Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #7

It's time for another fun challenge at Twofer Cards.  I can't believe it's number 7 already.  I wait every month to see what the next theme will be.  This month it's "beverage".  I have a couple of tea cup stamps but just to be different I went with a bottle stamp from Altenew.
For the first card I stamped the solid image several times using my MISTI and Altenew Turquoise ink, inking only the sides on subsequent stampings.  
The flowers are layered stamps from Altenew and the sentiment is from Dare2B Artsy.  (Yay! for Evernote.  I couldn't remember where it was from so I checked with them.)  

For the second card, I used the outline of the bottle.  I hope that's cricket. 😓
They are stamped in VersaFine Smokey Gray and colored with Zigs.  The sentiment for this birthday card is from CPD.  It's funny how some Zig colors blend a lot better than others.

Thanks for dropping by.  If you haven't already, I hope you check out this challenge.

Monday, July 16, 2018

CAS Watercolor - July

Splash watercoloring is such a fun way to make a background and it's this month's theme for the CAS Watercolor challenge.  You can get varied looks depending on colors and how many times you splash or layer and that's what makes it interesting. 
I used Broken China and Faded Jeans Oxide inks for my 'sky' and placed it behind an oval die cut from MFT.  The bird is from PB and the sentiment from PTI.  Inside it says "And in my prayers."  It seems I need a lot of prayer cards lately.

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope your week is off to a good start.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

CAS Mix-Up Challenge July

I really like the CAS Mix-Up challenge this month.
Coloring die cuts is such a simple request and the results can be fantastic.  Plus it gave me an excuse to use my Dr. Ph Martin's liquid watercolor.  I've had them for years and rarely use them.
The PB iris was cut from watercolor paper and layered on two other die cuts to give it stability.  I stamped the sentiment from PTI, added some splatters and a frame cut from Royal Velvet cs. 

I'm so glad you dropped by.

The Flower Challenge #22 - Reminder

Have you made a card for The Flower Challenge this month?  There's still time and the Design Team has more inspiration for you over on the blog.  The theme is
There are a couple of definitions of monochrome.  One is black and white, and the other is various shades of the same color.  Like my first card, I decided to use color and this time I went with red.
I stamped and heat embossed the Mondo Sakura from EBE in Altenew Velvet and then colored it with Zigs.  Once it was dry I colored the background with Festive Berries Distress Ink, sprinkled it with water and blotted.  The SSS sentiment was die cut from paper similar in color to the darkest Zig I used for the leaves and stamen.

We hope you'll join us this month.  Remember that flowers have to be the focal point of your card.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Less Is More #375

It's a color challenge at Less Is More and one that works well with summertime images.
The first thing I thought of was my Altenew Hibiscus.
I stamped it with Altenew inks, adding some second generation stamping on the background leaves from Wildflower Garden which is where the sentiment is from. 

I'm so glad you dropped by.  Enjoy your weekend.

Just Us Girls #449 - Trend Week

It's time for the Trend Week challenge at Just Us Girls and I had to think long and hard about what was trending that we hadn't already done or that would be easy enough for you all to want to make a card.  I chose
There are so many ways you can go with this as exemplified by the wonderful cards that the Design Team has waiting for your inspiration over on the blog.  We're also fortunate to have Julia Aston as our guest this month. 
I used Distress Inks on watercolor paper for my beach scene.  A PTI die made a window and I added the flowers and sentiment from MFT.

We'll be waiting to see what you enter in our gallery.