Monday, September 30, 2013

Antique Flower

I think...hope!...twenty-six items put my to-do list at an all-time high!  Some of these things are for my Etsy shop, some are gifts I'm working on, and others are personal items, like fall house cleaning.  I love cleaning drawers and shelves and closets, putting everything back in its proper place.   With everything fresh, I'm ready to get back to work.

One item checked off my list is this card for the  Hero Arts Stamp Your Story Inspiration Challenge, inspired by Tami Hartley's "Happy Autumn Window" card, from the September 12th Hero Arts blog.

I layered some favorite scraps from my leftovers drawer after tearing and edging them with gold foil.  I love this flower stamp, one of my "incentives" from Hero Arts


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Happy Anniversary

For a beautiful couple, my oldest brother, Leo, and his wife, Susan....

.......using my new stamp set, a gift from Hero Arts.  Thanks, Hero Arts!!
Happy 25th Anniversary, Leo and Susan!

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Watercolor Hydrangeas

Autumn can't come soon enough for me.  I love crisp days, the smell of wood smoke in the air and the crunch of acorns underfoot.  But all the hydrangeas haven't faded yet.  One that's snowy white now will gradually turn the deepest pink you can imagine, just as all the trees in the neighborhood melt into shades of orange and red.

I absolutely LOVE my hydrangea stamp from Heroarts!  I often stamp it with brown and color with colored pencils, but I also like the effect of watercolor pencils.

          Cardstock:  ivory (The Paper Studio)
Printed Paper:  SW Botanical stack (K and Company)
Stamps:  Hydrangea (Hero Arts)
                Petals from Scratch set (Fiskars)
Dye Ink:  brown (Tsukineko)
Watercolor pencils:  lavender, sky blue, spectrum blue, grass green, olive green (Derwent)
Deckle Scissors:  (Fiskars)

Cardstock:  kraft
Printed Paper:  Life's Journey stack (K and Company)
Stamps:  Hydrangea (Hero Arts)
Chelsea sentiments set (Inkadinkado)
Dye Ink:  bright blue
Watercolor pencils:  sky blue, bright blue, olive green (Derwent)
Cricut machine
George and basic shapes cartridge-tag #1, 4-inch
Light blue organza ribbon