Showing posts with label The Heart Desires. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Heart Desires. Show all posts

Monday, June 12, 2017

Green Lattice Birthday

I used several techniques on today's birthday card.
First, I laid my Tim Holtz Latticework Stencil over a panel of Arches Watercolor paper.  Then I sprinkled over the stencil with Leaf Green Brusho powder.  I spritzed water over the stencil and the Brusho exploded into this wonderful mix of green colors!

I dried the panel with my heat tool and added gold tape along the top and bottom.  I black embossed the happy and die cut the birthday out of white card.  I added 3 red rhinestones and adhered the panel to a white card base.

I'm linking my card to the following challenges:

 (inspired by the dish and colors)
 We're in a heat wave - so I'm going to go sit by the fan now!
(no, we didn't put our window air conditioners in yet)

Stamps:  Studio Calico - Limited Edition
Paper:  Arches Watercolor, White - PTI
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Wonderful Words Birthday Die - PTI, gold tape - From the Make it Market Letterpress kit -  PTI, Latticework Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Leaf Green Brusho, red rhinestones - Michaels.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

April CAS Mix Up Challenge - Mid Month Reminder!

Here's my post for the Mid Month reminder of the April CAS Mix Up Challenge!  We're using Inlaid Die cutting along with stamping and your choice of another media.
I made another Easter card for this month's challenge - just in time right???!!!  
I -  1) stamped the egg, 2) inlaid the die cut egg and die cut bunny, and 3) my choices - die cut the panel with a stitched edge die, used Wink of Stella, a black pearl, and die cut tissue grass
I die cut the egg out of a white card panel that I had cut with a stitched edge die.  
I stamped this beautiful egg on the white egg die cut.  Then I die cut the bunny out of the center of the stamped egg.  At this point, I adhered the white panel onto the white card base.
I die cut the bunny again out of a piece of brown Color Core Cordinations and sanded the edges so the red showed through.  I die cut the bow out of Hibiscus Burst card and brushed it with Clear Wink of Stella for a little glitter!
I inlaid the bunny on the egg (she pops up a bit as I layered it onto the piece I cut out of the egg), adhered the bow, and added her black pearl eye.  I die cut some grass out of green tissue using a fringe border die and adhered two layers of  it over the bottom of the bunny.
You have until April 24th to link up your inlaid die cut cards!  You'll find the challenge rules, video links to Inlaid Die cutting methods and wonderful inspiration from the Design Team here.

Also linking my card to:

Stamps:  Nestie Eggs - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  White and Hibiscus Burst - PTI, green tissue paper, Color Core Cordinations
Ink:  Blueberry Sky - PTI
Accessories:  Dies - Stitched Edge - Waltzingmouse (retired), Nested Eggs- Nestabilities, Mini Bunny and Bow Set - Tim Holtz/Alterations Movers and Shapers, Fringe Border - Memory Box, Mini Sander - Ranger, Tombow Glue, Clear Wink of Stella, black pearl - Kaiser Craft.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Wreath for a Happy Birthday

I'm participating in some of the Papertrey Ink 10 Year Birthday challenges.  Today I have a card using a set from 2010 - A Wreath for all Seasons.
I love how you can stamp all the pieces in this set separately so you can make the colors seasonal and you can make the wreath simple or full.   Clean and simple is the way I roll - unless I'm doing something in Mixed Media! 
I'm also linking this card to:
Seize the Birthday

The Heart Desires Challenge

Stamps:  A Wreath for All Seasons - PTI
Paper:  White, Hibiscus Burst - PTI
Ink:  Vintage Jadeite, Blueberry Sky, Hibiscus Burst, Saffron Spice, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Winter blend sequns - Avery Elle.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A Green Thumb

I have another card to share for Nicole's Papertrey Ink 10th Birthday celebration challenges.  Today I'm using a stamp set from 2007 -  Green Thumb.
I randomly stamped the larger flower in Royal Velvet and the smaller one in Soft Stone on a white panel.  I added a sentiment from Damask Designs (a 2009 set) in black and purple rhinestones to the centers of the larger blooms.

I'm linking my Praying for You card to Nicole's 2007 Challenge

I made a second card using the same flower but using different colors and a birthday sentiment from Damask Designs.  I stamped these flowers in Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, and Harvest Gold.  I added coordinating colors of rhinestones to 3 of the blooms.
 I'm linking this birthday card to:
Addicted to Stamps - clean and simple
I was inspired by the colors and flowers

Stamps:  Green Thumb, Damask Designs - PTI
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Soft Stone, Royal Velvet, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Accessories:  rhinestones - Kaiser Craft.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Sentinel

Yes, friends -  another Christmas card!  This time 3 versions using the same stamp.  I was so surprised and pleased to be picked the challenge winner over at Merry Monday last week - I just had to join in on this week's challenge, use a reindeer.

I bought this beautiful Penny Black stamp, Sentinel, on sale at Michaels several months ago and knew he'd be perfect for this challenge.
I stamped him in Archival Jet Black, heat set the ink, then watercolored over the trees, sky, moon and the reindeer.  I splattered white acrylic paint over the panel using an old tooth brush then dotted white on the bigger dots (most of which are part of the stamp) using the round end of a paintbrush.
I brushed over pretty much everything with my clear Wink of Stella which is so hard to see in a photo but makes it quite shimmery IRL!  You may see some of the shimmer on the trees and moon below.
And since I've decided when I make a card for my Christmas stash - I'm going to try and make multiples while I have the supplies out, so I made two CAS cards using this beautiful stamp.
For my second card - I just embossed the stamp in silver and added clear rhinestones.
and for my third card I just embossed the stamp in gold and added gold half pearls.
I'm linking my first watercolored card to these challenges:
 A new challenge I just discovered -  The Heart Desires Challenge
I was inspired by the blues - and the snowy backgrounds!
Anything Goes (using a Penny Black stamp)

 Thanks for stopping by today!  I'm having the staples removed from my back surgery tomorrow morning - they've been itching so I'm sure I'll feel much better with them out!
Stamps:  Sentinel - Penny Black, Silent Night - PTI
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  watercolor paints, water, brush, heat tool, gold and silver embossing powders, gold half pearls, clear rhinestones, foam dots, word window punch - SU