Saturday, April 22, 2017

Polka dot flowers

Hey there. Playing in a few challenges today.TGIF wants some polka dots and Simon Says Stamp is all about Showers and/or flowers. I combined the flowers and polka dots for this birthday card.


I used an old flower stamp from the former Angel Company to create this. First of all, I stamped small polka dots (stamp from PTI) using Hero Arts Unicorn White ink. Heat set, then stamped the flowers using Red Royal dye ink from Hero Arts. The white polka dots showed through beautifully. Added some leaves to fill in the gaps.

Sentiment is from Avery Elle.

I used dark green cardstock for my card base to make the red pop even more.

I tried using the kissing technique on this first, but it just didn't give me the results I wanted. So this really came about by trial and error.





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Friday, April 21, 2017

Photo challenge #390 Just Us Girls

Hello. It's photo week over at Just Us Girls. This photo has so many possibilities!!


I decided to go with some texture that I picked up from the photo.


Liked the rug design
The tweed couch was pretty cool
Liked the vase - it has texture
Flowers  - add a bit of color

I tried so many times to add some color to the embossing folder by adding ink directly to it once I ran it through my die cutting machine. Inked it up before and after and didn't like any of the results, so I went with adding a bit of yellow (found in the rug) as a back ground layer.

Used Iced Spruce Oxide ink on the linen back ground stamp from Stampin Up! and layered it with black.

Flower stamp is from Purple Onion. I stamped it in colors matching the photo and heat embossed them in clear. Added them onto the top of the vase using foam tape.

That vase came from Papertrey, Ink and I fussy cut it out, ran it through an embossing folder and popped it up on the card.

Ok, that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.
 

Always be yourself (unless....)

Hey there. Playing in this weeks Freshly Made Sketch.


Stamps are from Stamping Bella. I inked them up with Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, so that I could color them with Copic's.

Added some spectrum glitter in clear to the horns. For the wings I used a bit of silver to coordinate with the glitter paper.

Unicorns were cut out using my Brother Scan N Cut, then popped up off of the card using foam tape.










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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Photo Inspiration





It’s time for another challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week we were challenged to use the following photo as our inspiration.




I really like the mint, turquoise and lime green colors in the picture and went with that. Ranger distress inks were used with a blending tool. I heat embossed the flower vine in white embossing powder and blended right over it.  Added the sentiment on the slant and called it good.

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.




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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Friends

Hello. Playing in a few challenges today.

Kept this clean and simple and real quick.

Gelatos used to make the rainbow. I scribbled some color onto another piece of water color paper and then picked up the color to paint. Drawing directly onto the paper left too much gelato on the paper and it didn't blend well.

Used a punch to create the decorative ends on the banner.

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Addicted to CAS - Rainbow
TGIF Challenge - sketch









Friday, April 14, 2017

Color week #389 at Just us Girls

Hi everyone. It's a color challenge this week over at Just Us Girls, and I'm still guest designing for it...so here is my take.



I had to dig around to find some peach ink, luckily I had a mini cube from Hero Arts. The pink and green ink is also from HA but from the Kelly P line. I used Butter from Lawn Fawn for the lemon. It's pretty close, huh?











Flower and leaf stamps are from Stamplorations. These stamps are designed by Dee's artsy impressions. Love this little set and I've used it in so many ways.

Die is from Pretty Pink Posh. After cutting it, I used some foam tape to pop it off of the white card base. Sentiment is from Avery Elle.








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It's your birthday

Hello.  Playing with the sketch over at CAS(e) this sketch. 

Stamps are from Gerda Steiner Designs. I stamped them using versafine ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and then colored with Copic's. I also bought the coordinating die set that goes with and used it to cut a few out.

I popped the middle three Giraffe's up using tiny foam squares and mounted them at different heights.

For the sentiment, I used a piece of post it note tape to cover up the "go wild" so that I could just stamp the top of words. Then reversed that to stamp the inside.

Colored a tiny piece of white satin ribbon the same color as the Giraffes using the Copic marker. This enabled me to hide the seam between them and the sentiment. Card base is a dark brown.











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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April Tic-Tac-Toe challenge

Hello. It’s time for another challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week we were challenged to use the Tic-Tac-Toe grid below.

















Here is what I did with it.

Daffodil's are paper pieced using some really cute yellow gingham paper. I added the clear drops using Fabrika Decoru (you can see the whole line up of these at Katscrappiness - link on side bar).

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.




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Saturday, April 8, 2017

One layer card

Hello. Playing in the Less is More one layer challenge, with a curve.

Kept this super CAS and had fun playing with the Broken China Oxide distress ink.

I cut a curve using a border die and used that as my template to sponge on the distress ink.

Sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly.








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Friday, April 7, 2017

Hello

Hi everyone. It's time for another challenge over at Just Us Girls. This week is trend week and we are looking for Multi-step stamping.



Flower layering stamps are from WPlus9 and the hello sentiment is from Winnie & Walter.

I used Fresh pigment inks in Spun Sugar, pink lemonade and butter for each flower. Outline stamped in Versafine, as is the sentiment. I dusted off my small scalloped border die and used it to frame the pink panel in the back ground.

Surely everyone now has perfected this technique with all the really cool stamps that are now available. Why not whip something up and join us this week?
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