Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Floral Birthday

Playing along with the Mod Squad Challenge with theme of Floral Birthday

Modsquad Challenge

And another entry to the CAS Watercolour Card Challenge for their Splash Watercoloring challenge

The splash watercolor background was done with Distress inks in Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters following Loll Thompson's tutorial.  Stamped the striped piece in Memento Elderberry from Gina K's Ribbon Stripes.  I am loving this new hydrangea stamp from Gina K!  Stamped the flowers and watercolored with Distress inks in blues and purples and then greens on the leaves and stems.  Added yellow gel pen to the flower centers.  Stamped the sentiment from another Gina K set in Memento Elderberry.  

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Watercolored Die Cut

The July challenge at CAS Mix Up Card Challenge is to Colour your Die-cuts + stamping + your choice

Also, over at CAS Watercolor Card Challenge this month the challenge is Splash Watercolor

Die cut the flower 3 times and glued together then watercolored with Distress Inks.  Watercolored the background panel with blue and green.  Stamped the sentiment and used a word window punch and adhered to the watercolored panel overlapping the edge.  My flowers are a little splotchy from some of the glue getting onto the top, but it gives it a little character and that's what I'm going with!

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Just Us Girls #449 - Trend Week

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen the ever trendy Watercolor Background.

Come on over to the JUGS blog to see the beautiful watercolor backgrounds created by our Guest Designer - Julia Aston and the rest of the Design Team.

A friend asked me to make a sympathy card for someone who just lost their beloved cat and this is the best cat image I could come up with.  I colored the cat to try to match what the cat looked like in life. Distress Inks were used on the background and then the leafy branched were added by using a stencil.  After sponging some green ink through the stencil, I added some brown to the branches and some darker green to the leaves with Prismacolor pencils.  I didn't have a color I liked for a base, so I swiped some Distress Ink around the outside edge of a white base and on a strip for the sentiment and the circle for a better match. 

Now it's your turn to create a watercolor background and play along with us at JUGS.  You could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3. 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Nautical Birthday

I combined 3 challenges for my Nautical Birthday card.

Cardz 4 Guyz # 198 -  Blue and Brown 

Cardz 4 Guyz Logo

Double D Challenge - Nautical

Double D Challenges

CAS Colours & Sketches - Sketch Challenge

One layer card using Kraft.  Stamped the compass image from Kaiser Craft with Hero Arts Pool ink.  Added the rope image from Gina K and colored with a Prismacolor marker.  Stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts with Memento Espresso ink.  After taking the photo, I wish I would have stamped the rope first and masked it before stamping the compass.

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Just Us Girls #448 - Word Week

It's time for Word Week at Just Us Girls and our very talented Carol has chosen the word Citrus!  You can use actual citrus images or citrus colors.

Since this is a new month, that means we have a new Guest Designer, welcome Julia Aston!  Come on over to the JUGS blog to see how Julia and the rest of the amazing Design Team have interpreted the word Citrus!

This is literally the only image I have that has citrus!  I did some masking of the drink glass and the blender image and colored with Prismacolor pencils.  Added some Wink of Stella clear to the citrus, blender contents and the drink glass.  Added some Frosted Lace Stickles to the rim of the glass,  Added the black and white diagonal stripe piece to the lime green graph layer, both are free digis from Mel Stampz.

Now it's your turn to play along with us!  You could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would put you in the running for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Just Us Girls #447 - Wild Card

This month has 5 Saturdays which make this Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls and Vicki has a great challenge for us - Anything Goes!

Sadly, this is our last week with our June Guest Designer, Hannelie Bester and I want to say Thank You for joining us this past month with all of your awesome designs!  Now, come on over to the JUGS blog to see what Hannelie and the rest of the Design Team have created for this challenge.

I had this background laying on my desk from when we played with alcohol inks and decided to put it to use.  Stamped the flourish from Technique Tuesdays with Archival Ink in Paradise Teal and the flowers from Unity and leafy branches from Gina K in black Archival Ink.  The sentiment was heat embossed with gold ep also from Gina K.  I couldn't find a base in the color I wanted, so I used a Touch Twin marker to color around the edges of a Gina K heavy weight white base to match.  No bleed through with the Gina K heavy weight white!

Come play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

100th Birthday

This was made for an amazing man who was celebrating his 100th birthday!  I used the theme from Cardz 4 Guyz - #197 - Metal Madness.

Cardz 4 Guyz Logo

Masked the center rectangle, added Versamaark and Perfect Pearls in silver.  Embossed the background with a diamondplate ef.  Die cut the gears from Tim Holtz and colored with Tim Holtz gold crackle paint, copper nail polish and silver crackle finish nail polish.  Die cut the sentiment and 100 from black glitter paper..

Thanks for taking a closer look!