Concord & 9th Hello Lovely

Hi guys, back again with a creation I am really proud of using the Hello Lovely stamp set by Concord & 9th.

I have been challenging myself to go out of my comfort zone a wee bit and use watercolor markers instead of Copics. I blame that Kathy over at the 30 Day Color Challenge blog 😉

What I like about this floral image in particular, is the larger petals to give me room to experiment with the markers. As I added the water, I saw the blending effect the water had. This can be hard to see with smaller images.

I have a number of Zig markers now and my collection is building. I really enjoy the small brush as it helps with adding fine detail. When used on Bristol smooth card stock the color goes on like butter!

I think if I can do this, anyone can. So, get out some watercolor medium and a stamped image and have a go.

Sending hugs, Cheryl 🙂

Honey Bee Stamps Butterfly Thank You

Hi guys, I am excited to share this card with you today that I made for Honey Bee Stamps. I have called it Butterfly Thank You. It’s a good example of how a flash of colouring can really be effective when designing a simple card.

As you are probably aware, Kathy R is running her famous 30 day color challenge for the whole month of March. If, like me you can feel a little intimidated by coloring, how about starting off small like my card. Just putting color to a stamped image can build confidence especially with blending mediums like Copic markers.

This is what I did with this GORGEOUS butterfly stamp and die by Honey Bee Stamps. The set is called Thanks, and it is so versatile. The intricate detail of this butterfly is so pretty. 

To make my card I started off using the Funky Florals stencil by MFT Stamps with some light grey ink. I thought a floral background would work best to give the illusion of butterflies flying over them. I then stamped and colored each butterfly using markers R20, R22, BV00, BV02, G24 and G40 I then positioned them to float above the flowers.

 To finish, I stamped and die cut the Thank You sentiment, also from the HB stamp set and positioned at an angle to compliment the rest of the design.

I hope you will check out the colouring challenge as its not too late to start. Give some simple colouring a go with smaller images and feel the magic!

Well, take care and see you again very soon, Cheryl 🙂


Kind Zen Florals

Hi guys, today I am delighted to be sharing with you some Kind Zen Florals.

As you know by now, the whole team at Honey Bee Stamps is coming together to celebrate the much beloved 30 Day Coloring Challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin and her blog The Daily Marker!

There seems to be such a warmth and kindness surrounding the Color Challenge and it is the inspiration behind the making of this card. One of my favourite colouring mediums, and probably what I use the most is Copic markers. I did use Copics for today’s card but one of the ideas behind the colouring challenge, is for you to have a go at using many different colouring mediums throughout the month. You will see other mediums being used by my team colleagues each day, so stay tuned.

 I started off by stamping out the large image from the Zen Floral stamp set by Honey Bee Stamps. I also added a smaller image to accent the large one. For the flowers, I alternated between reds and pinks using Copic markers #R20, R22, R35 & R37. For the leaves I used #G24, G40 & G94.

Using the sentiment Kind from the Kindness stamp set also by HBS, I added this at an angle for interest. In the set there are many words to go with the bold words. You could take your pick of what you wanted to write.

To bring the card together, I cut some strips of co-ordinating cardstock and edged off the left side to continue with the bold theme colors.  Then, to finish I added to foam to the back and matted it onto a black card base.

I love the boldness of this card and the way the colors pop.

Why dont you give the challenge a go, its not too late to start 🙂

By for now, Cheryl 🙂