Thursday, June 30, 2016

Time Out Challenge #60 - CASE Challenge

Hi friends!  Today's card is for the Time Out challenge.  This week we are CASE-ing a designer's card.

This is the lovely card by Therese that we are case-ing.  So many possibilities!

I started with some Ken Oliver Color Burst colors in green, blue, and violet then die cut the butterflies from that paper.  Then I inked up a background stamp in similar distress inks.  The sentiment was formed to fit the wavy flag.  I added some Spectrum Noir sparkle and sequins.  The main panel was popped up on fun foam as is the large butterfly.
You can see more from the Time Out design team and our guest for this challenge, Birgit, on the Time Out blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Distressed Stripes (MFT), The Skinny (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white, island indigo, Masters Touch watercolor paper
Ink:  Shaded lilac, peacock feathers, cracked pistachio distress inks; versafine onyx black; pthalo green, ultramarine blue, violet color bursts
Accessories:  Stitched Butterflies (Lil' Inkers), Wonky Stitches (Avery Elle), sequins, Spectrum Noir crystal clear, fun foam


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Paper Players #301

Hi everyone!  I had a 1st birthday party to go to today and had to make a card.  I don't have many "kids" stamps, but I did have this one from WPlus 9 that I don't think I've ever used.  I saw the Paper Players sketch this morning and wanted to use it.  I did tweak it a bit. 
I started with a piece of watercolor cardstock and masked off a rectangle in the center of it.  Then I sponged broken china distress ink on it and spattered it with water.  The giraffe, balloon, and birds were stamped and die cut from white cardstock and colored with copic markers.  I mounted the giraffe and balloon on fun foam and added Spectrum Noir shimmer on them.  This panel was mounted on yellow cardstock then on the white card base. 
Here's the sketch from Paper Players this week.
That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Party Animal (WPlus9)
Paper:  Recollections white, Masters Touch watercolor paper, summer sun
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, broken china distress ink, broken china distress ink
Accessories:  Party Animal dies (WPlus9), Trio Banner die (WPlus9), Spectrum Noir sparkle pen, fun foam


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Just Us Girls #349 - Photo Week

Hi friends!  It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Chris has chosen this fun photo for us to be inspired by.
Here's a close-up in case you need it.
I was inspired by that polka dot boot in the middle and the graduated heights of the fence to make this simple card.  I used a pinked edge square die to die cut the wood-look paper.  I stamped the boot and fussy cut it out (this was weird because I'm so used to coordinating dies...this one is an old set and doesn't have them!).  I just added the sentiment, sequins, and some Wink of Stella on the boot.
You can see more from the JUGs DT and our June guest on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Green Thumb (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white, pretty in pink, Dolled Up (MME)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, pretty in pink, bubble gum
Accessories:  Pinking edge square stax die (MFT). sequins, Wink of Stella, fun foam


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Time Out Challenge #59 Reminder - Theme Challenge

We are in the second week of our current challenge over at Time Out.  The theme is masculine with an optional twist of mixed media.

I did the masculine theme only for this card.  I'm using our sponsor's stamps for this challenge, Stamplorations' World Birthday Cakes.  Each of the images of famous landmarks has a candle on top of it!  So cute!  I love red and brown and thought it would work well for a masculine card.  What do you think?
 I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch.
You can see more from the Time Out design team and our guest on the Time Out blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  World Birthday Cakes (Stamplorations)
Paper:  Recollections white, real red, soft suede, Christmas Cocoa dp (SU)
Ink:  Versamark, soft suede
Accessories:  Blueprints 13 die (MFT), white embossing powder, enamel dots, fun foam, canvas impression plate


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Just Us Girls #348 - Color Week

It's Color Week over at Just Us Girls and Ina has chosen a fun color combo!
I just got this flower set from MFT  this week and thought it would look good in these colors.  I colored them with copics...I tried watercoloring with Zig markers, but it just wasn't working today.  I was going to leave the top part of the card plain, but I just couldn't!  That ever happen to you?  I ran it through an embossing folder for some texture.  Lots of sequins on this one too!
I used this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  I realized my sentiment is in the wrong place!
 I'm also entering this into the MFT Camp Create-Delightful Die Cutting Challenge.
You can see more from the JUGs DT and our June guest on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Funky Flowers (MFT), Simple Little Things (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white, black, DeLovely (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versamark, copic markers
Accessories:  Funky Flowers dies (MFT), swiss dots embossing folder, sequins, white embossing powder, star dust stickles, fun foam


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Time Out Challenge #59 - Theme (with a Twist)

Hi friends!  The new challenge over at Time Out is our Theme challenge with an optional twist.  This time, the theme is masculine and the optional twist is to use mixed media.  We are defining mixed media as stamps and ink plus two other elements that add texture and/or dimension.

I think this card can be either masculine or feminine. I guess it depends on whom you are sending it to.  I made this for my bff Maria who got her first hole-in-one last week while we were out golfing!  It was so exciting to see!  Anyway, I pulled out this golf martini stamp and stamped it on a tag then colored it with copic markers.  I added some texture with a stencil and texture paste on the gray panel (it may look orchid, but really is gray).  The word die was cut from black cardstock as well as black fun foam for dimension.  I put some Wink of Stella on it for some sparkle and added baker's twine on the tag.  I guess with the ink, copics, texture paste, and fun foam, I'm twisting!

Here's a picture of Maria after her hole-in-one!
We are sponsored by STAMPlorations for this challenge.  They are giving a $10 gift voucher for the winner plus a random draw for those who twist (prize one ARTploration stencil).
You can see more inspiration from our DT and guest, Patti, on the Time Out blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Golf Martini (Impression Obsession)
Paper:  Recollections white, gray
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, copic markers
Accessories:  Tag Sale #3 die (PTI), Wonderful Words: Congrats die (PTI), Swiss Dot stencil (MFT), texture paste, fun foam, Wink of Stella, baker's twine

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Just Us Girls #346 - Word Week

Hi friends!  This is Word Week at Just Us Girls and "bird" is the word!
Have you ever bought a stamp, never used it, then find the perfect time to use it?  Today was the day for this stamp!  I purchased it last summer at a stamp show because I love silhouette images.  I watercolored the background with Peerless watercolors.  The colors are much darker than they appear here.  I couldn't capture the pretty colors.  I splattered some water on it when it was dry then blotted it.  Using the mini MISTI, I stamped the image...several times!  Thank goodness for the MISTI because it did not stamp well on this rough watercolor paper!  I think I stamped it 5 or 6 times.  I didn't want to over embellish this, so I just added some black enamel dots around the sentiment.
This card is already in the mail to a friend who is bravely battling cancer.  She had a little scare this week, but everything turned out alright.  I'm sending this to her to hopefully cheer her up and let her know we are thinking of her.
You can see more from our JUGs DT and our new guest for June, Cornelia Wenokor on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Birds on a Fence (Technique Junkies), On My Couch Additions (PTI)
Paper:  Master's Touch watercolor paper, black
Ink: Versafine onyx black, Peerless watercolors
Accessories:  Enamel dots, fun foam, Mini MISTI


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Time Out #58 - Home Sweet Home Challenge

Hi everyone!  The new challenge over at Time Out is our Home Sweet Home challenge.  We give you a photo from a home and you use it as inspiration.

This is the photo chosen for this challenge.  Pretty cool window, huh?
I hope you can see what my inspiration was...that arch!  I found a sketch (you can see it below) that I wanted to use and thought it would be perfect for this challenge.  I have a first birthday to go to in a couple of weeks, so I thought I'd make a little birthday boy card.  I've had this stamp set from WPlus9 for quite a while and have never used it yet.  I die cut a circle and, using a stencil, smooshed Versamark ink though it.  I then embossed the dots with white embossing powder.  After that, I sponged two distress inks over the dots.  That circle border was also sponged with distress ink to match the bottom piece.  I used Zig markers on the elephant, balloon, and hat.  I couldn't find cardstock for a mat to match the distress ink colors, so I sponged the mat and added the main panel on top.  That was all adhered to the base with fun foam for dimension.  There's Wink of Stella on the balloon and the elephant's hat.
This is the sketch from The Challenge that I followed. 
You can see more from the Time Out DT and our guest, Karren, on the Time Out blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Unforgettable (WP9), It's a Celebration (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white
Ink:  Zig markers, Archival jet black, Versafine onyx black, Versamark, cracked pistachio, peacock feathers distress inks
Accessories:  Unforgettable dies (WP9), Western star border duo die (MFT), Spellbinder circle die, white embossing powder, baker's twine, Wink of Stella, dimensional tape, fun foam



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