Sunday, October 22, 2017

October CAS Mix Up Challenge

I wanted to make a card for the CAS Mix Up Challenge in the worst way but was having trouble deciding what stencils went together and how to layer them.  A few nights ago I spend the evening working on a card, getting really inky in the process, and was finally happy with it. 

The next morning I awoke with the realization that the card I worked so hard on was not CAS at all. AND the stamps weren't layered.  I read that little tidbit later. (Head slap to the forehead)  Now what do I do?  I figured there must be a way to make another card using the same elements but in a clean and simple way.  Behold the new card.
I smooshed a panel of mixed media paper with DOXs in autumn colors, then layered the TH 'Striped' stencil for trees trunks with the CP Marching Leaves stencil, inking them up with the same DOX.  I had already cut the frame for another card that didn't work out but it fit this panel perfectly.  The sentiment is from HA.

Do you want to see the original card?  Well, if you insist.
I send Thanksgiving cards to the homebound members of my church and I think I have enough and it isn't even Halloween yet.  Speaking of, I'd better get a few more of those cards done to send to my grandkids.

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

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Merry Monday #261

Most of the ornaments on my Christmas tree are home made and I love them.  None of them look like the ones on my card for Merry Monday.  These look more like some of the old ones that I got from my parents.
Using a set from SSS, I heat embossed the ornaments with some discontinued powders from the craft department at my local grocery store.  They're not the best but they did give that antique look that I was going for. The background looked a little plain so I stamped the stars from the CP Stamp of Approval box in Delicata Gold.  Gold thread hangs the ornaments above the My Craft Spot sentiment.

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope your weekend is going well.

Just Us Girls #116

It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Vicki wants us to use black, green and purple.  That said Halloween to me and that's the way I went.

I stamped this cute little mummy while Michele was here - it's her stamp - not knowing what I'd do with it.  I ended up covering him with masking fluid so I could ink up the background in the requisite colors using Distress Inks. The Black Soot almost obliterated the sentiment so I went over it with a black pen. 

How do you see using these colors?  Check out the Design Team and guest designer Karola to see what they have done for your inspiration.  Make a card for the gallery and you may be chosen Chic of the Week and be eligible for a guest designer spot in January.

We hope to see you there.

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 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.