Thursday, August 16, 2018

Today is your day

I have a few of these full panel cards but haven't used them much, This is the first time using this one.  I liked how this sentiment fit just right inside the panel.  This was my first time trying to stamp onto a piece of card stock that I had applied mega flakes.  I had it in my scraps bin and thought they would go pretty with the colors in the card.  I had a hard time getting any ink to stick to it, this final ones I used Versafine ink but then when I went to cut out the butterflies the ink smeared, I patted it a few times and that seem to take the access off.  I was afraid to emboss wondering what that would do with the megaflakes since they are applied with glue, but I am going to try that next time.


Let me know if you have tried stamping on a megaflakes background and what inks worked for you.


You can see a little more of the shine on the butterflies and the embossed details in the background die on the above picture.

Spellbinders - Tudor Rose Card front die
DCWV - Crafty stack paper
Megaflakes for the butterflies stamped over with butterfly stamp
Sentiment and butterfly stamps both from crafting magazine

Hope your week is going well so far, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and say Hi :)

Connie

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Roses

The next challenge I did in my group was tic tac toe, I went with using Washi tape, Die cut and Birthday theme, since that is what I mostly make is Birthday cards.

The paper and the round panel are all from the same paper pack.  Now I am not sure what kind of flower my die cut is suppose to be but we are saying they are roses :)  I went with a shimmer paper and after making them I realized they were a bit bright compared to my paper so I tried to tone them down a bit by adding some shading with walnut stain ink.  My washi tape is just above the sentiment.


The leaves are punched and I added the veins using my stylus and a foam mat.

DCWV - The primrose paper pack for round panel and background paper
Tim Holtz - Rose Washi tape
Technique Tuesday- Happy Birthday stamp sentiment
Elizabeth Craft design - Bunch of flowers 4 die, shaded with Walnut stain Oxide ink
Martha Stewart - leaf punch, added veins with stylus and mat
Nuvo - Glitter drops, Golden sunset

Although we are suppose to get a bit of rain this week I am so thankful for some cooler temps in the 80's.  Usually this time of year the grass is getting a bit crunchy and we don't have to mow as much but this year it is staying nice and green with all this rain. 

Have a great week, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and say HI,

Connie

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Color Challenge

My cardmaking group is doing a month of challenges to celebrate the anniversary of the start of the group.  Today's challenge was to use certain colors.
Dark blue, Turquoise, green, white and yellow.

Sadly I have been in need of many sympathy cards.  This was the first time I used this stencil and I used turquoise and yellow for the stenciling, green for the diecut, white for the jute, and dark blue for the sentiment.


Tim Holtz - Doily layering stencil and Wildflowers #2 die
Distress inks - Peacock feathers and scattered straw
Taylored Expressions - Care & Comfort  sentiment stamp
Jute

When I went to clean my stencil I remembered watching someone ink up a stencil, spray it with water and then turn over onto a piece of cardstock and stamp with it that way, so I gave it a try and really liked the results so I used it for another sympathy card, I think I may like it more than the first card.
This card measured 3 3/4 square.


Tim Holtz - Doily layering stencil and Wildflowers #2 die
Distress inks - peacock feathers and scattered straw
Spellbinders - Classic square die
Pebbles - rub on sentiment

Thanks for stopping by and hope you are enjoying a peaceful Sunday!!

Connie


Friday, August 10, 2018

Vintage/Nature

I can't really say what the theme of this card is but I like how it turned out, I never know what to do with these stamps that are partially there, other than on Mixed Media projects, and all though I love that style, I don't do it well, so I decided to balance it out with a die cut and stamped the wreath directly onto the paper and colored with my pencils.


Added a few punched butterflies from patterned paper and it was done. I forgot to take a close up of the wreath but I added a few dots with my Peony Spectrum sparkle pen.

Nola Blake Imports - Notes and wreath stamps, colored w/pencils
Memory Box - Distressed Baptisia Collage die
Papercraft Inspiration magazine - stamp sentiment
Martha Stewart - Butterfly punch
Enamel accents - white
Sparkle pen for dots around wreath with Peony

Continued prayers for those dealing with the flooding and fires.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and saying Hi :)
Have a Terrific weekend!

Connie

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Succulents

I am once again sharing another image from my Daily coloring calendar, I have been having so much fun coloring up these pretty images, even if I don't color it well, it is still nice and relaxing to me and it gives me a chance to continue learning my coloring with pencils.

These looked like succulents to me, so I googled them because in this image there seem to be many different kinds and I wanted to find out if they come in any other colors but green and they do, YAH!!



After coloring I glued it to a piece of card stock, cut it out so that I could give it some lift with my foam tape.

Coloring Calendar image - colored w/pencils
Lilybee designs - Head over heels paper
Ms. Sparkle & co. - Marble paper pad
Lawn Fawn - Fancy Scalloped Rectangle stackable die
Papercraft & Inspiration magazine  - Sentiment stamp and tag die

It is hot again here and I need to get to more yard work so I will let you go for now, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Connie