Showing posts with label The Flower Challenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Flower Challenge. Show all posts

Friday, March 22, 2019

Spring Tulips

Well, we can always hope for Spring right?!!   I do have two little crocus' blooming in my front garden and my daffodils are coming up in the sunny spot near my side door!  I also have spring on my card today!  

I hit 4 of the weekly challenges over at Splitcoaststampers with this design  - 
Ways to use it: Something to plant in your garden, 
Free 4 All - use some of your favorite colors,   
Wednesday sketch and 
Mix-Ability Challenge - use tulips, daffodils or pansies with at least 2 mixed media.
I stenciled my background with a FABULOUS stencil from Altenew called Weave Builder - I sponged over the stencil with one color - flipped the stencil over - lined it up with what was already colored and sponged with another color and it actually looks like 3D cubes (do you see them?)!

I put 4 1/2" wide Dotted washi tape from Altenew over a panel then die cut the oval from it. I die cut the tulip, stem and leaves, also from Altenew - Exotic Tulip - then stamped them. The tulip stamp set comes with three layers to stamp and the leaves come with 2 layers - I just used one on my tulip today but I did use 2 layers on the stems.

I put it all together layering a lot of it on foam dots. I white embossed the sentiment from PTI on black. I brushed over the tulip and leaves with Clear Glitter Wink of Stella - which I hope you can see on the close up below?!

I'm also linking my card to:

Stamps:  Exotic Tulip - Altenew, Sentiment Staples: Thinking of You - PTI 
Paper: White, True Black, Lavender Moon - PTI 
Ink:  Purple Wine, Bamboo, Olive, Puffy Heart, Rose Quartz - Altenew, Versamark  
Accessories:  Weave Builder Stencil - Altenew, Exotic Tulip Dies - Altenew, Pierced Feature Frame: Ovals - PTI, white embossing powder, Dotted 4 1/2" wide washi tape - Altenew, foam dots, white embossing powder, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Easter Daisies

I'm madly making Easter cards to both sell at my church as well as send out to relatives and friends.  Today I have a floral card (rather than eggs or bunnies) with an Easter sentiment, since in my part of the world, Easter comes at springtime!
I used a watercolor technique to stamp my Dancing Daisies onto vellum.  I placed the stamp in my Stamp Platform, colored over the stamp areas with 4 colors of Ranger Distress Markers (Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss), spritzed with water lightly (as I was stamping on vellum that obviously won't absorb the water!) and pressed it onto the vellum. 
I let the vellum panel dry, then I die cut the vellum panel as well as a white panel using Scallop Stackers: Small from PTI.  I adhered the two die cuts together using 1/8" Scortape just around the outside edge and adhered that panel to a white card base.   I stamped the sentiment from Easter Alleluias from PTI onto a punched oval and adhered that directly onto the panel.

I'm linking my card to several challenges:

my sketch fits accept for the one daisy that goes off to the right!

Stamps:  Dancing Daisies - Penny Black, Easter Alleluias - PTI
Paper:  vellum, white, Lavender Moon - PTI
Ink:  Autumn rose - PTI
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss, Stamp Platform - Tonic/Tim Holtz, water mister, 1/8" ScorTape, oval punch - SU.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Mid Month Reminder - Feb CAS Stencil Challenge - Powdered Inks

I'm here today to remind you about the Feb CAS Stencil Challenge - you still have time to enter - the link is open until Feb 24th!
For my card today - I again used Brushos (Lemon) which I sprinkled over my stencil and then spritzed with water.  You'll find links to technique videos over at CAS Stencil if you need some inspiration.

The stencil is Bold Florals from ARTplorations, the sentiment is from Perfect Match by PTI, the hearts were cut with Mix and Mat Hearts Die from PTI.
I cut the stenciled panel in two and made two similar cards. 
The Lemon Brushos has a little bit of red/orange in it so I could use red for the framing and sentiment strip for Valentine's day!

After I did the stenciling -  I turned my wet-with-Brushos stencil over and pressed it onto another panel of watercolor paper, covered it with a piece of computer paper and rubbed over it.  This gave me a negative print of the stencil, shown on the bottom of the photo below.
I used that negative print to make a sympathy card - I used the whole panel since it had a lot of white on it - I feel that it is still CAS. 
 (I think I like the look of the negative stenciling better than the stenciling?!)
So please join us and show us how you use powdered inks with your stencils!  You'll find the challenge info as well as creative inspiration from the Design Team over at the CAS Stencil blog here.

I'm also linking my card to:
I used water and Brushos through and on my stencil for positive and negative prints

I used a new stencil

Stamps:  Perfect Match - PTI, Words of Comfort - PTI
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Canson, white, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise  - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Lemon Brushos, water mister, Bold Florals Stencil - STAMPlorations, Mix & Mat Confetti Die - PTI, foam dots.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Mid Month Reminder - CAS Mix Up Card Challenge - Faux Metal

Today I'm have a card to share as a mid-month reminder about the October CAS Mix Up Card Challenge!  Our hostess Mac would like us to use faux metal techniques - there are several links to technique videos posted over at the challenge blog to inspire you!

For my reminder card I was inspired by this video by Jennifer McQuire:  Faux Metal Embellishments by Jennifer McGuire (16:03) 
I used faux metal technique (multiple layers of embossing), stamping, stenciling and rhinestones.
I die cut my Small Gothic Window and Hampstead Bloom (both from Poppy Stamps - may be retired) out of watercolor paper 3 times.  I glued the layers together to make the die cuts thick.  I embossed the Gothic Window 3 times using Patina Oxide Baked Texture Embossing powder from Emerald Creek.  I embossed the Hampstead Bloom 3 times with Ranger Gold Embossing powder.
They come out so wonderfully thick!  I sponged over a portion of a Tim Holtz Mini Stencil with Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass Ink and adhered the die cuts over it with Tombow Glue.  I added 2 blue rhinestones to the centers of the flowers and stamped a sentiment from Ways to Say: Thinking of You from PTI.  I placed a heavy object over the die cuts for an hour to be sure they adhered to the panel.
The challenge is open until 10/24 and we hope you'll join us!  
Please link up your faux metal CAS cards over at CAS Mix up - where you will find lots of inspiration from the Design Team and our Guest Designer -  Pat (Colourful Card Creations). 

I'm also linking my card to:

The Flower Challenge

Stamps:  Ways to Say: Thinking of You - PTI
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, Hawaiian Shores, White - PTI
Ink: Versamark, Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass, Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Hampstead Bloom and Small Gothic Arch Dies - Poppy Stamps, Gold Embossing Powder - Ranger, Patina Oxide Baked Texture Embossing Powder - Seth Apter/Emerald Creek, Mini Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, blue rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, Tombow Glue, Heat Tool.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Mid-Month CAS Mix Up Card Challenge Reminder -

We're halfway through September already and it's time to remind you about the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge -  Ink Stamps with Markers!   For your inspiration, there are links to a lot of fun technique videos over at the Blog.
For this card I was inspired by Sandy Allnock's video - Inking the stamps with Tombow Markers, stamping them on watercolor paper and then brushing over them with a slightly wet paint brush to move the colors.  I also used die cuts - Noted Scalloped Square from PTI and Mini Provincial 3D Impresslits from Tim Holtz/Sizzix (these are SO cool!)
I just love the little watercolor garden scene I created here - and it was SO simple! I'm definitely making more of these!  I have some older red rubber-on-wood Art Impressions stamps that I used but I guess they make them as clear stamps now as that is what Sandy used in her video here:  Art Impressions Watercolor by Sandy Allnock (12:20)   She used these stamps.

So please join the rest of the Design Team as well as our September Guest Designer:  Chrissie (Simply One of a Kind) and link your CAS card up at the CAS Mix Up Challenge Blog - you have until Sept 24th!

Also linking this to:
The Flower Challenge


Stamps:  Large Foliage, Salvia Branch - Art Impressions, Small Grass - Sutter Enterprise, Tiny Dots - Magenta.
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Canson, Kraftstock Metallic - Tim Hiltz/Idea-ology
Accessories:  Tombow Markers - gray, green, blue, pink, purple, Noted Scalloped Square dies - PTI, 3D Impresslits Mini Provincial die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, foam dots, paint brush, water.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

A Birthday Sunflower

Today I have a summer birthday card with a lovely watercolored sunflower to share.
I embossed the image with Tree Branch Embossing Powder to give it a subtle outline for my watercoloring.  I watercolored with Ranger Distress Inks, rubbing each ink on my craft mat and dipping a wet brush into the color.  I used Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Scattered Straw for the flower and background and Twisted Cintron for the leaves.  I used just a spot of Walnut Stain to color the center where the seeds would be!   I also embossed the sentiment with the same Tree Branch EP.

I'm linking my card to the following challenges:

One Layer Card

Stamps:  Botanical Blocks - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Spiced Marmalade, wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Twisted Cintron, Walnut Stain.
Paper:  Water Color Paper - Canson
Accessories:  Craft Mat, brush, water, heat tool, Wendy Vecchi/Ranger Tree Branch Embossing Powder.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Mid Month CAS Mix Up Reminder: Acetate

Just a reminder you have until 3/24 to link up your CAS Mix Up Challenge card!  This is Susan's challenge for us.
For my card today, I used heat embossing on acetate, stamping, die cuts and half pearls.
I stamped flowers from Corner Adorner: February Set by PTI (just $5!) onto a strip of acetate using Versamark.  
I used an Embossing Buddy over the acetate first - but it still left little bits of black embossing powder in the clear spaces.  So I decided to use Alcohol Inks on the back of the acetate so then the black bits looked like splatter!  
It is tricky heat embossing acetate - it's easy to melt it - so you just have to experiment to see the best technique for the acetate that you have.
I die cut the front of the card using Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical Die from PTI.  I cut a piece out of the front panel and adhered the acetate panel using ScorTape on the edges.  Here you can see how it's see through when you open the card.

Here's a photo of the Alcohol Inking process -  I first embossed the black flowers on the acetate, then added several colors of Alcohol Inks onto the felt pad and applicator and pounced the pad onto the back of the embossed acetate.
The sentiment is from Sentiment Staples - Birthday Mini Set from PTI (another set just $5.00!) 
A really impressive CAS Birthday card I think!
Here's the link for the CAS Mix Up!  Please join us and show how you use Acetate in a CAS way! You have until 3/24!

I'm also linking my card to:

Stamps:  Corner Adorner: February Mini Set, Sentiment Staples - Birthday - PTI
Paper: White, Clear Cardstock (acetate) - PTI
Ink: Versamark, Hero Arts Black
Accessories:  Noted: Scalloped A2 die - PTI, Alcohol Inks Watermelon, Sail Boat Blue and Shell Pink - Adirondack,  Patina AI from Ranger.  Black Half Pearls, Black Embossing Powder, heat tool, Embossing Buddy pillow,