Hummingbird flight

Hi there,

It's time for our mid-month inspiration blog hop featuring new digital stamps for May with Graciellie Design.  I'm still featuring Count On Me but this time I used this sweet little hummingbird one of the new May releases. You can check out all the new May release digital stamps in the shop HERE. You can use the discount code BARBARA10 for 10% off in the SHOP so go check them out and go shopping! We also have a guest designer for May Maria Luisa.

The Winner from May 1st is announced over on the Graciellie Design blog and a redraw for the Westcott Scissors is announced as well.  We're celebrating all month for Gracie's birthday so come hop along!

Blog Hop
Barbara Thompson (you are here)

I printed out the hummingbird going a little lighter on the ink and colored with Copics, then 
airbrushed the background.

I die cut the border the added some branches for a secondary border,
punched some tiny flowers and leaves.
Then cut the sentiment into pieces to fit.

Happy coloring!

Butterfly Postcard

Hi there,

I'm sharing my extra project for May for Graciellie Design. I really love this set called Just Because and it's a fabulous one to color!  I didn't add a sentiment but the set comes with 4 sentiments as well.  You can use the discount code BARBARA10 to get 10% off if you'd like to purchase this Digital set or others and share it with your crafty friends!

 I started by printing the main image and then die cut it, then colored it with
Copics and added the pointillism background.

Added some Twine and attached to my card base using
Crate Paper Bloom DP.  Then I added Some yellow Stickles to
centers of flowers and Dazzling blue Nuvo drops to background.

Happy Coloring!

Graciellie Design May release/blog hop/Giveway

Hi there,

It's time for our May release/blog hop and Giveaway for Graciellie Design .  May is Gracie's birthday month so we're celebrating! Happy birthday Gracie! Graciellie Design is giving away a $10 gift certificate AND her new Pre-lease Pray to one lucky winner!  All you have to do is hop along and comment on ALL design team members and Graciellie Design blog for a chance to win.  International followers may participate. Winner to be announced May 15 on the Graciellie Design Blog.

But first I'm show casing one of the new digital stamp sets for May called Count On Me.  Peonies are all the rage these days so I chose to use it!  It also comes with a sweet hummingbird and  4 sentiments.  You can also see Gracie's May birthday month special release set called Pray with hand lettered sentiments below! So come hop along and if you'd like to purchase the new May digital stamps you can use this code: BARBARA10 for 10% off your purchases! You can check them out in the SHOP. So get hopping!

Barbara (You Are Here)

I started by printing 3 peonies in different sizes on Strathmore smooth surface 100lb
It can go through my printer and when it came out I sprinkled with
gold embossing powder and melted with my heat gun. I learned this technique from one of my 
teammates Ginny Maxam. I never knew you could emboss with digis! Did you?

Then I watercolored peonies with Zig Clean Color 
Real Brush markers.

 I decided to cut the peonies in half to arrange on my card base 
of wood grained white card stock and added a strip of clear acetate with gold stripes.
Then added sentiment with a few punched leaves and Gold Nuvo drops.

Happy coloring!