Saturday, September 25, 2021

Autumn Mosaic

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I'm still enjoying Fall colors.  These leaves were cut from some bits and pieces of
watercolor paper colored with Lindy's Magicals.  The mica in the Magicals has
a subtle shimmer that makes them even more fun.

Challenges:
Inspired By 188 - Colorful Fall





Card Recipe
Stamps:  Autumn Mosaic (IO)
Ink:   Shaded Spruce (SU)
Paper:   Neenah Natural, Shaded Spruce
Other:  Square Windows Trio Die (Honey Bee), Layered Leaves Dies (MFT), Colored Dots (Ali)


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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Give Thanks with Glimmer

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It's time for a new challenge at Krafty Chicks.

This week's challenge is All Occasions and I've done a Thanksgiving card.




I used my leaf Glimmer plate and gold foil on Mixed Media paper to get this row of
leaves ready to color.  

To color, I used Distress Markers swiped on my palette picked up with
my waterbrush.

The die cut leaves have been embossed and shaped but the photo doesn't 
show that very well.

I've used Gold foil as a thin mat and for the thin frame.  The sentiment is my favorite
for Thanksgiving and I'm sorry to say it's long been retired.

I hope you'll join us this week at Krafty Chicks with your cards
for Occasions.  And do check out all the awesome cards the Design Team has
to inspire you!

Challenges:
Krafty Chicks - All Occasions
Four Seasons - Anything Goes Fall ( such a beautiful gallery of Fall cards)




Card Recipe
Stamps:  Hand Penned (ret. SU)
Ink:   Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry (DM), Soft Suede (SU)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series), Gold Foil (SU), Neenah Natural
Other:  Glimmer Foil System (Spellbinders), Autumn Leaf Border Glimmer Plate, Gold Foil (Splbndrs), A2 Thin Frames (SSS), Leaf Die (?), Subtle EF (SU)


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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Fall Wreath

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I found this wreath all stamped in my UFO box and I thought it would look good 
in Fall colors.

I used my Caran d'ache Supracolor pencils to color and blended very lightly
with a damp waterbrush.

When it was dry, I dry embossed with woodgrain and added a butterfly die cut
from a piece of watercolor background.

The sentiment is heat embossed in gold and a thin gold frame finishes off
the design.

Here's a look at the shine...


Challenges:
Inspired By - Hello Fall (I've kind of combined the regular challenge with the wreath from the Christmas challenge. I hope I'm still within the guidelines.)
Memory Box - Stripes (Woodgrain Stripes)

 


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Watching the World Bloom (MB), Easy Expressions (Original) (The Ton)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Paper:   Neenah, Gold Foil (SU)
Other:  Stitched Butterfly Trio (PS), Gold EP, Pinewood Planks EF (ret. SU)



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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Autumn Leaves

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I really love using Eileen Godwin's sponging technique and
since a sweet friend recently sent me a Stencil Buddy, I wanted to try doing
this with the rounded edge instead of the straight edge.

After getting the geometric sponging done, I laid the Tumbling Leaves Stencil
(also a gift from a sweet friend) over top and lightly sponging
through with the same colors.

I cut the piece with a stitched rectangle die and popped some watercolor
leaves that were all ready and waiting to find their way on a card.
(The leaves have been colored with re-inkers and lots of water.)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up - Autumn Colors Watercolour
Just Us Girls - Color Week (Yellow, Red, Orange)
Seize the Birthday - Birthday card with Faux Stitching

 


Card Recipe
Stamps: Wreath for All Seasons (PTI) 
Ink:   Chocolate Chip (SU), Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge (DI)
Paper:   Neenah, Watercolor (Arches), Naturals Ivory (ret. SU)
Other:  Re-inkers (Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Old Olive), Stencil Buddy, Tumbling Leaves Stencil (SSS), Stitched Rectangle Die (SSS), Stitched Leaves (LF)

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Dreamy Bubble Butterfly

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I'm back as Guest Designer for the Krafty Chicks Challenge.
This week we're looking for your CAS (Clean And Simple) cards.



I am really enjoying this Dreamy Butterfly Die from Memory Box!

This time I've cut him from a piece of Bubble Background.

Jack & I put some water and a drop of dishwashing liquid in a cup, then used a straw
to blow bubbles.  When the bubbles rose, we dropped food coloring into them and
laid a piece of cardstock on the bubbles.  It was lots of fun and we had some
really pretty backgrounds.


I hope you'll join us at Krafty Chicks with your CAS cards.
And do check out all the awesome cards the Design Team has
to inspire you!


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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Texture Cling French Script (Darkroom Door)
Ink:   More Mustard
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Gold Foil
Other:  Dreamy Butterfly, Circle Thin Frames (SSS), Leaf Die (?)