Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Stampin' Up! Zoo Babies

I've done some good old fashion stamping last night after a Month long of coloring! Come and have a look!

Stampin' Up! Zoo Babies 

I pawed through my retired pile of designer paper looking for something Baby just to use it up! I swear I probably could survive a lifetime without buying a new paper pack but it's not that easy is it? 

These little animals are so cute! I couldn't stop at just one or two but decided to fill a 5x5 card with four!

The ruffled trim is sweet don't you think? My colleague is expecting a Girl, I can't wait to meet her I'm so excited! Bitty Banner matching stamp set & framelit balance out the card elevated on a Dimensional. 

Here's the whole gang! Cuteness all over it! I know it's not a new set but I keep it around for babies! 
Thanks for dropping by, I hope you were inspired to ink up this set if it's yours! 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Stampin' Up! Retired Apothecary Art for Sympathy

Day 28 Hello!
Sharing a water colored card for The Daily Marker's Color Challenge we're just about through a Month of coloring!

Stampin' Up!Retired Apothecary Art

I keep this retired set and it's matching Framelit because I think these roses are classic. I like the Apothecary shape, and the vintage roses so easy to color in pencils, water color or markers. I've paired it with Pistachio Pudding card stock & paper with a Daffodil Delight seam binding double bow. 

To all who have stopped by and left  kind notes on this Month's artwork thank you! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday afternoon!~ Patti

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Power Poppy Sage Advice

Hello! I have a Daily Marker Color Challenge Share for you that I started a few days ago, Power Poppy's new Sage Advice !

I started coloring this colander for  Day 22, finished the rest of the card on  Day 23 and couldn't take a properly lighted photo until {gasp tonight!} Day 24! So that puts me behind in my Color Challenge! 

Squeal! I just love this set! I know you hear me say that all the time. Do I own a stamp I don't like? Did I meet a stamp set I don't like? Well yes actually, we all have our favorites and Power Poppy illustrated by Marcella Hawley is my absolute favorite!

Inside Greeting

Everything was colored in Copic Markers on Neenah Solar White card stock. I challenged myself to make this card in anything other than my typical layout on a die cut and ribbon! I tend to design in my comfort zone and craft a card the same way every day! That's just go to change! 

Thanks for dropping by tonight, enjoy your evening! Patti

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Power Poppy Go Wild for The Daily Marker Color Challenge Day 21

Hi There!
Miss me yet? I tell ya, I doubt I've colored the entire Month but with just 9 more days to go I hope I'll find the steam! This is the last in the newest Power Poppy stamp set I purchased during the June Release called Go Wild

Power Poppy Go Wild

All of the images have been perfect for coloring! To match my Stampin' Up! card stock and retired designer paper I chose to water color with matching dye ink. There's a little Coastal Cabana up there, some Hello Honey, Pear Pizzazz, Blackberry Bliss and Tangerine Tango. Oh and Strawberry Slush on that precious Poppy! 

I can't wait to finish my coloring so I can decide where to add the pretty shimmer from my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. If you click on the image to enlarge I hope you'll see it on the pretty poppy and the table linen that's under the olive oil bottle. When I was growing up I had shelving on our enclosed front porch. I had 100 potted plants out there that I kept happy! Some of these cutting remind me of my shelves of plants!  

Someone requested some Pretty Mail so off in an envelope it goes! I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your Sunday and I hope to see you here tomorrow! Patti

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Power Poppy Go Wild for Father's Day!

Hello! It's a beautiful day in Vermont I wish you were here!
My Aunt lives in Las Vegas and she mentions it's 113 today "but at least it's a dry heat"! oh my word.

So this is my Daily Marker's Color Challenge for June 19th, yesterday! I posted it on Instagram where I share my hashtag and Kathy searches the internet to see all that we've created!

That's my Instagram share, not a finished project by any means and that's all you need to qualify to play! A little colored image is all it takes! Stop by Kathy's Blog for more deets! 

Power Poppy Go Wild

I challenged myself to turn this mason jar of wildflowers into a Masculine Card for this weekend's Father's Day! That's a Stampin' Up! Not Quite Navy card base and an arrow embossed Baked Brown Sugar layer lookin' good with a little linen thread and vellum flag if I do say so! 

The stamp itself was inked in Memento and colored with a few Copic Markers. Easy Peasy and a pleasure to make! I've got one more image from the set to ink up and looking forward to more daily coloring!

I don't how I would survive without Power Poppy, these stamps are my favorite! I bet you couldn't tell. 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Patti

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Power Poppy Go Wild for Power & Spark Challenge

Hello! I hope you've enjoyed  my frequent post of coloring for The Daily Marker's Color Challenge! Tonight I thought I would turn one of those pretty pieces of art that are stacking up in the Studio into a card for the Bloomies over to the Power Poppy Blog!

This Month's  Challenge involves coloring, with pencils to be specific~something most of us are committed to doing all Month long with the Daily Marker's Challenge! 

Power  Poppy Go Wild
Now how sweet is this stamp? There's a lot more sweetness where this comes from, I'll show you! Now I inked up the brand new June Release stamp set Go Wild pitcher of roses here in Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White card stock. 

You may recall that I prefer to use pencils for their pigment on my water brush. I  don't color on paper with my pencils. Well only when I want to leave a rich dark amount of pigment. Most of this image is painted with the brush tip that's touched each pencil color. 

Take a closer look, can you see the Wink of Stella on each rose petal? Shout for Joy! Woot! How precious is this trace of shine? and Glossy Accents add dewy plumpness to each tasty strawberry. Oh my goodness I just love this image! 

It's worth another look I can't help it! Just look at all the coloring fun I'll have with the rest of the set! Stop by the Blog Challenge  and upload your own colored pencil artwork! 

Ok Peeps! That's it for me! Wish me luck, a chance to win my very own Power Poppy stamp set is worth playing along! I look forward to seeing what you'll link up!


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Retired Stampin' Up! Romantic Rose for the Color Challenge

Daaaay 14!
Hello! Wow I'm surprising even myself at attempting to color daily this month for the The Daily Marker's Color Challenge!

Retired Stampin' Up! Romantic Rose

Hello Gorgeous! What a stunning stamp here! And yes, it's from the pile of happy mail Maria sent. :) Everyone needs a pen pal like Maria right? Well she and I have a love for similar stamps it's  a joy to color up something I don't have without (ha) investing in it! 

Maria kindly inked up this retired stamp for me on Canson water color paper with a Stazon ink as I told her I would be water coloring it. I pulled out my Sakura Koi water colors and I think painted for about an hour. Now reds I find are tough to blend! You too? 

A lot of these images are still on the table, not crafted into cards but I'll try to think of something romantic for this beauty. ~until tomorrow!