Monday, July 15, 2019

Hello Bluebird

Hi there!

Recently, Ellen Hutson started carrying stamps and dies from Hello Bluebird! They have some of the sweetest images, and I loved playing with some of their newest release:

Hello Bluebird

The little pigs from Beach Babes are so fun! I made quick work of the card design by using the Gallery Frame #4 die.

Hello Bluebird


I did some soft ink-blending in the background and added little bokeh accents with a white gel pen.

Hello Bluebird

For this next card, I inked up Field Mice. I did some ink-blending to the card base, flecked on some white paint, and arranged the mice on top.

Hello Bluebird


To create symmetry, I started out by placing a mushroom on each end, and then found mice that could sit and stand on the 'shrooms. I love the dandelion fluff blowing in the wind, and the one seated on the left just enjoying the view.

Hello Bluebird

I hope you like them! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Friday, July 12, 2019

yellow submarine (new Essentials by Ellen!)

Hi there!

There is a new Essentials by Ellen release and we're celebrating with a blog hop! All of the new sets and dies are available in the store right now - click!


I created a card using the new set, Subbing In:

you are sublime


Obviously, if I'm gonna color a submarine, it's gonna be yellow. I created a whole underwater scene, adding layers of depth to the underwaters by way of ink blending and the Landscapes dies.

Don't you love the quirky characters? That jellyfish has so much personality!

you are sublime

I masked off a triangle when I began to ink-blend, so that I could blend it in at the end, but have it be much lighter than the rest. I wanted it to look like a light coming from the sub to see what is down there!

you are sublime

Before adhering all of the images, I splattered on both white and dark navy paints to add further interest to the background. I hope you like it!

PRIZES:

Now, a blog hop is always more fun with prizes! We've got super fun prizes! One random and lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and another will win the whole July Essentials by Ellen release! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Thursday, July 18th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

Here are all the participating blogs today:


♥.




Wednesday, June 19, 2019

kitty favor boxes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

It's the last day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week! I hope you've enjoyed the whole week! Today, we're showing off the Tiny Gift Box Cat Add-On:

cat boxes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

They are so cute! I couldn't stop at just one. There are optional stripes, spots and decorative elements like a fish or a ball of yarn. And paws or no paws. I love all of the different options!

cat boxes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I played around with the spots, and carried them around their bodies...

cat boxes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I love the little dotted whiskers! I couldn't help but color in some pink cheeks with a copic marker.

cat boxes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I hope you like them! Check out the Lawn Fawn blog this morning for more inspiration - CLICK!

♥.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

hello summer! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's June inspiration week! We only have a few days left, but I hope you've been enjoying it so far! Today, we're showing off the Hello Border:

hello summer (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I did a lot of layering on this card! I did some ink blending on the card-base and on the Sunrise Backdrop, and then layered on some ocean waves in 2 different blues. Next, I brought in the palm trees and a sandy beach before adding the flamingos from Flamingo Together.

hello summer (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)



The Hello Border in white pops against the rest of the busy background.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Shadow box rainbow add-on (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

We're right in the middle of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week! Today is our showcase of the Shadow Box Card Rainbow Add-On die set.

Shadow box rainbow add-on (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

The pastel-colored rainbow was screaming for a unicorn and tiny fairies! I stamped and colored images from A Little Sparkle, as well as the dotted flight lines from Butterfly Kisses.

Shadow box rainbow add-on (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I definitely overdid it with the cloud dividers, but it looks so dreamy that way.

Shadow box rainbow add-on (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

You can see things better from on top. I sandwiched the rainbow between cloud layers, and added some stars and fairies to strips of acetate so that they appear to be floating.

I hope you like it!

Check out the LF blog for more inspiration today - click!

♥.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Seahorsin' around (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

We're a few days into this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week! Today, we're showing off the fun little set, Seahorsin' Around. I combined it with a few other sets to create an underwater birthday scene:

Seahorsin' around (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I brought in images from Mermaid for youBicycle Built for YouParty Animal and Elphie Selfie! The little puffer fish is from Keep on Swimming!

Seahorsin' around (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

It looks like a small family of seahorses! I love that when Lawn Fawn builds new sets, they always keep things consistent so we could mix and match from other sets.

Seahorsin' around (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

The ink-blended background is my favorite. I keep it darkest at the bottom, and lightened it up as I went up. I added all of those white dots with a white gel pen.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the Lawn Fawn blog this morning - click!

♥.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Reveal wheel: friends and family sentiments (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to another day of Lawn Fawn's June inspiration week. Today, we're showing off the Reveal Wheel: Friends & Family Sentiments stamp set. I created a little woodland magic:

Reveal wheel: friends and family sentiments (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I used images from Oh GnomeA Little SparkleForest Feast and Birthday Before ‘n Afters to create this birthday scene.

Reveal wheel: friends and family sentiments (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I love the tiny fairies flitting around the cake! I didn't photograph all of the sentiments, but the next segment reads MORE CAKE!

Reveal wheel: friends and family sentiments (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

If you'd like to see the step-by-step on how to make this card, Kelly recreates it in her video today - CLICK!

I hope you like it!

♥.