Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Minty

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For today I am playing along with Fusion and Retro Rubber Challenge Blog. I love this challenge! I thought long and hard how am going to go about this 'mint' thing from Fusion. Well, it only took skimming through my mint paper when ideas started flowing. I will explain more in the captions. Here is my card today, enjoy!! 


The striped paper background started this entire design. The color was a perfect mint green. The snowflakes were part of a larger sheet of designer double-sided paper I found in my stash (picture below). I individually die cut the snowflakes into circles; I think it was a good idea from fussy cutting around its outline. I feel it would have been too busy.
As you can see by the picture the patterned paper which was double sided
adorned with silver shimmer. 
Above: I stamped the girl in the oh-so-cozy sweater, cut her out, and placed her over the sentiment banner. Left/Below: The oh-so-cozy knit sweater reminded me of one of the pictures from the inspiration photo. I have wanted to use this stamp for a while and this was my perfect opportunity!  Right/Bottom: Some of the die-cut snowflakes have some shimmer and shine and matches nicely with the silver shimmer of the standalone flakes.

 Challenges Entered:
I have owned both stamps for at least two years

RRCB 106

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Shamrock Layers

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For today I am playing along with  Crafty Gals Corner, The Male Room, and The Card Concept. Here is my card today, enjoy!!


This card consists of five different DP patterns. Each layer was torn and then placed on the card. The color scheme was inspired by The Card Concept. The shabby chic inspiration photo led to creating a random layout. 
Above: Both green shamrock papers were perfect for all the challenges listed. It creates tons of physical and visual texture. Left/Below: This is showing the sheen of the medallion and the center of the card in the light. You can also notice the depth that was created using the ripped layers of the card. It was a pleasant surprise to see the final product.  Right/Bottom: I used two out of the three-layered die cuts for this card. It reminded me of Celtic shapes used throughout the region.

Challenges Entered:
The Card Concept: Challenge #110- Shamrock Blessings
Crafty Gals Corner: Challenge #187- Add a Shamrock/Clover
The Male Room: Challenge #106- Gorgeous Greens

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Piano Concert

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For today I am playing along with Freshly Made Sketches and Double D Challenges. This card has special meaning to me. Why? My son and I are going to see his piano teacher play tonight! I thought this card would be great to give the teacher during my son's next lesson. So here is my card for today, enjoy!

The background paper is modified DP. The music images were stamped on the DP to go with the music theme. The distressed edges were part of the DP, I just enhanced it with a bit more sponging.

The only pop of color is the flowers.
The shot of pink is so pretty against the background.
The technique on the leaves tone down the green. I forgot the name but you ink the stamp and then take a marker and stripe color directly on the stamp and then stamp. You will get a variegated tone that looks so natural.

Challenges Entered:
Double D Challenges: Let's Make Some Music
Freshly Made Sketches: FMS379

I am so excited to see the concert tonight! I am sure it is going to a fantastic time for my son and me. I will let you know in future posts. 

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Rainbows & Sunshine

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For today I am playing along with Fusion and The Paper Players. Here is my card today, enjoy!!

If I to sum up in one word what this card represents, I would say color!
What a joy to make this card, why with all this gloom-and-doom of early Spring I needed some color in my life.
I used heavyweight watercolor paper, embossed the Hero Arts stamp white, and used Distress Ink to color in the rainbow. Then I wet my hands with water and clapped them all around for a droplet effect {see below}.
The sunshine was stamped using yellow Distress Ink with orange laid over the yellow.
You can also see the water clapping and how they developed into little droplets.
Challenges Entered:


I had to triple check to see if I qualified for Fusion. I quite obviously went toward the sketch and not the color scheme. I also know I stick out like a sore thumb. So much color!!!

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Stampede!

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For today I am playing along with Time Out Challenges and The Color Throwdown. Here is my card for today, enjoy!!

The unique color palette from CTD fits nicely with the TO challenge theme challenge.
These wild horses are just fabulous from Stampendous! I love their movement and dynamics. You can hear them stampeding along the plains...
Detailed shot of the horses and watercolor. Out of simplicity, I decided to not color every horse.
All the color would've made the design too busy and lose its graphic effect.
Besides the color palette and graphic nature of the horses, the gray panel comes out for your personal message. It is a unique card because the panel pulls out of the card.
This is a postcard style card, meaning it doesn't have a fold for an inside message. 

 Challenges Entered:
Time Out Challenges: Challenge #130- Unique
The Color Throwdown: ctd533

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Feather of Hope

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For today I am playing along with CASology. Here is my card today, enjoy!!


The feather outline was done a few days ago. My son and I had a school project we were working on and when he was done I gobbled up all the paint with an extra piece of paper. 

I die cut another feather the same color as the backdrop. I thought it looked a bit sparse and it needed more texture not splatters.
The black you see under the feather isn't black paper but black velvet. It feels so fantastic.
I am sure the recipient will love it!!

 Challenges Entered:
CASology: Week 334- Funky


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Sunday, March 10, 2019

POP!

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For today I am playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch and CASology. Here is my card today, enjoy!!

This is such a fun card. It is full of action and whimsy!
The popcorn and ombre backdrop were colored using Prismacolor pencils.
This card doesn't need to be a birthday card. It can be a card for any occasion!
One occasion may be a surprise movie night!
Why not?
I stamped the 'pop' sentiment first on the card base. This way you can see the detail of the stamp. I stamped it again, colored it and fussy cut the interjection. I placed the 'pop' on top of the original stamped image.

Challenges Entered:










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