Thursday, April 15, 2021

More Paper Piecing for CAS Mix Up

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

My mixed media are Paper Piecing, Stamping and Die Cutting.

There's still time to join in at CAS Mix Up where the lovely Linda is asking for

I've had lots of fun playing with this stamp set. 
Thanks again Sandy!

I confess that my first try with this was a total disaster.
I tried to cut each petal individually.
It looked like the flower had gone to seed.
Ugh!

So I started over and went with the whole flower and added the bottom part.

This looks so much better!

Our Design Team has some awesome inspiration for you!

I hope you'll join us with your paper piecing.
The challenge ends on the 24th.

Another card with an idea I saw on Google.
I used the cover to the paper pad.

This is one package of paper I've used and not hoarded.

I kinda wish I had some left.



Challenges:
CAS Mix Up - Paper Piecing

 




Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Stronger Together (SSS), Handwritten Borders (SSS)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Neenah, Patterned Paper (Moda Scrap Let Your Soul Bloom)
Other:   Subtle EF (SU), Scallop Borders 2 Die (Pretty Pink Posh)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Bouquet of Thanks (SSS)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (SU)
Paper:  Neenah, Cover and snippet from Moda Scrap Let Your Soul Bloom)
Other:  Small Hello Die (SSS)

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Snowman Fun

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I had snow much fun coloring this card!

I can't help but laugh at this fun image.

I've colored with Copics, added some chunky Frantage heated from the  back,
and a simple sentiment.

I colored their scarves in rainbow colors for
Trina's challenge at CAS Christmas.

Challenges:
CAS Christmas - Rainbow Colors
Krafty Chicks - Christmas - C0-winner of the Golden Egg Award 

 





Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Christmas sELFies (MFT), Merry Up (PB)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Neenah
Other:  Copics (C00, C0, C2, C5, C7, R29, YR07, YR15, Y15, YG17, B21, B23 V09, V05, RV13), Frantage Chunky White EP (Stampendous)


Monday, April 12, 2021

Coming up Daisies

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I used my NBUS Slim Strips Dies from Pinkfresh Studio to cut strips from a
snippet of Neenah and colored them with various Distress inks and my blending brushes.

After they were lined up, I popped on a couple die cut daisies that I'd sponged some
color on.

Easy and fun and I love having a die to cut these strips with.  Somehow I never
seem to get narrow strips cut evenly!  The set has strip dies in three sizes so
I think I'll get lots of use from them.  They're long enough for slimline cards too.

Challenges:
NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff




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Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Handwritten Borders (SSS)
Ink:   Spun Sugar, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet (DI), Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:   Neenah
Other:  Slim Strips Die (Pinkfresh Studio), Daisy Silhouette (MB)


Saturday, April 10, 2021

Stronger Together for Twofer

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

It's time for another Twofer Challenge!


This month's challenge is...
 

I've used some leaves from a Simon Says Stamp set that a sweet friend
gifted me.


For my first card I used 2 of the stamps, inking them and coloring with 
Tombow markers and blending the color with a waterbrush.

I did a card front sized panel then cut this section out leaving an awesome frame
that hopefully you'll see at a later date.

To soften the background a bit, I've added a piece of vellum.  It's hard to tell
since it covers the whole card front.

A stacked die cut and some heat embossed strips take care of the sentiment and
I bravely added some splatters.

For my Twofer...


I used one of the leaf stamps from the first card and another from the set to
hold up the birdhouse.

I've inked and colored the leaves in the same way as the first card only using
Fall colors instead.  It seemed perfect for a Thanksgiving card.
Always good to have things done early!

We have two Guest Designers this month.  Be sure to check out what Alison 
and Natalie and our awesome Design Team have done to inspire you.

I hope to see you Twofers in the gallery!

Challenges:
Twofer #37 - Leaves
NBUS #25 - Never Before Used Schtuff (first time out for this set)



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Enjoy!


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Stronger Together (SSS), All Occasions (Jane's Doodles)
Ink:   Tombow Markers (126 Lt. Olive, 26 Yellow Gold), VersaMark
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series), Warm Cocoa (GKD)), Vellum (SU), Neenah
Other:  Sending Die (SSS), White EP, Soft Suede re-inker (for splatters)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Stronger Together (SSS), Fragile Beautify (PB), Light Hearted Leaves (ret. SU)
Ink:   Tombow Markers (985 Chrome Yellow, 933 Orange, 26 Yellow Gold, 947 Burnt Sienna), Warm Glow (GKD), Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand (SU)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series), Primitive Cream (MFT), Neenah Natural
Other:  Birdhouse die (Paper Smooches), Cork (?), Caran d'ache Supracolor Pencil (67 Mahogany), Subtle EF (SU)


Thursday, April 8, 2021

Butterfly Flourish

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I stamped this beautiful image and let it dry, then lightly added some
Distress Ink with a blending brush.

The butterfly was stamped again on a snippet of patterned paper from
my stash and fussy cut to add over the top. I did the same thing for the
butterfly body.  The antenna are bits of black twine.

I added some splatters and a couple of thin frames.

My mixed media are Paper Piecing, Stamping, Ink Blending, Splattering,
and Die Cutting.


Challenges:
CAS Mix Up - Paper Piecing
NBUS #25 - Never Before Used Schtuff

 




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Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Butterfly Flourish (Deep Red), Happy Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black, Speckled Egg, Tattered Rose (DI)
Paper:   Neenah, Black Licorice (MFT), Patterned Paper
Other:  A2 Thin Frames (SSS), Black Paint & White Gouache for splatters