Friday, May 17, 2024

Altenew May Inspiration Challenge 2024

Hey there!  Thanks for dropping by. 

I almost forgot that I made a card for the Altenew May Inspiration Challenge.  I loved Nathalie's bouquet of tulips and since I saw a bunch like it growing outside a store I decided to make my own. 

Here is her inspiration photo.

And here is mine.

Such gorgeous colors and I tried to replicate them on my card.


The pieces were all cut in white with the blossoms colored with Pinkalicious, Coral Bliss, and Marigold and the stems and leaves in Grass Field and Shadow Creek.  It took me a while to get just the right colors but all my Altenew inks gave me enough to experiment with. The background is the Always Sunshine embossing folder. 

Keep on crafting.





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Thursday, May 16, 2024

Just Us Girls #727 - Mood Board Week

Carol Mc is our host for Mood Board Week at Just Us Girls.  Her board evokes images of summer and travel.

I've done bicycles and sunglasses and beaches so for something new I went with the sailboat.


This boat was part of a set from SSS that I bought quite a while ago and I don't know why.  I liked the coloring book style images but didn't realize it was mainly a valentine set, hence the heart anchor.  It's colored with Altenew artist markers and mounted with a wobble on an inked panel set behind a Lawn Fawn circle die. 

What inspires you in these photos?  Check out what the Design Team and our guest designer Jenny Martin have made.  Their fabulous cards will give you some good ideas.  

I hope to see your card in the gallery.






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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The Flower Challenge #91 - Reminder

There is still time for you to play along at The Flower Challenge where the prompt is

You can use any medium you like and it's a good time to get practice with some you've neglected of late.


At some point I stamped several of these Rhododendron from EbyE and one found its way to my desk.  I thought it would be good to color with my Zigs since it had been stamped on Bristol.  (Luckily I wrote that info on the back of the panel).  Once it was die cut, I auditioned a number of ways to display it.  It's bright color needed a white background which is cut from Spellbinders Four Petal Label Dies, but also something deep to add drama.  Pine Feather from PTI did the trick, embossed with Altenew's Crystal Wall.

We hope to see your colored flowers joining our challenge.






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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Can You Handle the Pressure? - Flowers

Hey there!  I'm so glad you dropped by.

I've had this card sitting on my desk for quite a while and it must have been waiting for the Can You Handle the Pressure? challenge option of flowers. 

 
It's made using the blackout technique.  The panel was embossed with Altenew's Pressed Flowers and then inked on the debossed side.  No need to be really careful with where the colors go.  After you have colored your card, you run a pad of black ink across it to cover the top layer.  It will take a few passes.  Just keep swiping until you're satisfied with the coverage.  That's it!  Much easier than it looks and the results are fantastic. 

Will you give this technique a try?  There are a number of videos if you need more information.








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