Thursday, April 23, 2020

Playing in the Garden


Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says: Flower Power
Addicted to CAS Challenge #183 - Animal
HMFMC #314 Anything Goes + the option of FLOWERS
STAMPlorations April Stencil Challenge - homemade cloud stencil
Arty Divas Challenge #20
Shopping Our Stash #418 - Happy Passover / Happy Easter / Happy Spring - this cute little scene just says SPRING to me

Have you had a chance to play along in The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge? Today is the 13th day I am participating in challenge! I have found it to be great motivation to work on my coloring.

To create this card, I started out by stamping the image onto both a ROCK label and the card base. Then I used my colored pencils and blended them with baby oil. (This is the way I do that technique.) I then brought out some Post-It Tape to block off just the image. After that I was able to bring out my homemade stencil to create the cloudy background. (HERE is the way I create stencils.) When that was done, I then stamped the sentiment underneath.

Stamps: House Mouse Designs Clear Stamp Set (POPHM51), Iris Play
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Lilac
Accessories: CTMH Round Sponge, Prismacolor Premier Kelly Green, SAP Green Light, Blush Pink, Sienna Brown, Deco Peach, Imperial Violet, Chocolate, Parma Violet, Fantastix

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Please stay safe!

Happy Crafting,


  1. This is a cute card with them sliding down the iris. Your cloud stenciling looks very nice. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  2. Beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    There is a HM prize on my blog if you want to leave me a comment for a chance to win. This is the link: Craftartista
    Designer for House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge {My Blog}

  3. What a fun card! I love your coloring. Thanks for sharing at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge! xx

  4. This is absolutely adorable. Thanks for joining us at Addicted To CAS.

  5. Super cute card Mary Ellen :-) I love this image, so very sweet and the cloudy sky and CAS design are perfect! You are so good at CAS!!

    Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
    Stay Home and Stay Safe xx
    Lols x x x

  6. Simply beautiful and such a cute image. Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge.