Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Covered Bridge Drive

Do you have memories of beautiful summer days driving through country roads and covered bridges?  What great times they would be ....carefree and lazy....without a worry in the world.  This scene reminds of one of those times.  I stamped the image with Repeat Impressions Covered Bridge stamp using a light brown ink on watercolor paper and water colored with distress inks using a water brush.  I won't go in to all the details of how I did the coloring but I did do repeated stampings using the Misti throughout the process.  I colored this panel a few weeks ago after studying some water color techniques online and it has been on my desk waiting for further attention.  I finally decided to simply trim the panel and adhere to a mat of Khaki CS and a base of GKD Green CS. Stamped a portion of a Repeat Impression sentiment with Memento Rich Cocoa ink to finish as a card. 

The House That Stamps Built: Anything goes challenge-J2817, Used Repeat Impressions stamps. 
Simon  Wednesday Says Challenge: Simon says Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #344 Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C391-use some form of water on card. Water is flowing under the covered bridge. 
Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge: Anything goes for the June Challenge

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

A Moose in a Sleigh

Hello!  Thought I'd make a cute Christmas card for this week's Merry Monday Challenge -to use a Moose on your card.  I had this cute image in my Silhouette cut n print files from Stinky Cute.  The color was a bit off in the print out but I just found some pattern paper from Paper Sweeties paper pad that picked up the same hues.  I kind of like the final result.  I added some texture and sparkle to the image with Sukura Clear Star pen, Stickles Crystal, and Ranger Liquid Pearls. Also edged the sentiment with a glitter pen. I edged the image with a Red Copic marker-gives the look of another layer without the weight and attached to a mat of the pattern paper and then to a red card base.
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: #254 Merry Christmas-Moose
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #339 Anything goes for Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge: June Challenge is anything goes.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: June Challenge is to use patterned paper.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Life at the Beach

Hello!  My card today was created with a photo that I made at the beach on Captiva Island last year.  I thought it would make a great card with a few enhancements made with Photoshop making the photo appear as a watercolor.  I printed the photo on watercolor paper after doing some editing and eliminating the blackbirds. (see original photo below)  I added some color highlights using color pencils on the sand, beach,  umbrellas,  and chairs.  I stamped a GKD sentiment with Memento Espresso Truffle ink and adhered the image to a GKD card stock to finish.   I really enjoy creating cards with my own photos as well as stamping and coloring images.  I hope this card is considered for the challenges that I am entering even though it was made with only one sentiment stamp.

Just Us Girls Challenge: #399 Photo Week-Summer Vacation.  The challenge photo reminded me of my photo below  so I used it to create my entry.
Make My Monday: Challenge #49 Summer Brights---bright yellow and bright blues from a sunny day.
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C 391 Include some water on your card. 

I call this scene "The Yellow Brigade".  These chairs and umbrellas were set up
early every morning by a group of vacationers during some of the weeks that we
were on the beach in Captiva.  I photographed it several times from different
angles over the past few years.  This was one of my favorite  artistic shots.
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Monday, June 26, 2017

Summer Fun

Summer finally arrived last week!  With that in mind, I created this summer theme card using the Sketch below from Retro Rubber Challenge #65.  It turned out being monochromatic since I only used Memento Toffee Crunch ink for stamping the Repeat Impressions Stamps (Sand Castle and Sentiment) and also for sponging the raised areas that I embossed with Spellbinders Impressabilities Sea Scape.  I used Kraft and Ivory Card stocks. I have had the Repeat Impressions stamps since August 2015 ...I know because I used them on a card posted on my blog then.
Retro Rubber: Challenge #65 Feeling Sketchy. RI Stamps are from 2015.
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge 151 Summer/Beaches

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Happy Memories

Hello! My card today was inspired by the Photo/Color Inspiration challenge at The House That Stamps Built. I created my background on watercolor paper using Distress Inks and a Water brush. Using Repeat Impressions stamps I added the sentiment with SU ink. This panel was attached to patterned paper and the an Ivory Card Base. I was trying to achieve a look of a tropical sunset that brings back Happy Memories (inspired by the photo). 
The House That Stamps Built: Inspiration Palette Challenge J2117 shown below
Mod Squad Challenge: Colorful Creations-use a lot of colors on your project.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Blue Clematis

Hello!  Today's card was inspired by the Blue and White challenge at Double D Challenges and the June Bug challenge at Power Poppy.  I began with the blue and white check ribbon from my stash and the digital printout of Power Poppy Climbing Clematis image.  I colored the flowers and butterflies with Blue and Green Copics and distressed the edges with a Distress Ink.  I added the ribbon to the image and attached to a Gingham embossed Blue Mat and a White Card Base.  The Hello sentiment is from Power Poppy Dahlia stamp set.
Yes, there are blue butterflies and blue clematis....I researched the colors on Google to be sure.

Challenges to enter:
Double D Challenges: Blue and White Challenge. See Mood Board below. Inspired by the colors and patterns.
Power & Spark Challenge: The June Bug Challenge-use a bug on your card. Mine has 2 butterflies.
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge 150-Theme is Flowers

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Monday, June 12, 2017

Dad's Day

Hello! I'm back with a Father's Day card for my DH-the Dad of my Teddy Bears.  He loves his bears and his red I kind of combined the two.  Used a precut step card with a wine bottle stamp (won in 2014) from Repeat Impressions and other stamps from PSX and SU.  Heat embossed "Dad" on velum using Black EP  and used Memento Black ink for the rest of the stamping. Finished with Chevron Stripe Washi tape and some strips from Cork.
Another look:

The House That Stamps Built: DCC76 Use Washi tape
Retro Rubber Challenge: #64 Anything Goes with Stamps one year or older.  Wine bottle stamp from 2014 win, PSX Dad stamp from 1999 and SU stamp from 2000.
Cards In Envy: You're the Man Challenge. Can must be masculine.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Make It Masculine

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Flowers in a Frame

Hello!  My card today is for the challenge at Power Poppy -Frame It Up- Simply frame your image on a card, decorate a frame or frame your stamped piece as a bit of home décor.  I printed Power Poppy's Camellias Digi on watercolor paper and colored with Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Forest Moss, and Peeled Paint using a watercolor brush.  I then framed the image with a decorative 5x7 mat that I purchased for 50 cents and have had in my stash forever.  I then placed this in a brass frame so that I can use  it on a side table as a bit of décor.  I photographed the framed image without the glass to avoid glare.
Power Poppy: May Challenge Frame It Up
Mod Squad Challenge: Let's Color
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Spring Tulips

 Hello!  Taking time out from spring chores to create a card for some of my favorite challenges.  This was made for the challenge at The House That Stamps Built using Repeat Impressions stamps Tulip Bouquet on the front and one of their sentiments inside.  I stamped the image with Memento Espresso Truffle and colored with Copics.  I used Spellbinders Divine Eloquence dies to cut the image on White CS and the frame from GKD Yellow CS and used GKD Green CS for the base. Finished with pearls colored pink with Copic marker.

The House That Stamps Built: M1017 Tic Tac Toe Challenge-used Flowers, Pearls, and Frames.
Mod Squad: Let's Color Challenge.  Used Copics to color the image.
Retro Rubber Challenge:  Challenge 62-Hello Spring. Use flowers on your card.  Purchased the tulip stamp in April 2014 so it is over 3 years old. One of my favorites.
Simon Monday Challenge:  Simon says It's a Frame Up.
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #241 Anything Goes
Power Poppy: May Challenge is Frame It Up

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Monday, April 10, 2017

Birthday Wishes

Hello! My card today is made with the Emboss Resist technique.  I stamped a flower image from GKD A Year of Flowers 2 three times with Versamark and embossed with Clear EP.  I sponged the images with DI Abandoned Coral, Dried Marigold, Fossilized Amber, and  Squeezed Lemonade. I trimmed the panel and layered this with white CS and place on a Shimmering Pink CS and heat embossed a GKD Sentiment from Wild Flowers with Wow Yellow EP. 

Stamp TV: Release Challenge make a floral card using the Emboss Resist Technique.
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge 145 Use stamped image and stamped sentiment
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Happy Birthday

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Easter Chick

Hello!  I have another Easter card to share.   I was inspired mostly by the photo from Inspired By All the Little Things Challenge. My chick was made with 2 circle dies cut from Yellow CS, the nose and feet from Orange CS, and a feather.  He was attached to an Oval die cut from Brown CS and embossed for texture with Gingham EF. This was attached to a Shimmering Yellow card base that was stamped with a GKD sentiment from Spring Florals and heat embossed with Zing Chestnut EP.

Inspired By All the Little Things: Challenge #51 I was inspired by the peeps and the yellow, orange, and brown colors.
AAA Cards: CAS Game #87 Shiny Spring.  My peep is springy and the Card Base is Shiny and Shimmery Yellow Pearl.
The House That Stamps Built: Challenge DCC45 Add a die cut.
Crafty Catz: Challenge #365 -Anything Goes with an Optional Twist of Easter

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Yellow, Mellow Roses

Welcome to my studio! Thanks for coming by.  Today I am sharing a card that I made with Gina K Designs' Old Country Roses set. The Roses were done with 3 multi layer stamps using DI Squeezed Lemonade, Memento Dandelion, and DI Fossilized Amber inks. The multi layer leaves were stamped with Memento New Sprout, SU Always Artichoke, and Memento Cottage Ivy inks.  Used a GKD splatter stamp (Tiny Textures)  with Fossilized Amber and GKD sentiment with Always Artichoke.  Used GKD Grass Green Card Base.

Just Us Girls: Challenge #388 Trend Week Multi-step Stamping
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #145 Stamped Image and Stamped Sentiment
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Mellow Yellow
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #236 is Anything Goes
Stamp, Ink, Paper: Challenge #93 Coming Up Flowers

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Easter Card with Printed Cellophane

Hello! Easter will soon be here so I am inspired to make Easter cards. I was thinking of the challenge at Stamp TV when I created this card.  I used a GKD Easter sentiment stamp with Memento Green ink stamped 3 times on white CS, GKD Grass Green CS, and a printed clear cellophane panel that was used for wrapping a pot of flowers.  I also stamped some foliage with GKD Handmade Botanicals stamp with the sentiments. Finished with a pink Washi tape.
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday Challenge-create a “EASTER” card/project…NO FLOWER CARDS. This was a stretch for me since I mostly have Flower stamps from GKD, but I did find an   GKD Easter stamp from a old set called Spring Florals.
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 472 Easter
Alphabet Challenge Blog: B is for Bunny

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Bunny Artist

Hello!  I have been MIA for a couple of months but am back to share a card that I have made.  This card was made by printing a digital image Bunny Painting Egg from Craftin Desert Divas and colored with Copics and Glitter pens.  I added some GKD washi tape in neon colors and added to a Turquoise card base.  I wrote the sentiment with an orange Copic trying to make it look as if it was painted with a brush by the bunny.
Challenges to enter:
Double D Challenges: Neon/Brights. See Mood board below.
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 472 Easter
The Paper Players: Challenge PP338 Easter Bunny
Artistic Inspirations: Challenge 176 is anything goes/ Easter theme (optional)
Alphabet Challenge: B is for Bunny

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
I love reading your comments.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sincere Sympathy

Welcome! The challenge at Stamp TV Mix It Up Monday is make a sympathy card.  I used GKD floral image from Hello Friend and sentiment from Stippled Nature to create this card.  Added a die cut from GKD and dots of Cherry Red Nuvo Drops. Used Memento inks.
Other Challenges:
Make My Monday Challenge: #38 Black, White and a spot of Red
Die Cuttin Divas:  Challenge #302 Anything Goes.  Border Die cut in Black CS.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Love From the Heart

Welcome!  I was inspired to make this card after watching a Jennifer McGuire video about Distress Ink resist embossing.  I made this card with some old Flourishes stamps From the Heart and Cherry Blossoms (Marcella Hawley).  I stamped the Cherry Blossoms with Versamark and embossed with clear EP on white CS (not the usual Glossy) and sponged with several Distress Inks. I Case'd her "lopsided" (her words) design using white CS cut at an angle and stamped the sentiments with Distress Inks. I even added some Nuvo drops like she did. My addition was die cutting a heart in this layer and adding a smaller die cut heart. I used a Pink Card base to finish.
Mod Squad Challenge: Show Your Love. 
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Anything Goes.
Crafty Sentiments Challenge: Dies, Dies and More Dies
Addicted to Stamps and More: #226 Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #400 Love/Valentines/Anniversary

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Friday, January 27, 2017

Black and White

Hello!  My card today is for a Sketch challenge and a Black and White color challenge.  I stamped a GKD Butterfly stamp on Black CS with Versamark and White EP. I cut with a die and attached to a White Mat cut with a die which I added piercing to before removing the die. Check out how to add piercing on Heather's post at The House That Stamps Built. Finished card with White card base, a layer of MME Dotted Pattern Paper, strip of Black CS, white ribbon, and a sentiment from Repeat Impressions.

Double D Challenges: Black and White Only
The House That Stamps Built: Challenge J2517 Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: January Anything with Patterned Paper
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says Spread Your Wings

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Snow on the Way

Hello! More snow on the way?, I think.  Playing with an old snowman stamp from Heartfelt Creations and added in assorted snowflake stamps....some old and new ones. The sentiment was a freebie in a magazine that I received Christmas.  Used Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark, Copics, Wow Silver EP, Nuvo Crystal Cherry Red and White,  White CS and a GKD Blue CS.
Retro Rubber Challenge: #54 Use snow on your card. The Snowman stamp is from Heartfelt Creations Snowmen Melt Your Heart set that I have had since 2013 or earlier.
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says use something with wings.
Addicted to Stamps Challenge:  #140 Baby It's Cold Outside.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Anything Goes

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa