Sunny Bunnies Scene

Good Sunday afternoon!  I have a sweet bunny scene to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Sunny Bunnies Stamp Set and Sunny Bunnies Die Set.  I created a scene around the bunnies using the Foliage set , Small Grass Border, the Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillside Pop-Up,  tiny flowers made using the Fiskars 1/4” Flower Punch and framed the scene using the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames and Mini Scallop Rectangle Stax.

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I started by attaching the Small Grass Border and Grassy Hillside to the back of the frame using double stick tape.  I attached mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the scalloped layer.  I created the double matted frame using the largest scalloped frame in the set and a Spellbinders Nestabilities Matting Basics A.

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I used my MISTI to stamp the images on hot pressed watercolor paper using black versafine.  I stamped each of the images a few times so I could cut some of the main pieces to paper piece to create dimension. Sadly my paper piecing doesn’t really show well in the photos.  I used Distress reinkers to watercolor the images by placing a small dot of ink into the lid of the matching ink pad.  I paper pieced the head ribbon, yellow collar and arm of the girl bunny and the yellow and blue jacket of the boy bunny.  I attached the pieces  with rolled up glue dots.  These sweet images are pretty small for a full sized card so I took a closer view so you can get a good look at how cute they are.

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I cut the foliage sections and hand punched several of each colored flowers.  I used my small tipped stylus and molding pad to form the flowers and attached them to the foliage sections with glue dots.  I tucked the foliage sections in behind the grass layers and attached them with glossy accents.  I attached both images to the card base using mounting tape. 

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I have gotten several of the Impression Obsession coordinating stamp and die sets.  I am so happy that I have my hand held Dremel to make fast work of filing down the sharp edges of the dies once they are cut apart.  I have mentioned the Dremel several times over the last couple of years but thought I’d mention it again. If you don’t have one of these wonderful tools and you use lots of dies then you will definitely want to add it to your wish list. 

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great week.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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My Red Pink Clouds Flowers and Blog Candy Winner

Good Saturday afternoon.   Before I start talking about my card I want to announce that Brenda of Brenda’s Card Corner had the 13th comment on my blog candy post last Saturday.  Congratulations Brenda.  Please email me at kittie747@cfl.rr.com and give me your mailing and I will get your Garden Notes Tulip die set right in the mail to you.

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I have a clean and simple project to share with you today made using the newly released Impression Obsession Pink Clouds Stamp Set and Pink Clouds Die Set.  I made this card for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge.   Our inspiration site this week was a Scor-Pal Scoring Projects site on Pinterest.  I was inspired by this card and this card.  

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I placed the watercolor paper  on my MISTI  and secured it in place with the magnets. I set the stamp in place, applied Antique Linen ink with the pad and stamped the image.  I didn’t get a good image with my first stamp so I applied more ink and stamped a second time.  I can’t say enough about how wonderful it is to be able to stamp multiple times using the MISTI.  I used a small brush and multiple Distress reinkers to paint my image.  I place a tiny drop of reinker in the lid of my ink pad and use it like a palette.  Any ink left over is there the next time you need it.  I have to laugh at myself because I can never seem to paint anything a pale pink.  I wanted my flowers to be pink but I kept adding shading with the different pinks and ended up with red  flowers.  Once I was finished with the painting I heat set and went back over the bloom lines on the flowers with a red marker.  I secured the coordinating die in place with painters tape and ran through my Big Shot to cut.

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I scored the lines on the white layer using my Scor-Pal.  I set the white layer in my MISTI and secured it in place and stamped the image with Black Versafine.  I ended up stamping it twice to get a full image as my first time I didn’t use enough pressure.  I heat set the ink and then turned over and applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back and attached it to the red layer. I applied ATG adhesive to the back of the red layer and attached it to the card base.  I applied rolled up glue dots to several key places on the back of the flower branch and attached it to the card base. 

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you are having a great weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

 

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Art Impressions Watering Can

Good Wednesday morning.  I have another Art Impressions to share with you today and it has lots and lots of purple.  I had to laugh as I was working on this project because I heard Julie say on her Hello Monday Live that purple was her least favorite color.  It’s one of my favorites but I think I may have gotten a little carried away with it on my floral scene,

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I placed my watercolor paper in my Mini MISTI and set the stamp in place.  Then I applied Hickory Smoke and Chipped Sapphire to the watering can using Distress markers and stamped the image.  I used a small brush to pull the ink out of the lines to shade the watering can.  I cut a mask and cover the can so I could protect it while I stamped the foliage and flowers.

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I used a Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet and Mowed Lawn Distress markers to apply ink to the flowers and foliage.  I tried to follow along with the picture on the front of the Watering Can package but I just carried away.  I kept adding and adding until I knew I had added too much.  So to try and solve the problem…..I added some more.   LOL!  Do any of you have this problem with your projects?   I lightly touched all the flowers and foliage with a damp brush to soften the images.  I removed the mask and stamped some foliage to appear flowing down over the can and stamped the grass image around the ground area.  I just wasn’t satisfied with all that green grass so I added some soft purple flowers all around and sent my project even further over the top.  What can I say!  I’m a more is more kind of girl! 

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I would like to invite  you to join me in the CLASSroom for my Bench Scene and step by step tutorial.

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Check out Ellen Hutson’s Art Impressions stamps on sale this week. 

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Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a good day.

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Bucket of Flowers and Art Impressions Sale

Good Tuesday morning.  Do you love Art Impressions watercolor scene sets as much as I do.  I had fun trying my hand creating a bucket full of flowers using the Watercolor Containers Set, Watercolor Flower Set and Watercolor Foliage Set.  My flowers and foliage got a little too mixed up and messy but I thought it was still good enough to share.

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I stamped the bucket on cold pressed watercolor paper and stamped again on Eclipse masking tape using a Hickory Smoke marker.  I applied Hickory Smoke and Rusty Hinge ink on an acrylic block to use as a palette and mixed the inks with water and then painted the bucket.  Sadly I got the bucket a little too dark with the rust color but Ki just kept going.  I cut out the mask and placed it over the bucket to protect it.  I applied Mowed Lawn ink on the foliage stamp and stamped it two or three times each time I inked it up to create darker and lighter foliage.  I repeated the same steps using Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry inks using a flower image.  I removed the mask, masked off the top of the flower and foliage portion of the arrangement and inked up the foliage stamp and stamped down over the bucket to create a more natural appearance. I used Mowed Lawn to multi stamp the grass around the bucket.  When I was finished with the scene I took used a damp brush to lightly touch on the grass, flowers and foliage to soften the images.  I thought everything looked a little too plain so I sponged in some yellow around the flowers but sadly got a little too heavy handed with it. 

I created a frame using the My Favorite Things Pierced Square Frames and attached it over top of the scene using mounting tape.  I attached a green piece of cardstock behind the scene layer using ATG adhesive and then attached it to the card base using mounting tape.

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I love Art Impressions watercolor sets and hope that as I use them I can become more accomplished.  Now is a great time for you to check them out as Ellen Hutson is holding a 15% off sale this week.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.

Card size:  5.00” square

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Happy Easter Bunny and Ellen Hutson Sale

Good Sunday morning and Happy Easter.  My project today was made using the newly released Impression Obsession  Sunny Bunnies Stamp Set  and coordinating Sunny Bunnies Die Set.  I created a little scene around them using the Leafy Branch, Leaves and Stems, Small Grass Border, Picket Fence, Tiny Flowers and framed using the Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.  There are so many cute images in the Sunny Bunnies set and it was hard to choose which ones I wanted to use first.  I finally decided that the momma bunny pushing her wheelbarrow full of eggs was perfect for my Easter Sunday post.

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I used my MISTI to stamp the images on hot pressed watercolor paper with black versafine and heat set with my heat gun.  I applied pink, blue, and brown ink on an acrylic block to use as a palette using Memento markers and used a small brush mixed with water to pick up the color and painted the images.  I stamped two of the bunny so I could use one to cut an extra hat, apron with the front blue arm so I could paper piece it over the main image to add a little dimension.  It shows well in person but not so much in the photo.  I wanted the foliage, grass and flowers colors to be as soft as those on the bunny.  I color washed two pieces of watercolor paper using a large brush, one using Spun Sugar reinker and the other with Shabby Shutters reinker, heat dried and then cut out using the dies.

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I applied the grass border to the back of the frame using double stick tape, applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.  I formed for the tiny flowers using my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the leafy branch and foliage stems using glossy accents.  I applied tiny squares of mounting tape to the back of the leafy branch in several key places, tucked it in behind the grass border and attached it to the card base.  I applied mounting tape to the back of the bunny and wheelbarrow and tucked them in behind the grass and attached to the card base.  I randomly attached the stems of flowers in around the scene with glossy accents.  I cut the picket fence down, added a thin strip of cardstock to the bottom and attached it to the frame with double stick tape.  I thought the fence added another element of interest to the scene.  I finished by stamping the sentiment with black versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder and attached with mounting tape.  I finished by adding one single flower and some leaves to the sign. I added sparkle to the flowers and bunny apron with a clear Spectrum Noir sparkle pen but it doesn’t show in the photos.  This is so much cuter in person.

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Ellen Hutson is holding a whopper of a sale this weekend.  You can check out the details below.

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Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful Easter Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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