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chautona-card62BIRTHDAY!

So, I am a SLOW colorer. Yeah, it’s not a word. It should be. Colorist? Maybe that’s better. I don’t care. Anyway. I need to learn to color faster, so I made myself go lickety split on this card. I colored 4 of that image in 15 minutes. It shows. Okay, I know it. but it doesn’t look HORRIBLE which is saying a lot. It doesn’t look good, but if I keep making myself do it, maybe I’ll get faster.
I know that Victorian-ish scroll work on the tag isn’t “beachy” but I kind of liked the eclectivity of the two together. It looked like a natural way that our possessions reflect different styles and meld together nicely.
Or that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Stamps: PSX G-2891, SU Hardwood, Vintage Labels
Paper: SU Kraft & Baja. Neenah Solar.
Paper Size: A2 (5.5 x 4.25)
Ink: SU Sand and Suede. Versafine. Unity Palette Umber
Accessories: “Thread” from burlap, SU Oval punch
Techniques: Watercolor pencils and Aqua brush. Also watercolor crayons.

The Years Flit By

chautona-card59So I saw this card on Pinterest. Now I can’t find it. I want to give the original designer credit, but I can’t. No idea what’s wrong and what search terms I used. I thought I “pinned” it so I could find it again, but shocker of all shockers–not there. I’m pretty sure the original didn’t use lace and did use another butterfly. That’s all I know. If you know whose it is, I’d love to give credit. If it was yours, please forgive me. I did try.

UPDATE: Thanks to Nancy on Splitcoast Stampers, I found it. She called the paper scraps, “Washi” and I thought, “HEY!  I bet I did find it under a washi search.  And I did. WOOT!
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/52424783134928648/

Stamps: PTI Birthday set
Paper: PTI White, scraps from MME and SU. Oh, Amuse gingham. LOVE that stuff. SU Rose red too-I think. Talk about a run-on sentence. Yes, I are a writer.
Paper Size: A2 (4.25×5.5)
Ink: Unity Pallette Accessories: Lace trim from HL. SU Dies–Beautiful Wings and some label thing I’ve never used before. Score for finally doing that.
Techniques: Shameless copying.

SC320- A Little Birdie Thanked You

chautona-SC320Had to make a few thank you cards a few weeks ago.  Then I forgot to upload them here.  OOPS.

LOVE this stamp and always forget to use it, so when I saw this sketch, I thought, “BIRD! USE THE DUMB BIRD!”

So I did. 😀

The photo doesn’t do this card justice. I’m just too lazy to take the stupid picture for a fourth time. Between memory card issues, (several times running) and other nonsense, I just didn’t feel like messing with it again. So, just trust me. It’s crisp, clean,and nice looking… even if the photo is a bit muddy. UGH.

Stamps: SU Teeny tiny wishes and something Asian.
Paper: Ginak white, Gina K black, scrap DP, and I think that’s it
Ink: Versamark and Unity pallette noir
Accessories: Clear embossing powder
Techniques: Heat embossing

SC288- Black Beauties

chautona-SC288Okay how on earth does a black and yellow card not end up looking like a squashed bumblebee? I love everything about this card. Had too much fun making it. It’s bright, cheerful, and still has a bit of elegance.

The metal shim plate I bought for that doily made cutting it out super easy. 🙂

Stamps: PTI Birthday sentiment
Paper: SU Daffodil, PTI Black, GP White, Amuse Plaid, MME polkadots… I think
Ink: Unity Black Pallette
Accessories: SU Beautiful wings sizzlets, Cheery Lynn doily, silver perarls
Techniques: Die cutting??? Slapping paper on paper until it looks cool? Something like that.
Difficulty (1-Easy 5-Advanced): 2… because picking out where to put those butterflies took FOREVER (or at least a few tries)