Wednesday, October 12, 2016

My Favorite Things Color Challenge

It's October which means the latest color challenge over on the My Favorite Things blog is all about everything orange, purple, and green. I opted to go with a floral card using this color scheme that would not normally be a go to combo for me.


I started this one by die cutting the flowers and leaves out of white cardstock using the Flashy Florals die set. Then I misted all of the pieces with water and sprinkled them with Brusho Watercolor Pigment Powders. After all of the pieces were dry I then stamped on all of the flowers with the detail stamps from the Flashy Florals stamp set.


I arranged all of the flowers and leaves in a pretty little cluster above the dry embossing on my card front. Finished it all off with some enamel dots, crystals, and a simple little banner.

Thanks for taking a peek today!


Monday, October 10, 2016

My Favorite Things Sketch #301

I found some time this last weekend to join in on the latest sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things...

I pulled out my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and my Flashy Florals stamp set and went to work.


I heat embossed the solid flowers and leaves onto watercolor paper using white embossing powder. Then I took yellow, brown, blue and teal Zig markers and colored (very messily might I add) over the top of the embossing. After I was done scribbling (literally) I sprayed the entire paper with water and just let the colors blend together as it dried.


Then I die cut a circle out of the panel and turned it into a shaker card. Once that was assembled I added a stamped flower and some gold glitter leaves...topped off with a simple banner sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Happy Birthday

Dusting off the cobwebs in this blog. Had a little bit of spare time on my hands last week and decided to join in on the new challenge over on the wherecreativtymeetsc9 blog. The theme for their first challenge is 'celebrate'.

I pulled out my Happy Day stamp set and chose to work with the main cake image.


I began with heat embossing the image using white embossing powder onto a panel of watercolor paper. The color was applied by using the 'smooshing' technique with Distress Inks. After that dried I went in and applied more concentrated color onto the flowers and leaves.


To finish off the card I used a Wink of Stella glitter pen and colored over the flowers and leaves to make them sparkle and went in with my paintbrush and some grey paint to add the shadows. Topped it all of with a few sequins.


Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!


Stamps: Concord and 9th- Happy Day
Inks: Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet

Friday, July 29, 2016

My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch

Time for another weekly sketch challenge with My Favorite Stamps...

I received these adorable little piggies just a couple of days ago and decided to put them to use for this one.


I started with a Pierced Square die cut and went around the edges with a light pink Copic, then I stamped and colored the three little pigs. I fussy cut the flying piggy so that  I could pop him up with some foam tape (he needs to be in the air since he is flying, right?) I then die cut a sun using the Radiant Sun die and die cut some clouds. 


I heat embossed the sentiment onto a piece of vellum which I then layered over a strip of cardstock that is the same color as the sun. The tiny little hearts were die cut using on of the pieces from the Blueprints Tag Builder 5 set.


Lastly, I took a clear Wink of Stella pen and went over the wing, the sun, and the heart.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!


Friday, July 22, 2016

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #49

Whoop! I received my recent order of new stamps from My Favorite Things and decided to participate in their current color challenge.

I pulled out my Brusho pigment powders and the stamps/dies from the Celebrate with Cake set.


I embellished each layer of the cake with some iridescent glitter and some white liquid pearls.
Then added some flowers with some jewels centers.


For my sentiment I heat embossed a red banner strip in white and then added some smaller banners on each side in contrasting colors.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Good morning everyone! After seeing the photo prompt for this month's PTI blog hop I was super excited to join in on the fun. This photo is so artsy and I think it will be super interesting to see what everyone comes up with! This is the photo...a piece of artwork by the artist Yellena James.

I knew right away that I wanted to use my Color Burst pigment powders. So I started layering and then taking away some color. I focused mostly on the colors and those anemone or flower like looking things. 


The anemone/flower like things were made by using big droplets of water that I let dry and then I stamped the flower inside and drew in the lines. Super fun to do as this was a look that would never have come out of my brain without the inspiration photo!


Stamps: Make It Market - Color Pop Florals
Bloomin' Cute

Dies: Bloomin' Cute Sentiments

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a look see!


Friday, June 24, 2016

Color Throwdown

Wow, it's been a while...a little dusty here! I've had some spare time lately and thought I would use that time to join in on some fun challenges is the card making world.

First up is a card that I made for the latest Color Throwdown challenge, challenge #398. Here is the latest color scheme and inspiration photo.

I had some "leftovers" sitting on my desk from a previous card that I had made, so I put those to use and just added a little bit of that lime green. Here is the card I came up with...


I used the One Big Happy stamp and die set from Papertrey Ink for this. The background panel was made by using all of the images in the stamp set and some yellow ink. The frame was one of the pieces from the Pretty Frame Die, also from PTI. The rest of the flowers and the sentiment were all just die cut and stamped and then layered together. Lastly, I embellished with some sequins and a little green gem in the middle of the heart.

Thought I would also share with you the card that I first made (the one that the leftovers came from).


Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Hope you all have a great weekend!