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GUEST DESIGN for Lawnscaping Challenge #39


I've got a fun design to share today, for the Lawnscaping Challenge #39, featuring my FAVORITEST kinda cards to make in the whole wide world:  ONE LAYER!

And, if you know me at all, you know a plain white card is my favorite canvas to work on!

Sometimes, I get in the habit of always stamping outline images in black and coloring them in. Here, I went the opposite direction; I stamped the images in Memento Cantaloupe, and did very minimal coloring with Copics, and I just ADORE the way it really draws the eye to these charming Lemonade guys against the white backdrop!

Sponging and glittering the scalloped edge and the smidge of washi tape from my stash gives a touch more interest to the card, giving the illusion of more layering.

Yellow and Eucalyptus Stickles give just the right sparkle, and, of course, I had to give the li'l guys a healthy glow by blushing their cheeks a wee bit.

I'm so tickled this was the Lawnscaping challenge–I could make these kinds of cards ALL DAY LONG!!! *monkey clapping*

Have a gooder!




On deck today with a video over on the Hero Arts Blog! :)


Hey, everybody! I have a fun neon design & video appearing over at the Hero Arts blog that you can see HERE!

Neon is a great way to add some POP to your projects! I'm in the process of finishing up an article for the CLASSroom, that will publish on July 30th, so be sure to skip on over there that day where I'll be sharing some easy ideas for using neon in your card crafting!

Hope your summer is going wonderfully and you're enjoying sunshine, relaxing days and good times with family and friends!




5MQ: Birdie says "hi"


Been crazy busy designing for upcoming classes, but realized I had forgotten to share this 5MQ with this funky little bird by Savvy Stamps–it was inspired by some dessert/appetizer type plates I'd seen in a mail order catalog–and thank goodness I tossed the catalog, or I'd have been ordering a gob of dishware I really don't need, despite how gosh golly cute it is! LOL! Before I knew anything about stamping, I collected dishware. Even tho I hate to cook, I just love pretty vintage plates and teacups and whatnot… They're just so charming… But I digress.

Back to the quickie! *wink*

Anyway, the birds on the dishware had just a portion of them colored in with happy, bright colors so that's what I did to this li'l guy!

It hit me that I didn't have a single stamp that said, "Hi!" I know, right?! What's up with that?!

Initially, I tried my Dymo Label Maker, but it really didn't look right–ended up looking too "boxy" for the layout. So, I decided to use THESE.  POIFECT!!! These come in black & cream on one sheet and have a fun canvas-like texture. Has upper & lower case plus numbers! Anyhoo, I haven't tried it yet, but I think I could color the cream ones with my Copics, if I ever needed a specific color. Cool. *grin*

Hand-drew the speech bubble with a Copic Multi-Liner.

And, Bob's yer Uncle!

P.S.  This is a "4 bar note card"; it measures 3.5 x 5" when folded.




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