Sailing with Pigment Ink

The title of today’s challenge is Mixed Media.  I believe that can be a variety of things.  To me, it means different techniques, and layers.  So I have a couple of layers and a little different technique.

 

 

I will confess up front that I used the old group of pigment colors and not the new ones.  I thought they were the same just in different packaging.  Silly me!!!  Oh Well!  My bit of an odd “technique” could also be called “saving a mess!”  I used Shimmery White card stock and wet it thoroughly with an aqua painter.  I then sprinkled the pigment powder on the wet surface.  Unfortunately, I had been overzealous with the water!!  It was in little puddles.  So I took two different regular white card stock pieces that were handy and layer them, one at a time, on top of the mess.  When I picked them up, the results were very good.  This is the second piece I played over top of the mess.  It is a tad lighter, but I like the look I got.  So the moral of this story is…..don’t give up on your “messes” ! 🙂

After my background dried, I stamped the birds and smaller sailboat on it with Gray Granite Ink.  I also stamped the larger one in the same ink but on a scrap piece of paper.  I then used the matching die set to cut out the larger boat and the Ships’s wheel.

For more texture and layers, I added the Burlap Ribbon and the White Flax Ribbon in two strips at the bottom section of the card.  The stamped piece is raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I also added one of the metallic pearls to the center of the ship’s wheel.  I did not like the hole that is i the center showing.

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Daisy Smiles

I have a very Happy card to share today.  At least I believe it is one that will make you SMILE!  I also added a technique that is not as often used as most.

 

I believe daisies are just Happy Flowers.  They seem to jump off of the card here.  I used both the old Daisy Punch and NEW Medium daisy punch today.  Each is two punched out flowers layered on top of each other.  I also added the Perennial Essence Floral Center to each flower.

The background is Direct Ink To Paper.  I simply opened the ink pad and drug it across the face of the Whisper White card stock.  When I have shared this technique before, it was done on Glossy card stock. This time I used just regular Whisper White, not even the Thick version.

The two colors I used are Pretty Peacock on the bottom and Seaside Spray on the upper section.  I went over it a second time in spots where I had lifted a tad early.  I like the light and dark that you get in doing this technique.  You do not want to press too hard.

The leaves are from the Daisy Lane Stamp set and are stamped in Granny Apple Green.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  I love one stamp set cards!!  I stamped the Smile on a scrap of card stock and then only punched one end with the Pretty Label Punch.  I accomplished this by placing the piece of card stock inside the cutting area from the back.  It was smaller than the punch area, so it was easy to line up top and bottom and then just punch the one end.  I love playing with our punches to get different looks!

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Card base is 11 X 4 1/4
  • Layer is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • Center layer is 3 7/8 X 3 3/8
  • White Center is 3 3/4 X 3 1/4

 

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Handwritten Pinwheel

My card for today is an oldie but goodie in regard to technique.  It is the very easy to do Pinwheel card.  There are many versions of this if you check Pinterest.  And they have been around for many years.  I find that old techniques and new designer series paper, make for beautiful cards.  So here is my new version.

 

 

I love our new 2019-2021 In Colors!  One of my favorites, well truthfully I do love them all, is the Seaside Spray.  I used the 2019-2021 6X6 Designer Series Paper Stack of the Incolors as my pinwheel.  As I mentioned above there are a variety of ways to achieve this.

Generally you see a layer behind each piece of the pinwheel.  Because I used this DSP and it is solid and white only, I decided to leave off the layer and just go with the white layer behind.  Each of these  pinwheel pieces are 1 1/4 X 1 1/4.  (Again, these can be any size and are generally 1″ square with the 1 1/4 square background layer.)

For the background layer I decided to try the Handwritten background stamp.  It is a nice change from DSP or an embossing folder background.  I used the Seaside Spray card stock with Seaside Spray ink to make this layer.

I kept this a very simple card and did not add a sentiment or my usual embellishments.  My only extra was the large Basic Pearl to the center of the pinwheel.

I would love to see your versions of this card if you decide toggle it a try.  Please tag me if you do!!

Measurements:

  • Base card is 8 1/2 X 5 1/2
  • First layer is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • 5 1/4 X 4
  • White layer 3 1/2 X 3 1/2
  • Each pinwheel 1 1/4 X 1 1/4

 

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Over The Moon

This is my second post for today.  The first one was about the great specials that Stampin’ Up! has to offer.  You can see that post HERE.

Today’s card is a cutie that I envisioned as soon as I saw this stamp set!  And it fits with all the great updates I mentioned in the earlier post.  I am OVER THE MOON for Stampin’ Up!.

 

 

With the color pallet I used, this could very easily be a baby card.  That was not my intention, but all you would need is a sweet “welcome” on the inside and you are finished.

I stamped everything in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with my favorite things, the Stampin’ Blends.  I colored the Moon with Dark Daffodil Delight and then added the little ring around it with the new Light So Saffron.

I am not a cow expert, but think the black and white ones are usually more black than white.  I took creative license and made it white, with a touch of black.  I wanted you to see all the details in the stamp. I gave her a bit of a feminine touch by adding Light Flirty Flamingo to the ears, nose, and mouth.

When I was trying to decide what else was needed, I thought of the moon and had a lightbulb moment that it needed stars.  The perfect stars came from the Twinkle Builder Punch.  It even has a moon that you could punch and use in place of the stamped one.  I thought the stars were the perfect size.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I was absent yesterday due to storm damage.  Luckily it was not to the house.  Sunday we had a lightning strike into the ground about ten feet from the corner of the house.  It fried the air conditioner unit, cable, internet, and an electrical breaker.  Thankfully we have friends who do those things and along with the cable company got up and running by the end of the day on Monday.  For once I was ahead and already had scheduled Monday’s post.

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Magnolia Hello

 

The most time consuming part of producing this card was the coloring.  And that is not very much.  I was pleasantly  surprised with how it turned out.

 

 

This card measures 4 1/4 X 4 1/4.  So it will fit in a regular A2 envelope.  I love square cards in that it makes cutting the layers very easy and doesn’t challenge my math skills.

I stamped the Magnolia with Soft Suede ink.  I like the softer look it gives to the flower.  I colored the stem with Crumb Cake and the leaves with the Dark Mossy Meadow.  For the flower, I colored the center and some of the defining lines with the Light So Saffron.  So Saffron is one of the NEW Stampin’ Blends available in the new annual catalog.  Of course I snapped all of the  new ones up right away.

Even though I used So Saffron Card Stock and Stampin’ Blends, I used Crushed Curry Ink for the Hello stamp.  I wanted it to be a bit stronger color to go with the darkness of the Mossy Meadow leaves.

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Winds of Change for June InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around NEW. With the launch of Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog, NEW gives us the opportunity to showcase new products and play with new colors. There are also new occasions (babies, weddings, graduations) to celebrate, so you are going to see a variety of projects in this hop. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

My card reflects two of the NEW theme ideas.  I am showcasing a NEW stamp set, Winds of Change.  I looked at this set when I received my catalog and it was a must have.  As you know, I love to color with the Stampin’ Blends, and this set is perfect for coloring.  I also LOVE to travel.  Next month I am going on another Viking River Boat Cruise.  And we begin in Amsterdam!  I have never been to Amsterdam before, so this is my second NEW for the theme.  I am so excited about the trip, and am equally excited to share my card idea with you.

 

 

Even the sentiment on the card goes along with the theme!  I googled Amsterdam and looked at all of the windmills for some color inspiration.  They are typically brownish, but the blades can be different colors. I added just a touch of the Granny Apple Green to my blades to match the bottom section of the windmill building.

All of the pictures I saw were in vibrant colors, so that is what I went with.  I always prefer a mix of colors in flowers,  so I mixed my tulips and then added a whimsical touch with the butterfly.  The butterfly is from the Hold On To Hope stamp set and the Cross of Hope Framelits.  I colored it with Granny Apple and Daffodil Delight markers then die cut it.

The sentiment is done with my favorite new technique.  I used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and cut to fit the size I needed.  (As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, there are several videos out there on how to do this little trick).

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  3. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping   ←  YOU ARE HERE
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  11. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  12. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping

 

 

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