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.
Kathy Jo

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  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.

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

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

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  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!

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

  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 :)

  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.
    Word Art Wednesday


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