Sunday, March 24, 2019

Color Throwdown #535

If I don't have an image almost immediately of what I want to make, I usually don't enter a challenge.  I find if I force myself to come up with something, I'm not happy with it.  I knew right away what I wanted to do for the Color Throwdown.
I stamped the Concord and 9th Bloom Fill-in with CP Shea Butter then added the blossoms and leaves in Altenew ink.  The sentiment from PB is on an oval die from PTI.  It look me longer to decide on the sentiment than it did to make the rest of the card.

I'm off to my daughter's today to spend Spring break with her.  I'll have my Chromebook so I'll be able to comment but won't be doing any posting.  Anything you see crop up will be a post that was scheduled.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Less Is More #391

Take three.  That's the challenge at Less Is More.  Three images, three sentiments, three colors.  Three of anything you want.  I went with three images but I also ended up with three words in my sentiment.
I made marshmallow peeps from a Reverse Confetti set.  Each peep was heat embossed in their own color of Distress Ink and then watercolored with the same.  When dry they were covered with glimmer paste and eyes and noses added with a glaze pen.  The background was embossed with a dot folder to match the stamped dots on the egg carton. 

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Seize the Birthday #161 and Day of the Month Card Club

The dots and stripes of the Seize the Birthday topping option had me intrigued and so I had to make a card.
I love black and white with pops of color so I pulled out some old, old black and white papers for the main part of the card.  To separate the stripes and dots I used a PTI die in layers of white.  For the color I used my Zigs on WPlus9 Doodlebuds.

There's a new challenge in town called Day of the Month Card Club that was started by Cornelia and a couple of her friends.  The theme is "I want you to be happy".  This card makes me happy and wishes the recipient a happy birthday.

ETA: I had also planned to send this card to Time Out who is celebrating their 5th birthday and have an "Inspired By Words" theme.  I forgot until I was half way to my daughter's.  Fortunately I have my Chromebook with me and can edit my post.  Happy Birthday, Time Out!  Thanks for providing us with such a fun challenge and wonderful Design Team inspiration all these years.

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Just Us Girls #480 - Photo Week

It's photo week at Just Us Girls and Maria has chosen a bright and festive photo for us.
I pulled out my long neglected SSS balloon dies to make my card.
A variety of patterned paper was used along with the SSS sentiment stamp and some hand drawn strings.  The MFT cloud stencil gives an airy background.

Our guest designer, Greta Hess, and the rest of the team have cards to inspire you.  Why not make a card for this week's challenge.  It would put you in the running for our guest designer in May.


Friday, March 22, 2019

CAS Stencil - Ghosting

I just got some new stencils from Sarah at Funky Fossil that I won at a Time Out challenge.  I thought one of them would be perfect for the ghosting challenge at CAS Stencil.

I inked up a mixed media panel with green Distress Inks and placed down the Forest Foliage stencil, spritzed with water and laid a coffee filter and paper towel over it.  Why a coffee filter you ask?  If you saw my last entry in the challenge, the paper towel left its own imprint on my card here.  The CP leaves were the same shape and size so I cut two from paper that looked like the background colors.  At least I thought they did when I was picking them out. 

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

AAA Card Challenge #136

Gasp!  I didn't do the Spring option at the one image AAA Card Challenge .  That's not like me but I found a tag I had made over a year ago and it inspired me to make this card.
The rose is an old Penny Black stamp that I colored with Polychromos.  I added some red behind the RC lacy rectangle and stamped the sentiment from CB for an anniversary card.

I'm trying a new way to take my photos and I think they are looking a little better.  HP Orbit popped up on my computer the other day and gave me a way to link photos I take with my iPhone to my computer wirelessly.  The upside of that is they are already on my phone to post to Instagram.  That means I may post there more regularly too.  I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks. ;)

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