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I Brake For …..Tulips!

Hello fellow stampers and thank you for joining me this Wednesday as I show another new stamp from I Brake For Stamps.

The image is called Tulip and can be found here as a single stamp, or part of a larger set called Lovely Florals, found here.  The sentiment called Be The Change can be found here.

I stamped the tulip once then masked it and stamped it again two more times.  It’s a beautifully drawn image and was easy to color up -I used copics in the RV and Y ranges for the blossoms and YG for the leaves.

I wanted the image to take center stage so I used primarily white cardstock with just some darker orange for the mat.,  An embossed background adds just enough texture.

So, it’s been quite a week here in Florida.  I am happy to report that since we live in the far northwest part of the state we did not see any of Hurricane Irma here.  It’s probably the only part of the state that did not.  Having been through two significant hurricanes since moving here I feel for those who have suffered losses from this storm.  It will take a long time for many people to recover and I am hoping for the best outcome for everyone.

Thank you so much for stopping by today .  I hope you will hop on over to the IBFS store to check out these new stamps in addition to the thousands of other stamps available there.

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parrot tulip

It look like much of the country is feeling the bitter cold weather today and here in Florida we have not escaped it.  I woke up to 25 degree temperatures and it looks like we won’t get out of the 30’s today.  I’ve lived here for thirteen years and we’ve never had a day where it stayed in the 30’s.  Thankfully it won’t last long  – it looks like by Wednesday we’ll hit 70 degrees.  Until then I am staying inside and bundling up!

So, let me bring a little warmth to your day by sharing a card I made with the beautiful Tulip image from Power Poppy.

The image was printed on copic x-press it paper and colored with copics.  I took my color inspiration for the photo below, although my dark color is more of a magenta than red/orange.

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

 

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.

color challenge

Hi friends!    I hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  It is sunny and warm here – perfect weather.  And my little garden is doing nicely – we’ve already have harvested a few tomatoes and the peach tree is bursting with fruit.

Today’s card is a bit of a change from what I usually do.  It uses digital stamps and a digital background.  Since I am in the learning stages of using digi images I kept everything simple.  The card is for the color challenge over at the PowerPoppy blog called “Pop goes the world” – details HERE.

 digital tulip

I started by reating a blank file in Photoshop Element and layering an orange dotted distressed background on it.  The background is one of the standard ones found in PSE so it was very handy and was the perfect color for the challenge.  The tulip image is a digi stamp from Power Poppy.  I layered it on top of the background but changed the opacity down very low so that it would look more transparent  I did not know how it was going to turn out and was happy with the results on the first try – how often does that happen!!  I printed the sentiment (another digi from Power Poppy)  on the same background and layered everything on some purple cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

 

watercolored tulips

Hello friends!  I’ve been working with my watercolors lately and trying different brushes to create simple shapes.   I like the clean and simple look and am learning to just let the brushes and paints do their thing!

Here is my simple watercolored tulip card.

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I used Arches watercolor paper along with Sakura Koi watercolor paints.  A round brush was used to make the petals while a dagger brush used to make the leaves.  The sentiment is from Papertrey and was stamped with memento ink.

I also did this same card using shades of purple, but it did not come out as nice as the one above, but I will show it to you anyway!!  Here is the purple version.

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