February 9, 2016

CCC #184 and 30 Day Coloring Challenge - Day 9

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It's time for this weeks new Cue Card at CASology.
This week our cue is:




I can't seem to stop watercolouring lately, I love how random it is. For someone who likes to be in control, that is actually pretty funny. I watercoloured a panel with my Gansai watercolours and then when the panel was dry I die cut my heart and popped it up on my card base that had a Wonky Stitched mat adhered to it.


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This is also for Day 9 of Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge at The Daily Marker.com!




Head over to CASology to see what the rest of the Design Team created this week. Hope to see you play along with us.


colourQ #328

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Happy Tuesday!

The last few days have been fun with hubby home and painting my craftroom. Stage one of the renovation is done. The green that was on the walls when we purchased the house was getting really tiresome. It looked great when we bought the house and they had it set up as a bedroom with a bold red duvet and and cherry wood furniture. When we turned it into my craftroom it went from dramatic to blah. It's amazing what one can of paint can do to a room. Love the new colour, it's brightened the room up so much. Still a lot let to do left to do--the ceiling and closing off the ensuite to change the entry to the hallway for a powder room. In order to do that the entire room has to be emptied--ack! That probably won't happen until the spring or summer.

Time for this week's new colour palette from the colourQ!
Aren't these colours gorgeous?



I did a bit of Copic colouring for Day 8 of of Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge at The Daily Marker.com! My camera wasn't co-operating for the photo, I like in more in real life, the sparkle outline on the flowers in so pretty. The flowers are from Papertrey Ink's Bold Blooms.


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February 8, 2016

CASEing Genius Feature

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Happy Monday!  I am so thrilled today to share with you that I am being featured today on Kelly Latevola's blog You and Your Big Dreams. Kelly does a series on her blog that you have probably heard of called CASEing Genius. She features designers of all different styles and skill levels and does an interview, showcases some of their work and then uses those pieces as her inspiration! Kelly is such a talented designer and I am just in awe are her amazing colouring skills!  I haven't seen how Kelly has CASE'd me yet but I can't wait and I assume it will be fabulous!

I hope you pop over to her blog to see what she has done and at the same time learn a little bit more about me.

Thank you Kelly I am feel so humbled that you are featuring me to be a part of this wonderful adventure. xoxo

February 6, 2016

30 Day Coloring Challenge - Day 6

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A very late in the day card for Day 6 of Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge at The Daily Marker.com!




A fun and chilly day today at Winterfest in Port Carling with some dear friends.
Really loving living life in Muskoka!

I picked up my new Concord & 9th By You're Side Bird Dies in the mail yesterday. Although it was late in the day before I had a chance to play did some quick watercolouring with my Zig markers--still need lots of practice with these. I die cut the birds with watercolour paper and applied the colour to the paper that I had already swept over with my waterbrush. I blended the shades with my waterbrush and finally did a sweep with water and my large flat brush. 


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February 5, 2016

Tag You're It #40 and 30 Day Coloring Challenge - Day 5

Happy Friday!
It is always good to see the end of the week.

Happy today because my hubby is coming home. Maybe he will be able to paint my craft room. The renovations are being put on hold for a bit because he needs to be home for a longer stretch to do the construction. Sealing up the ensuite and opening it up to the hall for a powder room which is going to be remodel, remove the stucco popcorn ceiling and install pot lights and then repaint the room again.

However, you didn't come by today to here about my paint job.
We have a new challenge starting over a Tag You're It!
Challenge #40 is based on this cute tag by Jen Mitchell:




I used the same tag Reverse Confetti tag base as Jen.  I embossed Hero Arts Tiny Flags on the inside panel in white and then sponged some Spun Sugar Distress Ink over part of the embossing. The love sentiment, also Reverse Confetti, was cut using some of the many watercolor panels I have in my recycle bin. They may not have been suitable for a card base but they are perfect for small die cuts. When I created my tag I knew I was also creating it for Day 5 of Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge! I was also inspired by the colours of yummy looking cookies in the inspiration photo over at The Card Concept.


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Have a great Super Bowl weekend!

February 4, 2016

30 Day Coloring Challenge - Day 4

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This is Day 4 of Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge at The Daily Marker.com!




I have always been a bit late catching on to new trends and techniques in cardmaking. There was a time when I didn't like sequins (can you imagine?), when I didn't 'get' Distress Inks, embossing paste was just messy and what would you colour with Copic markers? Ha ha ha, that all changed because I love all of these techniques and many more. My most recent love/hate has been watercolour. I love the look of it, but I am finding it so challenging.  Why not take a class? My Type A personality tells me that I can figure it out on my own. My recycle bin is full of watercolour fails. However, for my card today I did an emboss resist which didn't end up in the blue bin! I white embossed my background on watercolour paper, smooshed some Distress Ink onto my craft mat and spritzed it with some water. Then I painted over top on the panel--easy!

I made up a few of these for the Lasting Hearts Card Drive.
What a wonderful way to comfort parents who have lost a child from a miscarriage. I wish that there was more support and understanding when I lost my first pregnancy to miscarriage at 16 weeks. Read Kimberly Saldana's story here on Jennifer McGuire's blog.