have you tried a color challenge

Hello Friends, Have you ever tried a color challenge?? What I love about them is you get a jump start on your card. As you might know each month Lily Pad blog hosts a color challenge & today is the beginning of a new challenge.
I hope you will check out the Lily Pad blog to see the different interpretations of the color palette and what you can do with Tiffany Doodles whimsical and beautiful images. I think you will be inspired :)

One of the things I like most about using digi prints is that you can print them in any size. The beautiful branch is from Tiffany Doodles, the sentiment is from SRM stickers and the frame I created is from Spellbinders.

I fell in love with a few new products this past weekend. Jennifer told me about some white ink from ColorBox that I used on the background. I had tried so many that I was unhappy with but, finally in love with a new white ink!! LOVE IT!!

I also fell in LOVE with the new Ranger distress inks that you see is the background color and the brown accents on the frame (over kraft paper). Penny Black's ZEN background is perfect for a subtle look. Add some white dots for fun.


One thing I did different with my SRM sticker was stick it onto some acetate before glueing it down with some Glossy Accents. I wanted to float the sentiment but, I added it last so it didn't I am not a planner. Loved the look of it on acetate though.

Recently I was really moved by this post from Mo's Digital Pencil. I think it appropriate because all of the digital artists struggle with people copying and or sharing their images for free or maybe innocently passing an image along?? I know you all are a compassionate bunch & I thought you might like to read Mo's struggle with this issue and how it can effect the stamping industry.


These pumpkins are from Mo's Digital Pencil and I have been wanting to make place cards with these for Thanksgiving. I colored them on the airplane and the stewardess asked if I was coloring them for her. I knew she was kidding so I just was so puzzled..didn't know how to answer.

I still might add a little brown distress ink on the edges and some orange stickels. I love working with independent artist's digital images from Tiffany Doodles, Mo's Digital Pencil and A Day for Daisies.

I hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Kathy



how about getting inky

Hello Friends, How was your weekend?? I was lucky enough to get crafty with some amazing ladies ... it was bliss in every way!! Before I left I stamped some of these Spellbinders flowers but, wanted to create some new ones . You will see the other stamped flowers below :)
This week we are featuring Penny Black's collage stamps this week on the Penny Black blog

I have to mention the orange papers they are "Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore"The best part is they MATCH the distress inks...genius!! Once you have inked it's a slam dunk to match your papers when you are layering up your card!! I highly recommend this pad of paper if you love to get inky.

After die cutting some flowers & leaves from water color paper gather your distress inks and perfect pearls.
Use any extra flowers on the inside ...this particular one has a sentiment embossed on it. You might notice I used the new Spellbinder Edgeabilities again. I find myself reaching for them all the time. The trim below is a different one. The sentiments on the front of the card and tag are from SRM stickers.
Before we get back to flowers I created this tag with left over materials. The effect of the flower in black only was appealing and oh so simple. (antique button)

The colored flowers are the ones that I used as my inspiration. I stamped them with Memento and colored them with Copic markers. To the left the white flowers are distressed with clear embossing powder just begging for some color. The embossed ones are what you see on the card.

Emboss your stamped flowers in clear powder on water color paper. Start adding your color to the center  with the Spiced Marmalade.  I have more control with daubers on smaller images or shapes like this because I can highlight between the petals. A dauber for each color is a great goal and comes in handy. This is what works great to organize me.


After distressing spray your flowers & petals with Perfect Pearls and set aside to dry. Once the  petals are dry stamp them with this Penny Black stamp called Rosa. The background on your card base will be embossed & inked just like the flowers. Line up your flowers onto the background. Don't look close my second flower is slightly off. Let me know if you have any questions and be sure to check out the other projects this week on the PB blog :) Thanks for your visit I am happy you find the time to stop in. Hugs, Kathy
Sorry I almost forgot!! Please congratulate Cathy P!! She won the $30.00 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp Superstore. This was the post that InLinkz and Simon Says offered up the prize.



NEW Spellbinders

Hello Friends, How is your weekend going? Any fun plans??
As we turn the corner into October I have a crazy and exciting month so you might be seeing some shorter posts.
This was designed for Penny Black's catalog for Christmas. Did you see my last post with this same flower pot die from Spellbinders?? Love this die and all the different sizes :) I think this Penny Black stamp is the perfect fit.

I have some other idea for these pots's a hint...a mound of snow. Don't be afraid to add purple and green to your brown's like you see on the bird. The holly berries have Glossy Accent's on top.


Hope your day is happy. Hugs, Kathy

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