Friday, April 19, 2013

A Single Rose For You

I'm here to play in the Inspired by Stamping challenge again this week. I love this challenge and have won some wonderful items there. Win or not, it's just fun to play. IBSIC#53 has beautiful colors to use:

I love these pretty colors. My papers are Stampin'Up! Rose Red and Baja Breeze along with PTI Kraft and white. I'm afraid my Rose Red turned a bit more red in the photo than the real thing.
I used Copic markers: R81-Rose Pink, R85-Rose Red, E87-Fig, and E84-Khaki.
The patio chair seats reminded me of circles so that explains why I have them on my card. I used a Fiskars 1/2" circle punch.
Stamps used: Inspired by Stamping Vintage Backgrounds for the circles and Beautiful Iris for the sentiment. The rose is from the set, Elegant Flowers. I love that set because it has a lot of images for coloring....something I really like to do. The last post I did was using a rose in that same set. I love it!
That's it for me through the weekend. Hope yours is great.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Rose x 3

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This week's CCEE Stampers challenge, given by Kathy Bradley, is to make a card using only gray, pink and white or ivory. I used pink, gray, and white.

The roses by Inspired by Stamping/Elegant Flowers are stamped, colored, cut out, and popped on.
The sentiment is from the same company and is from the Just Because set. I stamped a flourish in TPC Studio Graphite ink. It is from a BasicGrey set/Flourish Corner.

We hope you'll join us this week. Take a peek at the rest of the team's wonderful cards and upload yours using the inlinkz tool. We would love to see your creations.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Holy Night

I'm happy to join the Merry Monday #58 Christmas card challenge this week. This is going to make for a smoother and less hurried Christmas. Plus, Christmas cards are my favorite to make.

This is the sketch we are to use:


My image is a digi (listed under my recipe below) and the only coloring was with a gold Copic marker, Y28 Lionel Gold.

I'm also entering this card into the Dirty Dozen Fan Club April Christmas Challenge 2013-We Three Kings. Create a Christmas card with the Three Kings, Wise men, King, Crown or items of 3.

Stamps-Delicious Doodles digi image-We Three Kings, Hot off the Press/Christmas Words-sentiment (using two different stamps)
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Black cardstock/Hobby Lobby, gold paper unknown, silver paper unknown
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, image computer generated
Accessories-Spellbinders circle and circle scallop nestabilities, Gold Stickles, Gold Copic marker, handmade banners

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Queen Bonnie


Friday was the Queen for the Day challenge #160 on Splitcoaststampers. The new queen is Bonnie aka bon2stamp. She is my friend and blogging pal and I was happy to case a card from her
awesome gallery. It sure has a lot of beautiful CAS cards. This is the card I cased.

I used a wood grain embossing folder and Bonnie used a wood grain stamp for her background. I inked my embossing folder before running the paper through the machine. All the stamps I used were different from hers. I thought my Inspired by Stamping branch image could be used for a tree or cool.

Of course, I had to add a little bird to mine. :-) I'm sure Bonnie knows I love birds.

Stamps-Inspired by Stamping-Sweet Aviary and Small Fancy Labels 1 (sentiment)
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa, Stampin'Up! Bermuda Bay
Accessories-Tim Holtz  Alterations Texture Fades woodgrain embossing folder