Sunday, August 6, 2017

Hand Stamped Seahorse

I love his die from Hero Arts although it was not a very practical purchase!  This card was created for the challenge at Hand Stamped Challenges found HERE.  








STAMPS: Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse
INK: Stampin' Up- Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Baked Brown Sugar; Distress Inks- Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Evergreen Bough, Versamark
PAPER: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Watercolor Paper
OTHER: Hero Arts Reef Border Die, White Embossing Powder, twine, seashells

Monday, July 31, 2017

Stampin' Up Botanical Succulents

I have a few cards I want to share that I created for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge found HERE.  Well...I always forget that this challenge site asks for the designs to be "clean" and I have trouble accepting white space on my cards......so, this first card ( the one I am submitting) is the "cleanest" I have!







STAMPS: Crazy About You
INK: Calypso Coral 
PAPER: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Succulent Garden DSP 
OTHER: Botanical Builders dies, Happy Birthday Thinlit


STAMPS: Crazy About You
INK: Calypso Coral 
PAPER: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, 
Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macron Glimmer Paper, Succulent Garden DSP
OTHER: Botanical Builders dies, Happy Birthday Thinlit



STAMPS: Crazy About You
INK: Cajun Craze
PAPER: Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky, Old Olive, Botanical Garden DSP
OTHER: Basic Black Candy Dot, Botanical Builders dies, Happy Birthday Thinlit


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Beautiful Day at Stamp Ink Paper

All of my summer traveling is complete and I hope I am heading into the lazy days of summer.  I am hoping to have more time to get into my stamping room again!  Here is a new card I am submitting to the Fabulous Flowers challenge at Stamp Ink Paper found HERE.  













STAMPS: Altenew Beautiful Day, SU Everyday Tags
INK: Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Fresh Fig, Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight
PAPER: Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
OTHER: SU Layering Squares Framelits, SU Cheerful Tags Thinlits, Altenew Beautiful Day dies, SU Elegant Dots EF, 5/8" Rich Razzleberry ribbon, Rich Razzleberry Candy Dot

Monday, June 26, 2017

Stampin' Up Beautiful Bouquet

I haven't taken much time to stamp this summer but I had to make time to create a card for a special person.  Growing up, Aunt Beulah lived next door to me.  We will be celebrating her 90th birthday this weekend and we've been asked to share out favorite memories of Beulah.  One of my many memories is of summertime and my sweet aunt tending to all of the flowers bordering her house and fenceline.  For some reason I specifically remember the Portulaca flowers that she always grew.  I don't have a Portulaca stamp (shocking!)  but I do have this new stamp set from Stampin' Up called Beautiful Bouquet.  I followed a past sketch from Mojo Monday which, I'm sad to say, is not longer holding challenges.  













STAMPS: Beautiful Bouquet, Marbled
PAPER: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Powder Pink
INK: Berry Burst, Watermelon Wonder, Fresh Fig, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink
OTHER: Bouquet Bunch, Layered Leaves Dynamic EF, White Organza ribbon, Gina Marie Designs Stained Glass Border Oval die 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Stampin' Up From the Herd

Just a quick post to show a card I made for the sketch challenge at TGIF Challenges found HERE.  I used a stamp set, From the Herd, that I bought from Stampin' Up in January 2015 so this card also works for the challenge at Retro Rubber found HERE











STAMPS: From the Herd, Endless Birthday Wishes
PAPER: Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Fresh Fig, Neenah Solar White
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Fresh Fig, Copic Markers
OTHER: Wood Crate Framelits, Fresh Fig ribbon

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Water Lillies Thanks

I made this card following the "case the designer" challenge at Global Design Project found HERE.  I "cased" Michelle's layout and had intended to make mine clean and simple but I have a hard time keeping white space white!  This card was made with the same stamp set as my previous post but this time I just did the multi layering stamps, no color pencils. 




STAMPS: Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lillies, SU So Very Much
PAPER: SU Lucky Limeade, SU Rose Red, SU Whisper White
INK: Stampin' Up- Rose Red, Hero Arts- Soft Pink, Bubble Gum and Red Royal, Altenew- Bamboo, Parrot and Olive, Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio
OTHER: SU Layering Squares Framelits, Little B Handwritten dies, Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles



Friday, April 28, 2017

Happy Birthday Water Lilly

This card was created for the sketch challenge at The Paper Players found HERE. I have finally inked up a Hero Arts stamp set I got several months ago and I tried out a new technique.  These stamps are multi layering stamps but I only used two layers of stamps.  I stamped with two light pink colors and used those colors to get a sense of the outline and shading of the water lilly.  Then I colored in the flower with color pencils.....time consuming but fun! The Lilly pads were just stamped and the water streaks were created swiping my ink pad using a direct to paper technique. 







STAMPS: Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lillies, SU Big on Birthdays, SU Bring on the Cake
PAPER: SU Lucky Limeade, SU Rose Red, SU Whisper White
INK: Stampin' Up- Rose Red, Hero Arts- Soft Pink and Bubble Gum, Altenew- Bamboo, Parrot and Olive, Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio
OTHER: SU Layering Squares Framelits, Lawn Fawn Sentiment Banner