Sunday, September 22, 2019

CAS(E) This Sketch

I raided my leftover pile for these autumn elements for this CAS(E) This Sketch challenge card. The only "new" piece was the sentiment - Bountiful Wreath by The Greetery - stamped with Early Espresso ink on Vintage Cream cardstock. Leaves were watercolored and the pumpkin was sponged with distress oxide inks. Name of embossing folder is unknown.

DIES: Bountiful Wreath (The Greetery); Stitched Pumpkins, Stitched Maple Trio, Maple Leaf Corner (Simon Says Stamp); Pierced Feature Frame (Papertrey Ink).

Pretty Peonies

I will miss using summer colors and flowers in my card creations, though who says you can't use them year round?! I haven't used this Pretty Peonies set from The Stamp Market in a long time and thought they would work well for a tall skinny card which is what Claire is asking us to create for the new Paper Players challenge. I don't know why I don't use this size more often, because I really love the look! Thanks for the push, Claire!

Here is what I used...
STAMPS: Pretty Peonies (The Stamp Market).
PAPER: Black and White Basics 6x6 pad (My Favorite Things); True Black and White by Papertrey Ink.
INK: Lime Light, Shell Pink, Little Piggy, Sweet Gelato (dye inks by WPlus9); Versamark.
DIES: Pretty Peonies (The Stamp Market); Stitched Circle and Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics (MFT).

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

Friday, September 20, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches

What a fun card for someone to give to their favorite mummy - lol! This was a quick and easy card to put together for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. It was also perfect to use up some wee scraps of patterned paper from Reverse Confetti's Fright Night 6x6" pad. The mummy - colored with Copics - and sentiment are from the Best Witches stamp set by Reverse Confetti. I added some background texture by using Liquitex light modeling paste with RC's Pointed Out stencil. Some wooden veneer stars topped it all off!

I'm watching a couple of the grands this morning then will run some errands this afternoon. The Downton Abbey movie is coming out today but am guessing I might have to wait until later to see it. I loved the PBS series and the movie is bound to be good based on previews! Have a great Friday everyone!

Tag, You're It Guest Designer

What a great piece of happy email when you find out one of your cards is a challenge winner! I recently played with the Tag, You're It challenge and won a future guest designer spot! Today, I'm guesting with them and the theme is buttons! How fun to bring out this older Papertrey Ink stamp set  - Baby Button Bits - which was so perfect! I felt a bit guilty for only using one button, but thought this bee would be perfect to add a baby card to my stash!

I used a small blending brush with a TCW Mini
Hexagons stencil and So Saffron ink by SU for the background. I then layered a Hexagon Element die by Simon Says Stamp over it...leaving an occasional solid hexagon intact. A strip of black cardstock and some washi tape were added for a horizontal element. The tag die is the Traditional Tags STAX Die-Namics by My Favorite Things.  I colored the wings with Copics - Y32 and YR21. The white base was die cut with the Crimped Frame die by The Greetery.  

So let me hear some buzz - haha! Hope your day is a great one!           ~Wanda

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Fusion Card Challenge

This was a particularly fun challenge for me as I chose to use both the sketch and the inspiration photo for the new Fusion Card Challenge! I totally love the new Cozy Cup stamp/die set from The Greetery and loved layering up the stamps that give so much dimension to the images! I always love pairing up this mini stencil (set of 3) by Tim Holtz that adds some coffee "stains" to the background. 

I love this heavier than normal weight textured paper called from K and Company. It made it easier to tear the edges. I ran a strip of kraft CS through my crimper to add even more texture. 

STAMPS: Cozy Cup (The Greetery).
INK: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay - dye inks by SU; Lime Light, Last Leaf, Fairy Dust, Silver Lining dye inks by WPlus9.
DIES: Cozy Cup (The Greetery).

We'd love to see how you are inspired by the new Fusion Card Challenge! Hope to see you in the gallery.        ~Wanda

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Coral and Red Roses

I created this card for two different challenges: Make My Monday #105 which has a color option this week and also for Try Stampin' on Tuesday which is a sketch challenge.

I wanted to try using my new blending brushes on regular white cardstock after die cutting the layers for these flowers. It made it so easy to blend
colors...especially when adding 3 different colors to the leaves! 

It's been awhile since I used the Fantasy Floral Die set from Altenew, but that gorgeous group of florals in the photograph led me straight to these great dies which are easy to assemble! 

The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Background set.  I accented the black panel with some olive green twine.

It's a perfect day here in VA...sunny but not hot and humid! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!              ~Wanda

Color Throwdown #561

These weeks are flying by and it's time again for a new Color Throwdown Challenge! Amy Rysavy is our host and has some gorgeous perfect to ink up this collaboration set between Reverse Confetti and Simon Says Stamp for the SSS Stamptember celebration! I'm totally in love with this set and you'll be seeing more of it in my future posts!  After I finished my card, I then noticed the graphic listed ivory and I had totally missed it and used white. I'm calling it "close" in color - lol!

I used die cut, colored branches so it would give more dimension than simply stamping on the white panel. It was more time consuming but worth it. I then splattered black paint from my Mijello Mission Gold palette using a small brush.
STAMPS: Wonderful You (Simon Says Stamp).
PAPER: White (PTI).
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black; Seedless Preserves, Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover distress oxide inks by Ranger.
DIES: Crimped Frames (The Greetery); Wonderful You (SSS).

Be sure to stop by the blogs of the other team members to see what they've come up with:

Hope to see you in the gallery!          ~Wanda