Friday, July 14, 2023

Folk Floral

 I've pulled out the lovely Folk Floral Stem stamp, stencil & die set again to pair up with my new Floral Lace background die to create a bunch of birthday cards.  Here are two of the designs that I created.  Inks and all other products are Pinkfresh Studio:

Thursday, July 13, 2023

An Ai Cafe

I decided to paint a little Cafe scene for this week's Watercolour Weekend post on the Art Impressions blog.  This is the 5260 - WC Large ShopsSet:

I coloured my Shop with Tombows #969/565 and stamped it onto my Canson XL Watercolour Paper.  To set up my scene, I masked the edge of the building, and stamped the tree trunks from 5373 - WC Large Tree Set in #969, and added the foliage to it using the leafy stamp from 5372 - WC Mini Foliage in #177/126 - I like using two colours to make the leaves look more realistic.  I used a damp brush to soften the foliage, and painted in the trunks in #947 and 969, and added the same two colours to the door.  I used #526 for the building, and #993 on the roof, with a few streaks of #947 to suggest the shingles.  For the flower boxes, I used the two tiny florals in 5009 - WC Mini Flower Set, with #933 and #885, then tucked in the tiny foliage from the set in #126 around the flowers - everything was touched with a damp brush.  The awning was painted a paler shade of #526, and I added stripes in the Bleed-proof white paint.  The sign also had touches of #947 streaked on it to add a rustic look.

I sketched in the patio and walkway stones, then painted them in with #N55.  The tiny grass stamp from 5372 - WC Mini Foliage was used to add grass in #126 around the building, and then the colour was used to add a green wash as the grass.  #493 was washed in as the sky.  The Espresso sign and the table and chairs from 5265 - WC Wrought Iron Set were stamped in using #N55.  The image was cut out with one of the 5063 - Stitched A2 Rectangle Dies, then mounted onto the card base with 3D foam adhesive.

Be sure to check out the Ai blog on Saturday, to see what Tricia & Diane have created.

Saturday, July 8, 2023

The Last Pies

 For now.  I have a feeling these will reappear this fall, when pumpkin pie season approaches.  This is the last trio of cards I made with the Spellbinder's Perfect Pies collection by Tina Smith.  Once again, I pulled out my October Afternoon papers to create this set that has a bit of a country fair feel.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Happy Birthday Queen B!!

 Our sneaky Art Impressions Design Team Coordinator has launched a challenge for all of the Ai fans to make a card for Bonnie's birthday, which just happens to be on July 10th.  Bonnie is affectionately called our "Queen B", and I've had this Bee die for a little while, so knew that I'd be using it on her card:

The leafy stencil die and bee are from The Greetery, and the font dies are Art Impressions.

If you'd like to join us in making her a card, you can find the challenge post on the Ai blog.  

Happy Birthday, Bonnie!  

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

And More Pies.

 My pie card obsession continues!  I made a whole bunch of these over the past couple of months, and have finally got them completed and photographed.  These are all created with the Spellbinder's Perfect Pies collection by Tina Smith.

October Afternoon papers are some of my all-time favourites, even though the company is long gone, so I pulled them out to create these, along with some Pinkfresh Studio dies.

Enjoy your pie :) 


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