Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Watercolor Hello

Tomorrow is my birthday and I'm ready to celebrate. I won't be sharing a card, so here is a mermaid-y creation today to share the joy. I did a little bit of watercoloring and stamping for texture. I think it turned out pretty great.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Bits & Pieces: Amazing

A really quick card share today - after a week filled with overtime, I need a quiet weekend off.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Friday, February 28, 2020

Special Friend

I got a small set of blending brushes for Christmas, and I really wanted to try them out. I went for a super soft barely-there blend, and the brushes are really excellent for that. I will have to play with them again sometime.

Note, this is my 1000th blog post. Queue small celebration, hooray~!

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Captain of My Heart

Keeping up with the nautical theme, here is a super simple little love card. I combined Birdie Brown's Mermazing and Party Like a Pirate stamp, along with a bit of inking over patterned paper. It's very simple, but I think it works.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Monday, February 24, 2020

Ahoy Scene

Can't do a mermaid card without also having some pirate fun. I played with making my own water texture on simple colored cardstock with a Copic marker and a white gel pen. I think it turned out pretty good and really makes the cute Pirate stamp shine.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Lemony Friend

Sometimes a simple card is the best. Today's card came together in just a few minutes, but I think it turned out fun and cheerful.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Space Mermaid


Do you ever get an idea in your head that just keeps creeping back in until you make it happen? I've had this concept of space mermaids stuck in my brain for ages, but never could figure out how to turn it into a card. I decided to just jump in and play with another Birdie Brown stamp set and made a fun little card. The background is layered watercolor and the stars are pearlescent paint that glimmers softly in the light.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Mission Control: Birthday

Today's card features a super cute astronaut stamp from the Birdie Brown line. I bought this stamp set in 2017, and never got around to inking it up. My big goal in 2020 is to use as many of the stamps I already own as possible. So, I decided to use a playful starry patterned paper and pair it with a simple scene.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Happy Heart Day!

Happy Valentine's weekend! I have spent this weekend doing a few fun things with my husband, but I did want to share this simple little card I made with nothing but patterned paper, cardstock, a die and enamel dots.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Yellow Hello

I thought I'd play with layouts a little bit today. I have a few squares of 2x2 patterned paper from a project and I've been thinking up new ways to use them (aside from a basic background for a critter). I think this layout turned out pretty fun, and I'm going to try to challenge myself to try a few other ways of incorporating those paper bits.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~