Thank You… for you kindness

This card is way overdue, but it’s finally finished, now I just need to put a short message inside and deliver it to my neighbor. I hope she likes it. It’s a very simple card, but I truly love how it turned out. The watercolor background it’s so delicate! I LOVE IT!

Challenges: Everybody-Art-Challenge, Hand Stamped Sentiments, Lemon Shortbread, Paper Minutes, ATLANTIC HEART SKETCH, Honey Bee Stamps Challenge in FB.

Trick or treat… witchy card

It’s JUNE, how?!?!? This card is for TWO OLD BATS HALLOWEEN Challenge. Every month the challenge is anything HALLOWEEN related, but of course in case you need a little push we give you an inspiration board! Here it is and you will understand immediately where I got my inspiration from.

I think this might be one of my favorite inspiration boards so far! I love all 3 of the images and it was hard to decide but then I found this witch and I HAVE TO go with her. I am giving you one close up picture, but I must tell you the card base is that yellow card, the ugly paper in the background was just a not so good decision when snapping the pictures.

Supplies: Distress Oxide Inks (Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserve), MFT Cloud Stencil, Clear stamps (unknown)

Challenges: TWO OLD BATS HALLOWEEN Challenge

Yay, I did it!

I have had this stamp for many, many years, but it never feels right. The stamp has a very thick border to make it look like it was carved in wood. In my (very humble) opinion, it takes away from the beautiful flower. I decided to do no-line watercoloring. I am so happy with the result! (like giddy happy, LOL!!!)

I want to show you some of the middle steps in creating this card. I hope you enjoy them. This first one is the watercolor image right after I pulled it out of my taped coloring board.

This second set of images is a little trick I like to do with my cards when I am wondering what background to use. This top panel is temporarily glued to a piece of clear plastic than I use to move around and put against different backgrounds. I decided in this case that I like the simple but more contrasting look of the first card.

This last image is of a card I did about a week ago. As you can tell I tried white embossing but it was too distracting! At the bottom you can see the stamp and the thick lines that I mentioned at the beginning of this post.

Supplies: Rubber stamp (unknown), Sentiment stamp (unknown), Peerless watercolors, sequins, Sakura white gel pen.

Challenges: Color Throwdown #642, Colouring in Scrapland (todo vale o flores), A place to start #5, Double Trouble Challenge #84 (I did the Trouble Maker and the Twister Sister), Happy Little Stampers (Watercolor)

EEEEEEEK! Cuteness Overload….

Hi everyone! Mid post challenge for Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge! Remember you this challenge is anything you want HALLOWEEN related but of course the Two Old Bats have an amazing inspiration board every month to get you started…. and here it is….

Between the Jack-o-Lanterns and the animals in costume I knew I had to use some type of critter stamp. This is a pretty old stamp set, yes it is Stampin’ Up! Many years (and when I say many I mean… MANY) ago I used to go to stamping session taught by Roxi from Roxi4stamps, she is still a demonstrator so if you need one go see her, she is a sweetie! But let’s get to my card! I really like how it turned out! The pumpkins on the background are so shiny! I tried my best to showcase it in the pics. I did forget to do anti-static treatment on the card before doing it because I was going a different route. Even though it looks a bit splotchy I swear you can’t tell when you see the card.

Supplies: Stampin’ Up Retired Stamp set, PearlEx Antique Gold Mica Powder, Peerless Watercolors, Spellbinder die cut, Copics for the face, sequins and buttons from my stash..

Challenges: TWO OLD BATS HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE (OF COURSE), Dragonfly Dreams, We love to create

The Early Bird….

Hi everyone! I am here with two very similar cards. Other than color selection the main difference is that in one the image is colored with alcohol markers and the other one is watercolor. Can you tell which one is which? The blue one was done is alcohol markers and that leaves the pink to be colored in watercolors.

supplies: Peerless Watercolors, Spectrum Noir markers, Art Impressions Stamps, Unknown Stencil.

Challenges: Art Impression Personality Challenge, Crafting Happiness Challenge, PIP Challenge, Simon Says Challenge, POP Challenge, MMM Challenge

I have to add that this set was love at first sight. I bet you will be seeing ALL of the images from this set being used at some point or other in a very near future! I love her sassiness! LOL!!!! Some close ups on these two fun cards.

April’s Challenge for 2 Old Bats Halloween Challenge

We have an inspiration board every month and this time I decided to use it and have some fun. Here it is! I love the bright green and the cauldron so much I had to go with it!

Supplies: light green cardbase, cauldron image and plaid paper from a really really old paper pack, EEEK! stamp is a rubber stamp unknown too, spider stamp, gravestone punch by EK Success.

NOTE: Sorry about the vague supply list, I just can’t remember most any of the brands of these old products.