Showing posts with label Curtain Call. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Curtain Call. Show all posts

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Fox in the Woods

Yikes - it's been almost a week since I last posted.  I've been so tired when I've gotten home from work each night that I just made supper, watched a little TV and dropped into bed (I think because it's so dark with the time change?!) -  but  today I was inspired by several challenges to get back into my craft room and make this card.
I got out my recently purchased PTI stamp and die set Warmest Wishes.   I laid the die cut trees on top of my inked Cabin Plaid Background stamp from WMS and rubbed over them with my fingers.  I colored the foxes tail with a white gel pen.
I used the Freshly Made Sketch for my card design
I'm also linking this to the these challenges:
The Card Concept Challenge - my design is Clean and Layered
being inspired by the plaid chair as well as the green and cranberry colors.
 Curtain Call - Foxy 
One more day until the weekend!   Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps:  Warmest Wishes - PTI, Cabin Plaid Backgrounder - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Terrecotta Tile, DP Textstyle Holiday Cheer - PTI
Ink:  Ocean Tides, Scarlet Jewel, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Warmest Wishes Die Set - PTI, foam dots, white gel pen.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Batty About You

Happy weekend everyone one!  here in the USA it's a LONG weekend - celebrating Columbus Day on Monday - whoo hoo!!
I have a tag card to share today and I used my Petite Places Spook Manor dies and stamps from PTI for the first time!
 I love this Tag Sale #4 die from PTI, it's like a little ornament!  I inked the background on it using a technique I learned at at Wendy Vecchi class (see her Youtube video here) -  I put some drops of WV Archival reinkers (Violet, Pink and Buttercup) on my craft mat then splashed on some Rubbing Alcohol and mixed it with a pallet knife.  Then I dragged a panel of Ranger Specialty paper through the mix - adding more drips and more rubbing alcohol to the panel until I got the color mix and design I was happy with.  I dried the panel with my heat tool and then cut it with the tag die.
The house, window frames, fences and bats are dies from Petite Places Spook Manor.  The tiny stars, tree and landscape are Scene It Hallows Eve dies.
The fun sentiment is from Peek A Boo Sentiments by Waltzingmouse. 

I'm linking my card to these challenges:


SCS Mixability Challenge - to use reinkers
SCS Free 4 All Challenge - use at least 2 shades of purple 
Happy Weekend everyone!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Peek A Boo Sentiments
Paper: Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper, White, True Black Royal Velvet and Lemon Tart - PTI, DP 6x6 Authentique Enchanted
Paper Size: 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
Ink: Harvest Gold, True Black - PTI, Reinkers: Wendy Vecchi Archival Pink, Buttercup and Violet
Accessories: Dies - Petite Places Spook Manor, Scene It Hallows Eve, Tage It #4 - PTI, wrinkled seam tape, foam dots, Rubbing Alcohol


Monday, September 7, 2015

Cool Dude in the Shades

I have been waiting all summer for a challenge to come up where I could use these 'cool dude' sunglasses.  I cut them out of the cups my Starbucks Venti Matcha Iced Green Tea Lattes have been served in this summer!  There were four frame styles on each cup -  and I immediately thought "I can use these on a card someday!!!" 
and today's the day!!  Here's my card.  I adhered the sunglasses to the barn board patterned paper with foam dots. The stamps are from Free Spirit Sentiments by Waltzingmouse.  I layered the patterned paper to a slightly larger piece of mirrored gold card stock.
and here's the challenge inspiration I'm linking my card to:
Curtain Call - Shades
You can see - I went pretty literal with my card design!  
It was so nice of Starbucks to have the glasses on their cups in the perfect size for our cards, don't you think??!!
Stamps:  Free Spirit Sentiments - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Rustic Cream - PTI, Mirror Gold - Joann's, DP - Country Batique/Fancy Pants Designs
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  sunglasses from Starbucks cold drink cup, foam dots.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Apples of Gratitude

I've been in a frenzy of card making this past week - getting inspired by so many of the challenges out there!  Between DT creating and 'just for fun' creating I'm finding it hard to fit them into the calendar on the old blog. 
Today I have an apple card - using a lovely older stamp set from Waltzingmouse called Peace and Plenty.  I LOVE this Shaker style basket.  I colored the basket and apples with Copics.  The panel is cut with a WMS Stitched Rectangle die that gives it a nice finished edge.
The apple paper is Text Style Fruitti Tutti from Papertrey, a fun backdrop for my image.  I embossed the background panel with Square Lattice from Stampin' Up.
My card was inspired by the Curtain Call Challenge - Orchard

I'm also linking this to the Just Us Girls Challenge - Autumn

Stamps:  Peace and Plenty - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, Text Style Fruitti Tutti - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Tea Dye.
Accessories:  Copics, Lucky Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Square Lattice Embossing Folder - SU, Stitched Rectangle Die - Waltzingmouse.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Take a Ride

A friend at work asked me to make a personalized birthday card for her husband -  and she said he likes to ride his bike.   So here is the design I came up with:
There's no stamping on this (Yikes!)  accept on the inside - the background panel is a piece of patterned paper from Tim Holtz - Paper Stash/Destinations.  The biker is from Salvage Stickers, the sentiment is a Small Talk Sticker and I spelled the name with Alpha Chips.  I stuck the biker sticker to a piece of black cardstock and cut it out to frame it.  I layered it to the card with foam dots.

Then the same friend asked me to make the same card for her husband's son's birthday - who also likes to bike - but there was only one biker sticker in the Salvage Stickers set - so I found another image over at The Graphics Fairy  (free vintage images!) and created this card.
I'm entering my cards in the following challenges:
Paper Players - Transportation

Curtain Call - Travel On.

Quirky Crafts Challenges -  Let's Go on a Quirky Journey

 Thanks for stopping by today!
Paper:  Smokey Shadow and Rustic Cream - PTI, DP Idea-ology Paper Stash/Destinations
Accessories:  Idea-ology - Alpha Chips, Small Talk, Salvage Stickers, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, foam dots.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Eggs and Bunnies for Easter

Did you see the fantastic post Tim Holtz did on Alcohol Inks and little plastic Easter eggs?  You'll find his video tutorial here.
He used white eggs that he found in a craft store this year -  but I had a bunch of pastel ones already (and I couldn't find white ones!)so I used them.  I think with the white eggs the color of the alcohol inks is more true.  I used pastel blue, pink, purple, and yellow eggs and I actually did find one white one in my bag (don't know where it came from!?!)
The second one in from the left, front row above - is the white egg - the rest were colored.
I used several colors of Alcohol Inks for my eggs - Stream, Butterscotch, Cranberry and Lettuce along with Gold Mixative. I applied the inks with a Blending tool and Felt pads.
I'm linking this egg in the middle to the Colour Q challenge  I used Cranberry, Butterscotch, Lettuce and Stream -  similar colors to those listed for the challenge!  I actually used these same colors on all the eggs but they look different depending on the color of the egg itself!
 
I love how they come out -  so much prettier than dipping real eggs in dye aren't they?!
In case you are wondering - I got the little pink egg box at Bath and Body last year -  I think they were packaging for their plug-in air fresheners - but you could buy the box separately.  I thought it was cute and bought one - but this is the first time I've used it in a year (!)
I also have a couple of Bunny cards to share that I made to send my Grand Nephews and Nieces.  The vintage images are Clip Art from The Vintage Workshop.  I bought them on a disk years ago - and the site has now changed - they sell individual images and some are free  - I don't see the white bunny there. 
I printed the bunnies, cut them out along with a plain white backing and adhered the pieces together at the top just below the ears.  I scored the back piece just below where I had adhered them together so they would stand up. I added blue rhinestones to the white bunny and a pink wrinkled seam tape bow to the white and black bunny.
I'm linking my bunnies to the Curtain Call Challenge - Beginnings
also to the CASology - Cue Card Spring
 Addicted to Cas - Code word Cute

Wishing everyone who celebrates a  most Blessed Easter on Sunday!
Eggs:
Inks:  Adirondack Alcohol Inks - Stream, Butterscotch, Cranberry, Lettuce and Gold Mixative
Accessories:  plastic eggs - from stash (Michaels or Joann), Blending Tool and Felt Applicators - Ranger.

Bunnie cards:
Paper:  white - PTI
Accessories:  Digital image from The Vintage Workshop, Rhinestones - Kaiser, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Foxy Birthday

My stamping friend Anne's husband has a birthday on Valentine's Day -  so I like to send him a card so his birthday doesn't get lost amongst all the heart cards!!  I recently got a fun stamp set from PTI along with dies called Love You to Pieces - Fox.  You can actually make a 3 D fox with it (see bottom of post) - but today, I used the little fox stamp and die to make my masculine birthday card.
Here's a close up of the cute fox - with his black bow tie and little heart all popped up on foam dots.
My sketch was inspired by CAS(e) this Sketch
and my colors and patterns were inspired by Curtain Call
and it's a b'day card - so I'm also linking to Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
And in case you are interested -   here's how the 3D fox looks using the Love You to Pieces - Fox Stamps and dies.  SO cute!   I made several for Valentine's so mounted him/her to a die cut heart.
We had another 5" of snow today - and are supposed to get up to 7" more by Tuesday - at least it's the light fluffy stuff - so it doesn't give us a heart attack to shovel it - the piles keep getting higher and higher!  We can no longer see our 4 foot fence out front!

Stamps:  Fox, Heart and bow tie from Love You to Pieces: Fox - PTI, Happy Birthday from Party Animal - Avery Elle.
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI, DP Christmas Home - Teresa Collins, [email protected] - Simple Stories
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Pure Poppy - PTI
Accessories:  Love You to Pieces die set - PTI, foam tape.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Two Birds and a Deer

Today I have a Christmas card to share - made using the non-traditional colors of brown and teal.
I used my brand new Prancing Deer and Holiday Word Block dies from Tim Holtz, a Stitched Mat Circle die from Lil Inker Designs -  and the tiny birds were cut using dies from the In The Meadow set from PTI.The wreath was cut with a Nestie Pinking Circle and then I punched a hole out of the middle of it.  I made a slit in the wreath and slipped it around the deers neck, taping it in the back.
I embossed the deer with the beautiful Shabby White Frontage Embossing Powder from Stampendous (it's really glittery and sparkly IRL!) and added two tiny little die cut birds to his antlers.  I made their  eyes with a Black Glaze Pen and added rhinestones to the wreath and as the deers' eye.

 And as art imitates life -  Kent and I saw 3 deer in our backyard Sunday night - I got a picture of one of them just prior to spooking them (I snuck up around the garage from the front of the house) - their movement had turned on our back yard floodlights - otherwise we probably wouldn't have even known they were there!  They were around the bird feeder.  Gosh - they were beautiful - this was the smallest one.  We live in a town of about 26,628, not out in the country, but there is a little woodsy hill behind our house and a small river not too far away that eventually leads to the Lynn Woods about 4 miles away - this is the first year we have ever seen deer in our yard.
 I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
The House of Cards Challenge - Inspiration Photo
Merry Monday - Use a Bird on your Christmas Card
Just Us Girls - Anything Goes
Curtain Call - Clearly Christmas
Inkspirational Challenge -  A Christmas card with a twist - no red or green

Paper:  White, Hawaiian Shores - PTI,  Brown - Bazzill Basics
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Shabby White Frantage Embossing Powder - Stampendous, Dies - Prancing Deer and Holiday Word Blocks - Alterations/Tim Holtz, Pinking Circles - Nestabilities, Birds - In the Meadow Die Set - PTI, Stitched Mat Circles - Lil Inker Designs, 5/8" circle punch - EK Success, Rhinestones - Kaiser, foam dots,Glue N Seal.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Autumn Lovely Leaves

Today is my Birthday!  Happy Birthday to me!  Kent and I will be celebrating tonight at our local Not Your Average Joe's restaurant with a free entree and dessert that I received for my birthday because we signed up to receive e-mail promotions from them. So every year I get a free birthday dinner! I've also received several lovely cards from some stamping friends - Thank You Anne, Evelyn, Vicki, Michelle, Sue and BJ!  It's so fun to find home made cards in my mailbox.
So moving on to my card - I used dark chocolate craft metal from Add a Little Dazzle for the leaves, cutting them with Stitched Leaves dies from Lawn Fawn.  I dabbed Distress Paints on them and dried them with a heat tool.  For the embossed panel - I first inked the inside back panel of the embossing folder by rubbing my Old Paper Distress Ink over it - then I put the card stock panel inside, closed the folder and ran it through my Vagabond.  See how the ink colors the background but not the raised design?! 
I just love how the Distress Paints look dabbed onto the metal leaves - my favorite is the mix of Fired Brick and Rusty Hinge on the maple leaf below.
My card was inspired by these challenges:

Curtain Call - Lovely Leaves
Mixed Media Card Challenge - autumn colors with the option of using Metal or Leaves. 
The ePlay Challenge -  Fall
 
Inspiration Emporium - Fall is in the air.

Words 2 scrap by - To Everything there is a season -  mine would be fall!

And not only is today my birthday - but it's also the beginning of the weekend - whoo hoo!!  Have a good one everyone!

Paper:  Soft Stone - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Old Paper
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Paints - Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick; Embossing folder - Thankful Background and Borders Set - Tim Holtz/Alterations, Dark Chocolate Craft Metal - Add a Little Dazzle, Stitched Leaves Dies - Lawn Fawn,  home made enamel dots made from Perler beads, Glue N Seal - Ranger, Foam dots.