Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Today's the day... an all new blog hop over on the Papertrey Ink blog. I love the challenge photo for this month, very spring like and has me wishing for sunshine. However, I'm in Oregon and all I continue to see in our forecast is more rain.

Here is our inspiration piece...

Here is the card that I came up with...


When I sat down to start making my card and looked at the inspiration photo above I just happened to have the first set of the Flower Mandala Dies in front of me. I decided to go with it and pulled out cardstock in the coordinating colors and as the saying goes the rest was history!


After I had all of my flowers adhered to my panel I split it to create a strip for my sentiment and few sparkly items.

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Thanks for stopping by today. I'm off to check out what the rest of you made!

Papertrey Ink Supplies:
  Cardstock- Sweet Blush, Smokey Shadow, Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, Vintage Cream
  Dies- Flower Mandala Set I
  Stamps: Tropics

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Good morning! I fell in love with the image for this month's blog hop over at Papertrey Ink and couldn't wait to us it for some inspiration. I'll admit this card ended up in a completely different direction than I had originally intended for it to go, but as most of you know, sometimes that happens.
I thought about starting all over, but just did not have time for that. Instead, I chose to just go with it.

Here is the inspiration photo...

Here is the card that I came up with...


I started this by blending pink and red Distress Inks onto a piece of white cardstock. Then I heat embossed the hearts from Happy Hearts with clear embossing powder over the top. After I die cut the large scalloped heart out I went over the entire thing with black Distress Ink. I really loved the way the colorful hearts popped off of what was now a black background.

Here's a close up of embossed hearts.

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For the sentiment I simply layered three 'love' die cuts together and topped it with glitter.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Stamps: Happy Hearts, Wonderful Words: Love, Shakers & Sprinkles
Dies: Four Square, Inspired Love

Sunday, January 22, 2017

MFT Color Challenge #61

It's been really quiet around here...haven't been using the old blog and have just been posting to Instagram instead. Thought I would blow the dust off here and get back to the blog.

Today I have a card to share with you that I used for the latest color challenge over on the My Favorite Things blog. This one was a great color scheme: some blues, oranges, and greys.

I started this one by heat embossing the stars, from the Stars Above stamp set, onto a panel of watercolor paper. 


After the embossing was all done I pulled out my ZIG Clean Color pens and went to town coloring in the images. Once the paper was dry I stamped my sentiment and added that little strip of glitter underneath to make it stand out a bit more.


To embellish the large star in the center I simply used my Wink of Stella pen. It kind of exploded on me and there was this huge drop of glittery goodness that plopped down right on the edge of the star. So I just used my finger and spread that all around including off of the edges all the way around. Looks great in person! Lastly, I topped it off with some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to head over the MFT blog to check out the other pretty projects made for this challenge...just click HERE

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!