Sunday, July 20, 2014

Happy Anniversary mixed media card

Hello! There have been several new challenge blogs popping up lately - one is the Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog. I love this concept! I just got some embossing paste and stencils so I could not wait to bust them out for this challenge!

The current challenge is: A Touch of Nature.

My parents wedding anniversary is approaching so I used this challenge to get the creative juices flowing.  After some trial and error, here is my card:

My background (water color paper) panel is water colored with distress inks and then I stamped my text, dribbled a few splotches of spray mist and then stenciled some embossing paste. That's a lot of "layering" for me! The flowers were embossed with text and then sponged with distress ink. This card took me a while to create but I love the result!

Here is a detail shot:

I love the challenge of mixed media and look forward to adding this to my "portfolio".  Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: MFT Clearly Sentimental: Anniversaries, Blueprints #11 (panel): PTI Background Basics: Postmarks, Double Ended Banners, Notched Flowers; Hero Arts: Newspaper Background (on flowers); Heidi Swapp Lattice Stencil; Studio Calico Mr. Huey's Mists - Dewey; Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste (white); Distress Inks

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Celebrate Birthday card

Today's card is being submitted in the AEIHeartUChallenge - Challenge #11 - One Word.

This card is for my niece, who has a birthday coming up. I adore Avery Elle's Balloon stamp set and dies - I just got them recently so I couldn't wait to bust them out and I was not disappointed!

Here's my card:

Here is a detail shot so you can see the shimmer I added:

I also just got the Circle It  stamp set by AE and love that confetti look!

And finally, here's the inside of the card:

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Avery Elle Balloons stamps and dies, Circle It; Winnie & Walter Scenery-Bang Confetti (stars); Simon Says Stamp Happy ("happy"- inside of card); Studio Calico Mr. Huey's Calico Shine

Monday, July 7, 2014

Hello Friend birthday card

I am on a challenge roll this week - so many awesome challenges to participate in! Today I have a card that I am submitting in two challenges:

First up, I found another new challenge blog - this one revolves around die cuts - The Cutting Edge Challenge Blog! SQUEAL! Great concept! This week is Challenge #2 and this is the inspiration:

I was inspired by the watercolor effect and those black splotches!

Next, Winnie & Walter stamps are having an awesome Share the Love Week featuring Tim Holtz's Distress Inks. Day 1 of Share the Love Week is to use Distress Inks to create a watercolor card! Um yes please!

I love being able to get a lot of mileage out of my supplies - and Tim Holtz's line of goodies excels at this!!!

Here is my card:

My background used Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks, but I blended them a little too much when I smooshed my (water color) paper on the ink and got mostly green. Pretty none the less!

Here are some detail shots:

The top pic shows the Wink of Stella (clear) that I applied to my dragonfly along with a couple of splotches of Mr. Huey's Mist in Dewey on the wings. The flower and dragonfly were cut from water color paper that was smooched with Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks.

Here is the inside of my card - very simple - the sentiment is so bold that it can stand alone!

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold and the Happy; PTI Mega Mat Stack #4 die; Memory Box Chloe Set, Dragonfly dies

Happy 70th Birthday Tag

Hello! Today I am submitting my tag in two challenges.

The Tag You're It Challenge #1 - with this being the inspiration:

I am so excited that there is a challenge blog devoted to tags! What a great concept!

And also this tag is for the  Winnie & Walter's Share the Love Week Featuring Distress Inks - Day 5 is a Tag It! challenge.

My dad's 70th birthday is coming up so I made a special tag for him:

It's very simple in design - perfect for a guy! I was inspired by the sideways sentiment and the teal color from the inspiration photo.  My tag features Peacock Feathers and Black Soot Distress Inks.

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and the Happy; PTI Tag Sale Die #3, Grid card stock, Hawaiian Shores ribbon; Tim Holtz Numbered Stencil