Thursday, August 17, 2017

thank you

Thursday August 17, 2017
 
Ok so this is the fourth "thank you" card.. I think I am on a roll.... I already have card 5 in my mind.. WooHoo
So I first started with Kuretake Gansi water color on water color paper.  As it was drying I then stamped the My Favorite Things flowers / leaves with Altnew inks. I die cut them out and I die cut the sentiment also from MFT.. I layered it 5 times to give strength and boldness.  I then cut the water color piece down a little and adhered it to a piece of dark blue card base. I then added the flowers and thank you and added some Nuvo drops around the card and Spectrum Noir to the flowers. I really like the background color and makes the blue flowers pop.. I love to water color and playing with colors. 
 
Challenges:
Tuesday throw-down #356 - anything goes
Try it on Tuesday - in my garden
Simon Wednesday - add a sentiment
Fab n funky #361 - anything goes
Crafty creations #348 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 296-297 - anything goes
Moving along with the times #52 - things beginning with letter "B" (blue, bouquet, beads of Nuvo)




Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sending wags your way - Paper Play Sketches

Wednesday August 16, 2017
 
So we are half way through August.. where is this month going?? Least the weather is still nice..  and now it's time for another challenge at
 
 
This is the sketch for you to follow

 
So this sketch took me awhile to figure what I wanted to do...
I knew I had a small area to add either a sentiment or an image.. So digging through my stamps I found this cute My Favorite Things dog and the sentiment I chose from the same set fit perfect on my Stampin up scallop punch. The three little paw prints are from Art Impressions.  The teal paper is a scrap of Quick Quote DP. I also distressed the edges with some Quick Quote chalk inks.  I added a little ribbon to the top of the dog piece so it just had a little more interest. Oh and the images are colored with copics.
 
I sure hope you play along and let's see what you come up with..
 

Challenges:
Craft rocket #40 - animal kingdom
Crafting from the heart #172 - anything goes
City crafters #375 - no flowers
(Pin)spirational #197 - animals- dogs
Simon Wednesday - add a sentiment
Fab n funky #361 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 296-297 - anything goes


Mission control we have a birthday - Creative with Stamps #17

Tuesday August 15, 2017
 
Mid month reminder at Creative with Stamps #17
Our theme is Boys to men..  masculine card
 
If you have time now is the perfect time to get those masculine cards done. Birthday, get well, thinking of you, anniversary.....
 
 
Well since I did a MAN card for the August 1st start of our challenge Boys to Men.. I chose to do a  BOYS card for the mid month reminder...
 I chose to use My Favorite Things stamps.. I first used Ranger inks and created the background colors. I did some water spots on the ink.. I then took the silver  Nuvo paste and Simon Says star stencil and created the stars.. I then stamped the images and colored with Copics.  I added some Spectrum Noir to different images. I added glossy accents to the rocket window and space suit helmet. I colored the sentiment paper with Night of Navy by Stampin Up and I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. This set is so cute. I love My Favorite Things stamps..
I hope I inspired you to create a Boys to Men card and play along at Creative with Stamps

Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - for a child
Cute card Thursday #490 - embossing
Crafting from the heart #172 - anything goes
City crafters #375 - no flowers
Naughty or nice #42 - on the move





Monday, August 14, 2017

THANKS

Monday August 14, 2017
 
This is my third "THANKS" card.. I started this card by stamping the flowers but I did not like what I created.. SO I closed my craft-room door and walked away.. I was frustrated.. I am sure you have been there a time or two.. Well I made some granola bars and I have an Instant Pot and the night before I made Yogurt and it was at the end of the 8 hours it needed to firm up so I decided to get this finished yogurt jarred up.. I love making my own yogurt and sometimes I like to crumble my granola bar into it.. Oh I also made some Lemon Curd in the Instant Pot... Ok so now that my mind was refreshed I headed back into the craft-room... I cut down the card and got rid of most of the things I did not like.. Still wasn't happy so I then colored the background in blue using Straedtler water color crayons.  Ok it's looking better but still not happy.. So since I needed a "thank you" or "thanks" I looked at the stamps and dies I pulled for these cards.. WELL I saw this "THANKS" die and thought WA-LA.. this is it... and if it didn't work. OK.. cause I didn't like it anyhow.. I then cut fun foam in black and adhered  the colored letters to it. when I started to lay them in the negative spaces.. I fell in love.  I loved the look. This is what it needed. I used Wink of Stella on the flowers. I added Nuvo drops. Oh the flowers / leaves are stamped with Ranger inks. The flowers are the new My Favorite Things July kit of the month..
 

Challenges:
Color crazy wk. 32 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #172 - anything goes
Ooh la la #235 - flowers



Sunday, August 13, 2017

<< YOU ARE AWESOME>>

Sunday August 13, 2017
 
Ok this is the last card I made using the stamp block, ink, water technique by Jennifer McGuire.. I used a smaller block.
Well that left a big area of nothing.. So I took my Simon Says stripe stamp and stamped in black and cut in small strips. I added them to the card. I added the Tech. Tuesday sentiment and some Nuvo drops.. I mounted it on a piece to teal card stock and attached to a white card base. 
 My hubby didn't like the stripes but the more I look at it I do. I don't know what else I could of done. I didn't want to cut the image down so this was option I came up with.. What would you have done?
 
 
Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 294-295 - anything goes
Inky chicks #86 - sentiment vs. image
(Pin)spirational #196 - color
Sugar pea design #34 - colors
Dragonfly journeys #98 - neon




Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thinking of you

Saturday August 12, 2017
 
Oh MY I AM IN LOVE with this technique. if you saw my Tuesday posting you know that I watched a video
Jennifer McGuire did where she took a stamping block and squished inks on it and then spritzed with water and laid the inked block on water color paper..
Well this is another one I did..
The only issue is trying to find a sentiment and not cover the beautiful inked area. I just stamped the Concord and 9th sentiment and added a few Nuvo drops.  I layered it on black and then on a white card base. CAS..
 
Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 294-295 - anything goes
Inky chicks #86 - sentiment vs. image
Color crazy wk. 32 - anything goes
Dragonfly journeys #98 - neon



Friday, August 11, 2017

From my barn to yours - Catch the bug Free Friday

Friday August 11, 2017
 
Welcome to Catch the bug Free Friday and you can see what the Design team created with the new image from Bugaboo and the image can be found in the store. The Free image is called Farm critter stack.
 
 
This is my fun card. I love this cute stack of fun critters. I colored the image with Copics and used my cloud template. I cut the image out using Simon Says stitch die. I then stamped My Favorite Things wood box, flowers, nest of eggs and milk can. I colored them with Zig markers and used their die. I then added more clouds to the background using my cloud template and then added the stamped images. The sentiment is from My Favorite things and the stitched arch die. I added some grass with flicks of my copics.  I love how you can use digi stamps and stamps together. They all go along great and I think make great cards. 


Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 294-295 - anything goes
Craft rocket #40 - animal kingdom
Moving along with the times #51 - things that fly
Come and get it - time to die (die cuts)
Ooh la la #234 - anything goes
Cards in envy - bug me (ladybug on top of birds head)
Creative moments #124 - anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - hoe-down
Craft rocket #40 - animal kingdom