Hello Daffodil!

Happy Wednesday! For today’s inspiration at From the Heart Stamps, I pulled out my new favorite technique – Water color, and I decided to do this week’s Split Coast Stampers “Try a New Technique Challenge” (TLC540, Camouflaging Die Cuts).

FTHS Daffodils copy

I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a Hello die cut by My Favorite Things. I have also found a new water color paper – Hobby Lobby’s brand is actually white (not the typical off white) which is a great choice. My Image is From the Heart Stamps Daffodils.

Challenges:

I hope this inspires you! Have a great rest of your week!

Lyn

Have a REEL Wonderful Day!

I have a quick post today for this week’s Sketch challenge at From the Heart Stamps.

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I got some new dies (MFT – Stitched Basic Edges) and decided to get a little creative with the sketch – I pulled out some of my distress inks for the stripes and I think it turned out pretty fun!

FTHS Fishing BB

Recipes:

  • Image: Fishing Birdbrain digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper: Blue card (scraps), White card (PTI),
  • Ink: (background) Distress Inks: Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio
  • Ink: (image) Copics
  • Other: Basic Backdrop and Polkadot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Stitched Basic Edges (MFT), Foam, Wink of Stella

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

 

Exciting News!

I have a fun CAS card for today’s sketch today’s sketch challenge at From the Heart Stamps, I am still playing with my Zig Clean Color Real Brushes. I am in LOVE with these things.

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My image – Surprised BirdbrainI left a lot of white space. Then I popped both of my panels up on craft foam and that’s all there was to it.

FTHS Surprised BB copy

Recipe:

  • Image: Surprised Birdbrain digital image by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper: Watercolor Paper 140lb (Aquarelle),
  • Ink: Zig Clean Color Real Brushes – Light Green, Mid Green, Light Blue, Brown, Orange, Mustard
  • Other: Basic Backgdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Stitched circle Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Craft Foam

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

Hello There with Water Color Stencil

For today’s Wednesday Inspiration at From the Heart Stamps, I decided to play with my Distress Inks and a new stencil from Simon Says Stamps. It is a 6×6 stencil, so I actually cut it into two pieces and will be making two cards from it – so stay tuned…

FTHS Birdbrain Bouquet copy

Today, I used the smallest piece and went CAS and BRIGHT with my card. I think I am in lurve with this stencil!

In order to add a little watercolor to my image, I sponged on rows of distress inks and lightly sprayed it with water while the stencil was still taped down then let it dry overnight. I paired it with a fun image – Bouquet Chick which I colored to coordinate with my background. Then I popped it up on craft foam and that’s all there was to it.

Recipe:

  • Image: Bouquet Chick digital image by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper: Watercolor Paper 140lb (Aquarelle), Black card (Recollections), White card base (PTI)
  • Ink: Background – Distress Markers (Tim Holtz) Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers
  • Ink: Image – Copics YR04, YR07, YR09, Y32, Y35, Y38, RV23, RV25, RV29, BG45, BG49, YG03, YG05, YG07, YG17, B0000, W00, W1, W3, W7, Wink of Stella
  • Other: Basic Backgdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Simon Says Stamp Stencil GRID, Craft Foam

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

From the Heart Stamps June Hop – Smile

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. Our theme this month is “Giggles or Smiles”. Our designers are showcasing lots of awesome projects that are sure to make you smile!! If you have arrived from KELLY’S BLOG, you are in the right place, if not why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps Blog, so you don’t miss anything. I decided to try for a shaker card today using Laughing Giraffes. The combo is definitely making me smile. I also decided to play with watercolor paper and watercolor pens and go crazy with my giraffe and color up my mounting papers too. I got a bright card that I think I like even though it is pretty simple (I may doctor it up before I send it hmm). I can’t stop shaking it (haha – it worked!) FTHS Giraffe Shake copyI hope this makes you smile too!! Recipe for my card:

  • Image: Laughing Giraffes digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Sentiment: Happy and Smile set by Simon Says Stamp
  • Paper: Water color paper
  • Ink: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens – pink, pale pink, carmine red, mid green, colbalt blue, yellow, bright yellow, orange, gray, Distress Marker – tumbled glass
  • Other: Basic Backdrop dies (AJVD), Basic Set – Creative Cuts (Mama Elephant), Smile Die (Simon Says Stamps), various sequins

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store. And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $15 gift voucher to the store! Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday June 8th at 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday June 11th. Now head over to MICHELLE’S BLOG and see what inspiration she has for you. Thanks for stopping by!! Lyn

Wee Little Note

It is time for a Wednesday inspiration at From the Heart Stamps. I decided to try a fun simple card I saw on Jennifer McGuire’s blog. For my image, I used Hamlet PigWit Being Shy. I am so happy with this “Wee Little Note”. It looks kind of Winnie the Pooh like don’t you think?

 FTHS Pigwit Shy

I cut all of my pieces out of watercolor paper (and since it is a little off from white, I used it for my base too – 140lb makes for a pretty great base. (I folded it with the smoother side inside).

In order to watercolor my image, I printed my Pigwit out on watercolor paper and as soon as it came out of the printer, I dumped embossing powder on it while it was still wet enough to adhere. This seals the ink and keeps it from smearing when water is applied. I didn’t get to do a lot of shading, but I think the CAS layout of the card allows for the simplicity of  the coloring.

Recipe:

  • Image: Hamlet PigWit Being Shy digital image by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper: Watercolor Paper 140lb (Aquarelle), Black card (Recollections)
  • Ink: Distress Markers (Tim Holtz) Ripe Persimmon, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass
  • Other: Basic Backgdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Stitched Circles Dies (Simon Says Stamps), Craft Foam, Clear Embossing Powder

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

Birthday Suit Birdbrain

Two weeks off is a lot but here we are again, another Monday and another fun sketch challenge at From the Heart Stamps – Sketch #111 with a tWist to use scraps and Washi Tape.

Sketch111For my project, I created tags with Washi and a polaroid frame with a rectangle and a square die cut. I followed the same pattern with craft foam run through my Xyron to give my photo some dimension.

I also decided to pull out a background stamp that has been sitting in the “need to use drawer” and create a tone on tone looking background on kraft paper. A bright eggshell completes a FUN look and I L-O-V-E it!

Birthday Suit BB copy

Recipe:

  • Image: Birthday Suit Birdbrain digital image by From the Heart Stamps
  • Background: Capture Number Background (Cling stamp by Hero Arts)
  • Paper: White and Kraft (PTI), brown (scrap drawer)
  • Ink: Copics – YR14, YR18, YG07, YG17, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG63, YG67, G07, RV04, RV10, RV52, RV55, E40, E42, E43, E44, E50, E53, W3, W5, B000, B0000; VersaMark
  • Other: Washi Tape, Square and Rectangle Dies (Spellbinders), Basic Backgdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD)

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

Awe – this little guy was an Inspiration at Red Rubber Designs

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Happy Red Nose Day

images It is Red Nose Day! – Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose Day will be held in the US today!! In honor of Red Nose Day, I pulled out one of my favorite Hambo clowns…Clown Shoes Hambo ClownShoes2015 copyI decided to try paper piecing on today’s project. I also pulled out my new tag die from Mama Elephant. And I colored my twine to match the card with my Copics then I added an enamel dot.

Recipe:

  • Images: Clown Shoes digi stamp by Hambo Stamps
  • Paper: White Card (PTI), Blue card (Recollections) Digi Paper (Designer paper)
  • Ink: copics E33, E35, E35, E37, B24, B29, R24, R27, R29, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, W1, W3, W5, YR21, YR24, YR27,
  • Other: Basic Rectangle and Polka Dot Rectangle Background Dies (AJVD), Tag Dies (Mama Elephant), Happy Birthday Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Glaze Pens, Twine, Wink of Stella, enamel dot (Doodlebug Designs)

Have a FUN day!!

Lyn

Sending Smiles Kitten

For this week’s mid-week inspiration, I am finally posting my sketch challenge card from last Monday – I know, I know, not exactly a timely manner huh? But it is done now and I can check it off my list, which is ginormous because of the last week’s craziness…Is it Friday yet?

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For my card, I used Kitten Flowerpot.

FTHS Flower Pot Kitten

Recipe:

  • Image – Kitten Flowerpot  digi image from FTHS
  • Sentiment – Sending Smiles clear stamp set by Technique Tuesday
  • Paper – White base (PTI), Green card (Scraps), Digi Paper
  • Ink – Copics YG01, YG05, YG07, YG09, YG13, YG17, YG63, YG67, RV13, RV23, RV25, R02, R05, E97, R24, R27, YR14, W1, W3, W5, B000
  • Other – Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (AJVD), Corner rounder

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

Happy Birdie!

Today’s card is going to a sweet little girl for her upcoming 3rd “birdie”. I created it for this weeks sketch challenge at From the Heart Stamps (#109) with the tWist of CUTE, CUTE, CUTE – I think I got that covered! It will also serve a “virtual” card for AAA Cards 1st Birthday!

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I followed the sketch pretty closely and really like the results! Here is my card using Birdie and Balloons.

FTHS Happy Birdie copy

Now it’s your turn!

Recipe:

  • Image – Birdie and Balloons digi image from FTHS
  • Paper – White base (PTI), Blue green card (Scraps), Designer Paper (MME)
  • Ink – B000, B0000, YR04, YR07, YR09, YR15, YR18, R22, R24, R27, R29, YG17, YG23, YG25, Y15, Y17, Y19, BG13, BG15, BG49
  • Other – Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (AJVD), Fishtail Dies (MFT), Button

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Monday all!

Lyn

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