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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Final day of Kathy's 17th 30 Day Coloring Challenge!!

Yay - I made it to the end!! Many thanks to Kathy (The Daily Marker) for hosting her latest 30 Day Coloring Challenge!! I colored every single day and posted to her challenge. I even blogged 30 days in a row, though my July 1st blog post had a different topic than coloring. Today I colored different images from Penny Black's transparent set called All Abloom. I stamped some flowers and a butterfly images from the set and colored with pencils - very portable while taking another little road trip with my sister.


That's it for today - I had a lot to get done so just had enough time to color this. Didn't have time to do any detailing as I didn't trust myself with a multiliner in the car!! I'll make cards later with today's image and yesterday's. Thanks for sticking with me and visiting during the challenge. I'd love to hear which was your favorite image that I colored, if you have one!

I'm taking a few days off, then I'll be back on August 2nd with the July Card Chain Challenge reveal.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Day 29 - All Abloom Take Two!

Oooo - second to last day - Day 29 of Kathy's (The Daily Marker30 Day Coloring Challenge. Can't believe I'm still hanging in there!! I thought I'd do another heart image from Penny Black's All Abloom transparent stamp set. More than one anniversary coming up so I'll have this on hand to make a card later! This time I colored with Crayola pencils & a Prismacolor blending pen. I started it last night and finished it in the wee hours this morning. Waited for sunrise but still didn't get a great photo, oh well... Here's my panel:


Quite a difference between this panel and yesterday's (watercolored) but I enjoyed doing both of them!! I might mask off this heart image and stamp some texture on the background - who knows?!

Sorry for the quick post but I'm taking a little road trip with one of my sisters. Tami's doing the driving so I'll be able to enjoy the scenery. It's looking to be a beautiful day for a drive!

Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

All Abloom for Day 28

Day 28 of Kathy's (The Daily Marker) 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Today I'm watercoloring the beautiful heart image from Penny Black's All Abloom transparent stamp set. I find this such a perfect image for anniversary cards, given the little birdie duo - so sweet! I started it last night so the background could dry well and then did the flowers this morning in about 90 minutes.


I stamped Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper with Antique Linen Distress Ink and colored with Yasutomo watercolors, then added a bit of orange Twinking H20. Nothing fancy. Didn't really like how my big flower turned out (shading too dark for my taste) but I messed with it a few times, then gave up! 

I still had some time before some appts today and made a quick anniversary card. I cut my panel with a stitched rectangle & stamped a simple sentiment, then added to a preformed A2 card. Sentiment is from a retired Hero Arts set (CL342 Everyday Sayings) that I use a lot!

Quick post today as I've a lot going on. Thanks for stopping & have a crafty day!!



Monday, July 27, 2020

Day 27 and I'm coloring Grumplings!

Grumplings, you ask? For Day 27 of Kathy's (The Daily Marker) 30 Day Coloring Challenge, I'm coloring some fun animal characters by Taylored Expressions! Taylor has these characters in all sorts of situations (Christmas, Halloween, you name it!) but I only own the Exercise Grumplings. Here are my Grumplings colored:


I used Copic Makers, employing all the tips Kathy shared on Day 22. The Grumpling images are only about 1.25" tall so there's not much room for detailing. I did my best! And here's a card made with three of the Grumplings:

Supplies: Paper - A2 windowed card by ??
My Mind's Eye Happy Day 6x6 patterned;
Paper Studio Glitter; Momenta Watercolor 8x8 patterned;
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
Stamps - Taylored Expressions Exercise Grumplings (with matching dies)
Hero Arts CL483 Type (retired) - sentiment
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 2 (retired);
Other - Copic Markers & multiliner; black/grey pencils

Sorry I lost the packaging for the A2 card I used; bought the pack at one of those stamping conventions years ago. I designed and made up the card last night so all I'd have to do was color the Grumplings and add them today. I needed a card for a friend who's having back problems. I originally bought this set with Debbie in mind because she's always dieting and trying half-heartedly to exercise! She also appreciates grumpy characters like that Maxine at Hallmark. Well, with her back out, Debbie can't exercise and doesn't feel much like dieting either!! They say something in all caps is like shouting & that's what these Grumplings do - hence the GET WELL sentiment. Hope Debbie's back heals quickly!!

Here's a quick shot of the inside:


Isn't that sentiment a hoot? Sadly this set is currently out of stock at TE but maybe you can find it elsewhere, if interested, or use the Notify Me feature. My favorite sentiment: "Diet Day 1 - I removed all the bad food from the house. It was delicious!!" That would be my trick - LOL! Well, I'm off to the Post Office to mail today's card. Thanks for visiting and have a crafty day!!

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Watercolored scene for Day 26

Hey friends - hope you're having a great day whichever one it is for you & sorry if your weekend's already over!! I'm on Day 26 of Kathy's (The Daily Marker) 30 Day Coloring Challenge - home stretch, if you will. Here's a watercolored scene I started yesterday afternoon with the background and diecutting & finished this morning, then made into a card:

Supplies: Paper - Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper
Stamps and Dies - Hero Arts June 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
Other - Distress Inks, Stain & re-inkers; Yasutomo watercolors;
Hero Arts Lacquer; black & grey pencils for shading;
 Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips

I recently received my June 2020 My Monthly Hero kit & hadn't used it yet. Thought I'd better break it in since I got my July kit on Friday!! I found this Hero Arts Blog post particularly inspiring and decided I'd watercolor a scene like Channin did that day. I made my card landscape and left off the mountains; also added some extra trees for more dimension & used the Northern Lights background stamp on my sky/ocean. Decided to use Distress re-inkers for my watercoloring this time - I have oodles and they don't get used very often. I think the last time was for a Tim Holtz class; I had a bunch of mini spritzer bottles loaded with reinker & water and some with Perfect Pearls. Note to self - be sure the cap is tight before storage; some spritzers had dripped. First chore was to clean that up!! When I didn't have a reinker color that worked, I used my watercolor palettes.

First I took a rectangle of watercolor paper, misted it and added Tumbled Glass reinker. Spritzed & moved color, then heat set. Next I stamped the Northern Lights (6x6 cling) using Stormy Sky Distress Ink and misted that too. Heat set, then painted pearl white metallic watercolor onto the swirly parts which wasn't very distinct; still isn't but that's ok, there's a nice shimmer irl. Also added some of that to the "ocean", plus some darker blue watercolor to the edges.

Next I colored the diecuts. I drew some grey lines to help me define where I wanted color on the lighthouse. Shaded a bit on the parts I left white. I used Brushed Pewter Distress Stain on the top section of the lighthouse; the windows were watercolored with Mustard Seed re-inker plus a teensy bit of Hickory Smoke. I used Evergreen Bough re-inker on the trees but added bits of Mustard Seed too, for some contrast as Kathy did on her birdie on Day 22. Twisted Citron re-inker went on the "lawn" . The cabin is Hickory Smoke, very watered down for the walls and I added some lines for siding. Heat set everything so it'd be dry to add to the card. Assembled scene onto panel & adhered to A2 card. Added lacquer to the windows. Used an SSS sentiment strip, added with foam tape. I figured this would be a good card for a guy.

Also adding this to the NBUS Challenge since I'm dipping into this kit for the first time!

Next, a quick couple cards using more alcohol ink bits from my Day 22 post. This time I used pieces of the Dura-Lar (acetate alternative) print over top of a pastel cards. I just glued w/Gina K Connect on the left edge and don't even think you can tell; static took care of the rest! Any splotches are alcohol inks! Added my diecut and alcohol inked circles and butterflies, then the sentiments. I used the tip Dawn (Dawn's World) shared here called Faux Embossing - just lay a slab of clear packing tape over your cardstock, then die cut. Viola - a glossy sentiment with little work & so fun!! 

Supplies: Anchor Paper textured cardstock; 
My Favorite Things Many Thanks die (retired)
Cas-ual Fridays Friend die
small butterfly - 2017 magazine freebie
see Day 22 post for rest, if interested

And on a sad note - sympathies to my friend Heather (Stamping and Stitching) & family whose sweet dog Toby passed away during the night. ­čśó Here's a photo I took of Toby when I was in Ireland last year. RIP Toby!!


Thanks for stopping and enjoy your day!! Hopefully I'll be back with more coloring tomorrow!

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Bookshelf final - Day 25

Hey there - I'm back with a card made from the bookshelf image I've been coloring for the past few days and finally finished (it was a marathon)!! For today's coloring - Day 25 at Kathy's (The Daily Marker) 30 Day Coloring Challenge, I did the final nooks and crannies with a multiliner. Kathy uses a Sharpie but all mine are at the "satellite studio". I probably didn't find all the N&Cs but that's ok. Kathy talks about "walking away" and not adding too much! In fact, a couple of spots got too dark and I had to dot in some white gel pen... 

Supplies: Paper - Stampin' Up Garden Green formed to A7;
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb; scrap of green;
Poptone Black Licorice
Stamps - Hero Arts CM425 Bookcase Peek-A-Boo Parts &
CL351 Friends (retired) - sentiment
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 2 (retired)
Other - Copic Markers & multiliner, black & grey pencils; 
Hero Arts clear lacquer & gem; white gel pen

And here's a shot of the bookshelf with just the black and grey pencil additions as Kathy described in her 12 steps post. Sorry for the dark photo - big cloud at the wrong moment yesterday afternoon!


After the grey markers are done, the next thing she does is add deeper color to spots so I did that too; didn't take a photo of just that step but you'll see the enhanced spots in the card photo. I also added clear lacquer to the camera, the bell jar, the glasses and the framed girl silhouette. Also added a bit of Wink of Stella to the pig and the golden planter. To tie my sentiment into the bookshelf, I colored and popped up a wee kitty. Reminds me of Misty, except she has no stripes. I recognize that expression though - part disdain and part feed me!!

Will also add this to the current Hero Arts Stay Crafty Challenge #12 where the theme is Friendship! 

Next, a quick card using pieces from past print-making coloring days: background from Day 11 and butterfly from Day 22. To change it up I used some diecuts not part of either day but from same or similar sets. It was really fun to mix and match and I still have plenty of pieces left for future.

Supplies: Paper - DCWV A2 card; Strathmore watercolor paper 140lb;
Paper Studio Glitter, Adirondack Gloss Finish; Momenta watercolor print
Stamps - Hero Arts CL184 Thoughtful Messages (retired)
Dies - Hero Arts DI133 Swallowtail Butterfly Fancy Die (retired);
My Favorite Things Blueprints 13 (retired);
Memory Box Bubble Circles
Other - watercolors & alcohol inks (see prev posts); Hero Arts gems

Thanks for stopping and have a crafty day!!




Friday, July 24, 2020

Coloring the bookshelf continues - Day 24 plus another Christmas card!

Hey friends - TGIF! For Day 24 of Kathy's (The Daily Marker) 30 Day Coloring Challenge, I'm continuing the work on my bookshelf started yesterday. Kathy shared a series of 12 tips with photos and am trying to follow her steps (some are combined in the same photo to save time). Here's today's coloring:


I'm coloring Hero Art's bookcase from CM425 Bookcase Peek-A-Boo Parts. My post yesterday showed the base layer of Copic Markers, nothing else. I did not draw any brown lines as Kathy did on her birds. Later yesterday afternoon I added texture to a few spots - not many as the images are so small - using a bit of Copic blender on a rag. I put the rag over a Q-tip to make it small enough to dab on these little images! Did some on the pig, a few books and the planters. Then I added the darker colors to the existing base colors. Here's a shot of the bookcase to that stage:


Can you see the difference from yesterday? Just doing those couple things added a lot! The photo at top has Kathy's next steps of outlining places with a dark grey marker, then softening it with a lighter grey. That added even more depth to the image. LOL - I see a lot of spots I missed; can you? Guess I was still asleep - will have to add some more grey!

That's all I'm doing for coloring today. I'll be back tomorrow with more additions! 

Still with me? In case you want to see something other than coloring, here's a Christmas card for two challenges - last minute for CAS Christmas Nativity and perfect timing for Christmas Kickstart Starry Starry Night.

Supplies: Paper - Neenah White; Poptone Black Licorice
Stamps - Hero Arts CM105 Dreams are Made (stars) &
CM374 Color Layering Nordic Tree (sentiment)
Silhouette files by Lori Whitlock - 4917 Nativity Silhouette &
70556 Full Nativity (I didn't use everything)
Inks - Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress, 
Distress Embossing & Hero Arts Intense Black
Other - Ranger Seafoam White ep; white gel pen; 
Michael's gem; brown pencils

Slimline cards are coming into fashion right now but I've had the Nativity pieces and a long card sitting in a project envelope for YEARS! When I was Misty-proofing for my brother's cat to  visit earlier this month I came across the project envelope with its mish-mash of Nativity stuff cut on the Silhouette. Decided I should use them for CAS Christmas but hadn't gotten around to it, then Christmas Kickstart announced a star theme. I knew I had to get moving! Used washi tap to mask off top and bottom for some white space. Stamped and embossed the stars, then inked the sky using my new Pink & Main tool. Added a brown line and some shading for ground and glued down the Nativity pieces (mixed and matched from two files). Stamped a sentiment and adhered a star gem - done!!

Thanks for visiting!!

 


Thursday, July 23, 2020

Day 23 Bookshelf - Starting with Basic Coloring

Hey all - Day 23 of Kathy's (The Daily Marker) 30 Day Coloring Challenge!! Still hanging in there and today I'm just sharing a quick basic coloring of a stamped bookshelf image. Kathy's post yesterday had a lot of photos of each step of her coloring process so I thought I'd try following them over the next few days!


I stamped the main image from Hero Arts CM425 Bookcase Peek-a-Boo Parts using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink. Then I did a quick base layer of Copic markers per Kathy's step one. That's it. Took about an hour. My photo contains just a few of the oodles of markers I pulled for my base layer. To making it quicker, I tried to use the same color at least once on every shelf. Haven't decided how to do the "wall" behind the bookshelf yet - it might stay stark white like the walls at my house....

Hope you have a wonderful day - thanks for visiting!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Print-making coloring with a twist (Day 22)

Hi friends - another quick post as I'm off to have lunch with friends later today & I need to shop for something to take! It's Day 22 of Kathy's (The Daily Marker) 30 Day Coloring Challenge and I'm returning to the print-making coloring Kathy demo'd on Day 1 (same link as for the Challenge) but with a twist. Rather than using watercolors, I'm using Alcohol Inks!! Here's my print with colored diecuts atop a piece of ivory cardstock:


My friend Cindy (Escape to Stamping) was using AIs on a stencil and I got mine out (see the card I made here). I didn't do anything specifically for the coloring challenge with them until now. I didn't have large sheets of Yupo paper but I found some Grafix Dura-Lar (acetate alternative). I thought it would be fun to try making a print on it with AIs (others have probably done it; I just haven't seen it). I used Ranger's Adirondack Alcohol Ink cardstock to die cut the images because I couldn't find my Yupo after just using it the other day - so frustrating!! Later in the post you'll see some different colored cards behind a couple pieces of print for potential cards.

Here's a photo of the print in process with some of the AIs used (sorry for dark photo - it was taken just after 1am!). The Dura-Lar has a tissue sheet between each piece so I left one behind and then put a couple paper towels on my work surface. Didn't really get any bleeding through. As you can see, I ran out of the thin cotton panels used for inking - no worries, a cotton makeup pad worked fine. I also used a Q-tip for inking the thinner circles. Dies used - Spellbinders Elegant Twist Circles Etched Dies (enabled by my friend Virginia's post) and the same retired Hero Arts butterfly I used on my first print-making coloring on Day 11.

Alcohol ink colors: Watermelon, Red Pepper, Wild Plum, 
Sunshine Yellow, Butterscotch, Sailboat Blue, Stream, & Citrus. 
Plus Gold Mixatives and blending solution.

Finally, I cut up the print into pieces and laid a couple onto different colored card bases with some of the diecuts just so you could see the potential cards. Interesting how the print changes, isn't it?



How about you? What kind of print-making might you try? Distress paints might be fun or crayons? Anyway, this coloring challenge continues to be entertaining to me and you can still join in for the remaining 8 days! Hope to see you there & thanks for stopping by!!


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Adding circles behind images - Day 21

Hey there - I'm trying out something Kathy (The Daily Marker) shared on Day 19 of her 30 Day Coloring Challenge, now on Day 21!! She added background circles to her sketch to add some interest. I figured I'd give it a try on a stamped image. Kathy used common household items to trace her circles (roll of tape, etc.); I just used the negatives from circles I'd diecut. I made my panel into a card already:

Supplies - DCWV A2 card; Paper Studio Black;
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Stamps - Gina K Designs Stately Flowers 7
Die - My Favorite Things Blueprints 20 (retired)
Other - Copic markers & multiliner; black pencil; 
sentiment strip from SSS as below

I stamped the lady's slipper, masked it & added the wild prairie roses, added another mask to the left rose and stamped the red clover. Diecut the panel with a stitched rectangle. Next I traced my circles and colored them first. Why? Felt like it, I guess! Then I colored the other flowers & added shading and nooks & crannies. The latter made all the difference - sorta wish I had a photo of how it looked before all this detailing!! I thought it was a bit hopeless, especially the clover, but now I like it.

Finally, I'm sharing a card made with the floral panel from Day 19. I diecut the panel with a stitched rectangle, added a sentiment strip from Simon Says Stamp, matted with orange and adhered to a top-fold pale green card. The image is from a 2009 Hero Arts set "A Million Thanks" (retired). Nothing fancy but I zeroed in on the image by cutting off a lot of the white around it. Added some clear Wink of Stella to the flower centers and the interesting leaf veins.


Thanks for stopping and I hope you have a day filled with color!!


Monday, July 20, 2020

Back to watercolors for Day 20

Hey there - it's Monday and off to a beautiful start!! I had lunch with some relatives yesterday in my hometown. About 5 hrs round trip in the car but it was worth it to see the few, socially distant people we could include! My aunt Tia got a new apartment so she gave us the grand tour. She had framed a sweet hummingbird print cut off the front of a commercial greeting card - no idea what brand or by whom, but it inspired me to try a sketch of my own. If anyone recognizes it and can attribute, let me know. I'm just trying out my watercoloring skills for Day 20 of Kathy's (The Daily Marker) 30 Day Coloring Challenge, not copying someone's work for gain!!

Supplies - Strathmore 140lb watercolor paper;
Yasutomo watercolors; green Twinking H20 pot;
grey pencil; various brushes; mister

Here's the wall art that inspired me (sorry you can see my reflection, cell phone in hand). I couldn't read the teensy signature but it sorta looks like didrey...


And here's the rough sketch I did with a light grey pencil to start myself off:


I have loads more to do on this but was able to spend and hour on it today. I'm not artist but thought I was capturing the spirit of the birdie heading to the flower.

Finally, I'll share an Alcohol Ink lift card I made to thank the hosts of yesterday's lunch.

Supplies: Paper - Yupo; Hero Arts pine card (retired)
Stamps - Gina K Designs Natural Silhouettes & Hands of Love 
Other - Archival black ink; Alcohol inks; Lift ink; Pink and Main heart

Cindy (Escape to Stamping) was playing around with stencils & AIs the other day so I got mine out. I tried a lift with a stencil - if you look closely, you may see vague lines of it. Wasn't working well so I got out a solid floral image and did the lift with it. Stamped a sentiment with archival ink, added to a card base - done! Decided to add a sweet little Pink & Main heart by the sentiment.

That's it for today - have a great day & thanks for stopping!!


Sunday, July 19, 2020

Quick coloring for Day 19

Happy Sunday friends - I'm in with a quickie post for Day 19 of Kathy's (The Daily Marker) 30 Day Coloring Challenge. She says you only need to color 10 minutes a day to reap the benefits - that's all I thought I had today (I literally set the timer!). I quickly colored this pretty flower stem from the 2009 Hero Arts clear set "A Million Thanks" using Copic Markers & stretching it to taking 30 minutes. I'll finish it & make it into a card later.


Next, I'm sharing a card I made yesterday using three leftover flowers from Day 14 when I did Yana Smakula's blending-free Copic coloring. I had colored four large flowers that day but only need one for my Day 14 card. For this card, I used a piece of patterned paper, a card base and a sentiment - added flowers & done!!

Supplies: Paper - Paper Studio Bright Green A2 card; 
Doodlebug Kraft in Color 6x6;
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
Stamps - Hero Arts CL443 Good Thoughts and
CL272 All Occasion Messages (both retired)
Other - Hero Arts Intense Black Ink; Copic Markers

Yesterday I ended up watching Vocality's porch concert on Facebook Live - no worries about heat, humidity or social distancing!! If interested, you can watch the recording HERE (singing starts about 2:30 minutes in). Today I'm having lunch with my sister and a couple aunties and I'm glad it's cooler than yesterday!! Have a great day and thanks for stopping!!


Saturday, July 18, 2020

Day 18 Coloring and finished line drawing

Hey everyone - for Day 18 of Kathy's (The Daily Marker) 30 Day Coloring Challenge I finished off the tulip scene I started on Day 2.  

Supplies: Paper - Hero Arts pine cardstock; kraft cardstock;
Bazzill brown; Tim Holtz watercolor paper
Stamps - Hero Arts CM420 Hero Florals Tulips &
Other - Yasutomo watercolors and Twinkling H20s;
Old Paper Distress Ink

I had already stamped and colored the tulip. I added a butterfly without bothering to mask it. It was easy to line up to sit lightly on the flower, using a MISTI. Colored the butterfly, then added the ground and sky to the scene. Added some more shading to the tulip too. I stamped a friendship sentiment so I can add my card to the current Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge #12 Friendship.


Next, I'm sharing the line drawing from yesterday - I finished it last night! Meant to save it and finish today but it's so addictive I couldn't wait!! Here's the finished drawing made into a card (I posted it on Facebook already so you may have seen it there):

Supplies: Paper - DCWV A2 card; Poptone Black Licorice;
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Sentiment Stamp - Hero Arts CL272 All Occasion Messages (retired)
Other - Copic Markers; foam tape; black pencil, ruler

With the line drawing and coloring, then assembling of card, this took about 4 hrs. Definitely not one for mass production. Took a break in the afternoon to get a coffee and buy some markers that dried up on me - LOL. The sentiment actually says "you are so special to me" but I did surgery years ago to cut off the "to me". Makes it that much shorter and easier to fit; I didn't want to cover up much of my coloring - worked too hard on it!!

Thanks for stopping!! Hopefully I'll get to hear some music this afternoon - a barbershop quartet called Vocality will perform (socially distant from each other) from the tenor's front porch. Guests sit in the yard on their own lawn chairs, socially distant of course. Or, you can always drive by in your car and listen as you pass!! We'll see what I do... Catch you later!!

Friday, July 17, 2020

TGIF and Day 17 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hey there friends - aren't you glad it's the weekend?! Well, it's Day 17 of Kathy's (The Daily Marker) 30 Day Coloring Challenge and I'm still hanging in there!

Here's my coloring for today:


I liked Kathy's idea of creating a line drawing and coloring it. I used a 4.25x5.5 piece of Neenah and drew lines with a black pencil & a ruler. I won't say like she does, because hers are so much better!! I colored using Copic markers just to try it. She uses a jumbo piece of watercolor paper and creates amazing art; I was just going for an interesting background for a card. What do you think so far? Here's an early photo:


I used the same black pencil to scribble a little shading around each block - thought it might be fun and easy to blend as I colored. In the above photo I'd done the shading on the top half when I decided it might be a good idea to test out some colors before I continued. What if I hated it?? So I used three lavenders and three teals as the test - like it so I finished the shading. This was early this morning. Then I worked on it another couple hours to get it to the point of the photo at top. Since that photo I did a few more blocks and I'll finish it up tomorrow.

Next I'm sharing a card made with the watercolored floral panel from yesterday. I worked on it a couple more hours after I got home from lunch with a friend. Hopefully it looks better than it did yesterday but I still see some black areas I could soften!! I'm sure there's much more that could be done but I'm done with it - LOL! I stamped a sentiment and a butterfly to the panel, matted it and adhered to an A7 card. Done!

Supplies: Paper - Strathmore watercolor 140 lb; 
Poptone Gumdrop & Paper Studio Brights
Stamps - Gina K Designs + Hero Arts Friendship Blooms;
Gina K Designs Stately Flowers 7 (sentiment & butterfly)
Other - Hero Arts blue ink from some MMH kit; Michael's gem;
white gel pen; Yasutomo watercolors

That's it for now. I'm getting quite the abnormal workout trying to post every day!! Thanks to those who continue to visit me and thanks to Cindy (Escape to Stamping) who continues to be an inspiration, besides Kathy, to keep going with the coloring challenge!! Off to Michaels for more Copics....