Sunday, September 27, 2015

My Take on Muse Challenge #134

Well, I have to admit that this is not my typical card, but I love the result.  This is a combination of the Muse Challenge #134, whose muse inspiration is noted here . . .

And a challenge at my craft place, StampNation, to use a resist technique.  With supplies collected, I set out to work.  

One of the things you will note in my supply list . . . Stampin' Up ink.  I was setting out to use a regular dye ink to create a watercolor card.  Here is the result . . .

You'll notice that the colors are very muted, which is a great look.  Keep in mind I was using very subtle colors - Daffodil Delight and Pool Party.  I love the subtlety and the way the white embossing powder resisted the inks.  And do you see some of those watermarks from the watercolor? 

Again, not my typical style, but I love this card.

I hope you found some time to create today.


Supplies Used - Hello
Cardstock:  Neenah and Simon Says Stamp*
Stamps:  I See You from Simon Says Stamp*
Dies:  Brushstroke Hello from Simon Says Stamp*
Ink:  Stampin' Up, Versa Mark and Ranger White Embossing Powder
Ribbon:  DMC Silver Thread
Other:  Washi Tape (possibly from We R Memories)

*from Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Blank Canvas for Paper Smooches

I've been absent from stamping for a bit, so was thrilled to get back at it earlier today.  I created a little something for this week's Paper Smooches Sparks Challenges, which was "Anything Goes." 

Here is my card . . .

For this card I used my neon pigment inks which are fun to use because the color tends to layer.  I originally was going to "paint" my canvas with some color, but then decided that canvas needed to be blank. 

Fun stamp, and I adore that canvas die! 

Hope you are finding more time to create than I have been finding.  We all need to find a remedy for time.  

Supplies Used - Blank Canvas
Cardstock:  Bazzill and Neenah
Stamps:  Spreading Sunshine from Paper Smooches
Dies:  Easel Die from Paper Smooches
Ink:  Radiant Neon Pigment Ink from Tsukineko and Hero Arts
Other:  Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Colour Me Color Combo

Oh, I had some fun with this one.  I created this card for Colour Me, and I have to say this is one of my favorite color combinations.  This one became very popular about three years ago, and I've loved it ever since.  The specific colors from Stampin' Up were Lost Lagoon and Real Red.  They look fabulous . . .

I used the Striped Scallop Thinlits die, but only used a portion of it.  I took the inside pieces and stamped them with that Real Red and Lost Lagoon ink, using the Six-Sided Sampler set and then piecing it all back together.  Love the bold colors! 

Hope you found some time to create . . . and if not, what are you waiting for? 

Supplies Used - Feel Better
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up
Stamps:  Six-Sided Sampler and Express Yourself, both from Stampin' Up
Dies:  Striped Scallop Thinlits Die from Stampin' Up
Ink:  Stampin' Up - Real Red, Lost Lagoon and Basic Black
Other:  Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh

Freshly Made Meets Color Throwdown

I created this card today using the color combination suggested at Color Throwdown and the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches

Here is my card . . .

For this card I used a stencil from Hero Arts and sponged white ink.  I was going to just shift the stencil by a tiny bit, but something told me to flip it and get more of a gingham look.  So I flipped and then sponged on the color. 

 I also die cut a window and a frame for the window using cross-stitch circle dies from My Favorite Things.  Of course, that meant I had to create something for that window.  I created a bit of a scene. 


I colored my images using the same inks from the outside of the card, and I used a Dove blender pen. 

I hope you found some time to create today.  Love what creating does to my mood! 


Supplies Used
Cardstock:  Neenah and Close To My Heart
Stamps:  Thinks With Wings from My Favorite Things
Dies:  Cross-stitch Circle Dies from My Favorite Things
Ink:  Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink, Close To My Heart Dye Inks and Dove Blender Pen
Other:  Hero Arts Cubic Background Stencil and Pretty Pink Posh Sequins

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Nautical Net for Time Out Challenge

This week's challenge at Time Out had an awesome inspirational photo . . .

I had some nautical supplies and here is the card I created . . .

 The netting was fun to play with, and I think the sequins are like drops of water. 

Love how this one turned out, and it fits criteria for a masculine card - always a plus. 

Now, go create something!

Supplies Used - You're a Lifesaver
Cardstock:  Simon Says Stamp*
Pattern Paper:  Authentique Seaside*
Stamps:  Sailing from Simon Says Stamp*
Ink:  Simon Says Stamp
Ribbon:  Tulle from The Tulle Shop
Other:  Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh

*from Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit