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Spring Daisy Altenew Layering Class

Today I am working on the Layering classes from Altenew. Here is my first homework assignment:

Spring Daisy

The first class was using a signal layer stamp.  I used the Spring Daisy, it is stamped in Altenew Plum, Dark Night, and Yellow Ochre Crisp Dye Ink.  The leaves I used the Altenew Artist Marker G554 & G935.t  I colored on the stamps with the markers, as I didn’t have any Altenew green inks.  I think the leaves turned out fine. The paper is from Stampin’ Up!, Blackberry Bliss & Crushed Curry.  The fussy cut the flower and leaves out and the die used in the background is from Tim Holtz.  I hope you will follow along in my journey to get Altenew Certified.

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Zany Zebras

Are you feeling a little zany staying home yet?  Me not so much.  But I have some Zany Zebras from Stampin’ Up!.  These zebras are super cute.  I added a little color to their stripes with my Schpirerr Farben color pencils. They are colored very lightly its hard to tell in this picture.Zany Zebras

The Peek a Boo windows is a die from Whimsy Stamps.  The Water colored paper I think is from Catherine Pooler, but I could be wrong?  It was mixed in with some of her other paper I have.

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Chillin’ Gnomes HSSS Challenge #344

Today’s challenge is coming to you from Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge.  They have a fun sketch for you.

HSS 344

This is my take on the sketch:

Chillin' Gnomes

Yes I am using gnomes again!!  I think they are so cute and fun to color.  I did a fun technique not sure the name of it, but I punched out some daisies and glued them to the blue square, then I put the blue square inside an embossing folder and ran it thru my big shot a couple of times.

wChillin' Gnomes 2 

I colored the gnome with my Schpirerr Farben color pencils, she is from the Chillin’ Gnomes set at Simon Says Stamps!.   Cardstock I used is from MFT Limelight, Coral Crush, Cornflower, and Pineapple.  I used the Medium Daisy punch and Dainty Diamonds embossing folder from Stamping’ Up!.  I am having a lot of fun doing these challenges, it is getting me to use things in a new way.

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Sweet Summertime DT Always Anything Goes

Today’s challenge is from Always Anything Goes.  The challenge is to showcase FRUIT.  This was a challenge in it’s self, as  I  didn’t know if I even had a stamp  with fruit.  After going thru all my stamps I found Sweet Summertime by MFT.

Sweet Summertime

I colored her with my color pencils.  The background stamp is called Crosshatch Polka Dot, it’s also from MFT.  The papers and ribbons are from Stampin’ Up!.  The Polaroid die I used I think is from Stampin’ Up!.

Now on to work another challenge.

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Happy Hippos FMS#443

Hello Stampers!

This weekend I have been working on different challenges. 

Today’s challenge sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches

This one really had my creative juices flowing on how to use it. 

Here is the sketch:

FMS 443

To start I choose to use Birthday Brights paper pad from MFT

Then I added the Happy Hippos, also from MFT

I colored the hippos, balloons, and cake

with Schpirerr Faben colored pencils on Neenah White 110. 

The sequins are from a set called Artistry Blooms Sequins from Stampin’ Up!.


It’s hard to tell in this picture but,

I also applies Clear Wink of Stella to the blue ribbon on the cake.

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