Tuesday, October 14, 2014

O is for October's. . . .

golden hues.  The landscape around here is full of bright gold colors in the fields, on the ground and on the trees, mixed with all the other autumn hues. 


This card was made for the October CCC and sent to Barbara in Florida.  It features a Tim Holtz Sizzix leaf die colored with Tsukineko's Delicata gold ink pad.  The background panel was made using a mix of distress inks and outlined with a Pilot gold pen.  Some gold sequins with tiny clear gems for embellishments.

I am entering this in the Simon Says Monday challenge and Virginia's View clean and simple challenge.


Thanks for your visit!

Monday, October 13, 2014

a fall scene. . . .

created with a Stampendous stamp for my son's birthday next week. 


The photo does not show the true colors of the distress inks used.  It is much prettier IRL. (the sun is not bright red, it is a pretty orange and the green along the bottom is not as washed out as it looks in this photo).   I die cut the image with the Mama Elephant femme frames and layered to some orange cardstock.

Enjoy your day!

Friday, October 3, 2014

clean and simple. . . .

for Virginia's View challenge #8. 


Another dandelion card:


Made from a leftover panel that I was experimenting with for another card.  I like this one better than the first card I made.  :)   White embossed images with distress inks applied over them.  The dandelion was stamped behind the panel on the card base.  Words are from Tim Holtz.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

a color challenge. . . .

for the September challenge at Mixed Media Monthly:



Here is my card:


A watercolor background, die cut leaves and distress inks.  The leaves and the edges of the background were overstamped with a Magenta crackle stamp.  The sentiment is a combination of a Stamplorations stamp and part of an Impression Obsession stamp.  Platinum stickles and orange dots were added.

One last entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge. 

Enjoy your day!

Monday, September 29, 2014

stamps and markers. . . .

and a few other things went into the making of this card:


The monthly challenge at Stamplorations is to use stamps and markers.  Stamplorations also has an anything goes challenge if you use Stamplorations stamps.  I think the daisy is the star of this card and since I also used a Stamplorations sentiment, I hope it qualifies.  :) 

Anyway, for the background, I stamped the leafy vine from B-line Designs with gesso on a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper.  After it was dry, I sprayed the panel with Dylusions sprays and let that dry.  Then I added distress inks through a Heidi Swapp stencil and also around the edges of the panel. 

The Stamplorations daisy was colored with Tombow markers and then I added some white dots with a Sakura white Gelly roll pen. The center was colored with  the Delicata gold ink using the tip of my finger and I added some black dots with a Sharpie pen.   I colored white cardstock with distress ink and cut my own stem and leaves for the daisy.  The sentiment is from Stamplorations.  Finally, some black bubble dots were added and the piece was mounted on some black cardstock and then a rust card base.

This is yet another offering for the Simon Says Stamp anything goes challenge.

Thanks for your visit!I   

Saturday, September 27, 2014

September CCC. . . .

My card for the September card chain challenge hosted by Deborah Nolan was sent to Becca Cruger in Michigan:


I sponged distress ink through a Heidi Swapp polka dot stencil for an all over design on the card base.  The sentiment is Hero Arts.  The Memory Box tree die cut was placed over a distress ink background that I also sponged some polka dots over.  Gold sequins were added to the tree.

This card will also go to the Simon Says Stamp anything goes challenge. 

Visit Deborah's blog to find out more about this monthly card exchange.  You will love it!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

anything goes. . . .

as long as you use Stamplorations stamps for a new challenge here:l



I have several stamps from Stamplorations now and decided to play with some of them.  Here is the first card I am entering in the challenge:


The California poppies stamp is so pretty and I colored it with Prismacolor pencils.  After die cutting it, I mounted it on a scalloped circle and then to a distress ink background created by smooshing the cardstock through several distress inks.  This panel was die cut with the Mama Elephant Femme Frames die.  I stamped the poppies twice on my card base and then assembled the layers.  Some vintage sequins and a Memory Box butterfly were used for embellishments.

Also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp anything goes challenge.  And, the Seize the Birthday with no toppings challenge.

Hope your weekend is a good one.