Monday, October 25, 2021

Cat Scratch Crazy

 Hello All,

Today I will be playing for the first time along with Festive FridayTheir theme is all about cats. I will also be joining The Male Room. So here is my card for today, enjoy!

I am not a huge cat fan but this card just cracked me up! I have been inspired by others that offer similar cards but this one I think shows the intensity of our kitty. I am told cat claws are as sharp as knives. I wanted to illustrate that with the wallpaper, drywall exterior, AND gypsum interior being ripped apart by our furry friend.

The wallpaper is from a black and white paper pad which I ripped to create the texture of claws. I drew lines on the bottom of the cats hind feet to create scratch marks.

The cat itself is actually die cut out of black velvet.
I gave this to my boss the other day who always says this exact phrase when she is stressed out.
It makes me giggle every time she says it.

Challenges Entered:

 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes are headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy.

All the best,

Terrarium Card

 Hello All,

It has been a while since I played The Flower Challenge so I thought I would throw my hat, or card, in the ring! Enjoy!

I wanted to make a terrarium card. Meaning I added a lot of dimension to the hexagon before adding the magnolia flower. I created the shaped border by taping two hexagons die cuts together and cutting them all at the same depth.  I think the effect is wonderful. 


This card is actually very small. I would estimate two inches squared with the hexagon poking over the top. It is a perfect little hello for someone special.

I used five hexagon shapes to create the 'terrarium'. I then placed the magnolia behind the hexagon. Sandwiched two other layers before adding the blue background. I think this picture depicts exactly how many layers are involved.

Challenges Entered:

The Flower Challenge: Challenge #61- Use a Shape


Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes are headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy.

All the best,

Monday, October 18, 2021

Gingko Leaves

 Hello All,

For today I will be playing along with The Color Throwdown and CAS Colours & Sketches challenges. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

I am never one to get a card mailed in time for someone's birthday. Terrible! I need to more dilgent because I really do care and want to show the recipient she is important.

The gingko leaves were created by randomly stamping the gingko leaves. Then lightly colored in the entire background using a light turquoise.

After the light turquoise wash I traced the leaves with a darker shade of the same color. Finally I colored the darker lines with the lighter turquoise shade to blur the sharp lines.

Challenges Entered:
CAS Colours & Sketches: Challenge #441- Sketch
Color Throwdown: ctd664

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes are headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy.

All the best,

Truck & Pumpkins

 Hello All,

Today I will be playing along with MOD Squad and Freshly Made Sketches. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

It is pumpkin time! The embossed background shows the texture of the Autumnal season.

I decided on off-white pumpkins keeping the card light and airy.


A red rusty pickup truck is what I think of when I think... well.... Red pickup truck.

Challenges Entered:

Freshly Made Sketches: FMS507
Mod Squad Challenge: Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere


Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes are headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy.

All the best,

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Looking at You

 Hello Everyone,

I hope this post finds everyone healthy and safe. Today I would like to play along with a few challenges- Addicted to CAS, Double D, Inspired By... and Stamping Sensations.  Here is my card for today, enjoy!

One thing owls are very good at is staring and seems pretty spooky at times.

The card started off the same color that's surrounding the owl, a dark gray. I stamped the owl and masked him off and started sponging black all around the mask. Finally, I added some white ink around the masking to provide an aura around the owl.

The eyes is what captivated me the moment I purchased the stamp. I simply added some white Prisma color pencil to its eyes for a glowing effect.

Challenges Entered:
Addicted to CAS: Challenge #208- Spooky
Double D Challenges: Owls and/or Pumpkins

   

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes are headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy.
All the best,

Monday, October 11, 2021

Shades

 Hello All,

Today I will be combining Color Throwdown with CASology. The challenges fit well together and so, here is my card for today, enjoy!

I think the outdoors changes a person. I guess I speak from my own experience when hiking the Adirondacks. It was a hard journey climbing that mountain but I had one goal in mind, to see the view at the top. That was all I could think to keep me going. Then it all changed when I got to the summit. All could think was I did it. There were times I didn't think I could but I did.
Because of you, I am me.
And oh the view! Well, it was a cloudy day and our view was socked in with clouds. In the end, it didn't matter at all. I climbed the 6th highest peak of the Adirondacks! 


A pair of aviator sunglasses reflecting a view of the mountains.
It is a beautiful sight to see.


Simply gold embossed the rims of the glasses.
Stamped the scene and colored it in with Prismacolor pencils.

Challenges Entered:
CASology: Week 396- View
Color Throwdown: ctd663
 

 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes are headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy.

All the best,

Arched Tree

 Hello All,

Today I am playing along with Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches. I know I always put the two challenges together but they go so well together. So, here is my card for today, enjoy!

A one layer card featuring brushed stenciling and layered stamping.

The tree is stamped with Oxide inks. They are vibrant and so colorful on the gray cardstock. I brushed a circle in the middle of the tree to delineate space. I brushed it using Hickory Smoke and Camp Fire Oxide inks.

 The colors of Autumn are so fitting for this 'Thinking of you' card. The sentiment was stamped in black pigment ink. I applied clear embossing powder on top and heat set.
I got this tip not to use black embossing powder because, and it's true, the powder always seem to stick where you don't want it to stick.
Tip: when embossing in black use pigment ink or dye ink with Versamark then use clear embossing powder and heat set. Genius! No more messy black spots.

Challenges Entered:
 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes are headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy.

All the best,

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