10/16/20

Hello Beautiful - Pink and Yellow

Another card I made months ago but haven't had the time to post, story of my life! Pandemic or not, life is still insanely busy!!

I hope you and your loved ones are doing well, safe and healthy!!

I made two of these cards in different color combos, both made the same way. I'll post the other one soon.

I blended on a variety of distress inks, mainly pink and yellow, I also blended another piece in which I die cut the flower and then stamped; hence the color goes all the way to the edges; same for the leaves. I added some darker shading with a copic and spritzed with sheer shimmer; hard to see in the photos, but super pretty IRL! I believe the sentiment is from a Gina K set; but their site is down right now, so I can't confirm. #whoops

I splattered on the same inks then layered this Bold Border Polka Dots by Papertreyink; I love what a bold statement it makes!



Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a magnificant weekend!

WHAT'S IT TAKE:

Accessories: Sheer Shimmer Mist, PTI Bold Borders Polka Dots, foam tape, copics

CHALLENGES


10/9/20

Ho Ho Ho - Doctor Digi

Welcome back to another fun challenge at Colour Crazy; we hope you will join the fun where Anything Goes as long as coloring is included (no pre-colored images). This week we are featuring images from Doctor Digi, I used Selfie Santa! Doctor Digi has so many images, you can spend a couple hours checking them all out - I encourage you to take a peek!

I kept my card very clean and simple, coloring the image with Copic markers and that's it!! I used to participate in a design team (company is no longer in business); but the owner of the company lived overseas; she was so gracious to gift me a product very similar to our puffy paint. The bottle literally has ZERO labels on it but I remembered I had it, dug it out and added lots of snow - only appropriate, right?

Also, before printing the image, I added 'Ho Ho Ho' to the phone screen - like that's the screen saver. I really wanted to flip the image and put it on the phone, but such a tiny space, I couldn't make it work - or I'm not that talented, THAT is a real possibility! 😀



Thanks for stopping by; I hope you will join our challenge of Anything Goes, we love seeing your creations!

Stay safe and healthy!! 

WHAT'S IT TAKE:

Inks: None!
Papers: Reverse Confetti Winter Solstice, TE Cupcake
Accessories: puffy paint, Copics, glossy accents, Heidi Swapp distressor

CHALLENGES

10/1/20

Love To Scrap - Fall Back

Hi friends - welcome back to another challenge at Love to Scrap! This month our theme is 'fall back' and hands down, there are two things I love most about fall: cooler temps and leaves changing colors. And I really love leaves that change to red, that's definitely my favorite so I used a newer to me stamp set, Mimosa Musings, and created a card offering thanks and my favorite color for fall! 

I paired the red with brown for something different, but definitely a sign of fall, don't you think? I originally stamped the large mimosa on the card front but I prefer the rule of 3, so added two smaller ones in 2nd generation stamping, same colors. 



The sentiment is stamped in TE Mocha and the inside says "I should say thanks"; I mounted the focal panel on PTI Fine Linen, then PTI Pure Poppy. I adhered everything in the upper left-hand corner for something a bit different. Added some splatters (no surprise eh?) and some clear acrylic drops.

Thanks for stopping by!! 

WHAT'S IT TAKE:

Inks: TE Mocha, Worn LipstickBarn Door and Gathered Twigs distress inks
Accessories: MFT Blueprints, clear acrylic drops

CHALLENGES

MIUCB - Distressing + Anything Goes

Hi friends - welcome back to another challenge with the Mix It Up team! This month we focused on distressing, or as always, anything goes!

I created this panel a month or so ago and have struggled to cut it up - 😆! I used this video by Debby Hughes, it was so very helpful. You will see another water color panel I did where I failed to take time to build up the color...lesson learned.



I kept this card SUPER simple; I used the 'hi' die from The Stamp Market; the 'friend' is from a discontinued Verve Visual stamp set, but I loved the elegance of the font. I distressed the edges of the water color panel as well as the embossed black flag; I thought about sponging the edges but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. 😁

Thanks for stopping by; I hope you will join us at Mix It Up this month, we enjoy seeing your creations!

Take care, stay safe!








WHAT'S IT TAKE:

9/18/20

Sketchbook Roses - Purple or Yellow?

Hi friends - HAPPY FRIDAY!!

I made both these cards ages ago, now I'm trying to get caught up on posting. 😁

They are basically identical, just changing up the colors. I used the Sketchbook Roses and coordinating die from The Greetery for both. A fun color wash in the background with lots of splatters; fun sentiments and sequins finish it off.





Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a GREAT weekend!

Take care, stay safe!








WHAT'S IT TAKE:

9/15/20

Flowers...or polka dots?

Hey friends - welome to a new fresh and shiny week! How ya doing?

Oh you know, sometimes you color something and like nothing about it...although I did use the colorless blending technique taught by Yana Smakula, which I adore...but that's about it. 😁 I did stamp the image directly on to TE Cupcake card stock, so that added a unique color to the flowers.

Once I colored the images, I covered it with a stencil, blended on lots of polka dots and then I liked it a bit better. 😉 I splattered on some white and black paint, added a strip of pink striped paper and a tiny hint of black glitter paper to finish it off.



Thanks for stopping by today; here's hoping you have a great week ahead!!

Take care, stay safe!








WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps:  Mama Elephant Organic Blooms
Papers: TE Cupcake, MFT striped designer paper (appears no longer in stock), black glitter 
Accessories: polka dots stencil, white gouache, copics, black enamel accents

CHALLENGES

9/13/20

Tropical Vibes

Hi friends - did you see THIS tropical card?

I mentioned I made two cards at the same time, a two-fer, and this is the other one. Everything is identical except I used tropical flowers instead of the flamingo; I also reversed the colors of the flower and added lots of glitter!

BTW, I have spent well over an hour trying to work with my photos, they converted to a unique format, EMF, so I used MULTIPLE free sources to try to convert them to JPG, but I could only get one of the photos to convert - so sorry, but life must get moving today - I can't keep fiddlin'. 😉



Hope you enjoy the brightness!

Take care, stay safe!









WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps:  WPlus9 Flock Yeah and Tropic Fever
Inks: Gina K Obsidian, Distress Inks

CHALLENGES

9/1/20

LTSCB #137 - Anything Goes

HELLO September; UNBELIEVABLE, this has been the craziest year, yes? Hope you will join us at Love to Scrap this month - it's Anything Goes, so enter all your creations!!

I decided to get colorful and I forgot how much I love this set from WPlus9 (Flock Yeah) till I pulled it out and paired it with some really vibrant colors! #amiright

I created a couple really colorful backgrounds (the other card I will share soon), and used various images from Flock Yeah and Tropic Fever (seems to be sold out, but I did use the matching dies). Images were colored with Copics and ahdered to the background and trellis die cut from white card stock. I created a black flag and embossed the forever funny sentiment and added some white gel pen faux stitching. 


Thanks for stopping by; hope you will join us at Love to Scrap and submit your creations, we always enjoy seeing them!

Take care, stay safe!








WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps:  WPlus9 Flock Yeah and Tropic Fever
Inks: Gina K Obsidian, Distress Inks

CHALLENGES

MIUCB #41 - Anything Goes + Foiling

Hi friends!!

Join us this month at Mix It Up for Anything Goes and/or Foiling! I lost my mojo somewhere, but I did have a few foiled backgrounds in my stash...but I just couldn't figure out what to do with them, like seriously, I've had 3 foiled backgrounds hanging around for several months! 😕

I used the Transfer Gel Duo through the Brick by Brick stencil from Taylored Expressions in random spots, let it dry completely, and applied foil using a laminator. For this card, I used the Pine BlossomSimple Things and Signed and Sealed with a Kiss from The Greetery. Some of the florals were stamped and in my stash, the ones that weren't were quickly stamped, die cut and assembled on the card.

And let me be really honest for a minute...I finished this up and went to bed thinking 'I really do not like that card'; come on peeps - do you have these conversations in your head too? But the next morning, it looked a wee bit better to me; I love the ephemera I found, 'there is sunshine in my soul today'; I know the perfect person to send this to! Not every card turns out to your liking and that's just the way creating goes.


Here's hoping you find some time to create in September and join us at Mix it Up!!

Take care, stay safe!








WHAT'S IT TAKE:

8/14/20

Emma and the Snowball!

 Hi friends!

After some craziness with Covid (daughter thinking she had it, thank goodness she was negative; but then the following week, a co-worker tested positive), I am finally back with a post for Colour Crazy Challenge! And just in time to celebrate with Fred She Said using Emma and the Snowball.

I think this image would be PERFECT for creating lots of holiday tags in all different colors. I enjoyed coloring Emma with Copics, then added lots of details with a white gel pen and sharpie. I embossed a sentiment and the edges of the tag with a sentiment and Brutus Monroe rainbow embossing powder - but it really doesn't show up. 😒 I added some texture paste, let it dry and sponged on some ink; I added another tag on the back side to contain a holiday message; finished it off with this velvet ribbon and some bells.


Thanks for stopping by; I hope you'll join our challenge with your project featuring coloring, that's the only requirement!

Take care and stay safe!

Hugs,






WHAT'S IT TAKE:
Stamps:  Fred She Said Emma and the Snowball
Accessories: misc. red velvet ribbon, silver thread, bells, Brutus Monroe rainbow embossing powder, white gel pen, sharpies, texture paste, TE blender brushes, Memory Box distress tag (no longer available - sorry)

CHALLENGES