Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Make It Monday #265: Layered Dry Brushing

Lizzy Jones showed a new technique this Monday called Layered Dry Brushing.  I set out to do several of the backgrounds at once.  I love the linen texture look that you get doing the method.  Remember to use a DRY brush.
Here is my Thanksgiving Card

Supplies used:  
Canson XL watercolor paper
Gina K CS in Tomato Soup and Honey Mustard
PTI stamp and die called Give Thanks
White acrylic paint mixed with Tea Dye and Old Paper for the dry brush technique
Glossy accents on the acorn and Bronze sequins
I also distressed the edge of the dry brushed layer. 

I will be entering this card in the Make It Monday Challenge, #265

Thank for brightening my day with your comments. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Digi's like to move it!


This is the second card that I have made for this challenge.  I kept thinking about how I wanted my card to turn out and actually made a template to make sure it would work.  I also used a digi stamp on my card,  to further challenge me to "Make It Move."  
You have plenty of time to enter this challenge, it goes for a month.  I love working with these designs.  They are so detailed that they always turn out great.  Go here for more details on the challenge.

                   Here is  my card. 
I printed my images from the Rose and Chamomile digital stamp set before I am going to color it.  I also heat set it for good measure.  That seemed to do the trick as there was no bleeding of the ink.  Cheryl Scrivens have me some great hints on the digital images when I was having trouble.   It's all about the ink. 
Back to the card.  I used three of the images that I printed, One single rose and two of the bouquets. I idea was to have a cluster of beautiful roses and then the sentiment would show when you pulled on the tab at the top.  I used a die from MFT to accomplish the mechanism. 
Kraft base, layer of Charcoal Brown and then a layer of Bazzill embossed card stock that I sponged with Distressed ink in Antique Linen.  I also added three of the frames in white, from Frantic Frames, Fancy Frames #1.  Then I added the rose digital images colored with copic markers and placed so that they would look like a huge bouquet. 

                                      Here is the look at the inside

When you pull out the tab at the top, the sentiment shows.  It is also a digital from the same Roses and Chamomile set. You can resize it to make it anyway that you want. I have someone in mind who has a November Birthday.  Now I am way ahead of my birthday cards for November.  

Thanks for brightening my day with your comments. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Make It Monday #264: Die-cut Stencil Shapes

Melissa Phillips shows us how to a stencil effect with the dies that you have in your craft room.  You can join in the fun and see HOW to do it here. 

 I decided to use a die called Star Scribbles set.   After cutting out the die, I used it for a stencil on my back ground.  Placing it in various area of the paper.  Then I sponged with PTI Aqua Mist ink.  I also used a die called Present.  For the main part of the present, I used gingham and then die cut the outline from white card stock.  I wanted to create a darker monochromatic look, so I sponged that with Distress ink in Evergreen Bough.    If you look closer at the background behind the present, I actually used the stencil on the card too.  Then some added stars and glitter to make it more Happy! 

I will be entering this one in the Make it Monday #264 challenge. 

That for brightening my day with your comments.

Seize the Brithday - Lots of Leaves.

Leaves, leaves every where and for this challenge, 
they could be on your project too.
                                              Our "Toppings" option this time is...
                                                                 Lots of Leaves

If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!
 ; The choice is yours!
We have some exciting news for everyone.  We have three new designers that are joining our team. Welcome Ashwini, Sandy, and TaeEun to the team! Check out their blogs.  They are some talented ladies.

Here is the card that I was excited to do for you.  

 Gina K white card stock in heavy weight for the base
panel is leather looking paper, not sure where I got that. 
Acorn - from my cameo library
Leaves are Paper Trey Ink Text - Style leaf prints stamp and dies.
Inks are Gina K, Fresh Asparagus, Honey Mustard, tomato Soup.
Bronze sequins and simple sentiment.  

Please visit the Seize the Birthday blog to see the beautiful cards the rest of the team and our Surprise Party Guest, Sherrie Koning have made this week.  I hope you will come and play along with us. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Power & Spark for October

Each month the challenge at Power Poppy is a challenge for designer power and creative spark, just as the image above says.  As you can see, this month we are to create and make it MOVE.  I had to do some research for this.  I looked at You Tube and found THIS, a surprise by the funny and creative Allison Cope.  Check it out, she will make you laugh for sure.  
My card design is a bit different from Allison's as I remembered the Magical Card and I decided to do that instead.  Magical card you will find that here.  

This card is more of an exercise in Paper Engineering, than creative, but it is a challenge and here is what I got. 
  I added some interest to the front, but you have to be careful where you put things as this card moves! 
  I even made the back side more interesting by using a punch.  Still not exciting.  

Here is the fun part. 

Here are the supplies:  Power Poppy Stamp set Party Time.
12 X12 scrapbook paper in dark brown
 My Favorite Things Sweet Celebrations paper pack 
Two white brads and white ribbon from my stash

I will be entering this in the Power and Spark Challenge HERE

Thanks for brightening my day with your comments.