Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Colored Bottle Birthday Card

colored bottles birthday

I used the Avery Elle beer bottle (OK, maybe it is a soft drink bottle…{insert eyeball roll here}) to make a collage of colored glass. Do you collect any specific colors of glass? I am not a big collector (we are NOT talking about crafting supplies, we are talking about collections to display!), but I do have 2 beautiful cobalt blue wine bottles from Germany (thanks to my friend, Paulette¬† – who liked the wine in the blue bottle – for saving them for me all those years ago in Bavaria!) that were the inspiration for this card.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Strathmore Bristol, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Real Brush Clean Color Pens Blue (030), Brown (060), Carmine Red (022), Cobalt Blue (031), Green (040), Light Green (041), Orange (070), Yellow (050), dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Beach Sunset Thinking of You Note Card

beachy sunset thinking note v2

Just playing with Distress Ink blending on Strathmore Bristol paper. Ink blends so effortlessly on Bristol!

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Falling Hearts Thinking of You Card

falling hearts thinking of you blended

I made this for Robin, the owner of HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. She is front and center in my thoughts since the flash flood of Historic Ellicott City on July 30th (I posted about the flooding HERE ).

She was in the building Sunday and Monday to remove art, with artists and friends helping. It sounds like the air was toxic. Hoping everyone involved recovers quickly!

(I volunteered for the removal team, but, alas, my lack of a smartphone (no ability to get mass notification to mobilize quickly) knocked me off the list.¬† Then, I realized that it was a good thing I got knocked off the list –¬† my asthma and allergies – mold is such a big trigger for me.)

There is a gofundme page for Robin and HorseSpiritArts:

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery Rebuilding

Or to help Historic Ellicott City in general, you can donate through the EC Partnership .

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Tempting Turquoise, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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BRIGHT Floral Birthday Note Card

zig amuse bright birthday note

 

Here is a note card made with the Bright Floral Background I created a few weeks ago. The colors are so vibrant, I skipped embellishments. The rough/raw brush strokes are intentional.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Textured Brilliant Blue (retired), Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens Carmine Red (22), Light Green (41), Orange (70), Pink (25), Yellow (50), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

 


Large Handpainted Birthday Card

lilly esque palm birthday

Remember the watercolored palm tree background from a few weeks ago? Here is the birthday card I made with it. I thought about adding sequins or jewels, but it just didn’t work for me. This card is for personal use, and I made it large – 5 x 7 inches.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, TimHoltz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Cobalt Blue (31), Green (40),Light Green (41), Pink (25), die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Bright Floral Background

bright marigolds a la lilly background

Another background attempt, a la Lilly Pulitzer. I did make a mistake on this one – I did not mean for there to be any RED on the card. Alas, I grabbed the wrong pen, and red made it onto the card. Pretty, but not for the original purpose now.

I stamped the marigold in Distress Ink, and colored directly onto the paper with the ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens. No water involved on this one.

Supplies: Stamp – A Muse Artstamps, paper – Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Blueprint Sketch, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens Carmine Red (22), Light Green (41), Orange (70), Pink (25), Yellow (50).


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Watercolored Background

watercolored palm trees a la lilly background

I am working on a large birthday card for personal use, and created a large background in the style of Lilly Pulitzer prints. I stamped the tree in Distress Ink, then watercolored with an aqua brush and ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens. The tree trunks were watercolored with more of the Distress Ink.

I am 90% sure I am using this background for the card…but, the birthday is not until August, I still have a few more weeks to waffle about it and change my mind!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Cobalt Blue (31), Green (40),Light Green (41), Pink (25).