Thursday, August 28, 2014

Gerbera Daisies

I made this card earlier in the week for the CAS287 challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The challenge is to do coloring. So, I got out my Copics and went to work. This isn't quite as CAS as I usually do but the challenge police did not come after me. :-)

Now, I think I'll enter this card into the Power Poppy Peep of the Week challenge.  Gosh, Power Poppy has the most beautiful stamps!!!

Stamps-Power Poppy/Glads and Gerberas stamp set
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Bazzill Paper Basics/blk, Coredinations/Little Blue Small Dot
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black

This card went out into the mail to my sister very fast. Some hang around here for a long time. I did get seventy-six cards mailed off recently to a friend who takes them to a hospital...good cause. 

My next card to post will be a Christmas card. I'm ready to get started on those and get some snowmen made.

Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Rose Vine

I decided to do a watercolored piece today. The color challenge, CC493, on Splitcoaststampers is to use Stampin'Up!'s Old Olive, Calypso Coral, and Lost Lagoon. I didn't have any of those colors but they don't mind if you just come close as you can. I did use SU Cameo Coral for the base card.

My image is a digital from Fitztown called Valentine 2. I didn't make a valentine but it sure would make a pretty one. It could also be a pretty anniversary card. The sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping/Big Wishes II.

I used watercolor paper, a brush, water, and markers to color.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Cut Out Panel

I wanted to try Maile Bailes Papertrey Ink design team tip for the week. It is cut out panels and can be found here.  It really isn't hard to do when you find just the right stamp. I just happened to have a large butterfly which worked really well. It is stamped on white cardstock and the butterfly is cut out only on the inside panel so you can use dp, glitter, or just emboss in the cut out section. The rest of the butterfly is only stamped.

The back panel is done with Elizabeth Craft double sided adhesive and silk microfine glitter. 

Stamps-Close to my Heart/Butterfly Wings
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-SU Bermuda Bay
Accessories-Elizabeth Craft double-sided adhesive paper, Elizabeth Craft silk microfine glitter/Peony Pink, Teal, Spring Peridot, Lavender, Desert Gold

I'm entering this card to the Addicted to Stamps challenge #109-CAS 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Stamp Etching-Fall Sunflower

I'm back today with a card using a new technique, for me, at least. The technique is stamp etching and can be found here on Splitcoaststampers. The idea is to use a fine tip marker to make lines within the image (petals here) with a flicking motion so that they are finer at the end than the beginning. Then, you can use your marker for heavier shading if you like.  I tried to accomplish those things. This technique gives a lot of depth to the card.

See the stamp before I used the technique:
It is a beautiful stamp either way...but really different. It is really easy and fun. I'm quite sure I'll do this again.

My image is from Inspired by Stamping/French Country. I colored the image with Copics and used a black sharpie for the technique.

Copics-YR12, 18, 24--Y28--YG0000, YG03, YG61

I'm entering my card into the Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery Contest here.
Also, Addicted to Stamps is having challenge #109 CAS so I'll enter there.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Pumpkin Patch

Good Monday morning. Hope your weekend was great. I can't say mine was but that is a long story and you don't want to hear it.

I'm here with a card for the CAS286 challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The challenge is to use a stencil.  I used a burlap stencil but I want it to look like a brick wall behind my scene. I inked it in red and brown inks. Hmmmmmmmm....I guess the jury is out on whether it looks like a brick wall. :-)

My tree is really a branch from A Muse Artstamps. The pumpkins are a border punch but I cut the pumpkins out and made a couple of them smaller by cutting with my scissors.

I'm not really ready for summer to go away but kind of getting in the mood for making a few Fall season cards.

Stamps-A Muse Artstamps/branch, Inkadinkado/pumpkin patch mini
Paper-PTI white cardstock, green and orange scrap cardstock
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa, Tim Holtz Distress Ink/barn door
Accessories-Copics, brown and white gingham ribbon, Tim Holtz layering stencil/burlap, EK Tools large edger punch/pumpkin patch, Martha Stewart grass edge punch, handmade banner

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Grapes and an ATC

This is it!!!!!!! This will be the last post of my Dare to Get Dirty cards. I love this stamp by Serendipity Stamps/Grapes. I stamped it in teal and watercolored the grapes, vine, leaves and added some watercolor to the background . It has been a few years since I have watercolored. It is still fun to do.

 My card is for DTGD14CassieT, DTGD14IlinaCrouse, CAS284.

Stamps-Serendipity Stamps/Grapes, Sweet 'n Sassy/Spring Tulips set
Paper-Bazzill Paper Basics/Black, Canson watercolor paper #140 lb.
Stazon-Teal Blue
Accessories-Tombow markers, water, and paint brush

My second card is an ATC card (Artist Trading Card)....the first time I've ever made one. They are really sweet. It is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2. I don't think I'll be getting into swaps but it would be an interesting hobby.

To show how small it is, I placed the back of the card posted above behind it. The one above is an A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) size.
This card was also watercolored.

This card was for:  DTGD14diniB, DTGD14Paperpunchscissors, DTGD14IlinaCrouse

Stamps-Art Impressions/M-3312
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento/Rich Cocoa
Accessories-orange rhinestones, paint brush, water, and markers

I'm kind of taking a rest from stamping for a few days and trying to get some other things done. Not sure if I'll post anything else this week but I'm quite sure you'll see me posting early next week, if not.

Monday, August 11, 2014

A Stencil and Stamps

Another card today for the DTGD challenges on Splitcoaststampers. It was made for these challenges:
DTGD14ChristineCreations, DTGD14bfinlay, DTGD14cathymac, DTGDvdutchr. I did this card using a new technique for me, pointillism. The tutorial can be found here on SCS.  It was my first time to try it and I LOVE it.

Stamps-Flourishes/Butterflies & Blossoms, Inspired by Stamping/Big Wishes II
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic chalk ink/Spring Pansy
Accessories-Dylusions Stencil/Chequered Dots, scissors for fussy cutting image