Monday, November 18, 2019

Sketch in Kraft

Sneaking a card into this week's sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.



Used a Tim Holtz striped stencil and sponged Distress Oxide ink in Fired Brick onto kraft.  This was supposed to be stenciled directly onto the kraft card base, but the ink got where it wasn't supposed to be and the washi tape masking off the area to be inked pulled off some of the cardstock, so trimmed the panel to layer onto a Gina K Skeleton Leaves card base.  Stamped the tree from Kaiser Kraft with Memento Bamboo Leaves onto kraft.  Stamped the sentiment from Stamplorations with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink and trimmed and fishtailed the ends.

I really appreciate you dropping by for a closer look!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Just Us Girls #514 - Color Week

It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and our multi-talented Angie is our hostess this week choosing a beautiful combination for our inspiration!


Check out JUGS to see what our Guest Designer Kristin from Lilypad Designs and the rest of the amazing Design Team have created using this color combo.


This was so hard to get a decent photo of!  Started by stamping the ornament with teal ink on some lighter teal cardstock, then stamped the design with Deco Foil Transfer Gel and foiled with teal foil.  Had a couple little smudges, so stamped the little snowflakes around the ornament and added white gel pen dots.  Die Cut different sizes of squares in the dark and light teals and inlaid them together.  I didn't like the lighter layer, so added some Wink of Stella clear shimmer pen.  Used a Tim Holtz snowflake embossing folder and embossed a piece of Core'dination teal cardstock and sanded the raised areas.  Die cut and foiled the "joy" with teal foil and layered it all onto a darker teal card base.

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.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Twofer Holiday Greenery

Joining in on this month's challenge at Twofer Card Challenge to use Holiday Greenery.




I used the same stamp set to create a sympathy card and a Christmas card.  The full image was stamped on the sympathy card with the sentiment Peace, Prayers and Blessings and the pine cone colored with Touch Twin markers.  The Christmas card was stamped using only a part of the image stamping around the edge to frame the Peace and Joy sentiment.  I used the Gina K set Peace and Joy.

Thanks for dropping in!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Red and White Christmas

I was inspired by the sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch!



Used a Tim Holtz diagonal stripe stencil and added Gina K glimmer paste in red.  After it was dry, dye cut with a tag die.  Stamped the Santa Hat from Tim Holtz and colored with Touch Twin markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Die cut the "merry" 3 times and glued together.  Stamped Christmas and cut it out.  Added a die cut bow and a dot of Nuvo Drops in red.  Added Stardust Stickles to the white parts on the hat, the bow and the merry.

Thanks for stopping by for a closer look!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Just Us Girls #513 - Trend Week

It's Trend Week time at Just Us Girls and this is a fantastic challenge for us this week chosen by our hostess Carol!  This is pretty wide open for creating anything but a card.


Come over to JUGS to see what our November Guest Designer, Kristin Sluhan and the rest of the amazing Design Team have created.


I made some wintery coasters by stamping various snowflakes onto tumbled tiles using Stazon and Brilliance inks.  After the ink was completely dry, sprayed with a matte sealer then glued cork squares onto the back.

Come share with us your creations for anything but a card 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.


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Just Us Girls #512 - Word Week

It's time for Word Week at Just Us Girls and Ina has chosen a very timely Word for us.


I would like to welcome our November Guest Designer - Kristin Sluhan!  Come over to JUGS to see how Kristin and the rest of the awesome Design Team are inspired by the Word Thanks.



Using Gina K's Something Good in Every Day and the sentiment from Concord & 9th - Lace Leaf.  First stamped the flowers in fall colors on ivory masking  as I went.  Colored and enhanced the flowers with Prismacolor pencils.  With the flowers all masked, stamped the wood slice then added the leaves.   Stamped the sentiment directly on top of the images with Memento Espresso Truffle.  Layered onto some soft brown cardstock and onto a kraft base.

Come share your Thanks creations 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.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Big Joy

Big sentiments seems to be the current trend and CAS on Friday has a challenge using a Big Sentiment or Word.

CAS on Sunday


Using a Concord & 9th set, stamped the JOY with Memento Bamboo Leaves onto some kraft then stamped the line JOY with Distress Oxide ink in Candied Apple.  I love how the Distress Oxide inks really stand out on a darker background.  Added the snowflakes using Distress Oxide Antique Linen.  Very quick and simple!

Thanks for stopping by!