Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Twofer Challenge - Butterflies

I really need to get to these challenges a little sooner, I feel like I am hitting them just under the wire. The challenge at the Twofer Card Challenge blog this month is butterflies.  You have to use one stamp in two different ways and for different themed cards.  I would say probably 90% of my cards are Birthday but my great niece is also graduating from High School, so the blue one will go to her and the other one to my girlfriend for her birthday.



My first is a birthday card, I started off thinking I was going to make a wreath with my butterflies but I don't know that it actually turned out that way, but it frames the sentiment :)


Verve Stamps - Butterfly grace (butterfly)
Inkadinkado - Nature stamp set (flowers)
Stampendous - Leaf stamp
EK Success - Corner punch
Raspberry Road designs - Love lives here paper
Paper Smooches - Happy Birthday sentiment stamp
Martha Stewart - Leaf punch
Store bought flower
Lace
Nuvo - Autumn Red
Stickles - Fruit punch


This time I Stamped in blue and colored in the butterflies with yellow, adding some wink of stella clear pen to them.  Cut the leaf stem twice and layered.The sentiment has been popped up with foam tape.

Verve stamps - butterfly grace, colored w/markers and Wink of stella clear pen
Spellbinders - A2 matting basics A die
Memory Box - Fresh Foliage die
My Favorite things - Label maker sentiment stamp

You have until May 24 th to do this challenge.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and let me know you have,

Connie

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Scribble flowers

Another lucky find at the Local stamp store sale, this stamp is mounted on wood. I was thinking of coloring directly on the stamp and then stamping but instead I went with water coloring after stamping using my Spectrum Aqua markers, by applying them to my acrylic stamp mount and then using a water brush to pick up the color, I ended with a little clear sparkle pen.


After it was dry I mounted it onto brown cardstock and the wrapped it all in twine and threaded it through my tag to attach it.  The added gems were a find at the stamp store in Missouri.

Stampendous - Flower Field stamp, colored w/Spectrum Aqua markers and Clear sparkle pen
Crate paper - DIY shop paper
Memory Box - Stitched Rectangle Layers die
Spellbinders - Back to Basics Tags die
American Crafts - Twine
Stamps of life - Minis 4 circles sentiment stamp set
Pawsitively Pawsome Designs - Diamond Dazzlers



Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in today and I wish you a fabulous week to come,

Connie

Friday, May 18, 2018

One of my peeps

When I saw this stamp at the yard sale at my local stamp store I just had to get it and for $3 I couldn't pass it up :)  I made a little mistake on the last chick, I think I was getting excited I was almost done coloring and I actually was liking how it was turning out and I grabbed the same color I had used on the hat of the previous chick on the body of the last, OH NO!! after seeing that chick had a drink in her hand I thought well maybe that will be funny, and my girlfriend got a kick out of it :)


I added clear sparkle to their glasses and to the drink in the last one. Border die to add a little interest to the border of the image and the button has one whole through the center so I threaded the ribbon through and tied a knot to keep it in place.

Stampingbella - One of my peeps, colored w/Spectrum markers
Spectrum clear sparkle pen on glasses
Lilybeedesign - head over heels paper
Poppystamps - Tailored stitches die
Offray ribbon
Flower button

We are getting a lot of rain today already, my lettuce is loving it :)

Is there anybody who is watching the Royal wedding tomorrrow, I have always been a big fan of the history of the Royal family.  I think I will be taping the early activities though.

Hope you all enjoy a great weekend! Thanks so much for taking time to stop by and say Hi,

Connie

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Butterfly collage

I did a little cheating here because the background paper has done most of the collage look for me.  I colored the butterfly from my coloring daily calendar, stamped my sentiment on a panel and then to go with the collage feel of the paper I added the sentiment with a piece of washi tape.  The details on this butterfly are so tiny I wondered how I was going to get into all those little spaces and then I looked over and saw my cup of sharpies that I use when I sign the inside of my cards and decided to go with those.  I bought my set at Walmart, so it goes to show you don't need fancy pens to create :)


Color for calm daily calendar - Butterfly image, colored w/ Ultra fine Sharpies
Sassafras- Mix and Mend paper
Whimsy Stamps - Simple sentiments stamp
Paper Studio - Washi tape

We are getting a break from some rain today, so it is time to tackle the front yard again, the grass has really taken and off and grows so fast. It will be another good exercise day :)

Hope you are doing well this week and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie

Monday, May 14, 2018

Country Angel

I am challenging myself to find ways to use the stamps I was given by Connie at least once a month, and here I used the angel and the star border :)


D.O.T.S. - country doll angel stamp, colored w/spectrum markers
Hero Arts - Star Patch border stamp, colored w/markers
Lily Bee Designs - Head over heels paper
Memory Box - Stitched Circle layers die
Spellbinders - Blossom die

Thanks so much for stopping by and wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

Connie