Violet Best Wishes

nope, i said "violet best wishes"! 

more colored pencils on vellum--this time i did blend with the odorless mineral spirits and i don't love it. the colors went sort of streaky, but it's a look. this is one of my favorite cards, ever. i just love this violet stamp set from sheena douglass' floral fantasy range. 

see what i used to make this card below:

Colored Pencils on Vellum: Who Knew???

This started as an experiment, but I really love the result.

I stamped my flowers and stems onto cardstock vellum with stazon. Once dry, I colored right over the stamped image with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils. There's just enough tooth to the vellum to take the color and they blend so beautifully. Next, I think I'll try blending with OMS on the vellum!

I'm So Happy For You

so, i really wanted to try that effortless looking no line watercolor technique...not effortless, by the way

i really didn't love how the panel turned out, but i'd put so much time into it that i couldn't just trash it

i added some vellum over my watercolor panel and added some of the new die'sire essentials beautiful butterflies along with an embossed sentiment. 

Dearest Friend

Recently, I had some inspiration congestion. So, I took out some of my favorite stamp set from Crafter's Companion, my favorite kraft cardstock and decided to just start stamping. I'm satisfied with the result. I especially like the touches of gold, I used Delicata Golden Glitz to stamp with and on a blender pen to add color to the wings of the dragonflies. I'm cured! 

All products used in this project can be found at Crafter's Companion US:

Lil Inker Designs August Release Hop, Day 3

I really wanted to make more Halloween cards for today, but I thought I ought to show some love to the other stamps and dies in the release. The Sending You Stamp Set, Send Pretty Mail Stamp Set, Evelope Liner Die and Mini Envelops and Accessories Dies are all you need to make adorable card sets and cheerfully decorated envelopes.

Visit Maureen for her Day 3 projects, pop over to the Lil' Inker Blog for a list of all of the Design Team and be sure to leave comments on each stop each day of the hop. There are prizes up for grabs.

Lil' Inker Designs August Release Hop, Day 2

More spooky comin' atcha! 

Ghost Border Die Set, Boo & Faces Stamps

Ghost Border Die Set, Boo & Faces Stamps

This Ghost Border Die Set just makes me so happy. I could keep going and going with it, but I have other dies to cut!

Your next stop on the hop is Maureen. If you haven't been hopping along, then pop over to the Lil' Inker Blog to get started. Commenting on each post each day enters you into a drawing to win one of 3 $15 store credits. So get hoppin'!

Don't forget that this month marks Lil' Inker's 4th Birthday, and as an extra bonus, Laura has included these new Stitched Rouned Rectangles in this release. 

the new products i've used in today's projects:

Lil Inker Designs August 2014 Release Blog Hop Day 1

Beautiful new stamps and dies are coming from Lil' Inker Designs this month!

Stitched Ghosts Dies, Spooky Word Die, Classic Halloween Stamps

Stitched Ghosts Die Set, Boo & Faces Stamps, Classic Halloween Stamps

Stitched Ghosts Die Set, Boo & Faces Stamps, Classic Halloween Stamps, Stitched Envelope Liner Die, Envelopes

Today we're sharing projects for Lil'Inker's newest release. So many awesome new products!

If you didn't get to my post via the lovely Lisa Henke, then please stop by the Lil' Inker blog to see a list of everyone participating in the hop. Be sure to leave a comment on each blog in the hop, Lil' Inker is giving away 3 $15 gift credits to the store! If you already did that, then carry on to the blog of the amazingly talented Maureen Merritt.

And finally, Lil' Inker is 4 this month! To celebrate, Laura is adding a BONUS ITEM to the store. It's an oft requested item--Stitched Rounded Rectangles!

New products used in today's projects: