Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sparkle and Shine Challenge #7

The challenge at Sparkle and Shine for the first part of June is a sketch challenge sponsored by Winnie and Walter.  Here's the sketch:
And here's my  interpretation:

For this shaker card I used the following:
Winnie and Walter Birthday Bash sequins with some added Sunshine Glow sequins (made by PPP)
Winnie and Walter The Party stamp set for the sentiment
Lawn Fawn Let's Polka 6x6 paper pad
Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 3
Unity Itty Bitty Gladness Touch Your Life flower stamp
Zig Clean Clear water colors
vellum, ribbon, and card base from my stash.  

The flower was heat embossed with Martha Stewart silver embossing powder on vellum then colored on the back.  To make the shaker, vellum was machine-stitched onto the Lawn Fawn paper (tiny white hearts on a sunshine yellow background)

Another fun challenge.  Hope you stop by the Sparkle and Shine blog and look at everyone's beautiful entries!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

This card I made in honor of the summer coffee lovers blog hop. There is a very long list of wonderful sponsors, and many beautiful cards for inspiration.  Since my family loves tea and coffee, this is the perfect hop!

For my card I used a Flourishes clear stamp from the grab a cup set and the sentiment is from TPC Studio's coffee cafe clear stamp set.  The card base was stamped with a coffee bean stamp and the card top was popped up using fun foam.  Image was colored with Tim Holtz distress markers.

This was a quick, fun card to make - thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sparkle and Shine Challenge/PPP Watercolor Blog Hop

The first Sparkle and Shine challenge for June is up, and it is another beautiful photo inspiration.  It is sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh (PPP):

There is also a watercolor blog hop going on this week-end, hosted by PPP:

Since my 35th wedding anniversary is next week, I decided to make a special treat bag for my hubby. In it, I'll put a note letting him know I have arranged a week-end get-away this summer for the two of us.  It's only a short distance from where we live, but it will be so nice to relax and visit another area's gardens and farmers' market.

I used the ombre theme and kept things pretty monochromatic.  There was a water color technique shown by Laura Bassen on her card for the PPP watercolor blog hop this week-end that I wanted to try, but I didn't have a grid stamp.  So, I used an UmWow mask.  I brushed rubber cement on the back to keep it secure and prevent bleeding underneath while I painted each square.  (I made sure there wasn't any cement in the area I was painting - used my fingers to rub the residue off.)
I also was anxious to use my new Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag die, hence the bag instead of my usual card.

I'm still working on my picture-taking skills, but I am pleased with my project.  I think hubby will like it, too!
Strathmore water color paper
UmWowStudio checkerboard mask
Zig Clean Color Real Brush water color marker - light blue
Lawn Fawn die - Goodie Bag
Unity Stamp Co - Itty Bitty stamp - Gladness Touch your Life
Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Labels 1 die
Pretty Pink Posh sequins - sparkling clear
Martha Stewart sterling embossing powder (sentiment)
Siam Silver embossing powder for flowers (got this from DeeDee at UmWow years ago- not sure   what company made it, but it has some glitter in it that doesn't show up that well in my photo)
3girljam ribbon - sterling

Thanks for taking a look!

I will also be linking this up at the PPP Watercolor Blog Hop and UmWowStudio's June "anything goes" challenge.