Purr-maids by Newton’s Nook

Today I’ll be finishing up this month’s classes at Photo Scraps featuring the Purr-maid stamp set from Newton’s Nook. If you weren’t there, you missed out on another fun class. Be sure you check out my teaching schedule to see what’s in store in the coming months.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Purr-maid Newton (*) by Newton’s Nook
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Purr-maid Coordinating Dies (*) by Newton’s Nook
Stencils: Bubbly (*) by Taylored Expressions
Embellishments: Ranger Distress Paint in Picket Fence; Fairy Sparkle (*) by 28 Lilac Lane; white and gold gel pens
Copics: R20, Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38 (cat); B00, B02, B04, B06 (mermaid tail)
Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Purr-maid Newton (*) by Newton’s Nook
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Purr-maid Coordinating Dies (*) by Newton’s Nook
Stencils: Tropical Fish Stencil (*) by Newton’s Nook
Embellishments: White and gold gel pens
Copics:

  • Left Purrmaid:  R20, Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38 (cat); B00, B02, B04, B06 (mermaid tail)
  • Right Purrmaid: C00, C1, C3, R20 (cat);  BG11, BG23, BG15 (mermaid tail)
Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Purr-maid Newton (*) by Newton’s Nook; Vitamin Sea (*) by Newton’s Nook
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Purr-maid Coordinating Dies (*) by Newton’s Nook
Inks: Black Amalgam (*) by Gina K. Designs; Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black; Distress Inks (*) in Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio
Stencils: Seashells Stencil (*) by Newton’s Nook
Embellishments: Ranger Distress Paint in Picket Fence; white and gold gel pens
Copics:  R20, Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38 (cat); B00, B02, B04, B06 (mermaid tail)
Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Purr-maid Newton (*) by Newton’s Nook
Inks: Black Amalgam (*) by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black; Distress Inks (*) in Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Purr-maid Coordinating Dies (*) by Newton’s Nook
Stencil: Mini Microbial by The Crafter’s Workshop
Embellishments: Oceanside Dewdrops by Honey Bee Stamps; white and gold gel pens
Copics:  C00, C1, C3, R20 (cat);  BG11, BG23, BG15 (mermaid tail)

2018 Card Design Superstar – Clean and Simple

Good afternoon! I had a design idea bouncing around in my head this morning so I decided to create a second card for the 2018 Card Design Superstar Contest at My Favorite Things. I’m posting this project in the category for Clean and Simple Genius.

Rowhouse Greetings | Gnome Me by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

For this project, I chose one of the images from the Gnome Me stamp set which I paired with a retired MFT die and a sentiment from MFT’s Aim for the Clouds stamps set. The second die used for the yellow strip is one that I received as a free gift from MFT for placing an order last month. I added a few dew drops from Honey Bee Stamps – this is my new favorite embellishment!

This will be my last post of the day (promise!). There’s a basket of laundry calling my name and I have to get ready for my class tomorrow at Queen’s Ink so time to put crafting aside for now.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Bazzill Basics in Mexican Poppy and Devil Red; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: You Gnome Me by My Favorite Things; Aim for the Clouds by My Favorite Things
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Dies: Die-namics You Gnome Me by My Favorite Things; Die-namics Friend [retired] by My Favorite Things; Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namics by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Honey Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E97, BV20 (skin); C00, C1 C3 (beard); R32, R35, R39, R46 (hat); B18, B24, (pants); V20, 0 (shirt); Y19 (buttons); T6 (suspenders & boots); B18, B21, B24 (flower pot); B01, BV01, YG07, YG09, RV63, Y19 (flowers)

 

2018 Card Design Superstar – Coloring Virtuoso

Happy Monday! Today I’m posting my entry for the 2018 Card Design Superstar Contest at My Favorite Things. I’m entering this project in the category for Coloring Virtuoso.

Over the past few months, I’ve been incorporating stencils into my card designs. The Cloud Stencil from MFT Stamps is one of my favorites and I’ve used it in other projects. To create the background, I blended Distress Oxide Inks in Peeled Paint and Twisted Citron, adding  a little Antique Linen to help make the transition between the land and sky. I stenciled the clouds with Tumbled Glass, turning the stencil to add variety to the cloud formations. When I got to the top of the card, I lightly blended Faded Jeans over the top clouds to make the sky appear a bit stormy.

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Puddle Jumper by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I decided to use BB Puddle Jumper as the main image. I’ve colored this one before so I felt confident that I could pull the central image together quickly. For the sentiment, I grabbed a retired stamp set out of my stash – I Love You More by MFT Stamps. I wanted a sentiment that had some impact, but would not cover up the stenciled clouds. I used Brutus Monroe embossing ink and Gilded embossing powder to add a little sunshine to my design. I added one of the ducklings from BB Rain or Shine to balance out the design.

That’s all for now! Hope I’ve inspired you to pick up your markers and color today. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: BB Puddle Jumper by My Favorite Things; BB Rain or Shine by My Favorite Things; I Love You More [retired] by My Favorite Things
Dies: Die-namics BB Puddle Jumper by My Favorite Things
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink; Ranger Distress Oxides in Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron, Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, and Faded Jeans
Stencil: Cloud Stencil by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Ultra Fine Embossing Powder in Gilded by Brutus Monroe; Fairy Sparkle Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E93, V20 (skin); E50, E55, E57 (hair); B91, B93, B95, B97 (jacket & boots); Y11, YG01, YG03, YG06, YG07 (umbrella); Y02, Y15, Y19, Y38, YR04 (duckling)

Game Day by House Mouse Designs

Football season is underway here in the United States. Although I live near the stadium, I can’t say that I follow the game. At best, I can tell you the name of the home team and that they wear purple. My dad at age ninety is still a big football fan and when I was a child, all of us would sitting around the TV on Sunday afternoons to watch the game. This was in the days before televisions had remotes so one of us kids was usually charged with the task of flipping the channels and adjusting the rabbit ears to get the best reception.

Rowhouse Greetings | Game Day by House Mouse Designs

In the House Mouse world, Maxwell and Amanda have it a little easier. And their game day even includes snacks!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Bazzill Cardstock in Mexican Poppy; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Apricot Dot by American Crafts
Stamp: Game Day by House Mouse Designs
Embellishments: April Showers Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E30, E33, E35, BV20 (mice); Y02, Y15, Y19, BG000, BG01, BG02, N0, N1 (popcorn box); E30, E31 (popcorn); E33, E35, E37, E39, BV20, BV23 (football); W1, W4, W5, BV20 (shoe); YG03, YG17 (grass); C3, C5, C7, C9, 100, BG72, BV20 (television); C0, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG10 (television screen); BV20, BV23, C5, E00 (remote); Y15, Y19, YR04, YG00, YG01, YG03, BV20 (soda can); Y02, Y15, Y19, BG000, BG01, BG02 BV20 (straws); W1, W2 (wall); E20, W2, W4, W5 (carpet)

Bountiful Bouquet by Power Poppy

Bountiful Bouquet by Power PoppyGood morning friends! I’m back this morning with a card featuring the new digital release from Power Poppy available for download today. Bountiful Bouquet features TWO focal images! One illustration (featured here) is large and in charge — with three Rudbekia blooms intertwined with berries and leaves. A second illustration is a pitcher filled with the same Rudbekia flowers, plus branches of fruiting Persimmon and the vivid stems of pokeweed berries. Two sentiments encouraging happiness and mindfulness round out this bountiful digi set.

For my card, I colored the image using Copic markers. I fussy cut the image and mounted it on a piece of plain white card stock with thin foam adhesive squares. I ink blended the background on a piece of multi-media cardstock and dried the ink with a heat gun. When ready, I taped down the stencil and applied embossing ink with a foam blender. After removing the stencil, I covered the embossing ink with clear embossing powder and set with my heat gun.  All products and Copic colors are listed below in the supply list.

Be sure you take a look at the projects created by the rest of the Instant Gardener team and stop by the Power Poppy blog for even more inspiration!

Jesse Banks
Stacy Morgan
Cheryl Scrivens
Nancy Sheads (that’s me!)
Rhea Weigand

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Ranger Mixed Media Cardstock; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Bountiful Bouquet (*) by Power Poppy
Ink: Distress Oxides in Blueprint Sketch, Tumbled Glass
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Square Mandela (*) by Gina K. Designs
Embellishments: Ranger Embossing Powder (*) in Clear
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y19, YR27, E07, BV20 (petals); E07, E79, E99, 100 (center); B63, B66, B69 (berries); G20, G21, G24, G46 (leaves)