Monday, July 22, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches




I got some happy mail on Saturday from The Greetery after there was a mini release earlier in the week! I love sunflowers which are such a happy flower IMO. So, this Sunflowers die set was a must have and, of course, my first project would be to create a trio of flowers in the traditional yellows! I die cut the shapes from watercolor cardstock then painted and splattered with colors from my Mijello Mission Gold palette. The layout is for the current Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.



I created the illusion of the two vertical panels by stenciling two strips of Soft Suede ink (SU) with a TCW stencil called Mini Tile Texture. I cut out two hello sentiments (Small Hello by Simon Says Stamp) from a dark brown piece of CS from my scrap paper pile.

Thanks so much for stopping by...

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Birthday Bouquet



The Birthday Project Challenge on the MFT blog is to create a card with a Birthday Bouquet theme! You don't have to twist my arm to use florals, so this was a must-do challenge for sure! I used this latest Flowers in Bloom stamp set by MFT - this time coloring them in blues with zig clean color brushes. The MFT English Brick Wall stencil was inked up using Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake dye ink then I splattered yellow gold Gansai Tambi paint from the Starry Colors collection and also splattered some thinned down Copic Opaque White. The sentiment was stamped in Tempting Turquoise (SU).



DIES: Pierced Feature Frames (PTI); Flowers in Bloom and Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics by MFT.

I seldom embellish with buttons anymore, but thought the wee bit of twine and button was perfect to anchor the sentiment banner.
                                                                ~Wanda

Paper Players CAS Masculine Week


Happy Sunday everyone! Ann is challenging us to create a CAS masculine card for the new Paper Players Challenge.  Lately, my go -to stamp set for masculine recipients is the Geared Up Garage set by Stampin' Up! The background is the You've Got This stamp (SU) in Faded Jeans distress oxide ink by Ranger.





The gears were die cut from brushed silver cardstock. I added Glossy Accents to the windows and headlights and added Clear Star Gelly Roll (Sakura) pen highlights to the hubcaps.  Copics used: B34, B37, C0, C2, C4.

For more inspiration from the rest of the talented design team, please check out their creations HERE Hope to see you in the gallery! Have a blessed day!                             ~Wanda                            

Saturday, July 20, 2019

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge





So, this is my entry for MFT's current Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  I was planning on entering this into their birthday challenge as well and totally goofed when I added a sentiment of thanks instead of birthday greetings. Guess that means I have to create another card - lol! On a stifling hot day, that won't be hard to do. 





I started with a background using 3 different patterned papers from MFT's Black and White Basics 6x6" pad...one of my favorite go-to pads! I stamped the Flowers in Bloom image twice in Memento Tuxedo Black then in Versamark so I could clear emboss the image. I colored with Zigs (the clear embossing makes it so much easier to stay in the lines).

Thanks for stopping by and stay cool everyone!         ~Wanda

Friday, July 19, 2019

CAS(E) This Sketch



There's an awesome new sketch that Brian King has created for the current CAS(E) This Sketch challenge! I wanted to play with the floral and mason jar dies from the awesome mega die set - Tag Creations: Joyful Jars - by Ink to Paper. I will have to add that this set takes a lot of patience to layer all the tiny floral pieces, but it's worth it in the end! If you want quick and easy, this set isn't for you - lol! For helpful hints on organizing and using the set, you can check MY POST HERE.



I have lots of washi tape and the stripe elements on this sketch were perfect for using some. I wanted the horizontal element at the bottom to be very subtle, so I tore off an edge of heavy weight vellum and adhered it using a quick squirt of Elmer's spray adhesive. I added some twine and dew drops for embellishments.

It's going to go up to 95 degrees in VA today! If we can survive the weekend which will go even higher...I'll look forward to the 80's predicted for next week! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!                                        ~Wanda

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Seize the Birthday: Rainbow




I'm needing at least 3 birthday cards for grandchildren in the next 3 months, so this was a perfect challenge to get one of them done! The Seize the Birthday challenge is offering the "topping" of rainbows, so I went for some multi-colored patterned papers from BoBunny's "Surprise" 6x6" pad.


I'm loving the adorable birthday critters in My Favorite Things
recent release set called Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes! I colored with Copics then die cut with matching dies to the set. The dimensional sentiment banner was a freebie die with my last order. I added Diamond Stickles to the cupcake icing and Glossy Accents to the cherry...fun little details to add more pizzazz to the card!

DIES: Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes, Stitched Dome Frames,
Folded Fishtail Banner - all by MFT.

Thanks so much for stopping by...there's another thunderstorm happening as I post. The hot, humid weather just doesn't want to go away here in Virginia!                             ~Wanda

Lauries's Fabulous Favorites


Every Wednesday, Laurie Schmidlin posts a new challenge in her Laurie's Fabulous Favorites series on the Ink to Paper blog. This week it's all about CASEing a release week card from one of the
design team members and we are to highlight birthday wishes in the sentiment.  I chose to CASE one of Kelly Lunceford's cards - you can see it in this post! Kelly is the queen of tasteful layering and texture details and I'm consistently in awe of her creations. There's been more than one instance where a sample card of hers has enabled me to spend money - lol! I also included her card on the right.



I love the texture details of the freebie Folded Fishtail Banner that I got with my last My Favorite Things order. I also got texture details from the pierced frame and the embossed quilting pattern.

What did I use?
STAMPS: Beautiful Berries: Spring (Papertrey Ink).
PAPER: Kraft, True Black, Rustic Cream, White - PTI.
INK: Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse - dye ink cubes by PTI; Versamark.
DIES: Beautiful Berries: Spring, Pierced Feature Frames by PTI; Folded Fishtail Banner by MFT; Quilted Cover Plate by Lil Inker Designs.

My mom died in 2010 and today would have been her birthday! I'm thinking of her as I post this card...wishing her a happy birthday in heaven!