Tuesday, February 26, 2019

SOS 390: Fabulous February

This challenge at Shopping Our Stash was chosen by me: Fabulous February!  Ahhh, February.  By February, some of us start writing the proper year on our checks, we celebrate love, and we are reminded of the beauty of purple Amethyst and violets, the signs Pisces and Aquarius.  In my research, I also learned that each month has a tree, and February's is Pine.

I had grand ideas of incorporating all of these things into a magnificent February creation, but my daughter came to me with a request for a card for her boyfriend's birthday... and his favorite color is conveniently purple!

Here's his card:

I have to say: masculine cards are hard for me, and teen masculine cards are super difficult.  But I do think this turned out just fine, and this kid is so sweet, I know he'll appreciate it!

  • Never been used Thickers bought over a year ago, maybe two...
  • Purple background made with watercolor paper and Violet Color Bursts (which I haven't used in months)
  • I grabbed a stencil that I haven't used in months (Tim Holtz Diamonds) and Black Soot DOx (also haven't used in months...) 
  • I popped the colored panels up on 3M dimensional tape which is one of those modifications that *I think* makes a difference for the better.
I'm happy I got out some supplies that have been neglected this winter.  I didn't go overboard with this card like I might if it was for a girl, but I think for a 16 year old boy this has an appropriate amount of embellishing!  Right???

Thanks for visiting, and please head over to the Shopping Our Stash page for more inspiration from the super-talented team!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

SOS 389: Make Your Mark

The latest challenge at Shopping Our Stash is being hosted by Chris, and she's encouraging crafters far and wide to MAKE THEIR MARK! You got it: use markers!

Here's my little lovey project:

Man, oh, man, do I love pens! 


  • The gold geometric heart is from a DCWV pad bought a couple years back at Tuesday Morning.  It is watercolor paper, and I usually like to use powdered pigments on it.   
  • Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers!  So, in the interest of shopping my stash, I thought I'd use the markers.  I was addicted to them in spring and summer,  but it's been months since I've really played with them.   Yum!  Missed them!  I used three colors here. 
  • Jane Davenport waterbrushes used to blend the Mermaid Markers.
  • Finetec Gold watercolors to accent the words.
Here is a little heart box that was from the same DCWV pad, colored the same way:

I hope you get to go find your marker box and join us for some fun! 

See you at Shopping Our Stash, and while you're there,  please visit my teammates-- such a talented group I'm part of!