Monday, July 4, 2022

The Flower Challenge #70

Summertime and the livin' is easy.  And so is this next challenge at The Flower Challenge.  At least easy for some.  We're looking for your Clean and Simple cards - featuring flowers of course.  


I pulled out some TH Mica Spray and Honey Bee's Lovely Layered Wildflowers for my card.


I sprayed a panel for my border, cut the Bellflower blossoms from the middle, then cut it and the main panel with the Honey Bee Deckled Edge die. I used a scrap of smooshed cardstock for the stem and layered everything up for dimension. The last step was adding the Hero Arts sentiment. 

Now it's your turn.  Need inspiration?  Check out what the fantastic Design Team did.  

Speaking of Design Team.  We are saying goodbye to members Jyoti and Druhvika whose busy lives have led them down a different path.  We are fortunate to announce that our two new members are Nancy Penir and SathyaKala Sankaran.  They have been regular players at The Flower Challenge so you may have seen their wonderful designs.  We are also welcoming Marcia Hill as our Guest Designer, winner of the May challenge.  

We look forward to seeing your CAS cards in our gallery.







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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Color Hues #44 and NBUS #40

The new Color Hues challenge gave me an excuse to break out a NBUS stamp set and change direction on a birthday card for my grandson Ryan, whose birthday is today.   Have you heard?  The entire Design Team is playing cards with Michele (I Card Everyone) for a red and blue challenge. 


I got the fireworks on clearance at MFT a while ago.  I don't usually make 4th of July cards but I thought the set would make a great masculine celebratory one.  I stamped and clear heat embossed most of the elements, adding Sparkling Snow embossing powder to some.  Using my WaffleFlower A2 dies, I cut borders in red and blue and added a sentiment from MFT. 

I'm also sending this to the lovely Darnell's NBUS challenge.  Actually it's her birthday today too.  Have a happy day, Darnell. 






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Just Us Girls #639 - Word Week

Word Week at Just Us Girls can be easy or difficult.  This week Nancy chose something easy for us.


I don't have a lot of critter stamps but I am partial to several Gerda Steiner ones I have so I used her darling squirrels on my card.


The tree from Altenew and everything else was masked so I could color the background with Distress Ink.  Then the images were colored with PolyChromos pencils.  The sentiment is from the same set.  I trimmed the panel and popped it up on my card base.

What mammal would you choose to make a card?  Let's go see what our guest designer Fran Wing and the rest of the Design Team thought to use.  It should be a gallery full of cute animals.







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Thursday, June 30, 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #218

Just a quick post today to enter the AAA Cards challenge.  I saw the word 'flowers' and had to make a card. 


I stamped various images from WaffleFlower's Simple Stems on Bristol and colored them with Zigs.  The sentiment is from MFT.   Here's the sketch we were to follow.


Thanks for dropping by.  If you are in the USA, have a happy and safe 4th of July.





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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Just Us Girls #638 - Photo Week

 VIcki has a real tropical photo for us at Just Us Girls this week.

There are a lot of different things that could inspire a card so I hope you'll join in the challlenge. I combined a number of images to make my card.


I started with Polynesian Paradise by My Favorite Things.  The hibiscus and pineapple were randomly stamped and lightly watercolored to make a background.  The littlel hula dancer was colored with with Altenew Artist markers and a few Copics.  To ground her and make her stand out from the background, I cut a dome from Waffle Flower, colored it with Distress Ink and added the sentiment from the set.  For the piece de resistance, she's on an action wobble.  I mean a dancer has to dance. 😁

Our guest designer Lucie G and the rest of the Design Team have some wonderful cards to show you, hoping to encourage you to make a card for the gallery.




Edited to Add:  Now that I've seen the Time Out challenge, I want to send my card over there.  Plus I was an HM at their last challenge so I'm obligated. ;)




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