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


Take Good Care .....

       This card started with a stamp from Bugaboo Stamps.  I thought it was on card stock but was on white paper so I used colored pencils.   The front panel was white card stock that I blended Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick.
The sentiment, Hampton Arts, was printed in the corner with Fired Brick and clear embossing powder.
This was all mounted on cherry red card stock top fold with a couple of large enamel dots to finish off the sketch.

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

Addicted to Stamps: Clean and Simple
Craft Rocket Challenge: ATG

Fusion: Sketch only

CAS this Sketch

Thank you so very much for looking.
Have a fantastic day


Thinking of you

           This was a challenge of the color fern.  I knew I had a piece somewhere in my room but couldn't find it.  After much digging, I found and old 12x12 pad that I had forever that had the color.  The only name on the front of the pad was Cartulina Texturizada.  It's a pad of solid colors and texture on one side and smooth on the other.   It's also white core and probably why it was on the bottom of the drawer.
             On a small piece of white card stock I secured a stencil and blended so many inks .... Forest Moss, Pine Needles, Evergreen Bough, Crushed Olive and Old Paper.
            From the fern card stock, I used a Penny Black fancy edge die (and had to ink the edge because of the white core) in the small loops, I used a Q tip.  Probably not the best choice of stock to use with a die but I needed that color.  LOL.
             The butterflies were punched out of a scrap piece of designer paper to pull the mint and chocolate into the mix.
            The tag was cut cut from a chocolate piece of card stock from the same pad.  I was going to mount it on the chocolate but didn't like the look.  I again had to edge the piece because of the white core.
           The sentiment (a stamp from Hampton Arts) was stamped in embossing ink and gold powder.
All of this was mounted on cream card stock with a top fold.  Added blink was a big white enamel dot.

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

Fab 'n Funky: Bingo: Gem/Die Cut/Stitching
Butterfly Challenge:#72 The color Fern and paper piercing.
Color Throwdown:

Stamp, Play, Create #32 Color Challenge

Color My Heart #231 Color Challenge


Thank you for stopping by ....
Enjoy the rest of your day


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Enamel dots. Obsessed

 I was floating around YouTube when the gears of my cuttlebug fell out last weekend.
 I found an amazing post on how to fix it (see like in post below) but in the process of searching I stumbled upon a video about pony beads.
She was melting them to make enamel dots. I thought damn -- I have bags and bags and bags of pony beads from scouts - glitter ones- frosted ones- holiday- tons.  So I thought this morning I would give it a try.  I lined my baking sheet with foil just in case and then cut some parchment paper.
I melted 2 full trays in under 30 minutes and they just slid off the paper too.  400 degrees for 10 minutes and I'm obsessed.

give it a try .... I did ... and wow ... I have a a zip lock full of enamel dots.
Can't wait to try PERLER beads next ... yea buddy.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Day of Love


       I think this will be my last Valentine Day's Card for the season ... There have been plenty this year that's for sure .... it was so much fun making them.
        I started with a piece of designer paper from American Craft that I ran through my Cricut cutting the XOXOXOXOXOXO using an oldie but my absolute fav ... Plantin Schoolbook.
        Then with a small piece of white scrap, I smudged reds ... Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick.
I cut two hearts from the same die from Spellbinders .. one in a darker red cs and the smudged to back it.
         I mounted this a a piece of black cs and added the satin ribbon and bow ... all of which went on the same red card stock as the heart with rounded corners.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may ....
CASology = Romance
Deep Ocean = Hearts
Die Cuttin' Divas = Valentine Colors
Little Scrap Pieces = Valentine's Day
Fantabulous Cricut = Valentine
Stamping Royalty = Dies
Cupcake Inspirations = Colors

Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Happy Day of Love Everyone ...