Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Color Throwdown #310



Hey everyone! I'm your hostess for this week's Color Throwdown challenge and yes...I am hanging on to summer with dear life with some flowers and summer-like colors since fall isn't officially here yet - lol! I loved these embellishments found in an Etsy shop and went with a very literal interpretation for my card sample.


Here's what I used:
STAMPS: Whole Lotta Dots by Reverse Confetti
PAPER: Lost and Found "Sunshine" pad by MME, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana by SU, White by PTI.
INK: Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding
ACCESSORIES: In Colors Boutique Details embellishments by SU; Quilted BG die by Lil Inker Designs; Tattered Florals dies by Tim Holtz, Wet Paint word die by PTI. 

Our guest star stamper is Joanne James from The Crafty Owl!  Welcome, Joanne!
Be sure and play along with us this week and you just might be in the spotlight next week by being our guest star stamper!  You don't have to have exact colors to play along, but you do need to have a close resemblance.  Be sure and link your creation to the linky tool at the bottom of the current challenge post on the Color Throwdown Challenge blog.
 

Want some more inspiration from the rest of the design team?  Check them out below...
Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe 
Joan Ervin 
Jodi Collins 
Lori Tecler 
Monika Davis 
Vickie Zimmer 
Wanda Cullen 
Lisa Henke, September Guest Designer

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Reverse Confetti Color Challenge


A creation for the new Reverse Confetti September Color Challenge. I scribbled Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and Pumice Stone distress markers over TH watercolor CS then blended with a wet brush.  I then die cut multiple paisley shapes.  The flamingo was stamped with Regal Rose and Crushed Curry ink and popped with foam dots.

STAMPS: Fabulous Flamingo, Arrows 'n Elements - both by Reverse Confetti.
PAPER: Soft Stone (PTI), Basic Gray (SU), Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mojo Monday



The weeks just keep flying on by and it's already time for another Mojo Monday challenge!  I had a ball creating this card for our soon-to-be born grand-daughter!  D-day is September 16, so we're anxiously awaiting the arrival of baby _____.  :-)  Can't share the name quite yet!


After die cutting the stitched rectangle panel, I added light texture paste with a hearts stencil by My
Favorite Things.  I thought it symbolized love "raining down"!  Emery was paper pieced with his head popped with a foam dot.
For more inspiration, you'll want to visit the other mojomakers' blogs below...OR...you can go to the Mojo Monday blog and check out the first 7 thumbnails.

STAMPS: To the Moon (Verve), Better Together (Verve).
PAPER: Nana's Nursery (DCWV), Sour Apple (MFT), White (PTI).
INK: Blushing Bride, Lucky Limeade, Versafine Onyx Black.
ACCESSORIES: Stitched rectangle and circle dies by Lil Inker Designs, Fishtail Flags Die-Namics by MFT, Enamel dots.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Remembering



September 11 brings back a flood of memories every year when we remember that day 13 years ago
when the US was hit by overwhelming sadness as acts of terrorism changed so many lives forever. The SCS Ways to Use It challenge is to "make it monumental"....meaning we are to honor our heroes by incorporating elements of stone, granite, marble, etc.  on our creations.  I went with some Ferro Special Effect Paste by Creative Imaginations that has actual natural ground stone in the mixture and added it to Soft Stone cardstock using a TCW mini basketweave stencil.  It has a very hardened and rough texture IRL and I thought it would be perfect for this challenge!  I'm also playing along with Jen's Deconstructed Sketch Challenge.



STAMPS: ODBD Old Flag Background, ODBD Not Forgotten.
PAPER: Soft Stone by PTI, White, Real Red.
INK: Night of Navy, TH Distress markers - Barn Door and Faded Jeans.



Proud of You




Inspiration came from Debby Hughes' CAS treat bags for the CASE Study Challenge and the layout is based on the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I used burlap ribbon and jute twine to bring in some rustic elements and kept the apple theme.

STAMPS: Class Act (Reverse Confetti)
and Tiny Tags (PTI).
PAPER: Recollections, White.
INK: Real Red, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Versafine Onyx Black.
ACCESSORIES: Stitched rectangle and frame dies by Lil Inker Designs; Apple die by Reverse Confetti, Jute twine, Burlap ribbon by SU; Star tag die by PTI.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

More Watercolor Peonies



Another quick thank you card with some water coloring via Tim Holtz distress markers.  I used two step stamping with each peony image by brushing the marker ink on the stamp then blending with a small amount of water on a brush.   The first step was stamped off first to give a very faint amount of color.  Using distress markers adds a more minimal amount of ink than you get when using the ink pads.  Thanks for stopping by...it's time to head out to work shortly, so the stamp room therapy time is over for today! :-)

STAMPS: Pretty Peonies and Hand Lettered Thanks - stamp sets by W Plus 9.
PAPER: Raspberry Fizz (PTI), TH Watercolor paper.

Color Throwdown



Seriously..are you ready for some fab new colors for this week's Color Throwdown challenge? Did you notice we are no longer listing the color names?  We will show the swatch and it will be up to you to match whatever brand ink you prefer to keep it close to the photo colors!  Vickie is our hostess and has chosen a fun quilt for our inspiration!  I went with some hexagons to create this clean design and figured it was an element that had a hint of a quilting theme - as did the stitched rectangle and butterfly!


I cut two of the 'seriously' dies and glued them together for increased sturdiness.  When a number of the CTD team members got together for a fun weekend last spring, we shopped at Hobby Lobby one morning and I am FINALLY using a product I found in the clearance section!  What in the world was I waiting for?!  It's a jar of textured embossing paste that contains stone to simulate the look of sand, granite or marble.  It has a nice rough texture to it and I love the look!  I used it with a Hero Arts tweed pattern stencil.

STAMPS: TextStyle Happy Hexagons by PTI; Freebie sentiment by Verve.
PAPER: Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Basic Gray, White.
INK: Bliss Blue, Marina Mist, Lucky Limeade, Versafine Onyx Black.
ACCESSORIES: Stitched butterfly and rectangle dies, Seriously die by Lil Inker Designs; Fishtail Flags Die-Namics by MFT; Ferro Special Effect Paste by Creative Imaginations; Tweed pattern stencil by Hero Arts.

Be sure and play along with us this week and you just might be in the spotlight next week by being our guest star stamper!  You don't have to have exact colors to play along, but you do need to have a close resemblance.  Be sure and link your creation to the linky tool at the bottom of the current challenge post on the Color Throwdown Challenge blog.
 

Want some more inspiration from the rest of the design team?  Check them out below...
Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe 
Joan Ervin 
Jodi Collins 
Lori Tecler 
Monika Davis 
Vickie Zimmer 
Wanda Cullen 
Lisa Henke, September Guest Designer