Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tulips in a Vase

Welcome. I am posting this card for a few challenges and will also enter for SCS Hope That You Can Count on Challenge Sending Flowers.  I have paper pieced the tulips and vase with pattern papers from my stash and also used the same patterns as my background on a card base of  green CS. Added a peach grosgrain  ribbon to complete the layout following the sketch from Sweet Sunday.
 
Challenges:
The House that Stamps Built:  DCC1023 Paper Piecing
Sweet Sunday: Sketch #196
Simon Says: Anything Goes
 
Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions Vase of Tulips and Sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Paper: GKD Jelly Bean Green CS, White CS and Patterns from Stash
Ribbon from Stash
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, October 28, 2013

James Bear Trims the Tree


 
Second Christmas card for today.  I am trying to use some of my never inked stamps and this one is LOTV's James Bear Deck the Hall.  I stamped him with Memento Espresso Truffle and colored him with Copics . I added some shine with a  Clear Star pen it but does not show in the photo.   I fussy cut him to place in front of an embossed Christmas Tree (Darice EF) on green CS. I think it might have been  better not to have done all that cutting but I wanted James to be standing in front of the tree that he's trimming.   I added gold to the tree with Gold Jelli-pens and edged the green CS with a Sharpie Gold Paint Pen. The card base is an Ivory card stock topped with a pattern paper from BasicGrey Jovial pad.  I finished with a Flourishes sentiment Joy (from Alleluia Set) stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with gold EP. James is a very joyful bear, don't you think?  
 
Challenges:
Timeless Tuesday: Do some fussy cutting.
PapertakeWeekly: Oh Christmas Tree
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything Goes for Christmas
Lili Of The Valley's Monthly Challenge: Anything goes with a LOTV stamp.
ABC Christmas Challenge: U for Under the Tree
 
 Have you started your Holiday cards?
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Christmas Card Challenge

I have another Christmas card made simply with an embossing folder, a stamp, and an oval die.  I embossed a pattern paper with the EF and highlighted the raised area with black ink and edged it with gold ink. I attached this to a card base of black  and  added on the sentiment stamped on an oval cut out in white CS edged with gold ink. All done!
Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Theme is Music. I used a music EF for the background and the sentiment is a Christmas Carol.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything goes for October
The Glory of Christmas Challenge: Homemade background

Supplies:
Stamp: Flourishes
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Sharpie Gold Paint Pen
Paper: Black and White CS, BasicGrey Jovial Pad
EF: Cuttlebug Allegro
Die: Nesties Oval

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Try at Mixed Media

Another challenge at SCS for the Hope That You Can Cling To Campaign is to create a card using Mixed Media. I had to do research on just what that is considered ....I read that mixed media tends to refer to a work of visual art that combines various traditionally distinct visual art media - a work that combines paint, ink, and other materials such as paper, metal. wood, shells, fabrics, and "found objects"-  a combination of two or more primary artistic mediums combined in a single piece of artwork or a card in this case. For my card I "mixed" a printed image, distress inks, versamark, embossing powder,  a button ( matched the design in feathers), some seam binding, and a piece of mesh (found objects).  I used distress inks to create the background on which I stamped and embossed the sentiment and then double sponged on a darker ink. To make this more vintage, I distressed edges of image with ink and used distress tool on the mat.  This may not be as complicated and layered with textures as most mixed media items but think it will pass as a mixed media card.
Challenges:
 Sugar Creek Hollow: Theme Birds of a Feather.  I may have missed having a nest on my card since I was concentrating on the birds.

Supplies:
Digi: Graphics Fairy
Stamps: MFP Sentiment, Annabelle Stamps Love
Inks: Distress Inks Crushed Olive, Broken China, Aged Mahogany, Tea Dye, Antique Linen, Versamark
Papers: Slate Blue, White CS
Clear EP
Distressing Tool
From Stash: Antique Metal Button, Mesh Scrap, Seam Binding Tape

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Listen With Your Heart


Today I am posting a card that I made with the Tuesday Morning Sketch and a Bear Stamp that I bought at a garage sale a long while ago but never used. I did some paper piecing and Copic coloring on the image. I chose some very bright colors to make this a very cheerful card.  I will be entering this at SCS for the Hope That You Can Cling To Challenge  A Listening Ear.
Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: DCC1023 Paper Piecing

Supplies:
Stamp: Rubber Stampede Bearly "I Love You"
Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: did not list
Papers: GKD Jelly Bean Green, White, Pattern from Kathy Davis Ambrosia Pad
Nesties Circle Dies
Cuttlebug EF Polka dots

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Life Is A Fairy Tale

This week's challenge at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #243 is to do some fussy cutting on an element on a card. Since I do not own a Silhouette Cameo. I do a lot of fussy cutting with my trusty scissors. I selected to stamp a Fairy from Flourishes Garden Fairies set and cut it out after coloring with Copics. I also sponged the background in blue. I popped the image up on a Lacey Doily that I also sponged in blue. The card base is pink CS embossed with Cuttlebug EF. I added a blue satin and organza ribbon with silver threads...does not show up very well in the photo. I stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set with SU Regal Rose ink on a die cut in blue CS. This card will also be entered at SCS Hope You Can Cling To Challenge Impossible Things Happen to make a card inspired by a fairy tale.

Other Challenge:
Craft Your Passion: Think Pink 
Supplies:
Stamps: Flourishes Garden Fairies
Ink: Memento Summer Sky, SU Regal Rose
Copics and Sakura Clear Star Pen
Die: SB Fancy Tag
EF: Cuttlebug Kassie's Brocade
Doily, Ribbon and Rhinestones from Stash

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sketch with Trees

Second Post today!  Another card for a couple of challenges. This one is for the sketch challenge at The House That Stamps Built and the theme challenge at Less is More.  I stamped the Trees from Repeat Impressions and fussy cut to pop up on a circle of pattern paper.  I embossed the Ivory card base with clouds for texture and dimension before attaching  the elements including a sentiment from GKD.
Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions Pine Forest, GKD  sentiment from Life is Good
Inks: Memento Northern Pine
Papers: GKD Ivory CS, GKD Pattern from Sun-kissed Pad
EF: Darice Cloud Background
Dies: Nesties Circle, SB Tag Die
Brown Brad

Challenges:
What If? Wednesday : Sketch O1613 below
Less Is More: Theme is Trees

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Vintage Flowers

Welcome ! Today I am sharing a vintage card that I made for Cheery Lynn's Challenge 103 to create  a Vintage card using at least one of her dies.  For my image I chose a Vintage image of Lilies that I have on file from House Across the Bay. I aged the image with Distress Inks Crushed Olive, Tea Dye and Antique Linen. I cut a frame from a coral CS with the Cathedral Lace Frame die and removed the center design to frame the image. I also distressed the frame with Tea Dye Ink to soften and age the color of the frame.  I assembled the card with an Olive Green textured card base, the image, and frame and added Olive Branches (Cheery Lynn die) and a Butterfly (Small Butterfly Cheery Lynn die).  The sentiment from MFP was stamped in Memento Rhubarb Stalk. Papers all from my supplies. 
I will be adding this to SCS Hope You Can Cling To Challenge Sending Flowers.
Other Challenge:
Flutter By Wednesday: Make card with no orange or black.  My colors are red, peachy coral, and green
 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

CAS Masculine Birthday


I am showing a very quick and easy masculine birthday card that I made using only one embossing folder, one ink and 2 cardstocks.  I embossed a piece of Kraft with Darice EF  Clocks Background and highlighted the raised areas with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I attached to a card base of Dark Brown CS.  I stamped the sentiment from Flourishes and cut with a Nesties circle die  and placed on my card.  My DH really likes this card so I think it is just right for a man. In fact, my DH was with me when I was looking at some EF's and this was one that he picked out.

Challenge:
 Paper Players : Make CAS Masculine Birthday card. See below left

   I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear

As you may know, I am very fond of Teddy Bears and always have fun with my teddy stamps. Remember the lyrics to an Elvis song-              "Baby let me be,
Your lovin teddy bear
Put a chain around my neck,
And lead me anywhere
Oh let me be
Your teddy bear."                                                       I made this card for another SCS Hope You Can Cling To challenge to be inspired in some way by Elvis and turn it into a card. Read more here. I had this great bear digi from Becky Muir of Beccy's Place in my files and used it to create a card with a sequin heart and border ...rememeber all those sequin costumes worn by Elvis. I am also entering this in Beccy's Place October Challenge to make a card using one of her digis. Thanks to my friend Patti  for letting us know about that challenge.
 
Supplies:
Stamp: Beccy's Place Bear with a Heart, Flourishes Sentiment
Ink: Memento Lilac Posies, Versamark
Copics: E34,35,37,50, N0
Glaze Pen: Black
White EP
Paper: White CS, DCWV Pink CS
Dies: SB Oval and Scalloped Oval
EF: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Sequins from Stash
 
 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Stormy Weather



Hello! Today I bring you a card with some stormy weather that I made for Craft a Scene Challenge and used a sketch from Sweet Sunday Challenge.  To begin, I searched for a picture online showing a stormy sky over the sea to have an idea how to create the look. I used a stamp from Art Impressions that I happened to win from Craft a Scene for the August challenge. I stamped the Lighthouse Scene with black ink on white CS and created the sky with Copics, sponging with inks, and coloring  with pencils until I got the stormy look that I wanted.  The lighthouse and shore were colored with Copics and some glow was given to the lantern room with a Clear Star Pen. Then I added some birds flying into the shore for safety.

Challenges:
Craft a Scene: Fowl Weather-create a scene that shows a bit of stormy weather and include birds in your scene.
Sweet Sunday: #195 Shown Left

Supplies:
Stamps: Art Impressions Lighthouse, MFP Birds, Annabelle Sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky, Paris Dusk, SC Night of Navy
Copics: B00000,0000,01, BG93,97, G21,40,82, R46, C00,01,3,9,E35,53,55, Y11
Assorted Pencils and Sakura Clear Star Pen
Papers: White X-Press It CS, Tan and Navy CS
Ribbon from stash
Cuttlebug EF Polka dots

This is the photo used as an example to color my sky.


 We were expecting some stormy weather-the snowy kind, but it must have stopped in Cleveland as they had 2" of the white stuff.

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Peace and Joy


Today I am posting another Christmas card made with Heartfelt Creations Christmas Card Collection.  I cut a panel showing the Nativity Scene from one of the sheets that I partially embossed with Cuttlebug EF polka dots and attached to a GKD blue cardstock base.  I added some sparkle with Sukura Clear Star pen and a Rhinestone in the star. The sentiment from MFP was stamped on a scrap with Memento Espresso Truffle ink and popped up with foam dots.   One more down for the holidays.  
Challenges to enter:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Incorporate Peace into your card.   
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything Goes for Goes for Oct 
 
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Kisssing With Stamps

Today, I have been playing with a new technique-Kissing-using a solid stamp and "kissing" that one with another stamp to give texture.  (Not the same fun as kissing my DH.) I did 2 cards since I was learning to do this technique.  I used solid stamps from GKD and some of her pattern paper to coordinate with my colors.   I am making these cards for SCS Hope That You Can Cling To challenge Kindness Is Showing Support-use KISS technique and Stamp TV Mix it up Monday Challenge STV13MON42 which is also to use the Kiss. 
Supplies used:
Stamps: GKD Stippled Nature for the butterfly, flower,stem, mini flower, sentiments: Signs of Autumn for Leaves: Tropical Flowers for the blossom cluster
Inks: Memento Angel Pink, Rose Bud,  New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Cantaloupe, Tangelo
Papers: White CS, GKD Petal Wings 6x6 pad
EF: Darice Floral Frenzy

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, October 18, 2013

Hope That You Can Cling To

 Welcome!  I am still making cards for Splitcoaststampers month long campaign Hope That You Can Cling To.  I have so far made 17 cards out of the 20 challenges posted.  Rather than spending  a lot of time posting all the details, I am just showing photos of  4 more cards just added to my SCS gallery.  More details on my cards are listed in the gallery.
I'd rather spend time making cards than typing.

Top one is for
HYCCT1315B  Warm and Furry Fuzzies
( My favorite bear from PSX Stamps)
Next:
HYCCT1314  Blingtastic Challenge
Bottom left:
HYCCT1316  Pocket Full of Hope
Bottom Right:
HYCCT1317 Stand Tall Challenge


I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Punchy Rose

 

Rainy Day today!  Good day for crafting but plan to clean the garage today and store away garden items for winter. But first I am posting anoother card made for this month's Splitcoaststampers Hope You Can Cling To campaign to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Kathy challenged us to create a card for her Let's Punch Out Breast Cancer theme using punches and dies.(HYCCT1304) Read more here. I created my card with a pink and white combo in keeping with her theme.
Supplies:
Stamps: GKD Pressed Flowers, A Year of Flower, Elegant Flowers
Ink: Memento Rose Bud and Angel Pink
Papers: GKD Bubblegum Pink and White
Other: Martha Stewart Double Loop Corner and border punches, Nesties Circle and Lacey Circle Dies,  Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls

Other Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: R is for Roses
Craft Your Passion: Add Some Embossing


I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, October 14, 2013

Two Different Cards with the Same Stamps


Hello!  Using reinkers and a pad of paper towels, I created these 2 cards by squirting 3 colors of ink on to the pad and then using that to stamp my leaves at different angles. I used textured Green CS as the card base and a mat of Copper Metallic CS beneath the image stamped on Ivory CS. These are both for this month's Splitcoaststampers Hope You Can Cling To campaign to support Breast Cancer Awareness. The top card is for Lori's Challenge Peaceful Leaves (HYCCT1307) to use a leaf or leaves on your card. You may use a single leaf, as a background, the leaves on a tree, in a flower bouquet or anything you can think of! Read more about her challenge here. I love the colorful falling leaves at this time of the year and let that inspire this card as well as the second one.  The bottom card is for Rebecca's Challenge The Strength of Steel (HYCCT1309). To celebrate that strength, show off your metal.  I used copper metal dragonfly brads and copper metallic cardstock for my show of metal. Read more about this challenge here.
Supplies:
Stamps: GKD A Year of Leaves and Signs of Autumn
Ink: SU Reinkers More Mustard, Ruby Red, and Old Olive, Memento Potter's Clay
Papers: GKD Ivory CS,  Green CS from stash, DCWV Copper Metallic CS
Brads from Stash

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Peace and Quiet

Welcome!  Today I have a CASE card ...I have made this card similar to another one  that I made last year using the same Pattern Paper and similar colors.  I recreated this card for another challenge for this month's Splitcoaststampers Hope You Can Cling To campaign to support Breast Cancer Awareness.  The challenge is from Ardyth and is to make a card that's full of Peace & Quiet with no words on the front.  Read more here.  (HYCCT1311) When I read this challenge, I thought of the card that I made with the Kingfisher stamp which I used with the word Serenity because it looked so peaceful and quiet...perfect for Ardyth's challenge.
Supplies:
Stamp: La Blanche "Kingfisher"
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Summer Sky
Copics: Too much in a hurry to list
Pens: White Gel , Black Glaze, Gray Pencil
Papers: White and Black CS from stash, GKD Fresh Asparagus CS, Graphics 45 Pattern from "Once Upon a Springtime"
Ribbon from Stash

Other Challenges:
Simon Says: Use a rubber or a clear stamp.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Inspiring Words

I am continuing to make cards for this month's Splitcoaststampers Hope You Can Cling To campaign to support Breast Cancer Awareness.   I hope to complete all the challenges which means that I would have about 30 cards to mail to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Wish me success in my quest. Angela's challenge is Words to Inspire You. I have chosen  stamps from Verve to feature on my card.  Read more here.
Supplies:
Stamps: Verve- Fabulous You
Inks: Versa Magic Hint of Pesto, SU Rose , Distress Ink Spun Sugar
Papers: Olive Green CS from stash, GKD Ivory CS, Paper Adventures Ivory Floral Pattern(One I have hoarded)
EF: Darice Flower Frenzy

I am keeping my words few so to make this a quick post.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Fight with Hope


Today I am using a Meljen's Digital image Hope Ribbon and a Pink Camo digital paper to create a card for Lee's challenge to show our strength in Pink Camo.  This is for this month's Splitcoaststampers Hope You Can Cling To campaign to support Breast Cancer Awareness.
Read more here. 
All of the cards made during this month for these challenges are to be mailed to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX
Supplies:
Digi: Meljen's Hope Ribbon
Papers: Kraft and Pink Cardstock, Camo Digi Paper from Granny Enchanted
Copics: R20,81,85
Pink stickles, Pink Glaze Pen, Pink Heart Brad

Other challenge:
Meljen's Designs: Feeling Krafty. Used Kraft as card base and kraft coloris in pattern paper.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Hope You Have a Day Without Wrinkles

Second Post Today:
I am back with another card for this month's Splitcoaststampers Hope You Can Cling To campaign to support Breast Cancer Awareness.   This card is for Jeanne's challenge Hope You Have a Great Day - to make a card that will put a smile on some one's face. It can be a fun sentiment, a silly image or maybe some bright colors. HYCCT1302 Read more here.
I do not have many silly images or sentiments but I thought this one might make someone smile or laugh out loud. Even threw in some pink Camo design for wallpaper for fun.
Supplies:
Stamp: Creative Clear Stamp "Wrinkled"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: E0000,00,11, B45,91, R22, N 0,2,4
Paper: White, Pink and Kraft CS from Stash, Pink Camo Digi free from Granny Enchanted
Other: Glossy Accents, Silver Metallic Pen

All of the cards made during this month for these challenges are to be mailed to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Hope You Can Cling to

Hello! I have been making cards for this month's SplitcoastStampers Hope You Can Cling To campaign to support Breast Cancer Awareness.  All of the cards made during this month for these  challenges are to be mailed  to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.  This card is for Beate's challenge "Flat is Fabulous" to create a Clean and Simple card, 1 or 2 layers, no bulky layers or embellishments, keeping it flat.   I used an Anemone image and verse  with a strip of  pattern paper on green card base for my flat feature. HYCCT 1301C -Read more Here.
Supplies:
Stamps: Flourishes Anemone
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle
Copics: R0,01, 11 and Pencils
Paper: GKD Ivory and Grass Green CS,  Graphics 45 Pattern

Other Challenges:
 Simon Says: Use a rubber or a clear stamp

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, October 11, 2013

White Christmas

Welcome!  I seem to be all over the place with the type of cards that I am posting. Today I am back with another Christmas card that I created for the challenge at Less is More with a theme of White Christmas using a color challenge of White on White.  I used a GKD white Cardstock for the card base and embossed a white glossy cardstock with Darice EF Christmas Tree. I attached this to the base after trimming to the correct size and added Annabelle Stamps Pearls of various sizes to the tree and a satin Bow to finish.  My Christmas greetings are on the inside of the card to keep my design very clean and simple. This will be a great card to make in quantity.
Thanks for stopping by.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tomato Trivia

 

Hello! Why am I  talking about tomatoes and making a card featuring  tomatoes?  For World Card Making Day at Flourishes they thought it would be especially fun and fitting to extend a challenge that has to do with our corner of the Cardmaking World!.  We are to create something that represents or is inspired by our state .Well, my  corner of the world is Ohio and I thought I'd shared something you might not know or maybe you do.....the state fruit of Ohio is tomatoes.  Yes, tomato is a fruit not a vegetable.

Other facts: Ohio is the number three producer of fresh market tomatoes today.( This may vary from  #2 to #4 according to the report read).  Ohio is the number two producer of processed tomatoes. (That's what I read on the web).   The first commercially produced tomato, the pararon tomato was produced in Ohio in 1870.   Reynoldsburg Ohio (a suburb of Columbus on the southeast side) has a Tomato Festival and a Tomato Parade.  The fruit, Lycopersicon esculentus, commonly known as the tomato, was  adopted as the Ohio state fruit in January 2009.  In 1965, the Ohio General Assembly made tomato juice Ohio's official beverage.

The real reason that I made this card was that  I wanted to use the Flourishes' stamp from "Italian Garden" that I have never used and it fits into this challenge.  I used Memento Espresso Truffle ink to stamp the tomatoes on GKD White Cardstock and colored with Copics and Markers.  I stamped the sentiment with Stazon Black ink on a piece of acetate that I layered between the image and the pattern paper in which I cut a window using a Nesties Die. I then attached this to a card base of green Cardstock (DCWV Paper).  I am not sure why I used the acetate but wanted the sentiment to show over the image?

Hope you enjoyed reading about the tomato in Ohio.  Do not write me if you disagreed with the rankings that I quoted........ just sharing what I read for fun.
I enjoy your comments.
 Thank you. Theresa

Pink Poinsettia with Glam



This week Flourishes has a special challenge for their Release week -FLLCOCT13-Color Challenge with a twist!  We are to create a Christmas Design without the use of the color Red or Green.  I love to use poinsettias on Christmas cards so I chose to use a pink poinsettia on my entry. Using Flourishes Stamp from "Poinsettias and Boxwood", I stamped the flower twice on pink cardstock scraps with versamark and embossed with Ranger Gold EP. I cut both out and formed into a 3D flower.  I used a deeper pink card base from DCWV pack and layered with GKD gold metallic cardstock and then a mat of striped pattern from MME. Added a strip of the gold cs topped with a rick rack from Joann's and stamped a sentiment "Joy to the World" from Flourishes "Alleluia" in gold embossing.  I then attached the Poinsettia to which I added some Gala Glitz Gold from Art Glitter  to the center using Art Glitter glue. The flower was attached with foam tape.
 
Wish me luck with this challenge.  Winners will  receive the entire October release from Flourishes.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Second Card for Joan's Gardens Challenge


Added a Embossed Sentiment
Added a Bow

 This is a second card for Joan's Gardens Challenge to make a card using Purple and Green, torn edges, layers and a product from Joan's Gardens.  I made this from items on my work station that I had left over from other projects and decided to make use of them in this card.  The flower was made when experimenting with vellum paper and embossing with gold embossing powder using Heartfelt Creations Grandiflora Rose stamp for an earlier card.  I layered 2 cutouts but found that the gold flecks off if you try to shape the flowers so I left it flatter for this creation. I added some Leaves cut from Green Vellum with Cheery Lynn Tropical Leaves die and some darker green flourishes that I were given by a friend and do not know the die used but think it was from Sizzix. I tore some K& CO Pattern Paper and embossed it with Darice EF Flower Frenzy for a layer on top of the card base of Purple Cardstock.  I added a layer of some mesh that I colored with a Copics V17.  As you see in the photos I played with different looks using an Embossed sentiment on one view and then used an Organza Bow for another variation. Products used that can be purchased at Joan's Gardens are Graffix Vellum Papers, Cheery Lynn Dies, Heartfelt Creations Stamps, and E6000 Adhesive.
Check out the challenge and Products at www.atjoansgardens.com

I also made this for the Splitcoasterstampers challenge Many Colors of Cancer HYCTT08. I included purple to represent pancreatic cancer which seems to be one of the most deadly and aggressive cancers and added lavendar with the bow to represent All Cancers.
 
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Three Wise Men


 Hello! I know it is  lovely fall weather but today I have a Christmas card to share. This is for a challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge to be inspired by the photo shown below.  This is one time that I knew what I wanted to create as soon as I read the challenge.  I started with a sheet from Heartfelt Christmas Card Collection.  I cut out the Three Wise Men  scene with Nesties circle die and framed with a Burgundy Circle cutout. This I layered on to a design cut with a Geo Die from navy cardstock backed with white. I thought this geometric die fit well the stars in the scene. I layered this on more of the paper from the Christmas collection that I embossed with Cuttlebug EF Diamond Plate. I adhered all the layers to a card base of Navy. The sentiment is from GKD and stamped with SC Bravo Burgundy.  I finished with a Rhinestone and used Clear Star Pen on the smaller Star for shine in the sky.
Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Photo Inpiration
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything goes for October as long as it is Christmas.
Crafting Musketeers: Challenge #6 Christmas in October

  I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, October 7, 2013

Purple and Green for Joan

 
Hello. Thanks for dropping in for a visit. Today my card is a bit out of my comfort zone but I was trying to follow Joan's lead in a card that she created this week for her challenge.....the layers are only glued down in the middle so the edges are not flat and the edges are loose. This week, Joan's Gardens Challenge was to make a card using purple and green, torn edges, layers, and a product sold at Joan's Gardens.  Leaving the edges of some layers not glued was my idea of copying the style of her card.  I began this project by gathering Purple Vellum Paper, light green Cardstock, a mottled pattern paper from Paper Pizazz, and a handmade paper with fibers that I have hoarded for a long time and have no idea from were that  came. I did not have a plan but just started playing with these papers to see what evolved. I made Vellum Flowers using Heartfelt Creations  Grandiflora Rose stamp set that I stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with White Pearl Translucent EP. I shaded the back of the flowers and the rose bud with Copics V17, BV08, and G05.  I fussy cut the flowers and shaped with my flower tools from Joan's Gardens.  I assembled the card with a card base of the pastel green cs, then a layer of the pattern that I tore all the edges using an artist brush to wet the area to tear.  The pattern paper ended up lost in the photo but shows IRL under the almost translucent handmade paper.  I tore several layers of the homemade paper in varying sizes and shapes. I attached all these layers to the center area of the base and added a flourish cut with Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die, then the flower that I built and the rose bud.  I stamped the sentiment from Flourishes Anemones stamp set with Memento Grape Jelly ink. The smaller photo shows the card at a side angle.


Other Challenges:
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: Signs of Distress

Products that I used from Joan's Gardens:
Adhesive E6000
Grafix Vellum Paper pad
Pastel Cardstock
Cheery Lynn Die
Heartfely Creations Stamps

Check out the challenge and products at
 
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, October 6, 2013

This Is Paper Pieced... Really!


Welcome!  This card is for the Timeless Tuesday challenge at Flourishes to use paper piecing.  Yes, I did paper piecing with textured green and red cardstock on the leaves and strawberries.  After completing the card, I realized that you may not realize this is paper pieced in the photo.  Using solid papers may not have been the best decision for the challenge but the textures really feel and look good in real life. I stamped the image from Flourishes Strawberries with Memento Tuxedo Black on GKD White Cardstock.  I colored in the tiny leaves and stems with Copic G19 and G28. I added Clear and Yellow Glaze to the blossoms. I used adhesive backed paper from DCWV which made it a little easier to paper piece but it was still a struggle to remove the backing from such small pieces.  The card base is Green Core'dination Core Color Cardstock that I embossed with Cuttlebug Embosssing Folder Wicker Weave  and then "sanded" with an emery board to highlight the embossing. I added some score lines with Scor-Pal at the top and lower edges.  The sentiment from Flourishes Zinnias was stamped with the same black ink on the same white cardstock. Both the image and sentiment were matted on Black Cardstock  cut with Nesties Rectangle dies. ( Not sure why the white cardstock looks like such a  different white with the sentiment, maybe because it is popped up and caught the light differently in the photo.)
 
Anyone who plays  the Timeless Tuesday challenge this week not only gets a chance to win the weekly prize drawing, but also may get a chance to be one of  the Flourishes’ Guest Designers for December!  Check out the details here.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, October 4, 2013

Card with Strength and Courage

 
I recently came across a Post by Darlene D. on her blog Darlenedesign.com about coloring on Vellum. I just loved the card that she made using heat embossing on Vellum paper and coloring with Copics on the back....she advises not to use Copics on the top of heat embossing so as not to damage your Copics. Check out her tutorial video.  I hope she does not mind my referring to her post.  I just had to make a card using this technique and I love the results. I made this card for Splitcoast Stampers 4th annual Hope You Can Cling To challenge and card drive  that you can read about here.  The challenge by Lori is to create a card that shares courage and strength with either the color red or orange or a mixture of both. Read more: here.  I began my card by stamping the butterfly on Yellow Vellum paper with versamark and embossed with black embossing powder. I colored the back with Copics . I cut out the butterfly and assembled the rest of the card following the sketch from Sweet Sunday Challenge.  I attached the image with foam tape.  I love this pattern paper for this challenge long forgotten in my stash. I do love how well this color combo came together.Challenges:
Splitcoaster Stampers: HYCCT1301B Use red or orange or both.
Sweet Sunday Sketch: #194
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Things with Wings
Flutter by Wednesday: Open  with a butterfly or fairy with a twist to show you favorite things.             Butterflies and Copics are a few of my fave things

Supplies used:
Stamps: GKD Butterfly from Take Flight and Sentiment from Hope is Faith
Inks: Versamark, Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Copics R59,YR09, and 100.
Paper: DCWV Textured Orange Cardstock,  Unknown Pattern Paper, Ivory Cardstock, Yellow Vellum
Ribbon:  White Grosgrain colored with Copic R59
EF: Cuttlebug Border from Pop Culture

Thanks again to Darlene for sharing her technique of coloring on vellum.I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa