Saturday, October 21, 2017

Just Us Girls #416 - Color Week

Vicki is our hostess this week at Just Us Girls and she has a very timely color palette to inspire us.


Hop on over to the JUGS blog to see how these colors inspired our Guest Designer, Karola Rehnstrom and the rest of the talented Design Team.


Sponged purple, green and black Distress inks on the background and used an old Gina K set Boo.  Stamped the image in black and added some white gel pen to the ghost in the doorway nd the windows.  The banner looks a little yellow in the photo, but it really is a light green with some purple sparkly gel pen on the letters.

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 at becoming our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.



Monday, October 16, 2017

More Halloween

Finishing up my Halloween cards and was inspired by a few challenges.

Addicted to CAS - Pumpkins   

The Male Room - Use metal  



Stamped and heat embossed with black ep on a piece of metal then colored in some of the elements with Touch Twin markers and a white chalk marker.  Stamped the diagonal stripe using black ink on orange cardstock then mounted on a gray card base.




Stamped the black cat image on yellow cardstock, colored around the moon with a purple Touch Twin marker, then shaded with Black Distress ink.  Covered a strip of web ribbon with glue and added black glitter.  The little circle on the sentiment strip is a little spider which was covered with some clear Wink of Stella. 

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Cracked Halloween

My last Halloween card.

Fusion   
                                        

Cardz 4 Guyz  Challenge 180- Boo - Halloween or Autumn Thank You

Cardz 4 Guyz

The Male Room to use metal.
            

Used a cracked stencil on the background inking with Black Distress Ink.  Stamped and heat embossed with black ep the winged skull image on metallic paper.  Used a striped stencil for the strip and a sunburst stencil for the circle.  Stamped the sentiment and covered it with Glossy Accents and added some silver metallic dots with a gel pen.   The Male Room to use metal.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Just Us Girls #415 - Trend Week

Our newest Design Team Member, Angie is our hostess for Trend Week at Just Us Girls and she is challenging us to make a window or peek-a-boo card.




We have Karola Rehnstrom with us again this week as our October Guest Designer.  Check out the creations over at the JUGS blog to see what Karola and the rest of the Design Team have created using windows or a peek-a-boo card.



I used Gina K's Inspiration Mosaic stamped on a premade watercolor panel.  Cut out the 2 rectangles and framed them with black cardstock.  Stamped the flower and the sentiment and placed behind the cut out windows.  Colored the flower with Touch Twin markers and filled in the hello with gel pen.  Added a few splatters.

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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hope

Hope for a cure for breast cancer.  Playing along with the Time Out challenge - 

Challenge #93 Breast Cancer Awereness and/or Friendship

TIME OUT Challenges


Using some patterned vellum for the background and added the Concord & 9th die Hope cut out of white cardstock with Scor-Tape adhered to the back side and sprinkled with pink glitter.  Added a couple of die cut feathers to finish it off.

Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Altenew and Ellen Hutson!

The October Mix it Up challenge at The Classroom is to use both stamps from Altenew and Ellen Hutson.
Banner-MIX-it


I used Beautiful Day from Altenew and Bokeh Dots from Essentials by Ellen.  First I heat embossed the Bokeh Dots larger, swirly circle with gold ep on some kraft cardstock and then added the smaller dots in Brilliance Platinum.  Splattered some Wink of Stella in silver and brown (even though they all look the same on this).  Embossed the flower and leaves with gold ep on watercolor paper and colored with watercolor pencils.  Stamped the sentiment, also from Altenew with Versafine Sepia (it didn't photograph very well).

Thanks for taking a closer look!


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Just Us Girls #414 - Word Week

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and it's my turn to hostess.  I have chosen the word Light.  This leaves a lot of room for interpretation.  It could be a light of some sort or something that is light in weight or light colored.


It's a new month and that means a new Guest Designer!  I would like to welcome Karola Rehnstrom as our October Guest Designer!  Come on over to the JUGS blog to see what Karola and the rest of the Design Team have been inspired to create with the word Light.




The first card I went with something light - feathers.  Stamped the feather by  randomly on the card base in Hero Arts Wet Cement and added the sentiment from Gina k in the center using black ink.  Quick and simple!

The second card I went with a light (lamp).  All stamps are from Gina K, Concord & 9th and the stripes are a stencil.  Stamped the Inspiration Mosaic on the card base then masked off the blocks and stamped the pink polka dots and stenciled in the stripes.  Colored the lamp base with a Touch Twin marker and paper pieced the lamp shade which was stamped using a Concord & 9th falling hearts stamp.  A little time consuming, but fun to make.

Come play along with us showing us how the word Light inspires you and 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.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Halloween Sketch

Working on some Halloween cards for my grandsons and used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for this one.




Started by smearing some Distress ink on some watercolor paper then smearing some Distress Oxide ink on my craft mat, misting and then dragged the watercolor paper through the misted Oxide ink.  The witch and sentiment are $ stamps from Joanne's .   The witch was heat embossed in black then cut out.  Die cut a circle from some pale yellow cardstock and inked the edges with Distress ink in Mustard Seed.  Adhered the witch to the "moon" and cut the sentiment out and layered over the moon.  The silver  swooshes are from Hero Arts, stamped twice with Versamark and heat embossed with silver ep.  It looked a little flat, so I sponged on some black Distress ink, heavier around the edges.

Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Just Us Girls #413 - Wild Card Week

This month has 5 Saturdays so that means that it's Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls and Nancy has a great challenge for us to use Word Die Cuts!

This is our last week with Linda Snodgrass as our Guest Designer and I would like to say thank you for joining us this past month with all of your creations!  Now, come on over to JUGS to see what Linda and the rest of the Design Team have made using Word Die Cuts..


The background was made by smearing Oxide inks on my kraft mat, spritzing and then laying a piece of tissue paper in the ink.  Let that dry, then crinkled it up into a ball, opened it back up and adhered to a piece of white cardstock. Lightly rubbed some Versamark over the raised creases and then embossed with gold ep.  Here is a You Tube video by Loll Thompson on this Tissue Paper Watercolor technique.  Stamped the hello from Concord & 9th with versamark on some purple cardstock and embossed with gold ep, then added some clear Wink of Stella.  Layered onto a piece of mirrored gold and a purple card base.

Pull out those word dies and play along with us this week and 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.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Beachy Anniversary

I needed an anniversary card with a beach theme and the sketch at Reverse Confetti was a perfect fit!



I am also entering my card on CAS on Fridays for their challenge to use a die cut.

For your blog


I used Distress Oxide inks smeared on a kraft mat, misted and dragged the cardstock through it.  Added some drops of water on the inked backgrounds.  Die cut the RC tag and the reinforcer.  Stamped a very old and unknown fishnet stamp in Memento rich Cocoa across the bottom half of the background and added a piece of washi tape.  Die cut the sand dollar from RC and sponged some ink around the edges and placed the center star back into the main part of the shell, then added some Stickles to the openings.  Die cut some Wheat Confetti Cuts from green vellum and colored them a little darker with a Touch Twin marker and used just the tips around the upper left edge of the sand dollar.  Stamped the sentiment with a navy blue ink and die cut with the matching die.  Before putting it all together, sprayed some shimmer mist on the tag and background.  Tied some raffia onto the top of the tag.

Thanks for stopping by! 


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Just Us Girls #412 - Photo Week

It's time for our Photo Week Challenge at Just Us Girls and Ina has chosen a beautiful photo with lots of inspiration.


Pop on over to the JUGS blog to see what our Guest Designer, Linda Snodgrass and the rest of the very creative Design Team have come up with, with this photo as inspiration.



That photo is beautiful, but I didn't do it justice!  I love the colors, greenery and that birdcage, but I don't have a single birdcage in my collection.  Used Gina K's Vogue Vases for the vase and leaves embossing the vase with clear ep.  Then added the sentiment from Altenew, embossed with dark green ep.  Used a stencil on the background with some aqua ink and used the same ink to sponged around the edges.

I decided that I needed to fix this, so added some more leafy fronds.  I just don't think this card can be fixed!



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

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Soccer Birthday and Cheers

Using the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch! for my grandson's birthday card.



The soccer ball was made by using a circle die cut on a hexagon embossing folder and then coloring in the spots with a black marker.  Stamped the diagonal stripes and matted on black.  Masked and stamped the sentiment on white and die cut, then masked again and stamped the happy above the banner.  Layered onto a white and green polka dot card base.

Next card is for CAS on Friday - Color Me Pretty - use pencils or markers and The Male Room technique challenge - Masking.

CAS on Sunday



First the bottles from Altenew;s Bottleful were stamped and masked.  Then masked all three bottles and stamped the striped background from Concord & 9th.  Removed the masks and colored the bottles with Prismacolor pencils and the caps with a silver marker.  Added the label to the center bottle and layered onto some Gina K Turquoise Sea for the card base.

Thanks for visiting my blog!


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Just Us Girls #411 - Color Week

It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Maria has chosen some beautiful fall colors for us!


Come see what our Guest Designer, Linda Snodgrass and the rest of the JUGS Design Team have created with this gorgeous colors!


When I saw these colors, I new exactly what set I wanted to use!  Stamps and dies are from Concord & 9th.  Used some Distress Oxide inks in Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade for the background.  Stamped the piece behind the leaf 3 times, staggering for more shadow effect with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo.  The leaf is many layers of colors of inks and watercolor combining as I went to get the burgundy color.  Used Charcoal Brown cardstock from Gina K for the sentiment and card base.

What do these colors inspire you to create?  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.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Autumn Thanks

Playing along with Reverse Confetti using their monthly sketch challenge as inspiration.



Using the tag, tag layer, tag topper, squiggly circle, wheat/leaves die, banner die and thanks sentiment all from Reverse Confetti.  Die cut the leaves from some embossed gold cardstock I've had forever and arranged on the circle.  Stamped the diagonal stripes for the background and found a piece of orange gingham scrap and a piece of orange polka dots in my stash.  Tied a piece of twine on the tag, put it all together and layered onto a charcoal brown card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Double Take

I have 2 cards today for a few different challenges.

First is my clean and layered card for The Card Concept - Weathered Florals



I was inspired by the weathered door and pretty flowers.  The background was stamped with a Concord & 9th background stamp in WPlus9 white ink on kraft.  The flower and sentiment, are both from Altenew.  The flower and leaves were stamped with Altenew inks and the sentiment with Versafine Sepia.  Die cut the branch wreath from a scrap of brown cardsotck and added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to the berry tips.

This next card is for 2 challenges.  Curtain Call - Dreamcatcher


And for Cardz 4 Guyz - Something beginning with the letter "D"

Cardz 4 Guyz Logo


The "D" is dreamcatcher and diagonal.  Stamped the background with brown ink on kraft.  I had to get creative for the dreamcatcher, so I used a squiggle die from Reverse Confetti for my dreamcatcher and added some feathers from WPlus9.  The sentiment, also from Reverse Confetti was stamped in Versafine Sepia and die cut.  Added a little die cut bow to the feathers.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!




Just Us Girls #410 - Trend Week

It's time for a Trend challenge this week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen a fun one for us, Block Watercolor Stamping!


With us again this week as our Guest Designer for the month of September is Linda Snodgrass!  Come check out the JUGS Challenge Blog to see what Linda and the rest of the talented Design Team have created using this technique.


I inked up the grid side of an acrylic block with Distress Oxide inks, misted with water and stamped onto watercolor paper.  Die cut the heart then used an embossing folder with stripes on it.  The sentiment from Altenew didn't get a clear impression so I carefully went over the letters with a white gel pen.  Tied a little bow with pink baker's twine.

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.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Just Us Girls #409 - Word Week

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa has chosen the Word Shoes!


It's a new month and that means a new Guest Designer.  Please join us in welcoming Linda Snodgrass as our September Guest Designer!  Come see all the Shoes created by Linda and the rest of the JUGS Design Team!


Stamped the shoes from Stamplorations in black, red and brown then covered with clear glaze pen.  Stamped the flourishy borders in Memento Gray Flannel.  Added the sentiment from Stamplorations in black.

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

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Stripey Birthday

I needed a quick birthday card and the challenge at Fusion Card Challenge was the perfect inspiration!



Stamped the striped piece with Memento Tuxedo Black.  The balloon with Hero Arts Orange Soda Shadow Ink and the birthday with Versamark on black and heat embossed with white ep.
Quick and easy!

Thanks for taking a closer look!