Friday, October 12, 2018

Sunday Stamps Challenge




Sadly, I'm needing a couple of sympathy cards this week, so decided to use the fall colors for the current Sunday Stamps challenge for one of the cards. 

I already had the distress ink watercolor background in my leftover pile as well as the circle die. I quickly colored some florals with Zig clean color water color brushes and paired it up with a large stamped and die cut sentiment by Reverse Confetti.



Here is what I used:
STAMPS: Sentiment Essentials and Build a Bunch by Reverse Confetti.
PAPER: Harvest Gold (PTI), Ranger watercolor CS, White (PTI).
INK: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black.
DIES: Build a Bunch and Sentiment Essentials by Reverse Confetti; Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics by My Favorite Things. 

This will be sent out to an uncle whose wife lost her life in an auto accident a couple of weeks ago.  Thanks so much for stopping by...

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Christmas Trees



I'm trying to make more and more Christmas cards early on so I don't leave myself in a lurch with needing lots of last minute cards like last year. I used the sketch for the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge and am also entering it into the Paper Players Challenge to use trees. 

The background was watercolored with Peacock Feathers distress ink then splattered with Heidi Swapp white color shine (to mimic the look of falling snow).  


Here is what I used:

STAMPS: Triangle Trees (Reverse Confetti).
PAPER: Wild Wasabi (SU), White (PTI), Ranger watercolor CS.
INK: Versamark; Peacock Feathers distress ink.
DIES: Tall Pine Trees by Frantic Stamper Inc.; Wreaths by Reverse Confetti; Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics by My Favorite Things.

Thanks so much for stopping by...hope it's sunnier and drier in your corner of the world.  VA is getting rain today from Hurricane Michael and winds are to pick up this evening.



Fusion Card Challenge


It's time for a new Fusion Card Challenge and we've got a pastel Halloween inspiration photo to get your mojo moving! Obviously, I was inspired by the beautiful pastel colors and chose to go with fall leaves for my focal point.  These fun leaf stamps are from Verve's Harvest Blessings stamp set and the sentiment is from Reverse Confetti's Forever Fall set.



I wanted to add some texture, so finally chose to use an old embossing folder by Sizzix.  I put my inks away before I wrote down the names, so my apologies that I don't have that detail to include for you.  

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).

Hope to see you in the Fusion gallery!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Color Throwdown #514



The new Color Throwdown Challenge is up and running with some fabulous fall colors chosen by Amy Rohl - orange, brown, rust and yellow. 

Once again, I chose this fave leaf set by Sweet 'n Sassy to create a background using Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie inks by SU.  The sentiment strip was gold embossed on Chocolate Chip CS.



I dry embossed a vellum panel with a pumpkin collage design by Sizzix. I lightly sprayed it with Elmer's craft bond spray adhesive to adhere it to the background.  The accent leaves are die cuts that match the stamp set and I got perfect positioning by using my MISTI.

STAMPS: Season of Change by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
PAPER: Vintage Cream (PTI), Chocolate Chip (SU).

For more inspiration from the rest of the design team, click on their blog links below:             

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Color Throwdown #513



Hello October and hello to another new Color Throwdown Challenge! Broni is our hostess this week and she has a super fun color palette that I love: lime green, navy and green!  Since I wanted to use distress oxide inks, the closest to navy was Blueprint Sketch.  It paired up well with an old, retired SU cardstock called Brilliant Blue.  Other inks used were Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn.






I created the background with leaves from Sweet 'n Sassy's Season of Change stamp set designed by Dina Kowal.  I love that they have a mottled look rather than solid stamping.  The stripes were created with Simon Says Stamp's Brush Stroke Messages set. 

We're so happy to have the super talented Birgit Edblom as our guest designer in October!  Welcome Birgit! 

For more inspiration from the rest of the design team, click on their blog links below:             

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Fusion Card Challenge



It's time again for a new Fusion Card Challenge and we have a baby theme in the inspiration photo along with an optional sketch to use. I decided to omit the sketch so I could use a 'go to' bib die by MFT that I love to use for baby cards.  Instead of pastels, I went with the bolder colors in this 6x6 pad by Recollections.




I die cut the tiny safety pin from shiny silver card stock and layered Raspberry Fizz CS for the "head" of the pin.  The sentiment was die cut twice from the same CS.  A tiny black enamel dot was adhered to give a dimensional eye to the duck. Here's what else I used...

STAMPS: Mini Modern Blooms (My Favorite Things).
PAPER: Craft It Flora by Recollections; White, Raspberry Fizz by PTI.
DIES: Mini Modern Blooms, Baby's Bib and Oh Baby Die-Namics by 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).

Hope to see you in the Fusion gallery!

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Color Throwdown #512



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It's Wednesday and that means there's a new Color Throwdown Challenge on board! Bar has some really fabulous colors for us: turquoise, gray and green! I knew I wanted to initiate this new set from Reverse Confetti and absolutely LOVE these contemporary tree designs!



I started by splattering Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron and Mowed Grass distress inks over white cardstock. I white embossed the sentiment (love the skinny sentiments that come with this stamp set)!  Here is what I used:
STAMPS: Triangle Trees (Reverse Confetti).
PAPER: New Leaf, White (PTI); Gray (from leftover pile).
INK: Versamark; Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Hickory Smoke distress inks by Ranger.
DIES: Pierced Round Top Layers, Triangle Trees by Reverse Confetti.

For more inspiration from the rest of the design team, click on their blog links below: