Monday, September 1, 2014

ccc for August. . . .

Here is the card I sent to Robyn in Australia for the August card chain challenge hosted by Deborah Nolan.

The die is a new one from Memory Box that my son bought for me while we were visiting Estes Park in Colorado.  There is a fabulous stamp store there; sure would be fun to live close to it!  I used distress inks to create the background and glued the die to it.  Added a tiny MB butterfly and then some gold stickles to the centers.  The embossing folder is from Darice.  Since I was mailing this to Australia, I kept the card fairly flat to avoid excessive postage.

My last entry to SSS's challenge of anything goes week!  BTW, Simon Says is hosting their fifth Stamptember event and I am excited to see what they have up their sleeve(s) for us. 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

a tag. . . .

for this month's Mixed Media Mojo challenge:

Here is my tag:

Lots of stuff going on here:   I smooshed (don't think that is a word) distress inks onto a craft sheet, spritzed, and then pressed the tag into it.  Then I sprayed it with heirloom gold spray from Ranger.

I tinted modeling paste with a distress ink reinker and applied it through a Tim Holtz stencil randomly.  Wrapped some of Tim's paper tape around the upper right corner. 

The Hero Arts sentiment was stamped with Versafine onyx black ink and a  Stamplorations celebrate artsy stamp was stamped three times on the tag with the same ink.

Tim's tattered flower dies were cut from a coffee filter and colored with distress ink, edged with silver glitter and a pearl  was placed in the middle.  The dragonfly is a purchased chipboard piece. Vintage seam binding was colored with distress inks and tied through the top of the tag. 

I had fun making this tag.  I now have quite a few tags that have been smooshed (LOL) and are ready for future use!

And, yes, this will go over to Simon Says for one more chance in their anything goes challenge.

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

Friday, August 29, 2014

the deadline. . . . .

for entering the sketch challenge at Stamplorations is today. 

Again, I am hoping to beat the clock and get my card sent in before the challenge ends. 


The Hero Arts flowers were colored by dabbing distress ink pads onto the stamp itself and then spritzing water on the stamp.  The tiny dots are a Magenta stamp and were stamped with black ink.  The sentiment is from Stamplorations.  I added some rick rack and gems and a touch of wink of Stella over the flowers.  A Martha Stewart border punch was used on the patterned paper.

Once again, I will also send this to Simon's Wednesday Challenge where anything goes.

Have a great day!

running late. . . .

again!  The Magenta challenge for August closes today!! 

Here is my card:

The challenge was to use your favorite Magenta stamp.  I cannot choose a favorite; all of my Magenta stamps have been well loved over the years.  This butterfly and the flowers are classics and have stood the test of time for me.  I white embossed the butterfly and colored the wings with Delicata Gold ink by using a waterbrush.  I dabbed the brush directly onto the pad and then colored the open areas.  The flowers were stamped with Brilliance Victorian violet ink and colored the same way as the butterfly, using Brilliance pearlescent purple ink.  I masked the flowers and stamped the leaves with Brilliance pearlescent ivy ink.  The metallic dots are from Studio 112.  The panel was edged with a Pilot gold pen and popped up on a green card.

Can't hurt to enter this into the Simon Says anything goes challenge.  :)

Thanks for visiting!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Just Us Girls. . . .

has a photo challenge this week:

Here is my card:

I used one of my new Hero Arts stamp sets and the Winnie & Walter hello for this simple card.  Some gems and splatters were added and I brushed wink of Stella over the daisy petals.  Looks much more shimmery IRL.  :)

Also sending this over to Simon Says Stamp for their "anything goes" challenge.

Have a great day!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

summer. . . .

isn't really "over" until September 23rd.  But, we tend to think that it is over when the Labor Day weekend arrives.  I finally got a card made for The Mixed Media Card Challenge which is a monthly challenge hosted by Shery Russ, creator of Stamplorations.  Her challenge this month is to create a summer card.

Here is my card:

The background is acrylic paint that was brayered on cardstock as I cleaned it off while making Gelli prints.  I tinted some Liquitex modeling paste with peeled paint Distress Ink and applied it through the stencil.  Then I covered it with Martha Stewart glitter.  The sentiment is from Hampton Art and was white embossed.  The dragonfly is from Impression Obsession and was white embossed on vellum, cut out and popped up over the fern stencil.  Shery has a fun stamp set called Celebrate Artsy with various shapes in it.  I used one of them to add a bit of interest to the corners, which seemed bare to me.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, August 22, 2014

animals. . . .

is the theme for this week's Less is More challenge. 

My supply of ANY animal is severely limited.  I tend to buy flowers, butterflies, swirls, leaves, etc.  Here is the card I managed to get made today in hopes of getting it submitted before the deadline:

I remembered that I had this Memory Box cat die, so I cut him out and sponged on some distress ink to give him a bit of color.  The balloon dies from Paper Smooches just arrived at my house this week (love them!) so I decided to make another birthday card to add to my stash.  I cut the balloons from vellum and colored them from the back with Memento markers.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  The Spellbinders Wonky Rectangle die is one of my favorite shapes for making a card.

Also sending this over to Pretty Pink Posh for the blog hop that is in progress this weekend.

Hope your weekend is a good one.