Monday, January 15, 2018

Watercolor Petal Palette

As always, I am running against the clock!  Here is my submission for the Challenges found at CAS(E) this Sketch and Color Throwdown. Love this little bird from Stampin’ Up’s stamp set Petal Palette. 


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Welcome Fall

Just a quick post to get this card in the challenge at SUO Challenges found HERE.  The challenge is titled Shape Up and we are to use punches and/or die cuts on our project.  I used this fun new stamp and die set from Stampin Up.  

STAMPS: At Home With You
INK:  Staz-On, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Island Indigo, Basic Gray
PAPER: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, Wood Textures DSP
OTHER:  At Home Framelits, Pinewood Planks EF. 1/16" hole punch, linen thread

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

You've Got This? Not Really.

I love the inspiration picture at The Paper Players theme challenge this week. We are asked to create a card with the theme Autumn Floral and I knew right away I wanted to put the rustic wooden planter on my card. I had to fiddle a little while to get the angle right and then to get the wood grain going the "right" way. After staring at it for a good 20 mins I decided to draw the box outline and then, finally, I was happy with it. Let me tell you, filling the planter was not any easier!  So many options, flower stamps and looks!  Even now, after I've deemed the card complete, photographed and prepared it to post, I see I want to mess with the position of the flowers some more. SIGH, oh well. This card will be at my next card class so I will make another one myself and play around with it a bit more.  

The Paper Players Challenge can be found HERE.  I'm also entering this card in the challenge at TGIF Challenges found HERE. The challenge there is a Tic-Tac-Toe and my card is represented in the diagonal, Watercolor-Designer Series Paper-Metallics.  

STAMPS: You've Got This, Colorful Seasons, Petite Petals
INK: Staz-On, Cherry Cobbler, Fresh Fig, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist, Garden Green, Early Espresso
PAPER: Sahara Sand, Fresh Fig, Watercolor Paper, Wood Textures DSP, Copper Foil Sheets
OTHER: Seasonal Layers, Flourish Thinlits, Petite Petals Punch, Elegant Dots EF, So Saffron Stitched Ribbon, Black Micron Pen

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Freshly Painted Harvest

September has been very warm for us here in Geneva, IL but Fall is upon us and I'm behind in planning for my Fall/Halloween class next week!  This card was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches found HERE

STAMPS: Painted Harvest, Burlap, Big on Birthdays
INK: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
PAPER: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
OTHER: Layered Circles Framelits, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Tree Rings for Him

Masculine cards are so hard to make!!  No pink or purple, no bling or sparkle.  But, at least I found a reason to use this neat tree rings stamp from Stampin' Up.  MI'm entering this card in the challenge at Global Design Project found HERE

STAMPS: Tree Rings, Tin of Cards
INK: Versamark, Early Espresso
PAPER: Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, retired DSP-name?
OTHER: Copper EP, Copper Trim, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Espresso Candy Dots

STAMPS: Tree Rings, Tin of Cards, Vintage Leaves
INK: Versamark, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (stamped off)
PAPER: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Adventure Bound DSP
OTHER: Leaflet Framelits, Early Espresso EP, Early Espresso Cotton Ribbon

Friday, September 8, 2017

Tie Dye Blast From The Past

Here is a card for a fun challenge at SUO Challenges which can be found HERE.  The theme is Blast from the Past and that makes me think of tie dye....although tie dye seems to be past, present and future! 
 I used a coffee filter, twisted it and rubber banded it just like you would a t-shirt.  There are many instructions on the web but HERE is one example.  I then used an Aquapainter with three colors of reinkers, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo.  I saturated the coffee filter with the ink in three sections making sure the section overlap to create the secondary colors. I showed this to my 13 year old daughter this week and it looks like we will be buying some dies and a t-shirt this weekend:-)

STAMPS: Custom Tee, Big on Birthday, Crazy About You
INK: Basic Black, Versamark, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
PAPER: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, white coffee filter
OTHER: T-Shirt Builder Framelits, Happy Birthday Thinlit, White EP, Metallic Enamel Shapes

I made a few more, less fussy, tie dye backgrounds to offer at my class this weekend.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Back To School Bike Ride

Here is a card that was inspired by two challenges. The first is a Back to School theme challenge from the Paper Players seen HERE.  My color inspiration was found at Stamps Ink Paper Challenges seen HERE.  
This is such a fun stamp set to play with!  I like the stamps that are designed to "color in" the line art stamps. They provide a different option to watercoloring or coloring with markers.  The stamp set and dies give several options for decorating the bike so I made a second card with a bit more going on!  


STAMPS: Bike Ride, Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron
PAPER: Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Whisper White
OTHER: Build-a-Bike Framelits, Artisan Label, Garden Trellis EF, Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon