Monday, May 20, 2013

ColourQ 189

Hello! I made a card this weekend for the ColourQ challenge. This is the color challenge for this week:

And this is the card I ended up with. I say it that way because I intended something different (I have a photo of the intended design at the end because I made 2 of them) but I messed up at the end and got a fingerprint of green ink at the top of the one that had stamped better. I cut it down and ended up liking it better this way! (Also, please forgive the splotchy Coral flowers - I don't have the ink pad yet, just the marker.)

I used Impression Obsession's Herringbone background stamped in white pigment ink for the background and then stamped Avery Elle's Petal's and Stems using dye ink over the top.

This was what I had originally intended the card to look like.
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Monday, May 13, 2013

Fusion #6

Hello! I am trying my hand at the Fusion Hypothesis Challenge again! Here is the inspiration photo and sketch for this week:

And here is my card:

This time I tried combining the sketch and the inspiration photo. I used Avery Elle's Knotty set and various SU inks and papers to approximate the colors I was seeing in the photo (Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Basic Gray).

This card had nothing to do with the challenge, but I also made it the same day so I thought I would share it too!
The stamps are from Lawn Fawn's Sunny Skies and the DP is from Echo Parks Sweet Girl 6x6 pad. I created the sky with Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day! I thought I would share a few Mother's Day cards I made today. Some are the one's I made for my mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and step-mom, and some are ones that I sent to Operation Write Home.  Several of them used past sketches from CAS(E) this Sketch as a starting point.

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch #27

I am just loving playing in challenges lately!! Today I have made a card for the CAS(E) this Sketch #27 challenge.
I hope it is OK, but I turned the elements of the sketch on their side without turning the orientation of the card.

I used the Avery Elle stamp set Lots of Love for the big sentiment. The small "missing you" is from an old Stampin Up set called So Many Sayings, that I cut apart. The DP is My Minds Eye Collectible Unforgettable and the wood typewriter is from Studio Calico. This, like most of the cards I have made lately, is going to Operation Write Home.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

ColourQ 188

Hello! I have a card to share today that I made for this week's ColourQ Challenge.


I used PTI's Rosie Posie and Rosie Posie Additions and the sentiment is from PTI's Mini Blooms. I also used the Rosie Posie dies. On my first attempt I tried using Calypso Coral for the shading on the Blush flowersbut it was just way too dark, even with some off stamping. For my final version I stamped the shadows using the same color as I used on the flowers and leaves.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Surfin' Fusion 5

Hi! I had time to try another challenge this week - the Fusion (Hypothesis 5) Challenge!  You can choose to try the sketch, be inspired by the photo, or combine them both. I have not managed to combine them both yet - my first two tries were inspired by the photo and this time the sketch called to me!

And here is my card:
I used The Greeting Farm's Surfer Ian, AmyR Beach Sentiments and paper from Bo Bunny's Barefoot and Bliss pad.
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Monday, May 6, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch #26

Hiya! Here I am with another sketch attempt. I love this little hippo, and am pretty happy with how he and his little friend turned out, but I think my attempt at the sketch may be too basic. I wish my brain had come up with a more creative take on it. Here is the sketch (from CAS(E) this Sketch):
And here is my card:
I used the Avery Elle stamp set HipsterPotamus, a strip of paper from Basic Grey and some Ranger black enamel.
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ColourQ 187 Challenge

Hello! I have made a card today for the ColourQ challenge. These colors were HARD for me! I am pretty sure it is the light purple and pink together! What colors do you have a hard time putting on the same card?

This is the inspiration photo:
And here is my card:

I used PTI's Happiness in Bloom (sprayed liberally with water before stamping) and A Hero Arts sentiment.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013


I have been doing less coloring lately - mostly because it takes more time and I have had a goal to send a box of cards a month to Operation Write Home. But I did take some time to color earlier this week and I was smiling the whole time. I LOVE Sweet Novembers Mermaids so much, so it was a lot of fun to pull some of them out and play.

I used Dylusions Spray inks and a starburst pattern mask to create the background of this first one. The mermaid stamp is Coral Reefweaver and Moki from Sweet November Stamps (sold at All That Scraps) and the sentiment is from Hero Arts Heydey Thoughts. (I just looked at ATS and could only find SN Mermaids as digi images now. I hope it was user error and they are there somewhere. If not, at least they are still available as digi......)
I used the spray inks again on this background and combined them with a Spellbinders mask/embossing sheet that I have had for a while. Once the ink was dry I lay the mask on and sprayed with water. The stamp for this one is Sweet November's Pearl Tidepool and Seamoor. The sentiment is Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler.
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