Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Today I'm sharing two cards I made last week. I was out and about this past weekend and wasn't able to get any decent photos while I had a good stream of sunlight coming in the window of my craft room.
The first card uses a Hero Arts stamp called Blooming Meadow and a stamp from a set called Handwritten Borders by Simon Says Stamp! I heat embossed both the image and the sentiment with embossing powder from Recollections called Glacier. I love this color. I used cardstock from PaperTrey Ink for the base for both cards.
My second card uses a stamp set from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous called Phrases 2. I really love this set! I stamped the sentiment onto Ranger watercolor cardstock with clear embossing powder and then inked the paper with Tim Holtz distress inks in these colors: scattered straw, dusty concord, salty ocean, crushed olive and worn lipstick.
I keep bookmarking different challenges I want to participate in, but the week gets away from me and I don't always get a chance to sit down and create. I'm hoping to be able to get a few done this week. We'll see how far I get.........
Sunday, April 5, 2015
I thought I'd try the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge. After reading the rules of the challenge I realized that I didn't have Stampin' Up! cardstock. You could still participate without it so I tried to match the colors as best I could. I found three different colors of green cardstock in my stash and decided to go with them. Even though there are three different colors, in the photo it almost looks like two are the same.
This is a very CAS card! Lots of open or white space and minimal layers and embellishments. This type of card always challenges me. I always want to keep adding more stuff!
For my sentiment I used a new stamp set called Handwritten Borders that I purchased from Simon Says Stamp! I used a die from Memory Box called Charlotte Border for my green diecuts.
Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Every day I get the newsletter from Paper Playful with all the daily listings of challenges. It's one the the emails I love to get and peruse to see if there are any challenges that catch my eye. The other day the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge looked interesting so I thought I'd give it a try. This is my first time playing along with them.
For my card I used Tim Holtz watercolor paper and inked it up with these distress inks: crushed olive, worn lipstick, scattered straw, tumbled glass and dusty concord. I found some thinner Bazzill cardstock in my stash and used two different Fiskars flower punches to create three flowers. I dusted the edges with versamark and then finished them off with white embossing powder. the sentiment is from a Tim Holtz clear set called Phrases 2. Base cardstock is from PaperTrey Ink. I used bling from various manufacturers: Recollections, Doodlebug Design and October Afternoon.
Be sure to click the link about to go check out the submissions for this challenge! Thanks for stopping by!