Sunday, October 15, 2017

Using A Stencil For Backgrounds

Oh my goodness!  I just used a stencil for the first time and how much fun is that?!
This stencil is by Stamplorations and even though I have had it a year, I have never used it, never thought I could pull off a great look.  But by using some Oxide distress inks, it was a snap and do I ever love the results.
Such an easy way to make a lovely CAS card.  Sorry if I seem to be bragging.  I'm not - just blown away at how fun and easy this was to create something beautiful.

The sentiment is also Stamploration.  I added a copper colored leaf brad just for the fun of it and I thought it needed a piece of interest.
The Oxide Distress inks I used are Twisted Citron, Wild Honey, and Picked Raspberry.  When that bright pink is combined with the yellow Wild Honey, it makes the prettiest orange.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges:
Joy Clair WCMD - building backgrounds
Joy Clair - anything goes
7 Kids - anything from the store (Tim Holtz Distress Oxides)
Deep Oceans - Autumn colors
Simon Wednesday - thinking of you
Stamploration - never ending challenge

Friday, October 13, 2017

More Of The Same

More 4 x 4's and more oxides.  Once I get going on a style, technique, or product, I tend to play with that for a few days in a row.  So with the Distress Oxides still out and a taste of making a 4 x 4 card instead of an A2, I made a few more.  Here is one of those. 

The image is by Power Poppy - Prairie Bouquet Digital Stamp, sentiment - Rose and Chamomile
The Distress Oxides used: Wild Honey, Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry

Challenges:
Power Poppy - think small
Deep Oceans - Autumn colors
Joy Clair - anything
Words 2 Craft By - Autumn
Stamploration CAS - Orange optional

Simon Says Wednesday - thinking of you
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Joy Clair CAS

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Another 4 x 4

Making the one 4 x 4 the other day wet my appetite for making more.  Here is one I made with a Power Poppy Digital stamp Rose and Chamomile.  The sentiment is from the Prairie Bouquet set.
I love how this turned out.
After coloring the image with Copics and Prisma pencils, I cut it out with a Spellbinders Label Three die.  The little leaves in the corner are made with an Elizabeth Crafts die from the Rose 3 set.  The pink "pearl" is a melted Pearler Bead.  I'm getting low on those.  It is time to "borrow" and melt a few beads from the grandchildren's stash to build up my supply.

Challenges:
Time Out - friendship and pink
Power Poppy - think small
Joy Clair WCMD - card for a friend
Joy Clair - anything
Scrapyland - anything 
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Simon Wednesday - thinking of you 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Love Rainbows

Don't you love to see rainbows?  I have taken of them but seeing the real thing is always better.
One of the challenges at Joy Clair is RAINBOW. 
I took that literal and colored up this cut digital stamp by PaperMakers. 

Almost all the cards I make are A2 but for the fun of it I made this one 4 x 4.  For the base I used Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink and then sponged on SU Not Quite Navy on the edges.  Of course I spritz it, hoping to give the effect of rain splatters.
The rainbow is colored with Copics.  Image and the orange background piece are cut out with Die-namic Circle Stax dies.

Challenges:
Joy Clair WCMD challenge - rainbow
Stamploration CAS
Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids - anything
CardzTV - anything

Monday, October 9, 2017

Can't Pass Up A Sketch

Here is a last minute card for the sketch challenge at MFT using a stamp set by Gina K Designs.  I love this drawing but always need a sketch to get me to use it.  This sketch seemed a perfect one.
Sketch:
The image is colored with Copics and Prisma Pencils.
When I add a sentiment, I like to cut it out with a die but many times I don't have the shape or size I want.  SO here is a trick I do occasionally.   I use one of the rectangles in the Die-namic Stitched Rectangle Stax set, cut out the sentiment then realign the same die, making the cut narrower.  The stitch lines seem to line up and even if the die cuts extra stitch lines (as in this case), it isn't too noticeable. The circles are Die-namic Circle Stax
Background paper is from my stash.  The card base is textured.

Challenges:
Joy Clair WCMD - CAS with Martha
Crop Stop - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Deep Oceans - Autumn colors
Joy Clair - anything
My Favorite Things - sketch challenge
Stamploration CAS


Trees and Falling Leaves

When my children were young, we had a huge maple tree on our property.  They had a tire swing in that tree and they loved swinging out over the giant pile of leaves that they had raked up and then jumping off into that pile.  Over the 13 years we lived there, we had only one mishap - our youngest son (5 at the time).  He fell instead of jumped and ended up with two broken arms.  That ended his fun for awhile.
It seems I am really into Dearie Doll images right now so here is another one.  Notice he is standing instead of sitting.  Boys!

"Autumn" is an old SU stamp.  It is cut with a Spellbinder tag.  The leaves are cut with an Impression Obsession die.   Dearie Doll digital image is colored with Copics.

Challenges:
Joy Clair WCMD challenge - 3 color focus (red, orange, brown)
All Sorts - trees and leaves
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids - anything

Sunday, October 8, 2017

WCMD #1 Card

Yes, I did get some time to make a few cards yesterday on world cardmaking day.  The first one I made was prompted by a CASE challenge on the Joy Clair blog.
This is my card:
CASing Eva Dobilas' gorgeous card:
The stamped images (Joy Clair Banana Bits) are heat embossed.  I have only four Distress Oxide ink pads but I used three of them and then spritzed with water.  Diamond cut pearl on both images.

Challenges:
Joy Clair - Case a card
Simon Monday - dark colors
CardzTV - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Deep Ocean - Autumn colors
Stamploration - CAS

Joy Clair - anything goes