Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Prismacolor Pencils and Kraft Cardstock


Happy September! This year is flying by! I recently planted iris bulbs as a friend generously gave me some beautiful iris to add to my garden. I can't wait to see what they all look like this spring. In honor of the fall planting season, I have a wonderful iris card to share with you. 


This is the beautiful Iris Fantasy image. It's colored up with prismacolor pencils on kraft cardstock. Yep. I felt the need to continue the kraft cardstock theme from last month. I just love how the iris pops on the kraft, don't you? And, I wanted the iris to be the star so kept the design clean and simple (CAS) so the iris would shine.

What do you think? Would you have added some texture to the background? I debated running a layer through an embossing folder. Maybe next time. This would make a beautiful notecard set as you could color the iris in a variety of colors. It's a gorgeous image!


Fall also makes me think towards the holidays. This wonderful little snowman from the Snowman Tent Card set makes me smile! And, look how awesome white prismacolor pencil looks on kraft cardstock!! I decided to cut the tent card apart and make an A1 sized card using both elements.


Isn't the inside cute with the sweater and mittens?!! Same color scheme as the card front to tie everything together. Wouldn't this be great to add to a cocoa gift package!

Pop by Pickled Potpourri Designs to pick up these fabulous images along with many, many more!

Happy Stamping!
Seleise


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hello Friend!

Skunks, flowers, and a dragonfly.  This one digital stamp has it all! I found this super cute stamp set in the Pickled Potpourri Online Store, along with a wonderful sentiment, found in another great set.


The digital stamp set is Shy Skunks, colored with Copic markers. 

Here's the image, when I got it colored:


I used some metallic gel pens on the dragonfly and decided not to color the skunk.  I though she was perfect just the way she was!

Here's the Shy Skunks made into a card, with the addition of one of the sentiments from the Forever Friends digital stamp set...


Pickled Potpourri Products used on this card:

 Shy Skunks Digital Stamp

 Forever Friends Digital Stamps

I hope you check this blog often for great inspiration from the Pickled Potpourri design team!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Deep breath


Do you have a friend who is struggling with a traumatic life event or kids activities wearing her out or just daily life keeping her down? If so, this card is for you. I think we all have times when the stresses are just too much and we just need to take a deep breath and let things go. And, sometimes we need a reminder to breathe. That's what drew me to this awesome digi on Pickled Potpourri Designs, Deep Breath.


I printed the images on kraft cardstock (don't limit yourself to just cream or white to print your digis!) and used prismacolor pencils to color - no gamsol blending - just good old fashioned color pencil coloring.


Here she is all dolled up in a lavendar dress with some clear shimmer drops on the image and more heavily on her crown.


Here's the aqua look with silver shimmer drops and some little tiny starfetti as well. The background is just distress oxide ink over a stencil. Love it!

This image would also be wonderful for a mixed media canvas or framed piece. Don't you agree?

Definitely consider adding, Deep Breath, to your digi collection. You'll be glad you did!

Happy Stamping!
Seleise


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sunflower Mini Gram!



Hello, everyone!  I hope you are finding time to enjoy the summer. We've had a cool, rainy summer, but the flowers are beautiful!  Just like the flowers on this Sunflower Mini Gram.

I printed the Sunflower Mini Gram on yellow paper, then used color pencils to color the designs on it. 

Here, I'm just getting started:


I love sunflowers, so this was very fun for me to color up!


All I need to do is write message on the other side, fold it in 3rds, seal the Sunflower Mini Gram, and it's done!


Pickled Potpourri has so many fun designs in their store, at very reasonable prices.  Please check it out for yourself!  Do you prefer rubber stamps?  Check out Red Rubber Designs instead. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Florals - Perfect for Any Occasion

Happy July all! Seleise here. I'm still on a distress ink kick and guess what? I've added distress oxides to my extensive ink collection. I know... addict. LOL! But hey - they're awesome! And, they work fabulously with digital images to make fantastic projects. Are you ready?


First up - the fabulous Dahlia. As you'll remember, I used them last month with the regular distress inks. The image was a bit bigger and was perfect for a card front. This one is smaller and perfect for a tag or something smaller. So, how is this possible? One of the best things about digis is that you can size them to whichever size best works for the project you're going to make. I sized these down a bit and they were perfect for a tag.


The second project uses Grand Botanical colored with chameleon colored pencils over a distress oxide background on watercolor paper. Doesn't that make a lovely sympathy card? I made this flower a bit smaller as I wanted it to be a corner focal point. The flexibility of digis just can't be beat!


Hope you're inspired to give digis a try and hope you'll mix them with all types of different inks, coloring mediums, papers and more. The possibilities are endless! 

Today's featured digis are: 

See you in August!