Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Life is But a Dream

Hello!  I have been playing with the August Hero Arts kit that I received on Monday.   Just for fun, I created this dreamy, celestial theme card using the fancy window cut die and stamps from the kit.  I created a watercolor background with watercolor paper inked with Distress Oxide ink Faded Jeans and Salt.  Hope the effects of the salt can be seen in the photo. Stamped the star with Distress Ink Fossilized Amber and added some shine with Clearstar pen and Metallic Gold Gelly pen.

CAS Watercolour Card Challenge: Add salt to watercolor pieces. Used salt on the watercolor background. 
Use Your Stuff: Challenge #275 For love of Children. Create a card with s child theme. 
City Crafter Challenge: Week 375 Make a project with no flowers on it. 
Happy Little Stampers: August Anything Goes with Dies. 

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Everything Rosy

Hello!  Have you ever created your own Pattern Paper?  I did using Photoshop and a single digital image.  I used the single rose image from Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile set  and arranged 36 roses on a panel 4" x 5.25", colored the roses red (through the magic of Photoshop), and printed this on white CS.  I then printed a sentiment and image from Power Poppy Everything Rosy set.   I colored the image with Copics and cut with an oval die and placed on a red oval mat. The sentiment was cut with a label die and edged with red ink.  I assembled the card using my "Pattern Paper" with a red card base and adding a Green Grosgrain ribbon with a blue thread that picked up colors in the image.
Power &Spark Challenge: Mix and Match Challenge-combine ANY KIND of Power Poppy stamp sets: Clear with Clear, Digital with Digital, or if you’re really feeling adventurous...Clear with Digital.  I used 2 digital sets Everything Rosy and Rose and Chamomile. 
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Challenge #169 Anything Goes with Ribbon
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Theme is Flowers

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Paint Chip #2

Hello!  I have another card made with a paint chip from a local paint store.    I created this with GKD  stamps from Birds and Blossoms that I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black.  Added some color to the flowers with Copics. I embossed the top panel of the chip with a Cuttlebug EF border.  Attached to a white card base.
City Crafter Challenge: Week 374/375 Paint Chip Inspired

Paint Chip Inspiration

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Paint Chip Card

Hello!  Today my card is made with a paint chip from a local paint store.  I have saved a few of these in my stash for some time.  May be time to pick up a few more.  I created this with GKD floral stamp from Hello Friend set and a sentiment that I stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with White EP.  Added some White enamel dots on the top panel.  Attached to a White card base.
City Crafter Challenge: Week 374/375 Paint Chip Inspired
House Of Cards: August Challenge Floral Images and/or Colors shown below.  
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C98 Monochromatic
Happy Little Stampers: August CAS Challenge Flower

Paint Chip Inspiration
House of Card Inspiration

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Butterfly with Tissue Paper Background

Hello! Some days a card is easier to make than others.  I found this card came together easy once I decided to use a large Butterfly stamp from  Repeat Impressions.  I decided to create the background with tissue paper using a watercoloring method.  I used Distress Inks Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, and Squeezed Lemonade to watercolor the tissue paper which I scrunched up and glued to a panel of White CS.  I stamped the Repeat Impressions sentiment with Memento Tuxedo black directly to the tissue paper layer.  I stamped the Butterfly with same black ink and colored with Memento Markers and fussy cut.  Assembled the card with an orange card base following a sketch from the challenge below and added some dew drops and a ring around the butterfly.
The House That Stamps Built: Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge A917.  Used Horizontal Top Row 1 and also Left Vertical Row.
CAS Colors & Sketches: Sketch Challenge 235
Happy Little Stampers: August Mixed Media Challenge Tissue Paper

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Classic and Masculine

Welcome!  I recently won some digital images from MHK Designs and just had to use this vintage truck on a card.  I printed the truck and 2 of the sentiments from Various Vehicles set on heavy White CS.  I printed one of the sentiments in red to add a bit of color.  Added black brads to the tires and some glossy accents to the windows.  Finished with some score lines at the bottom edge to add more texture.  Quick and easy one layer card and a very masculine birthday card for my stash.
Addicted to CAS:  Challenge 117 One Layer
Less is More: Challenge #341 One layer with Vehicle.
Creative With Stamps: Challenge #17 Boys to Men. Make a masculine card.
Mod Squad Challenge: Black and White and One Other color
MHKDesigns:  August Challenge Anything Goes with MHK Designs  products,

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Playing with a Sketch

Hello! Some sketches call out to do something with die cuts instead of stamping.   I literally followed the layout below using Heartfelt Creation dies for the larger pink flowers ( layered with green brads), Cheery Lynn Mini Flourish die cut in Green CS,  and some smaller precut flowers with green centers(found in my stash).  Used an Ivory card base with Graphic 45 patterned papers. Embossed the green layer with CB Victoria EF.  Added words cut with Cheery Lynn Dies in Pink CS.  
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch #415
Die Cut Diva's: August Challenge Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers: August Challenge Anything Goes with Dies
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says Happy Birthday.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Bllack, White, and Green

Hello!  The challenge at Mod Squad is to Make a card with Black, White, and One Other Color.  Since I wanted to use a Power Poppy stamp (sponsor), I checked my PP stamps to find one that would look good stamped with just one color.   I chose a stamp from Sassy Succulents which I stamped with Distress Oxide Peeled Paint on White CS.  I stamped a portion of the stamp on the Green Strip with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. ( used masking and Misti to do this).  I chose not to fill in the stamped image but wanted the white to show through, but used a Stardust pen on the centers of  the succulents.   I stamped the sentiment from the same set with the Black ink.  The strip on the card is actually a strip of White CS that I inked with the Peeled Paint ink to match the color of the succulent.  I used a Black card base to complete the card and also used a Sketch challenge from CAS(E) this Sketch.
Mod Squad Challenge: Black, White and One Other Color.
CAS(E) this Sketch: Sketch #234
CAS-ual Fridays: CFC180 Friendship

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One Layer Card

Hello! This one layer card is made with a Gradient Background using Distress Oxide Inks Broken China and Faded Jeans on Watercolor paper.  I stamped the GKD Floral Image ( Wild Blossoms set) and sentiment (Hello Friend set) with Memento Paris Dusk.  This is a true CAS design....very easy and quick.  Was tempted to add embellishments but restrained myself.
Stamp TV Mix It Up Monday challenge:  Karen asked us to use a Gradient Background and a one layer card gets an extra entry.
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C398 Monochromatic
CAS-ual Fridays: Challenge CFC180 Friendship

Addicted to CAS: Challenge 117 One Layer Card

Addicted To Stamps and More: Challenge #254 Clean and Simple

Happy Little Stampers: August CAS Challenge Flower

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Summer Fun

Hello!  There are several card challenges for summer-beach-sun fun.  I used an older stamp from Just For Fun in my collection to create this card. It is called Sunset with Palms.  I stamped it on white CS with Memento Espresso Truffle ink and colored with Copics and Distress Oxide inks using the photo below that I found online.   I covered the image with a smokey photo overlay transparency that  darkened the colors a bit. (See photo below.)  I cut a mat of white CS and placed that over the image and overlay and attached that to Coral card base.  The sentiment from GKD was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink directly on the mat.  Other supplies used: Versamark ink, White and Clear EP.  Dimensions of the finished card are 6.5" x5.25".  The transparent overlay gives a nice shine to the card in real life.
Photo used as coloring guide
Photo of Overlay used.
Just for Fun: Challenge for August-Hot! Hot! Hot!

Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C397 Summer Fun-make bright and cheerful card.

Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge: #111 Beach

AAA Cards: CAS Game #96 Summer Fun.  Taking a chance that the white mat qualifies as enough white space to be CAS.
The Paper Players: PP356 The Great Outdoors

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Herbs from the Garden

Hello!  My card today uses the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge and an old Flourishes  stamp Italian Gardens. I stamped all the herbs with Memento Espresso Truffle ink and colored with Copics and Memento Markers.   I stamped the sentiment with SU Always Artichoke ink.  Other supplies: White CS,GKD Green CS, Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper pad. Cheery Lynn Leaves die,  Snippet of ribbon from stash.  This stamp set by Marcella Hawley now the owner of Power Poppy came out in 2011 and I believe I got it in 2012.

Curtain Call: Inspiration Challenge - Herb Garden
Retro Rubber Challenge:  #68 Colors from the photo below.  My stamps released in 2011have been mine since 2012.  Used several shades of green for the herbs and rusty red tones in the pots.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Remember your Favorite Movie

Hello! What is your favorite movie?  I ask that question because this week's challenge DCC82 at The House That Stamps Built is to Stamp Your Favorite Movie.  My favorite movie is "An Affair to Remember", one that I could watch over and over and I have seen it many times.  I am a big Cary Grant fan and love all his films.   Now how could I stamp that movie?  I thought of the Repeat Impressions stamp that I used (see card) ....and the movie is certainly filled with moments that take your breath away.  I decided to marry the stamp with the Empire State Building ---used a printed image from a Silhouette file. Added some silver Metallic accents (hard to see) to the image and stamped the verse with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white CS and placed on a Dark Gray CS base.  Added a strip of Mirror Silver CS which was hard to capture in the photo.

My first idea for my movie card was to use an ocean liner with the sentiment which I did first.  I did an experiment with the Cameo to create the background.   Used a Silhouette cut file of an Ocean Liner but instead of cutting it,  I used the Fill Gradient tool to color the cut file and printed it instead of cutting.  After trimming the image, I edged one side with black ink and stamped the verse with Memento black ink.  Then simply attached to the White card base.  When I showed this to my DH and asked him what movie I was trying to stamp, his answer was the Titanic.  Guess it could be but I was thinking of the Ocean Liner in "An Affair to Remember".

Please click on the video below to listen to "An Affair to Remember".
To play you must be on my blog. 

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Bluebird of Love

Welcome!  Summer nears an end with August already here.  For this card, I stamped GKD stamps from Birds and Blossoms set on water color paper with Memento Espresso Truffle ink.  I water colored the images with Distress Oxide inks Faded Jean, Broken China, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain, and Vintage Photo, and Distress Ink Forest Moss. I used a picture of a Bluebird as a guide for coloring.  After coloring, I did stamp the bird and stump a second time (using the Misti) with Espresso Truffle ink to bring out some of the details. Decided to keep the background clean to focus on the bird.  Added a Brown brad to accent the sentiment Used GKD Powder Blue CS as the base. 

Mod Squad Challenge: The wing's the thing-use anything with wings as the focal.
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday challenge-watercoloring
Happy Little Stampers: August Watercolor challenge-anything goes with the optional twist Bloom
Less is More: Challenge #339 pierce your project.  Pierced my project with a metal brad.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Love Framed with Flowers

Hello!  Today's card was made with Repeat Impressions Flower Power Frame stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle ink and colored with Copics.  I cut the frame with a Spellbinders die and attached to a mat of Pink CS and then to a Card Base of Green CS. The RI Sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, cut with circle die and added to a Pink CS Circle. Finished with  Pink Organdy Ribbon...colors match better in real life than in photo.

The House That Stamps Built: Challenge J2617 Anything Goes 
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Challenge Anything Goes

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