It’s me again!  I don’t normally do more than one post in a day, but it was in the stars today I guess.  I did tell you before that I was playing catch up from being lazy (well actually laying around with a heating pad on my back) all weekend.

High Hopes Rubber Stamps released some fabulous new images yesterday.  Yes, I’m a day late (and maybe even a dollar short – I haven’t paid the bills yet) but the image was colored.  I just needed to finish the card!  To see all the new releases, all you need to do, is go to the High Hopes Home Page and type HOTP in the search box!

Fairy Merry Christmas

The image was colored with Copic Markers and the wings were highlighted with a Stardust pen.  The bells, ribbon and belt buckle were highlighted with a Gold Spica Pen and to highlight the boots, I added Tulip Puffy Paint to the fur.  I couldn’t resist pulling out my favorite holiday paper, BasicGrey Figgy.   The background is made with scraps of Figgy that were sewn to a panel of Always Artichoke.

So I guess this is all for me today.  Now I need to finish up the household stuff!

Good morning!  I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend. I myself, did nothing – absolutely nothing.  I sat on the couch in my pajamas, took naps and watched movies . . .  Bliss I tell you, pure bliss!  Of course, I have to pay for those two days today.  I have errands to run, finish up some cards I should have done over the weekend – and post today, and begin preparations to go out of town.  This I what happens when you are lazy . . . too much crap to catch up on!

I did want to do a little fun stamping this morning, and checked in on the Try a New Technique Challenge on Splitcoast.  I have to say that since Lynn has taken over (no offense Beth), but the challenges really do test me!  Today’s challenge, Batik – The Colorwash Way, is actually the very same thing I’ve been doing, only calling it Faux Bleach.  The difference with today’s challenge is, however, that Lynn used watercolor paper.  Interesting!  I had to try it!  AND, it does give a different effect because the color wash soaks into the paper leaving a darker background.

Anyhoo, chores beckon, so here’s my card!

TLC188

I stamped the silhouette on watercolor paper and clear embossed.  Using Ranger Color Wash, I misted the image and then placed it between two pieces of printer paper.  With my iron set on cotton, no steam, I ironed the paper to remove the embossing.  To finish my card, I stamped Flannel Plaid (because it just goes with everything) on my background panels.

  • Stamps: SU Upsy Daisy and Flannel Plaid
  • Paper: Canson Watercolor Paper; SU Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black and Tim Holtz Distress Embossing; SU Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze
  • Accessories: Ranger Clear EP; and Red Pepper, Stream and Butterscotch Color Wash; SU Scallop Punch and Ribbon; Spellbinders Petite Oval Nestabilities; Venture Foam Tape

Enjoy your day!

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