Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ColourQ #255

Hello, hello!  I hope you all are having a great week!  Today I am playing along with a challenge I recently stumbled upon.  It is a color challenge called ColorQ.

Here is the color pallet:

http://colourq.blogspot.com/2014/08/colourq-challenge-255.html

And here is the card I made:


I didn't have the Rich Razzleberry color, but the color I used (Memories Dye Ink in Port Red) was very similar...until I got it wet and it turned a more pinkish color.  Oh well, I tried!  I cut the tag with my Silhouette and then used a mask over it when I added the color.  Once I was done, I sprayed the tag with water to allow the colors to move a bit.  When it was dry, I heat embossed it using Versamark and silver embossing powder.  I added the grommet and seam binding, which I had dyed with the Port Red, then added the silver sequins for a finishing touch.  I think it turned out pretty.  Seam binding has a way of making things pretty all by itself.  :)

That is all for today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Brightly Colored Thank You Card

Hello, again!  Today I am playing along with two fun challenges and I wanted to share the card I created!  I am using photo inspirations from The Cutting Edge Challenge and the Cure for the Monday Blues challenge.  Here are the photos:


http://littlemisst-papercraft.blogspot.com/2014/08/cure-for-monday-blues-challenge-27_18.htmlhttp://thecuttingedgechallenge.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-cutting-edge-challenge-8.html

I decided to use the fun floral and greenery from the Cutting Edge picture with the colors from the Cure for the Monday Blues picture.  Here is the result:


I started off by stamping the background with grey ink, mimicking the comforter of the Monday Blues picture.  Then I used my Silhouette to cut out the floral shape out of black glittered cardstock.  I ran the shape through my Xyron sticker maker so I could make sure when I watercolored the image, the colors wouldn't bleed through.  Next, I used my watercolor pencils to color the image, then went over it all with a water brush.  Backing it all with a black cardstock base just made the colors pop even more.  I think it's so vibrant and pretty!

That is all for today!  Thanks again for stopping by!

Until next time...
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Monday, August 18, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #88

Good Morning, everyone!  Hope you all are gearing up for a great week!  We are on week #2 school for the biggie and counting down the weeks until the little goes back to school.  We had summer break, right?  It went by so fast, I just wanted to make sure I didn't actually miss it.  :)

Anyway, I am back today with a card I made for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch:

http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2014/08/case-this-sketch-88.html

And here is the card I made:


I found this fun scribble shape in the Silhouette store and decided to use it to make flowers with.  I used the offset feature to give the scribbles a solid background of the same size, then watercolored all six shapes separately.  I love how they turned out.  I did some random green shapes behind them to create the look of greenery.  I stamped the WPlus9 sentiment with Versamark and embossed it with silver embossing powder.  I just love how it all turned out!

That is all I have for today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Little Tangles Challenge #42

Hello again!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!  I am back today with a card I made for this week's Little Tangles Challenge


Here is the card I made:


I. Love. This card!  I used a stencil I made with my Silhouette and applied Worn Lipstick and Peacock Feathers distress ink in varying shades.  It looks like confetti falling from the sky.  So fun!  Next, I 2nd generation stamped the balloons, cut them out, then covered them with glossy accents.  Seriously.  Glossy accents takes forever to dry!!  The last time I used it (some three or so years ago), I was an avid scrapbooker and it took me hours to complete one layout.  So I could apply it at the beginning of the project and be done with it at the end.  Now that I prefer card making, I was SO antsy waiting for these balloons to dry.  It killed me that I had to leave them overnight to dry (I was making this at 10pm).  That might seem so bizarre, but I make cards because they are quick and (mostly) brainless.  Scrapbook layouts gave me headaches.  Cards clear my head.  Glossy Accents is of the devil.  Just kidding.  But man, doesn't it make those balloons shine??


I love how this card turned out.  I stamped the sentiment using some seriously yummy silver embossing powder that I found at my local stamp shop.  This stuff melts like butter and it is SO shiny!  This picture doesn't do it justice at all. 

That is it for today!  I am so glad you stopped by to take a look!

Until next time...
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Happy Saturday!  Today I am playing along with this week's Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.  Here is the inspirational photo:

http://papersmoochessparks.blogspot.com/2014/08/august-10-16-picture-perfect-challenge.html

And here is the card I created:


I was inspired, quite literally, by the washi-decorated jars holding paint brushes.  I started by stamping two paint brushes and watercoloring them in with the same color ink I stamped them in.  Then I stamped the mason jar on some vellum, put some washi tape across it, then cut it all out as one piece.  I added some pink and natural burlap twine to finish the jar off.  I love the simplicity of this card.  I'll save it for one of my artsy friends.  :)

That is all for today!  I'll be back tomorrow with another card that I recently made.  Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...
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Monday, August 11, 2014

AEIHeartU Challenge #13: Kraft

Hello, all!  I sit here in utter disbelief that my biggies goes back to school tomorrow...and that she'll be starting 2nd grade!  Where does the time go?! 

I thought I'd share a card I made for this week's Avery Elle AEIHeartU Challenge.

http://aeiheartuchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/08/aeiu-challenge-13kraft.html

Here is the card I made:


I used Avery Elle's Thanks A Bunch stamp set with Distress Inks.  The pinks just kind of pop off the page, don't they?  I wanted to keep with the natural look of the watercolor paper, so I backed it with a Kraft cardstock.  I love how it turned out. 

That is it for now!  Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...
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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge: Anything Goes

http://papersmoochessparks.blogspot.com/2014/08/august-3-9-anything-goes-wk1-challenge.html

Happy Saturday, Friends!  Today I am playing along with this week's Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge .  I used the sketch from this week's Retro Sketches.  Here is the sketch:

http://www.retrosketches.blogspot.com/2014/08/retrosketches-126.html

And here is the card I made:


I thought I'd go the non-floral route this time and get a head start on my teacher cards for this year.  This card is simple and to the point.  My favorite kind of card.  :)
 
That's it for today!  Have a great weekend!

Until next time...

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