Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Purple Floral on Kraft Birthday Card

I have seen several artists posting cards colored with colored pencils on kraft cardstock recently. I decided to give it a try. I have never tried to blend colored pencils (for this I used Prismacolor pencils) before, and it was really easy to do (and, BONUS! you can erase if you go outside the lines!).

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Royal Velvet, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, pencils – Prismacolor, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Gold Detail, metallic cord – Paper Mart.

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Hot Dog Dachshund Note Card

wiener dog hot dog note

I got Lawn Fawn’s “Critters at the Dog Park” stamp set from Offspring2 on Christmas, and I couldn’t wait to ink it up. I decided on a single layer note card.

I embossed the dog and sentiment, then colored with Prismacolor pencil and blended with gamsol. The grass was stamped after everything else was cool & dry.

Wiener dogs running with ears flopping is just such a happy sight!

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, paper – Papertrey Ink White, inks – Copic Multiliner, Stampin’ Up! Wild Wasabi, VersaFine Onyx Black, pencils – Prismacolor PC945 Sienna Brown, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear , twine – Martha Stewart.


Christmas Shiba Card

xmas 2014 J

I think I have mentioned before, Offspring2 and I share all things Shiba Inu related. (I have too many allergies, we cannot have any animals (furry, hairless, or hypo allergenic!), reptiles, feathered things in the house.)

I finally splurged and bought Lawn Fawn’s “Into The Woods” stamp set (and matching dies), because the fox image reminds me of a Shiba. I colored the image with my Prismacolor pencils and blended with gamsol. Then, I die cut the image and mounted it on a tag with some silver snowflakes.

So, I finished my cookie baking yesterday, and made a HUGE batch of Nuts & Bolts (cereal snack mix).

nuts and bolts 2014

My recipe for Nuts & Bolts comes from Spouse’s Aunt, who claims it she got the recipe from a childhood friend. No measuring involved, the recipe calls for whole boxes of cereal, whole bag of pretzels, whole pound of nuts. The recipe was written back in the 1960’s, when cereal only came in one size box (not 3 or 4 choices per cereal). I am a bargain hunter, so I bought the biggest boxes of each variety when they were on sale in my local Target. I wound up with 2 roasting pans full of Nuts & Bolts! I looked online for the recipe, and none are quite our recipe. The closest recipe I found is here:  Once Upon a Chef, Nuts n’ Bolts recipe .

Supplies: Stamps- A Muse Artstamps, Lawn Fawn, paper – Lawn Fawn Snow Day, Papertrey Ink White, Recollections Silver Mirror, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, pencils – Prismacolor PC914 (cream), PC941 (light brown), PC943 (burnt umber), PC1034 (goldenrod), dies – Impression Obsession (snowflakes), Lawn Fawn (tag, fox), My Favorite Things (snowflake), Stampin’ Up! (banner), embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum, twine – We R Memory Keepers.