Thursday, July 31, 2014

CASE Study Challenge # 202

This week's CASE Study challenge is inspired by Shari Carroll, one of my favorite designers.  This is Shari's card:

Isn't it pretty?  I love the colors. 

I have to say I struggled with this challenge for some reason.  I think I didn't want my card to look exactly like Shari's, that wasn't creative to me, and that is what I kept making. :) This is what I came up with:

I stamped a background stamp on kraft cardstock using charcoal ink.  The flower die is from Simon Says Stamp and the sentiment is from Avery Elle.  I added enamel dots to the flower that I had colored with copics.

I think it looks enough like it but not an exact copy.  :)

CASE Study Challenge #202

Supplies used:
Simon Says Stamp Tall Flowers Die
Avery Elle Oh Happy Day Stamp Set
Hero Arts Stripes Background Stamp

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week is Anything Goes.  I have a wonderful stamp set made by Technique Tuesday and designed by Lori Vliegan, called Grow Happy, I love it!!

This is just one of the sentiments on this set.  The flower and  background were watercolored and mounted on navy blue cardstock.  I embossed the sentiment with Ranger Platinum embossing powder, and mounted it  on foam squares.   I added some enamel dots and a strip of patterned paper on the side of the flower image.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge July 27-August 2 Designer Drafts

Todays post is an entry into Paper Smooches Challenge for the week of July 27-August 2.  The Designer Draft sketch is:

Here is how I interpreted:

I did a lot of embossing on this card-the bunny, all the words, and some of the flowers.  I stamped some flowers and put sequins in the centers.  There is a little distress marker watercoloring on the bunny.  The balloon was diecut and attached with some bakers twine to the bunny. 

Paper Smooches Challenge July 27-August2

Supplies Used:
Paper Smooches-Perky Flowers, Sentiment Sampler, Magical Spring, Botanticals2
Paper Smooches Balloon Dies 
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins

Thanks for coming by. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I Won!!

So proud because I won the Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge week of  July 20-26!!! WooHoo.

I got their Paper Smooches Pro Badge which I am proudly displaying on my blog!

 Can you tell I am excited!  :)

This is the card that won:
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #86

This is the first time doing a challenge for CAS(E) this Sketch, what can I say I love challenges!  HA
Anywho the inspiration sketch is:

 The CAS cards from their design team are just fantastic.  Here is how I intrepreted the card:
I used the new Paper Smooches Stitches die on the side of the card (this die is super versatile!)The flowers and sentiment are from Avery Elle Laurels, which were mounted on a piece I had watercolored.  I wish I could find more places to use this stamp set I love it! The sequins on the sentiment are from Pretty Pink Posh, just love the variety she has.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Simon Says....Emboss It! New Wednesday Challenge

Hello again!
I thought I was finished for today and then I got the new SSS monthly kit in the mail and just had to make something with the great stuff inside it!!  The stamp set is super cute and I decided to white emboss the popsicles and then watercolor them with distress markers.   Here is my card:

The  Hero Arts sentiment is embossed with black embossing powder.  I used the Tim Holtz watercolor paper that came in the kit too! :)  I added a little twine to bring in color from the popsicles and mounted the whole thing on foam strips to the card front.   

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Emboss It!

See ya later!!

CASE Study Challenge #201

This weeks CASE challenge is inspired by this photo:
This is just a gorgeous card!  I was inspired by the cut outs and then how the sentiment was continued in the background!  Shari Carroll always has fresh and new ideas!

I made a card with cut outs from a Paper Smooches die:
I don't have a lot of large sentiment stamps so I knew I had to go in another direction.  I die cut the numbers on yellow cardstock and put patterned paper behind some of the numbers and stamped some on the card base. The cut piece was applied to a white card base. The sentiment was printed on my laptop.    Then I  punched out some flags, added a button and strung them all on twine and wrapped it around the card.    I was done! :)

Case Study Challenge #201

Have a great day!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #86-Watercoloring

Hi again,
This post is an entry into the Lawnscaping Challenge #86-Watercoloring. 

I took an Online Card Class a few months back whose topic was watercoloring.  I am thoroughly addicted now, I just want to keep trying to get better at it.  There are so many different techniques to utilize.  I made this:
I white embossed the images from Lawn Fawn Friendship Grows stamp set, then watercolored with distress markers.  I dabbed the markers inside the white embossing and then pulled the color out with an aqua brush.  The background is washed with a light peach color.  Apply water to the paper and then lightly apply watercolor to cover the background.  The frame outline is also watercolored with distress markers.

Lawnscaping Challenge-Watercoloring

Thanks for coming by,

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge-July 20-26-Anything Goes

Today's post is an entry in the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge for the week of July 20-26.

The project is Anything Goes, so I made this:
I was looking at the Paper Smooches Wake Up stamp set and saw the jam and bread and then thought of the Do Re Mi song from Sound of Music, so I thought I would try to recreate it.  Although the Ti  in Do Re Mi is spelled with an i, in the song it is spelled as Tea. :0  I stamped and embossed the jam with black embossing powder and bread with brown embossing powder on vellum and colored the back.  I then stamped it again on cardstock and colored it and glued the vellum to the cardstock pieces. I pieced the 'cloth' on the jam, too.   All the words are from Paper Smooches Alphadot.

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge June 20-26

See ya later!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

CASE Study Challenge #200

CASE Study Challenge #200 inspiration for this week is:

This is how I interpreted the inspiration:

I just recently purchased this Penny Black stamp set with the adorable baby images on it and have been itching to use it!  I stamped and pieced the baby in the moon on the circle, colored  and added glossy accents to the heart.   I used sequins to represent the stars.  The congrats die cut is from Papertrey Ink and I used a SSS A2 Curved Edge die on the side and accented with some patterned paper.

Case Study Challenge #200

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Spots and Dots


Today's post is an entry into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Spots and Dots. 
I really like my dots, so this is really up my alley!  This is what I made:
I used a stencil and embossing paste, tinted with distress inks on the card front.  I embossed the flower from Penny Black's Garden Blooms with white embossing powder, and watercolored with distress markers. The tag is from SSS Frames that was in their newest release. This frame set has four frames, I love it!  The sentiments is from SSS Friendship Messages.  The font on this stamp set is just beautiful.  I mounted the flower and tag on foam strips, and added a few sequins.  

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Spots and Dots

Thanks for coming by.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge-Picture Perfect

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge this week is this inspiration photo:
Isn't this photo awesome?   I love the colors and mason jars are my weakness. :)  I had a hard time with this one for some reason, I rejected a lot of ideas before I created my card.  This is what I made:
I was inspired by the bright pastels and the stripes, so I wanted to incorporate that into my card.  I embossed the background with clear embossing paste mixed with distress ink.  The stencil was small so I had to keep moving it to do the whole front. I would let it dry and then do another section.( I helped it by using a heat gun)   I used Paper Smooches Botanicals 2, Alphadot, and Sentiment Sampler.  I cut and pieced the flowers and leaves and added a few gems to the middle of the flowers.   I rather like the way it turned out. 

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge-Picture Perfect

Friday, July 11, 2014

CASE Study # 199

This post is an entry into Case Study #199, following this inspiration photo:
I made this:
I die cut the circles with  Sizzix circle dies and the really small one was punched on the card front.   I then stenciled the background on the card front, distressed the circles, stamped the greetings, and popped then back in, and put it all on a card base.   I added a few enamel dots to accent.  This was pretty easy to make and I like the way it turned out.

CASE Study #199

Thanks for coming by. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -Let's Be Clear

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week is Let's Be Clear, you have to use a clear element on your project.  This is what I made:

I used SSS balloon dies and die cut the balloon from some leftover packaging material.  The candles were created from washi tape, and I tied a string to the bottom of the balloon cut.  Some stars and sequins were also added.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  This was a little difficult to photograph so that the clear balloon could be seen, but it worked out thankfully, after a few attempts.:)

Simon Says Stamp Challenge-Let's Be Clear

Have a great day!

Lawnscaping Challenge Summer Color Combo

The post today is an entry into Lawn Fawns Lawnscaping Challenge Summer Color Combo.
Using these colors as a guide this is what I created.
I watercolored the background and cut and pieced the birdhouses, birds, branches, and leaves.  Some papers from Lawn Fawns Hello Sunshine collection were used along with Lawn Fawn's Home Sweet Home stamp set.  I really couldn't find anything else I liked  for the sentiment to stand out so I just colored a piece of scrap paper with copics in the color combo. :)

Lawnscaping Challenge #85 Summer Color Combo

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge July 6-12

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge this week is -Anything Goes.

Aaannndddd I made this:

The stamps sets used here are Paper Smooches-Perky Plants, Sentiment Sampler and Wake Up. I paper pieced the flower and water can from Perky Plants. The strawberries were stamped from Wake Up, colored and highlighted with a white gel pen.  I also used  clear Wink of Stella on the flower  and water can, but it is hard to see.

I'm happy with it! :)

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge July 6-12

See ya soon!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Shake It!

This card is for the SSS Wednesday Challenge Shake It!  I just recently learned how to make shaker cards.  I really thought they would be hard to make, but they are not, and they add a lot of fun to your cards. 
The dress die is from Whimsy, I love how versatile it can be, I thought of it immediately when I saw this challenge.  The congrats die is from Papertrey Ink and I used sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -Shake It!

Happy Crafting!

Case Study Challenge #198

Decided to create something for the Case Study Challenge #198.  Their guest this week is -Shari Carroll- one of my very favorite designers, I pretty much love everything she creates.  The inspiration this week was:
This is what I made:
I stenciled the background on kraft card stock with distress ink.  The flags were strung on a line I made with We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile. The sentiment was embossed on vellum and is from a SSS stamp set Watts Up .  I used a Versamark embossing pen to go around the edges of the sentiment to highlight.

Thanks for coming by, have a great day!

Case Study Challenge #198