My first card is to honor the featured stamper, Theresa Momber, on Splitcoaststampers with a casing of her beautiful Wishful Thanks card. Theresa always achieves such beautiful effect of lighting and sponging on her cards, and I was so excited to give this technique a try. She makes it look easier than it is (well, for me anyway). All the floral and vine images are new releases by Rubbernecker, and I love the vast array of choices in the stamp sets!
I discovered the Ranger Adirondack cranberry matches SU's Rose Red so beautifully, and I love the richness of the Adirondack inks! I did faux paper piercing by dotting around the frame with a black marker. I also dotted and drew lines on my punched butterfly. I put liquid pearls in the center of the butterfly and, once dry, I colored it black with a Copic marker.
My next card is one I made for yesterday's Inspiration challenge on SCS where Stef chose the Williams Chambers Milinery for our inspiration website. There were so many cool hats from which to choose! I chose this purple hat (go figure, huh?). I think it would be so fun to be able to wear some of these cool hats, but, where I live, there's no place to wear them.
I chose to use my Little Lovin's Little Woman stamp image by Rubbernecker. I think she is just so sweet all dressed up in her refinery. Reminds me of playing dress up when I was a little girl. I made this a gatefold card for Gina's challenge on StampTV. I watercolored her using Adirondack inks (Lettuce, Denim, Red Pepper, Butterscotch, Ginger) except for her face and shoes where I used Copic markers. I used platinum liquid pearls for her shoe straps and her necklace. Oh, and remember mulberry paper? That's what I used behind the white circle: purple mulberry paper!
On Friday I had a chance to play in the Free for All challenge on SCS to make a mini accordian notebook. I'd never tried one of these before and it was fun! Here's the cover, again, using floral and vine stamp sets by Rubbernecker:
And here's the inside:
If you'd like to know how to make a gatefold or mini accordian album, the Resources section on Splitcoaststampers has fabulous, easy-to-follow tutorials.
Oh, one last thing, if you've read this far, I took a new photo for my blog banner adding some m&m items I've collected. My most recent acquisition is the vintage m&m truck canister my friend Lynn gave to me this weekend. She even had these mini m&ms packed on the inside! What a gal! Thank you, Lynn!
I hope you've had a wonderful weekend and a Happy Easter!