Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mojo Monday Challenge...

Hi everyone!  I'm back today to share a card for the Mojo Monday Challenge #498.  It's a mix of Tim Holtz/Ranger products, including....you guessed it...Oxide Ink!  The YOU die cut is from Simon Says Stamp - You Matter.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Playing the Challenge game....

Hello, I'm back today to share a pair of cards I made for the current Florals challenge at Where Creativity Meets C9!  

I'm not sure I could have made a card like this before I owned the MISTI - but that tool makes it so easy to stamp two card fronts exactly the same so that when you cut each one in half and switch them out, they still meet and match up perfectly!  Cool, right?  I know!


I'm also submitting these cards for the Time Out CASE challenge #83.  I love the inspiration card that combines both color and "black & white" stamping, and that's the aspect I was inspired by.

Have a great day!



Saturday, May 20, 2017

A weekend crop...

Last week I got to travel up to Manitoba and attend a weekend crop held by Love is in the Details!  I really miss cropping with friends.  So I had a really great time and I'm already looking forward to when I can do it again!  Because I was traveling there by air, and because I hadn't had time before I left to prep any projects, I just took along some stamp sets, card fronts and some coloring tools.  I actually needed a couple of cards that weekend so they were at the top of the list of what I wanted to make.  I did that, and then just played with some of my newer stamps.  Didn't accomplish a whole lot, but then who ever went to a crop to get stuff done, right??

First thing I needed to make were a couple of graduation cards.  I used a Stampendous stamp and colored/painted the image with Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush.  

 We were challenged as a group to alter the cover of a notebook, and I stamped some loose leaves and florals on watercolor paper, color/painted them and covered them with Glossy Accents.  I'm all about making my own embellishments these days and I love how these turned out.


 Next, I needed a couple of baby-themed cards.  This pink one is a straight up lift from here.  Both cards use stamps from Stampin Up! - Made With Love set.  


Then I decided to just play.  This image is made with a stamp from Magenta. I colored it with Zig brush markers again and added coordinating strips of paper and Nuvo drops to finish it.

And finally, I pulled out some stamps from the Lawn Fawn - How You Bean set.  What a fun chance to play with color!  And the Lawn Fawn plaid paper pads are the perfect accompaniment.

 These cards were featured at Love is in the Details earlier this week.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Mother's Day card...

 Let's begin this post by saying....I got the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks!!  The hype was killing me! I couldn't go much longer without trying them and let me say, the hype is all true!  And they're somehow even prettier than the same colors in the original distress inks!  And SO fun to work with!!  I won't go into all the data on what they are and what they do and how they do what they do.  There's lots of that out there and you don't have to go far to find it.  But here are my color swatches, including a little stamp to finish that shows their stamping capability.  That might be what I'm most excited about!

Here are some of the samples of various color combo's I tried.

Finally, I settled on a combination of Broken China, Faded Jeans and Cracked Pistachio.  And they weren't kidding when they said that the Oxide inks blend like buddah!  SO yummy!

 So I blended the three colors, and once it was dry, I stamped it with Versamark ink and a stamp set from Sizzix and heat embossed with white powder.
Then I stamped the same image onto plain white card stock and then colored it in a monochromatic style.
Pretty straightforward, and very fun!  Now I want to try combinations of the other colors and see what that produces!
Have a great day!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

A quick repost....

Whoa, 2 posts in 2 days!  I'm actually reposting a card I showed you last summer, but this time along with it's mate.  It often works out like that, I'm trying one technique and it somehow produces a variation on the first idea. In this case, I stamped and heat embossed the first card front with gold and then wondered how white heat embossing would look.  I still can't decide which I like better.

 This is the card I shared here on the blog already
And here is it's mate...
I'm sharing these again today for the Altenew link up asking to share our favorite Altenew creations from the last 3 years!  Altenew is having a birthday y'know!  Three years old this month!  Happy Birthday Altenew!  You guys ROCK.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Lumin Arte pearl powder....

I've got some glimmer and shine going on today at the Love is in the Details blog!  If you like fun, old techniques along with some sophisticated, but not ostentatious or over-the-top-glitzy shine, you should check it out!
 Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy the rest of your day!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Solo Hike...

Hello!  I'm popping in today to let you know I have a new layout (along with some trials and errors) posted at Love is in the Details, today.  The details are riveting.  You won't want to miss out!
I'm in love with this paper line, Golden Days from Fancy Pants.  Pretty sure you'll be seeing more of it again!  I also used some Pink Paislee die cuts,  a phrase stamp by Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday,  and cut the title tag with my Silhouette Cameo

Thanks for stopping by today!