Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Growing Love and Flowers


Hello! Another CAS card using another older stamp. This time I used Penny Black Friendship Flowers set . I stamped the cart and sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the image with Distress Barn Door and Forest Moss inks,  Distress Oxide Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo inks, Copic grays, and Silver Metallic pen. Inked the edges of the white panel with Barn Door ink  and added a couple dots of Berry Red Nuvo Crystal.  Card base is GKD Fresh Asparagus CS. 
Challenges:
Addicted to CAS: Challenge #116 Wheels
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge: CIC415 In the Garden

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Out for a Ride

Hello! Today I have a CAS card to enter in a few challenges.   I pulled out an older bicycle stamp from Papers & Such called Basketful of Flowers and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and SU Regal Rose inks on White CS.  Sentiments are from the same set.  Attached to a Pink card base.  Simple enough!
Challenges:
Double D Challenges: Black & White with a Pop of color.
Tuesday Throwdown: TT353 Black & White + One Other Color
Addicted to CAS:  Challenge #116 Wheels











Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Monday, July 24, 2017

Away We Go


Hello! Thanks for dropping by!  Summertime is a great time to take a Hot Air Balloon ride especially over a lake.  I created this scene with image stamps from Repeat Impressions and a sentiment stamp from Gina K.  After stamping the Balloon and Scene on White CS,  I colored with Distress Oxide Inks using a water brush and stamped the sentiment with Oxide ink.  Love the finished project. 
Oxide inks used: Broken China, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber.
Challenge:
Just Add Ink: Inspiration Challenge #369.  I immediately thought of RI stamps to use when I saw this challenge and made a very literal take on the photo.
Artistic Impressions: Challenge #184 Anything Goes


Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Fabulous Flowers

Hello! This will be my third post today. I am having too much fun playing with Oxide inks.  I started this card by sponging a White CS panel with Iced Spruce ink...love this color. (Actually did that a few days ago when I received my very first Oxide ink).  I did a bit of Dry Embossing beneath the sentiment that I stamped with Worn Lipstick and embossed with Clear EP. I layer stamped 3 flowers using Technique Tuesday Two Stampin' set with Oxide Fire Brick and Worn Lipstick inks.  I used a water brush to fill in the color. The leaves were stamped with Peeled Paint (DOI)  and Forest Moss(DI).  I fussy cut the flowers and leaves and attached to the background with foam tape.  I picked up the pink color in the flowers for the card base to finish.  I consider this a CAS card since the only thing that took time was the fussy cuts.  All stamps are from the same set. 

Challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge: Layered Florals-I used layered stamping as well as layered my cut flowers.
Stamp Ink  Paper: Challenge #108 Fabulous Flowers


Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Serving Watermelon


Welcome to my blog!  The inspiration for this card came from photo and sketch challenges shown below.  I made the background layer with White CS and Distress Oxide Inks.  I attached strips of paper from my scraps and stamped the sentiment from Repeat Impressions.  I stamped the RI Watermelon stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Distress and Distress Oxide Inks.  Added glossy accents to the seeds.  Fussy cut the melon and popped up on the card with foam.  Just for fun I was going to add some ants but my DH said that ants might make people shudder so I used a friendly ladybug stamp instead.  Used a Black card base to finish.  Colors of Oxide Ink used: Peeled Paint, Fire Brick, Cracked Pistachio, Forest Moss.  I am having so much fun coloring and playing with the Oxide inks....a nice change from Copic markers.

Challenge:
Just Us Girls: Photo Week #403. Fun photo inspired the theme and colors in my card.
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch #412. Theme Embellishments.   I used Glossy Accents to embellish the seeds of the watermelon and the lady bugs.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: July Challenge
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #251 Anything Goes



Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Summer Time Fun


Hello!  I was inspired by the Inspiration Palette Challenge J1917 shown below from The House That Stamps Built in making this card.  I created my background with Broken China Distress ink on a panel of watercolor paper.  I stamped Repeat Impressions stamp Kayaker on clear velum with Versamark and heat embossed with Clear EP.  I colored the image with Copics using colors from the inspiration photo and then trimmed it.  I attached this to the background with Stick It Adhesive.  Love how the Kayaker merges into the "water".  Finished with a Repeat Impressions sentiment stamped in Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink and a Kraft card base. I think I captured all the colors in the inspiration.
Other challenges:
Make My Monday Challenge: #50 Travel or Vacation.  Card shows vacation activity.
City Crafter Challenge: Week 371-Kraft Crafting. Used Kraft card base.
Crafty Creations Challenge: #346 Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C 395-theme is Relaxation.



Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Over The Rainbow Happy

Today I have 2 cards which are very similar but different.  I used the same Repeat Impressions stamps (had since Jan 2016) and the same Distress Ink colors on both but used Neenah  CS on the top card and watercolor paper on the bottom one for the panels.  I also used different layouts and base cards.  I used an acrylic block to smear the colors, sprayed with water and laid the papers on the block to blend the colors.  I think I used Distress Inks Barn Door, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, and Wilted Violet.  The words were stamped with Versafine Black Onyx. 

 Challenges:
Retro Rubber Challenge:  Challenge #67 Use Rainbow or Rainbow Colors. Have had Happy Stamp set since January 2016.







Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Friday, July 21, 2017

Summer Time Colors


Welcome! I have another card made with Block Watercoloring Stamping.  I used Distress Inks Fossilized Amber, Dried Marigold, and Abandoned Coral  with Watercolor paper to create the background.  I stamped Hero Arts' stamps from Summer Flowers and heat embossed with White EP. Tore the edges before attaching to a Coral Mat and Bright Yellow card base.  Finished with a Double bow of White Satin ribbon. 
Challenges:
Artistic Inspirations: Challenge 183 Anything Goes with Optional Twist of Summer Colors
Addicted to Stamps and More: #251 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:#487 Summer Colors
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Birthday Wishes


Hello! I used a sketch from Stamp TV Mix It Up Monday challenge for this card that I made using  GKD stamps from A Year of Flowers and Tag Lines(sentiment), Patterned Papers from MME Market St pad, White CS, Memento Morocco Ink, Oxide Iced Spruce Ink, and Copics for coloring the Flower.  Finished with some Twine from my stash.  Fussy cut the flower and leaves. Embossed the Ombre Green Panel with Gingham EF. 

Other Challenges:
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Use Plaid.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: July use patterned papers.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Monday, July 17, 2017

Sweet Ice Cream

Hello! What's  better on a hot day than Ice Cream?  So I'm serving up a cone to share.  My DH said it looked good enough to lick!   I used Ice Cream Cone and Sentiment stamps from Repeat Impressions for my sweet treat.  Since I did not have the color that I wanted in a polka dot pattern paper, I created my own with White CS, Cuttlebug Polka Dot EF, and DI Spun Sugar ink for the dots.  My Ice Cream is made of Hot Pink Stickles. Other supplies: Hot Pink CS, Memento Toffee Crunch Ink, Copics E21, DI Picked Raspberry.
Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge J1217-used Row with Polka Dots, Sweet Treats, Hot Pink.
Crafty Catz: #379 Anything Goes with optional twist of Ice Cream
Addicted to CAS: Challenge #115 Summer 



Have some summer fun-eat Ice Cream! Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Sunday, July 16, 2017

It's the Sentiment That Counts


This card is for the Mod Squad Challenge - Make sentiment the main focal point.  I have several great sentiments from the sponsor Power Poppy.  It was just a matter of choosing one for my card.  I decided on this one from her Berry It Digi stamps.  I printed it, framed it with a green mat and used a "berry" red card base.  Actually the sentiment is beneath a die cut in the front of the base card.   I printed the Berry Image much smaller than the actual size, colored it with Copics, and fussy cut it.  Attached it with foam tape.  Embossed a row of dots on the lower edge of the card.  Might use this for a birthday if I added a birthday greeting inside. You think??

Other Challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges: #345 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge Weeks #290 & 291 Anything Goes

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Fun with Oxide Ink

Hello! I have been playing again with Oxide Ink Iced Spruce to create a couple of One Layer cards using Colored CS.   The top card is GKD Chocolate Brown CS stamped with Power Poppy image from Sassy Succulents and sentiment from PP Lavender set.  Love the way the oxide ink pops on the dark CS.  Filled in the succulent with pencils in two shades of green. Added a touch of shine to 2 of the words with Stardust pen.
This second card is Black CS stamped with Hero Arts Leafy Vine cling stamp...love the velvety look of the oxide ink.  Finished with a Power Poppy Sentiment from Sassy Succulents in the same ink.  

Challenges:
AAA  Cards: Game # 94 One Layer Card with Colored Card base
Less Is More: Challenges #336 &#337 One Layer Card with Colored Card base
Tuesday Throwdown: TT351 One Layer


Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Playing with Oxide Ink



Hello! It is fun to get new products and items to play with!  I just received Hero Arts July kit---first one that I ever bought---and it included Summer Flower and Creative Vases stamp sets and  Oxide Ink Iced Spruce and more.   I just had to try the Oxide ink after seeing Jennifer McGuire's post.  She makes me want all the colors of this ink.  And I liked the result in making the backgrounds for these 2 cards.
For the cards shown here, I started with  panels of white CS and sponged them with the Iced Spruce ink.  For the top one, I sprayed water on Hero Arts Floating Flowers cling stamp and laid it on the panel a couple of minutes. On the bottom card I used a very old SU background stamp Antique Cracking.  After drying my background panels, I finished with some die cut flower images that I stamped and colored with Copics.

Top card-Used Hero Arts Sweet Pea Bouquet, Butterfly, Watering Can, and Sentiment stamps and Frame Cut Dies . The can was stamped on a metallic silver left from a recycled box shown below.

Bottom Card-Used Hero Arts Sweet Peas and Bow stamps, Hero Arts Dies, Cheery Lynn die cuts, Mirror CS, White CS base, Blue Satin Ribbon layered on Light Blue Organdy Ribbon with Silver Thread.

Challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Challenge #167 Anything Goes with Ribbon-Layered 2 ribbons.
Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes With Dies
Double D Challenges: Pastels





What fun playing with Oxide ink!
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Friday, July 14, 2017

Peace and Joy


Hello!  What better time to make Christmas cards than July?  Especially when it is raining!  I was playing with the challenge sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches and some stamps from Gina K Peace & Joy set when I came up with this design.  Added in some pattern paper from American Crafts Kringle and Co  pad and some red ribbon.  Other supplies: Memento Tuxedo Black and Cottage Ivy inks, Copics, Ivory and Red CS, Rectangle dies.
Challenges:

Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch #411 and Theme Christmas in July
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday Challenge-Christmas in July
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: 341 Anything Goes as Long as it is Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: July Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: July Anything with Patterned Paper
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge: #167 Anything Goes with Ribbon
CAS-ual  Friday: CFC 178 Christmas in July




Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Happy For You

Welcome!  Back with one more design created with Block Watercolor Stamping.  Used Mermaid Lagoon, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, Broken China Distress Inks  that I blended using a block on a Watercolor Paper Panel. Stamped and heat embossed a Flower from GKD A Year of Flowers 2.  Stamped a sentiment from GKD Scripty Sayings 2 with Distress Ink. Finished with a Looped Satin Ribbon and a Card Base of Turquoise CS.

Challenges:
Just Us Girls Challenge:#491 Trend Week Ink Blending (#3)
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge:  #167 Anything Goes with Ribbon
Happy Little Stampers: July Watercolor Challenge Anything Goes with Optional Twist Blue


Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

More Christmas in July

Hello! As promised I am back with another card made with Block Watercolor Stamping Technique.
I used two Distress Inks,  Aged  Mahogany and Peeled Paint, on  a square block with watercolor panel.   I stamped and heat embossed the Poinsettia with Versamark and White EP.  The sentiment was stamped with DI Peeled Paint and heat embossed with Clear EP. Stamps are from GKD A Year of Flowers and Festive Frame sets.  I simply attached the panel to a card base of GKD Grass Green CS.

Challenges:
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday Challenge Christmas in July
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: 341 Anything Goes as Long as it is Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: July Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week 370 Two Colors Only
TCP Tuesday Challenge: #337 Christmas in July. First time to enter this challenge.



I was inspired to do Block Watercolor Stamping by Jennifer McGuire's Video posted here.
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Christmas in July

Hello!  I seemed to be stuck on Block Watercolor Stamping.   I will be posting a few more cards using this technique.  Every card has an unique look as you get different results each time.  I blended Barn Door, Peeled Paint, and Forest Mist Distress inks this time on a large acrylic block.  After drying the watercolor panel and tearing the edges for a distressed look,  I stamped and heat embossed the Poinsettia and Sentiment. I placed this on GKD Fresh Asparagus CS and added some dots of Red Berry Nuvo Crystal Drops. Other supplies: Versamark ink, White EP, Watercolor paper, GKD Sets - A Year of Flowers 2 and Festive Frame.
Challenges:
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday Challenge Christmas in July
Just Us Girls Challenge: #401 Trend Week - Ink Blending
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: 341 Anything Goes as Long as it is Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: July Anything Goes
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says Distress It...Tore edges to distress panel

 Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa