Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Happy anniversary southwest style

Watercolor cardstock; Bazzill Yam cardstock, Bazzill Piglet cardstock dipped in Picked Raspberry and Frayed Burlap distress oxide inks and Picked Raspberry distress ink

Marvy markers: 6, 15, 40, 45, 55, 72, 86, 96

Art Impressions: Southwest

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A little birdie told me..

it's your birthday!

White card, purple layer, watercolor cardstock card image

Art Impressions Rustic Container, Birds, Foliage Set, Flower Set 2, and Spring Basket sets

Marvy markers: 8, 15, 17, 45, 72, 86

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

With sympathy - watercolor

When you make one sympathy card you might as well make a 2nd, or even a 3rd while you have the supplies out and ready.  This card features Art Impressions Ornate Container, Chest of Flowers, Clay Pot and Foliage set.  Marvy markers (15, 45, 86) were used to color the images on watercolor cardstock.  A dark blue layer is between the card front and the card base.  Grafix masking fluid was used to create the trellis.  Black Soot archival ink was used on the Jody Poesy sentiment stamp.

My next door neighbor lost her oldest sister to a massive stroke and an old friend/neighbor/church member passed away at 101. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Thank you in watercolor

When a loved one is buried a temporary marker is sometimes placed until the engraver has finished and delivered the forever one.  The first time I went to the national cemetery where my husband's cremains were interred you can imagine my dismay and horror that a word was misspelled.  He was my soul mate; but it was spelled 'soule mate'.  Somewhere somehow somebody goofed.  Big time. 

I wrote a note saying that it needed to be corrected as this was a dishonor to my husband and a blot on the cemetery.  Two weeks ago I returned to see if the niche marker had been corrected.  It was replaced and is now correct.  This is the card I sent to let them know I had seen the change.  It probably wasn't necessary but I felt it was the right thing to do.

The Art Impressions images (4605 Spring Basket and 4051 Foliage Set) were stamped on watercolor paper using Marvy markers (3, 15, 45, 48, 86).  Bazzill Piglet is the pink layer atop the white card.  The sentiment was stamped in Black Soot archival ink using a Jody Poesy stamp.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Congratulations on your retirement

A very good friend is retiring from Rutgers University.  I'm so happy for her...this has been a long time coming.

White cardstock; blue vellum cardstock

Art Impressions: 4051 Foliage Set, 4604 Chest of Flowers (colored with Marvy markers)

Sizzix:  mini stencils 006, 070; 661195-Ornate Frame 2

Distress ink:  Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky

I bet you can't tell that I've found a new line of stamps that I've come to enjoy more and more as I play with them.  Art Impressions has a line of watercolor stamps that are so much fun and lets your creative side run wild.  The sets coordinate so well with each other...the sky is the limit when it comes to making a scene.  One really does need to watch the initial youtube video that Bonnie Krebs, designer of this line, has made illustrating how she uses the stamps and markers in an easy way that makes the art look like you took hours to create, not mere minutes.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Watering can

Watercolor, Blue Bazzill cardstock, white cardstock

Art Impressions: 4761 Watering Can, 4051 Foliage Set 1, 4701 Clay Pot

Marvy markers

Found a new hairdresser who made me feel totally relaxed and welcomed.  And did a fab job on my hair using the Deva cutting technique for wavy/curly hair.  Although my hair isn't sporting as many curls now the new cut is much more 'me' and easier to manage.  Hence, I just had to say 'thank you'. 

She not only sent me a computerized memo thanking me for making my initial appointment, another as a reminder of my upcoming appointment and then one thanking me and looked forward to seeing me at my next appointment.  I've never received this much attention from any stylist.  Ever.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Flower cart

Art Impressions 4703 Flower Cart, 4052 Flower Set, 4051 Foliage Set

Kraft, blue woodgrain cardstocks

Sizzix 661189 Stitched rectangles (on kraft cardstock)

Marvy markers