Showing posts with label Crazy 4 Challenges. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crazy 4 Challenges. Show all posts

Monday, March 21, 2016

Coffee Lovers Spring Bloghop

I'm excited to be participating in the Coffee Lovers Spring Bloghop today - I used spring colors on my coffee cup and on the patterned paper.
The cup was cut out of watercolor paper using MFT Coffee Cup Die.  I inked them using Loll Thompson's Splash Water Color Background technique using Ranger Distress Inks Worn Lipstick, Broken China and Brushed Corduroy, my craft mat and water mister.
This fun sentiment is from Becca Crueger's set designed for Stamplorations called Literary Caffeine-ations.  I stamped it on a piece of Vintage Cream cardstock cut with Storybook 1 die from Pretty Pink Posh.
The coffee cup and sentiment panel are popped up on foam dots.
There are TONS of prizes to be won chosen by - You'll find the Coffee Lovers Spring bloghop details and link for your creation here.
I'm also linking my card to:
I used their great sketch for my card today - flipped on it's side

Stamps:  Literary Caffeine-ations - Stamplorations
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate - PTI, Arches Watercolor paper, DP - This and That Echo Park 6x6 paperpad.
Ink:  Dark Chocolate - PTI, Ranger Distress Worn Lipstick, Tumpled Glass, Brushed Corduroy, enamel dots - Michaels, Foam dots, Coffe Cup Die - MFT, Storybook 1 die - Pretty Pink Posh.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Fusion - Nov 12th - Warm Welcome

Just in time for Thanksgiving - we have a lovely photo for inspiration for this fortnights Fusion Challenge!
I  love cream colored pumpkins and that was what inspired me for my Thanksgiving card!
I used my Alterations Pumpkin Parts die for my layered pumpkin - the die includes the base pumpkin shape, the stem and then 3 strips that you can cut as many as you want of to layer onto your pumpkin. I used Vintage Cream Linen Cardstock and I sponged all the edges of the pumpkin pieces with Tea Dye Distress Ink.  I layered them over the pumpkin base with foam dots.  
I die cut the flowers using Button Stacks Set from PTI and added orange rhinestones to the centers of each.  They are layered onto the pumpkin with foam dots.  The Thankful is another PTI die from the Counting My Blessings die set.
I'm also linking my card to the following challenges:
Make My Monday - Many Thanks
 Crazy 4 Challenges - Cards of Thanks/Traditional Colors
Just Us Girls - Stripes
The Card Concept -  clean and layered

 How will you be inspired by the Fusion Challenge this week?  By the photo, the sketch, or will you combine the two???!!   Can't wait to see what you link up over at the Fusion Card Challenge blog!
Here are the links to the ever talented Fusion Design Team so you can see their inspired designs:
Julia Aston - me!

Paper:  Vintage Cream Linen Cardstock, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Orange Zest, Tropical Teal - PTI, DP - Bo Bunny Forever Fall Collection.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Tea Dye
Accessories:  Pumpkin Parts Die - Alterations/Tim Holtz, Button Stacks Set and Counting My Blessings Die set - PTI, Rhinestones - Kaiser.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

A Vintage Journey - November Destination Inspiration

I'm the Creative Guide for the Destination Inspiration post over at A Vintage Journey today.  We always travel light on these journies - and for the next 4 Mondays in November our travel trunks contain these 4 essential items:
1.  Product - Idea-ology Ribbon or Jute

2.  Technique - Smudge Stamping - Compendium of Curiosities Vol 3 pg 42

3.  Color - Rusty Hinge

4.  Substrate - a Card
 Here is the card I created using the items in my travel bag.
You'll find photos and details of just how I made my card over at my A Vintage Journey post here.  
I'd love if you could stop by!

I'm also linking my card to the following challenges:
Make My Monday Challenge -  Many Thanks
Crafty Cardmakers and More -  Thank You
Crazy 4 Challenges - Thanksgivign/Fall Card
Just Us Girls -  Stripes
Stamps:  Acorn Blueprint Framelits - Sizzix, Ledger Script - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper, Rustic Cream and Dark Chocolate - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Ground Espresso and Rusty Hinge
Accessories:  Idea-ology Linen Ribbon, Regions Beyond Tissue Tape, Star Fasteners,  Foam dots.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fusion Challenge - March 12

 Welcome to this fortnight's Fusion Challenge!  I just love the beautiful colors on these flowers and also the thought that all the snow we still have here in MA will, in fact, some day give way to blooms such as these!!
So although I started out thinking I would use these lovely colors - my card took it's own direction, as sometime happens, and I ended up using the sketch instead - with a nod to the photo using purple and blue on my coneflower! 
My card is all Wendy Vecchi today.  I used her Archival inks -Orange Blossom, Cornflower Blue, Watering Can, Hydrangea and Fern Green, along with Archival Jet Black.  I stenciled with her Check Mate, Vintage Quilt and Basically Bricks stencils along with two of her SISI stamp/stencil sets Cone Flower and For the Holidays. I masked the right edge before stenciling the bricks and I drew the lines at the edges of the stencils with a black Fude Ball pen.
I also stamped over the coneflower with Wendy's Spatter stamp in Brilliance Moonlight white ink and I stamped over the bow with the lovely lacey stamp from the Say it With Art set.  The sentiment is from Wendy's Passion for Art set.  The flower and bow are popped up on foam dots.

Please check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team:
Amy Tsuruta (taking a break this week) - Betty J - Deepti
and add YOUR fusion card to the Fusion Challenge

I'm linking my card to these other challenges as well:

Wendy Vecchi March Make ART challenge - to use stencils.

Crazy 4 Challenges - Put a Bow on It!

Stamps:  Wendy Vecchi Studio 490/Stampendous - Spatter Background, Say it With Art, A Passion for Art.
Paper:  White, Smokey Shadow - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black,  Wendy Vecchi Archival Orange Blossom, Cornflower Blue, Watering Can, Hydrangea, Fern Green, Brilliance Moonlight White.
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi Stencils Check Mate, Vintage Quilt, Basically Bricks,  SISI Stamps/Stencils - For the Holidays, Coneflower, foam dots, Fude Ball Black Pen

Monday, March 9, 2015

A Bow on a Baby Jar

This past weekend I attended a baby shower for my friend's son and daughter-in-law who are expecting a baby boy in April.  Instead of giving a card - we were asked to bring a book that we wrote our name in so they could read it to their son and always know who gave it to him.  It was really hard for me, a card maker, not to give them a hand made card!!   SO - I made a sweet little baby food jar to put a Target Gift card in.
I used Eileen Hull's Baby Jar die from Sizzix cutting it out of Little Sizzles Matboard.  I embossed the handle of the spoon and the jar lid with Frantage Aged Silver Embossing powder and Frantage Shabby Blue on the bowl of the spoon.  I die cut two extra pieces from the matboard of just the jar tops, embossing them in the silver and layering them over the jar base.
I wrapped pieces of cream and light blue wrinkled seam tape around the front of the jar tying them in a loose bow.   I stamped a sentiment from the new Tim Holtz Handwritten Sentiment Set, cutting it out around the letters and sponging the edges with Ranger Distress Tea Dye Ink. 
And how cute is this onesie shaped gift card from Target??!!! I slipped that inside the jar.
I didn't take a photo of how I presented this gift -  but I placed it inside a clear flat bottom bag and attached this tag to it.  I made the tag a while ago for a Papertrey Ink and Tag It challenge - you can see that post here - I love these Sweet Cheeks stamp and coordinating die sets - SO great for baby projects!  The die is Tag Sale #8.
I'm linking my baby jar to Crazy 4 Challenges - Put a Bow on It.

Baby Jar
Stamps:  Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous - Handwritten Sentiments
Paper:  Rustic Cream - PTI, DP - My Minds Eye/Cowboy, Itsy Bitsy Baby Boy/K & Co, Little Sizzles 6"x13" Cream Matboard.
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Tea Dye, Versamark
Accessories:  Eileen Hull Food Jar 3D and Spoon - Sizzix, Aged Silver and Shabby Blue Frantage Embossing Powders - Stampendous, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, ScorTape.

Loads of Love Tag:

Stamps:  Sweet Cheeks - PTI

Paper:  White, DP Bitty Star Basics - PTI

Ink:  Hawaiian Shores - PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Tag Sale #8 Die and Sweet Cheeks dies - PTI, foam dots, Glossy Accents, Caribbean Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Ocean Twine - The Twinery.