Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Make It Monday #235 Adding Color to Stamped Images with Colored Pencils and Gamsol

Oh my, it has been so long since I have made a card let alone a flower card.  Here is a technique by Laurie from PTI's MIM Click to view.
My clear Wink of Stalla put too much ink on these flowers so they look a little cloudy.  I really had a hard time getting a good picture.  Sorry about that.  It looks much better in real life.  

PTI's Vintage Linens on Vintage on Fine Linen Cardstock.  
MFT Linen BG stamp inked with Fine Linen
Terracotta Tile and Summer Sunrise and Simply Chartreuse for flowers then added some shading with Prisma color pencils and blending solution to blend.
Gold Delicata for the Sentiment. 
Used the gold Uniball pen that I got from my BFF for Christmas to outline the card. 

Monday, December 21, 2015

Merry Monday #185 - Nina - Boots

This week Nina challenges us to create a card with a boot or boots on our cards.  I had to get a DIGI stamp for this one.
Come see what the rest of the designers have made for inspiration and play along.

Just Inklined Digi Stamps, colored with Copics.
PTI's Holiday Plaid paper.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Create Along with Us - December 2015

This is the first time I have made a card in almost two weeks.  That is way too long to go without crafting.

Love this card Dawn created.


PTI's LL Hearts 
Berry Sorbet and Pure Poppy smooshed on piece of watercolor paper.  Sentiment from With All My Heart
Harvest Berries in Simply Chartreuse.
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins

Monday, December 14, 2015

Merry Monday #184 Lori - Baking Theme - Curtain Call, Milk & Cookies

Come join us this week at Merry Monday where Lori has challenged us to use a baking theme on our card.
This gingerbread cookie is the only stamp that I found that I could use as a baked item.
I white embossed the sentiment and other images and used silver and red embossing on the Kisses.
Then used PTI's New Leaf and Ocean Tides to sponge on the background.    This was a technique that I saw on Kristina Werner's Blog and I basically cased her card....

PTI's Scent-imentals, Tiny Treats, Cup of Cheer in Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Ocean tides, & H/A Latte

Monday, December 7, 2015

Merry Monday #183 Candy Canes

Kristie's challenge this week is to use candy canes on your card.
Click Merry Monday to play along and for more inspiration from the rest of the team.

Stamps of Life Christmas 2 Build, colored with Copics and Deck the Halls bow in PTI's New Leaf.
PTI's new Pure Poppy and white pattern paper,  

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Sparkle & Shine #19 & The Paper Players #274

A card for Sparkle & Shine 
Here is the inspiration photo.

PTI's Snowflakes sponged with Distress Inks, Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac & Dusty Concord.
Sponged a sheet then die cut the snowflakes
Background has MFT Snowfall embossed with embossing paste.  A little Spring Rain added for a slightly bluish tint. 
Some Pretty Pink Posh sequins 
& Clear Wink of Stella to smaller snowflakes.
Sentiment on Vellum and banner embossed with Liquid Platinum 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Live Love Cards December Challenge - Thank You cards -2

A second set of Thank You cards for my other son's girlfriend for Christmas
for the December Live Love Cards Challenge

PTI's Beautiful Butterflies 

Live Love Cards December Challenge - Thank You cards

A set of Thank You cards for my daughter in law for Christmas
This is the challenge for Live, Love Cards this month.

PTI's   Flower Favorite is various PTI inks

Monday, November 30, 2015

The Challenge #53 A Non-traditional Christmas Card

I think this qualifies for both color and image using watercolors for my images  I have a hard time coloring using water colors.  I guess it is like any other a learning curve.

MFT - Sweet Tweetings 
My Minds Eye - Merry Little Christmas pattern paper.
PTI's Hibiscus Burst Saddle Stitched Ribbon

Make It Monday #233 with Danielle, Spattering

A card for MIM 
Wanted to take a break from Christmas Cards so decided on watercolors.
I may have gone overboard on the splatters.  I almost wish the splatters were just on the outside of the watercolored image.  

PTI's Botanical Blocks III - Simply Chartreuse pattern paper.
Embossed in white.  

Merry Monday #182 - Bird

There are several images that I have mental blocks when it comes to making cards
 and birds are one of them, so it took me several tries before I was happy with it.
This is Kathy's challenge, so come see what she and the rest of the team has done and play along with us. 
PTI's Floral Foliage, Merry Little Christmas & Cup of Cheer, in New Leaf and Pure Poppy.  Holiday Plaid.
Clear Wink of Stella on berries and birds.
I made the tree with a little holly berry image and stamped it all over.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #150

A card for CAS(E) this Sketch 

PTI's Cup of Cheer in New Leaf and Pure Poppy
Holiday Plaid 
Lil Inker's Stitched Rectangle 

A Wonderful Son's Birthday

Today my oldest son, Kelly is 41.  How can that be?  I'm only 30, hee hee....
Last year at this time I was with him in Hawaii celebrating his 40th.  That was so fun.
This year it is cold but at least sunny.

PTI's Guiding Light in Soft Stone, Pure Poppy and H/A Soft Granite.
The circle was watercolored.
And topped off with two strips of Washi Tape 

PTI's November 2015 Blog Hop

A card for Nov. Blog Hop 

The Inspiration Challenge
Blog Hop Inspiration 

PTI's Deck the Halls in Simply Chartreuse, Memento's Bahama Blue
Darice Embossing Folder
Some blue and green sequins. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Make It Monday #232 Layered Stamping with Dawn

A card for MIM Click to watch the video with Dawn.
I always love this technique but forget about it so thanks for the reminder.

PTI's Vintage Linens in New Leaf, Berry Sorbet and H/A 's Unicorn White Pigment Ink. on Classic Kraft

Merry Monday #181 by Lesley - Blue, White & Texture & Fusion

Lesley has challenged us to use blue, white and texture on our cards.  Come take a look at the inspiration from the Merry Makers team and play along.
This can also be entered into the Fusion Challenge 
I think it actually fits both the color and the sketch.

PTI"s Deck the Halls stamp & die in Blueberry Sky and Spring Rain.
Darice Embossing folder

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Jennifer McGuire's Share Handmade Kindness - Card Shower

Three cards I made for Jennifer's Share Handmade Kindness - Card Shower 
Click to check it out if you haven't already done so.
The first card is for Emily and the second for her sister Evelyn
The third card is for Xander.
I will be sending these to  Jennifer who will in turn send to the children with all of the cards.

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Paper Players #271 by Jaydee Clean & Simple Christmas

A CAS card for The Paper Players 

PTI's Simply Jane, In the Meadow, BG Evergreen in Ripe Avocado
H/A Layering Christmas Tree
Splatters of Delicata Gold  which helped with that white space in the middle.  Although, some of the splatters turned out to be streaks.  

Make It Monday #231 with Betsy - Motiff Building

My card for MIM
Click to watch Betsy's video

This came together after about 3 tries.  Not too bad.  Unhappy with myself cause I didn't plan for cutting the card down on sides so the red would show so my corner pieces don't look as well as they did before I made the cut.....Oh well, I thought about starting over and decided no.......

PTI's Tag Its' #9, Bells & Boughs for sentiment & Stitched Sentiments in the same colors Betsy used except I mistakenly grabbed Hawaiian Shores instead of Aqua Mist.   Pure Poppy and Ripe Avocado.
And a Snowflake stamp set - Not sure who made it.
Clear Wink of Stella on flowers.  Red Liquid Pearls in the center of snowflake.

Merry Monday, #180 Reindeer

Debbie's challenge this week is to make a card with reindeer on it.  Click here Merry Monday
for more inspiration and to play along. 

PTI's Holiday Plaid, Pompom Pals colored with Copics.  Keep it Simple Frame and sentiment

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Less Is More #250 One Layer -Santa

A card card for Less Is More 

An old wooden stamp - Darcie's Country Folk colored with Copics.
Clear Wink of Stella on Santa's suit. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #149 by Chrissy

My card for CAS(E) this Sketch this week

I sponged the background with Distress Inks, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade & Ripe Persimon
The leaves were cut from a sheet that I had made with Brusho, color bursts.

PTI's Meadow Greens and Autumn Adornments on Summer Sunrise cardstock
Lil Inker's Stitched Rectangles. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

The Paper Players a Color Challenge by Joanne

A card for The Paper Players 

MFT Forget Me Not sponged with Shaded Lilac Distress Ink
Black Versafine Ink
DCWV Metallic Silver cardstock 
PTI's Deco Cover Plate,  Keep it Simple - Praying for You.

AAA Cards #52, Less is More #249 & Make it Monday #230 with Ashley

My card for 3 Challenges today
Thanks/ Thanksgiving



PTI's Quatrefoil Cover Plate used as a stencil to watercolor using Lemon Tart, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Terracotta Tile & Pure Poppy.
The leaf is a sheet that I made with Brushos.
Autumn Adornments embossed with Gold EP on Vellum,  The strips were also made with gold EP. 

Merry Monday #179 Pink, White & Green

The challenge this week by Deanne is to use Pink, White & Green.  Come see the inspiration by the rest of the team and play along.

Darice Large polka dots embossing folder, PTI's Polka Dot Parade #9 in New Leaf & Sweet Blush
Keep It Simple Frame

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Addicted to Stamps #169 & Color Throwdown #367

One card for two challenges


PTI's Botanical Blocks #III  colored with Zig Watercolor Markers
Delicata Ink for splats and sentiment

Monday, November 2, 2015

Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags

A Christmas Tag for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags 

PTI's Minute to Make Holiday Tags #1 in Pure Poppy and New Leaf
I got a bunch made with my MISTI.  So much easier with it.