Friday, September 25, 2015

Happy Birthday Nancy!


Hi everyone.  Today is a special birthday for a very special friend of mine. :)  Happy Birthday Nancy!!  Hope you have a WONDERFUL day!  xx

I know she loves watercoloured cards, so I made this using a stamp set I hadn't inked before.  It was fun to pull out something new (to me) and play.  I masked off the section for my sentiment first.  Then I inked the leaf stamps with two shades of green Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers.  I misted with water and then stamped onto my card front (mixed media paper).  Then I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the flower stamp into place, removed it, inked it with orange and pink Zigs, spritzed with water and stamped.  I removed the mask and stamped my sentiment. I thought it needed something more, so use a black sharpie to add the two lines with a ruler, and a few dots on the flowers. :)

Last week I received my latest Simon Says Stamp order in the mail.  I shared this on Facebook a few days ago, but wanted to add it here too! :)  I've already started using some of my new toys ... cards will be posted soon! :)




Thanks for coming by for a visit!








Stamps:  Painted Petals (SU!); Butterfly Birthday sentiment (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Mixed media paper (Strathmore)
Ink:  Zigs, Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, water brush, fine black sharpie, masking tape


17 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Loll, I have yet to try that technique of adding the zig to stamp and misting. It certainly looks wonderful.

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  2. OMG, I have that set and Zig markers! It looks stunning coloured like this! I will have to remember that!

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  3. Absolutely beautiful card Loll, love the stamping!
    Val x

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  4. Gorgeous card Loll, so soft and pretty. Wonderful looking bunch of goodies too! Cathy x

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  5. I wish you girls could see my gorgeous card IRL :-) The Zig marker colors are so vibrant and yet look like watercoloring! I will be getting my markers soon..can't wait. See how you enable us my very special friend? Thank you Loll for your very thoughtful SSS gift too dear friend. We have so much fun! With Love, Nancy

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  6. This is beautiful, Loll. I haven't tried my Zigs direct to stamps and misting. Looks like I'm missing out on a great technique.

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  7. Such a soft and pretty card Loll and I hadn't thought of applying Zig pens directly to the stamps! I'm sure your friend will love this.

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  8. Another way I can use my Zigs! They just arrived and I'm looking forward to using them this weekend. I love your card and I'm sure Nancy was thrilled to receive it.

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  9. Oh so soft and pretty Loll! It has a dreamy feel to it, very soothing! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

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  10. I love how you've colored the stamps with the Zigs and the colors you chose! Gorgeous flowers and card! I know Nancy loves it!

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  11. Gorgeous card for Nancy Loll - love the colours and the watercolour stamping. Gosh, you had a real "splurge" over at SSS didn't you? Can't wait to see what you make with all the lovely goodies.

    Hugs.

    Karen xxx

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  12. Gorgeous card, Loll! I had no idea Zig markers could create such a beautiful effect...I love how you blended the two colors on the flowers and how you added the black lines and dots! So pretty, and perfect for a sweet friends' birthday!
    Looks like you had a great shopping day at SSS...I can't wait to see what you create with all these goodies :)

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  13. This is gorgeous Loll, I love the soft look to the flowers. Great looking stash too ....... can't wait to see what goodies you create with it all!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend hun xx

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  14. Beautiful card for Nancy, Loll! Love the soft blending of the colours. And that stash - I could dive right in! Looking forward to seeing your creations :)

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  15. So very pretty, Loll ... what gorgeous, soft branches of blooms framing that wonderfully clean and crisp sentiment panel! Oh my, your new SSS order ... fantastic ... looking forward to seeing it in action! Hugs, Anita :)

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  16. Lovely warm colors on this! Such a wonderful stash to add to your studio, Loll! Looking forward to all the new designs with your new goodies!

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  17. Very pretty hot spicy coloured flowers Loll and I love the masked central panel for your sentiment. I'm sure your friend Nancy will have adored this beautiful card, and what a gorgeous collection of new goodies to play with too. x

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