Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Happy Purrthday - Birthday Before ’n Afters - CTD547

Hello, hello! It’s time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge. This week we have the colors yellow, orange, hot pink and green to create with, perfect for creating those summer birthday cards.
 For my card, I used the new Lawn Fawn Birthday Before ’n Afters stamp set along with the coordinating dies to create a birthday card for someone special who loves cats. I used the Magic Picture Changer and Magic Picture Changer Add-On dies with the cake image from the Birthday Before ’n Afters set. I stamped and masked both cake images and blended on some tumbled glass and lucky clover distress oxide ink. I used some Doodlebug Design Dot Stripe Rainbow paper along with some yellow Spring Fling paper. I die cut the green paper using the Grassy Hillside Borders die and blended on some lucky clover oxide ink along the edges. Next I used the Simple Wavy Banners die and die cut it from white card stock and stamped my sentiment from the Meow You Doin’ set. I stamped several of the cat images from the Meow You Doin’ set and colored them with Copic markers, then die cut them out using the Meow You Doin’ dies. After that I used the new Say What Pets stamp set and dies for the smallest cat and speech bubble. For the balloons, I used the Party Animal stamp set and dies.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams blog links below or you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
  
Alicia Thelin - June Guest Designer

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Hope You Have a Sublime Birthday - CTD546

Hello! It’s Wednesday and time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge. Before I get to my card, I’d like to welcome this month’s Color Throwdown Guest Designer, Alicia Thelin.
 For my card, I used the new Lawn Fawn Center Picture Window Card die and Center Picture Window Card Add-on die along with some fun underwater stamp sets to create a birthday card. I started out by die cutting all of my pieces for the Center Picture Window card and then blended on some tumbled glass and peacock feathers distress oxide ink along the main pieces. Next I stamped images from the You are Sublime stamp set and colored them with Copic markers, then die cut them out using the You are Sublime dies. I also used images from the Mermaid for You stamp set and dies and from the Fintastic Friends set and dies. I used some kraft card stock and the Stitched Hillside Borders dies to create a sandy bottom for my ocean card and blended on some walnut stain distress oxide ink along the edges.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams blog links below or you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and see all of the sample entries in one location.
Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
  
Alicia Thelin - June Guest Designer

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Jane Davenport’s New Artomology Collection

Hello, crafty friends! Today I have something other then a card to share here on my blog (but it is stamping related), not many people know that I actually do drawing, painting and art journaling, I’ve shared a few drawings on Instagram but never anything here on my blog (I’m a chicken). Well one of my favorite artist, Jane Davenport, is having a release of her new Artomology Collection through Spellbinders and the products are incredible. I wanted to create something to show how fun these new products are and to show a few ways to use them.
I used a few of the new Jane Davenport Artomology products to create an art journaling page but everything I used could easily be used in the same way to create a card, which I’ll show you in another blog post. I wanted my art journaling page to show how versatile the new Colorsticks are, how creamy, rich and vibrant the colors are and how you can used them directly on your page, or how you can watercolor with them or apply the Colorstick directly onto your stamp and stamp with them. Below you can see how I colored directly on the flower stamp with a Colorstick, then misted it with a spray bottle and stamped it not just once but twice and it still came out nice.
The first thing I did to create my art journaling page was to use the new stamp set Colour is Happiness. I used the image of the girl and stamped her twice in black ink, tilting the stamp a bit on the second girl. Once I had my girls stamped, I decided on my color palette and swatched five of the blue hued Colorsticks along the left edge of my page coloring directly on the page with each stick and then applying some water. Next I focused on adding some color to each of the girls faces by using Jane’s Birthday Suit Palette Pastels and applied them using some Baton BlendersI added some Baby Blues and Limpid Pool Colorstick for the eyes and some Make a Moue for the lips. After that, instead of having my girls just floating on the page I wanted to ground them, so I took a few of the Colorsticks and scribbled the colors onto a scrap piece paper then using a paintbrush added water to the Colorsticks and watercolored a square around my stamped images. Once my background was dry, I stamped three of the flower image that came in the Colour is Happiness stamp set. You can apply the Colorstick directly onto the clear stamp then spray it lightly with water and stamp it onto your page. To add texture to my background I used the Colorsticks to draw lines, dots, dashes and swirls then blended them with my watercolor brush. I stamped the Colour is Happiness along the left corner and enhanced the stamped images and hair using an Ultimate Waterproof Black Lace pen. This was so fun to create!
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Fairy Garden Shaker Card - CTD545

 Hello, hello! Thanks for popping in! I hope your week is going well. Today is Wednesday and it’s time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge. I love this week’s colors which are raspberry, lavender, green and kraft. I hope you’re able to play along this week.
 The card that I created for this week’s CTD challenge is a shaker card using the Hello Bluebird stamp set Fairy Garden along with the Fairy Garden dies. I can’t seem to get enough of this sweet stamp set. To create my card, I started out by blending on some spun sugar distress oxide ink in the center of my white card base and then added some picked raspberry and seedless preserves distress oxide ink blending from the center out from light to dark. Next I cut a piece of white card stock to the size of my card front and die cut an oval in the center using an oval die. After die cutting my oval, I used some wilted violet distress oxide ink and blended from the outer edges in toward my die cut oval. Once both of my ink blended pieces were completed, I used a paintbrush to splatter on some drops of water and lifted them with paper towel then added splatters of white craft paint. Next I stamped my images and colored them using Copic markers then die cut them out. I heat embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder onto a strip of black card stock. I also die cut a piece of simply chartreuse card stock using the Grassy Hillside Borders die and blended on some lucky clover distress oxide ink.
To create the shaker part of my card, I added a piece of acetate to the back side of my die cut oval piece and then added foam tape all around the opening and the corners. I filled the oval with purple, lavender and pink sequins along with some clear and pink Pastel Diamond Toppings then adhered my card base sealing the shaker bits inside. As a finishing touch, I added some clear Wink of Stella glitter pen on the butterfly, fairy and wand.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams blog links below or you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and see all of the sample entries in one location.
Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
 
C├ęcile Ribon - May Guest Designer

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