Sunday, February 26, 2017

Single Layer ....

  There was a time that I wouldn't go near a single layer challenge.  I would always end up making a mistake and tossing it.  Slowly, I began to tame that fear.
I grabbed a piece of scrap paper and cut a circle with a punch.  I taped that down onto a piece of white card stock base and sponged the interior of the circle with Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey.  I then took the cut circle and covered the sponged sun and began on the background with sponging Chipped Sapphire, Weather Wood, Stormy Sky, tumbled Glass, Broken China, Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles and Forest Moss.
The flower stamp set is from Inkadinkadoo.  I stamped the various grasses and wild flower silhouettes.  I darkened a couple of flowers with a fine point marker to bring them forward in the landscape.
The sentiment was stamped with Black StazOn.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
CAS Friday:  Single Layer
Simon Says:  ATG
Creative Fingers:  ATG
QKR Challenge:  Birthday ATG
Creative Sentiments: Spring
Pixie Challenge: Flowers.
Sweet Stamping: Single Layer

Thank you so very much for stopping by.
Have a fantastic day !!



     Using the photo inspiration from Addicted to Stamps and the Sketch from CAS this sketch this was the end result.
       This is a make combining a few challenges.
       I started with work on the ombre ... I started with water colors and viridian  green.  I didn't get the blend and bleed that I was hoping for so I added evergreen bough to blend it more.
       I then cut that piece with a die from Art-C.
       I then cut a piece of black and white strip paper from Recollections and then stamped the flowers from Fiskars ( Petals from Scratch ) with the same color of evergreen bough.
All of this mounted on a top fold teal card stock base.
I then ran some faux stitches on the interior of the die cut piece and along the outer edge of the card base.
The Big Hugs was cut from Simon Says Die in black card stock and then some added diamond bling from my favorite stones.

I would like to add this card to the following card challenges if I may:
CAS this Sketch: Sketch #210

Tuesday Throwdown: Favorite embellishment
Addicted to Stamps: Photo Inspiration
Brown Sugar Challenges: ATG
Just Add Ink: Ombre

Thank you so very much for the challenge opportunities ...
Thanks for stopping by ...
Have a fantastic day !!




       Here's a cute little Tiger Kitty that was water colored.  The kitty and meow stamp are together in the set by Recollections.  The two orange dotted papers are from Simple Stories.  I'm giving that pad a work out.
The oval was cut with my cuttlebug with a stitched oval die.
I rounded off the corners and then scored the side bar of Kraft.  Then faux stitched all around the papers.
All attached onto some Kraft CS with some Kraft colored bakers twine.
Cute wittle kitty kitty.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Tuesday Morning Sketches:  Sketch
Cuttlebug Challenge: It's a Zoo
Die Cutting Diva's : Animals
City Crafter: Stitches
CAS on Sunday: Critters
CASology: Score
Little Red Wagon: Down on the Farm

Thanks so very much for stopping by and taking a peek.
Have an amazing day !!


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Baby Blue

     I totally thought I posted this one ... my bad.  This is for the sketch on  Try Stamping (or not) on Tuesday.

 The printed piece if from MambiSheets Baby Boy.  I love this pad - use it often and bought a few :) so I have lots of scraps in my box.
I backed that piece with navy cs.  With my Cricut I cut the baby carriage with the Sampler Cartridge and then cut the shadow for that out of the same navy to tie it together and hand faux stitched with the lighter blue cut interior pieces.
The letters BOY were cut with the Lyrical Letters Cartridge.
Those two pieces I glued onto a textured baby blue piece (which you really can't see in this picture) and then all of that was put onto a baby blue cs base to match the front panel.

This was a fun sketch to work with.  Come join in the fun!!

Thanks for looking .....
Have a fantastic day !!

I would like to add this card to
The Male Room = Wheels
Less is More = Alphabet
The House that Stamps Built = ATG
Watercooler Wednesday = Masculine ATG

Sunday, February 19, 2017

It's Been Forever .......


            Starting with water color paper ...  I broke out my Winton and Newton water colors which I haven't had out in a while.  Mounting that onto my clipboard ...  I stack painted all the blues and greens.  I dried that very well.  I then applied Heidi Swapp Metallic Texture Paste in silver.  I dried that very well too then gave the piece a bit of a trim.
            From black card stock, I ran a piece through my cuttlebug using a swirled folder.   I added the watercolor piece off set to the right.
            Using velum, I stamped the sentiment (Hampton Arts) with black StazOn. I wrapped that around the front panel and then mounted it all onto a top fold black card stock base.

I would like to add this to the following challenges if I may please:
My Favorite Things: Sketch

Addicted to Stamps: CAS
Mod Squad: NO WHITE
Crafty Gals: Use your favorite thing: my watercolors
Water Cooler Wednesday: CAS w/sparkle
Paper Players: have the sentiment a focal point.

Thank you so very much
Have a fantastic day


Sending Smiles


         Pulling coordinating papers from a pad from Simple Stories, I grabbed the green large dots and the green zigzag.  I cut these to coordinate with the sketch challenge.
From a piece of kraft, I cut it with an oval stitch die and stamped it with a Hampton Arts stamp and Walnut Stain Ink and clear embossing powder.  I mounted the oval with dimensional tape and added a couple of matching flowers.
All of this mounted to a top fold Kraft base.

I would like to add this to the following challenges if I may please:

Sketch Saturday: sketch

Starz Stamps: use two papers
Double D: Zig Zag
Crafting by Design: Polka Dots
Craft Rocket Challenge: ATG

Thank you so very much.
Have a fantastic day


Just for you ...............

       This is a color challenge as well ....
With a cricut embossing flower folder, I started with white card stock.  I blended Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Shaded Lilac, Stormy Sky, Cracked Pistachio and Antique Lined.  I then added glossy accents to the flower centers for some bling and shine.
         From a small piece of white, I stamped the sentiment with Shaded Lilac and clear embossing powder for shine and cut that with a circle punch edging that as well with Shaded Lilac.  Attached with dimensional tape.
          The blue ribbon is glitter and attached on the back of the panel.  The purple is actually glitter tape.
         All of this was mounted on a top fold lavender card stock.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may.
Freshly Made Sketches:

Water Cooler Wednesday Challenge: CAS with sparkle
QKR Stampede Challenge: ATG w/sparkle
Sweet Stamping: Flowers
Simon Says: Flowers
City Crafter: Project redo  Here is the older version

The House that Stamps Built: Color Challenge

Thank you very much and have a great day