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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Ewe are as cute as can Bee.

Hello to all,

I hope your Sunday has been nice and relaxing. I am having a great Sunday afternoon doing two of my favorite things. Stamping and watching baseball. So far, my team is loosing, but then I'm used to that as they are never very good, but I'm still a loyal fan. Who knows, it's early and maybe they will turn it around before the game is over.

On the other hand, I love how my card turned out!

I bought a gorgeous tapestry while on vacation in Peru a few weeks ago. They make wonderful weavings and embroidery pieces that are vibrantly colored. I found one that I had to have and honestly, they are very inexpensive for the amount of work that goes into them, especially the handmade ones. I used a quilt hanger to display it above the sofa in my craft room. So, what does all this have to do with my card? I used my new tapestry as design inspiration for my card today to play along with Joanne's theme challenge at the Paper Players.

Here are a couple pictures of the tapestry. (you can click the picture to make it larger.)

and here is my card.

One of the reasons that I loved this tapestry was because of the llamas. There were many llamas walking around Machu Picchu when we were there, and when I saw this in a shop in Lima, I bought it.

For my card, all images are stamped using SU archival black ink onto water color paper using the Misti. They are water colored using Zig Real Brush water color markers and an aqua painter. Once the painting was finished, I used this week's sketch from Sunday Stamps to assemble the card. The oval element is made with Distress Oxide inks and an ink blender, cut out with a Die-namics Stitched oval and Stitched Hill dies. After assembling everything, I used Liquid Dimensional Pearl paints to mimic the french knots on the tapestry. Finally, the sentiment is stamped using VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white EP.

I'm also linking up to Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge. She's on day three today.

I really had fun designing and crafting this card. I'm not sure I'll send it out. I may just keep it displayed in my craft room, LOL.

Have a great Sunday evening and thanks for looking in,

Stamps: Curious Cuties, Curious Cuties 2 and Best Buds sets by Paper Smooches
Paper: TE red and black textured card stock and Strathmore water color paper
Ink: SU Archival Black ink, Zig Real Brush water color markers, VersaMark, Distress Oxide inks
Other: Die-namics Stitched Oval and Stitched Hill dies, Die-namics Fishtail Flag die, Paper Smooches Curious Cuties dies, white embossing powder, heat tool, Misti, Gemini Jr, Liquid Dimensional Pearl paints, gray Baker's twine, SU mini dimensionals, Crystal Stickles (bee's wings), ink blender tool


  1. Aw, what an adorable llama - I love that they are always smiling, lol! Such a cherry and bright background with so much texture, too - amazing! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  2. Oh yes, I can totally see the inspiration for your card! The llama is a cutie and it's a great pun. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

  3. Adorable card, Colleen! Expertly colored and a perfect take on your gorgeous inspiration piece. Always happy to see you at The Paper Players!

  4. Colleen this card just makes me smile! I love your happy critters and the punny sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

  5. Colleen your tapestry is fabulous and I love how it inspired the fun background for your card. Thanks for playing along with my theme challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  6. Yes, I agree, fabulous find while on vacation. I love handmade items like this- and now you get to see it displayed all the time! Cool. Your llama card is adorable and works perfectly for this weeks challenge! Thanks for playing along at Sunday Stamps! this week!


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