Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sketch challenge

With this challenge we were to use (4) 1 inch strips and (4) 1 inch circles from the same papers to make this card.  And we were to use our scraps.  Well since I make mostly A2 cards 41/4 x 5 1/2, I had many strips from the same paper pack that I used on these two cards.  You over lap the circles over the strips and to hide that you place a one inch strip across the bottom, well I thought that looked a little plain so I got out my ribbon dies set and cut some borders with the left overs I had from cutting the 1 inch strips.


BasicGrey-- Picadilly papers
Hero Arts -- Zinnia flower stamp, colored w/markers
Spellbinders - Leaf die
Cheery Lynn Designs -- Alison's ribbon die


On this card I just used some butterfly stickers for my image, the largest one I placed on patterned paper from the same set and cut around it.

BasicGrey-- Picadilly papers
Hot off the press -- Butterfly Dazzles over pattern paper
Cheery Lynn Designs -- Alison's ribbon die

Hope this gave you a good idea for using up your scraps, I loved the challenge, it helped me catch up on my birthday cards that needed to go out and a plus when we can use up those piles of scrap papers we have :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie

Monday, October 16, 2017

Tarnished Foil Technique

I have been seeing on Pinterest a whole bunch of these Tarnished Foil cards and our stamping group is having a challenge week so this is what I picked for a challenge.

You can see the tutorial for the technique HERE.

I first took the foil carstock and swiped it with my Stazon ink, then repeatedly stamped the sunflower all over the backgound with my versamark ink and added enchanted gold embossing powder, well I think that was my first mistake because it is too light for this challenge I believe, you just can't see it very well.  Then I embossed with my embossing folder. Used gold and copper embossing to add to the embossing.  I think it turned out ok but I guess not what I was hoping for, and as a whole card it just seemed to busy to me, so I cut it in half and I will use the other half on another card.   Now I am thinking of adding a corner treatment of some sort to the right corner, I feel it needs some balance.  I stamped the sunflower again onto brown cardstock and embossed in gold.



p, embossed w/ Enchanted gold embos

DCWV - Foil cardstock (silver)
Hero Arts - Sunflower stamp (embossed with enchanted gold on background and gold on brown cardstock for focal image)
Cuttlebug -Textile embossing folder
Gold and copper embossing on the after dry embossing
Our Daily Bread Designs - mini tag die and mini tag sentiment stamp

Let me know if you decide to give it a try would love to see what you come up with.
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a great week!

Connie

Saturday, October 14, 2017

No line coloring

Well I tried my hand at no line coloring again, although I can see a bit of lines still but there is a funny story behind this one.

I stamped the image with distress ink planning on watercoloring the image, Well I had bought some Spectrum Aqua markers and also some Illustrator markers which are alcohol based not water based, well yep you guessed it I grabbed the Illustrator markers by mistake when I was going to color this, I just couldn't figure out why the ink wasn't blending well and I even added some directly too the flowers and finally gave up and added some distress inks to them and after I was all done and had come back to it after some housework and was putting away the markers I realized I was using the wrong ones, I am surprised it came out as well as it did.


Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine-- tag and stamp, colored w/markers and distress inks
Spellbinders -- Majestic Labels one and lavels one dies
Teresa Collins -- He said she said papers
Wink of stells - clear glitter pen
Brad
Lace

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Connie

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sunflowers / Colorado

When we were on Vacation out in Colorado I picked up a Papercraft Essentials magazine that had a few sunflower stamps in it along with some papers, and I used those for my card today. 


In this stamp set the pumpkin seeds, the seed packet, sentiment and center flower are all separate stamps, so you can decorate the packet anyway you would like, I colored it with markers and added some more burlap decorations to frame it, along with some pearls and Washi tape.

Papercraft Essentials magazine -- Sunflower dreams stamp set and paper, colored w/markers
Burlap stickers
Queen & co. - Yellow sunshine pearls
Washi tape

Sharing a few more pictures the first too taken around Red Mountain area in Colorado, just couldn't get over the color of the water due to all the minerals in the area.



The last two are from Pinkerton Hot springs that are on the San Juan Skyway




The colors in the rock where so cool in person, I couldn't quite capture it well in the pictures.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Woof Woof

I bought this set of stamps and dies combo at Michaels a little while back but it has taken me a while to finally use them, just wasn't sure what I was going to do with them but when a girl that my hubby works with that I have also become friends with Birthday came up and she loves her dogs, I had to break it out and give it a go.  I tried coloring it like her dog since the shape isn't quite like hers, but she still loved it :)


The bowl and sentiments are also part of the stamp set and have matching dies for the bowl also so the cutting of all this went quite quickly, I popped up the images with foam tape. 

Tim Holtz -- Dog talk stamp and die set colored w/markers
Lawn Fawn -- Fancy scalloped Rectangles stackables die
Lace
Provocraft -- cuttlebug corner die
wink of stella clear glitter pen
Papertrey ink paper

I have been away to Michigan this past weekend, visiting family and then we took a little day trip along Lake Huron, little behind on visiting your blogs but hope to catch up soon :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and letting me know you have, hope your week is off to a good start, we came home to much needed rain here.

Connie