Thursday, March 3, 2016

Hopping Into Spring With Laura's Loft

So happy to be hopping with Laura over at Laura's Loft today. Spring is right around the corner and I am so looking forward to planting flowers, opening the pool and getting some projects done.What are your spring plans? At Laura's Loft instead of Spring Cleaning they are adding some gotta have inventory so be sure to check out!

 If you arrived here from Laura's blog I know you enjoyed what she created for you. If not you can click on the previous button below and it will take you there so you can check her out!

  Laura is having a GIVEAWAY and the winner gets this awesome prize!! 


   The details of Laura's GIVEAWAY are at the bottom of my blog.

March is National Craft Month in honor of this LAURA'S LOFT IS GIVING 15% OFF SITE WIDE 3/3 THRU 4/3!!!
Let's not forget  if you spend $75 get $10 off with coupon code $10off75 on Laura's Loft!
Now fun the inspirational fun stuff!
This card I started with a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock. I stamped images from Lawn Fawn Sunny Skys stamp set in Brutus/Monroe Raven Detail Ink . I used Moletow masking pen to mask my images. I colored them with copics.

 Once finished i sed a n exacto knife to carefully cut out the portion on the cloud and kite the would hang outside the MFT Blueprint Dianamic 13 stitched rectangle then ran it through my Cuttle bug. I chose the striped background paper because it popped the colors so well.

I love hot air balloons and thought this turned out wonderfully! SSS makes the hot air balloon set which I stamped with Brutus/Monroe Raven Detail Ink (my new favorite it seems to be excellent with all kinds of techniques). My sentiment from MFT Blue Skies Ahead is stamped in the same ink. The pine trees are stamped using Altenew  mini cubes and the rest of the images were colored with watercolor pencils and blended with a wet brush. i cut my card front out with MFT Die-namics Blueprint 13 and mounted it on a piece of MFT Cornflower Blue card stock.

I used my Zig Real Brush Pens on this card. I started by stamping my images and sentiment (which are from Impression Obsession Riding Pretty)with Brutus/ Monroe Detail Ink. I free handed the background. Everything was colored with the Zig pens and then blended with water 

This is my last card and most interesting to me. The images are from Hero Arts Layered Bird and stamped in Altenew Inks except the sentiment which is Brutus /Monroe detail ink. I had finished most of the card and wanted to add some color to the bird. Since I was away from home at the time I didn't have my normal supplies so I took a mini ink cube and dabbed the color on. I didn't realize it was putting tiny lines coming off the bird that looked like sun rays. At first I was upset but the more I looked at it the more I thought it was cool so I put more lines coming off the bird, flowers and leaves. I hope you like this technique born from an oops. 

I hope you enjoy these as much as I did creating them. Next on our line up is Jasmine. You won't want to miss what she has created so click the next button and it will take you there.
There are several ways to enter and the more comments you make in the different social media outlets, the more entries you earn! It is required that you comment on each blog in the Hop.  After that, you are encouraged to like, and comment on our Facebook page, tag on our Instagram post and pin on Pinterest, as well as share on your own pages. The participant with the most entries wins the fabulous prize package! How cool is that!?!

1. Laura 
2. Deana Benson - You Are Here!!
6. Sue T.

Just click on the images below to find the products I used.

Impression Obsession StampsHero Arts StampsMy Favorite Things StampsLawn Fawn StampsAltenew InksAltenew InksAltenew InksAltenew InksAltenew Inks


  1. I really love how your oops turned out!

  2. Such lovely bright colours and springtime feel

  3. Your cards are sooo pretty! They are very happy and cheerful!

  4. All cards are really nice. I also love the stamps that you used.

  5. Your cards are so bright and cheerful! Very uplifting!
    Take Care!

  6. I love your opps card it's my favorite.

  7. I am really enjoying Hopping into spring blog hop and I think your ooops is super cool and I wanna try it! LOL!

  8. Pretty coloring on your sweet card! Love that bunny on the bike!