Saturday, May 30, 2015

Celebrate Red, White. Blue

My talented friend Barbara Campbell is hosting a challenge at Stamp TV this week and I really wanted to enter. She wants us to use red, white or blue and add a star.  Since it is fun to enter more than one challenge, I went looking for some others before I made this card. I followed the sketch at MTF for one other challenge.  I used Gina K  Botanicals for the focal image.  The cover plate and star is MTF and the celebrate is from Cheery Lynn.  I put some of the white leftovers from cutting the cover plate and adhered them to the tag.  In retrospect, this competes too much with the background and something subtler would have been better. Perhaps embossing with a star embossing folder or stamping a background with stars or just left plain.  All in all, I like the festive colors.

MTF Sketch Here

Simon Says Anything Goes Here

Scrapy Land Here

Mod Squad Masculine Here

Friday, May 29, 2015

Celebrate in Pink

The pink PTI paper is covered with a Spellbinders cover plate that is sponged in pickled raspberry distress ink, A Cheery Lynn doily is also sponged in pickled raspberry and the topped with a Die-Namites wreath.  The floral design consists of a Spellbinders zinna, Die-Namites floral spray and IO hydrangea .  The fishtail tag is MTF topped with Cheery Lynn celebrate.  I will enter this in 

Cheery Lynn Anything Goes Here
Scrappyland Birthdays/ Celebrations Here
Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes Here

Monday, May 25, 2015

Just Sittin' Here

I created this ocean scene by cutting an oval from card stock and using the negative part to make a  frame for the ocean scene.   I usually sponge this type of scene but I decided to water color it this time. Placed some sea birds around,water colored  the sand and stamped the sentiment,  Put a chair in the scene to knda go with the sentiment. Quick and easy.

Impression Obsession  Ocean Breezes Here

Mod Squad   Positively Negative Here
IO Products Sea Birds - DIE078-F  

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Let your Dreams Take Flight

So today I am back to my wheel house with a Cardabilities Sketch. I stamped the text from Gina K Designs Botanical set  on some water color paper and then sprayed it with some blue Perfect Pearls mist. The tag is from a paper pack that I have had for ages,  The die cut by Spellbinders is one of the first dies I bought.  It felt good to use it again..  The stamped and embossed frame and sentiment are from Dreams by  Gina K Designs(I have never used the square stamp before) and the bird on a branch is from IO.  The flowers are from a box I found when I was doing some organizing so I have no clue where or when I got them. I did some sponging in  Memento's Summer Sky and London Fog. I used the new sketch from Cardabilities which makes designing so easy. 

I will enter this in the following challenges

Cardabilities Here
Stamp TV

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Burlap Flower

I wanted to participate in the challenge at Die Namites this month which is way out of my wheelhouse,but, of course, that is why they call it a challenge. My good friend Donna,queen of layers, could make a masterpiece with this sketch. I decided this project was perfect for paper scraps so I pulled out my scrap bin  pulled colors that went together and cut them to look as much like the sketch as I could. I used a burlap flower(the dare was to use material) and a Die Namites die underneath.  The sentiment is IO. Again my camera skills, or lack there of, does not show the layers very well. Anyway, even though this is not my usual fare I knda like it.

Die Namites Sketch and Dare Challenge Here

Beautiful Flowers

Monday, May 18, 2015

Sea Shell Wreath

This is much prettier IRL . I could not get a good picture.  I cut the wreath  using two circle dies and the wrapped it with some mesh ribbon.  I had this  piece or wood paneling left from another project and thought it made a good backdrop for the wreath. I will enter this into IO Summer Fun  Here

I used the following dies from IO.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Wishing you Happiness

I used the Cardabilities sketch for this card. The beautiful paper is from ODB, the circle dies and leaves are Spellbinders, the doily and rose buds are Cheery Lynn and the fish tail and flourish are MTF.  The sentiment is from Gina K. I made the roses from a EK success punch. This is the video I used.Here  I prefer to start with white card and sponge my colors rather than using colored card stock.

This shows a bit of the rose process. 

Cherry Lynn Roses Challenge Here
Scrapyland Anything Goes Here
DRU Anniversery  Here

Monday, May 11, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

This is a card that I made for the diversions Mother's Day Challenge.  I used Stampendous stamps and matching dies, Spellbinders cover plate, Spellbinder's leaves, and DieNamites leafy branch.  The flowers were colored with Spectrum Noir Markers and the jar and stems with prisma colored pencils. 

Die Version's  Mother's Day card challenge HERE

Scrapyland  Anything Goes HERE

Friday, May 1, 2015

Dogwood Blossom

The new sketch by Karen Gerber is on the Cardabilities blog.  I have found I really enjoy working with dies and so these sketches are perfect for me.  I sprayed some card with Perfect Pearls mist in the daffodil color that really looks more like gold. You can't see all the shimmer in the photo.  I used a strip from Spellbinders lattice die on top of  the card . and then popped up the  the Spellbinders lotus die, a MFT clock piece and  the lacy circle die.  The leaves are Spellbinders and the dog wood is a die from Susan's Gardens.  The arrow is MTF and the Celebrate is from Cherry Lynn.  I love their sentiment dies.  The cut so nicely and you get each word in two different sizes.

Cardabilites Sketch  challenge   Here
Cheery Lynn Anything Goes  Here
Simon Says Anything Goes Here
DRU Anniversary Here