Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March SOTM (Sunshine Birdies) Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM: 
Sunshine Birdies S1603

If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on (as this is a circular hop)
or you can start at the beginning with Melinda's Blog if you get lost at any point along the way. 
If you've just arrived here from JEANIE's BLOG then you are on the correct path.

 Today I'm sharing two standard-size cards featuring 
some of my favorite bright colors of Spring (above).

 This card features the La Vie En Rose paper packet (X7201B) stamped with a Black Memento ink pad (Z889) and watercolor paints on a 1x1 block (keep reading below to see how I did this)! The sentiment was stamped in Black and then traced with a ShinHan Touch Twin Marker (Marigold). After stamping the sun, I then traced/doodled around and alongside it with my black journaling pen (adding additional curved/scribbled lines).

 This card features the Kaleidoscope paper packet (X7202B) and Black Memento ink pad (Z889), colored with our ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (Clay, Golden Yellow, Lavender, and Leaf Green). The hearts that are stamped with Honey ink (and traced/doodled with my black journaling pen) is an image from the Stuck on You stamp set (C1643). Who can resist those fun googley eyes?! 
(adhered with mini glue dots).

Here is my inspiration for the 
watercoloring technique I used on my first card (above).
THANK YOU to my fellow consultant friend 
Tresa Black of www.FabulouslyArtsy.com
for sharing this incredible idea on Facebook recently:

  Lastly, here's a view of all of the images included in this fun and whimsical stamp set: 

Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative ideas
using this stamp set by visiting 
Enjoy the hop!!


Kirsten Desorcy said...

LOL the googly eyes on your bird made me burst out laughing. Gives me an idea for a card for a crazy relative of mine lol. Thanks for sharing!

Helen Gullett said...

Love yoir cards! Especially thise gooly eyes! :D and Thanks for posting the original post about the watercolored blocks :) super fun technique using 2x2 stamping block.

Lisa Plummer said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing that watercolor block technique - can't wait to try it!

Michelle Battitori said...

Those googly eyes are cracking me up! Beautiful cards and techniques!

Paige Dolecki said...

OMG - gotta find my tiny googly eyes in my stash now! That crazy card is just too, too adorable!

Jeanie B said...

That Tresa sure is an inspiration to us all. I love what you did with the 1 inch block and watercolors. And I love the purple and green colors on your second card.

Greetings from Gail said...

LOVE those googly eyes!!! Great cards.

Haley D. said...

The butterfly inchies are gorgeous, and those googly eyes are hysterical! Very clever.

Catherine Nowak said...

I so love how you used the watercolors on the blocks!!! Totally need to try this! Fantastic cards!!

Brenda Lapp said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! I love the embellishments you created with the butterfly stamp, watercolor paint and torn edges.