Playful Unicorns

 

 

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Stamp by: Kraftin Kimmie Stamps- Unicorn and Rainbows 

 

 

Hello Gals and Pals,

I have had the idea for this card running through my mind since I received my latest Krafty haul. I knew I wanted the unicorns bouncing on some fluffy white clouds, also Kraftin Kimmie challenge this week is to make a White card!

I knew that the card had to contain a little bit of rainbow colour, because of the lovely sentiment I wanted to use on the front…

I coloured the unicorns white by adding gray’s and blue-gray shadows to make them appear more white. I then coloured their manes to match the pattern paper. Lastly, I added gold gel pen to the hooves, the crown, and the horn.

My Niece is turning 4 this week and I hope the whimsy of this card will make her look at it for at least a minute while she is opening all her pretty packages.

Lots of Hugs!

~Patti

The question of the week: What is your favorite mythical creature? Mine will always be dragons but a close second would be a phoenix.

 

Ice, Ice, Bunny!

 

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Stamp Credit: Ice, Ice, Baby by Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

 

 

Hello, Gals and Pals!

Starting off the new year with a card made for my little nephew’s second birthday.
I had decided to try my hand at Watercolouring the cute little skating bunny from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps- Ice, Ice, Baby stamp set.

Using Zig real brush markers I watercoloured the bunny and his little outfit, I then sponged Tumbled Glass, and Mermaid lagoon distress inks to the background to give it a dusky glow. The bunny and ice rink were cut out and popped up with some foam tape to give the scene a little bit of dimension. I added a pop of colour by embossing trees onto scrap pieces of paper and gave it a less uniform look by cutting a thin border around the trees. Finally, I added a few sequin snowflakes, and a sentiment to the bottom of the card.

Gotta say I am not in love with the card, but one of the goals for me this year is to accept the flaws and move on. That is after I tried making the card 4 times on Friday… My mojo just wasn’t wanting to come out and play.

Little Tidbit: I am actually terrified of ice and in general I am not a fan of Winter period. I do like how pretty snow is on everything though so I accept it and wait out the winter for my favorite season Spring! what is your favorite season?

Please don’t mind my blogs pixie dust! I am working on my branding, and hope to have a blog that feels more like how I envision Patti Made a Thing.

Lots of hugs!

~Patti

Here Comes The Bella Bride!

 

Hello Everyone,

One of the most requested themes last year while I was doing the St. Albert Farmers Market was for wedding cards…

Moment of truth time, I really struggle with the concept, probably because;

A.) I have never been in love (in infatuation yes, but never actually been in love)

and,

B.) I find my cute and colourful style doesn’t always fit into the classic white, neutral, with a pop of colour colour pallets that are the norm.

So this was a real challenge, until I stumbled across this pattern paper pack and focused on the style of papers I am usually drawn to, (cute dainty patterns with a mix of polka dots and stripes) and made it work with the theme.

Therefore resulting in Wedding Day Bella!

After that this card came together much like how I imagined, and to top it all off I was very happy with the final product.
I hope if you, or someone you know is getting married soon that they enjoy their wedding day as much as this happy couple!

Stamp image © StampingBella.com- Brett and Brenda Getting Married

Question Time! If you have been married/ or hope to some day what would your Wedding song be?

My Answer: I joke with my cousin that when I eventually do get married I should pick a anti love song (just for the shock factor and to have a good laugh) but in my heart it most likely will be something from the 50’s-60’s era.

 

Lots of Love,

Patti

 

 

Oh My Gosh, I started a blog!!!

Hello World!!!

I really don’t know how to start an intro about me blog post, so I thought I would skip that for today and think of some interesting factoids about myself for the next post.

Last month I created a project inspired by my darling niece Sofia’s love for all things elephants. Of course as soon as I started working on her card she quickly changed her mind, and decided she loves puppies. I guess at 3 attention spans are limited.

I knew I wanted to make something special for her… a bit more “artsy” than my traditional style, so I turned to the ever distracting Youtube for inspiration. This led me to Laura Bassen (laurafadora.wordpress.com). She used a fun technique called Watercolour Smooshing.  I wanted to try this technique by adding white embossed hearts onto watercoulour paper, then I smooshed Tim Holtz Distress Inks onto a transparency and added water for an easy whimsical watercolour background. I added this too cute stamp from Kraftin Kimmie’s called “Dream Big”, which I coloured with copic markers.

I finished the card up with some homemade epoxy dots to add some matching embellishments, and then added it to my grey cardstock.

I decided to name the card set “Safari Sofia” after my niece.

 

Thanks for ogling!

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Safari Sofia as seen on my buisness facebook page http://www.facebook.com/thewhimsyway

Random Question of the day! what is your favorite animal? Mine is a toss up between Red Pandas, or a Havanese (dog)