Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Card Concept #65 Fresh & Bold

A card for The Card Concept 
I was inspired by the pink and orange on the all white bed for my CAS card.  Also, the swirly pattern on the pillows.

PTI's Garden Gild Cover plate sponged with CP's New Party Collection Inks.  They were great for sponging. 
PTI's Keep It Simple Praying for You. 

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Addicted to Stamps & More #225

It is so nice to have some new challenges besides Christmas and winter ones.  
When I saw ATSM I immediately thought of butterflies.  Love that when it happens.

I also got the rest of Catherine Pooler's party collection inks yesterday and could hardly wait to use them.  They are simply amazing.  One time stamping to get these bright images.  Love them.
And this was on Linen paper which is sometimes hard to get a good image the first time.  I used PTI's Butterfly Dreams one of their oldies and Swoosh sentiment.  The flowers are from CP's Amazing Floral.
Some PPP sequins and Perlen Pen for the middle of flowers and butterflies.  Yeah, less than an hour to come up with this and finish it without having to start over.  That is unheard of for me.

Here is the inspiration photo.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Darnell's NBUS #8 & Just Us Girls #376

I love when a technique I have been wanting to try turns up on a challenge.  I had just seen this technique on Nancy's Blog  and knew I wanted to try it.  I rarely use my color pencils or kraft paper so thought this was perfect. 

 Isn't her card beautiful?
And of course we all have never before used schtuff.

 Also entering this on JUGS which Nancy is a designer on.

MFT Sketched Blooms - never used stamp set colored with my Prism pencils.

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Make It Monday #272 with Melissa - Masked Heart Wreaths

It seems like it's been a long time since I have had a card for MIM 
Making a wreath by masking the heart.   

PTI's Stylized Autumn, With All My Heart & Bitty Bouquet in Limeade Ice, Royal Velvet, Amethyst Allure & Lavendar Moon

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Merry Monday # 231 Reindeer

This week Colleen wants us to use a reindeer on our card.  This took me quite awhile to finish this.  
I masked the images and then colored with Copics.  I then did the background with Copics and really wasn't that happy with it.  I added some embossing paste for the snowflakes.  Originally, I was going to sponge on the night sky but that didn't work either.  I wasn't about to redo the masking and coloring so this is it.  Why do they not turn out the way you have them pictured in your head?

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Neat & Tangled Santa's Ride colored with Copics & clear Wink of Stella

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

AAA Cards #81 & CAS Mix Up - January

A card for AAA Cards 

Stamping, Embossing Folder, Die Cut, Sponging & Alcohol Inks 

PTI's Stacked Sentiments in Tropical Teal, Sponged Aqua Mist on MFT Stitched Scallop
Darice Diagonal Stripe, Butterfly Dream cut out of Alcohol Ink background
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Monday, January 9, 2017

The Card Concept #64 - Pretty Things

Was struggling about what Challenge to do, everything was still wintery scenes and I wanted to do something different so  I went with a card for The Card Concept
Yeah, flowers and pretty things.
The strip is actually gold and white.  It almost looks black in the photo.


PTI's Peonies on Parade Watercolor Images water colored with Melon Berry, Hibiscus Burst, New Leaf, Green Parakeet & Spring Rain.

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CAS Watercolour January & Less Is More #310

This card has gone through quite a few changes today to finally come up worth posting.

This is for CAS Watercolour

Less Is More Colour

"Ombre means shading or shadow.
The is applied primarily to describe the gradual blending of one colour hue
 to another; usually moving tints and shades from light to dark"

PTI's Snowflakes, Fab Flakes & Christmas Cheer embossed in white then water colored with my Ziggs.
Scalloped circle given to me by Colleen for Christmas
PTI's Dew Drops

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Merry Monday #230 Word Noel or Scandinavian Theme

So Marcia has quite a challenge this week (at least for me).  I had to look on Pinterest for some examples and this is what I came up with.  Had to look though several stamp sets to find little stamps that looked a little Scandinavian.  


PTI's Background Basics Evergreen & Embellished Elegance, MFT Inspired by Christmas, Neat & Tangled Santa's Ride
Reindeer colored with Copics
Inks are Catherine Pooler's Party Collection. & PTI's Autumn Rose. 

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #203, The Flower Challenge #4, Seize the Birthday & Just Us Girls #375

Wow, one card - 4 challenges


New sentiment stamp set


PTI's Forget Me Not, Pattern Paper & border, Penny Black Sweet Wishes

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CAS Mix Up - January -4

Another card.  I was trying to use this piece for my first card and just couldn't come up with a design.  So I am Skyping with my friend and she gave me the idea of using a silhouette and we actually liked the white better.  That's what blogging friends are for to help when you are stumped....
This is the piece that I also used on the butterfly.
There is still another method I want to try and that is putting drops of inks in water and then dipping your paper in and it comes ups with some really pretty backgrouds.

I will enter my 4th card in CAS Mix Up
I used stamping, die cuts and alcohol inks

PTI's Stylized Autumn, Keep It Simple - Praying for You.
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