Love these companies, love these images!! I find coloring so relaxing and it is so much fun! I enjoy sitting at my desk in front of the large window my studio while working away. I listen to music and can see all the flowers that are in bloom this time of year. The first two images I got with a gift certificate from winning an Impression Obsession challenge. You can see all the gorgeous entries from the challenges here. I had the most fun making these and am anxious to make more. I used a Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder on them then distressed the edges and sanded a bit on the coffee card. A bit of Flower Soft makes the flowers around the bell pop a bit. When I was growing up, we had a bell on our farm and used it to call the guys in from out in one of the pastures or on the track with a horse. My husband and I have one on our place now too.
I was inspired by Dini Kowal's take on the coffee card. Seeing how she colored it, is what made me want that stamp. I too, wanted to make that blue and white spatter enamelware. Since I was using Prismacolor pencils I decided to try a white-out pen for the spatters. When I finished they looked too bold ... something was just off, so I very faintly colored the palest blue pencil over the top of them. That helped, but I will continue to experiment with other ways to get the spatter on there.
The last image is relatively new as well and comes from Northwoods. I did it a bit differently this time and I thought you might get a giggle out of my attempt to cover a mistake. The little dragonfly charm is covering some oily spot on the cardstock. Lord only knows what I spilled on it! I kinda like the little guy just flitting about the page. I think it's a happy accident.