Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fusion Happy Birthday

Here is my take on the current Fusion challenge using both the photo and the sketch.

I stamped one of the images from PTI's Grunge Me on to watercolor paper using distress inks, spritzed it with water and dried it with a heat gun. I stamped another image from the same set over top.  The die cut "happy" is from PTI's Wet Paint dies. It is layered three times, then colored with clear Wink of Stella for some shimmer. The sentiment is from the Wet Paint stamp set. I really had trouble capturing a good photo of this card. It looks far better when you are holding it in hand...

Thanks for coming by today. I always appreciate your visits and your comments.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

ric#65 - Thank You

Good morning Yesterday I found 2 Penny Black slapstick/Cling stamps that I had no recollection of buying! When I looked at the current Runway Inspired Challenge, an idea immediately came to mind that would put either of them to good use. Here is the inspiration for this week's challenge:

And here is my card:


I thought a lot about adding some bling, but then thought better of it. I think that was the right thing to do. Be sure to check out the gorgeous entries for this challenge and play along if you can.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.
  • Stamps: Penny Black slapstick/Cling blissful
  • Paper: SU Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Brushed Silver, Gina K Pure Luxury Pure White, Bazzill Basics 40 lb. Vellum.
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Accessories: My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags dies die, PTI Wonderful Words Thank You die

Monday, August 11, 2014

CMCC#32! I'm Here For You

I created this card for the CMCC#32! challenge. I interpreted it quite literally as the windows immediately put me in mind of my Memory Box Madison Window and Shutter dies.  I sponged a little Memento London Fog ink on watercolor paper and spritzed it with water to give the effect of the stucco on the house. The curtains are made from patterned vellum that I had saved from an invitation, punched with an SU punch and layered behind the window. The branch is cut from the Memory Box Grove Branch die.  It needed a little sparkle, so I added a little green bling to perk it up.  The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays Calm and Gentle. This is a departure from my usual style, but I like it. Thanks CMCC team for the inspiration and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Happy To Call You My Friend

This is my take on Muse Challenge 79. I used some new goodies from PTI that my dear sister gave me as a birthday gift.  This week's Muse is Vicki Dutcher, and her gorgeous inspiration piece is below.

 Thanks for stopping in today. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hello With A GLOW

This is my take on CASology cue 103 - GLOW, and Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge - Anything Goes.  It's hard to see on this photo, but there is a wonderful shimmery golden glow on the embossed panel that I achieved by applying three shades of Ranger distress inks directly onto the EF before embossing on white paper.  I then sprayed the embossed panel with Heidi Swap Gold Color Shine.  The spray blended the colors beautifully and dried to a beautiful GLOW.  The embossed panel really needed no embellishment, so I just die cut the sentiment with the "hello" word die from Paper Smooches Quote Tag die set and voila! Hello with a GLOW.  I appreciate your taking the time to stop by today. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Muse #74 - Thinking of You

It has been ages since I made something that I posted on my blog.  I had lots of tags and quick cards for the end of school/graduation flurry of activity, but they went out of the door the minute I finished them. It's good to be back in my creative space. This is my take on this week's Muse Challenge for which Jen Wills of JENerally Speaking is the Muse! I love Jen's style. Her card inspired me to do a beach-themed creation as well. The angle at which I took the photo makes it seem like the pieces of the chairs don't match up, but when you look at the card head on, they do. Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  SU Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Gina K Pure Luxury White.
Stamps: Gina K By The Sea 2.
Inks:  (VersaFine Vintage Sepia) Tsukineko, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Inks - Salty Ocean and Tea Dye, Versa Mark.
Accessories: WOW Bay Area Blue Embossing Powder, Twine, Starfish Charm, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug EF, PTI Double Ended Banners and Tag Sale #4 Dies, Nestabilities Circle Dies, large sponge daubers.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hoppy Easter

I came across a new sketch challenge yesterday by Lisa Arana of Dahlhouse Designs. Lisa posts a new sketch on the third Sunday of every month. You will find a link to the current sketch on the top right of her blog. I used it along with the current Paper Players Color Challenge for inspiration for this punny Easter card.

Thank you so much for coming by today.