Friday, September 1, 2017

Just Used Leftovers


Hello! I am back to post a quick card for The Paper Players challenge using Laurie's sketch #359 shown below.   This was a card that almost did not happen.  I had stamped the image from  Repeat Impressions, colored it, and die cut it with a circle die thinking I would use it for a Christmas card but I decided that it was too bright and the wrong colors so I set it aside.  Then I saw this sketch and decided I'd use it with a Distress Oxide Background that I made and did not use for another project.  Thus this card evolved from my "rejects".  Finished it up with a White card base and RI sentiment.  Now to make the deadline.






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Holiday Cards for Stash


Welcome!   I have begun making Holiday cards to be ready when the season arrives.  I am sharing 3 cards in this post.  The top card uses a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches and some items that  I won recently in one of their challenges - DCWV Paper Pad The Christmas Basics and Bling It  Nail Heads.    Other supplies: GKD Stamps, Distress Inks,  Versamark Ink, White EP, Red and White CS, Gold Metallic Gel Pen. Circle Die.


The second card  uses the sketch from The House That Stamps Built with Repeat Impressions stamps with more papers from The Christmas Basics pad and the Bling It Nail Heads.   Other supplies: Memento Inks, Red CS from stash, Clear EP, Circle Dies.


This Christmas card was made for a color challenge using GKD Snowflakes and Sentiment stamps. Other supplies: Kraft and White CS, Versamark Ink, White EP, White Gel Pen, and a Wooden ornament embossed with White EP, and White Satin ribbon. 

Challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch #418 Shown Below
The House That Stamps Built: What If? Wednesday Challenge Sketch A3017 see below
CAS-ual Fridays: CFC181 Color Challenge Kraft and White
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge: SOS #303Your Favorite Season-that would be Christmas 
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #348 Anything Goes with Option to use something old. Used old stamps. 
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: September Challenge Anything goes fro Christmas.



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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Have You Scene It?

Hello!  I am not sure of this card.  It kind of evolved along the way.  For the Mix It Up Monday Challenge at STV,  I was trying to create a scene using GKD stamps from The Northwoods 2 which I had never used.   I stamped using Memento markers directly on the 2 images and stamped on white CS.  I then stamped again using Versamark and heated with Clear EP.  I then colored with markers and Copics  but sponged the sky with  Summer Sky ink.  Added some birds in flight with stamps from Gifts from the Sea and some clouds cut with a die from watercolor paper. Trimmed the image and attached to  a layer of white CS and a base of Grass Green CS.  Stamped the word Celebrate from Beyond Baskets 2 set.
Challenges:
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday Challenge -create a scene with stamps.
Addicted to Stamps and More: #257 Make your mark.



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Monday, August 28, 2017

Bright Colors and Butterflies


Welcome!   This card is for the Anything Goes Challenge A2317 at The House That Stamps Built.  I used a Repeat Impressions small Butterfly stamp and Sentiment.  The images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Colored with Memento Cantaloupe, Dandelion, and Tangelo markers.  I used Distress Oxide inks Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, and Spiced Marmalade to create the background on white CS.  Added some distressing and Dew Drops to finish. 


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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Dreaming of You

Hello! This one layer card was made using stamps and dies from Hero Arts August Kit.  I stamped the girl in flight and cloud with Memento Tuxedo Black and heat embossed with Clear EP.  I cut masks for the girl and cloud with dies.  I also cut a mask with an oval die.  Using the masks I sponged Distress Ink Faded Jeans and added "stars" with Pilot Metallic Silver marker. Finished with the Hero Arts sentiment in the same black ink.   The card below was my first attempt at this design but I messed it up when I misted with Metallic Blueberry mist and the mist leaked under the mask and went beyond the oval.  I saved the image by cutting an oval window in a card base of White CS and attached the image under the opening.  


Challenges:
AAA  Cards: CAS Game #97 Masking
Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies
CAS on Friday: Challenge 115 One Layer Wonder










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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Bearing Flowers


Hello!  It has been a while since I featured one of my many bear stamps on a card.  This sketch from Tuesday Morning was perfect for this Penny Johnson stamp Bear Flowers. I stamped it on Ivory cardstock with Memento Espresso Truffle and colored with Copics.  I trimmed the image with an oval die and placed on a layer of Shimmery Pink CS cut with a scallop oval die.  Assembled the card with a Lacy Paper Doily from stash, a ShimmeryPink layer embossed with CB Polka Dots EF, and a card base  of Ivory.  Added Wine Satin Ribbon streamers with Die Cut Yellow flowers and a Tag (love).  Used a Metallic Gold Gelly Pen to add some accents but they are hard to see in photo.
Challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches: #417 Sketch
Allsorts Challenge: Week 430 Ribbons,..,,more than a bow
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #256 Anything goes
As You Like It Challenge: Favorite Fur or Feathers-It's fur for me!  I love my furry Teddy Bears (they melt my heart) and using my Bear stamps.
Alphabet Challenge: L is for Lovely Lace







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Friday, August 25, 2017

Counting Sheep

Welcome!  I just had to make a card with the cute Sheep stamp and die in the August Hero Arts kit.  I made a Sky background inking a white CS panel with Distress Oxide Ink Faded Jeans and misted it with Metallic Blueberry Mist and Gold Shimmer Mist (from kit) and added dots and stars with a Pilot Metallic Silver marker. I stamped the sentiment Dreaming of You with Versamark and heat embossed with Wow Silver EP. Stamped clouds on Vellum and heat embossed with White Puff EP and die cut.  Stamped the 5 Sheep on white CS with Black ink and die cut.  Attached them with pop-up Glue Dots to the background lauer. Attached to a Metallic (Mirror) Silver card base and finished with a single Star die cut from the same Metallic CS.
Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More: #256 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: #348 Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: Challenge #200 Anything Goes
The Paper Girls Challenge: #134 Monochromatic-Used shades of Blue
Crafty Sentiments Challenge: Anything Goes






This was a fun card to create and reminded me of the song "Counting Your Blessings".

Listen to "Count Your Blessings" by clicking on the video below.
Must be on my blog to play.

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Made of Stardust

Hello!  Today, I am showing an ATC (Artist Trading Card) that I made for the challenge at Simon Monday Challenge. Artist trading cards (ATCs) are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2.5″ x 3.5″.
I used stamps and die cuts from the August Hero Arts kit.  I made the background with several Distress Oxide inks sponged on watercolor paper and misted with  Metallic Blueberry Mist and Gold Shimmer Mist.   I stamped the sentiment and several stars with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP.  I added 2 stars die cut from the liner of an envelope that I recycled.  Used Pilot Gold Metallic marker to ink the edges.








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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

One Layer with Butterfly


Hello!  This card was made for the Mix It Up Monday Challenge at Stamp TV  and other challenges. Cat at STV wants us to use two of the things on her list that correspond with the numbers of our birthday and make a card.  My birthday is June 18, so I have to use 1 - only one layer and 8 - butterfly. That's easy enough.  I started with GKD White Heavyweight cardstock....perfect for a one layer card.  I stamped the Butterfly from GKD Take Flight set in black ink and heat embossed with clear EP.  I colored the image with Memento Markers Dandelion, Cantaloupe, and Tangelo.  Using masks for the butterfly and one made with an oval die,  I sponged an area with Distress Oxide Ink Broken China.  The blue background really makes the colors of the butterfly pop.  I finished by stamping a sentiment from the same set with the Broken China ink.
I am very pleased with my one layer card with the butterfly.

Other Challenges:
AAA Cards: CAS Game #97 Masking
The Paper Players: PP358 CAS Use Coloring


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Digital Art Challenge



Hello!  Playing something new.....a digital challenge.  I found Digitally Made challenge blog which allows only digitally made projects.  This week's  Challenge #4 is Pets/Animals.   This is not a card but a project of a photo that I enhanced using Photoshop Elements.  I began with a photo of an Alligator taken by my DH at Ding Darling Wildlife Reserve.  I opened the photo in PSE and used an artistic filter to make it look like it was a watercolor painting.  I then applied a theme of Old Style Paper, added a frame, and added texture with a Craquelure feature.  This is my first attempt at this kind of challenge and I have much to explore and learn. 

I like the final look.....might print and use in a frame or use as a desktop.
This is the original photo that I used before any editing. 

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