Thursday, December 22, 2016

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas!

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas!


The bird image is from Bird Crazy, Tim Holtz, the sentiment stamp is from Seaside Stampin' Ink 2003, and the music notes paper punch is from EK. The inks used are Memento Tuxedo Black for the bird and hat, Riding Hood Red 2008, for the sentiment, and the paper is Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red. I colored the bird and hat with alcohol markers from Spectrum Noir. The hat image is Sarasota Stamps 2004. The hat was cut out and I inked the edges with a black Sharpie and then adhered with a glue dot. Yes, I am using up my oldies!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas 
and a Healthy, Happy New Year!

More to come!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

CAS, Clean and Simple Autumn Cards, Horse theme, Inktense Pencils

The images and sentiments are from Clear Dollar Stamps. The stamps are small and easy to work with.

I used Inktense Pencils from Derwent to color the images. I just got these pencils and have a lot to learn about them, but so far I like them! They are water soluble ink, and permanent when dry. 

More to come.


CAS, Clean and Simple, Autumn Cards Horse Theme

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Happy Birthday Cards, Thank You Card, CAS, Colored Pencil and Watercolor

Here are two Happy Birthday cards that were colored with colored pencils. Funny lady image is from Art Impressions, and the sentiments are Repeat Impressions and Rubber Works. The bow is made from three strands of sewing thread. 



This last card is watercolored and the image is from Stampin' Up Flower Garden, 2004. Punch is Martha Stewart and corners were paper pierced. 


CAS (Clean And Simple) That's the way I like it.


More to come!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Iris Folding , Clean and Simple Cards, CAS

Here are two Iris Fold cards I made using a kit I bought from "3 Birds Studio" during a TV craft sale.  I am more than satisfied with the kit and can make a lot of Iris Fold cards with the materials included in the kit. The directions are easy to follow.



This Get Well Card features an old favorite image from Sparkle and Sprinkle, located here in Florida.  It is colored with plain old Crayola colored pencils. CAS Clean and Simple! 


Bella wishes you all a 
Happy and Safe Fourth of July!
Happy Birthday America!
God Bless America!


More to come...

Sunday, June 5, 2016

"Hooray For You" CAS Card


Here is a CAS (clean and simple) card that can be used for many occasions.
The Stampin' Up image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on watercolor paper, and then watercolored. Layers from my scrap drawer.

Congratulations to all graduates!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

St. Patrick's Card, Valentine's Day Card with Crazy Birds...CAS

Here are a few clean and simple cards I made recently. 
Several of the images are from Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamps.
They are fun to color and whimsical.
I added my own hat to this one and an old leprechaun stamp. 
Remember to wear green on St. Patrick's Day 
or else a leprechaun will pinch you!

This happy birthday card started with a 
water color background and then the flower 
was stamped with Memento Black Tuxedo ink.

Eyelashes were inked in on this Valentine bird 
and the birthday card below.

Thank you to Pinterest for these ideas!

Bella wishes you  a
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

More to come!