Stamping Bella Snowman Globe


I love this stamp from Stamping Bella: Merry Everything, #EB325.  It is great for Christmas or any winter celebration.  The image was colored with Copic markers – for the most part, I followed the Colormap that comes free with the purchase of the stamp . . .

Penguins: C6, C9, 100, B0000, BV00, E30, Y21, Y38, YR23

Mittens and Hats: BV02, BV04, BV08, RV52, RV55, RV66

Shading on Snowman: BV00

Carrot Nose: YR15, YR68, YR27

Snow:  BG000, BV00, C1

Snowglobe: BG000, BG10, BG11, C1, C2

Snowglobe Base: Y21, Y26, Y28

Ground: E31, E35, E57

The 5″ x 7″ card base was made from Gina K. Designs Blue Denim card stock.  I adhered a 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ piece of patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs Frosty Friends collection to the base, then I cut the background frame out of black card stock with Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Devine Eloquence die, #S5-218. I used a slightly smaller Spellbinders Labels 28 die to cut out the image and inked the edges with Wilted Violet Distress Ink.  I adhered the image to the frame then adhered this entire piece to the card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project–make it a crafty week everyone!

Watercolor Mailbox

Lynn 2016

This fun card features the Art Impressions Flowering Mailbox, #4607. Marvy Le Plume II markers were used to color the image: #45 Sepia, #86 African Violet, #8 Violet, #15 Olive Green, #6 Brown, #75 Sky Blue, and #28 English Red.

The completed image was cut out with one of the Spellbinder’s Nestabilities Standard Circle Dies. It was matted on black card stock cut out with the largest of the Spellbinders Floral Doily Motif dies.

The green background paper is from the Heartfelt Creations Italiana Riviera Paper Collection.  The card base was made from Gina K. Designs Blue Denim card stock.

Thanks for visiting – hope you have a crafty day!


AI Wooden Gate Birthday Card

The front image is Art Impressions Wooden Gate 4762.  There is a great video tutorial here that I used for my inspiration. I used Marvy LePlume II markers for the water color portion: #8 (violet), #45 (sepia), #72 (pine green), #86 (African violet), #100 (sapphire blue). I also used Copic marker Y17 (golden yellow) for the beak on the bird that is standing on the ground. The bird perched on the gate is from Stamps by Judith and Heather, AAA-277 Chickadee.  It was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with Marvy #45 sepia.  (I scribbled a little marker on an acrylic block and diluted it with a few drops of water, then used a damp paint brush to color the bird.)

The frame around the image was made with the largest die from Spellbinders A2 Fancy Weave Card Creator set.

The patterned paper is from the Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea collection.

Inside I used stamps from two Gina K. Designs sets: Vertical Greetings and Simply the Best.  The text was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the dragon flies and foliage in Peacock Feathers Distress ink.  The inside patterned paper is also from the Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea collection.

These mini water color sets from Art Impressions are great fun – you should try them for yourself!


Watercolor Spring Baskets

Here are a couple of cards I made with the Art Impressions Spring Basket stamp set and some of their other foliage stamps. I love that no two images will look exactly the same even using the exact same stamps.

Background patterned papers are from the Heartfelt Creations Italiana Riviera paper collection. For added interest, I used leaves cut with the Heartfelt Creations Italiana Grapevines die .  Other dies used include the Spellbinders S4-304 Eyelet Circle dies and S5-136 A2 Card Creator Fancy Weave dies.  Although it doesn’t show up very well in my photos, I also used a Wink of Stella marker to add a little subtle glitter to the images.

Here are the Art Impressions stamp sets I used:


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