Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Square Turquoise Daisy Birthday Card

This one was for personal use.

How were your holidays?

Ours were OK. We celebrated Christmas together as a family the weekend after Christmas, due to Offspring1 travel.

Biggest tragedy was dropping a large Pyrex mixing bowl and the glass shards *POSSIBLY* spraying into a large batch of macaroni & shrimp salad that I was making for one of my cousins on Christmas Eve. We cleaned up all the glass. Husband ran to the grocery store to purchase more shrimp. Offspring3 scooted to a local antique store and bought me a replacement Pyrex mixing bowl (she is sweet!). I made a new batch of macaroni & shrimp salad for my cousin. Husband (mostly) and Offspring3 ate all of the *possibly contaminated* macaroni & shrimp salad, with no visible complications so far.

Happy New Year! May 2020 be kind to us all!

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, Karen Foster Snap Stamps, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Broken China, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Cobalt Blue (031), Green (040), Light Green (041), Yellow (050), dies – Essential by Ellen (daisy), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, circle punch -Stampin’ Up!, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white, twine – Martha Stewart.


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Coloring MFT’s Flowers in Bloom

I had some very quiet time over the weekend. Got some coloring done.

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Copic, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


And November begins…

I finished the paperwork I was working on for the in-laws early in the week, and even found time to stamp and color a few things before other chores took over (making a birthday cake, cleaning the house).

I am hoping that a few fun size bags of M&Ms will lure my mojo to the craft table this afternoon!

Have a great Friday!

Stamps – My Favorite Things, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Arches watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Real Red, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Copics, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (tag), Spellbinders (square), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – ClearBags.


Night Sky Forever and Always Card

I wanted a blended background behind this die, and I found a “night sky” in my completed pieces folder.

Supplies:  Paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – Taylored Expressions.


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Stormy Skies Thinking of You Card

My colors were inspired by last week’s Color Throwdown Challenge #562.

I didn’t realize until I was finished blending the inks that I had played along with the challenge (I had the above graphic printed & sitting on my craft table), and by then I had missed the deadline.

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Watercolor Poppies Birthday Card

I made a second poppies card a few weeks ago when I was watercoloring on Bristol card stock.

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powders – Stampendous Detail clear, gold.


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Happy Holidays Husky Card

OK, YES, the blending brushes still have my attention! This time, the base for the blending was Bristol card stock.

I colored the image with Copic markers, then let those colors dictate the colors for the background blend. From the bottom:  Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet.

Supplies:  Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, Shimmery White, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Copic 100, B24, BG10, BG23, C3, C5, C7, R21, V17, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Newton’s Nook (dog/snowman), Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (oval), embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear.