Saturday, September 29, 2018

Double CAS

 Hello!  I was playing with a new stamp from Gina K's Skeleton Leaves and created a couple of Clean and Simple cards.  For the top one, I stamped the Leaf and Sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Copper EP.  I placed on a mat of Black CS and used a Card base of Copper Metallic CS.  Finished with some black sequins.
Challenges:
 CAS on Friday: Challenge #142 Copper, Black, and White
Alphabet Challenge: N is for Nature


For the second card,  I stamped the leaf 3 times with Memento Tangelo ink inspired by the sketch at CASE this Sketch.  I stamped the same sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Copper EP. Simply attached to an Orange Card Base.
Challenges:
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Emerging Snowflakes


Hello!  Switching seasons today...thinking ahead to winter holidays making this Christmas card using Gina K Snowflake Stamps from Seasonal Sentiments set and the GKD Sentiment from Holiday Wreath Builder.  I was inspired to make this design after watching Gina K's September Release Video and her challenge  Emerging Images-use the Emboss Resist technique with your favorite stamps to make your images emerge from cardstock.  I stamped the Snowflakes with Versamark ink and heat embossed with White EP.  I then used Memento Summer Sky to bring out the images.  I stamped the words with Memento Blue Danube and added some rhinestones .  Inked the edges with Pilot Silver Metallic Pen and attached to GKD Powder Blue CS. 
Other Challenges:
 Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: 405 Anything Christmas with optional theme use something beginning with the letter S. I used Snowflakes.
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says Monochrome
Winter Wonderland: Anything Christmas Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge: S is for Snow

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

Friday, September 28, 2018

Another Load Of Pumpkins


Hello!   You might recognize the truck on my card.....I used it on another card here earlier.  Since I had this old stamp out, I thought I'd use the entire image on a fall card.  I inked it with Memento Rich Cocoa ink on a white CS and colored with Copics this time.  Sponged the sky with Memento Summer Sky ink. Stamped the Power Poppy sentiment with the brown ink.  Finished with a striped patterned paper remnant laying on my desk and a coordinating card base. 
Challenges:
 The Male  Room: Challenge 95 The great Outdoors
Crafty Catz: #431 Anything Goes with Optional Twist Colours of Autumn
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #311 Anything Goes


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

Thanks with Some Pumpkins


Welcome!  Still thinking of fall leaves and pumpkins.  I came across this cute Dearie Dolls digital image in my files and decided to print out and put on a thank you card. I added some coloring to the already colored version and trimmed with a die and placed on a brown mat and then an embossed orange card base.  Used a Sizzix  EF Thanks.  
Challenge:
Die Cuttin Divas: Challenge #388 Fall Colors. Use Spellbinder Nestabilities Rectangle and Label dies. 
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 549 Autumn
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Harvest of Pumpkins

Welcome to my studio!  I was inspired to create this card by the Photo Challenge Week #459 at Just Us Girls I loved the fall trees, colors and the old truck in the photo.  I knew I had an old truck stamp but it took me a while to find it.  I had created the fall scene before I remembered where it was so I had to invent a way of including the truck.  But back to the beginning, I stamped a Repeat Impression stamp Covered Bridge with Memento Rich Cocoa ink on heavyweight white card stock and colored with an number of Distress Oxide Inks....actually used a dozen of them but too lazy to list.  Also used some pencils in some areas.  I might should have used watercolor paper but I was happy with the results on this paper. By the time I finished this scene, I found the old truck stamp in  my Mark's Finest Paper stamps.  I stamped it in the same ink and colored with Distress Oxide Inks and some pencils.  I drew some pumpkins in the back of the red truck and added a driver into the cab. I fussy cut the truck and attached it with foam tape as if he is driving down the dirt road and off the edge of the scene.  To finish, I added an orange mat and a textured rust color card base.  Stamped a Power Poppy sentiment Happy Harvest since there was an abundant harvest of pumpkins in the truck.
Had fun combing the stamps to create this scene.
Other Challenges:
 The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes Challenge - S2618. Used Repeat Impressions Covered Bridge
Make My Monday Challenge:#80 Autumn/Fall Colors. Third entry.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Anything Goes.



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

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Birthday Card from a Sketch

Hello!  My card today began with a preprinted Perfect Panel from GKD (prize that I won some time ago) which is shown below in the complete assortment.  I stamped a Floral image from Gina K Whimsical Wildflowers bundle set on Clear Vellum with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold EP.  I colored the back of the image with Pencils and  cut with a die from the GKD die set. I attached the cut out with Vellum tape to the green circle printed on the panel that I used.  I stamped a sentiment from the same set with Versamark ink and heat embossed with the Gold Metallic EP. Edged the white panel with a Pilot Metallic Gold Marker before attaching to Christmas Pine card stock base.  I used the Sketch #472 from Tuesday Morning Sketches as inspiration for my design. 






Other Challenges:
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Anything Goes.
613 Avenue Create: Challenge 213 Anything Goes with Optional Twist Clean and Simple
Tuesday Throwdown: #411 Use Complimentary Colors. Used red and green.
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Designing in the Dark

Welcome to my studio!  Today I was experimenting with stamping and coloring on a dark background using Black CS...nothing darker than that.  I stamped Power Poppy Poppies and Sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with Hero Arts Silver EP.  I used DOI Candied Apple and Lucky Clover to color the image using a water brush to apply the ink twice, drying between applications.  First time to try using DOI on such a dark paper.  Of course the colors are quite muted on the black papers  but I like the outcome.  I used a Blue-Green CS as the card base which matches the color as it appears on the leaves.
I am entering this card in Creative Confetti Challenge Design in the Dark at the Power Poppy blog.

Other Challenges to enter:
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #311 Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges: #77 Anything Goes

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

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A Stack of Books with Fall Flowers

Hello!  Today I am playing with the Power & Spark Challenge -Hit the Books.  We are to be inspired by anything related to books.   I combined a Power Poppy digital image Sunshine of My Life with a Bee Crafty digital of a stack of books that I resized and printed on White CS.  I colored with Copics and combined with some scraps of some striped paper that went well with the colors that I had used. The stamped sentiment is from a Jane's Doodles set. When I showed this card to my DH, he suggested that I add some titles to the books which I did with a Micro Uni-ball pen. 

Have a great day! Take time out to read a book.
 I love reading your comments. Theresa

Red Shoe with Silver

Hello!  Playing with some old stamps that I pulled out for the challenge at Double D Challenges-If the Shoe Fits.  I made a CAS card stamping the shoe and sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers with Black ink.  Colored the shoe with Red Copics and heat embossed the heel and sole with Silver EP.  Looks much better in real life than in the photo. Used a Red Glitter CS for Mat and White card base.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Lots of Pumpkins


Fall is in the air!  Enjoying the cooler temperatures and change of seasons.  I printed out a Power Poppy digital image Fall Haul loaded with pumpkins that I colored with Copics.  Created a simple card using a Grass Green Mat and card base of Yellow CS.  Finished with a sentiment stamped with brown ink and an orange twine. This card is loaded with pumpkins so I think it will fit into Creative Confetti Challenge All about the Pumpkin Spice. 

Other challenges:
Cards in Envy: Feels Like Fall Challenge
Make My Monday Challenge: #80 Autumn/Fall colors
Modsquad Challenge: Fall colors

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

Celebrate in Style

Hello! I am sharing 2 cards today each with a "fashion" theme.  The first card features an old shoe stamp from Anna Griffin inked with plum inks and a touch of gold.  I framed it with an old Gina K stamp from Lovely Labels 2 set that I have never before used.  I stamped the frame with versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP.  I fussy cut this and attached to a patterned paper from Our 
Daily Bread Designs Shabby Rose collection and then a card base of Metallic Gold CS.  Sentiment from Gina K was heat embossed with Gold EP.
Challenges:
Double D Challenge:  If the Shoe Fits
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: September always anything using Patterned Paper

The second fashion inspired card features a Gina K stamp from Celebrate in Style set.  I stamped the dress with DOI Peeled Paint, colored with copics, and paper pieced the skirt with a scrap leftover from the card above. The base of the dress form and the sentiment were heat embossed with Gold EP. 
Challenges:
CASology: Week 313 cue card Dress











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

Sunny Flower

Hello!  Today I am sharing a card that I made for the Inspiration Palette Challenge S1918 at The House That Stamps Built using Repeat Impressions Sunflower stamp.  I stamped the sunflower on White CS with Memento inks and colored with Copics. I stamped the Hello using a Gina K stamp. I cut the image with Nesties Oval die and placed it on a Green Scallop Oval cut with another Nesties die. This was attached to an embossed pattern paper from Graphic 45 and then a card base of Grass Green CS. 
Other challenges to enter:
 The Flower Challenge: #24 Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: September anything goes using patterned paper. 

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

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Wild Flowers


Welcome! Today I have a CAS card featuring Wild Flowers stamped with Happy Little Stampers Doodled Flowers set.  I inked the stamps with Memento Lilac Posies and Bamboo Leaves inks and stamped on white cardstock and colored with markers.  Attached to a Grass Green CS. Quick and easy.
Challenges:
 Happy Little Stampers: September CAS Challenge Wild
613 Avenue Create: Challenge #213 Anything Goes with Optional Twist Clean and Simple
The Flower Challenge: #24 Anything Goes

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

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Pumpkin Full of Roses

Hello!  Don't you just love "Pumpkin Season"....could be another name for Fall?  And I love using pumpkins on cards....maybe it's the bright color that gets me.  I just had to make this card following the current sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches...just called out for a pumpkin in that square element.   And that photo inspiration from Time Out challenges said to add some orange roses.  The layering rose stamps from Gina K's Old Country Roses were perfect for that and I popped them up with foam tape.  Used Gina K Ivory and Grass Green CS's with a pattern paper from a Fancy Pants Designs pad.  Used Cheery Lynn Large Flourish die (rearranged) and Nesties square dies. Pumpkin stamp from Repeat Impressions.  Sentiment stamp from a Gina K set. Used Memento inks for stamping and Copics for coloring. Finished with some bling of Orange Dew Drops. 
Challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch #471
TIME OUT Challenges: #118 Home Sweet Home Photo Inspiration.  Love the pumpkins filled with orange flowers.
Creative with Stamps: #30 Pumpkin
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Bling It On.
Modsquad Challenge: Fall Colors
Happy Little Stampers: September Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

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

Friday, September 21, 2018

Rustic Christmas Wreath


Hello!  Another Christmas card for my stash.  I made this with Gina K stamps from the new Holiday Wreath Builder.  I made a rustic wreath design using small poinsettia and pine cone stamps and Memento inks.  A hand drawn design connected the images. Added the green circle around the sentiment in the center.  Finished with a Red Velvet card base to complete this CAS design.
Challenges:
CAS Christmas Card Challenge: September theme Wreath
Merry Little Christmas Challenge: MLCCB#2 September Anything Christmas Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge: Anything Christmas Goes

Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy your comments.
Theresa

Fall Tree


Hello!  First day of fall tomorrow! My fall card  is another water colored  design featuring a tree stamp from GKD The Northwood set.  I stamped the tree with Memento Rich Cocoa ink on water color paper and colored with a waterbrush using  DOI Walnut Stain, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Fired Brick, and Twisted Citron  to create a Fall Image.  The sky was colored with Salty Ocean and the grass with Peeled Paint.  The GKD sentiment was stamped with Fired Brick.  Attached the image to a card base of GKD Tomato Soup CS.
Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments: Fall Colors Challenge
Modsquad Challenge: Fall Colors
CAS Watercolour Card Challenge: September Challenge Tree







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

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Dreamy Butterfly

Welcome!  Today I have been water coloring with Distress Oxide Inks....so much fun as I never know what will turn out. I began by stamping a butterfly from Gina K's Take Flight set with GKD Amalgam Black ink on watercolor paper and embossing with Clear EP.  I  then water colored the image with a water brush using DOI Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, and Peacock Feathers.  I created the water colored background  with Faded Jeans and Broken China using a brush and water. I like the effect that I achieved.  I added a mat of GKD Little Boy Blue CS and a card base of Ivory. Stamped the sentiment from the same GKD set with Black Versafine ink.
Challenges:
Happy Little Stampers: September Watercolor Challenge Anything Goes- Optional: Twist Butterfly
Stampin' Sensations: September Challenge I spy with my little eye something beginning with "B".  I spy Butterfly and Blues.
613 Avenue Create: Challenge 213 Anything Goes







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

What Are You Reading?

Challenge 16 at The Library Challenge


Hello!  I was inspired by Challenge 16 at The Library Challenge to design this card featuring a digital image of a piano by Lauretta's design that I had in my digital files.  The challenge is the book Oscar by Mauricio Segura about  the life of legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson' - the 'maharajah of the keyboard' .  Therefore my card features the Piano printed on White CS that I colored pink and then sponged with DOI Peeled Paint to give a distressed look similar to the look on the cover. I added 2 strips of CS with some musical embossing picking up other colors on the book cover.  I stamped a sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers with Black ink that was appropriate for the card.

Since I had printed the piano twice, I decided to make another card using a white background with a pink piano on a card base of black CS.  I added a sentiment from Raindrop Echo designs which seems to describe the music of Oscar Peterson.
Other challenge to enter:
Power and Spark Challenge: Hitting the books. Get inspired by anything related to books.  This card fits the challenge since I was inspired by the book Oscar. Sorry I did not use any Power Poppy stamps. 

For fun I have included some music "All the Best" by Peterson.  Click on the arrow to listen:
           


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

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Another Lighthouse


Hello! Sharing another Lighthouse card. This one features a stamp from Art Impressions that I stamped twice  with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I sponged the sky with Memento Summer Sky and the grass with Bamboo Leaves and added some "M" birds with a black marker.  Also embossed some clouds.  I fussy cut one of the lighthouses and popped it up with foam tape. I trimmed the image with a Spellbinders die and placed on a background of Blue Patterned Paper from Kaisercraft that I embossed with Swiss Dots EF.  Finished with a White card base and a sentiment from Repeat Impressions. Also inspired by sketch shown below.
Challenges:
Daring Cardmakers: Who's the (Em)boss?!  Used clouds and swiss dot embossing.
Tuesday Throwdown: # 419 Add some texture
The House That Stamps Built: Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge S1218. Used top row-Dimension, Lighthouse, Sponging
Sketch Saturday: #531 shown below.
Seize the Birthday: Toppings Option is Die Cuts or Punches.

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