Saturday, August 29, 2015

Thankful Fall Leaves

Starting to get in the fall mood so I thought I would make a card that had floating in my head. To start off I took a piece of watercolor paper and taped it down using some painters tape that I previously used when spraying dylusions ink. This tape had residue left on it from the teal and magenta ink. When I misted the paper with water a very faint blue seeped on to the paper and I rubbed it in. Using MFT'S Thankful Leaves stamp set and MFT's dye ink colors Cranberry Cocktail, Fuse Green, and Orange Fizz I stamped the leaves leave the middle open to stamp the word stamp in black. The veins for the leaves were stamped in versa mark and embossed with gold embossing powder. Thankful for you sentiment was also stamped in versa mark and golf embossed on a strip of vellum. I used blueprints 24 and 25 and cut a cranberry cocktail cardstock frame. At first I didn't have anything behind the vellum but decided to put a piece of fuse green cardstock behind it.
To assemble the card I glued the piece of fuse green to the base then added the vellum piece wrapping the edges around the base to attatchment it. To finish it I glued the cranberry cocktail frame to the base. Thanks for stopping in. I hope you enjoyed the card.

Friday, August 28, 2015

MFT Sketch challenge 243 and Color Challenge 28 Linda Brown Sympathy Card

Definitely the worst circumstances to make a card. I lost a dear customer this past week. I know she would love the colors.

Taking a piece for Neenah solar white 80lb cardstock and MFT Desert Bouquet stamp set I stamped the different flowers in Tropical Teal, Spearmint, Wild Wisteria, and Blue Raspberry to make my background. I took MFT'S stitched square frame and cut this piece and a piece of wild wisteria. I used Stampin' ups Butterfly thinlet and cut it out of tropical teal. I cut a piece of spearmint 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 . Then I embossed my sentiment in Ranger liquid platinum on a piece of blue raspberry cardsrock. I assembled my card by mounting the piece of spearment to the base then centered tge wild wisteria frame on it. I used the center floural piece, from cutting the square frame, in the center of the frame. Then I mounted the butterfly and the sentiment panel. I stamped my inside sentiment in tropical teal. I made and envelope out of white card stock and stamped some of the flowers on it.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Cool Day

There are some stamp sets that when you look at them you see them in certain colors, this is one of them for me. For the minute I saw it I feel in love with it and new I would use Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs, Barn Door, Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood, and Pumice Stone for shading. I was at the drag strip when I went to start this and realized in the rush to gather things to work on between rounds I forgot my acrylic blocks. So what's a crafter to do...improvise. I used a lid from a takeout dish. I think I like it better than my blocks.

I started off stamping my images in versafine black ink on Canson watercolor paper being careful to wipe away any parts that would over lap prior to stamping. I started painting his shirt with a mixture of tumble glass and weathered wood thinned with water. I started with less weathered wood in the lighter areas and add more for the shaded parts. The stripes on the pole, the hat, and mug were barn door and shaded with pumice stone. The sign and bear were gathered twigs shaded with pumice stone. I used tumbled glass and pumice stone for the ice, snow and fur on hat. The snow flakes were added using MFT snow cone ink. I mounted this on MFT Red Hot and popped it up on fun foam then mounted it to MFT Snow Cone card stock. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

MFT Sketch Challenge 242

I had this idea that popped in my head of taking the penguin from MFT's Penguins In Paradise and the Fringe die and making a grass skirt for it. Of coarse I also had to design a bikini top. I colored all my images with Copics and then cut them out on my Silhouette Cameo. My back ground is watercolored with Tim Holtz distress inks  (seedless preserves, evergreen bough, rusty hinge, festive berrys, antique linen, tumbled glass, squeezed lemonade, and frayed burlap) on watercolor paper. I stamped my sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black using my MISTI. I used an oval die by Spellbinders and cut the water color paper. We R Memory Keepers basket weave embossing folder was used to emboss a piece of SU Daffodil Delight cardstock. My oval and beach ball are popped up on fun foam. Wink of Stella was add to the water and letters and a few dots for sand sparkle. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my card.

Monday, August 17, 2015

MFT Color Challenge 27

The colors for this challenge are green room, blueberry, persimmon, and peach bellini. I started off with the Scribble Roses set by MFT. I used peach bellini as the base color and persimmon as the detail color for the roses. The leaves were stamped in green room and then I put some color on an acrylic block and water colored them. I also went back and touched up the flowers in the same manner. Taking the blueberry ink pad and smooshing it on an acrylic block and adding a few drops of water is how I made my watercolor for the background. After it was all dry I die cut it using MFT'S friend die. I adhered it to a white card base and added some Lucy's cards sequins.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Ellen Hutson Mondo Poinsettia and distress ink watercoloring

 I have fallen in love with Ellen Hutsons Mondo Poinsettia set. I took a piece of Cannon cold press water color paper and cut it into quarters the taped it down to my work surface leaving a 4x5.25 work area.
                                                                                                                    I then chose antique linen, evergreen bough, pine needles, peeled paint, and forest moss from the Tim Holtz distress inks to stamp and watercolor my images. I used peeled paint first and dabbed it in the center of the flower then carefully added antique linen to the petals and stamped it on the watercolor paper. I did the same thing twice more but wiped away the ink that would overlap my previous image from the stamp before stamping it. Since the stamps are clear you just hold it above where you want it and wipe off a little at a time till you see it won't overlap what you already have. The next step is using the same colors to watercolor your images. I pressed my stamp pad on an acrylic block and add a couple drops of water from my aqua brush. Picking up some of the color I painted where I wanted my shading first then went back an spread the color to the rest of the petals so they would be lighter.i did add just a tad of forest moss to the peeled paint to get my shading color. It's important to let areas that touch dry before painting next to them. After my flowers dried I painted the background using evergreen bough and a little pine needles. I cut my gold frame using blueprints 25 then blueprints 13 frame dies out of  MFT gold shine card stock. Joy was cut from the same paper using Lawn Fawns Scripty Joy. Last but not least I added Little Things from Lucy's cards Caribbean Dream sequins.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

MFT Sketch Challenge 241

For this sketch challenge I first chose to use MFTs' Upsy Daisey Die-namic. From there I chose my colors ( lemon chiffon, limeade, coral crush, and persimmon) and cut my flowers using the various colors. I used the dye inks in these colors and MFTs' stamp set Desert Bouquet to create my background on a piece of white card stock. Blueprints 13 and a spellbinders circle was used to cut the finished piece. i then cut a piece of limeade using MFTs' Stitched Circle Frame Stax to frame my shaker circle. My shaker was made using We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool which I ran around the circle frame die for a pattern. After adhering my flowers in place I stamped my sentiment, which came from MFTs' Encouraging words, in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. The background piece is popped up with fun foam. Apiece of Lemon Chiffon was used to back the shaker window and my base was Persimmon. oh and one last detail I added dots of sakura silver shimmer jelli roll pen to the center of the flowers. Thank you so much for dropping by hope you enjoyed the card as much as I did making it.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

MFT Sketch Challenge 240

This sketch challenge was perfect since I had plenty of kitty cats cut out from where I had done a video explaining how to cut stamped images with the silhouette cameo without pix scan. When I first looked at the sketch image the first thing I saw was a window and wouldn't one of those cats look so cute sitting on it. Started off coloring my cat the following Copics colors G 14, YG 06, G 05, W 7 W 3 and C 1. I glued the front and back of the cat together and set it aside . I chose pattern paper from Me and My Big Ideas boy pack. Lining the MFT window die up in the center of my  pattern paper along with the front of my card base  and I ran it through my big kick. Choosing Bazzill Atlantis card stock I cut 2 window fames and sills. I also cut a piece of acetate for the window. I use liquid glue and put my window together. After putting the cat in the window I noticed it needed a little something so I drew a potted plant that was peeking into the window and colored it with my Copics. I stamped my sentiment on a piece of white cardstock that I cut using blueprint 16 and I adhered two yellow enamel dots. On the inside of my card I stamped the inside with I'm grumpy when you're not here.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

MFT Sketch Challenge 239

I knew when I saw the sketch for this challenge I wanted to do a shaker card. I first chose my back ground paper which was this plaid piece from DCWV  premium stack the dots, stripes, and plaids. I just love their stacks. I also used Bazzill sour apple and evening sky cardstock.
Next I chose the MFT Tweet On You stamp set. I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black and then cut them out with my silhouette.
I used Copics to color them.
MFT cross stitched circle was used the cut all the circles except the frame and that was cut using MFT stitched circle frame. I recently purchased the fuse tool and thought this would be an excellent time to try it out. I took the next to largest circle from the cross stitched circles and used it as a guide for my pocket. Then I added my sequins. Popping up the background with fun foam then all that was left was assembly.