Sunday, January 22, 2017

Pink flower on kraft

Hi everyone! Here's my take on Darnell's NBUS challenge to use colored pencils on kraft. I really struggled with finding something that I liked using colored pencils, and finally ditched them and grabbed my Zig water color markers.  Darnell, I hope you don't mind. ;-)



Flower is from Hot Off The Press, and heat embossed using white detail embossing powder. If you enlarge the photo you will see a bit of sparkle that is added using the Spectrum sparkle pens. I used the clear one on both the pink and green.

The thank you is from Simon Says Stamp that I just got in the mail. Added some white enamel drops from Fabrika Decoru to give it more dimension. 

I'm also going to add this into The Paper Players clean and simple Flowers challenge.

Thanks for stopping in, see you soon.















Friday, January 20, 2017

Kindness

Hello. Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch.

Stamps are from Purple Onion Designs and I used Memento markers to color directly on them, then activated the ink by huffing on it.

Added a bit of definition to the layers by using a stitched line die. Sentiment is from Hero Arts.

That's it for today - clean and simple, short and sweet.












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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Photo Inspiration

Hi everyone. It's time for another challenge over at the The House That Stamps built. This time the challenge is this beautiful photo/color palette.

  











           


I just love this Moose! He looks so "happy" to me. Stamped him in Versafine ink and heat embossed in clear embossing powder so that I could color him with Copics.

The lighter gray cardstock in the background is embossed with the bare tree like sticks folder for the cuttlebug that came out a long time ago. I also used a burlap embossing folder on the burgandy cardstock to continue with the texture on this.

The Happy sentiment is stamped on the darker gray and I added the "Be" die cut to go along.



So what are you waiting for?!

Why not play along with us and start stamping up a card now. We can’t wait to see your creations!
Don’t forget… Take part in one weekly challenge or all of them. The more you play along, the more chances you have to win! Each submission enters you in the drawing for our gift certificate. And you don’t always have to use our stamps in your creations, but we will reward you if you do. Each submission using a
Repeat Impressions stamp will earn you an additional entry in the drawing!

Also, check out our Rock Star blogs to see what they did with the challenge.
Joy




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Monday, January 16, 2017

The world is but a canvas

Hi there. Here is my take on the sketch over at Sunday Stamps.

I started off playing around with some water colors. I wasn't liking what I was getting with them and switched to Gelatos. They gave me more control and the colors were more muted and soft. I scribbled them onto an acrylic block, spritzed then with water then painted on.

Small butterfly die is from Memory Box and the dragonfly is from Clearly Besotted.

Quote sentiment stamp is from Technique Tuesday.









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Saturday, January 14, 2017

I don't do mornings

Hi there. Here is my card for the one layer, favorite drink or beverage challenge over at Less Is More.



Stamp is from Whipper Snapper. Stamped it in Versafine, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and then colored with Copic's.

Got out the air compressor and air brushed the yellow morning sunshine around her to give this a bit more color depth.

Sentiment is from Paper Company.


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Friday, January 13, 2017

Daisy thank you

Hi everyone!  Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch.

Daisies are from Raisin Boat and are colored with Copic's.

Thank you sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and the bitty dot designer paper is from A*Muse. Neenah solar white and the black is from PTI.

Kept this clean and simple to go into my card stash. Seems I don't have a lot of thank you cards left.










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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tic Tac Toe challenge

Hi everyone. Time for another challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. We were challenge to use the graphic below to create our card. Here is what I did with it.



I used the pine branch and added some snow to it using flower soft (remember that stuff?).  Then I cut it out using a stitched die and added some green buttons.  The corrugated cardstock is from DCWV.

This was a super fun challenge! So why not join in?


Play along with us and start stamping up a card now. We can’t wait to see your creations!
Don’t forget… Take part in one weekly challenge or all of them. The more you play along, the more chances you have to win! Each submission enters you in the drawing for our gift certificate. And you don’t always have to use our stamps in your creations, but we will reward you if you do. Each submission using a
Repeat Impressions stamp will earn you an additional entry in the drawing!

Also, check out our Rock Star blogs to see what they did with the challenge.
Joy



See you soon!






Sunday, January 8, 2017

Ombre hugs

Hello. Here is my card for a few challenges today. I started off with the color challenge of Ombre over at Less is More.

The "sending hugs" dies are new from MFT, so that counts for the challenges over at Just Us Girls and Simon Says Stamps.

To get the ombre effect, I used shaded lilac distress ink and a round ink blender. Once I got what I sort of liked, I cut out the words then added some water splotches to the rest of the panel.

I took some seam binding and dyed it with the matching reinker.

My apologies for the dark photo, it's a nasty gloomy day outside. Perfect for doing chores and crafting but not for taking pictures.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Birthday wishes

Hello. Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch.



I used stamps from Purple Onion Designs and memento markers to create the scene.

Vertical greeting is from Gina K Designs.

Dug up some pink cardstock to match the memento marker to create the side panels and layer behind main panel. Lastly, added some black dots to the flower centers with a black soot distress marker.

Pretty quick and simple, which was a bonus during my busy day today!















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