Saturday, July 22, 2017

Over The Rainbow Happy

Today I have 2 cards which are very similar but different.  I used the same Repeat Impressions stamps (had since Jan 2016) and the same Distress Ink colors on both but used Neenah  CS on the top card and watercolor paper on the bottom one for the panels.  I also used different layouts and base cards.  I used an acrylic block to smear the colors, sprayed with water and laid the papers on the block to blend the colors.  I think I used Distress Inks Barn Door, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, and Wilted Violet.  The words were stamped with Versafine Black Onyx. 

 Challenges:
Retro Rubber Challenge:  Challenge #67 Use Rainbow or Rainbow Colors. Have had Happy Stamp set since January 2016.







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

Friday, July 21, 2017

Summer Time Colors


Welcome! I have another card made with Block Watercoloring Stamping.  I used Distress Inks Fossilized Amber, Dried Marigold, and Abandoned Coral  with Watercolor paper to create the background.  I stamped Hero Arts' stamps from Summer Flowers and heat embossed with White EP. Tore the edges before attaching to a Coral Mat and Bright Yellow card base.  Finished with a Double bow of White Satin ribbon. 
Challenges:
Artistic Inspirations: Challenge 183 Anything Goes with Optional Twist of Summer Colors
Addicted to Stamps and More: #251 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:#487 Summer Colors
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Birthday Wishes


Hello! I used a sketch from Stamp TV Mix It Up Monday challenge for this card that I made using  GKD stamps from A Year of Flowers and Tag Lines(sentiment), Patterned Papers from MME Market St pad, White CS, Memento Morocco Ink, Oxide Iced Spruce Ink, and Copics for coloring the Flower.  Finished with some Twine from my stash.  Fussy cut the flower and leaves. Embossed the Ombre Green Panel with Gingham EF. 

Other Challenges:
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Use Plaid.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: July use patterned papers.

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

Monday, July 17, 2017

Sweet Ice Cream

Hello! What's  better on a hot day than Ice Cream?  So I'm serving up a cone to share.  My DH said it looked good enough to lick!   I used Ice Cream Cone and Sentiment stamps from Repeat Impressions for my sweet treat.  Since I did not have the color that I wanted in a polka dot pattern paper, I created my own with White CS, Cuttlebug Polka Dot EF, and DI Spun Sugar ink for the dots.  My Ice Cream is made of Hot Pink Stickles. Other supplies: Hot Pink CS, Memento Toffee Crunch Ink, Copics E21, DI Picked Raspberry.
Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge J1217-used Row with Polka Dots, Sweet Treats, Hot Pink.
Crafty Catz: #379 Anything Goes with optional twist of Ice Cream
Addicted to CAS: Challenge #115 Summer 



Have some summer fun-eat Ice Cream! Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Sunday, July 16, 2017

It's the Sentiment That Counts


This card is for the Mod Squad Challenge - Make sentiment the main focal point.  I have several great sentiments from the sponsor Power Poppy.  It was just a matter of choosing one for my card.  I decided on this one from her Berry It Digi stamps.  I printed it, framed it with a green mat and used a "berry" red card base.  Actually the sentiment is beneath a die cut in the front of the base card.   I printed the Berry Image much smaller than the actual size, colored it with Copics, and fussy cut it.  Attached it with foam tape.  Embossed a row of dots on the lower edge of the card.  Might use this for a birthday if I added a birthday greeting inside. You think??

Other Challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges: #345 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge Weeks #290 & 291 Anything Goes

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

Fun with Oxide Ink

Hello! I have been playing again with Oxide Ink Iced Spruce to create a couple of One Layer cards using Colored CS.   The top card is GKD Chocolate Brown CS stamped with Power Poppy image from Sassy Succulents and sentiment from PP Lavender set.  Love the way the oxide ink pops on the dark CS.  Filled in the succulent with pencils in two shades of green. Added a touch of shine to 2 of the words with Stardust pen.
This second card is Black CS stamped with Hero Arts Leafy Vine cling stamp...love the velvety look of the oxide ink.  Finished with a Power Poppy Sentiment from Sassy Succulents in the same ink.  

Challenges:
AAA  Cards: Game # 94 One Layer Card with Colored Card base
Less Is More: Challenges #336 &#337 One Layer Card with Colored Card base
Tuesday Throwdown: TT351 One Layer


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

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Playing with Oxide Ink



Hello! It is fun to get new products and items to play with!  I just received Hero Arts July kit---first one that I ever bought---and it included Summer Flower and Creative Vases stamp sets and  Oxide Ink Iced Spruce and more.   I just had to try the Oxide ink after seeing Jennifer McGuire's post.  She makes me want all the colors of this ink.  And I liked the result in making the backgrounds for these 2 cards.
For the cards shown here, I started with  panels of white CS and sponged them with the Iced Spruce ink.  For the top one, I sprayed water on Hero Arts Floating Flowers cling stamp and laid it on the panel a couple of minutes. On the bottom card I used a very old SU background stamp Antique Cracking.  After drying my background panels, I finished with some die cut flower images that I stamped and colored with Copics.

Top card-Used Hero Arts Sweet Pea Bouquet, Butterfly, Watering Can, and Sentiment stamps and Frame Cut Dies . The can was stamped on a metallic silver left from a recycled box shown below.

Bottom Card-Used Hero Arts Sweet Peas and Bow stamps, Hero Arts Dies, Cheery Lynn die cuts, Mirror CS, White CS base, Blue Satin Ribbon layered on Light Blue Organdy Ribbon with Silver Thread.

Challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Challenge #167 Anything Goes with Ribbon-Layered 2 ribbons.
Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes With Dies
Double D Challenges: Pastels





What fun playing with Oxide ink!
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Friday, July 14, 2017

Peace and Joy


Hello!  What better time to make Christmas cards than July?  Especially when it is raining!  I was playing with the challenge sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches and some stamps from Gina K Peace & Joy set when I came up with this design.  Added in some pattern paper from American Crafts Kringle and Co  pad and some red ribbon.  Other supplies: Memento Tuxedo Black and Cottage Ivy inks, Copics, Ivory and Red CS, Rectangle dies.
Challenges:

Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch #411 and Theme Christmas in July
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday Challenge-Christmas in July
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: 341 Anything Goes as Long as it is Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: July Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: July Anything with Patterned Paper
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge: #167 Anything Goes with Ribbon
CAS-ual  Friday: CFC 178 Christmas in July




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

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Happy For You

Welcome!  Back with one more design created with Block Watercolor Stamping.  Used Mermaid Lagoon, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, Broken China Distress Inks  that I blended using a block on a Watercolor Paper Panel. Stamped and heat embossed a Flower from GKD A Year of Flowers 2.  Stamped a sentiment from GKD Scripty Sayings 2 with Distress Ink. Finished with a Looped Satin Ribbon and a Card Base of Turquoise CS.

Challenges:
Just Us Girls Challenge:#491 Trend Week Ink Blending (#3)
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge:  #167 Anything Goes with Ribbon
Happy Little Stampers: July Watercolor Challenge Anything Goes with Optional Twist Blue


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

More Christmas in July

Hello! As promised I am back with another card made with Block Watercolor Stamping Technique.
I used two Distress Inks,  Aged  Mahogany and Peeled Paint, on  a square block with watercolor panel.   I stamped and heat embossed the Poinsettia with Versamark and White EP.  The sentiment was stamped with DI Peeled Paint and heat embossed with Clear EP. Stamps are from GKD A Year of Flowers and Festive Frame sets.  I simply attached the panel to a card base of GKD Grass Green CS.

Challenges:
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday Challenge Christmas in July
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: 341 Anything Goes as Long as it is Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: July Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week 370 Two Colors Only
TCP Tuesday Challenge: #337 Christmas in July. First time to enter this challenge.



I was inspired to do Block Watercolor Stamping by Jennifer McGuire's Video posted here.
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Christmas in July

Hello!  I seemed to be stuck on Block Watercolor Stamping.   I will be posting a few more cards using this technique.  Every card has an unique look as you get different results each time.  I blended Barn Door, Peeled Paint, and Forest Mist Distress inks this time on a large acrylic block.  After drying the watercolor panel and tearing the edges for a distressed look,  I stamped and heat embossed the Poinsettia and Sentiment. I placed this on GKD Fresh Asparagus CS and added some dots of Red Berry Nuvo Crystal Drops. Other supplies: Versamark ink, White EP, Watercolor paper, GKD Sets - A Year of Flowers 2 and Festive Frame.
Challenges:
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday Challenge Christmas in July
Just Us Girls Challenge: #401 Trend Week - Ink Blending
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: 341 Anything Goes as Long as it is Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: July Anything Goes
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says Distress It...Tore edges to distress panel

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

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gone Fishing


Hello!  My second card today is a One Layer design using colored cardstock.  I embossed clouds with a Darice EF and stamped the image and sentiment from Flourishes Kids Play set with Black Versafine ink. I then heat embossed with Clear EP.  I sponged the clouds with Brilliance Moonlight White ink.  I like the simplicity of this card...certainly brings thoughts of a summer day. 
Challenges:
Less is More: Challenges #336 &#337 OLC with Colored Cardbase. 
AAA Cards: Game #94 One Layered Colored Cardbase
Addicted to CAS: Challenge #115 Code word is Summer
Tuesday Throwdown: TT351 One Layer




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

Splash of Sunshine.


Hello!  I was inspired by a recent post by Jennifer McGuire to do Block Watercolor Stamping.  I used Distress Inks Fossilized Amber, Dried Marigold, and Abandoned Coral to blend colors on a stamp block and pressed that on a panel of Watercolor Paper.  After drying, I heat embossed a GKD stamp with White EP from A Year Of Flowers 2.  Rather than trimming them out, I decided to incorporate some accidently dripped spots into my design  when I stamped a sentiment beneath the image. The stamp from Power Poppy Sunny Harvest set was heat embossed with WOW California Sunshine EP ...I sponged the area with DI Coral to pop out the words.  Finished with a Card Base of Yellow CS.
Challenges:
Just Us Girls Challenge: #401 Trend Week Ink Blending
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Summer Sunshine
Artistic Inspirations Challenge:  Anything Goes with Optional Twist of Summer Colors


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

Monday, July 10, 2017

Old Time Hollyhocks



Welcome!  Today I am casing/copying a card shown below and  posted here by Stacey, a Bloomie at Power Poppy, for the July challenge at Power Poppy.   I used the same Power Poppy digi stamp Old Time  Hollyhocks and copied her layout with the same border but changed up the colors and did not do any piercing on the border and panels.  I added some inking on the edge of the image with Distress Ink.  Instead of sequins I added some dots of Nuvo Crystal and also added a leftover Butterfly that I had already stamped and cut out from another project.  Coloring on the flowers was done with Copics.  Thanks to Stacey for a beautiful card and allowing me to Case her design.

Challenges:
Power & Spark Challenge: Case a Bloom Brigade Member. I chose Stacey's lovey Hollyhocks card. 



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

Sunday, July 9, 2017

A Trio of Dragonflies


Hello!  Today I have another card using the Sketch Challenge from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I wanted to make this one with more emphasis on their theme-to use a die cut. Using black ink, I stamped  and cut three dragonflies from Ivory CS.  The stamp and die are from Creative Dies.  I added shine with Sakura Stardust Pen which I think you can see in the photo.  Following the sketch, I assembled the card with an Ivory card base and mat with papers from Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper pad. The center panel was embossed with a Darice EF. The word Thanks was cut with Cheery Lynn die twice, once in ivory and once in blue. 
Challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Challenge Sketch #410 below and Theme use a die cut.
Alphabet Challenge: I for Insects.
Happy Little Stampers: July Anything Goes with Dies



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

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Peaceful Scene for a Summer Afternoon


Hello!  Looking for a place to spend some quiet time?  That's what I think of when I view my card....such a peaceful scene that I created with a stamp and some water coloring. And a nice way to tell some one that I am thinking of them.  I water colored the scene with a water brush and distress inks after stamping the image using green and browns DI.  I like to use this coloring technique because you never know how it will come out.
Tip: The trick to water coloring is knowing when to stop. 

Supplies: Repeat Impressions stamp Shade of the Elm, GKD sentiment stamp, Water Color paper, Hero Arts Aqua CS, GKD Green CS, Distress Inks, Memento Tuxedo Black ink for sentiment.

Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: Challenge DCC75 Create a Scene. 
Happy Little Stampers: July Watercolor Challenge anything goes with optional twist of Blue

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

Friday, July 7, 2017

Black and White and....


Hello!  Today I have another Birthday card created with GKD Wild Blossoms set.  I like stamping this flower image in black and chose it for this black and white card with a touch of gold. I simply stamped the image and sentiment using GKD Black Onyx ink and GKD White CS.  I edged this panel with Pilot Gold Metallic Pen and adhered to a Black Card base. I added GKD White Organdy Ribbon with Gold Thread layered over a narrow Black Satin Ribbon.  Added a few more touches of gold on some of the flower centers with Gold Metallic Gelly Roll pen. 
Challenges:
Stamp TV Mix It Up Monday Challenge: What's Black and White and...?
CAS on Friday: Challenge #111 Flowers
Happy Little Stampers: July CAS Challenge Theme is Birthday
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week 369 Black and White




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