Showing posts with label Fusion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fusion. Show all posts

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Three Giraffes x 2

I am once again attempting to play along with Darnell's Twofer challenge - which this month is Zoo Animals!  These instructions always throw me for a loop!
I used a really funny giraffe stamp from Technique Tuesday called Attitude Giraffes on both cards.

I dropped Glossy Accents on the sunglasses (which you can't see too well here).  The sentiment is from What's Up by Avery Elle.
For my Twofer - I stamped the Attitude Giraffes on patterned paper and die cut it with a Circle Nestability and framed it in a Pinked Edge Nestability.  I added Eerie Eyes from Doodlebug and brushed over all the giraffes with Clear Glitter Wink of Stella (not showing in photo!). The birthday sentiment is from Party Animal by Avery Elle.

To be sure I made each card a different design, I enlisted the help of two sketch challenges!

For my It's Been Too Long card I'm linking to:
I tweaked the sketch a tad since my image was a long rectangle

For my You Party Animal card I'm linking to:
I used the sketch as well as the colors from the photo



It's Been Too Long
Stamps:  Attitude Giraffes - Technique Junkies, What's Up - Avery Elle.
Paper:  White, Kraft, Dark Chocolate - PTI, DP Enchanted - Authentique.
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Orange Blossom, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles - PTI, Glossy Accents.

You Party Animal
Stamps:  Attitude Giraffes - Technique Tuesday, Party Animal - Avery Elle.
Paper:  White, New Leaf - PTI, DP Rainbow Bright - Sunny Studio.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Nestability Circles and Pinked Circles, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, Eerie Eyes - Doodlebug Designs.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Mid Month Reminder - March CAS Stencil - Ghosting

I'm here today to remind you there's still time to join us in the March CAS Stencil Ghosting Challenge!  Mr. Linky is open until 3/24!
I am happily hosting the challenge this month so I really hope you will join us and show us how you create a CAS card design using Ghost Stenciling!
For my reminder card I decided to use Ranger Distress Inks for my base. 
I sponged Salty Ocean, Twisted Cintrol and a little bit of Hickory Smoke over a 4"x 5 1/4" panel of watercolor paper.
I laid my Intersecting Brick Circles stencil from Stencil Girl over the panel - taping the edges to hold everything in place.  
The stencil is bigger than the panel so I could decide what design I wanted on my panel - I set it slightly off center.  I thought it would be a little more interesting that way!
I took a baby wipe and rubbed over the stencil removing some of the exposed ink.  Be sure your baby wipe isn't too wet - or it will remove all the color as well as soak the paper!
And here is my Ghosting of the stencil.  I dried the panel with a heat tool and that actually made the colors look a little brighter when it was dry.
I cut my panel in two horizontally and was able to make two cards.  
I added a die cut balloon that I stamped with stars (die and stamps from Birthday Balloons PTI) and tied a piece of black jute around the base of the balloon.  It's interesting to see how different a look you get just by the curve of the jute! 
The sentiment is from Penned Elegance II from PTI
These will work well for all those guys we need birthday cards for!

You will find Mr. Linky, lovely inspiration from the Design Team, as well as links to technique videos over at the CAS Stencil blog here.
Please join us!!


I'm also linking my card to:
I was inspired by the colors



Stamps:  Birthday Balloons,  Penned Elegance II - Papertrey Ink
Paper:  watercolor paper - Canson, white, true black, Tropical Teal - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Ranger Distress Salty Ocean, Twisted Cintron, Hickory Smoke
Accessories:  Intersecting Brick Circles Stencil - Stencil Girl, Birthday Balloon Die - PTI, black jute, foam dots, Baby Wipes.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop

I'm joining in today with the Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop.
This is the photo they have to inspire our creations this month.
I was inspired by the colors, the wood textures and the round pumpkins - but used the Text and Texture: Wood Slices stamp instead of pumpkins!  I used Canyon Clay and Cocoa Bean inks on the two part stamp.  I die cut the panel using my fav die lately - Pierced Feature Frames - using foam dots on the outside frame so the inside is depressed.   I added a panel cut out of Canyon Clay paper using the smallest Pierced Feature Frames, inspired by the black board sign in the photo.   The stem stamps are from the Wood Slices stamp, and the FOR YOU is from Text and Texture Leaves.   The die cut Thankful is from an older die set Counting My Blessings. and is adhered to the popped up edges of the frame with a foam dot right about at the letter N to keep the center popped up!   I added orange tiny twinkles to the center of 4 of the logs.
You have until midnight to link up your card for the hop -  I'm off now to see all the fall inspiration everyone has created!  You'll find the hop at the Papertrey Ink Blog.

Also linking to:
Fusion Card Challenge


Stamps:  Text and Texture: Wood Slices, Text and Texture: Leaves.
Paper:  White, Cocoa Bean, Canyon Clay - PTI
Ink:  Cocoa Bean, Canyon Clay - PTI
Accessories:  Counting My Blessings Die, Pierced Feature Frames Die - PTI, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, foam tape.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Be Still

Today I have a card to share that features a photo I took in my garden.
The plant is Solomon's Seal and I purchased it many years ago at the Garden in the Woods in Framingham, MA.   It tends to spread so you need to put it in an area that you want it to fill!

This is one area I planted it in our front yard under our beautiful Japanese Maple.  
There are a few other plants here as well - but the Solomon's seal takes up the whole left side! 
I will probably prune some out at the end of this season!
Here's a little info on the history of the Solomon's Seal plant for all you gardeners out there! 

I Googled it and found this info here.
Solomon's Seal is named for King Solomon of Hebrew lore who was granted great wisdom by the Hebrew God and had a special seal that aided him in his magical workings, allowing him to command demons without coming to harm. According to herbal lore, King Solomon himself placed his seal upon this plant when he recognized its great value. Those with imagination can see the seal on the rootstock in the circular scars left by the stem after it dies back.

Solomon's Seal has a rich history that goes back many thousands of years. Herbalists and healers, both in Europe and North America and the Far East, have written about its diverse effects on numerous conditions. In 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Natural Resources Conservation Service) identified Solomon's Seal as a Culturally Significant Plant, noting its medicinal and restorative value among North American Tribal (Original Nation) peoples. It is our understanding that the National Institutes of Health is presently researching the benefits of Solomon's Seal for heart health.

My card was inspired by the following challenges:
Splitcoaststampers - Ways to Use it Challenge: Picture This
Use a photo

I was inspired by the sketch
I was inspired by all the natural greenery 
Stamps: Everyday Blessings - PTI
Paper: Rustic Cream, Cocoa Bean - PTI, Blue Distress Coredinations, Watercolor paper - Canson, Worn Wallpaper - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz
Ink:Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  personal photo, scallop die - Ali Express/China

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Just a Little Something

I've been making lots of Christmas tags for a sale at my church to put on packages or maybe tie around the neck of a bottle!
Here's my latest tag - as you can see - I made 3 of them!
Everything I used is from Papertrey Ink accept for the patterned paper which is Paper Stash Tidings from Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.
The tag die is Tag Sale #2, the mouse die and stamps are Christmas Critters.

My design was inspired by this tag by Donna - who was the Featured Stamper over on Splitcoaststampers today.

I'm also linking my tag to:

(I used a mouse instead of a deer, I do have a circle in there and pink on the mouse ears!)

Fusion Card Challenge (I was inspired by the plaid and colors)


Stamps:Christmas Critters, Christmas Critters Sentiments - Papertrey Ink
Paper: white - PTI, Paper Stash/Tidings - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology 
Ink:   Love Letter, Desert Sand, Angel Pink - Memento, True Black - PTI 
Accessories:   2" circle punch, 2 1/4" Circle Nestability, Tag Sale #2 - PTI, Christmas Critters Dies - PTI, enamel dots, foam dots, wrinkled seam tape.    

Friday, October 27, 2017

Fall Leaves

I've been busy making fall cards and thought I'd put them all on one post!  
You will find supply lists for each card at the bottom of my post!

For this card I actually used a real leaf that I picked up while walking -  to try and preserve it I inked it with Versamark and embossed it using cranberry and brown embossing powders!  Sentiment is from an Alison Bomber set from PaperArtsy.
For this card below I die cut the leaves out of corrugated card and inked them with Distress Oxide inks and then spritzed them with water to spread the ink and used another quote sentiment from an Alison Bomber set from PaperArtsy.
I made my background below by adding alcohol inks to a felt applicator and pouncing it onto a Yupo panel. I layered it under a panel die cut with a circle Nestability. The panel is up on foam dots so the background is recessed. I die cut the leaves out of a sheet of thin copper metal and layered them over the background with foam dots.
For the background below - I pressed 4 Distress oxide inks onto an acrylic block, spritzed with water and pressed a white card panel over the block. I die cut the panel using Notes-Scalloped A2 die from PapertreyInk. I die cut a piece of Saffron Spice card with a stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn. The leaf was left overs from another card I made - I used Distress inks on a craft mat spritzed with water to color it and then die cut it.  The stamp is by Alison Bomber from PaperArtsy.
For this card below I first stenciled the leaves using Distress Acrylic Rusty Hinge Paint and then rubbed inks on my craft mat, spritzed with water and dabbed the panel into the inks one at a time, drying in between.  The paint resists the ink so they still showed through. And, yes, yet another quote sentiment from an Alison Bomber set from PaperArtsy!
I'm linking my cards to:

  Double D Challenge - Leave it to Me -  use leaves on your card/project.


Happy Fall everyone!  we are finally getting some beautiful foliage here in Massachusetts!
Days Decrease
Stamps: Alison Bomber Set #EAB04 - PaperArtsy
Paper: Rustic Cream, Scarlet Jewel - PTI, corrugated cardstock- The Write Stock
Ink: Versamark, Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch
Accessories: a real fall leaf, Brown Embossing Powder - Ranger, Cranberry Embossing Powder - Adirondack, heat tool, enamel dots, Arch Frame Die - Tim Holtz/Alterations, Quick Dry Tacky Glue
 
True Autumnal Day
Stamps: Alison Bomber Set #EAB4 - PaperArtsy
Paper: Canyon Clay, Dark Chocolate, Rustic Cream - PTI, Corrugated Paper - The Write Stock
Ink: Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch, Ranger Distress Oxides Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade
Accessories: Tattered Leaves Die - Tim Holtz/Alterations Sizzix, Mix and Mat Flourishes - PTI, enamel Dots, Foam dots, water mister

Autumn is a Second Spring
Stamps: Paper Sweeties
Paper: white, Canyon Clay - PTI, Yupo
Ink:True Black - PTI, Alcohol Inks Butterscotch, Lettuce, Red Pepper, Gold Mixative, Sunshine Yellow
Accessories: felt pad and applicator, circle Nestability die, foam dots, Stitched Leaf Dies - Lawn Fawn, copper metal sheet - Add a Little Dazzle 

Gorgeous Autumn
Stamps: Alison Bomber Set # EAB04- PaperArtsy
Paper: white, true black, Saffron Spice, Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink:Ranger Distress Oxides Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Inks Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple, Crushed Olive, Frayed Burlap
Accessories: acrylic block, foam dots, Stitched Leaves Dies - Lawn Faun, Notes Scalloped A2 - PTI, Stitched Edge Rectangle - Lil Inker Designs

 Learn to be Silent
 Stamps:Alison Bomber Set #EAB03 - PaperArtsy 
 Paper: Mixed Media Card Stock - Ranger, Canyon Clay, Rustic Cream - PTI
 Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Fossilized Amber, Hickory Smoke
 Accessories:  Ranger Distress Acrylic Paint - Rusty Hinge, Mini Leaves Layered Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, enamel dots - My Minds Eye, Idea-ology Linen Ribbon

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Raccoon on a Log

I made another card for the February CAS Mix Up Challenge
For this card I used stamps, corrugated paper, stenciling and a die cut.
I just got this cute Little Bits Raccoon die from Taylored Expressions and thought it would make a great masculine Valentine for my husband, Kent.
I stood him on a corrugated 'log' under the tree I made with Wendy Vecchi's Layered Tree Stencil and WV Archival Inks.  I made the log using the Key Tag punch from SU.  I cut the tag in half to give it a flat top.  I used a piece of corrugated paper that I've had in my stash for years and never opened!
I added a rhinestone heart to the racoon and stamped my sentiment from Love Struck by Paper Smooches over the tree.  
This little guy just cracks me up!  I layered him on the log with foam dots.  I sponged around the edges of the raccoon and of the log with Ranger Distress Ground Espresso Ink.
I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
House of Cards - Love Theme
my card is Clean and Layered
Inspired by leaves and hearts in the photo

Stamps:  Love Struck - Paper Smooches
Paper:  white, Fine Linen, Soft Stone, True Black - PTI, Basic Grey and Sahara Sand - SU, Corrugated Paper.
Ink:  True Black - PTI,  Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch and Leaf Green, Ranger Distress Ground Espresso.
Accessories: Key Tag Punch - SU, Tombow Glue, Layered Tree Stencil - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous, foam dots, rhinestone heart - Michaels.