Tuesday, September 20, 2016

My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar Contest - entry #2

You Could Be a Card Design Superstar Contest – 2016!

There are only 2 more days to get our maximum 3 entries in, so this will probably be my last for this contest.  It has been fun to put together cards using MFT products and somewhat of a challenge, too, since I don't have a large supply of products.  

I made this card using the Flashy Florals card kit, Absolutely Fabulous dies, and a circle die.  To get the sentiment and circle cut out the way I wanted, I used a partial die cutting technique.  That way, the card top was in one piece before I added the flowers.  Inks and papers used were from the Flashy Florals kit (cardstock and all except the yellow ink) and the Gumball Greeting Card kit (yellow ink).  Pretty Pink Posh sequins were used in the shaker.  To give the card more dimension and room for "shaking", I used two layers of foam tape. 
Thanks for taking a look.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

My Favorite Things Card Design Contest, 1st entry

   This card is made using the My Favorite Things Jungle Friends Card Kit supplies.  I just love being able to make interactive cards and these critters are so darn cute!

And here's the card with the giraffe slid up - he's trying to get to the upper leaves - yum!

I used Kuretake gansai tambi watercolors to paint the tree trunks and giraffe.  Felt was used for the mane and googly eyes were added for a final fun touch.
Thanks for taking a look!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

PPP Rainbow Challenge and Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop entry

Today I'm combining two challenges:  the Pretty Pink Posh Rainbow Challenge and the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Here is the inspiration photo for the PPP Challenge:

                               Pretty Pink Posh: Rainbow Challenge
My card is inspired by Shannon's  (the sequin rainbow).

The image and top sentiment are from Create a Smile's Coffee First stamp set.  The bottom sentiment is from Create a Smile's Monster party stamp set.  I've colored using Zig watercolor brushes and added Pretty Pink Posh sequins to the left side of the cup.  Tim Holtz watercolor paper was used, and the die is Pretty Pink Posh's Scalloped Rectangles. A black card base was used, with a white liner to allow for writing inside the card.

The Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop has asked for summer-themed cards, and the bright rainbow reminds me of a summer day.

 Thank you for taking a look, and don't forget to check out the other amazing cards at both blogs!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Rainbow Card Challenge

I am excited to be participating in the Rainbow blog hop set up by Sandy Allnock. This is based on The Rainbow Card Challenge which was started by Dawn Woleslagle from Wplus9.  Dawn created a card using a rainbow of colors and then challenged 2 friends to do the same.  Those 2 friends tagged 2 more friends, etc, and here we are.

I've made a simple rainbow card with Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor pens. Tim Holtz's Distress Watercolor cardstock was used for the background, clouds, and rainbow.  

Lawn Fawn Rainbow die
My Favorite Things Radiant Sun die
Paper Smooches Cute Clouds die
My Favorite Things Rainbow of Happiness clear stamps
Memento Black ink
Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor pens
Clear Wink of Stella  
Gold textured cardstock for the sun

Thanks for taking a look, and happy hopping!
The next one  in line is Ellen B, but if you want to start from the beginning, here's Sandy's link.  The complete list is also below.
Sandy will be choosing 5 random commenters on Wednesday night to get a little pack of crafty treats in the mail, so be sure to go leave comments all over! 🙂

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Sparkle & Shine Challenge #29

The challenge over at Sparkle and Shine is sponsored by Create a Smile, and our inspiration photo is:

This is such a beautiful spring bouquet of flowers!  For my entry, I made a spring bouquet using Technique Tuesday's Bouquet.  I colored using Prismacolors (first time using them - they are my daughter's) and gamsol to soften the look.  The ball jar is from Flourishes Garden Picks.  Sentiment is also from the TT Bouquet clear stamp set.  Frame is Pretty Pink Posh's Scallop Frames, and sequins are also PPP.  Frame is popped up with foam tape, but the stamping and coloring are done right on the card base.  I was trying for a single layer CAS look but I thought it needed the extra bit of shine from the frame.



Thanks for taking a look!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sparkle and Shine Challenge Sponsored by Right at Home

The challenge over at Sparkle and Shine is sponsored by Right at Home, and has us using this inspiration photo.  I immediately thought of my Mom, purple being her favorite color and Mother's Day just around the corner.  So, I used a large circle to highlight some lavender flowers.

This is what I came up with:
Here are the supplies used:
Neenah Solar White Cardstock  (80 lb)
SSS Stitched Rectangles and Circles dies
Altenew Vintage Flowers stamp set
Basic Grey Granola All Natural/Division B2 stamp set (leaves)
Technique Tuesday Today Flower stamp set (sentiment)
SSS Thistle and Wisteria dye inks
MFT Lavender Fields dye inks
PPP Sparkling Clear Mix sequins
Zots Bling Glue Dots (to adhere the sequins)
Fun Foam 

Thanks so much for visiting!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sparkle & Shine Challenge #27

The Sparkle & Shine Challenge 27 is sponsored by Create a Smile stamps, and our inspiration photo is the following:
I just love all the bright polka dots on this umbrella!  My take on it is:

The umbrella for this shaker card was cut out using a Silhouette file, and I colored the outlined image with copics before inserting back into the cut out area.  The main shaker part is popped up over a strip of patterned paper from Echo Park's Everyday Eclectic 6x6 paper pad.  Sequins and clear droplets are from Pretty Pink Posh, and the sentiment is from Create a Smile's Bad Day stamp set.

This was so much fun to make, and I really like the way it turned out!  Thanks for taking a look!