Thursday, April 27, 2017

Country Style

The optional twist this week for Twisted Thursday over at The Outlawz is an Anything Goes. This week, I used an image from DoveArt Studios called Country Style.
I went for a monochromatic look using Kraft and burlap for the background. The sentiment, embossed with white, comes from a set by Stampabilities. The patterned die cut squares are from Gina Marie Dies.
 
Colors Used
Our sponsor this month, Limited Run, has lots of wonderful digital images for you to choose from. Please do take a trip over to see.
Limited Run Stamps

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Scalloped Trifold Card

The optional twist this week for Twisted Thursday over at The Outlawz is Look alike/Two of a kind! Our sponsor, Limited Run, has these wonderful mushrooms called Mushroom 10. I used more than two of these fun images to make this trifold card.
Closed
Partially Open
Right Side




Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens were used for coloring. Nuvo Crystal Drops in white added some texture to the mushrooms. Spellbinders Curved Borders Two added some interest to the tops. Some Hero Arts White Pigment Ink was sponged at the top of the Kraft paper card. And a bit of burlap ribbon, enamel dots, and a white bow finished off the card.
Sentiment
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Duck and Cattails Masculine Card

This week, over at Color My Heart Color Dare, the required colors are Slate, Canary, White Daisy, and Eggplant. These colors seemed like good colors to use for a masculine card.
I used my Scan n Cut along with an SVG file from My Scrap Chick called Duck and Cattails to make this very simple card. The patterned paper is yellow and gray. The tops of the cattails are not attached and the duck is popped and edged with an eggplant color to match the cattails. The sentiment was gone over with an eggplant colored sparkle gel pen.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Down on the Farm

The optional twist this week for Twisted Thursday over at The Outlawz is Down on the Farm. This week, I used an image from DoveArt Studios called Horse Head.
The background paper is from Tim Holts, Distress Woodgrain Cardstock. I added some Vintage Photo Oxide Distress inks after I had already taken the photo and splattered with water. He is popped up over the burlap and burlap ribbon.
Our sponsor this month, Limited Run, has lots of wonderful digital images for you to choose from. Please do take a trip over to see.
Limited Run Stamps

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy Spring!

This month, at the Paper Smooches blog, the challenge is Showers. I just got the fun set called Chubby Chums from Paper Smooches.
I colored two of the cute critters with watercolor pencils and popped them up on paper that I colored with Oxide Inks and splashed with water droplets. The umbrellas (popped), rain drops, and sentiment come from Penny Blacks, April Showers stamp set. I masked off the umbrellas to add the rain which was then textured with clear Nuvo Crystal Drops. The clouds, also popped and watercolored with pencils, are from Hearts & Clouds by W Plus 9.

This set from Paper Smooches has three more adorable critters and several sentiments. It even has a tiny paw print and a hugs and kisses symbol! XO

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Color My Heart Color Dare #228 to use Peacock, Willow, and White Daisy. (Blue, Green, and White here.) 

Creative Knockouts #188 "Outside Fun"  

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Mushrooms and Ovals

The optional twist this week for Twisted Thursday over at The Outlawz is Eggstatic Ovals! Well, I have three ovals layered on this card, so lets be ecstatic about that!

Our sponsor, Limited Run, had these wonderful mushrooms called Mushroom 10. I chose to keep them all in browns with the lifting Copic technique to make little circles on them. The background is Tim Holtz burlap, the mushrooms were cut with Paper Smooches Ovals 1 then popped up, the double outer ovals were die cut with a Darice Oblong Doily frame. A simple bow finished this card.
Limited Run Stamps
Copic Markers Used

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

New Challenge from The Three Amigos

There's a new challenge in town! The Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge!
For this first challenge, they are using the Close to My Heart Paper Pack, Some Kinda Wonderful (or this as a color pallet/inspiration). I selected the gray, green, and black for my inspiration. I used the fox and turtle from the Some Kinda Wonderful stamp set, colored with watercolor pencils, and the sentiment from the Share the Love stamp set. The die cut is Regal Borders and Pockets from Heartfelt Creations. 
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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Congratulations, With a Sweet Hummingbird, Card

The April Progressive Challenge over at The Outlaws has a beautiful image called Hummingbird-n- Morning Glory Flowers by Mary Smith from Create-ful Heart Cards. I love hummingbirds and have a feeder right outside of my kitchen window where I can watch them in all their glory. My coloring doesn't do these gorgeous birds justice, but I loved coloring this all the same.

I used some Tim Holtz burlap for the background of this card. The die cuts come from Gina Marie Dies, the heart was made with Waffle Flower's Rosette Hearts die. The tiny flower is from a Stampin 'up stamp and cut with a matching punch. A bit of Wink of Stella, gold gel pen, white embossed sentiment (Stampabilities), some ribbon and a pearl complete the card.


Createful Heart Digis


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Thursday, March 30, 2017

You're Just My Type!

Anything goes is the optional twist over at Twisted Thursday, The Outlawz Our sponsor this month is MHK Designs. I used the set The Write Stuff and colored the typewriter with some gray and grayed green Copics then fussy cut and edged with Distress Ink. I cut the large heart from th Mariposa Mat Stack from DCWV and the little heart, with an included sentiment, was edged with Distress Inks and popped up. The typed letter background was created with my new We R Memory Keepers typewriter.
A tiny bit of black and white ribbon was added and a few bright red enamel drops for just a bit of splash found their way to the top of the ribbon.

Inside of Card


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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Embossed Vellum with Flowers

Embossed is the optional twist over at Twisted Thursday, The Outlawz Our sponsor this month is MHK Designs. I used the set Pretty Petunias Digital Set. A Darice embossing folder was used on vellum and then gone over lightly with Picked Raspberry Distress Inks leaving the center white. The image was colored with Copics, cut with my Scan n Cut, and popped up over the vellum. some Nuvo Crystal Clear drops were added as dewdrops and tiny white pearls were colored a matching pink with the Copics.

Inside
Copic Markers Used



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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Easter Parade Bunneh

The Progressive Challenge this month from Lisa's Bloobel Facebook page is "Easter Parade" I participated last month, so I got the free image; however, I purchased several of the images since they were just so darn cute! The one I selected for this card is Easter Parade Bunneh.
Isn't he just so cute with his Easter bonnet? I used some of the things that I got with a Simon Says kit a few weeks ago. The giant egg is made with a stencil and some Nuvo mousse. I popped up the flower paper over the coordinating reverse side of dots. I had added a green ribbon to that dotted sheet. I used Copics in RV10, 21, and 25, BG000, 01, 02, and W0,02. some Nuvo clear was added to give his eyes some depth and the bunny was also popped up on his upper body. The sentiment came with the Simon Says kit and was stamped with green Momento ink and embossed. Last, I added a few enamel dots.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Wishing You a Beautiful Day

1 Ribbon, 2 Patterned Paper, 3 Embellishments is the optional twist over at Twisted Thursday, The Outlawz Our sponsor this month is MHK Designs. I used the set Fruit Borders. I printed two, one being a mirror image. The sentiment came from the Pretty Petunias Digital Set.
Both the green background paper and the die cut pink paper are patterned and are from The Paper Studio, Khloe Lane The die cut is from Tonic and called Sunflower Array. I colored the images with Polychromos colored pencils, fussy cut, edged with Distress Inks, and popped up on foam. There are three tiny pink pearls added as embellishment.

Also shared with MHK Designs Challenge.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Miss You Big Time!

This month's challenge for Paper Smooches is to use the Pantone color of the year, greenery, somewhere in your design.
I pulled out this adorable set of sweet big animals called Huge Hugs, and selected the elephant and the Miss You Big Time sentiment.
I added blue and green Distress Inks to make the forest background. The bottom shape was die cut with Paper Smooches set called Borders 3, and the elephant was colored with gray and pink Copics. A pretty ribbon gave him something to stand on. Both the elephant and sentiment are popped.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Trees are Poems in the Sky

Framed or Easel is the optional twist this week over at Twisted Thursday, The Outlawz Our sponsor this month is MHK Designs. I used the set I've Been Framed which has several different frame styles and quotes.
I used Copic Markers G21, G94 and E55 for the trees and grass then added Distress Inks, Tattered Rose, Seedless Preserves and Tumbled Glass,  followed by some water splashes for texture. The card base was edged with Copics followed by two layers of Tim Holtz Kraft Core papers diecut with Gina Marie dies. A bit of ribbon and one green pearl finished the card.

Also shared with MHK Designs Challenge 

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Debossed Floral Card

I am a member of Instagram and was invited by the sweet "Craftingwhilethebabynaps" to enter my card in The Flower Challenge.

The Flower Challenge
I used a Darice embossing folder on white cardstock, colored the debossed areas with Copic markers, and then dragged Evergreen Bough, Broken China, and Pumice Stone Distress Inks across the card before popping it up on foam and mounting it onto a dark green paper, then onto the white base.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!

Sparkle or Flame is the optional twist this week over at Twisted Thursday, The Outlawz Our sponsor this month is MHK Designs. I used the set Eat Your Cake which comes with several sentiments to choose from.

Inside
Copic Colors Used

Charlie "helping"!


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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Spring Window

The March Progressive Freebie is now open over at The Outlawz. This month our digi is from Beccy Muir of Beccy's Place. The image is called Spring Window and comes with the sentiment.
Beccy's Place

I used a rag with Colorless Blender to texture the bricks. I added some Nuvo drops to the flowers for dimension. The windows are frosted with Wink of Stella, and the pitcher is rounded with Glossy Accents.

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Copic Colors Used


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 Beccy's Place March Challenge 
 City Crafter Challenge Blog

Monday, February 27, 2017

Bunny Love with Big Hugs

I {heart} Sketches with a tWist offers us a pretty sketch and a twist of watercolors and some colors to select. I used the sketch and I colored Bunny Love (still free as I post this) with Prima watercolor pencils, but I selected my own colors.
I used the Darice Oblong Doily Frame, Verso Sunflower Array Patterned Panels, and The Robin's Nest Dew Drops. I added a bit of Spectrum Noir clear sparkle. The sentiment, which comes with the set, is popped up. 


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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Snail Mail Stickers and Card

The optional twist this week for Twisted Thursday over at The Outlawz an anything goes. Our sponsor is Bugaboo and I used the image Snail Mail. My main goal was to make some stickers to put on the back of envelopes. I colored the image first, scanned it, reduced the size, then copy and pasted it into a Word document table. I used a sheet of Stick It taped to a sheet of paper to print it. I'm certain there must be an easier way, but it worked!
I couldn't waste the original, so I made a card using it. The tiny envelope is from Stampin Up.

Removable Note
Copic Colors Used

Bugaboo
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Free Hugs

I {heart} Sketches with a tWist #163 has a fun sketch to work, an optional twist of "Child's Play"., and an option of the colors gold, blue green, purple, and red. I selected the image Free Hugs and think I used all the options although I ran out of room for the bow. The image (cut with Gina Marie Dies) and banner are popped up with foam for some added dimension. The sentiment comes with the set.
I spent the morning making some foil covered, embossed, and painted background pieces. This one was painted with Tim Holtz Distress Paints in Vintage Photo. Below you can see the rest of the products I used.
Copics, Paper Smooches, Distress Inks
Last touch was to add a few enamel dots and hearts.

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