Sunday, October 11, 2015

Fall Florals

 Hello!  It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

Using this week's SSSC and the inspiration photo from this week's Fusion Challenge, I created a collection of three square cards.  I loved the watering can with all of the fall flowers and leaves in the inspiration photo and so I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Petite Pots on all three cards and the watering can from the Garden Variety set on my first card.
On all of the cards, I used scarlet jewel for the card bases and scraps of designer paper strips as my background.  I also die cut circles of watercolor paper and sponged so saffron ink in the centers for some soft color.  All of the flowers were die cut and stamped multiple times in the colors, scarlet jewel, royal velvet, simply chartreuse, aqua mist, summer sun, pumpkin pie and so saffron and most of the flower heads and pots have been popped up with foam tape.
That's it for me, thank you for your visit!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Pinterest Inspired Challenge

Hello!  It's a beautiful fall day here with the sun shining and a cool breeze with temps in the low sixties.  I love fall!  
Have you ever played along with the Pinterested Inspired Challenge?  If you haven't you should give it a try.  This is my first time playing along and I really enjoyed creating a few cards using the inspiration photo from the challenge.  The photo below is the inspiration piece and as you can see the colors are shades of gray (not 50 shades, lol) with lavender and a cobalt blue.  For the two cards that I created, I chose to use more of that cobalt blue with hints of gray.
For both of my cards, I used the same technique of emboss resist where I stamped the leaves from each stamp set using a Versa Mark ink pad and clear embossing powder onto watercolor paper.  For my fist card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp sets, Garden Grace and Scripted along with PTI oval dies.  I started out with a piece of watercolor paper then stamped the outline of the leaves in going gray, then stamped the solid leaves using the Versa Mark ink and heat embossed.  Next I did my watercoloring with brilliant blue ink, then once that was dry I stamped the roses in the same color and stamped a few leaf stems in going gray.  The sentiment was stamped in night of navy and the scalloped oval mat and mat for the watercolor piece are brilliant blue card stock.  To finish off my card, I used foam tape under the brilliant blue card stock and adhered it to a white card base and added a few silver and blue sequins.

 For my second card, I used the PTI stamp sets Turning a New Leaf and the Scripted set again for my sentiment and basically did the same technique as my first card except with less steps.  This time I stamped my sentiment on a banner and matted my watercolor piece using both brilliant blue and going gray and added it to a white card base.  And instead of sequins, I added a few clear rhinestones for some sparkle. 
If I could find or buy something to hold my iPhone I would record the making of these two cards and post it either on You Tube or Periscope, that way you'd get to see how crazy I am :)
If you have something that works for you if you've recorded yourself creating I'd be happy to know what it is.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Happy Birthday

 Hello there!  Today I'm sharing a card that I created for two different challenges, one is the Just Add Ink Challenge #282 with it's pretty color combo and the second is CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #143.  
For my card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp sets, Just Smile (for the flowers & leaves) and Embellished Elegance (for the happy w/coordinating die and birthday).  I used the colors, raspberry fizz, melon mambo, pretty in pink and going gray and randomly stamped the top quarter of a piece of watercolor paper with the different flowers and the leaves.  Next I die cut two of the happy die from basic gray card stock and stamped one with the coordinating stamp, then glued the two together for some added thickness to the die cut piece and then added it to the front of my card.  
 You can see in the pictures below that I added pale pink iridescent sequins throughout the stamped flowers, it looks prettier in real life.
Hope your week is going well!

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

You're a FANG-TASTIC friend

Hello and welcome!  It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!
I'm on a Halloween roll with my stamping and I'm having fun!  For my card today, my inspiration was not only this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch but also the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge (love the bats).  I used the Lawn Fawn stamp set Spooktacular and some Doodlebug Designs paper to create a Halloween Friend card.
 You might be able to see from the photo below that I popped up the bat at the top of the card with foam tape and added some glitter pen to each of their wings along with some silver stars and sequins to give my card some sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, October 3, 2015


 Hi there, crafty friends!  Happy World Card Making Day!  I'm popping in today to share a card that I created using this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #206.
For my Halloween card I started out with a white card base, then added a panel of lavender lace card stock.  On top of the lavender, I added a piece of watercolor paper that I watercolored with crushed olive distress ink.  Then I used my circle dies to cut out two circles in black card stock and one from designer paper and then added my fun stamped, die cut and colored images from the Lawn Fawn stamp set Spooktacular, popping up the little ghost.

I hope you're able to have some crafty time for yourself today!

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