Oak Leaves & Gourds

Hi there,

I'm back with my first fall card of the season. I'm afraid I'm not getting very far as my craft room is a disaster right now. Having some work started shortly on the back patio and have some of the furniture stuffed in my room right now. I can't seem to get any crafting done when its a mess.

I chose to use two stamps sets from Powerpoppy.  Have you tried these stamps? They are always so much fun to color. the first one is Olive & Oak Expanded and Feeling Fall. She also carries digitals.  DP is from BoBunny and I just added some Nuvo drops and tickles for sparkle.

Happy Fall and Happy Coloring!

Poppy Girl Birthday

Hi there,

Well I'm back after a few months!  We got moved and that was a lot of crafts stuff to move! Yikes.
I finally made a card and did some stamping and coloring because I needed a birthday card for a granddaughter.  I decided to use this Unity stamp called Poppy Girl found Here.  The sentiment is from Penny Black called Sprinkles and Smiles found Here. I just kept it simple this is a large stamp, colored with Copics and added sentient.

 Die cut: Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles
Nuevo Drops: Red Berry, Sherbert Shimmer, Bottle Green

Happy stamping and coloring!

Daffodil Jar/First Day Of Summer

Hi there,

Well summer has arrived! It's a bit toasty here hope you are keeping cool wherever you live.  I am sharing my last project for the Graciellie Creative Design Team.  I decided to color up this daffodil jar from the Simple Wisdom digital stamp set for June.  I really wanted to color this jar because I attended a Copic Advanced boot camp in May and we colored something similar focusing on the jar, water, transparency, added water drops and of course flowers. I feel I achieved what I set out to do here.

I want to say thank you to Gracie of Graciellie Design. I have enjoyed my time with her team. Everyone was a joy to work with. So many talented team members and Gracie always blows me away with her talent!   I will be taking some time off for the summer.

If you'd like to purchase this set or others please use this discount code: BARBARA10 for 10% off your purchase and you can share the code with your crafty friends. Hope you have a great summer!

If you are interested in Jennifer Dove's Copic Boot Camps you can find the info HERE.  They are so much fun and you will learn a lot!

Added water drops to jar, background is done with 91% alcohol
added to a water brush and copic color scrubbed on a piece of plastic
and picked up with brush then used texture cloth.

Close up of water drops on daffodils and leaf. Also grounding and reflection for jar.
Added Nuvo Drops to background.

Happy coloring!

Pear Blossom Wreath

Hi there,

It's time for the Graciellie Design June Inspiration blog hop featuring all new Digital stamp sets for June.  Today I'm featuring Sending Kindness and decided to create a summer wreath!  I just printed out 4 of the pear blossoms and a couple sets of pears, colored with Copics and fussy cut them  then added them to the twig wreath die cut then sentiment.  So go check out all the beautiful creations the team has created! If you'd like to purchase this digital set or any other you can use this 10% discount code BARBARA10 for your purchase, share it with your crafty friends and check out the SHOP.

Graciellie Design Creative Team

Added a few Nuvo drops

Happy Coloring!

Graciellie Design June release/blog hop/giveaway

Hi there,

It's time for our June digital stamp release, blog hop/giveaway for Graciellie Design.  Today we will be sharing 4 new digital stamp sets and I have chosen to use Sending Kindness.  The flower is a pear blossom! It looks like a hydrangea so you could use it that way as well. It also comes with the pears, 5 sentiments and a little bee. Graciellie Design is giving away a $10 gift card to the SHOP so you need to comment on all the blogs for a chance to win the $10 gift card. International followers are welcome to participate too!  If you'd like to purchase this new digital stamp set or others you can use this 10% discount code: BARBARA10 and visit the SHOP. We also have 2 new guest designers for the month of June so get hopping!

Graciellie Design Creative Team

I started out printing out 2 pear blossoms, sentiment and bee then 
die cut the flag and colored with Copics.  The background behind flower is done 
with 91% alcohol in a water pen then added texture with burlap cloth.

Then cut 2 more tags, punched a hole to add twine, added green strip,
added some black Nuvo drops, sequins and doodling.

I love the bold black and white stripe against the delicate flower.

Happy coloring!

Hummingbird flight

Hi there,

It's time for our mid-month inspiration blog hop featuring new digital stamps for May with Graciellie Design.  I'm still featuring Count On Me but this time I used this sweet little hummingbird one of the new May releases. You can check out all the new May release digital stamps in the shop HERE. You can use the discount code BARBARA10 for 10% off in the SHOP so go check them out and go shopping! We also have a guest designer for May Maria Luisa.

The Winner from May 1st is announced over on the Graciellie Design blog and a redraw for the Westcott Scissors is announced as well.  We're celebrating all month for Gracie's birthday so come hop along!

Blog Hop
Barbara Thompson (you are here)

I printed out the hummingbird going a little lighter on the ink and colored with Copics, then 
airbrushed the background.

I die cut the border the added some branches for a secondary border,
punched some tiny flowers and leaves.
Then cut the sentiment into pieces to fit.

Happy coloring!

Butterfly Postcard

Hi there,

I'm sharing my extra project for May for Graciellie Design. I really love this set called Just Because and it's a fabulous one to color!  I didn't add a sentiment but the set comes with 4 sentiments as well.  You can use the discount code BARBARA10 to get 10% off if you'd like to purchase this Digital set or others and share it with your crafty friends!

 I started by printing the main image and then die cut it, then colored it with
Copics and added the pointillism background.

Added some Twine and attached to my card base using
Crate Paper Bloom DP.  Then I added Some yellow Stickles to
centers of flowers and Dazzling blue Nuvo drops to background.

Happy Coloring!