Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Countryside Bouquet

Hello again!   I have been playing with Power Poppy's Countryside Bouquet digital image that I printed on watercolor paper and water colored with Distress inks and a water brush.  This is only the second image that I have ever colored in this manner.  I must say that I was really happy with the final results and how well I stayed in the lines. To see the details even better, click on the image to enlarge.  The hardest part of this card was deciding how to finish....the image laid on my desk a few days before I finally chose the card base and background. I pulled out the blue from the bouquet by adding some ribbon and sprinkles.  I thought this looked best as a square card which I seldom make.

I will share this at the Power Poppy Peep of the Week challenge.

Other Challenge:
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge:  Use a Hand Colored Image

Stamps: Power Poppy Countryside Bouquet digital image,  Power Poppy Sentiment from Lavender    set
Inks: Distress Inks Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Tea Dye
         SU Always Artichoke
Papers: Strathmore Watercolor Paper, Rusty Orange and Green CS from Stash, Fancy Pants Pattern Paper from
              Happy Go Lucky Pad
Loopy Ribbon and Sprinkles from stash
Nestabilities  Circle Dies
Corner Punch

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sweet Strawberries

Hello!  I have been away from card making for a few days since we have been to Tennessee for a visit with my Mother.
I missed the deadline for the Mod Squad challenge to use fruit with a twist for which I made this card.  But I found other challenges that my card can be entered.  I combined strawberry pattern paper and a stamped basket of strawberries to create this project.

Simon Wednesday: Spots and Dots. Used Swiss dots embossing, Dots on ribbon. Dots on strawberries. Dots around the frame.
Oldie but a Goodie Challenge: Fruit and Veg,  Everything on this card is over 6 months old...stamps, papers, ribbon.
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge: Eat Five a Day-use fruit or vegetable images.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: July challenge is to use Patterned Paper to cover entire card base

Stamps: Flourishes Strawberries set for the Sentiment and Image:  GKD Lovely Labels 2 for frame
Inks: GKD Black Onyx, Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R22,24,27,B0000, E34,35,55
Markers: Memento Pear Tart, Sukara Black Glaze Pen
Papers: Kraft CS, White CS, GKD Pattern Paper from Berries and Vines pad
EF: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Glossy Accents
Black with White Dots Ribbon from Stash

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, July 14, 2014

What a Turkey?

I am back with another card using my fingerprints and a thumbprint for the center. The One Layer challenge at Less is More this week is to Adapt a Fingerprint. I decided to make a turkey....saw this on the web.   I used Memento inks Rich Cocoa, Peanut Brittle, Tangelo, and Cantaloupe. Colored eyes and beak with Glaze pens.    I finished with a sentiment from Creative Visions double stamped with Potter's Clay and Rich Cocoa inks.  
Signing off with inky fingers.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Coloring Vellum

Welcome!  This card was inspired by a video about coloring vellum from Jennifer McGuire seen here. I just had to try her tips and techniques.  I stamped Flowers and Leaves from Technique Tuesday Two Stepping set with versamark on clear vellum and heat embossed with white EP. I colored the backs of the images with Memento Markers Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Lilac Posies, Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout, Cantaloupe, and Dandelion. I fussy cut the flowers and leaves. I cut a banner with Cameo from pink vellum and white cardstock. I heat embossed W&W's Happy Birthday on the vellum and layered on the white banner.  Using a White CS Card Base,  I added  a layer of white embossed with Cuttlebug  EF Wicker Weave and arranged and attached  the banner, flowers and leaves with Vellum tape.  Love the lovely texture and colors on this card.
CAS(E) this Sketch: See graphic on the right
Simon Wednesday:  Let's be clear!  Hope it's clear that I clearly used vellum.
Mod Squad Challenge: Love that texture.  Texture is in the embossing and the embossed vellum.
Crafty Catz Challenge: All about Flowers
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Two Frogs Sittin on a Log

Have you ever used your fingerprint to stamp a card?  It was my first time but so much fun, but a bit messy. The challenge at Less is More this week is a One Layer Card and we are to Adapt a Fingerprint.  My first attempt...yes there are more to come.....was to create these frogs on a log. I used Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink and my fingers for the 2 frogs and colored the log with Distress Ink Vintage Photo  with a water brush.  Drew in details with black pen.  Sentiment is from Flourishes stamp set and it just seemed to fit.
Other Challenge:
CAS on Sunday: One Layer Wonder

My card reminds me of this riddle:
2 frogs sitting on a log. One name Pete, the other named Repeat. If Pete jumps off, then who is left?
Do you know the answer?

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, July 11, 2014

Butterfly on Vellum

Hello!  I was not planning to post again today but I made this card for Less Is More's Challenge to use  Earth Tones and forgot that I need to enter today......in about 33 minutes.  So I am doing so very quickly.   I made the butterfly by stamping a GKD stamp with Versamark and heat embossing with Copper EP on clear Vellum.  I then colored on the back side with Copics Y 06, 17, YR 02,09,18,E09,25 and fussy cut. I added a clear gem to the head.  I attached this image to a square of Ivory CS with pop up foam and then to a square of Yellow Vellum to frame and then to the card base of Pumpkin spice. I also embossed the sentiment (source not known)  "Fluttering By To Say Hi..." on a piece of  ivory CS to finish the Card. I love the way vellum looks with the Earth Tones, so very  jewel like.

Less is More: Use earth Tones.
Simon Wednesday:  Let's be clear.  I hope it's clear that I used clear Vellum on my card.

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Holiday Card

 Welcome to my second post today. Today I am sharing another Holiday Card,  Never too early to get started on some festive cards.  This one will be entered in a few challenges.
I began with an old stamp from Creative Vision set Let It Snow stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white CS and colored with Copics Markers YG 63, Yg99. Added a sentiment from Mark's Finest Paper with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink.  Mounted the image on mat of green CS.  I followed a Challenge Sketch shown on the right. Added strips of Green and White Plaid from Pebbes' Welcome Christmas Pad. Added Stars of glitter paper cut with Sizzix die. Added some gold glitter glue to star on tree and decorated the tree with white ornament balls simply cut out with a hole punch.
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: Use green and white to create card.  I used gold as a neutral.
Clear It Out Challenge Blog: Theme- Follow their sketch. Stash-Anything
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Make your Mark
The Glory Of Christmas: Any Thing Goes for Card
Addicted to Stamps Challenge: Theme is Holiday
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything Goes for July

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Flowers for a Happy Summer

Nothing says summer better that red geraniums ....a great flower .  This geranium  digital image is from Power Poppy's latest digital release and the sentiment is from her Sassy Succulents set. I printed the flowers on watercolor paper and colored with Copics R11, 29, 43 and greens (forgot to list) and used black glaze pen on the centers.  I fussy cut the Geraniums and added to a layer of watercolor paper cut with a Nesties Blossom die. The sentiment was stamped with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink.  Guess I could have just cut the image with the die but why not do things the hard way???  Using a card base of GKD Green CS, I used a background of Dotted  MME Pattern Paper embossed with Cuttlebug EF Swiss Dots. Wrapped that layer with green satin looped ribbon and added the image with foam dots  .Love, love the Power Poppy stamps. They are so fun to color.
Challenge Link:
Power Poppy: Peep of the Week

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

A Glow for Good Times

Today, I am sharing a CAS card, at least I think it is CAS.  I made this card using a sketch challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  I made with some 12"X12" glitter paper I bought some time ago for 39cents.  I used black cardstock for card base and layers between layers of the gold. Stars were die cut with Sizzix die. Repeat Impressions Stamp  was gold embossed for more glow.   I thought this was a great sentiment for this glowing card.

What If? Wednesday:  Repeat Impressions Sketch #J914
CASology: Theme is Glow.  This card actually glows in the dark.  Hope it is CAS enough.
Virginia's View Challenge:  #5 Use Die cut.  This is a new challenge to me...have been seeing on a lot of blogs and decided to check out.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, July 10, 2014

What's Shakin'?

 Hello...I'm back for another quick post.  I have a card for a couple of challenges that I often missed meeting the deadline.  So, I was determined to get this posted in time.  The card is made with Creative Vision's "What's Shakin" set stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on yellow and white CS. I paired with some black CS and Pattern Papers from Fancy Pants using a yellow, black and white theme. Finished with some black Rhinestones and Ribbon  with stitches.

Just Us Girls: Word Challenge BIRD
Sweet Sunday: Sketch #226...flipped on the side.
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Sunny Yellow with Ribbon.

Three more challenges to strike off my list.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa