Thursday, October 12, 2017

Kittah in Autumn

October 17




           This is my design team card for Try Stampin (or not) on Tuesday.  The sketch for this week is below an the theme is LEAVES.
             I have to admit, I just had to use that stripe of kitty heads.  I just didn't have the heart to toss it and I  knew it wouldn't last in my stash anywhere.
             So, I started with two shades of brown card stock for the base and background.
           For the leaves, I blended Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade and Brushed Corduroy on yellow and orange cs.  I cut them out using Spell Binders dies 'Foliage".  I then inked the edges with walnut stain.
          The cute little kitty was stamped with Simon Says stamp and die set.  I colored the kitty by brushing in distressed inks.
        The stripe of kitty heads that I so love is from an American Craft pad.



Here is the sketch for the week




I hope you have fun playing along ....










Thanks for stopping by

Have a great day
Dawn

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Monster Hugs


Stinkin Inkers October

Hello everyone.  This is my design team card for Stinkn' Inkers.   The theme this month is Monsters.

For this card, I started with a piece of white cs and I blended Blue Print Sketch, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord and Black Soot across the card.  I then used water drops to remove some of the ink.  I then went over it again with the same colors and a Kaiser Craft stencil, speckles. I also flicked white paint on the top black edge.
Using Lawn Fawn monster stamp set.  I stamped the goblins on purple designer paper and used a white gel pen to fill in the eye.  I used white embossing powder to stamp the square bats and heat set those.  Then, I used the corresponding dies to cut them out.
Using the same stamp set, I stamped the sentiment with white embossing powder on black CS.
With two shades of brown cs, I cut the spooky tree with my cricut and the Simply Scarecrow cartridge and then inked the edges with Walnut Stain ink.
I adhered everything on to a top fold black cs base lifting all the monsters on dimensional squares.

I hope you have fun playing along.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Congrats






  This my design team card for Try Stampin' (or not) on Tuesday.
The sketch for this week is below and the theme is
  'bold words'
I started with yellow and orange card stock to build the base.
The designer paper is from American Crafts.  I used a Martha Stewart edge punch for the lacy edge.
The sentiment was stamped with Hampton Arts rubber stamp in Orange Marmalade and clear embossing powder.  The flag was cut from orange scrap and fine glitter was applied.







Here is the sketch for the week





I hope you have fun playing along.










Thanks for stopping by

Have a great day

Dawn

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Get Well


   September 12


This is my design team card for Try Stampin (or not) on Tuesday.  
The sketch is below and the them is Fall Fun.

I started with white cs that I smooshed Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain and Peeled Paint.  I cut that in strips the width of the cars and attached them with spacing between.
I took the rest of the smooshed paper and cut a bunch of small leaves with a punch.
I ran the dotted white with a gel pen and then stamped the sentiment with a Hampton Arts stamp and gold embossing powder.
I then mounted all those little leaves with dimensional squares to lift them up like they're floating.





Here is the sketch for the week






I hope you have fun playing along.







Thanks for stopping by
Have  great day.

Dawn


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Dance.

 September


  This is my September card for the design team at
  Stinkin' Inkers.  
The theme this month is 'YOUR FAVORITE COLOR COMBINATION'
and BLUE
is my signature color.
I love how all the distressed ink blues blend together with the transition into green.  I used a bunch: Salty Water, Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron.  This was all blended on white card stock using a Darice folder.

The sentiment was stamped using an Inkadinkado Stamp and blue glitter embossing powder on a pale green vellum.

A couple of teal and green sequins for the flower centers and all adhered to a top fold black cs base.



I hope you play along.  I can't wait to see your favorite colors!

Have a great day


Dawn


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Miss you






      

Hello from the design team  at the
Brown Sugar Challenge.
The theme this week is
 Anything Goes
and our sponsor this week is
ALL DRESS UP






Darling little bunny with flutterflies about.  I used color pencils with Vaseline, markers and water colors for this one ... a wee bit of everything.  
I hope you have fun on this one too ....
play along .... it's anything goes this week.
Have a good and safe Labor Day weekend. 

Thanks for stopping by ...

Have a great day.
Dawn.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Smiles ....

August 28


This my design team card for
Try Stampin' (or not) on Tuesday.
The sketch for this week is below and the theme is 'celebrations'

I started with yellow cs cut to card size and began to build from there.  The designer paper is from Recollections.  The two squares were cut from orange cs and I now will I used the same technique on the bottom square as the top.  I blended both Spiced Marmalade in Distress and Oxide using a stencil on the cs.  The stamp is from Inkadinkdo using black StazOn.
White satin ribbon under the paper and then I added some paper flowers.






Here is the sketch for this week




I hope you have fun playing along









Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great day

Dawn

Monday, August 21, 2017

You are special






      

Hello from the design team  at the
Brown Sugar Challenge.
The theme this week is
 Anything Goes
and our sponsor this week is



She is adorable ... I masked her off and then blended Blue Print Sketch, Cracked Pistachio, and Festive Berries  distress inks across the paper.  Still masked, I then used a stencil and added Spiced Marmalade Oxide.  I used color pencils to color her in.  I cut her to fit and then off set it so that I could add the sentiment which was stamped with a Hampton Arts stamp and white embossing powder. I wrapped a blue satin ribbon and bow around the graphic and mounted it on a piece of black cs to frame it.   That whole piece was adhered to teal green top fold cs base.  A few blue sequins to a tiny bit of bling to the fun and there you have it.


Thanks for stopping by ...

Have a great day.
Dawn.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hugs ......



  This my design team card for Try Stampin' (or not) on Tuesday.
The sketch for this week is below and the theme is 'embossing'
       For this card I ran white cs through my cuttlebug with the Swiss Dot folder.  On a piece of white cs, I blended Wilted Violet, Abandoned Coral and Mermaid Lagoon distress inks and then blended Wilted Violet, Broken China and Peeled Paint Oxide inks over top.  I used Simon Says butterfly dies to cut the background butterfly and then the scrolled butterfly was cut from silver card stock.
        I had a piece of pink and white grosgrain ribbon and attached that to the white swissdot cs. I attached the butterflies just in the body center so that it will lift off of the card.
Then sentiment was cut from a piece of scrap pink cs using the Simon Says 'Big Hugs' die.
   All of this attached to a dark pink top fold cs base.




Here is the sketch of the week ...





I hope you have fun playing along ....









Thanks for stopping by

Have a great day.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Stress

When you promised yourself you weren't going to buy anything new and Michael's has a $5 pad sale.



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Birthday Fishes



       This is my design team card for
  Stinkin' Inkers Challenge Blog.  
The theme this month is "Guy Talk".

 In keeping with my personal challenge of only using my scrap box from my clean up (and believe you me, that's a lot of scrap)  I found this paper and fish in the bottom of the bin.  The paper comes from a very very old pad.
Starting with a white cs base, I covered with the fishing lure paper.  I stamped on a piece of silver cs the HB sentiment with black StazOn and then added a stripe of teal cs across the bottom.
The fish was supplied by the same pad as a bonus and I added that with foam squares to pop it up from the card.






I hope you have fun playing along with us at Stinkin' Inkers !!

Thank you for stopping by !!
Please feel free to leave comments, I love to hear from you.

Dawn

Luau


  This is my design team card for
  Try Stampin' (or not) on Tuesday.
The sketch for the week is below and the theme is
  "Dog Days of Summer".

I went for a Luau Theme and continuing with my summer challenge of NOT using anything new ... it all must  come from my scrap bin ... because ... it is just out of control.
I grabbed card stock in blues from the box.  I cut the surf board and 'luau' with my cricut and the 'LUAU' cartridge.  I had a piece of orange pansies from the box as well.
I cut those in the shape of the sketch.  I grabbed a piece of darker blue and edged that with a scalloped edge punch by fiskars and topped with a piece of washi tape that seemed to all coordinate together.
All attached and glued onto baby blue cs top fold base.
A bit of sequins here and there and voila.





Here is the sketch for the week.













Have fun playing along with us ... looking forward to see what you come up with.

Have a great day ... and thanks for stopping by.

Dawn

Monday, July 31, 2017

Clean up

So ..... I am in the process of attacking the challenge to clean up the craft room.  It hasn't been touched since the renovation and quite frankly .... there's stuff in here that I have absolutely no idea how it got in here.  Everything has just been piled on and piled on.  There's even a plant stand in here and a brand new empty pot waiting for a house plant ... how ... I have no idea.
I started with organizing the piles and just moving piles from one pile to another ....
paper crafts ... knitting ... sewing ... jewelry stuff ... It's over whelming.  There are bags of stuff that I bought that ... I have no idea what it was bought for.  I found clear stamps in with my scraps and dies that I bought that I never used.  So sad.
I thought I had one box of paper scraps ... I found 4 ... literally 4 boxes of scraps.

This... a combo of two containers


.

So .....................................








my goal for the next two weeks (maybe months) is to work on challenges without touching a new piece of paper ...
and so we begin ...........................

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thank youz

 
   So I made this card and totally forgot to post about it.  It was created using a sketch "Freshly Made Sketches"  that challenge has come and gone.  It happens LOL
For the card .... I started with grey cs and ran that through my cuttle with a circle swirled folder.  From black cs I ran that through my cricut and cut the shooting star from the 'Stand and Deliver' cartridge and then stamped the 'thanks' using a Hero Arts set and silver embossing powder.
On white cs I blended Cracked Pistachio and Festive Berries and placed that in the background of the shooting star cut.  I cut a piece of teal cs to frame the black and mounted that all together.  The tag sentiment was printed on white cs and hand cut.  The edges were inked with Festive Berries then mounted with dimensional squares.  I added a big hot pink acrylic dot as embellishfun.



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

City Crafter: Something with "S" - Shooting Star
Dies' R Us:  Sentiment as the Focus
Addicted to Stamps: Make your Mark - Blended Inks and Silver Embossing
Fantabulous Cricut: ATG (must use a cut) - Stand and Deliver (Shooting Star)
The House that Stamps Built:  ATG
Creative Knockouts: Tag time
Through the Purple Haze: ATG





Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wee little sailor ....







      

Hello from the design team  at the
Brown Sugar Challenge.
The theme this week is
 Use Layers
and our sponsor this week is



Such cute little guy.  I used colored pencils for the image.  I then layered up all of the frames ... I cut the black frame using my cricut and the Stand and Salute Cartridge for the Anchor Frame then mounting that on red and then the light blue.  Using faux stitching throughout with a white gel pen.  The large anchor I also cut from the same cartridge and then covered it in glossy accents to give it great look and then lifted it off of the card with dimensional squares.
I hope you'll play along with us this week.


I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may pretty please:
Simon Says: ATG
The House that Stamps Built:  ATG
Addicted to Stamps: Make Your Mark (colored pencils) 
City Crafters: "S" Sailor
Crafty Sentiments: ATG
Fantabulous Cricut: ATG (must have one cut) The anchors from Stand and Salute






Thanks for stopping by ...

Have a great day.
Dawn.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sending Smiles







 This card was created using a sketch challenge and a color challenge.  This sketch is from 'CAS this Sketch' and the color challenge is from 'Double D' (black and white and a splash of color.  The paper is from Recollections.  I have a large pad of just black and white papers.  I cut that to size of the black card base.  I cut the flag out of white cs and then the two diamonds.  The smaller one I used a small hole punch to mimic the sketch and then ran the faux stitching in a white gel pen.  The sentiment was stamped in white embossing powder using a Hampton Arts rubber stamp.  I attached that to a salmon pink diamond and then used dimensional squares to raise it from the base.  I found some pink squares in my stash that have been there forever and added them to the bottom in a diamond direction.





I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may



CAS this sketch









Double D Challenge; Black and white with a pop of color
Addicted to Stamps: ATG
Fab and Funky : Use Pattern Paper
CASology: Diamond
Creative Knockouts: Stitch it up


Thank you so very much for stopping by ... please feel free to leave a comment.
Have a fantastic day


Dawn

Saturday, July 22, 2017

blue snowman





My blue christmas snowmen.  I cut and colored the snowman from white cs.  The stamp and die is from Hero Arts. I used markers to color the snowman.
I cut the snow drifts with a curvy edge die.  The stamp 'let it snow' is from the same stamp set and the snow man.
I flicked white paint on the navy blue card stock top fold base and added white sequins about and on the buttons of the snowman.



Super fun.   As hot as it is ... I'm not looking forward to cold weather.






I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
4 Crafty Chicks =  Blue Christmas
Star Stampz =  Christmas in July
Cards 4 Gals =  Winter
Little Red Wagon =  Christmas in July
Deep Ocean =  Christmas in July
Outlawz =  Festive Friday Christmas


Thank you for stopping by ... please feel free to comment .. I would love to hear from you
Have a fantastic day

Monday, July 17, 2017

Laugh ....

   

This card is a for a sketch challenge at the Outlawz.
Using a little banner stamp, I stamped multiple flags in Peeled Paint, Broken China and Wilted Violet then fussy cut them all.
From black cs I cut the oval with a die then ran stitching around the outer edge with a pink glitter gel pen and then ran the whole piece through my cuttlebug with a swiss dot folder (that folder has been getting a lot of play this week)
On white cs, I stamped the sentiment in white embossing powder and let dry.  I then dragged it through Wilted Violet and Broken China Oxide Inks and then wiped off the color from the white embossed areas.
I glued down the twine and then added the little flags with dimensional squares to lift them up and over the twine.
I added the blue double loop ribbon to the bottom with various paper flowers to match everything going on.




I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Crafty Calendar:  Anything Goes
Glitter and Sparkle: Anything Goes
Dragon Fly Dreams: Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: Use Flowers


The sketch for the challenge is:
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-july-12-2017














Thank you for stopping by my place ...
Have an amazing day !!!



Dawn

Butterflies




    This card was created using a sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.
I smooshed both Distressed Inks and Oxide Inks onto white CS.  So many colors: I believe there's Orange Marmalade, Broken China, Wilted Violet and Peeled Paint in there in one form or the other.  I then stamped the butterfly from Inkadinkadoo with Wilted Violet Oxide on top of the smoosh and then dropped Iridescent Stickles in various spots of her body and wings.
Mounted that on to teal cs and ran faux stitching with a gold gel pen.  I cut the tag to fulfill the sketch and stamped the sentiment "Heartful Thanks" ... also from Inkadinkado ... in silver embossing powder and tucked that under the main piece.
All of this .... mounted onto blue cs.
Voila !



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






Freshly Made Sketches




Through the Purple Haze:  Anything with wings.
Little Red Wagon: Thank You
Jo's Scrap Shack: Anything Goes.



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



Dawn

Sunday, July 9, 2017

RWB Tree







   I worked a sketch challenge for this challenge from CAS this Sketch.  The blocks for the sketch are cut from two shades of red that were left over from my butterfly.
The tree is cut from navy blue cs and a die by Penny Black ... so much detail and always a clean cut.  I used a white gel pen for the heart.
All of that adhered to white card stock where I smudged the edges with Chipped Sapphire distressed ink.
I anchored it onto a navy top fold cs base.







I would like to enter this card in the following challenges if I may:
 


 CAS this sketch:  sketch









Paper Sweeties: Red White Blue
Curtain Call: Red White Blue
Shopping Our Stash: Flag Colors
Simon Says: Red White and Blue


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


Dawn

Mono Butterfly


   


         This card was created using a combo of challenges.
The first one would be Casual Friday's Tic Tac Toe ... going down the left side with butterflies, monochromatic and shaker.  The next challenge would be the Butterfly Challenge with 'K is for key and or the color vermilion'.  
So there you have it.
             I started with cutting the butterfly on my cricut using the Art Nouveau cartridge in a monotone of reds all stacked and secure. I had to cut a slightly larger solid in white to make it pop.
              I stamped the key with a stamp from Recollections in Fire Brick Red and then embossed with clear for the shine.
              To build the shake, I use left over red circles stacked and then added dimensional tape around the edges.  I backed the front with white dotted acetate and then filled the void with red and white sequins, stars and gems.
            A bit of faux stitching in white around the edges all on the vermilion top fold card base.   Fun Fun Fun !!!



I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
Casual Friday: Tic Tac Toe: Butterflie/Monochromatic/Shaker
The Butterfly Challenge: Key and Vermilion
Seize the Birthday: Red and White and you
4 Crafty Chicks: Stamp no digi
Deep Ocean: lots of  Layers
Make My Monday: Summer Brights
Addicted to Stamps: Clean and simple.

Thank you so very much for stopping by and taking a peek .....
Have a great day !!



Dawn

A day at the beach ....

 



  This card is for the summer using those beachy blues.    I started with the sentiment on white cs and stamped the bars of colors using distressed inks in Blue Print Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Broken China.  I then flicked Chipped Sapphire and white randomly on top of it all.
I ran pale blue cs through my CuttleBug with a  rectangle die and then again with a random block embossing folder.
The paper on the edge is from Recollections.  I adhered everything on to lite blue top fold cs base and added sequins to the top corner.








I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Fusion : Using both the sketch and the photo inspiration.
Dies R Us - Layers
Star Stamps - Summer celebration
Deep Ocean - Layers
Simon Says - Summer
Creative Knockouts - Summer fun
Card Mania - Summer Fun
Happy Little Stampers - Watercolor ATG with a twist of blue


Thanks for stopping by

Dawn

Space Hello






            This was a fun card ... I used the sketch by Catch the Bug Challenge blog.  The image is by Bugaboo as well.
I used markers to color the image and used glossy accents on the helmet to give it some texture and a realistic look
            I stamped random stars with white embossing powder and the one side of the card.  Using red cs, I used a MS edge punch and ran faux stitching with a white gel pen along the other edge.  I adhered this all onto the same color top fold cs base and added dots in the corner topped with glossy accents.









I would like to add this card into the following challenges if I may please,
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog - Sketch
The Male Room - Texture
Simon Says - Red, White and Blue
Seize the Birthday - Red and White and you
Little Red Wagon - Wet and Wild (the glossy accents on the helmet looks wet)
Shopping Our Stash - Red White and Blue
My Favorite things - Red, White and Blue.
Mod Squad: Mark it/Stamp it.  Color your stamp with a marker.


Thanks for stopping by ....
have a great day


Dawn

Friday, July 7, 2017

Smiles .....


         


    This is my design team project for BROWN SUGAR CHALLENGE and this week it's Anything Goes ... and I think you should check out the fun ... seriously ... go check it out!



         For this project I used a great paper pad by DCWV called Violet Leaf that my daughter gave me ... I just love all the gilded gold and color combos in it.  I really do.   The entire background piece is from that pad.  Also, the tag with the sentiment comes from that pad.  I just used an Inkadinkado Stamp for the sentiment in StazOn black and clear embossing powder for shine.

          The stamp is from Bugaloo Stamps which I used colored pencils.  I gave her sunglasses and coated the lens with Glossy Accents.  I used Stickles on her collar for a bit of bling there too - then I popped a flower on top of the flower.
I adhered the tag with dimensional squares to give it a bit of lift and popped a color coordinated flower on as well ... added the graphic and the acrylic dots all on a teal green top fold base.

Isn't she cute???

I took another picture on a tilt so you can see all shiny stuff and that gilded gold.  I really love that pad.

Thanks for popping by .... I hope you head to Brown Sugar to take a look at this week's challenge.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges if I may .....
Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine ATG
Through the Purple Haze -  Spots and Stripes
QKR Stampede - ATG
Crafting By Design -  ATG
Craft Rocket Challenge - ATG


Have a great week.

Dawn

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

boy shower




    Seems to be baby season on multiple levels ...

This is my design team card for Try Stamping (on not) on Tuesday and the theme is simple and neat.

For this card I started with white cs and stamped the shower using a Hampton Arts baby set and using Tim Holtz Oxide Ink in Broken China and used clear embossing powder over it to shine it up.
        I added a side panel paper of baby steps blue on blue from Mambi.  The bottom panel from Kaisercraft papers.  The little onesie was cut from white cs using the Cricut Sampler cartridge.  I hand hand edged the faux stitching with a blue marker and then ran it through my Cuttlebug using a swiss dot folder.  I adhered them all together adding the lace edging to divide and used dimensional squares on the  onesie to give it height all on a baby blue cs side fold base.



I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Double D = Pastels
Fan n Funky =  Little Boys
One Crazy Stamper = ATG
Just Us Girls = Celebrate


Thanks for stopping by ....
Have a great day.

Dawn


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Under the weather






      

Hello from the design team  at the
Brown Sugar Challenge.
The theme this week is
  Anything Goes
and our sponsor this week is



This image really made me laugh.  There so much you can do with it.  I used colored pencils on white cs.  I added that to blue background cs and I wrapped blue and white washi tape on the top and bottom.  All attached to a white cs top fold base with added buttons in the corner.

I hope you have fun playing along.


I would like to add this card to the following challenges
Crafty Sentiments - ATG
Dragonfly Dreams - ATG
Get Creative- CAS
Bugaboo Catch the Bug Challenge:  ATG






Thanks for stopping by ...

Have a great day.
Dawn.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Be Happy ...


This is my design team card for Try Stamping (or Not) on Tuesday.  The theme is summer splendor and the sketch is down below.

                  I started with a small piece of card stock and smudged Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Wilted Violet and Peeled Paint.  Once that was dry I stamped the sentiment with black StazOn.   Cut that down to match the sketch. 

                 Using pink, purple and teal card stock I formed the sketch.  I ran the pink flag through the cuttlebug with a swiss dot folder.
                       I cut a piece of designer paper from Recollections in orange and white for the background and adhered the entire piece with dimensional tape onto a darker pink cs top fold base.
                   A few violet sequins bling here and there to give it a bit of shine.

BaDaBing.

Here is the sketch for the week.











Good golly it's good to be back having fun.
Thanks for peeking ...
Have a great week !!


Dawn

Monday, June 5, 2017

Thinking

     



             A very simple CAS card.  I love this technique ... I masked off the bottom sections and  I used a fiskers stamp ( Petals from Scratch) and repeated it all around.   I used a white crayon to color in the petals.  I then smudged peeled paint, broken china and marmalade onto the stamped area.  Rub over the crayon to remove any color that may have covered the petals.  I used a Hampton Arts rubber stamp with gold embossing powder and then I used a gold mylar edge sticker to divide the color with the cream.







I would love to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
CAS on Sunday = Repetitive Stamping.
Watercooler Wednesday - ATG
QKR Stampede Challenge - ATG
Simon Says - ATG
Outlawz - CAS Sunday.

Thank you again for stopping by.
Wishing you all a wonderful day !!!!


Dawn

Adventures

   





 This card was a bit of an adventure .... I started with Kraft CS.  I cut the printed velum to go over the kraft.  Using the rustic printed paper, I cut that using a curved stitched die for the side panel.  I love the hinges that I used for this card- another die and I covered them in glossy accents.   The stamp is from Fiskars and I used Black StazOn right on the velum.


All of this adhered onto a cream top fold CS base.







I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may.
Addicted to Stamps = Clean and Simple
CASual Friday = use printed paper.  (side panel and velum)
Just Us Girls = Die Cuts
Sweet Stampin' = Masculine
Simon Says Monday = Masculine


Thanks for stopping by ... feel free to comment.
Have a great day


Dawn


Pawsome

   





      I was working with a sketch for this card ... the sketch is from  the House that Stamps Built.
Using bone cs I stamped the puppy and used color pencils.  I cut the ovals with stacking dies.  The printed paper is from Recollections.  The stamp set is from Simon Says Stamps.  The brads are actually from an ordinary hole punch where I punched a bunch/stacked them/ glue them and then used Glossy Accents on top to dome them and give them shine.







Here is the sketch ...










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

The House that Stamps Built - Sketch
Through the Purple Haze = Animals
Shopping Our Stash = Your sweet
Simon Says Wednesday = ATG




Thank you so very much for peeking.  I feels so good to be back at it again.
Have a great day !!


Dawn

Friday, June 2, 2017

Congrats






      

Hello from the design team  at the
Brown Sugar Challenge.
The theme this week is
  Celebrations 
and our sponsor this week is
love love love her graphics
love her new website


I love this image ... she is just so adorable.  The colors represent the school colors that this will be used for.   I used colored pencils and blended using Vaseline.  I also used silver glitter stickles to outline the graduation garb and the stars.  The frame was hand cut and then I ran it through my cuttlebug with a polka dot folder.
So sweet and so much fun

I hope you have fun playing along.






Thanks for stopping by ...

Have a great day.
Dawn.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Blending

When you're at work coloring images to catch up on some work with your work pencils ... Crayola Pencils ... because you don't want to leave your good pencils at work .... and you're using Vaseline to blend .... because it's easy to keep at work with absolutely no odors of any kind.  Your working away happy as a clam, almost finished ... changing pencils and all of a sudden you dip your pencil into the goooo and begin with circles and oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo 
what is dis magic ????????? It's fluid and beautiful !!!!!!  
You roll your pencil around and see Prismacolor.    
Ya think ... DAMN, what a difference a pencil makes.
How did you get in this container?  You need to come home with me tonight and get with the rest of your friends. 


Back to piece ......... 
Digging into my bag for some stickles ...... there's a need for a bit of bling (always) ....   

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Whoot whoot


WHOOT WHOOT !!! 

We busted buttttt and worked all weekend ... and I'm back in my room !!



I can finally unwrap the packaging of my Mom's Day goodies ....
  yeeeeee haaaa
new inks ... new stamps ... new cartridges


Time to get cracking and catch up