Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ruffle Card in Pinks

Hello!  Today I am sharing a Ruffle card made with leftover pattern papers and punches.  This is a great card to use up all those strips of paper that are not very big.

Papertake Weekly Challenge: Punch It Out
Virginia's View Challenge:  #7 Pattern Paper

Stamp: Flourishes Lenten Rose
Ink: Memento Pink
Papers: Scraps of MME Pattern Papers, Assorted solid colors scraps,  and  White Cardstock.
Punches: Martha Stewart Double Loop Punch. Assorted Flower Punches. EK Corner Punch. Oval Punch
White Satin Ribbon.
Foam dots

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Autumn Is A Second Spring

Hello!  It is certainly feeling and looking like Fall.  Today I am sharing a fall card using an old PSX leaf stamp from 2000 that was one of the first leaf stamps that I bought. I created the background layer using the emboss resist technique with Memento inks, Versamark, clear embossing powder and the leaf stamp.  Starting with a card base of orangey red, I layered a mat of Copper Metallic CS, and then the layer of leaves.  I finished with a Verse from GKD "A Year of Leaves" stamped with Versamark and embossed with Copper EP.   I matted this with a die cut of the Copper Metallic CS. Spellbinders Dies used for the verse and mat.

Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says make your own background.
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Colors of Autumn
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Autumn Color Challenge
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge: Used old PSX stamp and old GKD stamp

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, September 15, 2014

Birthday Butterflies

Welcome!  I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I love Monarch butterflies and it is a thrill to see them in the garden.  I attempted to make these Butterflies look like Monarchs by using Cheery Lynn dies and cutting butterflies out of Black CS and the matching angel wings of Orange CS.  I colored spots with White Gel , Orange Gelly Roll, Yellow Glaze, Orange Glaze, and Clearstar Pens .  The yellow markings do not show that well.....all looks orange.  But I think they look good enough to be Monarchs. I made my background by embossing a very light gray CS with Cuttlebug EF Leafy Branch and inked the raised areas with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink.  I then cut a Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish out of Green CS and attached that loosely to the  background that I created.  I attached the flying "Monarchs" with glue dots  and added some Orange Dew Drops.  I attached this to a dotted pattern paper from Echo Parks Apothecary Emporium pad and a card base of Orange CS. The birthday sentiment from Winnie & Walter was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I really like the results of this card.

Cheery Lynn Designs Blog Challenge: #150-Things with Wings.  Used Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterfly Small #2 die, Angel Wings, and Fanciful Flourish Dies
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Challenge is Butterflies
Simon Wednesday Challenge:  Simon says make your own background.  I used an embossing fold and ink to create my background. 
Seize the Birthday:  My card will fit the Anything Goes challenge since I did not do the Sweet Treats Option. But I consider it a "Sweet Treat" to see Monarchs in the garden.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Let the Good Times Roll!

Hello! Are you having a good time today?  My card is all about letting the good times roll.  I have another circus theme card.   I am using a circus bear riding a bicycle for the focus on the card that I  made following CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.  All the stamps are from Flourishes Under the Big Top stamp set..  Inks used were Memento Rich Cocoa and Lady Bug. I used Red Twine and MME Washi Tapes to create  the banner on one layer of White CS and added a banner of Red CS with sentiment.

CAS(E) this Sketch: # 92 Sketch on right
Cute Card Thursday:  #338 Challenge Too Cute
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge: Roll out the Red

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Come One! Come All to the Circus!

Hello!  I am now on a Circus theme roll.   I am using Flourishes Under The Big Top stamp set for all the images and sentiment. This is the first time that I have used this stamp set.   I triple stamped the Ticket stamp across the bottom of the Red Card Base. Above that is a White CS strip stamped with the Circus Tent, banner, and sentiment. I added some white and black twine from stash along the rope of the banner.  The top strip is a Dotted Pattern Paper from a Pebbles pad. Inks used were Memento Tuxedo Black and Love Letter.

CAS Colours & Sketches: Challenge is Sketch #91 on right
CASology: Week #113 Cue Card is Three. I used the ticket stamp 3 times and the tent is for a 3 ring circus.
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Repeat, Repeat!  I have repeated the use of the ticket.
Crafty Sentiments Challenge: Spots and/or Stripes.  I have stripes on the tent and pennants and spots on the top of the card.
NBUS Challenge #2:  Darnell has another challenge to use "never before used schtuff".  My NBUS is the stamp set Under the Big Top.

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, September 12, 2014

"Caddy" for My Flower Making Tools

Today I am sharing a project to enter for this month's Challenge at Scor-pal's More Than One Score Challenge # 8.   We are to use  "Fun Storage Ideas" theme on a scored project. We can make a caddy, a set of drawers, a photo album, anything that stores something, not a gift bag/box that is only temporary.  And it must have more than one fold.

I like to keep my flower making tools separate from other tools so I can find them and move to what ever location I am working.  I also threw in my Cameo tools as well.  I made a caddy adapting a favor box pattern from Silhouette .  I cut out the box with the Cameo from some pretty Pattern Paper from Crate Paper DIY Collection which is a strong enough paper for this project.  (I thought the colors went with the colors of the tools and other colors in my studio.)
 I then scored the fold lines with Scor-pal and assembled the box using Scor-tape. ( When I cut with the Cameo, I eliminated some of the dash lines for folds which I think weaken the folds.)  The handles on the "caddy" make it easy to pick up and move around.  I added some ribbon streamers just for the fun of it.

Actually I made 2 of the "caddies"....the second one is used for leftovers until I use them or find a place for.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Painterly Effect

Hello!  This a card playing with a digital image from A Day for Daisies called Baby Cherry Blossoms.  I took liberty in turning the image so the baby showed better on the card.  I simply printed it on water color paper and water colored with Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade and Crushed Olive.  I added paint splatters  (need to Practice that technique a bit) and some shine with a Clear Star Pen.  Place this on a mat of pink CS with a row of embossing using Cuttlebug EF Borders .  The card base is a Olive Green CS from stash.  Finished with a twist of green organdy ribbon attached with a glue dot. The sentiment from Power Poppy Lavender set was stamped with DI Picked Raspberry.

A Day for Daisies Challenge: Use a "Painterly Effect" 1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a painter; artistic.
2.a. Having qualities unique to the art of painting     b. Of, relating to, or being a style of painting marked by openness of form, 
with shapes distinguished by variations of color rather than by outline or contour.
Alphabet Challenge Blog: P is for Pretty Petals
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: #246 Clean and Simple

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Geraniums, Again!

Hello!   I never tire of coloring this geranium stamp from Power Poppy.  This card is sized 5" x 7", a bit larger than my usual cards but I printed the Digital Geranium too large and decided to use it as is instead of cutting off some of the image.  I colored with Copics R 22,24,29 and G 40,82 and trimmed with an oval die letting some of the flowers extend beyond the edge.  I placed this on a scallop oval of green CS. The card base is a glossy white CS layered with an unknown Pattern Paper that I embossed with Cuttlebug Wicker Weave EF. The sentiment from Power Poppy Geranium Take 2 stamp set was heat embossed on clear Vellum with red EP. I fussy cut and attached to the image. I finished with some Peachy Grosgrain Ribbon and White Sprinkles.  Following the sketch from Sketch Saturday, stitching is around the outer edges of the background but I placed the sentiment on the image.

Power Poppy Peep of the Week:  Make a creation using Power Poppy stamps
Just Us Girls Challenge:  Word Week is Leaves.  I'm sure they are thinking of fall leaves but I just love how pretty the leaves are on geraniums. So my entry is a bit different.
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge:  Make your mark. Used Copics on my card.
Sketch Saturday:  Sketch #326 by Lizy

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Christmas with Acetate and Vellum

Hello!  I am down to the wire to get this card entered in the Mod Squad Challenge Blog to create a Holiday Card using Vellum & Acetate or Clear Plastic Sheets. I used a acetate sheet for the front on which I stamped the frame using Stazon Black ink and then colored with copics.  I cut an oval on the card base of Asparagus Green GKD CS and then attached the frame and added a gold metallic frame of Gold Metallic CS.  Inside  I placed a Poinsettia heat embossed with Gold EP on Vellum and colored on the back with Copics.  I heat embossed the sentiment on Vellum and placed on a Gold Oval.  All stamps are Gina K Designs from Melanie's Festive Frame and A Year of Flowers.

Other Challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: R is for Red Poinsettias

Charizma Card Challenges: Use acetate

Added after posting:  This was a difficult card because I do not like to use Stazon ink and acetate. I started the card but kept messing up stamping on acetate.  At least you can wipe off and redo.  And then I tried to dry the ink faster with heat gun. Big mistake!  I finally gave up! But this morning I was determined to finish a card for this challenge.  Then I had the "dickens" (southern term) trying to get a decent photo but finally posted this one....although it has reflections and is very dark. Trust me it 's BIRL!  And then Blogger was not very cooperative .....it seemed to take longer than usual and did not want to publish....

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sending Get Better Wishes

Hello to all who drop by!  My card today was made with Repeat Impressions Wine Time Series stamps that I recently won.   I just had to make this card for my friend, Rita, who is recovering from surgery.   I stamped the wine bottle and glasses with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white card stock and colored with Copics R59, Y28, G85.  I then added Glossy Accents to the images.  I love the texture and dimension that it gave.   I followed the sketch from What If? Wednesday Challenge shown on the right..  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set  to finish the layout.  For the finishing embellishments,  I stamped the Cork stamp on scraps of cork (leftover from making coasters) , cut them out and attached with Glossy Accents. I used Dark Red CS for the base and mats and a striped paper from MME's Quilting Bee embossed with Cuttlebug EF  Bubbles for the background.  When I first colored the wine, it appeared to be a Merlot.  But when I added the Glossy Accents it turned into a Cabernet.

What If? Wednesday: Sketch #S314
Addicted to Stamps Challenge: #111 ANYTHING GOES with the optional twist of Get Well / Thinking of You.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says use a stamp.
City Crafter Challenge:  I see clearly. Use acetate, vellum, glossy accents, translucent embossing paste, clear plastic etc.  I used the Glossy Accents..
NBUS Challenge 2: Darnell's "never-before-used schtuff." challenge is to use your virginal NBUS on a new creation, simple as that.  I have used new stamps from Repeat Impressions and cork never used on a card before. 

 Wishing Rita a speedy recovery!
 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa