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.