thank You

I'm playing along with the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge with two fun cards. I've been on a distress oxide kick and decided to make this background with them. For my first card, I took some photo paper and the line stamp from set Bags and Tags set and inked it up with Picked Raspberry... Continue Reading →

Wildflower Spotlight

Its no secret that I love coloring flowers. So I decided to ink up my very first Concord & 9th stamp set Wildflowers. There are some great images in this stamp set and its easy to create your own unique bouquets. I started out by stamping and masking the flowers in Hero Arts Soft Granite... Continue Reading →

Painting with Alcohol Inks

I've been having fun playing with alcohol inks and backgrounds and then I saw Jessica Frost -Ballas from All The Sparkle post where she had the most gorgeous flower painted with alcohol ink. Find her post and video tutorial here, it is awesome. I started out stamping the magnolia on some Yupo paper in Versmark... Continue Reading →

Wedding Card

We have a special wedding to go to this week so I made a card to go with our gift using the beautiful cake set Happy Day from Concord & 9th. I started out making the background for this card by using some Tattered Rose Distress ink and blending it on some Bristol Smooth paper.... Continue Reading →

Peonies & Magnolias 

I'm playing along with the Ellen Hutson June Pin-Sights Challenge today. I made two cards using the color prompts of the challenge. For my first card, I used the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Peony and the Concord & 9th Happy Words & Stripe Builder on Strathmore Watercolor paper. I first stamped the stripes in Picked... Continue Reading →

Concord & 9th

I playing along with Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge. I decided I wanted to use a new to me stamp from Concord & 9th, the Barnwood Background. I made several versions by using my MISTI and stamping in Versamark Ink and using White, Ranger Weathered Wood, and Ranger Watering Can embossing powders. I love the... Continue Reading →

Thank You Cards

My daughter just turned 3 so I made three Thank You cards for the MarkerPop Challenge to give to family and friends. The first card I made using the Concord & 9th You're My Person stamp on some Strathmore Watercolor Paper in Ranger Archival Ink in my MISTI. Then using my Tombow Markers, I watercolored... Continue Reading →

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