Monday, April 21, 2014

Pansy Time

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and pretty weather. We were out of town but here and also there, it was 80 degrees and very sunny.

I am so happy to finally use my pansy stamp. I just love it. It is from Sparkle n' Sprinkle.  The sentiment is Inspired by Stamping/Spring Blossoms.

My card is for CAS269 on Splitcoaststampers. We were to use a palette of lavender hues (feathered tones) from Design Seeds and use at least three of the colors:

Not much to say about this one, colored with Copics and rounded the corners on my card base and layer. A sentiment finished it. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Wedding Day

I'm guest designing again this week at Crazy4Challenges and Joanne Grzelak has given us a sketch challenge. It's challenge C4C232.

I thought this sketch would make a pretty wedding card and I like to keep one or two in my stash at all times. This one was so fun to make.

I see the embossing isn't showing on my black oval but it is embossed with a pretty Anna Griffin Juliet Damask embossing folder.

The tie was made with a Fiskars Heart border punch. It is the remnants and the two hearts glued together at the bottom tips.

I made a dimensional banner using the tutorial by Tonie Storie on Splitcoaststampers.

Stamps-Heartfelt Creations Bella Rose precut Heart set (sentiment)
Paper-PTI white cardstock, black cardstock/Hobby Lobby
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin/Juliet Damask embossing folder, Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder, Spellbinders Classic Heart die, Fiskars Heart Border punch for the tie, Fiskars scalloped border punch, Kaiser black pearls, Copic marker/110

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Woolly Love


This week's CAS challenge #268 on Splitcoaststampers is a Featured Stamper challenge. You are to choose a past DT member  and case her card. I chose Diane aka fionna51 to case. She has a wonderful gallery full of CAS cards. I chose this card to case.
I love sheep and had a new stamp set including them so I couldn't help but make a card with these cuties. The sentiment, sheep, and grass are all from Taylored Expressions/Hello Spring set.  They were stamps, not dies. I cut them out. The clouds were made with a large Hero Arts stamp/Vertical Clouds. I cut only a few of the clouds from it and popped them on.
The grass was made with paper from The Paper Studio/lime green gingham.  I used Copics, C1 and 110. The clouds were sponged with VersaMagic Aegean Blue and Sea Breeze.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Easter Eggs

I hope my card uploads at the correct time. I have posted ahead. Most times it posts when it should but you never know. I am hurriedly typing my post so I hope it will be correct.

My card is for the Crazy4Challenges, C4C231 challenge-Easter. We are supposed to make a card or projects with eggs. It can be simple, elaborate, fun, funky, or elegant. You can see my eggs in the grass under the tulips.

I thought I would do a pop-up card today. It is made with the Sizzix Bigz Die, Scallop Circle 3D pop-up.

Recipe for pop-up:
Stamps-Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Daffodil Greetings
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Pretty in Pink and Pool Party cardstock, MME Bramble Rose 6 x 6 pad, Teresa Collins Fabrications canvas pad, The Paper Studio Old World Winter pad, Cheery Lynn Designs-B205 butterfly-in
Accessories-QuicKutz butterfly die, Cherry Lynn Design Fanciful Flourish, Martha Stewart grass edge punch, Flower Soft peel off gold and silver stickers (on eggs), Marianne Design Creatables die/tulips, Stampin'Up! oval punch (eggs), Copics G21, G24, R20, R35, R37, R81, R83, YR000, YR12, Sizzix Bigz Die, Scallop Circle 3D pop-up

This is the front of the card:

Stamps-Inkadinkado/no name
Paper-Stampin'Up! Pool Party, Georgia Pacific white cardstock, DCWV Collage Art Stack
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterflies-small #2, MME enamel dots

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Easter Tulips with Burlap

Easter is getting closer. In my area, the dogwoods, tulips, daffodils and cherry trees are blooming. What a beautiful sight after such a terrible winter.

I don't have a lot of time recently for anything but CAS cards but when I get the chance, I play in  the Mixed Media challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Mix62 was to use tulips with at least 3 kinds of medium-acrylic, Gesso, ink, etc.  Last week I was able to combine it with the Free for All challenge-tone on tone.  I used white on white, layer to base.

I painted my tulips using Americana Acrylic paint in Napa Red and used Gesso.  The burlap stencil is done with the same paint in Camel.  The stems are done with Hauser med. green and lt. green acrylic paint.

Stamps-Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Blessings
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Americana Acrylic Paint/Camel, Napa Red, Lt. Green and Hauser Med. Green, Glossy Accents on one tulip, Tim Holtz burlap stencil, Marianne Design Creatables die/tulips

Monday, April 7, 2014

Embossed Tulips

Hoping your Monday weather is better than mine. Lots of rain and turned cool again. Yuck!

It time for the CAS267 challenge on Splitcoaststampers and we are doing dry embossing this week with any theme. If you don't have an embossing folder you want to use, you can use scoring on your card instead.

My sister gave me this gorgeous embossing folder. I LOVE tulips and what is better to use for Spring than this?

Embossing is quick and easy and you have a card made in a short time.

Stamps-Inspired by Stamping/Just Because set (sentiment), Studio112-flourish
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Bazzill/Candy Hearts cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Darice/Spring Tulips embossing folder, pink sequins

Friday, April 4, 2014

Vegetable Garden

I've been invited to be Guest Designer for April with the girls at Crazy4Challenges. Thanks for the invite.  I'm sure I'll enjoy playing along and seeing all the creations from the talented team.

This week, Joanne Grzelak gave the challenge, C4C230. She wants us to start thinking about vegetable gardening. This could include vegetables, gardening tools, seed packets, as well as vegetable plants or gardens.

I used Flourishes Garden Fresh set for my vegetable plants. It is colored with Copics.  I've added a handmade strip under my sentiment and a few dots just for some interest at the top corner. A button finished it off.

Stamps-Flourishes Garden Fresh set, Stamps by Judith/dots
Paper-PTI white and kraft cardstock, The Paper Studio/lime green gingham
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories- Button from Sew-ology, silver brad, hemp, Copics