Saturday, September 27, 2014

Monster... Mashup!

It's Friday and time for a new challenge at the Friday Mashup! This week our hostess Avery has a fun technique (Ink Blowing) for us to try and she's Mashing it up with a color challenge too. We're using Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry & Black. 

I didn't have these colors of Ink Refills in my stash so I used Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight & Black. This was a very fun technique.. there's a link to it on the Friday Mashup blog. I used this week's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches for my layout

I blew the ink around a piece of Whisper White and then trimmed it to fit my card front and I also created a Tag with some Turquoise ink using the same technique. I added a panel along the edge that was embosses with the Lucky Stars folder. 

I stamped the little Monster and colored them with Copics and cut them out. Head over to the Friday Mashup blog and see what the other Design Team members created with this fun challenge. 

The Freshly Made Sketches challenge is open until Monday @ 12pm PST 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Monster Mash (lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise & Basic Black (SU)
Ink: Daffodil Delight & Tempting Turquoise ink refills (SU), Memento Tuxedo Black Ink refill, 
Extras: Lucky Stars Embossing folder (SU), Straw, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Copic Markers Chevron Ribbon (SU). 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

'Tis the Season #26.. Merry!

Happy Thursday!!! Can you believe Christmas is like 100 days away, that's crazy!!! Where did this year go? It's time for a new challenge at 'Tis the Season and this week we have a color challenge for you, we're using Olive, Red & Kraft! I decided to go straight for the Inspiration photo. 

I actually LOVE this card.. It came out so much more elegant then I thought it would. I stamped the Hardwood background stamp 3 times offsetting it each time just a little. I used Smoky Slate, Black & Crumb Cake. Then I trimmed it to the size I wanted and added some more Crumb Cake ink with a Sponge. 

I stamped the Wreath in Old Olive and colored the berries in with a marker. The Merry is die cut from the Expression thinlits using some Crumb Cake and Basic Black card stock. 

Be sure to head over to the 'Tis the Season Challenge Blog and see what the other Design Team members created and join us!!! This is a great way to get a head start on your Holiday cards! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Stamps: Hardwood Background & Endless Season Wishes (SU)
Ink: Black, Crumb Cake, Smokey Slate & Old Olive (SU). Real Red & Crumb Cake Markers (SU)
Card Stock: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White & Basic Black (SU)
Extras: Real Red Cotton Ribbon, Expression Thinlits, Bitty Banners Framelits (SU), Multi Medium Matte (Ranger), Black Muti Liner (Copic). 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

You're so Cool for Colour Me!

Happy Wednesday.. It's time for a new challenge at Colour Me, but before we get to the project I'd like to say Thank You to Tara & Hayley for having me as their guest Designer this month... And also to the wonderful Design Team over there. 

This week we are using Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Daffodil Delight & Tangerine Tango.. Such fun bright colors. Fall has arrived where I lived but I thought one more card for the Summer before it snows (it's just around the corner here yikes!!!). 

I created this fun Popsicle card using the Simon Says Stamp set 
" Ice Cream Dream" this is a really cute set! I stamped the popsicles onto some Tim Holtz watercolor paper and then I cut a few of them out. They are colored in with distress markers and a small paintbrush. 

I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the popsicles and then some metallic sequins and rhinestones to tie the sparkler together! I used the rough side of the paper for texture. 

Be sure to head over to the Colour Me blog and see what the other Gals created this week and Join us for this fun Challenge.. The Linky will close on Monday @ 12pm EST. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Stamps: Ice Cream Dream (SSS Aug Card KIt)
Ink: Distress Markers, Ranger Archival Black & VersaMark
Papers: Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Real Red & Daffodil Delight card stock (SU), Epic Epic Day This and That DSP (SU), Watercolor paper (Tim Holtz) 
Extras: Metallic Sequins (craft store), White Embossing powder (WOW), Rhinestones (SU) 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

It's all about the Gold!

Happy Sunday.. Time for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps and a new Sweet Sunday Sketch! I combined the two for my project today. This week at Sunday Stamps we are using the colors Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green & Gold. This is a great color combo for Fall! 

I stamped the Roses in Rich Razzleberry & Blackberry Bliss and the leaves are Garden Green. To add some more Gold I  heat embosses some Gold splatter behind the roses. 

I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Vellum paper and heat embossed it with Gold. To adhere it I used tiny dots of Mono Mutli behind the sentiment and a glitter enamel dot on the bottom corner. 

Head over to the Sunday Stamps Blog and see what the other Design Team members created with this great combo!!! The challenge is open until Oct 3rd @6pm EST. The Sweet Sunday Sketch is open until Friday @ 10pm MST. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Gorgeous Grunge (SU) & Bunny with Cake (Wild Rose Studio) 
Card stock: Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green, Gold Glitter & Whisper White (SU).
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Garden Green (SU) & VersaMark.
Papers: Vellum & Garden Green DSP (SU). 
Extras: Gold Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy (SU), Mildred "With You" Enamel Dots (My Mind's Eye) 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Mashup with a Freshly Made Sketch!

Happy Friday Y'all!!! It's time for a new challenge at the Friday Mashup and this week our hostess Tara has a fun challenge for us using Vellum and Stitching! I recently reorganized my craft area and it's a major improvement.. especially since i can get to my sewing machine now!!! 

To get this started I decided to use the Freshly Made Sketches sketch this week and after I created one card and I decided to make two!! This is a greta sketch Ladies!! 

I created my card base but stitching a piece of vellum card stock to a piece of DSP and then I added some Sequins inside before stitching it all the way around on this first card. Then I die cut a balloon from some Pistachio Pudding and adhered it to a white panel matted with some Crisp Cantaloupe. I die cut the Birthday from some Gold foil paper and then decided where to stamp the "happy" & "to you" from the Endless Wishes set in Calypso Coral. To finish the card off I added some Gold Cupped and flat sequins to the outside of the card as well. 

I created this second card the same way changing the colors up.. I used the Gold Soiree Specialty DSP for both cards and pulled the colors from the paper. This one has a Calypso Coral balloon and Garden Green stamped sentiment. 

This card doesn't h ave sequins inside the vellum area I just added some of the flat back ones to the outside. I really like the gold with the Green color. 

Be sure to head over to the Friday Mashup blog and see what the other Design Team members created this week.. The challenge is open until Wednesday @ 6pm ESt. The Freshly Made Sketches challenge is open until Monday @ 12pm PST. 

Stamps: Endless Wishes (SU)
Card Stock: Solar White 80lb (Neenah), Garden Green, Pistachio Pudding, Calypso Coral & Crisp Cantaloupe (SU). DSP Gold Soiree Specialty (SU), Vellum paper & card stock (SU) & Gold foil paper (SU).
Ink: Garden Green & Calypso Coral (SU)
Extras: Happy Birthday & Balloon Dies (SSS), Flat Gold Sequins (SU), Cupped Gold sequins (craft store)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thank You for the Mashup!

Well I'm really late with this week's Friday Mashup card.. I actually had it done but I didn't get a chance to get this post typed up. Oh well better late then never right? This week our hostess is Heidi and her Daughter created a fun sketch for us and is asking us to Mash it Up with leaves on our project. 

I die cut one of the leaves from Autumn Accents Bigz Die and stamped with with a leaf from the Wonderfall set using the Rock N' Roll technique. Then I sponged the edges. Pretty easy card.. I struggled with it though, I think It was too simple for my style.. Ha Ha 

The Friday Mashup Challenge ends tonight at 6pm EST.. So there's time to join us! 

Stamps: Wonderfall & Four You (SU)
Papers: Retired DSP (SU), Cherry Cobbler & Crumb Cake card stock (SU)
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake & Pumpkin Pie (SU)
Extras: Autumn Accents Bigz Die & Circle Framelits (SU)

Colour Me 38.. RV we there?

It's time for a new Color Challenge at Colour Me... I'm having so much fun being the Guest Designer this month.. Loving these combos! This week we are using Blushing Bride, Pool Party, So Saffron & a Neutral. This is such a pretty color combo.. I paired Grey with it as my neutral, well and a bit of white. 

I stamped the camper onto a piece of watercolor paper with some black ink and colored it in with my inks and an Aqua Painter. Then I added a tiny bit of Perfect Pearls to some water and gave the image a wash. It's hard to see in the photo. My sketch is this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch #236.

I stamped the clouds with the same ink and then I matted that watercolor piece onto some grey and added it to my card base. I've had these enamel hearts in my stash and they were he perfect color and accent! I left the sentiment off the front and added it to the inside of the card. 

The Colour me challenge is open until Monday @ 12pm EST... We hope you will join us! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Supply List:

Stamps: Go Camping Occasions (CTMH) 
Papers: Blushing Bride, Pool Party, So Saffron & Basic Grey cardstock.(SU)  DSP ~ I am me (SU), Watercolor paper (Strathmore) 
Inks: VersaMark, Ranger Archival Black, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, So Saffron & Smoky Slate (SU) 
Accessories: Perfect Pearls (Ranger). Aqua Painter, Blushing Bride Baker's Twine (SU), Large Scallop Framelit (SU) & Enamel Hearts (Chickaniddy Crafts) & White embossing powder (WOW)

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