Thursday, July 31, 2014

kraft and red. . . .

is a pleasing color combo.  I decided to use these colors for the current Seize the Sketch challenge:


My card is a very "loose" interpretation of the sketch:


Recently, I had sorted through a lot of my embellies and came across these Prima flowers that I had won on Tim Holtz' blog a couple of years ago.  Then I found a patterned paper that I liked with them.  The twine is from Tim, too, and the sentiment is Hero Arts.  I added some platinum Stickles to the tips of the flowers, but it is difficult to see in the photo.  (my apologies for the poorly taken photo.)

Sending this over to SSS Wednesday challenge for their anything goes week.  There are so many entries for this particular challenge each month that it behooves a person to try to send in the five card maximum to stand any chance at all of winning.  But, isn't it fun??  Even if you don't win, you have more cards in your stash for future use. 

Have a great day!




Wednesday, July 30, 2014

hero arts stamps. . . .

again!  I am having fun playing with my new stamps from Hero Arts.  Here is a card I made for several challenges:


I used distress inks to ink the flower stamp and attempted to give it a bi-color look.  The sentiment was stamped in Versafine onyx black ink (my favorite black ink).  I found the vintage sequins in my stash after I had stamped the flower and the sequins actually look bi-color, too.  Love when that happens.  A strip of washi tape along the side emphasizes the black of the design.

Here are the challenges for which I made this card:

Less is More  - anything goes (happy birthday, Chrissie!)
Addicted to Stamps & More - anything goes
SSS Wednesday challenge - anything goes


Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MY JULY CCC. . . .

was sent to LaVon in Illinois:



I wanted to use some new to me Hero Arts stamps that I won on Jennifer McGuire' s blog.  The daisies were white embossed and then distress inks were added for the 
background.  I also flicked some water over it and added some shimmer spray which is not too visible in the photo.  The use of sequins still makes me happy!

If you are interested in sending a card to someone and then receiving one from another someone; go to Deborah Nolan's blog for all the details.  Such fun and a great way to meet new friends.

Sending this in to SSS Wednesday challenge for their emboss it theme. 

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, July 28, 2014

J is for. . . .

you guessed it - JOY!!  The Simon Says Monday challenge theme is really a fun one this week.  Here is my card:



I have a lot of Joy stamps and many sentiments including the word joy, too.  So, it was only natural for me to use one for this challenge.  The stencil is from Crafters Workshop and the stamps are from Impression Obsession.  Distress inks were used for the background.  The dew drops have been sitting on the shelf in a pretty little bottle for years, so I decided to use a few more of them.

Since I used gold embossing on this card, I am also sending it over to the SSS Wednesday challenge, which is to emboss it.

Still catching up from my trip to Colorado.  Glad to be home and hope to make more cards this week and visit your blogs as I find time. 

Have a great week.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

blog break. . . .

Just a quick note to say that I will be flying to Denver tomorrow morning and don't have a return date, as yet.  One of my grandsons has been accepted into the Air Force Academy which is just outside Colorado Springs.  He has to check in tomorrow. 

To make a long story short, my daughter drove him out over the weekend and I will  driving back with her.  She will be staying with her husband's relatives in the Springs and I will be at her brother's house in Parker, CO.  The distance between is about 30 minutes, so we can all do stuff together when we want.  It's her call as to when we leave for Ohio.  I predict we will be home within two weeks, but who knows??

My internet access will be limited, but I hope to be able to visit blogs here and there.  I am sad that I wasn't able to get a card made for Virginia's challenge this month!!  Hopefully I can join in the fun next month. 

See you soon!

Monday, July 7, 2014

summer of color week five. . . .

Kristin has chosen these colors for this week's challenge:


Quite patriotic for those of us who live in the United States.  And, since the second challenge at Mixed Media Mojo is patriotic, I am combining the two challenges with this card:



I colored Golden light molding paste with a Mediterranean Blue Brilliance refill to pull through a star stencil from Michaels.  While it was still wet, I sprinkled some Martha Stewart glitter flakes over the paste.  It barely shows in the photo but is pretty IRL.  The chipboard letters are from Tim Holtz and were colored with barn door distress ink and then brushed with the wink of Stella glitter pen.  This definitely does not show in the photo.  :(  I added some tiny stamped stars (Rubber Moon), a larger star (Hero Arts) and washi tape before adhering the panel to a red foil cardstock and then a white card.  

Have a great day!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

soc week four. . . .

is almost over and here I am with my offering just in time again. 


The colors Kristin picked for this week are pink and green with the option of a dark green.  I am also submitting my card to two other challenges, which are new start-ups:

"around the house" is the challenge at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge, and

"a touch of nature" is the challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge.




The background for my card was made using shaving cream and reinkers.  I love the marbled look you get with this technique.  I gold embossed the sentiment, which is from Hero Arts, and I also gold embossed the edges of the panel.  The butterfly is a clipart piece I have had for ages.  I applied Stickles glitter on the butterfly and added three sequins. 

I hope all of my USA friends are having a wonderful long weekend celebrating the birthday of our country!! 

Thanks for visiting.