Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Christmas Wreath from a Flower

Welcome!   I have been playing with Distress Oxide inks again and was inspired by a video by Sandy Allnock  to create a wreath.   I used an old Poinsettia stamp (about 1 inch) from Poinsettias and Boxwoods ( had at least since 2012) by Flourishes ( designer Marcella Hawley) and stamped in a circle design with Lucky Clover ink on a watercolor paper panel.  I used a water brush to fill in the color and make it more abstract looking.  Used Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick inks with a Copic and Clear Star pen to add decorations with a small circle stamp, bow stamp and a pine cone stamp both from GKD.  Added some Nuvo Crystal Dots of Rhubarb Crumble.   Added Sentiment and Snowflakes cut with Cheery Lynn dies and a Card Base all in a Shimmering  Pink Pearl CS. 
The Card Concept: Challenge 82 Retro Holiday-inspired by the colors and wreath in photo.
Inspired by All the Little Things: #73 Inspired by the pastel colors and ornaments.
Retro Rubber: Challenge #76 Anything Goes.  Poinsettia stamp at least 5 years old or older. 

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Waves of Blue and Silver

Hello! I am back with this card that I made for a sketch challenge and also for a color challenge.  I used Distress Oxide Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean inks and Versamark with Silver EP to create my waves.  Then I added  some Snowflakes cut from Silver Metallic CS with a Sizzix die.  Finished with GKD sentiment stamped in Distress Oxide Ink. 
CAS Colours & Sketches: Challenge Sketch #249
Color Throwdown : Challenge ctd469 Blue, Light Blue, Silver

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Inspired by Ornaments and Colors

Hello!  My card today was inspired by the Inspiration Palette Challenge N1517 at The House That Stamps Built.  I found some ornament stamps (never used) from GKD Joyful Holiday set and designed my card using all the colors from the palette shown below.  The Repeat Impressions words were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP.  Used the Misti to stamp the sentiment.  Supplies used: SU Inks Regal Rose, Pixie Pink, Cameo Coral, Bravo Burgundy, Rose Red; Pink, White, Gold Metallic CS; Pencils, Clear Lacquer Pen, Gold Metallic Pen, GKD Circle Stamp, GKD Bow Stamp.
Other Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More:  Challenge #268 Holiday
Addicted to CAS: Challenge 124 Code word Bows
Addicted to Stamps Challenge: #157 Use more than one stamp. Used 8 stamps.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Tree of Scraps

Second Post
Welcome!  Playing again with scraps of Pattern Papers.  This time I created a tree of various sizes of triangles.  I arranged the papers on a White CS embossed with a Darice EF placed on a mat of Red CS and a White Card Base.  Finished with a star die cut from another scrap using Hero Arts die and a Hero Arts sentiment stamped in SU Ruby Red ink.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: November-Use pattern papers
AAA Cards: CAS Game 103 Celebrate.  Celebrating Christmas

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James Sledging Along

Hello!  Today I have pulled out one of my favorite LOTV stamps-James Sledging Along-to create a CAS card.  I stamped the image on White CS with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  Added a bit of glitter to the packages with Clear Star pen. Stamped GKD sentiment with SU Ruby Red.  Attached to a layer of foam before attaching to a White card base. 

Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Furry Friends

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: 265 Outdoor Activities    

Less is More: Challenge# 355 CASE Susan's Card

Make My Monday Challenge:  #59 Snow Fun

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Turkey from the Past

Hello!  Today I am playing with Pattern Paper scraps and using a Turkey design from the past.  I cut 2 circles from Brown CS and added feathers, legs, etc. free cut from scraps.  Finished with a Green card base and a mat of another Pattern Paper. Tag is also a pattern Paper.  
Use Your Stuff: Challenge UYS #288-Use 5 or more Patterned paper on a project.  Used 7 patterns on this card.
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge #504 Birds/Animals
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything goes with Pattern Paper. 
Die Cuttin Divas: Challenge #343 Thanks or Turkey. 

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Merry and Bright

Hello!  Sharing a Christmas card inspired by the challenge to CASE a card by Michelle shown below.  We are to CASE and add your own little twist.  I made a Christmas card using striped pattern paper and die cut words in Gold Metallic CS and Red Glitter CS.  Used Cheery Lynn dies. Did a second version of the card but stamped some snowflakes in Red Ink on side.

Time Out Challenges: #96 CASE card with your own twist.
Mod Squad Challenges: Merry and Bright.  Red Glitter and Gold add more brightness to striped paper.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cut It Out!

Hello!  This card is for the Mix It Up Monday Challenge at Stamp TV- Cut It Out!  We are  to cut a die on the card front and to use the cut out negative on the card front, and THEN the cutout portion on the inside.  I cut GKD Poinsettia die from A Year of Flowers on GKD Red Velvet CS for the front and layered a GKD White CS on the inside.   I then stamped the Poinsettia stamp through the cut out on the front with Memento Red ink and added some dots of Red Nuvo Crystal Drops.  I finished the front by heat embossing the Sentiment from GKD Joyful Holiday with white EP. Added some White Enamel dots.
For the inside I added the cut out Red Poinsettia after I stamped and heat embossed the image.  Stamped the words from GKD Peace and Joy with Memento Red ink and added a strip of Pattern Paper from stash scraps.

Other Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: November Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas.
As You Like It Challenge: Favorite Christmas Color-Red because it is so bright and just shouts Christmas.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #442 Christmas
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #268 Holiday
Mod Squad Challenge: Merry and Bright
Happy Little Stampers: November CAS Challenge Christmas

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Here Comes Santa

Hello!  My card depicts a scene of Santa leaving on his annual trip with Mrs. Claus waving him on his way. The stamps and dies used are all from Hero Arts October kit.  For the Sky,  I used White CS
that absorbed some accidently spilled Metallic Blueberry Mist on my work desk.  The Mountain layer was cut from special paper included in the kit.  The die cut elements were all colored with Copics.  Added snow with Snow Maker.  This was a fun card to create.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Challenge 359 Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas with Optional Theme Reindeer. Included Santa's Reindeer.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: November Challenge Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' : Anything Christmas Goes
Double D Challenges: Here Comes Santa Claus
Happy Little Stampers: November Challenge Anything Goes with Dies

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Just One Word-THANKS

Hello!  Playing with the challenge at The House That Stamps Built which is a Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge N817 shown below.  I used Dew Drops, Thanks, and Sponging with repeat Impressions Stamp Thanks.  Inks are Distress Oxide Inks.  
Other Challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown: TTD 369  So Very Thankful
Stamp, Ink, Paper: Color Challenge 125- Dark Brown, Yellow Rust

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