Category Archives: Flower Soft

Don’t Flip Out

Happy Tuesday! There’s a new challenge  at Tiddly Inks – Head In The Clouds.
Here’s my challenge card using Pinky Punker.

Image was colored with Touch Twin markers. I used Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos for the grassy area and then added some Flower Soft for texture. The clouds were made with Gesso and my finger. The phrase is from The Stamps of Life.



Valentine Z Becky Brown Purse

The Challenge Chicks are back at it with a new challenge!

This month’s challenge is a My Furry Valentine…use any kind of animal to make a Valentine!

We’ll be posting a new challenge every month. We hope you can join us! No stress, no deadlines… just have fun! Please play along with us! Head to my sidebar for your very own Challenge Chicks Friends button. The Challenge Chicks are on Facebook! Come “Like us” HERE and link your  projects! If you are linking to an online gallery use the Keyword CHXJAN14.

Here is my project using a purse from Z Becky Brown and Charlie’s Ark Sepia card topper from Flower Soft with a cute little mouse peeking out behind a heart.

The Challenge Chicks!

Anna Wight
Diane Zechman
Lydia Fiedler
Kelly Schirmer
Kelli Jo Hull
Jeanne Streiff (you are here)



Carolers Card & Purse Tutorial

I got busy with this week’s Free4All and Mixability Challenges at Splitcoast. The Free4All challenge was to make a project inspired by Christmas music and the Mixability was to make a bright holiday project. I got busy making a background with watercolors and ended up using the same background and dies for both projects. I’ll show you below just how easy it was to make my background.

Here is my Mixability project using a Z Becky Brown Purse:

Here is my Free4All card:

I’m going to show you directions for making my Z Becky Brown purse inserts since the card is just a simpler version.

First I created my background by wetting some watercolor paper and adding splashes of paint and letting them merge together (no right or wrong here).I used blue and red paints so I’d end up with a purple when they mixed. After it was dry I added some extra splatters of blue.

Next I added some “snowy” splatters with while acrylic paint… and the background papers are done! How easy is that?

I splattered some blue paint (very little) on some white cardstock.

I die cut with my Big Shot and 658764 Victorian Carolers die.

I cut a wavy strip of white cardstock to go along the bottom edge of the purse inserts. I sponged all the edges (brown for purse and blue for card).

I added some Polar White Flower Soft at their feet.

Put the inserts in the Z Becky Brown purse. Add a bow and a little charm.


Purse from Z Becky Brown
Die cuts: Sizzix Big Shot Machine, 658764 Sizzix Victorian Carolers
Stamps: Impression Obsession CL304 All I want For Christmas
Flower Soft (Polar White)
Paper: watercolor paper
Inks: Clearsnap
Watercolors (blue, red), acrylic paint (white)