Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sunshine and Good News

I am soooooooooo excited today. I guess only you that go over to Splitcoaststampers will understand.
I was chosen to be on the Dirty Dozen team. Whew! What an honor. It is something I could only dream about. And, now it has come true. It has been an exciting day now that the reveal has been made. It was hard keeping it a secret for a while.

O.K., now to my card.

Holy Smokes! Look at this bright card. I made it for the Mix-Ability challenge on Splitcoaststampers.
I'm working on Mixed Media and finding it so much fun. Really, my card is not this bright in real life. I tweaked and worked with my photo software but it just wanted me to post a bright card.

The challenge was: BAG IT:

Use a plastic bag as your "printing plate" and make a background for your project.

I used a Wal-Mart bag torn open and placed my acrylic paints on it. I brushed and smeared them around with my fingers. Then, I placed my cardstock on top of it, pressed on it, and got the colors. I used two different colors and did each one separately. The stamping of the sunflower, grapes, key, and sentiment was done next.  My sunflower was stamped and over-stamped in different colors. The center of the flower was done with Liquitex Modeling Paste.

I'll enter my card here: Inspired by Stamping March Customer Gallery

You can take your sunglasses off now as you move on. LOL  No, is the recipe.

Stamps-Inspired by Stamping/French Country and Graceful Hydrangeas
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Toffee Crunch and Rich Memento, VersaMagic chalk ink/purple hydrangea
Accessories-Americana acrylic paint/Baby Blue and Camel, Liquitex Modeling Paste

  • Wednesday, March 12, 2014

    Let's Bake Something

    A bit different kind of card for me. This week on Splitcoaststamper's CAS challenge #263, the challenge is A Sweet Inspiration, Sweetly Does It-ceramic word d├ęcor by Polyvore.

    I was inspired to use some of those cute polka dots on my mixing bowl and to make a card that could have a pocket on the inside with a recipe to send someone who loves to bake.
    I'm using the Apron & Tools die set from set from Our Daily Bread Designs. I thought I would use designer paper on part of my utensils to replicate the B & K in the  inspiration word.
    The letters are from Memory Box/Parker lowercase letters. The recipe card is a recycled one that I've had forever. I just gave it a tear and placed it behind the bowl.
    That does it for me today. Hope you're having a great week. I was until the weather turned from 75 degrees yesterday to the high 40's today and tomorrow.  That's March for you, right?

    Sunday, March 9, 2014

    I don't usually get around to making a card on Sundays but I was in the mood today. I really wanted to go for a walk in the park but it was a bit nippy with the wind blowing. I sure enjoyed yesterday. I think it was 70 degrees and sunny. Hubby mowed the lawn in the morning and later in the day, we worked in our back yard. I was trimming dead parts off my ferns, trimmed off the ornamental grasses and the wild clematis on the fence. What fun just to get outside and do something.

    I love this bunny and pansies. I thought it would make a nice Easter card. It is colored with Copics.

    The card was made for the Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoaststampers, #370. I cased this card belonging to stamping_mynn.

    Stamps-Penny Black Splapstick Stamps/Pansy Bunny, Inkadinkado/60-00512
    Paper-PTI white cardstock, DP is Deja View/Sweet Romance and Grey Floral dbl sided
    Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa
    Accessories-Stampin'Up! Certainly Celery ribbon, Copics RV52, RV55, RV63, RV19, YR14, YR24, G12, G20, G24, Y28, E70, E84, E000