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Monday, March 13, 2017

Warm and Cozy

My stamp room is finally usable again!  Can you feel my happy?  It still needs some finishing touches, so I'll wait to share pictures, but it looks so fresh and pretty and I want to be in there all the time.  I cannot, of course, sigh...

Power Poppy is currently previewing their spring stamp release -- eight new swoonworthy sets and you know I love them all!  For the time being, however, I'm trying to catch up on coloring some of Marcy's digis I've collected.  While I'm in the mood for spring, today's card speaks more to the dark, rainy days we've been having and it makes me feel like curling up by the fire.




Using the Get Wool Soon digi, I made it for an ailing friend who dabbles in knitting and likes a purple and blue color combo.  It's printed on 140 lb hot press watercolor paper and watercolored with Stampin' Up! inks.  I lightened the image before printing, but it was still easy enough to see the detail.  It gave the yarn a nice, soft look.

You may tee hee at what I've got going on there with my knitting project.  I honestly don't know anything about knitting.  Maybe my friend had a good giggle when she received this card, but you know they say laughter is the best medicine.

After painting I unleashed a splatter storm on it in an effort to disguise some inky streaks my printer left behind.  Darn printer, but I love that it lets me watercolor.

I'll be back Wednesday.  Keep stamping, my friends!



Stamps:  Power Poppy Get Wool Soon digi  Paper:  Arches 140 lb hot press watercolor, Brocade Blue, Bazzill dark brown  Ink:  Printer, various Stampin' Up! inks for watercoloring  Accessories:  Scotch brand foam mounting tape to pop up image panel

20 comments:

  1. I can feel your happy! And I can see it in your card! LOVE it. Beautifully done!

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  2. Oh how pretty, so soft and snuggle-y!! I love your 'knitting' (probably the only kind I could do too as I took a knitting class once and flunked lol)!! Oh yes, yes, I can feel your happy and am looking forward to seeing more of your pretty room, mine is such a BIG mess (want to come and redo mine...lol)...don't I wish!

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  3. that yarn looks real. I cannot get over this card. It is amazing. Even the shadows are perfect. Can't wait to see your new room.

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  4. OMG Leslie..I LOVE how you created such beautiful colors and shading of your wool skeins and small knit sample. Your cup of coffee or tea are all perfect for our wet, dark days, but then there was yesterday...69 degrees, sun shining and we worked outside..cleaning flower beds (me) and pruning (Denny)...so fun. Looks like today will be a good day to knit, read or stamp :-) Sounds like a fun day too:-) Hugs..

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  5. Well there ya go again ... the inspiration is just ooozing out of this creation! Your coloring is ALWAYS spot on and I love the theme! Hmmmm Knitting ... not for me! Takes to long and I have to 'think' about what I'm doing ... crocheting is more my style! I can do that and talk at the same time ... always a good thing for me since I do have a habit of being a bit talkative! LOL
    Can't wait to see pics of the new creative room ... bet it's awesome! Doesn't it feel good to sit in your chair, look around at all your goodies and give a happy sigh! Yes ... I feel your happy!!! Good for You!!! You deserve it! HUGS ... going to be a good crafting week here ... big SNOW on the way so I'll hide out in the cave!

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  6. Leslie I dont' see anything wrong here as I"m with you, don't know a darn thing about knitting! But your fabulous creation should make your friend feel all the love you pourerd into her card! The Power Poppy Release Sneak Peeks have been a blast and I look forward to ordering tomorrow along with many of us all!

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  7. An unusual Power Poppy design...and it's a beauty! Love your "painting" of this image; it's excellent work.

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  8. Well Lesley, I used to be a knitter Hand and Machine, your card is incredible! gorgeous detail colouring on the wool, love the coffee mug and sentiment you have used.. Wish my hands would still let me knit, least I can card create..
    Hugs Pam x

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  9. Gorgeous watercoloring! I LOVE this image! Perfect way to cheer up anyone! Your knitted piece looks totally realistic! As a former knitting addict, this is an awesome card!

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  10. That looks totally cozy and cheerful Leslie! Yay on having your stamp room back! Can’t wait to see all the lovelies you create from there!

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  11. I feel your HAPPY, Leslie! Fantastic news about your stamp room being all prettied up! Your beautiful yarn card is so amazing - your coloring, highlighting, and shading are always heart melting (in my opinion) - the yarn looks REAL! Your friend will cherish not only that you made it, but that you customized it with her in mind! It's beautiful! huggers, de

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  12. I'm so glad your room is almost finished. That's always a really good feeling. Love this digi. I used to be an avid knitter. Coloring is wonderful. Have a great day

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  13. Your friend is goig to love this card. The sentiment is sooo cute! Glad your craft room is also finished! The things in life that make us happ!

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  14. This is amazing! Your no line colouring is done to perfection. The skeins of wool look so real, and so does the knitted piece. I have knitted for many years, my Mom taught me when I was 8. I've made many blankets, sweaters, socks, mitts etc, but lately haven't had a chance to do any. I have yet to colour this digi. I can't wait to see pictures of your new room - how exciting! Oh, and love the splatter.

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  15. Oh my goodness Leslie, I wouldn't even know where to start coloring this but you have done an outstanding job of it, I love the project colors you have going on the needles too, I am sure she didn't laugh but was in Awe of this beauty, I am sure she was very touched by what you created for her :) Great idea to add the splattering to cover the ink smudges.

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  16. Oh I can't wait to see your new room ... I already green with envy Lol! Fabulous card! Your watercolouring is amazing!

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  17. I'm sure your friend appreciated the card that was made especially for her - it's awesome! Your artistry is amazing.

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  18. Oh my gosh! I love this!!! And your friend will too!! Can't wait to see your new room!!

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  19. This beauty had that Wow affect when I opened my email! Your coloring is just picture perfect.....as usual! By the way your newly painted craft room looks fabulous! Love the color!

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  20. wow.... great colors together and the no line coloring looks fabulous. Totally need to try this splattering of the ink... Love the added touch, now I just need to try it. This looks awesome Leslie.

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