Thursday, February 7, 2019

Brave

Another fun Viking card. This time, I used a slightly different palette with some purples and browns. I think it turned out really great, and I was so thrilled to have the perfect matching paper from Sunny Studios.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Pastel Hello

I'm in a spring mood today, so I thought I'd make something super cute. I used Mama Elephant's Pretend Play stamp set and hello die, along with a Blueprint die from My Favorite Things. I'm really digging this comic strip look and I think it works just perfectly for today's card.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Viking Day

I could not resist another viking card, as I really had fun coloring and adding texture. This time around, I paired the viking with a water-colored background. Watercolor is both a most wonderful and a most frustrating medium to work with. I'm learning to embrace it and create some fun effects.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~


Monday, February 4, 2019

Bring more coffee

It's Monday, and I need more coffee -- something I catch myself saying every Monday. I thought I'd whip up a quick card using a to-go cup stamp and a snarky sentiment strip from Tim Holtz. Both of them were a part of Simon Says Stamp card kits, so I'm glad to be making good use of them. And, of course, to tie everything together, I added some gold sparkle.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Sunday, February 3, 2019

I Vike You

It's time to get some Valentine's ready, and I thought I'd start with this super fun Viking stamp from Birdie Brown. I really enjoyed coloring the Viking - from choosing the colors to getting the textures just right. I'm very happy with how the fur overcoat turned. I brought in some colored pencils to my Copic coloring to get the texture just right.

I kept the rest of the card very simple, adding a sentiment and a blended background. I used a few distress oxide inks for the blending and a hexagon die to make my mask. It's a pretty simple card, but I really like how it turned out.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Happy Pix

And I'm back in my comfort zone with a sweet little card featuring the adorable Pix the bunny from Mama Elephant. I really like this playful "happy" die and I think it matches perfectly with a candy stripe and stitched scallops. A bit of gold cord and a few enamel dots tie everything together perfectly.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Friday, February 1, 2019

Rose of Thanks

I'm definitely pushing outside my comfort zone again, this time with a chic floral card. I used a layering stamp set from Altenew that intimidates me a little, but I do like the colors I chose for the layers. I think it turned out pretty and I like the color palette on this card.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Watercolor Camera Hello

Watercolor is a technique I both enjoy and I'm endlessly frustrated with. One of the things I struggle with the most is the sheer lack of control. Water does what it wants and it's very challenging to get it to look exactly the way it does in my head. But practice makes perfect and I decided to embrace the unpredictability and make an interesting (and different) card. I think it turned out pretty unique.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Tulip Birthday

A quick birthday card share today with some tulips. I used some very quick Copic flat coloring, then added details with my Prismacolor pencils. It's a technique I enjoy, but have not done for some time. I'll have to pull out my pencils more often!

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Desert Hello

I recently got a couple of desert-inspired goodies to make some special cards with. I decided to use a stamp and window die from Hero Arts to make this hello card. With a bit of Copic coloring, I think it turned out pretty swell.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~