Monday, April 23, 2018

Framed challenge

Poppystamps blog has a challenge of making a card with a frame.  I don't have any frame dies from Poppystamps, but as I was looking through my dies I thought maybe I could make my own, so I combined the Eyelet stitches and Colonnade Corner dies and made my own.

Once I had the frame made I had no idea what I was going to put in the middle, after looking through my dies I thought I would put together two other dies and put a flower in the center.  The centers of these flowers are very delicate so I added some oxide ink to my kraft card stock first and then cut out the flowers. I have added ink to the kraft before cutting the tendril die also. To give a little lift between the flowers I rolled up some scorpal tape into a tiny ball and added it to the center.

 The colors in the close up turned up a little too pink it is actually like the first picture, but this gives a better look at the detail in the flowers.

Poppystamps - Eyelet stitches, Colonnade Corner, stitched Bloom trio and Lovely Tendrils dies
Distress Oxide - Worn lipstick ink
Distress Ink - peeled paint
Nuvo crystal - Autumn Red
My Favorite things - More Essential sentiments

It is fun to get more use out of our dies using them in different ways. The challenge runs through April 28 so there is still time to play :)

I am also sharing my card with Cropstop blog anything goes challenge . You just have to use items from companies they carry in store.  I used Poppystamps, Distress Oxides and Distress Inks.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, hope your week is off to a wonderful start!


Sunday, April 22, 2018

With sympathy

Sharing another sympathy card I needed, I am sorry I can't remember where I got the idea for this card but how I did it was I cut out the shape, took the negative and using my inks I sponged in the opening to give the flowers a base.

Spellbinders - A2 matting basics B and A2 Distressed edges dies
Distress inks - Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar
Inkadinkado - Garden delight stamp set
Taylored Expressions - care & comfort sentiment stamp
Martha Stewart - Butterfly
Distress Stickles - Dusty Concord

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today,


Friday, April 20, 2018

Shaped card

The Flower Challenge Blog has a Shaped card challenge this month.  I haven't done a shape card in some time, so I thought now is the best time to do one again.  I started out with a Grand die from Spellbinders, which gave me a nice 4 3/4 inch size to work with.  I folded my card base then positioned my die so that the die hung over the folded edge just a little bit so that I could have that fold.  Then out of my Patterned  paper I cut a full die piece and applied it on top so you can't see the fold.  I am sorry I am not very good at giving directions but wanted to add that for those that haven't given a shaped card a try.

This flower stamp is one I found at the yard sale by Heartfelt creations. It must be an older stamp because when I tried to search for it's name I couldn't find any but it works with the Spellbinders Blossom die.  The little yellow flowers I used I think are from Prisma but not sure of that either.  I shaped one, added a pearl to the center than added that to another to give the flowers a little more dimension.  The sentiment came from an old sticker calendar set.

Heartfelt Creations - HCPC 2262 stamp, colored w/spectrum markers
Spellbinders - Grand Decorative Circle one for base and Blossom die for cutting flower
Sizzix - Branch w/leaves die
flowers layered and pearl added to center
Sentiment sticker from daily calendar


The flower challenge is until April 25th so there is still time to play along.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all enjoy a fun and creative weekend!!


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Spring scene

I had a little more trouble with this card.  I bought some new colored pencils from a sale that Spectrum noir was having, I think they were trying to get rid of these pencils to replace some nicer ones they just came out with, anyway I thought I would try them out on a stamped image a friend gave me, and I wasn't totally thrilled with my results so I need more practice with my pencils but I needed to get this out to my 13 year old great niece for her birthday. I decided to add a few diecuts to the scene after I finished coloring.

Stamped image from friend, colored with pencils
Sassafras - Mix and mend papers
Impression Obsession - Rectangle 6 in 1 frames and Rabbit dies
Poppystamps - Cheery cardinals
Butterfly die
Liquid pearls - Chestnut (butterfly)
Nuvo crystal drops - Autumn red ( flowers)

I am entering this in the following challenges:
House that stamps built blog -- All Creatures, great and small
Sisterhood of Crafters blog -- Bunny Rabbits

My hubby took off work yesterday and we went out to a State park in Southern Illinois, it was beautiful weather, sunny and warm, one of the trails was a little challenging for me but hubby got me through.  I will share if any of them look good, I haven't had a chance to look.  We picked the right day to go, today is quite windy but the sun is shining and it is warm, oh could it be possible spring has arrived, I sure hope so.  Hope it comes very soon to all in the north too!

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy day to stop by and say Hi,


Monday, April 16, 2018

Pink and Green/Springtime Challenges

The Impression Obsession Blog is having a pink and green challenge.  The first thing that came to mind was flowers, but who am I kidding any colors would make me think of flowers :) The Dies R Us Challenge blog is also having a springtime challenge, you have until April 28th for that one :)

I used the following dies from Impression Obsession:
Rectangle 6 in 1 Frames
Layered Floral set

Other items:
SRM - happy birthday stickers
Nuvo Crystal drops- Carnation pink
Enamel Accents - white
Dew drops - pink

There is only one day left if you want to play in this challenge.

Hope everyone is making it through the storms going through everywhere in the country and through the fires in Texas and Oklahoma.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a great week,