Friday, May 20, 2011

Vines and Flowers

My card is for three challenges. On Splitcoaststampers today, the QFTD was Joanne aka
sleepyinseattle. I cased this card, changing the image and sentiment. I used an embossing
folder by Tim Holtz called 'Bricked'. Also, on SCS, the Free for All challenge was to use a color wheel and use 'opposite colors' on the wheel. I chose red and green.

I did the embedded image technique. I stamped my image, added my flowers and butterflies and then I ran all of it through the cuttlebug with the embossing folder. I really like this technique

I also made my card for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge #3 to make a clean and simple card and use
bling. I added the rhinestones in the centers of my flowers and around the sentiment.

Stamps: Stampabilities -Vine background and SU Well Scripted
Paper: PTI white cardstock and SU Real Red
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves, Dandelion, and Potter's Clay
Accessories: Martha Stewart classic butterfly punch, Martha Stewart Flower Patch punch (using only the flower)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Stampin' B's-Spring Scene

The hostess this week for the Stampin' B's Design Team challenge is Nancyruth and she asked for a Spring scene. I think my little girl on a swing fits that perfectly. I remember those Spring days doing the very same thing. be that young again.

I am using a Tatty Button image called Swing Time. It is from Creative Expressions. I stamped and colored her on a Spellbinders Grand Nestabilitie, sponged some clouds and green for the grass. Then, it was finished with a crinkled ribbon and a couple buttons.

We hope you'll play along this week. If so, link your creation to the inlinkz tool on the Stampin' B's blog here.
I'm entering my card into the Tuesday Throwdown  challenge #49- Boys and Girl Come Out to Play

Stamps: Tatty Button Swing Time from Creative Expressions
Paper: PTI white cardstock, My Mind's Eye -Lime Twist paper pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Spellbinders Grand Nestabilitie Labels 4, crinkled ribbon, buttons

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Buttons and Twine

Cas-ual Fridays wants you to use buttons and twine this week. They're a new, fun  challenge that is for the clean and simple.

It didn't take long to make my card. I stamped some leaves and stems and added buttons for the flowers.
I'm using three strands of twine and added a bit of dp at the bottom. Stamped a birthday sentiment and that's it!

I'm also playing in these challenges:
A Spoonful of Sugar-#152-Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - #69-Happy Birthday

Stamps: Stampabilities-Berryvine Border, Stampin'Up!-Well Scripted
Paper: PTI white cardstock, unknown dp
Ink: Memento bamboo leaves, Stampin'Up! Night of Navy
Accessories: Big Bag Buttons from Michael's, twine from The Twinery

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #118-Inspiration Photo

My time as Guest Designer for the May FTTC challenges is flying by. This is my third week and the hostess for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge #118 is Tammy Hershberger.  She has given us this fabulous inspiration photo to work with.

The tutorial for this beautiful  paper flower topiary made by Julia Sandvoss can be found on her blog,  'Bits of Me..The Craft Mom' . What a wonderful creation!

I was inspired by the beautiful roses and colors and chose Flourishes DIY Topiary Stamp Set for my card this week. There are so many possibilites with this set. I stamped one of the pots and added the shrub-like topiary, coloring it green. I used another of the stamps in the set for the roses and colored, cut out each one, and glittered. I think it made a lovely topiary. I placed it against a brick wall embossing folder. I'm using a Spellbinders lattice rectangle die cut and a scalloped rectangle die.
Added the purple tulle and button to finish it.

Be sure to visit the Flourishes Team and leave a comment on their blogs in order to be eligible for the prize.
Betty Wright
Cindy Haffner
Dee Jackson
Makiko Jones
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger

Other challenges I'm entering:
Paper Play Challenges #19-Anything Goes
Pals Paper Arts-#93-Anything for a wedding
Cupcake Craft Challenge #142 - In the Garden
Get Hippity with Ippity - Flowers

Stamps: DIY Topiary Stamp Set by Flourishes
Paper: PTI white cardstock
Ink: Memento Dandelion and Potter's Clay, VersaMagic Spring Pansy
Accessories: Purple tulle and button from Jo-Ann Stores, Tim Holtz bricked embossing folder, Spellbinders scalloped rectangle nestabilitie, Spellbinders lattice rectangle nestabilitie, Sakura glitter pen, Copics

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Talk About Green! What?????

What on earth color is this?????? I made my card thinking I was using Stampin'Up! Always Artichoke.
Well, it certainly doesn't look like that to me. Anyone know? That is what it said on the package but it certainly does not look like what I am already using in that color.

I cased this card from Anne Ryan's gallery on Splitcoaststampers. She is Queen for the Day #60 and will reign until next Friday. This is her beautiful card.  It is a clean and simple and I used my Rubber Stamp Tapestry peg stamp it!

Crafty Creations Challenge #118-Anything Goes
Divas by Design-Anything Goes
Stamps-Rubber Stamp Tapestry peg set-Sunny Daisy
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! (supposed to be Always Artichoke?), SU Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke, VersaMark bamboo
Accessories: EK Success zig zag punch, Mark Richards gold metal brads