Flutterbye – Thinking of You

Still playing with my new Laurel Burch stamps from Stampendous. They’re fun to color and are bright and cheery on a gloomy day. The hardest part (at least for me) is picking the colors and deciding where to place them. Since I used so many colors, I’ve added this color map to guide you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Color map - Flutterbye by Stampendous (Laurel Burch)
Rowhouse Greetings | Color map – Flutterbye by Stampendous (Laurel Burch)

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Bazzill Cardstock in Admiral; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Flutterbye by Stampendous; Floral Greetings by Stampendous
Inks: Tsukineko Memento in Tudexedo Black; Tsukineko Versafine in Onyx Black
Dies: A2 Matting Basics  A by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Uniball Gel Pen in Impact Gold
Copics: YG06, YG09, G09, RV02, RV04, RV06, V15, BG02, B01, B04, B60, B63, B66, Y02, Y15, Y19, YR15, YR16

Blossoming Feline

I’ve been eyeing the new Laurel Bush stamps by Stampendous and I finally broke down today and bought some. The style and the colors are out of the norm for me, but that’s exactly why I wanted to color them. Although I have to admit that having a household of cats was certainly a determining influence as well!

Laurel Burch’s style is very distinctive as is her color palette. Stampendous has developed a Copic Marker Coloring Guide for this line of stamps which I used for guidance, but substituted when I needed an expanded selection to create some of the blending. Since it was my first, I followed an illustration of the original to practice her style, but it is truely an image where anything goes!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Bazzill Cardstock in Admiral; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Blossoming Feline by Stampendous; Floral Greetings by Stampendous
Inks: Tsukineko Memento in Tudexedo Black; Tsukineko Versafine in Onyx Black
Dies: Dotted Dies by Avery Elle
Embellishments: Uniball Gel Pen in Impact Gold
Copics: B02, B04, B06, B26, V15 (cat’s body); B02, B04, B06, YG06, G09, V15 (cat’s face); Y15, YR04, YR09, V15, V28, BG01, YG06 (flowers); YG06, YG06 (leaves); V15, YR04, YR09, YG07 (butterfly); Y02, Y15, Y18, YR09, colorless blender (background)

Smell the Roses

Rowhouse Greetings House Mouse

Stamp: Smell the Roses by House Mouse Designs
Ink: Memento by Tsukineko in Tuxedo Black 
Copics
: E000, E01, E11, R21 (skin); E41, E42, E43, E44 (fur); YG01, G21, G24, G28 (leaves); RV10, R81, R83, R85, R89, BV20 (rose); BV20, B23, BV25 (shadowing)

Work in Progess: House Mouse Baby Blocks

Supplies

Copic Markers: N1, N3, Bv20 (fur); E50, E51, E21 (skin); BG0000, BG000 (Diapers); RV10, RV11, RV13, RV17, C1 (Block A); Y32, Y35, Y38, E33 (Block B); BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15 (Block C)

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Bunny Luv

I’ve sold out of nearly all of the baby cards in my Etsy shop so it was time to come up with some new designs and replenish my stock. While I like traditional baby colors and soft pastels, I really prefer non-traditional  color combinations, especially when the results are gender neutral so that I can have appropriate cards on hand whether it’s a boy or girl.

I decided to use Bunny Luv by House Mouse Designs depicting a mother’s love for her baby as the central image. I still had on hand enough of the Sealed with a Kiss patterned card stock by Doodlebug to add as an accent. I wanted to play off the hearts in the stamped image with the design of the card stock. And while brown and red are probably not traditional baby colors, I think this combination works and I’m pleased with the end result.

The inside sentiment is an image that I created in PicMonkey using the font Mirabella which I purchased from Creative Market.

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics in Avalanche; Co’redinations in Java Bean; Sealed with a Kiss from the Lovebugs Collection by Doodlebug
Stamp: Bunny Luv by House Mouse Designs
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A, A2 Matting Basics B, 5×7 Matting Basics A, 5×7 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Copic® Markers: C1, C2, C3, C4, R20 (baby); E40, E41, E42, E43, E44 (mother); BV20 (shading); R29 (hearts)