Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Running Horse Birthday Card

I made something similar to this last month. Just using the extra horse that I watercolored.

It is going to Cousin Pati – I inadvertently ghosted her on a few card requests last fall. (I think I was overwhelmed with in-law care & paperwork at the time.)

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise (retired), Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Real Brush Clean Color Pens, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder.


Regal Rose Gerbera Daisy Birthday Card

I used my ZIG real brush pens to wash a coral-y mix of pink and orange over this daisy (stamped on Bristol cardstock). After die cutting, I mounted on some neutral Amy Tangerine paper. Sadly, when I went to pull cardstock for matting and the sentiment, I found I was out of the old Stampin’ Up! Cameo Coral (a soft pastel coral). I did find a sheet of Regal Rose in my stash, it is close enough for this.

Dropped into the mail to a family member, HOPEFULLY arriving on time for Thursday birthday!

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Regal Rose (retired), Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Brown (060), Light Green (041), Orange (070), Pink (025), dies – Essentials by Ellen (daisy), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Galloping Birthday Card

Hello!

This was another card for my father-in-law.

I stamped the horse on Bristol cardstock, and used my ZIG real brush pens with an aqua brush to watercolor.

What’s going on in your world?

I’ve been keeping busy – sewing masks, a few birthday cards, walking. Worrying about a few family members with medical issues.

Did you get a chance to watch Hamilton? OH. MY. WORD. Just FABULOUS. I hope to get the opportunity to see it live at some point.

Have a great day!

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise (retired), Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Brown (060), Cobalt Blue (031), Light Green (041), dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


More Wildflower Cards

Yes, once I started with this wildflower stamp, I COULD NOT STOP.

The card on the left was a request from Offspring3 after she saw the first wildflower card.

The cards on the left and in the middle are both watercolored using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and an aqua brush.

The card on the right was stamped first in Distress Inks, then watercolored with an aqua brush, finally overstamped with the image again in black ink (and embossed). It is supposed to be a loose watercolor, but I don’t know if I went “loose” enough – it might just appear to be mistakes! I did splatter some matching ink over it when dry.

All three are Strathmore Bristol paper – so the color would flow effortlessly with the aqua brush.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pixie Pink (retired), Poppy Parade, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Black (010), Brown (060), Carmine Red (022), Light Green (041), Light Violet (081), Orange (070), Pink (025), Yellow (050), embossing powder Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Watercolored Spring Blooms Birthday Card

I needed a birthday card for this week. It was nice to step away from the sewing machine and craft something else.

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, paper – Arches watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Green (040), Orange (070), watercolors – Sakura Koi, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Yet ANOTHER Square Card!

Hello, hello!

I have the new computer up & running, and all of my files restored.  WHEW!

This card is for my mother-in-law.

I stamped the wreath on Bristol, and used my Real Brush pens.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gable Green (way, way retired!), Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Brown (060), Carmine Red (022), Green (040), Light Green ((041), Light Violet (081), Orange (070), Pink (025), Yellow (050), die – Spellbinders, sequins – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Guess What? Chicken Butt Note Card

One of the offspring still says this to me!

I had trouble photographing this – the first photo I had the card taped shut, so you can see the chicken through the window. Overall gloomy day on Monday, the lighting was just never optimal.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Heidi Swapp, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Brown (060), Carmine Red (022), Orange (070), Yellow (050), dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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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.


Cool Bear Tag – 12 Tags of Christmas 2019 Challenge

Ellen Hutson is having her 12 Tags of Christmas 2019 Challenge again this year. I always love to see what her designers create. This year, the daily themes are inspired by Christmas Carols.

My tag was inspired by Day 7, Cool Yule with Heather Meeson . After I saw the title, “Cool Yule”, Baloo from the animated version of The Jungle Book was stuck in my head.

So, I colored the MFT sELFIE bear similar to Baloo. Who could be cooler? Shoobie doo bop!

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, Scrapbook.com, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic 100, B0000, N1, N4, R29, YG23, Gina K. Designs Amalgam, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – Taylored Expressions, hole punch – Fiskars, organdy ribbon – ClearBags.


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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.