Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Children’s Folk Tales from India – A Book by A Blogging Friend

Hey, Happy Sunday!

I want to share happy news about one of my blogging friends today.

Lekha and I actually met through our blogs a few years ago, and it turns out we live within about 40 miles of each other geographically. So we have actually met in person!

Recently, Lekha has published a book titled, “The Thirsty Crow & The Crow and the Fox”.

The two tales are so sweet, and she has done a great job with her illustrations.

Here is a link to the book on Amazon:

The Thirsty Crow & The Crow and the Fox

And here is a link to the post on Lekha’s blog that announces the book:

The Thirsty Crow & The Crow and the Fox – LM Expressions

So proud of her for pursuing this dream and seeing it through to fruition! Congrats, Lekha!


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Night Cacti Reasons to Be Happy Card

This paper is from the DCVW pad from yesterday. I love the blues and teals, I think it looks like a night time desert scene (knowing that the cacti would not actually be in pots in the desert!).

Disclaimer: I have never been to the desert at night, my visual imagination may be WRONG.

Supplies: Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – DCWV No Prob LLama, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.

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Magenta and Pool G-LLama-rous Card

LLamas on a magenta background??  YES, PLEASE!

Offspring3 went birthday shopping for me (with some additional funding from Offspring1), and she found this Die Cuts With A View (DCWV) pad that has llamas AND magenta foil. Who knew this existed???

I will probably hoard the pages with magenta foil while I come up with the PERFECT projects.  😉

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – DCWV No Prob Llama, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, ink – VersaMark, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Cozy Up Owls Note Cards

These cute little owls (and sentiments) are from a tiny Technique Tuesday set called Cozy Up Owl. I sat them on an old Papertrey ink branch (actually, I stamped the individual owls first, masked their little feet, and then stamped the branch).

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Green Galore (retired), Soft Sky (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copics – B02, BG15, E15, E19, E23, E33, E51, E53, E57, R29, Y17, YG06, YR09, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (speech bubble), Spellbinders (circle, ovals), Taylored Expressions (curved tags), embossing folders – Darice (beach waves), Provo Craft (snowflakes), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Clear, twine – MarkerPOP.

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You Are Mermazing Card

I used this cutie on a birthday card I needed to send, and made a second card with a fun sentiment.

I stamped the rock first, then masked it off to blend the sky and water. The mermaid was colored with Copics and die cut, but then I fussy cut it with detail scissors right against the embossing. I colored the raw edge with a black marker. I used an embossing folder on the water part of the card.

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Copic B02, BG15, BV00, C3, E11, E21, E23, E51, V04, 100, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing folder – Darice, sequins – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.

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Dog and Paint Chip Birthday Card

The paint chip stash was calling to me!

I am mailing this out for a family birthday this week.

Supplies:  Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Reverse Confetti, paper – Home Depot paint chips, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Copic E19, 100, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flat bottom cloud), Lawn Fawn (dog, stitched rectangle), Memory Box (clouds), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.

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Floral Anniversary Card

I had this image to color, but I didn’t have the Copic colors to match the vision in my head. Luckily, I could make it work with colored pencils.

This card is a little different than most of my “circle main image” cards. This one, I cut the circle hole into the layer of purple, so the image is behind the purple instead of resting on top. The silver frame is on top of the purple.

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Paper Salon, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stardream Metallics Silver, Taylored Expressions Jelly Donut, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, pencils & blender – Prismacolor, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.