Saturday, March 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #3: Blossoms

Welcome back to another fun Twofer Card Challenge!  This time around the cue word is Blossoms.  There are many gorgeous flowers out there, so I hope you will join in on the fun by making two completely different cards for two completely different occasions, with the same stamp/die.

I used a versatile and fun stamp set from PTI called Doodlie-do:
In order to come up with two very different designs, I went with lots of flowers white heat embossed on colored cs for the first card, and changed it up with a bright water coloried focal point and clean lines/white space on my second card.

The card below is a Valentine card.  The flower was stamped on both white and watercolored paper twice and fussy cut to create a layered flower.  The die cut sentiment was cut from both black and the pink layer, with a tiny strip of black between the pink and doodled bottom border.  Do you see the tiny stamped sentiment within my doodled lines?  At first I tried to write the word in with the lines, but it looked much better stamped.
This second card was fun to create, thanks to my friend, Birgit of Crafting While I Wait, because she gave me the matching dies!  A while ago, I blogged about a card with these stamps and said I fussy cut them out.  Birgit emailed me saying that she had an extra set and would send it to me!  Thank you, once again, Birgit, so thoughtful, and what a life saver on this card!
I hope you will join us for this fun and creative challenge!  Please check out all the details and amazing inspiration over at the Twofer Card Challenge Blog
Stamps:  PTI Doodlie-do, SSS Sending and Wishing
Dies:  PTI Swoosh
Ink:  Archival Ink - Jet Black, DI Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar
Paper:  Tim Holtz water color paper, PTI Raspberry Fizz, True Black
Other:  Uni-ball Signo White gel pen, Copic Multi-liner 0.3
Stamps:  PTI Doodlie-do, Friendly Flower (sentiment)
Dies:  PTI Doodlie-do, Poppy Stamps Stitched Main Street Tags
Ink:  VersaMark, PTI Amethyst Allure
Paper:  PTI Enchanted Evening, Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet, Limeade Ice
Other:  Altenew Halftone stencil

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Monday, March 5, 2018

A Pond Treat Box

I was excited to use my new Lawn Fawn stamps and dies and decided to make a scenic treat box.  The images were stamped with a little masking, and then the lines were drawn to connect the box sides. Everything was colored with Copics.  Cattails, grass, and vines were then die cut, colored, and adhered.  I would fear for those ducks but that alligator looks so innocent...
Here it is with the bottom taped together and before a few added details.
Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #24 Fun With Dies is the name of the game, and yes, I sure had fun!
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Rub-a-Dub-Dub, Toadally Awesome, Wild for You
Dies:  Lawn Fawn Scalloped Treat Box, Bayou Backdrop, Scalloped Treat Box Spring House
Copics:  0, YG13,21,23,25,63, G05,12,14,20,21,24,28,67, E30,31,33,35,39,40,41,42,44,47, B000,00,12,14,21,91, Y11,13,15, YR14,68, RV52,55, W0,1, Multi-liner 0.3
Other:  Signo white gel pen, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, scrap colored cs, GP white cs

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Coloring Bubbles

Lawn Fawnatics latest challenge is to try a new technique.  Since I just got a hold of Lawn Fawn's Rub-a-Dub-Dub stamp set, I decided to look into coloring bubbles.  There are a few videos on YouTube here and here, but I also looked at pictures of the Disney Cinderella scene where she was washing the floor.  There's much room for improvement, but I enjoyed the process of this first try.

I wanted the tub to be white, and I'm more comfortable with Copics, so I colored and cut the bottom portion and placed it over the colored card stock panel.  The shower was also colored with Copics on white and cut out.  There is a cut in the colored cs so the pole could slide behind the bubble, and then a little white pencil in the bubble helps it look like it's visible through the bubble. 
The bubbles were colored with pencils and a white gel pen.  The little bubbles were stamps from LF Mermaid for You and Rub-a-Dub-Dub.  The larger bubbles were drawn lightly with a pencil by tracing circle dies.  To add a little depth to the background, I outlined the bubbles with Copics B66,63,and 60.

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #23 - Try a New Technique

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Rub-a-Dub-Dub, Mermaid for You
Dies: Spellbinder Circle Nesting Dies
Copics: 0, B60,63,66,91, BG70, C00,0,1
Colored Pencils:  Prisma Color White, Faber Castel Aquarelle 111,104,119,136,141,143,154
Ink:  VersaMark, Memento Summer Sky, SSS Blue Velvet
Other:  Recollections CS, SSS Fine Detail white EP, Signo white gel pen

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Monday, February 26, 2018

How You Doin'?

Well this poor jellyfish is a little confused!
The Lawn Fawnatics challenge #23 is to try a new technique, so I decided to try coloring glass and water with copics.  I watched a video by Sandy Allnock that I found very helpful.  I used a bigger umbrella from Elphie Selfie rather than the one included in So Smooth so that it would match the shape and size of the jelly fish.  The sentiment is a combination of letters, words, and phrases from How You Bean? and Happy Happy Happy.  I drew small circles around the eyes so that it appears that he's looking to the side rather than forward.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn How You Bean?, So Smooth, So Jelly, Happy Happy Happy, Elphie Selfie
Dies:  Lawn Fawn Speech Bubbles
Copics:  RV00,02,04,06,V04,06, C00,0,1, BG000,10,13, B34,60,63, BV13, multi-liner 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, DI Wilted Violet
Other: Scrap CS, Signo white gel pen

Friday, February 23, 2018

House Cleaning

Happy Friday everyone!  I thought maybe this might be my new cleaning method:
The girl is half of an image from and older Stamping Bella stamp.  She's colored with Copics (sorry, I didn't record the colors).  The first card background was ink blended, stamped and clear heat embossed, and then lightened with water.  The second card is dp.

Stamps:  Stamping Bella Uptown Girls Victoria and Juliette's Night Out, Riley and Co. Cleaning House, Paper Smooches Reflections
Ink:  VersaMark, DI Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord
Paper:  Tim Holtz water color paper, DCWV Pocket Full of Posies, cs scraps
Other:  SSS fine detail white ep, Ranger clear ep

The first little lady is going to go play over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Make Your Own Background.
Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you are having a wonderful day, and maybe a little wine!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Super Cute Laundry

This final event, Speed Cardmaking, of the MFT Creative Olympics just about did me in!  When it comes to crafting, I am anything but fast!  My mother used to tell me that my theme song was "I Like to Take My Time" by Mr. Rogers.  In fact, my first attempt was an epic fail, but like the snow boarding events, I used my best time out of three.  Actually, I only needed a second chance to get under the twenty minutes, even though I put all the supplies back so as not to have a head start.  I just needed to crank out those die cuts more efficiently and adhere everything faster!  I certainly was not going to attempt to color quickly for this event.

If I had more time, I probably would've added shading with a little ink blending, and the clothesline would be up a little farther.
And here is the result of my first attempt, which took almost 28 minutes:
No time to even add the clothes pins and I didn't realize it was upside down until it was all done!  I will just end up adding clothespins and cutting off the front to use as a panel on another card base.
Here they are together.  I learned one big lesson from this event, I'm more of a distance crafter than a sprinter!  I also hit a crafting milestone: this card used up the last of my kahuna 36 yard roll of foam tape - I never thought that would happen.

Stamps:  MFT Welcome, Baby
Dies:  MFT Bundle of Baby Clothes, MFT Puffy Clouds, MFT Tall Grassy Edge, MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames
Paper:  MFT Dots and Stripes Confection, MFT Tiny Check Brights, MFT Plaid Patterns, MFT Sno Cone, scraps of green, purple, and yellow
Other:  Memento Pear Tart, Creative Memories corner punch

MFT 2018 Creative Olympics Event #4:  Speed Cardmaking

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Sliding and Smiling

Whew!  Finished my card for Event #3 of the MFT Creative Olympics: Crafty Biathlon.  In this event, we are to choose one technique and one card type from their list of options.  I chose masking and slider.

The flowers were masked and colored with Copics.  The chameleon was stamped with Staz-On ink onto acetate.  After cutting out the word 'smile' and heat embossing the top sentiment, I popped up the panel with foam tape.  The word die cut was also cut out of foam, but the negative was only adhered to the top panel so the element could easily move through the channel.   I created the slider element using a brad.  After poking the brad through the flower and acetate, it was secured very loosely through a small piece of green cs on the back side of the panel.  The next photos just show the chameleon sliding around and changing colors. 

Stamps:  MFT Polynesian Paradise, Fancy Flowers, All Smiles
Dies:  MFT Double the Smiles
Copics: C1,2, R00,12,14,17,27,Y00,02,04,11,13,15, BV000,00,02,04,08, RV00,02,04,06,09,52,55, YG00,03,13,17,21,23,25, G02,05,09,12,14,17
Ink:  Staz-On Jet Black, VersaMark. Memento London Fog, Memento New Sprout
Paper: MFT
Other: Ranger Princess Gold EP, brad, acetate

MFT 2018 Creative Olympics Event #3:  Crafty Biathlon

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