Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Flower Challenge #13

The Flower Challenge is celebrating its first birthday.  That year went fast. Congratulations to Aileen and the Design Team for such a great challenge.

I'm here with my second entry into the 'favorite flower' challenge. 
Daisies are my favorite and this one is from TH.  I stamped it in Memento London Fog and added some color with Zigs. The ink bled on a couple of the petals so I added more water in other places to make it look intentional and I like it.  I do think I went a little overboard on the black splatters though.

I'm glad you dropped by.  Please come back again.


Should I win the challenge I would like prize #4 - The Ton.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Less Is More #350

It's One-Layer week at Less Is More.  One-Layer with Stars.  How easy is that?
First step: Ink a stencil from Heidi Swapp with VersaMark, add a few extra stars from W&W and a sentiment from the new CP Stamp of Appproval.  Second: heat emboss in white.   Third: Blend Distress Oxides all over and spritz some water with Perfect Pearls in it.  Done.

Thanks for dropping by.  I love it when you do.

Addicted to Stamps and More #263

Well today was certainly a learning experience.  Carol let me know that my ATSM post (seen below) had been scheduled for the wrong week - a week later that it was supposed to go live. I wasn't thinking clearly and didn't realize my card actually was on the Challenge blog, just not linked, so I deleted it.  Oops.  When I saw the card was there I had to try to recapture my post.  I'm glad Google has an answer for everything.  Some of the recommendations didn't work but I was able to go to Feedly.com and see my original post which I copied and pasted below.  That explains the different format.

It's time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More. 
I got my idea for this card from one made by Ardyth that you can see here.  I cut the SSS ornaments from sticky paper and used the negative to color them with Distress Ink using a finger dauber.  The hangers were stamped with silver ink and Perfect Pearls  were applied for a little shimmer.  After stamping the sentiment from SSS I thought it still needed something so I colored a scrap of cs with the same silver ink as the hangers and added it to the bottom of the card. 

Now that you've seen my contribution, head on over to Addicted to Stamps and More to see what the rest of the Design Team has for you.  We hope it will inspire you to enter a card in the challenge.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #243

Sometimes sketches are easier when they're more detailed.  The simpler they are the more choices there are for images to use.  This week's CAS(E) This Sketch was a simple one but I narrowed down my image to this:
You need to see the glitter to get the full effect of this snowy tree from TH.
Sentiment: Penny Black. Die cut hill: SSS Ink: Tumbled Glass , Onyx Black
A glue pen and glitter added a touch of snow to the hill too. 

Today's the day for lunch with some classmates and then it's back to cleaning out closets and drawers.  I'm in the purging mode so I need to keep it going.  I think I need to purge my stamps too but that will have to wait until later when I can decide what to do with them.

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a wonderful day!


Monday, October 16, 2017

Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge and The Flower Challenge #13

The minute I saw the United We Flourish collaboration between Ellen and Altenew I knew I had to have those poppies.  I've use them to make a card for the Mix It Up Challenge.
I stamped the poppies in Altenew ink and fussy cut one side of them so they could hang over a polka dot panel.

Red, black and white are my favorite colors and poppies are one of my favorite flowers so I'm also sending this card to The Flower Challenge, where they are celebrating their first birthday.  Should I win I would like The Ton gift certificate.

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope your week is off to a great start.