Sunday, October 28, 2012

More CPS and a New Place

A couple of cards for the final challenge at CPS.

Sketch #38
 
 
Stamped the little mummy and colored with Prismacolor markers in Brick White and Putty.  The chevron pattern is from Gina K's Pretty Patterns stamped in Memento Grape Jelly.  Added the sticker letters for the challenge at Moxie Fab to use sticker letters.
 
Sketch #40

 
 
This also fits the challenge at Moxie Fab to use journaling tags.  I trimmed the tag and stamped the Merry Christmas and the snowflakes on it from Gina K's set Tag You're It!.  Embossed a piece of red Core'dinations and lightly sanded it and die cut the little snowflakes from glitter cardstock.  Layered all onto Pool Party cs.
 
I just discovered a new sketch blog CAS(E) This Sketch!
Sketch #3
 

 
This was really hard to get a good photo of, the dp I used just wouldn't cooperate.  The sentiment and the image are from Gina K's set Heartfelt.  Dp is from DCWV Tropical Stack.  Layered onto a Kraft base.  I think I am going to like this site!
 
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

JUGS #159

Such pretty colors for the challenges at JUGS this week.

 
 
I used Gina K's sets Pretty Patterns and Lean on Me.  Colored the circles with Touch Twin Markers to match the challenge colors.  Stamped the flowers with Memento Flannel Gray and Pallette Boudoir Blush.  Cardstock:  Neena Solar White, SU Cameo Coral and Blush Blossom.
 
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The End is Near

I have 3 more cards for the CPS final challenge.  So sad to see it end, CPS was a great site of inspiration to me.

based on this sketch
 
The spider and web - Snag 'em stamps and the flourishes by Technique Tuesday all stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black.  The purple and green dps are freebies from Mel Stampz.  This is also for the Creative Belli Challenge #155 - Halloween.

based on this sketch
 
No stamping on this one!  Sizzix ornament die pieced together and Stickles added to the zig zag.  Dp pieces are scraps from my stash.  Washi tape chevron strips with holographic self-adhesive bling and tied the top of the ornament with 2 different pieces of blue twine.  Blue embossed piece is Core'dinations embossed with a Sizzix folder.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

CSS Alumni Blog Hop

Welcome to another Stamp TV CSS Alumni Blog Hop.  It's been a long time since I have participated in one of these hops, so hopefully I got everything right!  This time around is a sketch challenge by the super talented Melissa Cash:
 

If you arrived here from Miesje's blog you are in the right place.  If not, then you can return to Stamp TV and start from the beginning.



I used an older Gina K set - Boo!, illustrated by Asela Hopkins.  Stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black on Gina K PL white cardstock.  Reverse masked the moon sponging with Memento Dandelion, Cantelope and a little bit of Tangelo.  Then masked the moon and sponged Memento Blue Sky, Danube Blue, Paris Dusk and Tuxedo Black.  Sponged the edges of the black mat with some white.  Added some washi tape and Sakura Stardust gel pen to the windows for some sparkle.  Cardstock used:  Gina K Pure Luxury White, Black, Vibrant Violet and Orange from the Calypso Assortment.
 
Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (October 30), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!
 
Next up on the hop is Tera!  
 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The End of CPS

I was sad to learn that CPS  http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/  is going to be done at the end of this month.  So I chose the sketch based on this card by Deb Felts:

 

I chose Tami Mayberry's set by Gina K - Gnome One Like You.  Stamped the flamingo and the bushes with Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored with Touch Twin Markers.  Stamped the circle thing from another Gina K set by Nina Brackett - Bug Me Anytime in Memento Tangelo and added a pink piece of bling to the center.  Added some washi tape strips and printed the chevron design from Mel Stampz http://melstampz.blogspot.com/, she has some awesome free dp on her site.  Cardstock used:  Gina K Pure Luxury White and SU Kiwi.

Thanks for taking a look!
 


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Emboss Resist

The challenge this week at JUGS is a technique challenge - Emboss Resist:  http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/10/jugs-158-technique-challenge.html

 
 
I started by stamping the leaves with Versamark onto white cardstock and heat embossed with copper ep.  Then I took some TH Distress Stains in Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Barn Door and Vintage Photo swiping them across the embossed piece overlapping the colors.  Then I buffed off the embossed leaves with a tissue.  Sprayed the sentiment label with Tattered Angels gold, then added Versamark around the edges and heat embossed wth TH Distress ep in Tea Dye, stamped the sentiment and added the copper brads.  The ribbon had white stitching so I rubbed it with Wild Honey Distress Stain.  Matted onto a layer that was also heat embossed with the same Distress ep and layered onto a brown base.
 
 
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pink Hope

Another card for The CLASSroom WCMD Challenge 5:  Trend Watch  WCMD 2012 Challenge 5: Trend Watch Challenge by Julia Stainton

It's also for the Mix It Up Monday Challenge at Stamp TVhttp://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/mix-it-up-monday-mium-cas-pink-love-hope

 
All stamps are by Gina K:  I Do!, Hope is Faith and Stately Flowers 2.  The hexagon border was stamped in Brilliance ink, hard to get a good photo of.  The flower was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Touch Twin Markers, then cut out.  The sentiment was stamped with Memento Rose Bud ink, die cut with Spellbinders Fancy Labels with the fancy ends cut off and sponged with Memento Angel Pink.  Cardstock:  Gina K Pure Luxury White and Bubblegum Pink.
 
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Christmas Sketch

The sketch from The CLASSroom for the WCMD 2012 Challenge 3 really got my attention:  http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/2012/10/wcmd-challenge-sketch-by-sharon-harnist.html
WCMD2012EllenHutsonSketch
 
 
 This is also a fit for the Crafty Friends Challenge to use dry embossing:  http://craftyfriendschallenges.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/?p=308
 
I know this is a loose interpretation of the sketch, but I had to flip it so that the snowman would fit.  The snowman was colored with Touch Twin Markers.  The background was embossed with a Sizzix snowflake folder, then decided I wanted some shimmer, rubbed the background with Versamark and sprinkled some Kaleidoscope ep by Stampendous (which is very shimmery) and then heat embossed.  The pennants and border are Spellbinders dies.  Added brads and decided that the pennants needed something, so stamped and embossed in white the little snowflakes from Gina K's set Holiday Hospitality.
 
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Monday, October 8, 2012

CASE Study

 
And for the Crafty Friends Challenge #8 - dry embossing:  http://craftyfriendschallenges.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/?p=308
 
 
I changed the shape of the card, used slightly different colors and different embellishments.
 

Embossed some Kraft Core Core'dination cardstock and sanded the embosed areas.  First stamped the clock face directly on the red, but the ink smeared a little, so stamped it again on the Kraft, cut it out and layered it over the original image.  Added a brad to anchor the hands.  A while ago I picked up a bunch of charms that our lss had on clearance.  Colored it with a gold Prismacolor marker.  Attached the eyelet/loop to a strip of black cardstock and tied baker's twine to attach the charm.  The stamp set is by Sandy Lion - Time Flies.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Milestone Birthday



This card is for a friend who is going to be turning 50 in the very near future. 
It fits for the challenge at JUGS this week:  http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/09/just-us-girls-156-use-numbers-on-your.html
 
It also fits for the World Card Making Day Week:  make a birthday card at Moxie Fabhttp://www.moxiefabworld.com/2012/10/world-card-making-day-week-make_3.html
 

 
The 50 was die cut using glitter cardstock.  I dug through my stash of dp and pulled out the blue chevron and the purple polka dots.  I wanted the card to be bright and cheerful.  Stamped the sentiment from Gina K's Fanciful Labels with Memento Grape Jelly ink and die cut with pennant dies.  Added a strip of Bo Bunny orange dotted ribbon and finished it off with some I Rock bling attached with the I Rock tool.
 
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