Wednesday, November 4, 2015

"When in doubt...twirl!"

Hello Crafty Friends.

Are you into watercoloring?  Every so often I pull out the watercolor paper, my water based inks (love using my Distress Markers), and stamp images to color.  This wee toad in a tutu stole my heart- she so had to be colored.  Her happy image pairs up perfectly with Quietfire's "Twirl & Enjoy" stamp set:
Twirl & Enjoy, Set of 3 Stamps - Mounted
What a happy set, indeed. :)

Below are the steps used to make this card:
  • Stamp frog image onto watercolor paper using Archival Ink. Dry. Watercolor. Dry. Apply Glossy Accents on frog body, add Stickles to tutu and crown.  Dry.
  • Die cut image. Outline window die onto pink paper and fussy cut. Mount on patterned paper and on tent fold card. Add flowers.
  • For inside of card, stamp text onto card stock and mount onto patterned paper. Add coordinating strip on bottom as shown.

Materials used:
Quietfire Stamp (Twirl & Enjoy set)
Stampendous Stamp (TuTu Toad)
Spellbinders die (Arched Window One)
Ranger Ink: Distress Markers (Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Mustard See, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Broken China), Glossy Accents, Stickles (Stardust), Archival ink (Jet Black)
Other: misc flowers, patterned paper, ivory and pink card stock

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a happy, crafty day.
Hugs,
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:

7 comments:

  1. That's so darn cute! I love the Stickles on the tutu and one would think that the sentiment and image were made for each other.
    Hope you are doing okay. Remember, one day at a time and in five years or so, it won't hurt as bad.

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  2. What a fun (and beautiful) card!!!

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  3. Oh my gosh, this makes me smile!! That is the most adorable image!! I love the stickles on her tutu...it sparkles fabulously!! The sentiment is perfect!! Love, love this my friend!! It makes me happy to look at!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. This is fun!! love the inking in the background. The added Florette are lovely! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

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  5. Such a fun card it made me smile on this dull day . Love the stickles on the tutu.

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  6. Wonderful coloring, love the tutus and the fun sentiment inside! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

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  7. I adore your art, Kathy Jo. I always LOVE seeing your wonderful creations linked to our challenges, and I'm so glad to have you join us. Have a blessed week, my friend. You remain in my prayers.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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Have a happy crafty day!

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