Friday, March 22, 2019

Oceans of Joy




 While it was snowing up a storm yesterday afternoon, I was creating this beachy keen card for The Card Concept challenge and for CAS(E) This Sketch challenge!  I'll have to admit, those triangles stumped me a bit, so I went with a smaller triangle collage in the background using an image from WPlus9's Just Geometrics: Triangles stamp set. All of the ink colors were distress oxide inks.




What did I use? 

STAMPS: Color Layering Seahorse (Hero Arts); Just Geometrics: Triangles (WPlus9).
PAPER: X-Press It Blending Card.
INK: Tumbled Glass Antique Linen, Abandoned Coral, Frayed Burlap, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain - all distress oxide inks by Ranger.
OTHER: Dew drop embellishments; Watercolor Stripes stencil by Altenew.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Paper Craft Crew Sketch


It's a very cloudy and rainy/snowy day...just perfect to get a lot of crafting done 'cause gloom isn't conducive for getting any cleaning done - lol! I wanted to use the sketch for the new Paper Craft Crew Challenges, so went with a masculine birthday card using Stampin' Up products. I started with die cutting the gears then colored in the car with Copics (G12, BG72, C1, C2) after stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It Blending Card paper. The headlights and windows have Glossy Accents added to them.

Here's what I used...
STAMPS: Geared Up Garage (Stampin' Up).
PAPER: Classic Garage 6x6" designer series paper, True Black (PTI).
DIES: Garage Gears Thinlits (SU), Stitched Sentiment Strips (MFT).
OTHER: Washi tape, Sequins, Glossy Accents.

Fusion Card Challenge




It's time for another Fusion Card Challenge and I was definitely influenced by the eye chart and the black and white stripes in the photo!  I also used the sketch with some minor tweaking by using a rectangle instead of the second circle (I HAD to use this eye chart sentiment - lol!).  I love using a pop of yellow with black and white, so went with it.



STAMPS: Eye Charts (My Favorite Things).
PAPER: Black and White Stripes 6x6" pad (MFT); Classique: Beauty by Authentique.
INK: Versafine Onyx Black.
DIES: Geek is Chic (MFT), Stitched Fishtail Flags, Stitched Circle and Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics (MFT).

For more inspiration, be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has created.. Barb Ghigliotty, Jeanne Jachna, Jen Mitchell, Karren Johnson, Linda Callahan, Lyndal Higgins , Michelle Leone, Michelle Lupton, Wanda Cullen (you are here). Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you in the Fusion gallery!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Hatbox and Gingham


A fun card using a backdrop of gingham with this great new Reverse Confetti image from their newly released Hatbox Florals stamp set with matching dies! I'm using the fun new sketch by Jacquie for Freshly Made Sketches and am also playing along with the gingham theme on the Double D Challenges blog

Images were colored with Copics: Y00, Y02, Y06, Y08, YG21, YG25, YG25, YG93, YG95.

The tiny black squares are from My Favorite Things' Stitched
Square STAX Die-Namics.  The sentiment (Thanks and Hello Word Duos by RC) was cut three times and adhered together to give more dimension. I again used a pop of yellow (one of my faves!) with the black and white gingham paper from Bazzill Basics 'Licorice' patterned paper pad.

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting... 

Win It Wednesday


One of my favorite challenges is Papertrey Ink's Win It Wednesday challenge hosted by Laurie Schmidlin! This week, we are to choose two of our favorite PTI colors and create a card. I went with Aqua Mist (my first PTI ink and cardstock purchase!) and Tropical Teal. I used these two colors for the card base then inked up 5 candles from the Polka Dot Parade #12 tiny stamp set. 


I used my favorite PTI die - Tag Sale: Quilted Die -  for the focal point. Went with a retirement sentiment for my stash though a birthday sentiment could easily be exchanged.  I stamped two sizes of the paisley images with Tropical Teal ink.

STAMPS: Polka Dot Parade #12 (candles)
                  Keep It Simple: Retirement (sentiment)
                  What The Doodle: Paisley (background paisley images)

Happy spring everyone!  So glad it's officially arrived though the temperatures aren't exactly matching the season - lol!

Color Throwdown #535



Happy Wednesday everyone! There's a  new Color Throwdown Challenge happening and Jodi has some fabulous colors for us: red, yellow, soft green and white! The gingham chairs in the photo really inspired me, so I created my own patterned background with Real Red ink and the Houndstooth background stamp from MFT.
The sentiment is from a new, really fun sentiment set called Anything-but-Basic Encouragement by MFT.




The florals are from Simon Says Stamp's Spring Flowers stamp set with matching dies.  Love these! I colored with Copics (Y00, Y02, Y06, Y08, YG21, YG23, YG25).  

DIES: Blueprint 27 and Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics by My Favorite Things; Spring Flowers by SSS.

For more inspiration, you can click on the design team links below:



Sunday, March 17, 2019

CAS One Layer Card




This week's Paper Players Challenge is to create a one layer wonder...clean and simple card! I guess my brain was still in rainbow mode because I went for my Pelikan watercolor palette (made in Germany) and added 7 colors to a panel of Ranger water color cardstock...drying each color as I added it.  I then splattered some of the paints over the base before adding the die cut "you" and triple stamping the rest of the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink using a MISTI.


STAMPS: You (The Stamp Market).
DIES: You (The Stamp Market); Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things).   

We'd love to have you join in this challenge!  For more inspiration from the rest of the talented design team, please check out their creations HERE.