Bigfoot Birthday

Bigfoot Birthday

Last week was spring break for us.  It was fun spending time with my nephew and having a small sleepover with two other nephews.  Things are slowly getting back to normal.  Well, as normal as they ever are at least.

I started by stamping the bigfoot, cakes, hats, and balloons on water paper and the coloring them in.  I then cut them all out.  I cut out the ovals and stamped the sentiment on them.  I then attached everything to the card base.

 

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Miss you butterfly

Miss you butterfly

Three butterflies made it to the recycle bin.  I had a really hard time getting the coloring to come out right.  I tried different ink types and color combos. Sometimes I think half the fun is just playing around trying to make it look right.

I started by stamping the butterfly on watercolor paper and then I used colored pencils to color it in, using a water brush to go over each area after it had been colored.  I then cut the butterfly out.  I stamped the flowers and sentiment on the background and then colored in the flowers, going over them with a water brush as well.  I attached the butterfly.  I then attached everything to the card base.

 

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Easter rabbit

Easter rabbit

It is feeling so good to be crafting on a regular basis again.  I miss it so much when I can’t do it.  I have to be careful now not to push myself too hard, but I have never been good at really knowing where that line really is.  The thing is I am not so sure that the line really exists.

I started by cutting out the panels that the bunny was going to be stamped on and putting those in my Misti and stamping the design on them, I then watercolored the carrot and bunny bits.  I then cut the background pieces and affixed the panels with the bunny on them to the background pieces that matched them.  I then affixed those pieces to the background piece.   I then attached everything to the card base.

 

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Spring mouse

Spring mouse

I used to really like this story when I was young.  I think one of the fabulous things that the Library challenge allows me to do is to allow the story to live outside of the book.  As a reader, I am always thinking about whatever book I am currently lost in and what is just beyond the page.  This challenge allows me to take that and add a dash of creativity.   

I started by printing and cutting out the mouse and the sentiment strip.  I also cut out the oval around the mouse and the frame.  I then colored in the mouse and used a water brush to blend.  I affixed the oval frame to the mouse.  I then affixed the frame to the background and placed the mouse in position, and the sentiment strip in its spot.  I then attached everything to the card base.  Finally, I affixed the flowers,

 

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With love

With love

I adore hydrangea.  Strangely out of all of the flowers I was versed in it took me forever to figure out what they were.  If I had figured it out sooner I would have wanted them at our wedding.  Oh well, we had gorgeous flowers.

I started by stamping the flowers, leaves, and jar.  I then watercolored everything and cut it out.  I cut out the strips out of the paper and affixed it to the front of the card, and then stamped the sentiment.  I then added the jar with the hydrangea and leaves.  I then attached everything to the card base.

 

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