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The Seagull Strikes Again

Hi! I’m sharing another reason I had to have the Seaside Seagulls from MFT.

This is a card I made for my husband. I was feeling a little snarky, and well….nearly EVERY time we go to the beach, a seagull targets my husband. It’s actually become a little joke now. So I gave this card to him and he couldn’t stop laughing!!

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I’m sorry…is this too terrible?! Has it ever happened to you?

I used Distress Inks as watercolors to make the splatter, and to color up that sneaky seagull!

So I’m entering this into the MFT Stamps Superstar challenge for the Clean and Simple category. (Although I don’t know if this card should belong in a category that starts with “Clean”…. Lol.)

 

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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You Are Mermazing

Oh, how I love mermaids. My sister & I used to watch the Little Mermaid all the time when we were kids. But we would watch an animated version of the movie, Marina was the mermaid’s name and the little fish’s name was Fritz, instead of Flounder. I think it is the one based on the Hans Christian Anderson story. It had a very sad ending (she turned into the foam on the waves of the ocean), but we loved it!! Have you ever seen this version?

Anyway, I was so happy to win the Mermazing Stamp Set from My Favorite Things! Here is the first card I have made with this set:

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I used Modeling paste in pearl white, and colored it with Distress Inks for the background. Then I colored the mermaids with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. There is so much shine on this card! Notice the glittery mermaid hair. My mermaids would all have glittery hair, of course!

Entering the MFT Color Challenge here.

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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You Lift Me Up

Everytime I see this stamp set I start singing “You Lift Me Up, to walk on stormy seas…You lift me up, to more than I can be.” Do you know that song? It’s beautiful. Although, I could have the words all wrong!

So of course, I love this set by Reverse Confetti. My granddaughter loves it too. She adores anything with giraffes. Or lions. Or monkeys! :)

I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and used some bright colors, and fall colors. I think I’m ready for fall around here. Lol.

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I’m entering the current SFYTT Challenge with Reverse Confetti. I think this is my first entry ever! So fun.

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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Make Your Own Sunshine

I’m a big fan of bright colors and sunshiney days! And this new challenge from Ellen Hutson here reminded me of that.

I had a great time inking up the background with bright Distress Inks (picked raspberry, peeled paint, and scattered straw). Then I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to watercolor up that bear and his lemonade.

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Can you just see that bear hula dancing away as he sips on his lemonade? It’s a great day!
Entering the Ellen Hutson Pin Sights Challenge.

I hope this made you smile. :)

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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A Stockpile for the Seagull

Hello again! I am having a great time with this new set Seaside Seagulls from My Favorite Things. I thought it would be fun to have a pile of fish (that the seagull gathered) on this card. Here’s how it turned out:

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Such a fun set to play with! I colored the images with Prismacolor Pencils and I used distress inks for the ground.

Entering into the MFT Sketch Challenge.

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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Day 6 Rainbow Copic Coloring

I was completely inspired by Kathy Racoosin on this card! She took a bundle of 3 flowers and drew a rainbow on them with a pencil, then she colored in each line with a rainbow color (across all the flowers)! Brilliant!

Here is my attempt at this technique:

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Guess who needs green copic markers!?!? Yep, this girl. I still like how it turned out even though I used “Putty” instead of a green color. So much fun.

Thank you, Kathy!

If you haven’t seen the Rainbow Maker Online Card Class, I highly recommend it! Had such a great time and I’m STILL making rainbow cards. :)

Supplies used:
Various Copic Markers
Paper Smooches stamp set: Friendly Flowers

 

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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Water Stencil Technique

I cannot stop making rainbow cards! Today I thought I’d try another technique stamping with water to “Bleach” the background a little.

I’m using the Ellen Hutson Bold Blooms set and the Avery Elle Fill-In-the-Blanks set (a few of my favorites!) Here’s how it turned out:

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Doesn’t that look cool how the water just sort of wicks away that color?!? Here I used Distress Inks on watercolor paper. It’s a neat technique and you can try it with a stencil OR a stamp! This card is for a friend that just landed a new job. I think this card is great for that celebration.

Entering the Ellen Hutson Mix-it-Up Challenge.

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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Day 5: a Rainbow Burst Sky

I absolutely adored a card made by Jennifer McGuire in Rainbow Maker class today. I didn’t have any glitter embossing paste like she used, so instead I used a sparkly embossing powder.

After I finished the rainbow background, I couldn’t bear to cover up the gorgeousness so I used vellum for my images. You can still see some of that color through the vellum.

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This hot air balloon set from Waffle Flower is a favorite of mine! Isn’t the radiating rainbow with sparkly rays so mesmerizing?! Thanks for the inspiration, Jennifer!

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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Day 4: Watercolor Smooshing

Today was a great day for the Rainbow Maker Class! I wanted to make every single card that was taught, and I probably still will. But for now I have an Ink Smooshing card inspired by Laura Bassen.

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I heat embossed the sentiment (from Reverse Confetti) with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. It is difficult to tell in this picture, but in real life it’s like a muted silvery gold color. So pretty!

I added a few sequins to finish it off. Hope you like it!

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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Day 3: Rainbow Die Cuts (Part 6)

And….here’s the final card for Day 3 of Rainbow Maker (I think…) Lol.

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This is the remaining piece from making this card. I covered the “hugs” die with glossy accents so it’s nice and shiny in real life. Hope you enjoy!

Supplies Used:
Neat & Tangled triangle die
Simon Says Stamp Hugs die
Waffle Flower Bear & Bird stamp set
Distress Inks
May your days be filled with sunshine,
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