Thursday, June 20, 2024

Flowery minislimline



 I haven't been feeling creative lately, and sometimes I find that entering a challenge will give me the inspiration I need to make something. I find the push with the Double Trouble challenge to make a mini slimline care (something I rarely do) and use a floral image (something I like to do).

I chose an autumny-looking image from From the Heart (It has oak leaves and acorns), and  found a snippet of patterned paper that could provide some ideas for colors (since I knew I wanted a purple flower). The flowers are colored in pencils, and the panel was edged with lavender ink. Lavender baker's twine is wrapped the panel, which is popped up  at a slight angle on the patterned panel, which also is edged in lavender. For a little sparkle, there are three clear sequins on the bottom part of the card and three clear sequins on the top part.

This card is being entered in these challenges:

Double Trouble #169 -- slimline, flowers, partner site

Ellibelle's I Spy with My Little Eye #16 -- Something blooming lovely

Snippets Playground #482 -- use snippets

Pattie's Creations #219 -- use an image

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2424 -- anything goes

Word Art Wednesday #653 -- anything goes

Friday, May 31, 2024

Father's Day card

Both my Dad and my FIL were big camera buffs. TBH, neither was a particularly good photographer, even though they invested in some good equipment. I decided to ignore the being a good photographer part in this card for my FIL (My dad is no longer with us or I'd make one fpr him, too.)

The card is a mini slimline. For the main panel, I created a sentiment on the computer,printed the sheet nd cut to size. Then I stenciled the herringbone pattern in Creamy Caramel and added the camera image on pop dots. (The camera is from Stamplorations, in a pack of camera die-cuts, some pre-colored and some not). I put photo holder corners on each corner of the panel, then attached to a kraft card.

This card is for these challenges:

Stencils are our Game -- Anything goes

Double Trouble #167 -- For the Blue challenge: masculine card (with kraft and entered in a partners challenge)

Paper Funday #65 -- anything goes

Word Art Wednesday #649 -- anything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2421 -- anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- anything goes

 


Thursday, May 16, 2024

Reading girl


 I have a vast file of digi stamps in my computer, and sometimes I go looking through them to see what I haven't used before. I found this sweet image from Bugaboo of a little girl reading. As a reader myself, I thought it would be fun to use.

The image is colored with pencils. As the image is drawn, she's just sitting on a line, so I sort of stetched in some sort of bench/ottoman for her to be sitting on. I found some fun patterned papers for the background and added embellishments in the form of a couple mismatched acrylic dots and a snippet of ribbon. I used glossy accents on her glasses, but I think my bottle has gone bad. Instead of getting glossy, they look sort of milky. I guess that's what happens when something sits unused.

This card is entered in these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- patterned paper

Double D -- polka dots

Double Trouble #166 -- Unused and mismatched stash (image and dots)

Creative Inspirations -- feminine

CRAFT #720 -- anything goes

Word Art Wednesday #647 -- anything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2419 -- anything goes

 


Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Flower wreath

 

Sometimes you just want a lot of color. I used a ton of snippets to die-cut flowers and greenery, then arranged them into a wreath. Added clear gems to the centers of the smaller flowers. All are adhered to a light tan panel with stitched edging, then on a white card. 

I used a very old SU sentiment in black ink.

This card is for these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- diecuts

Word Art Wednesday #647 -- anything goes

Snippets Playground #480 --  use snippets

The Paper Funday #65 -- twist/flowershop

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2419 -- anything goes

 



Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Dragonfly


 I don't usually do collage-type backgrounds, but I decided to try one. I started by stenciling in various shakes of pink and plum, then added some script, followed by some flowers, which I stamped in multiple generations. The dragonfly is black-embossed, and I added a few gems in the left lower corner. If I decide to add a sentiment, I can stamp it on a strip and choose the placement.

The main panel is mounted on black, which was a rectangle that I cut on the diagonal to add a little interest, and then mounted on a lavender card.

This card is entered in these challenges:

Ellibelle's I Spy with my little eye -- something with wings

Double Trouble #165 -- something/anything. (Thing 1 --make a project, and thing 2, enter in a partner's challenge)

Word Art Wednesday #645 -- anything goes

Stencils Are Our Game -- April challenge anything goes/flowers optional


Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Monochromatic CAS


 Isn't there a saying that goes something like: there's nothing simple about clean and simple? 

Or no, is it just me? Anyway, I tried my hand at a CAS card today, inspired by this video the ladies at Double Trouble shared. 

To create my card, I stamped the branch multiple times in multiple directions -- the darkest impressions were inked two or three times while the lighter ones were stamped once. Then I added an embossed sentiment -- truth is, I planned to emboss it in white and I thought I'd picked up the white EP, but it turned out to be clear. However, I think the clear EP works just fine, adding another shade of blue to the card. The final touch was adding three small, clear sequins, for the tiniest bit of sparkle.

This is an excellent technique for creating masculine cards, too.

This card is entered in these challenges:

Double Trouble #164 -- meeting all 3 criteria: CAS,, colored cardstock, entered at partner site

Crafter's Cafe #307 -- CAS

Crafts Galore Encore #122 -- anything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2415 -- anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday #644 -- anything goes

Friday, March 22, 2024

Stencils and diecuts

 

I've had the idea for this card for a while, but I finally got around to making it this week.  I started by stenciling the stone fence on either side of the gate, using a mix of a slate-colored ink and a caramel colored ink. Then I sponged in the sky, added a torn piece of dark-green cardstock for the ground, and added the die-cut gate. The foliage on either side of the gate is die-cut in a variety of leaf and stem shapes, and the flowers were punched from snippets of dusky pink and daffodil yellow paper. For a sentiment, I die-cut a cloud and stamped the sentiment.  To the left of the gate, I stamped a butterfly.

 This card is entered in these challenges:

The Butterfly Challenge #194 -- die-cuts, 3 colors (dark green, dusky pink, daffodil), and butterfly-

Stencils Fun Challenge -- stenciled brick fence

Die-cut Divas -- Anything goes

Word Art Wednesday #639 -- anything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies 2411 -- anything goes

 


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