Monday, May 30, 2016

Make It Monday #251 with Dawn -Gradient Water Color Die Cuts.

Two card with this technique by Dawn on PTI's MIM  Click to play along

Dawn's Cards

I used PTI's Butterfly Cover Plate and Paper Clippings Thank you.  I used my Zig pens to do a gradient water color.  I went from light to dark and then again with the same colors.  I did both of the backgrounds before I die cut them out.  I think I like the second one better as far as the colors and blending.
Birthday Cheer die for sentiment on first card. and a few sequins.
I hardly ever use Kraft as my base card but really liked how this looked with these colors. 

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Just Us Girls #345 Inspiration Photo

Here is a card for JUGS 

I used Brushos to make this pretty yellow background
PTI's Color Pops Floral in Lovely Lady & Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice & Ripe Avocado 

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Merry Monday # 207 Santa bag or sack

Nina wants us to use a Santa bag or sack on our card this week.  Come join the fun and get those Christmas cards done early.
Wild Rose Santa and Rudolf colored with Copics
MFT Snowfall stencil
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Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Card Concept #56 - Sweet Tea

A card for The Card Concept

S/U stamp set colored with Zig water color pens.  I used Inca Gold for the frame  I basically went with the colors and the theme for this card.
Not that thrilled with this.   

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CAS(E) this Sketch #174

Here is a card for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch 

When I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use this star die from PTI.  Not sure if I had used it before.
I masked off the border and sponged with Distress Inks, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire
The star die is from Memento 
Double Ended Banner from PTI
Some star bling 

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Muse #167 by Jenni

A card for Muse   I always love when die cuts are inlaid and remembered I have this SSS butterfly die that worked perfectly for this technique.  Perfectly but not easily....
 PTI Stacked Sentiments stamp set.

 Jenni's Card

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Make It Monday #250 Masked Backgrounds with Laurie & Seize the Birthday Dimension

Today's challenge on MIM is to do a Masked Background

Laurie's Card

PTI's Butterfly Cover Plate sponged in Pure Poppy, Lemon Tart, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, & Memento's Dandelion over the Lemon Tart
Wonderful Words Birthday 
I used her foam technique but didn't do so well adhering the a & y. 
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Merry Monday #206 Nativity & The Christmas Challenge #85 Home of Jesus' Birth

This week Lori wants us to create a Nativity Scene.  Please join us in this week's challenge.  Come see all of the inspiration created by our Merry Makers.


I am also able to enter this into The Christmas Challenge
Home of Jesus' Birth

I used a miscellaneous Christmas stamp set.  First I took Distress Inks direct to paper and then spritzed with water for the background.  Then stamped in black ink.  The little gold stars were made with Nuvo Glue Pen and foil.
Two strips of black card stock along top and bottom.
Distress Inks Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass Seedless Grape & Dusty Concord

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Paper Players #296 A sketch from Laurie

A card for The Paper Players

I usually have better luck with color themes than sketches but this one caught my eye and I had the perfect stamp set for it
Winnie & Walter Ring in the Celebration 
& a balloon die from Sugar Pea Birthday Cake
PTI's Lovely Lady & White pattern paper and Aqua mist pattern paper. 

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Just Us Girls #344 - Color Week

Another card for a new challenge for me JUGS
Good thing I have my BFF to look over my cards and tell me the o & u were missing from the You.
Ok all better.


PTI's Paper Clippings Thank You - Used for the first time and I just love it.
The flowers were colored with Copics G94, V17 &RV66
Used Distress to sponge the background Seedless Preserves & Dusty Concord on Vintage Cream PTI cardstock
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Color Throwdown #393

A card for Color Throwdown 


PTI's Peonies on Parade in Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Smokey Shadow & H/A Soft Granite

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Seize the Birthday Adding Dimension - My Granddaughter, Kailey's Birthday

One of my granddaughters, Kailey will be turning 14 tomorrow.  Where does the time go?
So I made this card for her and am going to enter it into STB which I haven't done in a long time.
Since Meeting the lovely owner of STB (Nancy) and my Bff is on the design team, I thought it's about time to enter it again.
This is part of the stamps from Stamps of Approval that Colleen so generously got me for helping her out posting for her on Merry Monday when she was in the gym watching her granddaughters play volleyball.  Thanks again friend.
Think it turned out pretty cute.  A few years ago, I started taking the girls out to dinner and then shopping after for their gift.  That way I get to spend some one on one time with them and they get what they want.  I used to be pretty good at picking out things for them when they were little.

Sugar Pea Birthday Cake, Winnie & Walter Ring in the Celebration stamped in PTI's Lovely Lady, Hawaiian Shores and 
H/A Neon yellow
PTI's Lovely Lady & White pattern paper
I used Copics to color the cake in like colors.

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Time Out #57 'May All your weeds be wild flowers' & CASology #198 Stencil

I haven't been in my craft room to create all week and I was really ready to be here.
When I saw the topic on Time Out, I knew exactly what I wanted to use.

'May All your weeds be wild flowers'
  I just saw that I can also enter this into CASology

This Lisa Johnson stencil called Peaceful Wildflowers.  Of course the stencil isn't like pictured here so I had to cover up some images as I sponged the ones I wanted then turn the stencil upside down to get others.  And of course I tried other methods, like my Brushos and Zig pens to watercolor and did not have much luck with them.  Loll made a beautiful background with a stencil and her Brushos, but mine did not turn out like hers.
Anyway this is it and I used Distress Inks to sponge on then because they were so plain tried to add some details by hand, which is not good since I can't even draw stick people.  Also put some white Perfect Pearls on the flowers which is hard to see in the photo.
Used some PTI vellum and embossed with Liquid Platinum and some embroidery thread.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Merry Monday #205 Snow Globe

My turn to host this week and I would like you to use a Snow Globe on your card.  When I first thought of this I thought it was a great idea but really struggled getting a card made for this.  
Come see all the cards from the rest of the team to get some great inspiration.

PTI's Winter Snow Globe colored with Copics
Sentiment PTI- Holiday  Double
The Paper Studio Snowflakes
Background is embossed wax paper and then ironed on to card and then sponged over with Distress Inks, Salty Ocean & Chipped Sapphire.  This was a technique that I saw on Gina K's Stamp TV.  You are supposed to crinkle the wax paper first and then emboss, but I just embossed. 
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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Just Us Girls #343 Vellum

A card for Just Us Girls.  
We are to use Vellum on our card. 
 This is a new challenge for me and the second time I have entered it. 

PTI's Color Pops Butterflies, Mini Kit.  Paper sheets are made to stencil in the first layer and then stamps for layering.
Added some sequins and Perlen Pen
PTI Colors,  Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, 
Memento's Lulu Lavender and Grape Jelly

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Creative with Stamps #2 CAS (Clean & Simple)

Second challenge for CWS - Make a CAS card. 

 First stamped the background stamp and then used a wet brush to give it that water color look.  After it dried, then I stamped the outline stamp.

I cased this card by Kay Miller
Gorgeous isn't it.  I love the loose water color look of her card.

PTI's Bold Blossoms in Pink Lady & Simply Chartreuse
Framed with black cardstock 

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Monday, May 9, 2016

The Paper Players #294 Color Challenge by Jaydee

My card for The Paper Players 
I was going for the loose watercolor look with these whimsical flowers.  I saw a video a few weeks ago that showcased that technique and do you think I can remember who it was so just had to try it on my own. 
I used embossed with clear EP and then used Distress Inks to water color.  This is a new set that I got at Impress, Avery Elle, Floral Frame.  First time to use it, then noticed after I was done that Colleen Begley had used the same stamp set.  Well at least I used a different technique.

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