Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Smile Instant Camera Card

I recently bought some Derwent watercolor pencils on sale, this was my first try using them. They were very easy to work with.

Supplies: Stamp – Altenew, paper – Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Strathmore Bristol, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, watercolor pencils – Derwent, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – We R Memory Keepers.

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Pink Floral Encouragement Card – Essentials by Ellen October 2017 Mix It Up Challenge

Here is my entry for the Essentials by Ellen October 2017 Mix It Up Challenge with Altenew.

I combined Altenew’s Henna Elements set with a sentiment from Essentials by Ellen’s Courage set. My original color scheme did not include pink, but, OH…it is October, Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Essentials by Ellen, paper – Avery Elle Neutral Collection, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, inks – Copic C1, RV0000, RV11, RV13, RV14, YG23, YG25, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Oh Happy Life Grateful Card

This is a partial page from the Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life 6 x 6 pad.

I am struggling with news overload – the Las Vegas tragedy has almost totally replaced the Puerto Rico crisis (in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria).

Hurricanes (and other weather related disasters), I can grasp “how this happened”. My understanding HOW does not make the outcome any less devastating.

Gun tragedies (“home grown terrorist”), like Las Vegas – I cannot wrap my head around these.

I don’t own a gun. I don’t want to own a gun. I don’t want the Second Amendment (the right to bear arms) repealed, but I don’t think anyone needs to have a semi automatic (or automatic) weapon.

Enough of my dark mood.

SO…let’s be grateful for what we have. Let’s go out and try to make someone’s day better, in whatever way (small or large) we can.

Supplies: Paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry, twine – Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo.


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Turquoise Swirly Treat Note Card

I needed a quick pick me up note card for someone near & dear to my heart.

Accompanied by a KING SIZE candy bar, to keep the dementors at bay.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Doodlebug Designs Boos & Brews, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Hero Arts (cup, swirl top), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Hologram Highlights.


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Flamingo Laughter is the Best Medicine Card

A quick, bright card for my friend in the middle of chemotherapy.

Supplies: Stamp – Paper Smooches, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pretty in Pink (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.