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I Brake For…….. Kerr Jar

Hello my crafty friends!  I hope all is going well with you.  Are you ready for spring?  it is right around the corner and I can’t wait to see the pops of color as the flowers start to bloom.  We planted our annuals in the front last week and it was so nice to see something other than brown in the flower beds.

I have a wonderful spring like card to show you today.  A burst of color in some flowering blackberry /raspberry stems all delightfully placed in a Kerr mason jar:

The image is call Kerr Jar and can be found here in the IBFS store.

It’s a wonderful image to color.  I used a mix of copics and prisma pencils for the coloring, sticking with purples and pinks.  The blackberries have a touch of green on them to show they are not quite ripe yet.  I used a pierced oval die for the main image and an EK Success punch for the scallop portion on the bottom.  The paper is from Basic Grey and I had to add a little bling with green rhinestones.

Please be sure to stop by the IBFS store for more wonderfully detailed stamps! Remember to use code SAVE10NANCY for 10% off your order.

 

 

leaves

It’s “hot and humid” season here in Florida!  Time to stay in the air conditioning or head to the beach.  So, here in my craft room I want to cool down by coloring some fall leaves.  Here is my latest card..

 

The leaves are from Creative Visions called Two Leaves shown here.  They are beautifully drawn and nicely detailed.  I colored them with copic markers in shades of red/purple to coordinate with the basic grey paper.  The brad is from Nunn Designs.

petunias times two

Good morning crafty friends!  Are you enjoying your spring?  Everything is bursting with color here in north Florida.  The azaleas are blooming all around with shades of pink, purple and white.  We’ve been busy over the past month – planting a vegetable garden (tomatoes, peppers, lettuce and onions). We’ve also added a new weeping plum tree and two hydrangea bushes.  I am looking forward to watching everything grow.

Here are two springtime cards using a lovely Petunia stamp from Creative Visions (found here) – this red rubber image comes in two different sizes.

On this first card I embossed the image in white and sprayed colorwash inks to get a bright watercolor effect.  The butterfly punch is from Martha Stewart.  The stitching on the white panel was done on my silhouette machine.

embpssed petunia

On the second card I take the same image and color it with prisma pencils and sponged with memento ink for the background.  The background paper is basic grey and the ribbon is from May Arts.

 

purple petunia

Happy Easter!

Good morning and I hope your Easter Sunday is glorious!  Here is an Easter card for you.

easter egg in grass

The image was stamped with memento tuxedo black ink and colored with prisma pencils.  And embossing folder was used to add some nice texture for the frame, basic grey paper and may arts ribbon finish it off.

This image is from Creative Vision stamps – called Easter Egg in grass –  and can be found here.  You get two sizes of this stamp – this is the smaller of the two.

purple gladiola

Hello crafty friends!

We made it through last nights storm that rolled through the southeast.  We were kept awake by  1) the thunder, 2) the dog (who is terrified of thunderstorms and 3) the emergency alert radio that seemed to go off every hour telling us there are thunderstorms, severe thunderstorms, flooding, severe flooding, and tornado warnings.   While I am grateful that we have this emergency alert system and more so that we suffered no damage,  being woken up 5 times overnight for these alerts makes for a sleepless night.  I wish we could program the radio to let us know only that a tornado is in our area.

Anyway, putting aside the dreary weather I made this card to brighten up the day.  The image is from Power Poppy, the paper from Basic Grey’s Eva line.  It was colored with the following copic markers:  V01, V06, V09, YG91, YG93, YG95 and Y08.  Since the  “V” series markers are very vibrant I did a lot of “tip to tip” blending.

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Of course, after I was done with the coloring I got the idea to “color” the Wonderful part of the sentiment with a copic marker and frankly ruined the card!!  Oh well!!

Thanks for stopping by today!