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Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Butterflies Thinlits, Butterfly Basics, Dapper Denim, Dragonfly Dreams, Gelli Plate, leafing, Monoprinting, Oh So Eclectic, Touches of Texture | 2 comments

Wings of nature monoprints

Hi! guys, I’m back today with another set of monoprints.  I am super excited to share these prints with you!  I used the mono prints as backgrounds for butterflies and dragonflies!  Such fun. I made these prints at the same time as the ones I shared earler this week. Actually, I used the same stamps for the printing process, Butterfly Basics.  Then, I added some extras to the prints.

Butterfly Basics Stamp Set

This set is one of my all time favorites! As I mentioned, Sunday it was time to give it some love!!

  • Each print has its own unique feel.  Yet all three work so well together.
  • The guilding and stamping on top of the prints give them an extra special feel

These prints were made very similarly to the original monoprints, used a Gelli Plate to create the prints.

  • The paper is mixed media paper and is taped with painters tape to create a border
  • The colors used are Pool Party, Crushed Curry, and Dapper Denim
  • The process is a layering of Gelli prints to create a depth of color and texture.
  • The Dragonfly is stamped in Dapper Denim. This is from the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp set

  • This print is accented with stamping and guilding.  After the print was completed, I added additional stamping to add even more texture.
  • Even more texture was added with glue and guilding. (mixed metal leafing)
  • The butterfly was guilded. I love using the multipurpose adhesive sheets for this process.  It makes leafing so easy with die cuts
  • The colors are Dapper Denim, Pool Party, and Crushed Curry

  • This print is just two colors, Dapper Denim and Pool Party
  • There are a few leaves peeping through from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set.
  • The small dragonflies are from the Touches of Texture stamp set.  They are stamped in Dapper Denim
  • Little secret, I originally was not going to use this print. It was a slight bit crucked. Then I thought. Add some guilding.  So, I did…this led to the two prints above. Witch I love!
  • The two large dragonflies add a little extra special feel, especially with all the guilding in the background

If you would like to know more about the actual printing process check out this post!  It explains the steps of the printing process. I didn’t want to repeat what I had just told you on Sunday! But, I sure did want you to see these beautiful prints.

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Today is the day! The Annual catalog is Here!!! Lets all do the Happy Dance!!! Yeppie. I am so excited for you to see the catalog!!!

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Happy New Catalog day! And Happy Friday!!! What fun! Stay creative my lovelys!
Peace my friends-



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Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Dragonfly Dreams, Fool Proof Watercolor, Georgeous Grunge, Timeless Texture | 5 comments

A day to recharge and #GDP075

Sunday was beautiful in Decatur. The sun was out and the temperature was just about perfect! The other and I decided to take the afternoon and ride in the country. It was so nice to just feel the warmth of the sun on our faces.  We travled a the old curvy roads…on several occasions just deciding to turn not knowing where the road leads.  Days like this are good for the soul. It rejuvenates or creative nature… When I have a creative block …the world in nature always brings back that desire to make.  I recently watched a show on Netflix called Inn Saei the power of intuition. It totally hit home is some way…that by all we are bombarded with has caused us to loose our concetion with nature or others or ourselves…it is a amazing wonder world we live in with all the awesome technology. But, sometimes we need to unplug and recharge our souls to be creative humans. Sunday was that…nothing but our voices, the sun, and the sound of the wind….ttime to think and reflect and just be. How offten do we take time to just be…

Over at Global Design Project they are having a amazingly fun challenge this week. Winged things!!! #gdp075. The design team has created some fabulous examples for us. 

The fool proof watercolor technique is so much fun! I choose three colors and used them for three cards. Mint Macaroni, Pool Party, and So Saffron. This is one of my favorite color combinations.  The neutral color added is Tip Top Taupe.  

Fool Proof Watercolor Technique

  1. Chooes two or three colors to use together
  2. Choose one neutral ink color
  3. On watercolor paper use a baby whipe and dab on color
  4. Using the same colors add texture using stamps. As you stamp also dab the stamped area with a baby whipe 
  5. Add in your neutral color with a baby whipe and stamps
  6. Finish the card with layers… #layersmakeseverycardbetter 

It was lots of fun creating these cards with my friends and team members on Saturday! We really had so much fun!!  

Gorgeous Grunge stamp set

To create these cards I used the Dragonfly Basics Bundle and several of the texture stamp sets including Timeless Texture and Gorgeous Grunge 

Timeless Texture Stamp Set

There are several stamp sets that have elements that would be wonderful for this technique. Including Butterfly Basics. 

Butterfly Basics stamp set

Take time to recharge and enjoy the simple beauty that nature has to offer.  I often feel guilty for days that seem unproductive. But, the reality is those days alows us to be more productive the rest of the time.  

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Thanks for stopping by! And hop over to Global Design Project to see what all they created with our winged friends…

peace and much love,


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Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Butterfly Basics Dies, Dragonfly Dreams, Dragonfly Dreams Bundle, Rose Garden Dies | 3 comments

My team and #foolproofwatercolor 

Yesterday I mentioned that I had a crafty weekend with some friends. These friends are extra special because they are apart of my Stampin’ Up! team!!! I love each of these ladies for so many different reasons! One of witch is I love how each of them have there own style that is beautiful! I enjoy watching them work and make different cards. Saturday we used the Fool Proof Watercolor technique to make cards. We each brought our three favorite colors of ink and used them for this technique.  We also used the technique as a full card layer and with a stencil (postive and negative) . The stencils were created with the layering dies…We then used the Dragonfly Dreams bundle and the Butterfly Basic stamps and dies to finish off the cards.

Dragonfly Dreams Bundle

I adore this set. That being said, I have not used it a lot…shame on me!!! I really must…because, wow it is sooooo pretty!! 

Butterfly Basics Dies

The details of these butterflies are just simply amazing! They work perfectly with the Butterfly Basics stamp set. This set has lots of stamps that would be perfect for tbe fool proof watercolor technique. #foolproofwatercolor

Butterfly Basics Stamp Set

The fool proof watercolor technique uses baby wipes to create a grungy background. 

I love how Kelly created her dragonfly. The black really makes the blue wings pop!!! I just adore this card. It has that simple elegance! 

On this card, Kelly created a really cool rose by using the same technique as the background to die cut her rose. This rose die is from the Rose Garden dies. The gray circle has a little white halo that was created by the orignal stencil…love this effect.

 On this card Kelly used the same technique of backing the butterfly with black to make it stand out! She also grunged up her card layers. This looks so great with the grungy background she created with the fool proof watercolor technique. It’s such a beautiful card!

Kim’s cards have a softness to them that is beautiful! She add texture by adding dots to the oval she had masked. Putting the sentament at a angle over the Dragonfly brings the whole card together! 

I love this so much! I completely love how she used the gold thread and pearls to make the body of the butterfly.  Kim had obe card layer that she was not happy with. We encuraged her to use it and this is what she designed…

This is what she came up with! It it not just lovely. The body of the card is covered with gold wink of stella. That’s what gives the green sparkly effects!!!!  Such a wonderful card…we all need the encouragement of our friends from time to time. 

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Peace and much love,


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