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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

sketch challenge #20. . . .

at Stamplorations:


Here is my card:


I white embossed a Hero Arts stamp four times on white cardstock and then added distress inks.  Cut the images apart in various sizes and distressed the edges.  The Joy stamp is from Printworks.    Some vintage copper sequins were sprinkled about. 

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

Sorry I've been MIA in action; a few unexpected events in my life have once again taken priority.  Hopefully I can get a few more cards made for challenges with deadlines coming up!  

Monday, September 15, 2014

create your own background. . . .

is the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp this week.




This is a birthday card I made for one of my grandsons.  The background was created with two Hero Arts wood mounted stamp sets that I have had for years.  I used Brilliance inks because it is much easier to get a solid stamped image with these pigment inks.  Since my son's family got a puppy last year (I guess he's not a puppy anymore), I used this cute stamp from Simon Says that I won from Tiffany Erwin for Ethan's card.  The puppy was colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I added a party hat and some sparkly gems to lend  a festive touch.  The sentiment is from Wplus9. 

I am also entering this card in THIS challenge, since the puppy stamp has never before been used:



And, I'm also sending it over to the challenge at Seize the Birthday:



Thanks for your visit and I do appreciate all of your sweet comments!!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

a patterned paper heart. . . .

for my last entry to Virginia's View challenge:



The paper is from the Basic Gray Konnichiwa 6 x 6 paper pad.  The die is from Spellbinders; I think this particular one may have been discontinued.  It is hard to see, but I edged the entire heart with a Pilot metallic gold pen.  The sentiment is from Magenta and was stamped with Delicata gold ink.  The gold sequins are from Neat and Tangled pixie dust mix.

There's still time to enter the Virginia's View challenge.  Check out the blog for all the details.


Thanks for visiting.