Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sending Prayers

Experimented this afternoon with some watercoloring and making scribble die cuts look like flowers, a bit loose on my interpretation of Marika's card . Her coloring technique is stunning and is featured on the latest Time Out challenge - Case With Your Own Twist. 

After brushing some wet ink on water color card stock, I scored the panel to imitate her vertical line and die cut flowers using an old pattern paper.

Linking this to Time Out Challenge #48-case-with-your-own-twist

Card Recipe:
Ink: Distress shaded lilac & squeezed lemonade, Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps/Dies: PTI Circle Scribbles, Beautiful Butterflies-sentiment, SSS stitched rectangles
Platinum Stickles for floral centers

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

LOVE Always

Valentines cards have been flying off my craft desk the past two days as we will be away the first two weeks of February. I 'm a volunteer librarian at a church school and made 40 cards for the students using PTI's Be Mine. (they should love all the puns) 18 of the cards were actually from a bag of pink floral purchased tags with ribbons and intended for bookmarks which made for fast "cards." Then made three more for my three grandsons. Last but not the least I made one for my honey.

Card recipe:
Sizzix heart dies
Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words: Love
Ink: Momento London Fog & Tuxedo Black
Misc.: SSS woodgrain card stock, My Mind's Eye Filled with Love 6x6 paper pad, sequins, clear Wink of Stella, dimensional tape for woodgrain panel

Linking this card up to several challenges after seeing Joyce's card
Addicted to CAS #80 Red
Simon Says Monday Challenge Love is in the Air
CASology Adore

Monday, January 25, 2016

Zappy Birthday

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge

It's the 25th of the month and time for the PTI Blog Hop.

We're were challenged to go modern, graphic or whatever with this photo.

I thought of surf boards and the beach maybe because of going to HI next week!
Instead I made a birthday card for a dynamite male friend of ours~

Card Recipe:
Inks: Distress Ink ripe persimmon & tumbled glass, Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: PTI Watercolor Wonder & Zappy Birthday
Misc.: black washi tape (around edges of card)

Check out the other fabulous entries at Nichole's capture the moment blog

Sunday, January 24, 2016

With love


Kept seeing so many cute cards around the blogosphere casing this design from Tracey McNeely. I made several versions of the design with a boo boo on at least three to mar the finished card. The green rectangle was die cut from eye-popping neon green card stock which was toned down by swiping picket fence Ranger Distress Stain over the entire surface before it was glued to the card. The stamped square was popped up with a square of fun foam. Kinda like how the flowers ended up looking like hearts, though not your usual Valentine colors.

I was inspired by Tracey's colors, the stitched frames and the curve of the floral design. 

Linking this to  Muse Card Challenge #149

Card recipe:
Ink: Hero Arts Medium Shadow Butter Bar, Lime Green, Orange, and Pale Tomato
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Oopsie Daisy! and Swoosh
Die: SSS stitched rectangles

Thursday, January 14, 2016

HAPPY birthday

After making this birthday card yesterday with Papertrey Ink's Modern Cross Quilt cover plate die, I looked at the pieces removed from the die and told myself not to throw them away. Today I made a stencil from the Modern Cross cover plate, glued all the colorful smooshed pieces onto a PTI soft stone pattern paper panel, added two PTI word die cuts and a seam binding bow to complete it.

I've entered this in the January Time Out Challenge where the focus is birthday cards and an optional twist of adding sponging. The design team shared many beauties to inspire and you can look at all the entries by clicking here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Birthday Wishes

Happy New Year!

Crafting resolutions for 2016:  to post more often and join a variety of challenges. 
At least the number of my 2015 posts more than doubled the previous year. Unlike many of the bloggers that I follow, my blog was created mainly for online classes and challenge entries. I enjoy the interactions we make on blog hops.

I'm busy making birthday and get well cards after months of Christmas cards. Today's card combined watercolor smooshing, stamping and embossing on vellum.  

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Papertrey Ink Swoosh
Die: PTI Modern Cross Quilt cover plate
Inks: Ranger Distress mowed lawn & peacock feathers, Momento New Sprout,      Versa Mark
Extras: silver embossing powder, PTI striped vellum, watercolor paper, silver card stock

Colors were inspired by the colour Q #324 challenge

Also entering this in the Just Us Girls Trend Week #325 Metallic