Category Archives: Coloring

just ripe.

A Stampin’ Up! set, Market Fresh, i139344Gs front and center on my card today. I must be yearning for a warm spring and some fresh fruit… just looking at this card makes me hungry for strawberries.
Watercoloring seemed to be the perfect fit for this set. Giving the strawberries that “almost” perfectly ripe look was easily done with my Zig Clean Color Markers. I used water color paper for maximum blend-a-bilitiy without overworking the paper.

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Twine is making a comeback of sorts in my card making. I seem to be using it quite a bet, especially the black and white.StrawberriesCard (1 of 3) StrawberriesCard (3 of 3)Happy creating my friends,
SiggyCat

miss you. mft sketch challenge.

Today I am visiting the design I used earlier this week, with a cat interacting with a greeting. This time I went with the latest color challenge at My Favorite Things.
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I used two stamp sets from MFT: Bold Statements and I Knead You. I didnt’ use their specific inks, but I did have coordinating colors from Stampin’ UP!: Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi,  and Marigold Morning. Again, my Misti played a key roll in getting everything to line-up.
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MissYouCatCard (2 of 2)Happy creating my friends,
SiggyCat

cats are cute.

Sometimes a card design is just sitting there in my brain, here’s an example of one that turned-out even better than my imagination predicted. I looked at the latest My Favorite Things Color Challenge, #271, and I knew I wanted to hang this cat on a greeting.HangingCatGratefulCard (1 of 3)
I created a mask of the letters TEF and then stamped this darling feline after I stamped the greeting. One last addition came as I looked over the stamp set, why not add FUR YOU. It created a nice balance to the card visually and made it even punn-i-er. HangingCatGratefulCard (3 of 3)Happy creating friends,
SiggyCat

Some Birdie Loves You.

I’ve been waiting for this little cutie, Some Birdie Loves You stamp set from Clearly Besotted, to come back in stock at Simon Says Stamp. Believe me, as soon as I saw it, I grabbed it and checked-out. Isn’t it the cutest little bird ever? and there are several more in the set.

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On a funnier note… I totally finished coloring this sweetie and I decided to add some blue to the eye. Big mistake. It made it look like a killer bird, super scary. So out came the googly-eye and I think it looks awesome. Sometimes mistakes make for the best cards, right?

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The little hearts were punched from white card stock scrap that I tossed a little coordinating watercolor onto. I layered them on the center of the “O” from Bold Statements by MFT and then pulled out that favorite of mine, Crackle Accents, applied and let dry.
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Happy creating my friends,

SiggyCat

Never too old.

Today’s card brings back that cute little elephant stamp & die set Unforgettable from WPlus9. I actually combined three different stamp sets here to create a card that isn’t gender specific. Making feminine cards with flowers and pretty things comes easily to most stampers, we often neglect to make cards for the men in our lives — at least the men who aren’t big fans of flowery stuff. My dad loves a good bouquet on a card with gooey talk oozing on the inside. 🙂
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The elephant was stamped, die cut and colored with SU! Blendabilities two times. I actually snipped the head off of the second and layered over the first to make his cute little noggin pop to life.
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My Misti came in quite handy with the three different images underneath the elephant. Celebrate comes from the set Celebrate Big from My Favorite Things. The stars and other greeting comes from Lil’ Inker’s You’re Invited stamp set.
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Happy stamping to you my friends, please leave a comment to let me know you stopped by!

SiggyCat

Green Balloons & Elephants

Elephants. Who would think I’d be so taken by such an animal?! When I saw this super sweet stamp set from WPlus9,  Unforgettable,  I had a moment of internal little girl squealing.

First the SU! Blendabilites came out to brighten this tiny stamped darling. Sad to say, but — SU! has discontinued them. Non the less I’m working on my alcohol marker skills in hopes of procuring a set of Copic markers in the near future. In the VERY near future. In the meantime I am having a stellar time experimenting with coloring again.
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The die cut balloon is slipped into two slits cut on either side of his little trunk. Backed by polka dot embossed card stock the little guy pops. Did you notice the color choice I made? Olive green? yah I like to push the color envelope. I really think this combination works.
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Thanks for visiting!
SiggyCat