Sunday, November 15, 2015

Vive la France

I wanted to do something to show my support for Paris, France and the French people as well as all of the victims of the 11/13/15 terrorist attacks.  This Hero Arts International Skyline stamp was the perfect one to use. I used Riding Hood Red ink by Stampin' Up, my Salty Ocean Distress marker and my favorite Neenah Stardust White paper. A hint of a gold mat completes the image. I have seen several other cards made in support of France.... The colors of France are showing up on many landmarks, buildings and bridges..

Vive la France...

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Coloring Books are Good for Your Soul

The gals at Mountain Plains Crafters had a great time last week hopping along showcasing  Adornt's Art Play Paintables. This week we are highlighting their new line of coloring books.. With designs by Lindsay Ostrom, Carolee McMullin, Stephanie Ackerman, and She She Designs,  these are printed on heavy watercolor cardstock and have both large page-sized designs as well as some smaller Art Play sized options. There are 8 coloring books with a variety of themes- Christmas, Halloween, Live Simply and Critter Friends to name a few..

I decided to use my coloring book -- Live Simply by She She Designs -- to make some cards representing support for Cancer Awareness. I used 2 of the larger designs and cut them apart to make cards out of them. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it always gets the most publicity. But I wanted to spotlight a few others that have touched my life. And show my support for all those whose lives have been impacted by cancer -- patients, family members, friends, supporters, caregivers.. I used  Tim Holtz Distress Markers and Stampin' Up Markers to color the designs. I colored directly onto the paper and also used the acrylic block technique & my water brush. I used my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush for highlights. The sentiments are from the Unity Stamp Company kit "All Things Are Possible".

Endometrial Cancer Awareness Card using Peach
Yellow is on each card as the Cancer Survivor color
For Darlene

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Card using Pinks, Teals & Purples
For all those fighting the fight with me
We've Got This !!

Breast Cancer Awareness Card using Pinks
For Denise

All Cancers Awareness Card using Lavenders
For all those touched by cancer

I hope you enjoyed seeing what you can do with the coloring book pages. Please visit each blog to find the word clue then follow the directions on the Adornit blog for your chance to win one of their coloring books ... I've had such fun with these products and hope you have been inspired by all of us at Mountain Plains Crafters. Thanks for visiting Meticulosity. Head on over to my craftily fantastic friend Sheryl's blog for more inspiration from these amazing coloring books..

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Thanks so much to Adornit  for enabling our Coloring Book obsession !!

My Favorite Unity Kit Hop & Giveaway

I was thrilled beyond measure to be one of the Growing in Unity gals in August. Today some of the GIU gals from the past few months are having a Blog Hop using their Favorite Unity kit. Well, if you are a Unity Stamp Company addict like me, you will know that the hardest part about this Hop was choosing my FAVORITE kit... Two people who comment on our blogs have a chance at winning a Grab Bag of 25 Unity stamps. Please join us in highlighting our favorite Unity kits.

  1. Amber Sheaves
  2. Debra Davison  you are here
  3. Rachel Bogner
  4. Berina Febin
  5. Beth Fiscus
  6. Lisa
  7. Rebecca Wong
  8. Laura Beth Buchi

I finally chose the kit from June 2014 -- In Love With Love..  I saw a card made with the 3 small jars and knew that I had to purchase that kit. The woman's silhouette on the other card is such a great image for any time of year. Choose a paper to reflect the seasons and paper-piece her dress.I hope you enjoy these cards from my favorite kit !!

Image from KOM June 2014
Watercolored with  Tim Holtz Distress Markers & Stampin' Up markers
Washi tape by My Mind's Eye

Image and Sentiment from KOM June 2014
Patterned paper from Jillibean Soup "Apple Cheddar Soup"
Echo Park Paper "Acorns & Leaves' washi

Thank you for visiting Meticulosity. I hope you were as inspired by this Kit of the Month as I was.. Please comment for your chance to win a Grab Bag of 25 Unity stamps.. I will also be having my own giveaway of an Itty Bitty for 1 lucky commenter ...