Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fusion Challenge - Coral Flowers

Hi blog friends ~ It's time for a new challenge at Fusion and this time our theme is 'Coral Flowers'. For this challenge, I decided to go with the Fusion by combining the sketch with a few elements from the inspiration photo:

These beautiful flowers and leaves are from Altenew and the stripes are from an old SSS background stamp. I used emboss resist for the blooms with white EP and MFT 's Peach Bellini ink. For the stripes, I used Coral Crush to add contrast to the design.   

I hope you'll stop by the Fusion Challenge Blog to see the lovely cards my teamies created for your inspiration, and that you'll play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: Altenew - Happy Heart; MFT - More Essential Sentiments; SSS Background Stripes
Dies: Altenew - Happy Heart; Lil' Inkers - Stitched Scalloped Border (retired); MFT - Slanted Sentiments
Ink: Versamark; Versafine Onyx Black; MFT - Peach Bellini, Coral Crush, Spearmint
Misc: Stampendous - Detail White EP; Lucy's Jewels - Ice Cube Mix

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas Tuesday Challenge

Hi there, blog friends! I'm playing along with a 'new to me' challenge at The Cat's Pajamas. My sweet friend Michele gifted me with some of TCP lovely die cuts and I chose to play with the butterflies ~

I ink blended the butterflies with Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron DI's, and in retrospect, I wish I had added wire antennae to each butterfly, but I thought of it after they were glued down. Next, I shaped the embossed sentiment to mimic the stitched scalloped border and added the striped papers for contrast. A few sparkly gems and this card was done and dusted :)

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: PTI - Keep it Simple: Friendship
Dies: The Cat's Pajamas - Butterfly Trio; MFT - Stitched Scalloped Border Edges 2
Ink: Versamark; TH Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron
Misc: WOW - Superfine Gold EP; Lucy's Gems - Ice Cube Mix; MFT - B&W Stripes Paper Pack

Thursday, May 17, 2018

May CAS Christmas Challenge - Take 2

Hi there crafty friends! I'm back with my reminder post as May Guest Designer for the fabulous CAS Christmas Challenge!
There is still time to play along in this month's challenge! Here is my 2nd card:

For this card, I stenciled some snowy hills and stamped this really cute Penny Black Snowman. I colored him with Copic markers, used a touch of Glossy Accents for his nose, and added a few polka dots to his scarf with my gel pen. The snowflake is from MFT, which I embossed with iridescent sparkle EP. I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment and re-stamped it with Versamark and added clear EP for some shine...a clear sparkly gem for the snowflake and a wonky stitched border, and that was it!

I hope you'll go through your stash and dig up your favorite snowman stamps or dies and join us at the CAS Christmas know December will be here before we know it, and it's never too early to get started creating our Christmas cards :)

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: Penny Black - Snowy, MFT - Snow Globe sentiments
Dies: MFT - Wonky Stitched Rectangles
Stencil: MFT - Drifts/Hills
Inks: Distress Ink - Salty Ocean; MFT - Cherry Crisp; Versamark
Misc: Glossy Accents; Judikins Iridescent Sparkle EP; Copic markers; Lucy's Gems - Ice Cube Mix, White Gel Pen

Monday, May 14, 2018

May Twofer Card Challenge - Butterflies

Hi there blog friends! It's time for another Twofer Card Challenge with Darnell and her fabulous DT, and the theme for this month is 'Butterflies'! Here are the parameters of the challenge:

Since I just placed an order from PTI and bought this sweet little butterfly stamp set, I was ready to get crafty ~ Here is my take on the challenge:

For my first card, I used Peerless watercolors and created a monochromatic color palette. I colored behind the 'fussy-cut' vellum butterfly with Copics, used silver EP for the sentiment, and added a few silver sequins for a little sparkle!

My 2nd card is very simple :) I started by stenciling the clouds, then stamped the butterflies and used my Glaze Gel pens to color in the tips of the butterfly wings. More fussy-cutting, a stitched border, a scripty sentiment and a few clear sequins, and that was it!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Card #1:
Stamps: PTI - Butterfly Blooms; SSS/Mama Elephant - Summer Garden
Dies: SSS - Chisholm Wreath, Mini Flowers & Leaves; Mama Elephant - All Prettied Up Stitched Scalloped Mat
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: PTI - Stampers Select White, Vellum; SSS - Fog
Misc: Peerless Watercolors; Copic Markers; Copic Markers; PPP - Silver Sequins

Card #2:
Stamps: PTI - Butterfly Blooms; Avery Elle - Sentimental Swirls
Dies: MFT - Stitched Rectangle STAX #1
Ink: MFT - Licorice Hybrid ink; Tumbled Glass DI
Cardstock: PTI - Stampers Select White; Copic X-Press-It; MFT - Stone Gray
Misc: Glaze Gel Pens; Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen;  Lucy's Ice Cube Mix Jewels