Monday, March 2, 2015

I'll Be Darned

A Jillian Vance Designs, AJVD, Kecia Waters, Derwent Inktense
I'll be darned.  It's another card using my Derwent Inktense Pencils.  I'm loving the bright colors and how easy it is to add a background color to a scene. And for whatever reason, I really like the look I can accomplish on those spools of thread.

You can read all about this card over on the A Jillian Vance Blog today. This card features the set "I'll Be Darned" designed by Becky Schultea for AJVD.  Here's the inside of the card:

Perfect for a belated birthday wish.

Speaking of belated...I'm thinking spring is rather belated.  We had ANOTHER weekend of snow here.  So. Done. With. Winter.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I'd Take Some Raindrops

At this point I'd be happy with a little rain, wouldn't you?  It's snowing here AGAIN, so I'm trying to at least battle the winter blues in my stamp room.

This card was created using the Kraftin' Kimmie stamp set "Rainy Day Fun!", illustrated by the great Cheryl Grant.  I colored the image with Copic markers, and added some UTEE with cheap glue stick and applied heat with my heat gun to get the raindrops effect on the umbrella.  The sentiment is from the set as well.  Patterned paper was a scrap and is a mystery to me.  A couple embellishments include a button with Baker's Twine and a mini button.

By the way, this card is heading into my Etsy store, Cards By Kecia.  I'm thinking it will make a great encouragement card for someone feeling blue.

All right now.  I must go out and shovel the driveway.  (Huge sigh).

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Cardinal on a Birch

Kecia Waters
Last snow card....I PROMISE.  I'm quite sick of the stuff.  This card is a result of me having the stuff on my desk from yesterday's card, and remembering that I had a cool birch tree die from Taylored Expressions. 

The cardinal and sentiment are from A Jillian Vance Design.  To make this card, I did everything like yesterday's card.  I'm thinking this would be an easy Christmas card to do for the masses. 

I think I'm going to do some green grass, flowers and sunshine cards.  SICK OF THIS WINTER!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Warmest Wishes Sloopy

Kecia Waters

I know I vowed not to make any more cards with snow, but when I saw today's MIX108 Challenge on Splitcoast I just had to go back on my word.  I've also been quite inspired by Sloopy lately.  She has been going out in this arctic tundra to do her business, quite quickly.  Proud of her.

Here's how I made this card:

On a kraft base, I sponged white acrylic paint. I added a white cardstock strip for the snowy ground. I sponged more white acrylic paint onto a scrap piece of kraft, and with Versafine Onyx Black I stamped the birch trees from A Jillian Vance Design. I highlighted these trees a bit with Copic markers, then fussy cut.

The dachshund was made with a die from Poppy Stamps/Memory Box. I used some text from an old textbook and did some highlighting on the dachshund with a Copic marker. The slight shadows from the trees and dog were made with a Copic marker.

I sponged some Scattered Straw and Wild Honey Distress Inks onto the panel to create the sun. The sentiment is also from A Jillian Vance Design and was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.

The scene was framed with black and white cardstocks.

Try to stay warm everyone!  I promise to quickly return to some spring/summer cards in an attempt to warm us up!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mouse Sweets

This has to be be one of my all-time favorite images from Whipper Snapper. It is called "Mouse Sweets".  I think it is insanely cute.  I've had it for years and used to be rather intimidated by it.  I'm not as much nowadays.  Practice makes acceptable, not perfect. 

Colored with Copics, patterned paper by Bo Bunny, and flag cut with a MFT die-namics die, some sparkle compliments of Stickles and Wink-of-Stella.

I'm now kind of jealous of this little mouse, LOL.  I could go for something sweet right about now. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sew Thankful

A Jillian Vance Design, Kecia Waters, Derwent Inktense Pencils

It is rather humorous to me that I made this card, given I can't even thread a needle or sew on a button to save my life.  Perhaps, I should give this card to my seamstress, LOL.  If I ever have a seamstress.

Anyway, I am SEW THANKFUL to have a three day weekend!

You can read all about this card on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today.  It is a result of me playing around with the AJVD set "I'll Be Darned", watching too many videos by Sandy Allnock, and deciding it was time to play with my neglected Derwent Inktense Pencils.  I. must. get. over. this. learning. curve. using. them.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!  Another post tomorrow, so come back.  Coloring is all one can do when it is freaking freezing outside.

AJVD, Kecia Waters, Derwent Inktense

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Totally Tubular Temperatures

Kraftin Kimmie, Cheryl Grant, Kecia Waters, Copic markers
It is 6 degrees Fahrenheit  right now.  A balmy 7 degrees will be our high for today, if we make it.  I made this card as an attempt to escape, LOL. 

I stamped the Cheryl Grant image from the Kraftin Kimmie stamp set "Totally Tubular" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It cardstock.  I colored the image with Copic markers, and added some highlights with Diamond Glaze.  The patterned paper is from Queen & Company.  Little sun brads, a button and Baker's Twine serve as some embellishments.  The sentiment is also from "Totally Tubular" from Kraftin' Kimmie.

Stay warm everyone!  I'm a bit envious of this little guy on my card.


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