Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Celebrate! It's your day.

 Hello Everyone,

Today I am going to share a card using the challenge from As You See It. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

The wreath is traditionally for Christmas or Winter cards but in this case, I made it more of an occasion card. This wreath uses all sorts of different green pattern papers. The wreath itself is built up to three layers and the banner is also three layers. 

The inlay technique is really is effective with the layered wreath.
It really shows the dimension very well.

The sentiment is made up of two stamp sets in two different shades of green.

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 headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy. 

Monday, September 21, 2020

Kraft Bouquet

 Hello,

For today I will be playing along with The Color Throwdown. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

The bouquet was stamped on kraft paper using Colorbox Frosted White. Colored the leaves and branches. 


The sentiment was stamped directly on the image in black.
The Spellbinders frame is gray with dimensionals.

Outline the entire bouquet using a white gel pen
leaving the kraft to show through the white ink.

Challenges Entered:

The Color Throwdown: ctd611







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 headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy. 

Friday, September 18, 2020

Marigold

 Hello All,

Welcome to another challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge. Today's color challenge is a bit more... well... challenging. It is because no other neutrals are allowed. You can use white and gold. Either way, I had fun with the color challenge! Here is my card for today, enjoy!

I have had this marigold stamp for years and never used it until now. The rich oranges really spawned the need for a fall flower. I thought this marigold from Stamplorations was perfect!
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Now for our challenge!

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #412

Shawna Standish
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A delicate frame of necterine and white surround the flower so nicely.
The leaf outline diecut was added for a bit of the avocado color.

I stamped the flower on HA black watercolor paper and heat embossed. I painted the flower using Gouache watercolor paint. They are very pigmented and perfect for dark color backgrounds.

Well, thank you again for taking the time out of your busy day to visit my corner of the internet. I do hope you will join us at Color My Heart Color Dare and play along. 

Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and stay healthy. Until then take care and we will see you soon!


Thursday, September 10, 2020

Chalky

 Hello Everyone,

Today I am playing along with The Paper Players, Less is More, and Cardz 4 Guyz. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

The chalkboard technique is present from the patterned paper I chose from a 'chalky' paper pad. The paper was double-sided. All I had to do was cut to size and flip the paper over. Perfect coordination. The banner is also from the same chalky paper packet. 

The colors are very subdued using only light yellow as the only color on the card. 
The other colors like the chalked up birds are neutral. I also distressed the edges of the card with white ink to look more chalky.

This shows the leaf detail. The 'paper' I used came from the October 2019 MMH kit. I put the word paper in quotes because it looks and feels a wood veneer. You can see the woody texture on the leaves.

Challenges entered:
Cardz 4 Guys:#253 Monochrome

  Cardz 4 Guyz

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 headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy. 

Monochromatic Leaves

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For today I will be playing along with Just Us Girls challenge. Their word prompt, leaves. I am also entering Cardz 4 Guyz. Here is my card for today, enjoy!


To me, Autumn is all about texture and this card delivers in spades!
I added patterned and embossed papers. 

The shaker gives the leaves an opportunity to move around. I added some copper metallic sequins with the corrugated off white leaves. I left the entire card monochromatic to enhance its texture. 

I distressed the die-cut leaf for some realism using Gathered Twigs and Hickory Smoke DI's. The leaves behind the sentiment add some color yet still having the gray undertone. Three sequins were added to the leaf to bring in the metallic from the shaker.

Challenges Entered:
Cardz 4 Guyz

I just got back from a Labor Day vacay and it is starting to look like fall out here in Michigan. One thing I did notice was how gray it was all around me. The sky, trees, ground cover, everything seemed like it it was one color. There were just hints of color but they all seemed to have a gray undertone. This is where I got my inspiration for this card. Yes, Autumn is all about vibrant color but sometimes it can be beautifully gray.

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 headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy. 

Friday, September 4, 2020

Red, White, and Blue Color Dare

 Hello Everyone!

Today I am not playing along but am a design team member at Color My Heart Color Dare. It has been a while since I have been part of a design team. I have loved playing along with CMHCD and thought I would join them. So here I am with the first card of my term, enjoy!

Stars and stripes are the central theme for our red, white, and blue color dare.

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Now for our challenge!

Image may contain: stripes, text that says 'Color Dare #410 Red, White & Blue Must use all 3 colors Black, Gold & Silver and Neutrals Free'

Color My Heart Color Dare: Color Dare #410

Shawna Standish
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The stars come from an old Hero Arts background stamp. This stamp inspired the card's design. I noticed the stripes on the DP were an off-white. So I decided to color some of the stars the same off-white color as the stripes. It shows consistancy and balance.

Well, thank you again for taking the time out of your busy day to visit my corner of the internet. I do hope you will join us at Color My Heart Color Dare and play along. 

Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and stay healthy. Until then take care and we will see you soon!



Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Watercolor Dragonfly

 Hello Everyone,

For today I am playing along with Fusion card challenge. Dragonflies intrigue me. Why? I will get into that later but first here is my card for today, enjoy!

I had to flip the sketch for the dragonfly to show on the card. 
Yes, I could have centered the entire image but I like the way it cuts off. 

A lot of color and action with the stamped image so I thought I would stamp a simple sentiment guiding you into the dragonfly scene.

I used Zig markers to lay down the color and an aqua pen to distribute the color- using Canson Multi-Media paper. I have never tried watercolor on multimedia before and I must say I am very pleased. The color blended nicely and no pilling or ripping. I also like the smooth texture of the paper vs. traditional watercolor paper. 
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I had to do a bit of research (thirty minutes on Google 😀) to confirm what I have learned before spouting facts about the dragonfly. Okay, here we go! Dragonflies are one of the first species of insects to evolve some 300 million years ago. Now they are small, delicate, and fragile little creatures but some scientists believe that they were once monstrous creatures (as was the cockroach)! Fossil evidence shows dragonflies to once have wingspans up to 2 feet! They are efficient killers and can fly as fast backward as forwards! Amazing creatures that are so well designed they didn't have to evolve too much over the 300 million years here on Earth.

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 headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy. 

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