Monday, May 31, 2010

Mimosa Umbrella

Good Morning All:

I'm back today with another lovely Mimosa, this time Mimosa Umbrella. I watercolured this image with waterbase inks. I added some Stickles, a Prima flower, pearls, used a combination of MS & Fiskars punches, the ribbon is from my never ending ribbon stash. I also added some Judikins Diamond Glaze to the corner punches for a bit of glossy dimension. I was trying out my Distress Inks - Crushed Olive on this card, I think I found a new favourite for watercolouring. The patterned paper is Bo Bunny Olive Dot, Bo Bunny Boysenberry Dot & Bo Bunny Jazmyne. The cardstock is from my stash. The image is stamped on watercolour paper with Staz On.

Here is a close up of Mimosa:

Hope you enjoy today's post, please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, May 28, 2010

BildiSketch003 - Mimo Tree


I am so loving the weather we are having this spring! Summer has come early for us in Southern Ontario. Though I am in no means trying to rush the season, my submission for the BildiSketch003 Challenge using the Bildmalarna Mimo Tree stamp pushes us forward into fall. I watercoloured the image and distressed the edges with ink as in the the closeup below . . .

At last I put my maple leaf punch to use to embellish my card and gold Stickles to capture the shimmer of the Indian summer sun.

Now to spring back into spring, summer's only beginning and it's going to be AWESOME!

Be back soon!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Duck with Butterfly

Hello again everyone:

Are you lovin' this Duck with Butterfly as much as I am? When I saw this image I just fell in love. The duck is watercoloured on watercolour paper, sponged and stippled I also added some Stickles for bling. I used the new amazing flowers Mini Roses from Prima. The patterned paper is Kaiser Kraft "Ebony & Ivory - Tiffany P177" this is the same patterned paper I used on yesterday's post. The cardstock is Bazzill yellow & black, the black pearls are Kaiser Craft, the punches are Martha Stewart.

Here is a close up of the duck:

Thanks so much for stopping by today, please let me know what you think.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mimosa on the Fence - BildiSketch003

Good Morning Everyone:

What a lovely weekend we had here in Ontario & a long weekend at that, who doesn't love the extra day off!! I had a chance to play with BildiSketch003 I used Mimosa on the Fence for this challenge.

Mimosa is watercoloured on watercolour paper using waterbase inks & stamped with Staz On. I used Raven Black Bazzill & Precious Bazzill cardstock. The patterned paper is Kaiser Craft "Ebony & Ivory - Tiffany #P177". I used a MS Heart punch, Fiskers heart shape corner punch & an EK punch as well. There are stickles in the corner of the hearts although it is a bit hard to see in the pic. The rhinestones, flowers & ribbon are misc. from my stash.

This is a close up of Mimosa:

We would love to have you come and play along with us, please join our Yahoo Group to play!!

Have a great day!

Monday, May 24, 2010


Hello Everyone:

Well it's time for BildiSketch003 Challenge....I hope you come and play along with all the members of the Design Team. I look forward to seeing everyone's work!

Please join our Yahoo Group to share you works of art!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

BildiSketch002 - Mimosa's Hearts


I'm back again with my submission for the BildiSketch002 Challenge.

This time I watercoloured the Bildmalarna Mimosa's Hearts stamp. The image doesn't show the glimmer in her jammies too well but I used pearlized watercolours that I found at Scrapfest this past spring that I just couldn't resist.

I used was Basic Grey's Porcelain Collection - Chatsworth patterned paper and a lot of Stickles glitter on this card. I also employed the rolled flower technique that can be found on Splitcoaststampers to make the flower with scrap from the card.

Thanks for visiting! See you again soon!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mimosa's Summer Day - Easel Card


Thanks for passing by to see my Mimosa's Summer Day Easel Card. I stamped Mimosa with Staz On on watercolour paper and coloured her with waterbase inks.

I used Bazzill Ivy cardstock along with Kaiser Craft Patterned Paper P125 Playtime "Giggle". The punch is MS, I added some stickles for bling with misc. rhinestones & Prima Flowers. The butterflies are some little things I had just waiting for the perfect card to use them on.

Hope you enjoy today's card, thanks for visiting us. Comments are always welcome!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mimo Fishing


I made this Mimo Fishing card for a birthday. Most of the items I used on this card came from my never ending stash. The patterned paper is Cloud 9 from I'm not too sure how long ago but the cardstock is Bazzill Ivy.

I coloured Mimo with the following Copic's:

Net, Shirt & Rod: C2, C3, C4
Pants: G85, G99, G21
Patch: YG93, YG95, YG97
Hair: Y21, Y35, E31
Skin: E000, E01, E00, R20 (for cheeks)

Have a great day, your comments and feedback are always most welcome!

Mimosa's Hearts 2

Hello Everyone:

For Challenge 2, I coloured with Copics (yay!!! infamous for colouring so bad with other mediums, but very proud of this one turned out).

Hair E07, E08 and E09
Hearts R14 and R17
Skin E000, E001 and E00
Jammies YR 000, YR00 and YR02
Wings YG21

I hope your enjoy!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

BildiSketch01 - Mimo with Roses

Hi All:

I have a new card for you today using Mimo with Roses. I created this Mimo using BildiSketch01. I have watercoloured using my Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

This is the list of ingredients:

Cardstock: Bazzill - Hillary, Mud Pie
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Hampton & Kaiser Kraft Elegance Elizabeth
Nestabilities: Labels 10 for the first two layers & I created the third layer with an old Fiskars punch I had
Pearls: Kaiser Craft

I made the little embellishments using Mud Pie cardstock and then covered them with Glossy Accents to give them their sheen.

A little closer view of Mimo:

Thanks for visiting us today!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

BildiSketch002 - Happy Mimosa

For my submission to the Bildi Challenge 02 I chose to use Happy Mimosa. I stamped her on to my cardstock with Momento Tuxedo Black then colored her with Copic's.

Copic Colours:

Skin: E00,E21, E51

Hair: E38, E35, E37

Dress: B000, BV02, BV09, BV17

Grass: YG06, YG03, YG67

I then outlined her dress and the bows in her hair with a clear Jelly roll. I cut some DP I had in the house and then centered her on the card with pop dots.

Please let me know your thoughts. Why don't you play along , I would love to see your work as well.

Monday, May 10, 2010

BildiSketch 002 - Tossa with Little Whisper

Hi Everyone:

I completed the second challange using Tossa with Little Whisper just in time for Mother's Day and my Mother's birthday. I crossed many hurdles to do this card as I am not a girly girl. I have only ever used flowers and the colour pink in class and have never created a feminine card.

To colour her I used Copic markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E02 & R2o

Hair: E55, E57, E15 & E18

Shirt: R20 & R32

Pants: C2, C4 & C5

Cat: C2, C4, C5 & C7

Flowers: R32, R24 & R35

Grass: I used Flower soft

Pearls: Kaiser Craft

And just to sweetin her up I used some Scent My Card: Vanilla

Thanks for stopping by!

Mimo Tree - BildiSketch001

I am sooooo excited to have finally filled my first Copics markers case. When I saw this adorable Mimo Tree stamp I knew I had to colour him for the first challange.
To colour him I used the following markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E02 & R20
Hair: Y21 & Y26
Shirt: B91, B95 & B97
Pants: C4, C5 & C7
Tree: E57 & E18
Leaves: G14 & G28

Please let me know what you think & please come play along with us! There are so many Bildmalarna stamps available I just don't know which one to pick next.

Sketch Challenge - Bildi002

Hi Everyone:

It's time for our 2nd Sketch Challenge. Please join our Yahoo Group to share your work with us!


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Frolle Frog Fish

Hi All:

My name is Debbie and I am also a member of the Design Team, I look forward to sharing all my creations with you.

For Bildi001 Challenge I chose Frolle Frog Fish. After stamping Frolle with Memento Tuxedo Black ink I coloured with Copics, here is the recipe of colours:

Frog: YG03, G17, YG67 & RV42 for the mouth

Lily Pad: Y08, G05, E35

Bullrushes: E35, E37, E47

Water: B00, B23, B32, B24

Flying Bug: E35, E33, E37, then I added glitter to the tail

Die cuts are done with Nestabilities and then mounted on a couple of colours of cardstock I had. I put two squares on two opposites sides of the cardstock and on the bare spots. I stamped my little fish once again with Memento Black.

Thanks so much for visiting, I look forward to your comments.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mimosa's Hearts

Hello All:

This first card is dedicated to my daughter. I am hoping (especially with school starting soon) that will finally fall into some sort of routine and pass out around 9pm instead of her usual 1130pm.

I used water colour pencils and mineral spirits to colour Mimosa Hearts. I used tissue paper to create the green grass background. Lots of stickles for the fairy dust. The rest are odds and sods from my stash.

(Mommy wants to play, please to go sleep)


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mimosa at the Stump

I wanted to share one of my favourite images called "Mimosa at the Stump" with you today. I watercoloured all three cards using waterbase ink on watercolour paper. I thought it would be neat to show three different variations using the same stamp. On the 3rd card I cut out the stump and opted for a bed of flowers just to make Mimosa look different.

Please let me know what you think as comments are always welcome!

Have a wonderful day!