Aug 30, 2014

Freshly Made Color Throwdown

Hi there and thanks for stopping by!
I was in an auto accident yesterday so didn't get a chance to post this one. 
It uses the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches

and the color combo from The Color Throwdown

This was a simple card to make with minimal stamping and lots of white space

Supply List:
Stamp Set: Kinda Eclectic  (Stampin Up)
Sentiment: Gifts Of Kindness (Stsmpin Up)
Design paper: (Stampin Up)

Aug 28, 2014

Watercolor Garden

Another card made for a friend going through some tough times.  To make this card I started with a sheet of watercolor paper, stamped my image and embossed it with white embossing powder and then used my watercolor paints to color the image. I am also entering this one in the watercolor challenge at Crazy For CAS

Supply List:
Stamp: Corner Garden (Stampin Up)
Sentiment: Wplus9
Dies: Femme Frames (Mama Elephant)
White embossing powder 
Heat tool

Little Angel

Made this one for a friend having a little girl and also for the Rock-A-Bye Baby challenge at CAS on Sunday.
I started out with a white card base and a stencil and sponged Pink Pirouette over it. I decided I wanted to make a shaker card and this sweet die from Papertrey Ink was a perfect  choice.

Supply List:
Die cut: Text Block Baby ( Papertrey Ink)

Aug 27, 2014

Peaceful Petals

My card I am sharing with you today was created with a couple challenges in mind. Today's sketch challenge on Splitcoast Stampers 

I just used the colors from the fusion challenge since I was using a different sketch. My take on the sketch is just a little liberal but perfect for my CAS style.
To get the background behind each flower I just inked up my acrylic block and stamped. For the strip that goes across I used one of my go to sets Gorgeous Grunge

Supply List:
Stamps: Peaceful Petals (Retired), Gorgeous Grunge  (Sampin Up)
Acrylic Block
Copic markers

Aug 26, 2014

Stamp -A- Faire 2014: Antique Embossing

This one is for Melissa's challenge of Antique Embossing

This was another technique that I had never tried but is easy. To get this antique look all you do is emboss your die cut with gold embossing powder and then distress it with distress inks. I used walnut   to distress mine. I also embossed a side panel and left it so you can see the difference between the two
As much as I would love to do all these challenges I am headed to bed with only completing four but four is better than none.

Supply list:
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Design paper: Bo Bunny
Die: Butterfly (Papertrey Ink)
Gold embossing powder
Walnut distress ink

Aug 25, 2014

Stamp-A-Faire 2014: Mock Mosaics


This one is for Lizzie's second challenge of Mock Mosaics. I colored my background stamp with Memento markers and then spritzed it with water, after stamping it on my panel I took a stencil and covered then image and painted a thin layer of gesso over it. To define the tiles more I went around the edge of each with the fine tip of the marker  

Cardstock: Canyon Clay (Papertrey Ink)
Stamp: Penny Black
Sentiment: Penny Black
Block stencil
memento markers 

Stamp-A-Faire 2014: Ancient Rome

Another one for Papertrey Ink's Stamp-A-Faire 2014
This one is for Lizzie's challenge Faux Fresco. I have never done a technique anything like this before and I have to admit it was kinda intimidating because it looked so complicated but it wasn't at all and was fun. You start by covering your card stock with a thin layer of embossing paste and after it dries stamping your image on top of it, next you watercolor your image and when you get done it looks like a painted piece of plaster. 

Supply List:
Cardstock: Blueberrry Sky (Papertrey Ink)
Stamp: Penny Black
Embossing paste