Sunday, August 21, 2016

All About Color

Sharing two more cards with you tonight, and both of them were for color challenges. 

First up was Color Throwdown's challenge.  The color inspiration is below with my supply list.  Here is my card . . .

 For this card I used one stamp and some splattering to create a background on watercolor paper.  It was a fun background to create using distress inks. 

For my second card, another color inspiration, only this one from Colour Q, which you will see with my supply list below.  

What was fun about this card is that it started with a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock, and ended with a floral piece that just had hints of white.  This could not be darker!  I love how it turned out. 

This was a fun card to create, and I would definitely try it again.  It's a different look for sure, but I really love it.  

 Some really fun techniques.  I hope you found some time to create over this past weekend . . . and if not, schedule yourself for some creative time. 

Supplies Used - Hello
Stamps:  Yay Kites (Lawn Fawn) and Celebrating You (Clearly Besotted)
Ink: Mowed Lawn, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink (Ranger); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Paper:  Bubblegum, Licorice and Marshmallow Cardstock (The Stamps of Life), Watercolor Paper (Canson)
Accessories:  Chevron Washi Tape (American Crafts), Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Ranger Clear Embossing Powder; 

Supplies Used - Beautiful Day
Stamps:  You're So Lovely (Hero Arts);
Ink: Versamark; Poppy (Close To My Heart); Pistachio Pudding, Basic Gray, Basic Black (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Licorice Cardstock (The Stamps of Life); Basic Gray Cardstock (Stampin' Up); Solar White (Neenah)
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Charcoal Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

CASology and Freshly Made Sketch Inspired

A couple of cards to share with you today.  First up is a card for CASology whose cue card this week was "dream".  Here is my card . . .

This stamp set reminds me of the adult coloring books, and in fact, I think that was what Simon Says Stamp was going for when they released this one.  I stamped it both on my card base and on my pattern paper background.  

For my second card I used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches
It's a little busier than my usual card.  I used fun foam for that sentiment, and I love that the die matches that pattern paper. 

The brown circle is actually the card base showing through the circle window of the pattern papers on top.  

 I hope you were able to find some time to create today! 

Supplies Used - Dream
Stamps:  Look for the Miracles* (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Glitter Pen* (Kaiser Kraft); White Gel Pen (Uniball Signo); Dark G
reen Glitter Pen (Wink of Stella);
Paper:  White Cardstock* (Simon Says Stamp); Believe Collection 6 x 6* (Bo Bunny); Gold Adhesive Paper (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:  Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Supplies Used - Sending a Hello
Card created using stamps and dies from The Stamps of Life August 2016 Card Kit
Additional supplies:  Versamark Ink, Ranger White Embossing Powder, and White fun Foam

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Pigments and Dye Inks and Embossing

A little something for Seize the Birthday challenge which was "anything goes" for this last two weeks.  Here is my card . . .

 I made a card similar to this one before, but with less pizazz, and it was long time ago.  I think there is something about this little bunny that just capture my heart.

I just love the texture of the balloons, which you can see in the picture below.  It's a result of dye inks mixed with pigment inks mixed with embossing powder.  Just love the textured look.  

My hope for those who are crafty is that they find some time in their day to create.

Stamps:  Birthday by Lizzie Mackay (Studio Calico)
Ink:  White (Simon Says Stamp), Real Red (Stampin' Up), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Solar White and Desert Storm (Neenah), Real Red (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:  Thin Washi Tape (Little B), In Stitches Die (My Creative Time), Marshmallow and Raspberry Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)