Saturday, August 18, 2018

Out of this World!

Hello Everyone,

For today I am going to be playing along with Freshly Made Sketches, Double D Challenges, and AAA Cards. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

Lots and lots of white space surrounding the Earth and the washi tape 'stars'.
The sentiment fits perfectly with the theme of the card. 
The washi tape border is symbolic of the stars surrounding the Earth.
The land masses were die cut from DP of a world map.
The land that is labeled has nothing to do with where they actually belong.
I thought it would look uniquely different to have images of maps as land.
 Challenges Entered:
AAA Cards: CAS Game #121- Friendship
Double D Challenges: The Moon and the Stars
Freshly Made Sketches: FMS350

  

Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. 


A Girl and her Dog

Hello PINspirational Friends,

I am so happy to have you here today. We have a new challenge at PINspirational! But before I get to the challenge here is my card for today, enjoy!


Who says a dog can't be a girls best friend? Not me, I say.
My daughter and Crown are besties!
Also, how can things go wrong with a dog in one hand and a coffee in the other?
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The color scheme comes directly from the inspiration photo.
This lovely Little Blue Button digi was colored using Copic Ciao's.
The 'coffee' sentiment was die cut twice and then stacked.
You may notice the color underneath the top layer is a bit darker.
That was done to provide some dimension.
Well, thank you again for taking time out of your busy day to visit my corner of the internet. I do hope you will join us at (PIN)spirational and play along. Until then take care and we will see you soon!




Friday, August 17, 2018

Sunflower Delight

Hello!

Today I am playing along with Freshly Made Sketches, CAS Watercolour Challenge, and The Paper Players. So here is my card for today, enjoy!


The sunflower stamp is a retired SU stamp. I stamped the sunflower using very light Wild Hare ink by Colorbox. The detail of the stamp shows through the watercolor giving it beautiful texture and dimension.
The center of the sunflower was done by watercoloring the center using a stipple effect. giving the impression of seeds. The absolute center was done using brown, yellow, and light green watercolor. 
I know some of you may be thinking why on earth did I use a bright and cheery sunflower for a sympathy card. It is a time to reflect on the good times and times together with the departed. I think of it as a celebration of life. 

Challenges Entered:
The Paper Players: PP405- Color Challenge
Freshly Made Sketches: flipped the sketch- FMS350
CAS Watercolour Challenge: August- Sunflower 

 Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Geography


Hello All,

Today I am playing along with Just Add Ink, Cupcake Inspirations, and AAA Cards. The back-to-school theme seems popular this time of year. Which is good news because I have to get some teacher cards done before the first day of school. It is only 2 weeks away. This Summer flew by like a flash! Anyway, here is my card for today, enjoy!


When I was a kid school would have blackboards. If I remember correctly it was always some students job to erase the board. Of course, there was always a residual white from the chalk on the board. That's what I tried to depict using the black square.
I think back to school I think of maps geography among one of the subjects of study. Also, remember those old library ledgers inside library books? That is what I tried to depict for the background paper. 
Challenges Entered:
AAA Cards: CAS game #121- Friendship
  

Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

At the Library

Hello All,

Today I am going to the library. Well, not literally the library. I am going to be playing along with The Library Challenge. I really enjoyed this book as a child and now as an adult, I shared the story with my kiddos! So naturally, I was inspired to create a card using the cover art for a card. So, here we go, enjoy!

The ombre was created using acrylic paint and
 splatters of white and dark blue watered down paint.
Above: I wanted to keep the objects and sentiment 'colorless'. Like the inspiration cover, the mermaid seems to be second from the color of the water. Left/Below: But of course, I had to something not to wild so I grabbed my metallic marker and Wink of Stella and colored our mermaid. The effect doesn't really take effect until you place it into the light. Right/Bottom: This is the mermaid not in the light. A bit of diffraction, you can see the hair is a bit colored and the Wink of Stella made the star, bikini, and tail a bit darker.  

Challenges Entered:
The Library Challenge: Challenge #12- The Little Mermaid 

Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Cupcakes and Muffins

Hello All, 

For today I am going to be playing along with The Paper Players and Sunday Stamps. I saw this stamp at our local outlet store and I just blew up in laughter. So, now it is your time for a bit of a chuckle. Here is my card for today, enjoy!


This sentiment is actually one stamp.
I thought breaking it up would be a bit funnier.
The front of the card doesn't really get to the point but then you open it up and that is when the giggles happen.
The cherry background was hand-stamped and then layered with vellum.
The vellum works to knock down the brightness of the background allowing the delectable cupcake to become center stage.
I decided to flip the sketch because all the elements looked a bit cramped vertically.
Flipping the sketch made all the difference.
Challenges Entered:
The Paper Players: PP404- Theme Challenge: Humorous
Sunday Stamps: SSC184: Sketch Fun
  

Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. 

Monday, August 6, 2018

Copper Dragonfly

Hello All,

Wow, it is so late here in MI! It is two in the morning and, yikes, I have to get up in a few hours to work. But I had, just had, to get this card out for some challenges. I will be playing along with Color Throwdown and Double D Challenges. So here is my card for this very early morning, enjoy!

The copper dragonfly is bordered by copper distress edges. This was done by simply dragging VersaMark Ink and then added copper embossing powder.
The sentiment was stamped directly on the copper dragonfly panel.
Again, VersaMark Ink and white embossing powder. 

Notice the sliver of white around the border of the card. It is hard to tell on a white backdrop but it frames the card beautifully.
 Challenges Entered:
Color Throwdown: ctd504
Double D Challenges: Don't Bug Me!


Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. 

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