Monday, June 18, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #6

Yes, that's right.  This month's Twofer Card Challenge wants to see trees on two cards for two different occasions.  Not having many tree stamps to choose from I made a couple of little scenes using Birchland from Altenew.
For the Spring card I masked the tree and inked the background with Distress Ink, stamping the leaves in the same green ink. The birdhouse and bird are colored with Zigs. 
For the Fall card I stamped three trees with Gathered Twigs DI and watercolored them with the same.  I lightly washed the grass and sky and then stamped a variety of leaf colors in the trees and on the ground. 

Thanks again for a wonderful challenge to stretch our stamps and our imagination.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

CAS Christmas Challenge -June Reminder

I'm back with another card for the CAS Christmas challenge - Masculine. 
I used the same PTI set as I did for my other card for this challenge, this time featuring the skis.  I stamped them in dark gray on gray cardstock and silver embossed the bindings.  Texture paste through a SSS stencil makes the snowy background and my new puff embossing powder edges the torn hill.  The card needed a little color so the sentiment is stamped in red and clear heat embossed.

There is still time to enter the challenge and the Design Team has even more cards to inspire you.  Head on over to CAS Christmas and check them out.

CASology #304

My card for CASology is more about a technique than an image.  Their cue word for this week is "pearl"  and so I made my card using the faux pearl technique.
I dabbed white pearl acrylic paint onto my cardstock and when it was dry I added Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide.  When I went looking for a sentiment, I found the weeds already cut from pearl vellum with my CASual Fridays stamp.  Here's another photo so you can see the pearl shine.
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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Time Out #111

When a challenge has an optional twist with it I usually do the option.  I forgot about this little detail when I made my card for Time Out this week. 
I could have easily done a one layer card and I think that was my plan when I picked the image but somewhere along the line I got off track.
I used Zigs to color and then spritz the PB stamp.  I thought it needed some color so I die cut the sentiment and let the red show through and be a border.

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Just Us Girls #445 - Color Week

Ina is the host for color week at Just Us Girls.
Red and black are two of my favorite colors and I added green as my choice.
I bought the Criss Cross die from Paper Smooches a long time ago and this is the first I've used it.  On top I placed poppies from Altenew/EbyE. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

The Design Team and our talented guest designer Hannelie Bester have some wonderful cards to inspire you.  We hope you will make a card and enter it in the challenge.  If you're our winner you may be chosen as a guest designer in August.

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Little Red Wagon #450

It's been a while since I played at The Little Red Wagon but their challenge "To Bee or Not to Bee" intrigued me and I had the stamps and stencil to make a quick card.

Paper - PTI
Stencil - Funky Fossil
Bee - Reverse Confetti
Ink - Distress Oxide, Zigs
Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp
Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles

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The Flower Challenge #21 - Reminder

There's still time to play at The Flower Challenge this month.  The theme is
These can be found under a tab on the blog.  Remember a flower has to be the focal point of your card and it must be colored or stamped by you.  I chose 'background stamping' for my challenge.
I stamped the flowers and leaves from Altenew in HA Soft Brown on Neenah Desert Storm and colored them with my PolyChromos pencils.  I accented the stamens with a brown pen and added the dots to fill in the spaces.  The sentiment die is from CPD, cut three times.

You are going to want to see what the Design Team and our guest this month, Stef Perry, have made for their reminder cards.  I peeked at some and they are fabulous. Check them out and then make a card for the challenge. Please be sure to tell us the number of the previous challenge you chose.