Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Sunflower Times Four

Hi there.  I'm glad you stopped by!

Here's another of the Split Four technique.
I used a TCW Stencil and used a sponge dauber to add color with Distress ink.

I started with Mustard Seed then added some Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink
to the center of each petal

The sentiment above is from PTI.

The ones below are from Tim Holtz.

I added some Wink of Stella to the petals on the card below.

There's still time to join in at CAS Mix Up where we're using stencils this month.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Meadow Greens (PTI), Assorted Tim Holtz
Ink:   Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Gathered Twigs (DI), Spiced Marmalade (DOX), Soft Suede (SU)
Paper:   Mixed Media, Milk Chocolate (MFT)
Other:  Mini Joyful Sunflower (TCW), A2 Thin Frames (SSS), WOS, Gold Sparkle Crystals (Studio Katya)

Monday, October 19, 2020

Pink Christmas

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

I have two cards to show you today.

 First up....

I've used an alcohol ink background and this sweet Poppystamps die cut from
white Glimmer Paper.

I cut the corner with the larger snowflake a second time and fit it
into the top corner.

The larger frame was cut with the Memory Box Delicate Pine Frame.

My second card uses a snippet of plaid decorative paper that
came in a kit.  I love this plaid!

I used a pine border for the ornament to hang from and laid the die cut piece
on a piece of Neenah as I sponged it to get a bit of a Print Making background.

ABC Christmas - U  (Up in the Air - Snowflakes in the air)
Christmas Kickstart #40 - Pink Christmas
Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas (Stephanie & Lauren will each donate $2.00 to Breast Cancer Reasearch for each entry.)
Memory Box Outside the Box - Plaid 
Poppystamps - Think Pink



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Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Holiday Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Versafine Smokey Gray
Paper:   Neenah, Yupo, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer (SU)
Other:  Alcohol Ink, Pinpoint Snowflake Frame Die (PS), Delicate Pine Frame Die (MB)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Ink:   Cucumber Crush, Blushing Bride (for sponging - SU)
Paper:   Neenah, Cucumber Crush (SU)
Other: Classic Ornament Die ( MB), Pine Needle Border Die (MB), Joy Die (Elizabeth Craft)

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Snowy Branch Cardinal

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

I love all birds and especially the bright cardinals.  
And they are really beautiful when it snows!

I've stamped this fella on mixed media paper and had fun

If you look close you can see that I stamped and heat embossed pine
braches around the frame.  I wanted to keep this CAS but with a bit of
extra interest.

CAS Christmas - Christmas Birds
Krafty Chicks - Clean & Simple


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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Snowy Branch Cardinal, Pine Branch (both Impression Obsession), Christmas Sentiments (PB)
Ink: Archival Jet Black (Ranger), Distress Markers (Festive Berries, Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Pumice Stone), SU Markers (Real Red, Cherry Cobbler)  
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 300 series), Neenah
Other:  Distress Re-inkers (Tumbled Glass, Speckled Egg, Wilted Violet), Caran D'ache Supracolor Pencils (Black, Umber, Reddish Orange), White EP, Double Pierced Rectangle Die (AE), Dazzling Details (ret. SU), Nuvo Crystal Glaze

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Christmas Plaid for CAS Mix Up

  Hi there.  I'm glad you stopped by!

There's still some time to join in at CAS Mix Up.

This month we are using stencils and our host Viv challenged us to do...

I used a mask off a rectangle on a card front and sponged Twisted Citron ink
lightly inside the mask.

Then I laid a Tim Holtz mini  stencil on top and sponged again.

So easy and it makes a fantastic background.

I watercolored a die cut pine bough and layered it over a die cut branch
with some Nuvo berries all tied up with a bow. (Actually the bow is glued on.)

Check out all the inspiration at the challenge site.  You'll be glad you did.

Hope you'll join us at CAS Mix Up.

Challenge ends on the 24th.

CAS Mix Up - Stencil Tone on Tone

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:   Vintage Christmas Post (HA)
Ink:   Twisted Citron (DI), Cherry Cobbler (SU)
Paper:   Neenah
Other:  Marvelous Masks Rectangles (Colorful Life), Layering Mini Stencil Set #32 (TH), Holiday Greens Mini (TH), Winterberry Sprig (MB), Gansai Tambi Watercolors (54 Olive Green, 58 Evergreen, 90 Gold), Nuvo Crystal Drops (Autumn Red)

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Wild Vines

Hi there.  I'm glad you stopped by.

Today I have a Twofer plus one. all done with a stamp that
a dear friend sent me for my birthday.
I've been having a lot of fun with it!

My Twofer using the same stamp for two different designs and two different occasions 
(an encouragement card and a Halloween card).

First up stamped on a background that I did using this technique.

You can see where I got an ugly streak on the background.  I stamped the vine
over the streak and heat embossed then die cut and added the sentiment.
I thought this was a good sentiment for these times and for
ugly streaks in a background!

For my twofer...

My friend Nance came for a visit a week or so ago and I cut this
spider web frame from one of the dies she brought. 

These vines worked well on a Magicals background from my stash.
They make me think of running into those spider webs hanging
from the trees in the Fall.

It's a good Halloween card for someone who thinks spiders are
really creepy!

And a threefer...

Lots of shine on this as it has a lot of copper embossing.

My sweet friend also sent me this awesome sentiment stamp.
More good words to live by.

If you made it to the end, we'll add perseverance to that list!

A brand new and fun challenge from Dar & Diane
Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge - Anything Goes Halloween


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Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Wild Vines (Lavinia), Choose Joy (PTI)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black 
Paper:   Neenah, Grout Gray (MFT)
Other:  Double Pierced Rectangles Dies (AE), Black EP

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Wild Vines (Lavinia)
Ink:   VersaMark
Paper:   Neenah, Grout Gray, Black Licorice (MFT)
Other:  Black EP, Cobweb Mini Cover Plate (CP), Lindy's Magicals Screaming Banshee Black, Dangling Spider Die (MB)

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Wild Vines, Keeping Faith (Lavinia)
Ink:   VersaMark, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Wilted Violet (DI for smoosh)
Paper:   Neenah Natural, Copper Foil (SU)
Other:  Copper EP