Friday, January 18, 2019

Pink & Grey with Sparkle

Today's card will be in two challenges. The first is the Flower Challenge blog.


The next is The Sisterhood of Crafters and their challenge is to use sparkle.


When I first saw this challenge I thought of this stamp that hadn't seen ink yet, it was just itching to be used :)  I colored with Spectrum noir markers.

For my sparkle I had this silver diamond paper that already had glitter on it, I also added stickles to the center of my flower and I am hoping you can see in this next picture that I added Spectrum Clear sparkle pen to the water in the vase.


I wouldn't normally color like this so I liked the challenge, the flowers really pop.

Penny Black - Rose Bowl stamp, colored w/markers
Memory Box - Stitched Rectangles Layers die
SRM stickers - Happy Birthday set
Stickles - yellow
Spectrum Sparkle pen clear on water in vase
Pink Sheer Ribbon


There are a few more days left in each challenge if you want to play along.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Sense of Wonder

My friend loves foxes and I have a few of them in my Cheerful Journey daily coloring calendar, so I chose this one because I loved the sentiment that was on it, I think we all need that no matter our age.
I colored it with pencils this time.  Although markers bleed real easy on these papers I just feel I color better with markers but the images are so tiny you almost have to go with pencils to get in the small areas. I had these 3 scraps left over from this paper pad and when I put them all together I thought it worked pretty well.


Cheerful Journey daily coloring calendar 2018, colored w/pencils
We R Memory keepers - Anthologie papers
Liquid Pearls - Chestnut

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today, Hope you are having a good one,

Connie

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Miss you

Here are the Miss you cards I made for the Military card drive.

I first started off with the paper, it just said sunflower to me so I made one to go with it. When you die cut the flower the center portion falls out, so I used that for my sentiment below, it fit perfect with the design in the paper.  The embossed image in the middle is part of the die set.  I inked the flower.



Spellbinder - Sunflower set 2
Stamps of Life - minis4circles stamp

The next two cards I used some watercolor background papers that have a design already on them, all you do is color them.  I added some images from my coloring calendars to them.
This first card I used Spectrum Aqua markers to do the water coloring.



Spectrum Noir - Simply Beautiful toppers, colored with Spectrum Aqua markers
Coloring for calm daily coloring calendar - image, colored w/markers
Die Versions - Miss you die cut 3 times and layered


This last one I colored the background using my Distress Oxides.

Spectrum noir = Easy toppers, colored w/Distress Oxides (Background)
Lang, Cheerful Journey daily coloring calendar image - colored w/markers
Pawsitively Pawesome designs - Mini stitched squares die
My Favorite things - Label maker sentiment

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

More Hearts

When I was getting ready to post this I realized that I am only going to be able to use one of these cards for the military cards because I forgot and used stickles and they asked us not to use any glitter, so that is a real bummer.

I have had these stickers for awhile and in real life they matched this paper perfectly but the camera doesn't see that, ugghh! They are a bit puffy so they have nice dimension on them, but not to thick for mailing.



Romance stickers from $ store
Spellbinders - classic hearts and Lace hearts dies


 I wasn't to impressed with the way the hearts stacked in this die set, they are a little off, so with this one I put the die that I used to cut out the white heart on the backside of the krafty script paper and traced around the outside of the die and hand cut it out to get the layer behind.  I tried stamping the leaves in two different colors but I think the one green may have been a little too light. The paper I used for the heart is textured so stamping on it wasn't all that easy.

GinaK - wreath builder stamp set (leaf and flower stamps)
Colorbok - Rub on sentiment
Stickles Burgundy

In this last card I just loved the gold script in this paper, so I carried that through using gold paper for my leaves die.


You can see how I used the next size up die heart in this one and they just don't frame as nice.

Spellbinders Classic heart dies
Impression Obsession - Layered floral dies set
Hero arts - All Occassion messages stamp sentiment
Stickles - gold flower centers

Working on Miss you cards I will share tomorrow,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Connie

Monday, January 14, 2019

Sending Love

One of the girls in the card making group has a son in the military and she provides cards for his unit whenever they are deployed, she asked if we would like to send cards too, and they are asking for Love and Miss you cards, I started with Love.

I have been seeing many from the group and on Pinterest using Washi tape so I went with that. First I cut my card stock to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, cut out the heart with my die, found a square die that was just a little bigger and cut it out and added my strips of Washi tape to the square and glued it behind my heart and taped my panels down to the card base.

The first one I cut the heart on an angle, wasn't sure how I liked that so the two remaining I went with straight cutting. I cut the sentiments on all of these cards 3 times to give them a little lift.




Spellbinders - classic heart die
Paper studio - Washi tape
Die versions - Sweet die



Tim Holtz - washi tape
Die versions - I love you die
Nuvo Crystal drops - carnation pink


Recollections- Fabric washi tape
Love from the die versions I love you die

I will share tomorrow what I did with the hearts that were cut out of these.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead,

Connie