Friday, January 29, 2016

Case Sketch Challenge & SSS Wednesday:Anything Goes Challenge

I really admire some of the talented individuals who share such great ideas for those of us who just craft when time permits and don't always have time to experiment with design.  Kay Miller is certainly one of those amazing people and I followed a link on her blog to discover the "CASE the Sketch #157 Challenge."  As busy as my life is I will enjoy the inspiration from a good sketch.  Therefore, I gave this one a try and will certainly enjoy perusing the other sketches.

For my card I used Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock so I could to a watercolor background using a few of my Distress Markers.  I decided to flick a few ink drops after the background dried and then added by small bouquet and die cut sentiment.
I also submitted this card to the Simon Says Wednesday: Anything Goes Challenge.

Products Used:
Tim Holtz Distress Markers
Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Scripted Dies
Papertrey Ink Bitty Bouquets Stamp Set & Dies 


SSS Challenge: Love is in the Air

The Monday Simon Says Stamp Challenge:Love is in the Air  is perfect for a Valentine Card so that is what I set out to create for my husband.  I stamped a background pattern and simply set that behind a heart cut from a Red foreground paper.  I stamped a couple more small hearts and outlined them with dark red dots using a Copic marker.  Then I added my sentiment.

Products Used:
Papertrey Ink Fancy That Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Wet Paint Stamp Set and Dies
Papertrey Ink Confetti Garland Borders Stamp Set
Quickutz Nested Heart Dies
Ranger Classic Cherry Dye Ink
Hero Arts Black Dye Ink
Copic Sketch Marker Dark Red


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: OMBRE

I love blending ink colors on a card background so when I read the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge I knew I would have to do something with ink blending.  I took five colors of ink, a purple, royal blue, cyan, turquoise and teal and blended theses colors from bottom to top.  That gave me a simple but colorful background for my die cut cover plate.  I added a few tiny black stars to finish the card.

Products Used:
Papertrey Ink Winter Floral Cover Plate Die
Papertrey Ink Graceful Greetings Stamp Set


Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

I discovered the Wednesday Word Art blog from a very nice comment left by Karen.  Therefore, I thought is would be fun to join in with the current challenge and add an inspired card to the mix.  I have been pleased to see some lovely stamps on the market with scripture and used a stamp set from Papertrey Ink to create the card below.  You can visit the Word Art Wednesday Challenge here.

Products Used:
Papertrey Ink Phrases and Praises Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Flower Favorites Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Sunflower Cover Plate Die


SSS Stencil It Challenge

This week's challenge was to use a stencil is some creative way.  I decided to use my Prima Fluttering Flowers stencil to dry emboss the background of my card.  I just recently added to my Sizzix Big Shot the Impressions pad and plate so I have had some fun experimenting with the dry embossing technique using my stencils.  After adding the embossing I lightly blended some pink ink to bring out the embossed areas.

Products Used:
Prima Fluttering Flowers Stencil
Papertrey Ink Fresh Florals Stamp Set & Dies
Papertrey Ink Thank You Die


Saturday, January 9, 2016

Make-it-Monday A LA CARTE

For this Make-it-Monday I decided to experiment with layering cover plate die cuts.  The original challenge video can be viewed here.  I used my peony cover plate and cut it in two colors, one white and one black.  I layered the black behind the white and offset the image sideways and slightly vertical to give the image depth.  For the background I chose a medium blue patterned paper so I could have nice contrast.  This was so easy to complete and still a lovely result.


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Adding Color to Stamped Images

This weeks Make-it-Monday at Papertrey Ink was interesting and took me more than one attempt to get a nice result.  I only have watercolor pencils so my result was not as vivid as Laurie's lovely example but I still liked the effect.  I embossed the white background with a Tim Holtz stencil using my Sizzix Big Shot.

My tiny stars on this card are the stars from the Scene It Skyscapes die set.  I had not tried to glue such small paper shapes to a card before, but it turned out fine.  

Products Used:
Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words - Thank you Die
Papertrey Ink - Fresh Floral Wrap Ups Stamp Set and Dies
Papertrey Ink - Scene It : Skyscapes Die set
Tim Holtz Stripes Stencil


About This Blog

  © Blogger templates Newspaper III by 2008

Back to TOP