Saturday, August 18, 2018

Out In the Galaxy

Hello! I'm out in the galaxy!   The background of my card was actually the result of an accident. Sometime ago, I spilled a bottle of Hero Arts Metallic Blueberry Mist and quickly grabbed some cardstock to absorb it and ended up with several panels for backgrounds.  On this piece I sponged on some Distress Oxide Inks including Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans and Wilted Violet. The result was perfect for a card for the current Fusion Challenge Galaxy.  Added some stars with a White Gel Pen and Clear star pen.  On a strip of clear vellum, I stamped a Hero Arts sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with Silver EP.  Die cut stars from Gold and Silver metallic CS with Sizzix die.  Embossed the top star with Swiss dots EF for some more texture. Assembled all the elements on a Silver Metallic card base following the sketch on the  Fusion graphic below. 
Challenges:
 Fusion Card Challenge: Galaxy-Used both the sketch and  the photo as inspiration.
Dies R Us Challenge: #103 You Are a Star.  Used Sizzix Star dies
Just Add Ink: #422 Just Choose 2  Used embossing powder and embossing folder. 
613 Avenue Create: #212 Anything Goes
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says Sprinkles and Splatters.  You can say my background was one big splatter by accident. The stars are the sprinkles.
A Blog Named Hero: Challenge Sparkle and Shine. Used Metallic Blueberry Mist, Metallic CS, Silver Metallic EP. 
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Friday, August 17, 2018

TwoFer Fun


Welcome!   One of the newest challenges in blogland and a fun one is the TwoFer Card Challenge - we are to make 2 different designs for 2 different occasions using the same stamps and/or dies. The August prompt is Geometric and I chose to use a rectangle stamp from Gina K Tropical Windows set. For the first card, I stamped the rectangle 5 times with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on a White CS and spelled HELLO in Memento Red ink using a Martha Stewart alphabet set.   I added a Fancy Lady (my DH's name for her) from an old Flourishes set Glamour Girls that I stamped in black ink.  I stamped the feathers on her hat with Versamark and heat embossed with Red EP.  Finished with a card base of Red CS.

The second card has a Christmas theme.  I stamped the rectangle 3 times in blue, red, and green to make gifts for under the tree. I colored each gift with Copics  and decorated with designs using a gold pen. Added stamped and die cut bows to the packages. I stamped a tree with Annabelle stamps and Green ink and fussy cut before popping up on the card. A die cut star of Gold Metallic CS topped the tree and a Gold Embossed sentiment was added below the gifts.  Hero Arts die cuts and sentiment were used. Fun way to use the rectangle stamp. Used a Red CS for the base. 
Challenges:
Twofer Card Challenge: Used rectangle stamp for my Geometric.
CAS Christmas Card Challenge: August Challenge Tree


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

Starry Sky

Hello!  Today I am playing with some challenges featuring night skies.  I began with a background that I had made with Distress Oxide Inks and had set aside in my saves.  I added more sponging with the inks until I liked the look.  I then stamped Repeat Impressions Rocky Shore Vista across the lower part with a couple of the Distress Oxide inks.  Added some stars and shine with a Sakura Clear Star pen. Stamped Hero Arts sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed first with Silver EP and then a second time with Gold EP to soften the silver.  Used a Gold Metallic CS for the card base. 
Challenges:
 The House that Stamps Built: Inspiration Palette Challenge a1518.  I tried to capture all the colors and the layout of the scene in the challenge. 
Double D Challenges: The Moon and/or The Stars.  Used a lot of stars in my sky. 


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

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Moon and Stars


Hello!  I have another card featuring Stencil Monoprint.  I learned about this technique on CAS Mix  Up Card challenge.  I used Hero Arts Moon and Stars stencil with Distress Oxide Inks Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey to create the monoprint on white CS.  I then laid the stencil back on the dried print and sponged with Stormy Sky Ink.  I cut a panel and attached to a Shimmery Yellow Pearl CS.  I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment with Memento Paris Dusk ink and heat embossed with clear EP. Attached die cut stars using Hero arts dies.  I added glitter to the sides of the panel using double side tape and Stampendous Crystal Glitter.  I hope you can see the glitter and the variation of colors on the monoprint.  Hard to see in the photo. Looks better in real life.
Challenges:
 CAS Mix Up Card Challenge: August Challenge Stencil Monoprint + Stamping + Your Choice.  I added sponging, heat embossing, die cuts, glitter.
Double D Challenge: The Moon and/or Stars
Dies R Us Challenge: #103 You Are a Star.  Used Hero Arts Star dies.
TIME OUT Challenge: #116 Bright







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

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Using Up My Unused Items

 Hello!  This weekend, I challenged myself to make some cards using up some of the unused items collecting on my worktable....for example items that I die cut or colored and never made into a finished card or backgrounds that I had leftover and stored in my leftover box (or boxes in my case).  I have enough of these bits and pieces to make a ton of cards.
I began with a leftover from a background made by  water coloring splashing with Distress Oxide inks on watercolor paper.  I tore a section of this and attached to a Blue card base embossed with clouds and glued on flowers die cut from scraps of paper.  I die cut the flowers and butterflies  with a new die cut set (prize from Double D Challenge).  Finished with a simple sentiment from Annabelle stamps.
Challenges:
Happy Little Stampers: August Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
Cards In Envy: Something New Card Challenge-used new dies. Card is flat enough to fit into envelope.

I made this photo on the left before I remembered the butterflies. Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

One Layer Cone Flowers

Welcome!  I have a similar but different card  with Coneflowers that I posted earlier. Again, I printed the Power Poppy digital Easy Breezy Coneflower on GKD white heavy weight CS and colored it with Copics.  I used this paper because Copics do not bleed through and I can make it one layer.  I stamped a Bee from MFP with black ink and colored with a yellow marker and a Clear Star Pen for some glitter on the wings. Finished with GKD sentiment in Memento Green ink. 

Challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C 447 Put a Bug On It
The Flower Challenge: #23 One Layer Card





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

Monday, August 13, 2018

One More Sunflower


Hello! I do love sunflowers!  This card was made with a digital image from Crafty Secrets  that I won and stored in my files.  I kept the design very clean and simple.  Printed the image on watercolor paper and colored with Distress Oxide inks with a water brush. Added a sentiment from Power Poppy Stamps with Vintage Photo ink.  Attached to a Yellow card base.  That's all I did.
Challenges:
 CAS Watercolor Card Challenge: August Sunflower 3rd entry
Happy Little Stampers: August Watercolor Challenge-Optional Twist Flowers
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge 304 CAS 2nd entry



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

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Coneflowers for a Friend

Hello! I have another card to post today....wanted to get one in for the challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches for Sketch #465 shown below.  I printed a Power Poppy digital Easy Breezy Coneflower on GKD heavy weight CS and colored it with Copics.  I used this paper because Copics do not bleed through and I can make it one layer.  I added a strip of Vellum stamped with a Power Poppy sentiment in Distress Oxide Ink Picked Raspberry that I heat embossed with clear EP so that it would not smear. Attached this to the card with Washi tape...first time I did that.  Now I guess this is not a one layer card but I would consider it CAS. 

Other challenges to enter:
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says Tape It-Use washi tape to attach sentiment strip.
AAA Cards: Cas Game #121-Friendship
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Framed Sunflowers

Hello! Instead of a card, I am sharing a picture of a digital image from Two for Tuesday that I printed on water paper, water colored, and framed to display in my home.   The size of the print is 8"x10".  I used a frame from my stash that I bought at garage sales.
To see more about the card that I made with image, check out my post here. 
Challenge:
The Paper Girls Challenge: Challenge 157 Paint It  I used Distress Oxide Inks and a water brush to paint the image printed on watercolor paper.  Also did the card shown below. 



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More Sunflowers




Hello! I am back with more sunflower cards.  I used Distress Oxide inks to color the sunflower on both of these cards.  The top card is a digital image by Priscilla Styles from my digi file. I printed the image on watercolor paper and colored with a water brush. Added some texture to the center with Zing! Chestnut EP.  Die cut with a square die and placed on a Brown mat and Ivory card base.  The stamped sentiment is from an old MFP set. Stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Zing!Chestnut EP.

For the bottom card, I stamped a MFP Sunflower on watercolor paper and also colored with water brush and Distress Oxide inks. I splattered some ink around the image. (Tip I learned from Lisa Tilson:  lay the clear stamp back over the image before splashing.)  Added some more color beneath the leaves for a more artistic look?  Trimmed the image with a die and added a Rust mat and placed on Ivory card base with sentiment by Power Poppy.
Distress Oxide Inks used: Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Lucky Clover.

Challenges:
 CAS Watercolor Card Challenge: August Sunflower
Happy Little Stampers: August Watercolor Challenge-Optional Twist Flowers
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge 304 CAS
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Challenge 218 Clean and Simple



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