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

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

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 (?)


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Fall Leaf for CAS Mix Up Reminder

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

How are you?  Are you enjoying Fall weather?


There's still time to join in with Leslie's watercoloring challenge at

I've die cut this lovely stitched leaf from Arches cold press paper and wet it with 
clean water.  Then I dopped some re-inker on it and let the color spread.  It gave it
such rich color!

I had a die cut square piece on the table and sponged a bit of color on it
and stamped with a splatter stamp.  The leaf was added over top with dimensionals.

The sentiment was stamped on a piece stitched die cut rectangle.

The card has lots of texture from the Tasteful Textile embossing that gives
the card a rustic feel with the emphasis on the bright maple leaf.

I hope you'll join us with your Autumn watercolors at
CAS Mix Up.  The Design Team and our fabulous Guest Designer, Ros
have lots of CAS inspiration for you.  The challenge closes on the 24th.

A head's up that there is a new challenge out there.
I have a link in the challenge list below.

Challenges:
AAA Cards CAS Game #198 - Up to One Third + optional Leaves
CAS Mix Up - Watercoloring Autumn Colors
The Four Seasons - Anything Goes Fall 

 


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Card Recipe
Stamps: Forever Fern (SU) 
Ink:   Soft Suede
Paper:   Naturals Ivory (ret. SU), Watercolor (Arches Cold Press)
Other:  Stitched Leaves Die (LF), Re-inkers (Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Old Olive), Tasteful Textile 3D EF (SU), Stitched Square Die (SSS), Stitched Rectangle Die (SSS)


Sunday, September 12, 2021

Christmas Plaid

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I used the last bits of a piece of plaid paper in my hoard stash
and got two cards out of it.

First up in my favorite gnome.

I found this embossed frame in my Christmas box and stamped a sentiment
to fit inside.  But it was pretty dark.  So I embossed a piece of vellum to 
put over top and inside the frame.  A little extra snow adds to the fun!

This one uses the very last sliver of that plaid paper.

The tree has some sparkle dots for shine.



Challenges:
CAS Christmas - Plaid


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Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Botanical Blocks (PTI)
Ink:   Garden Green
Paper:   Neenah, Plaid Paper (stash), Vellum
Other:  Gnome Die (SSS), Snowfall EF (ret. Cuttlebug), Snowflakes EF (Darice), Double Pierced Rectangle Die (AE)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Scribbly Christmas (TH)
Ink:   VersaMark
Paper:   Deco Tree Frame Die (PS), Dot Sparklers Gold (Stampendous), Subtle EF (SU), Gold EP
Other: 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Rudolph for Krafty Chicks

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I'm back again Guest Designing for Krafty Chicks where it's
Christmas Week.



I used a piece of Designer Paper that was left over when I die cut the circle 
for a previous Rudolph card.
I die cut another reindeer, colored him with Copics and fit
him into the circle opening of the paper.  I used some other circle dies
to fit in the frame.

I wish you could see the sparkle and shine on the paper!

Come join in with your Christmas cards are Krafty Chicks and do 
check out the fantastic inspiration cards that this talented team has done.

Challenges:
Krafty Chicks - Christmas
Jingle Belles - Cookies for Santa (I'm hoping the center circle looks like a cookie)
Merry Little Christmas - ATG Christmas

 


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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Bitty Holiday Wishes (MFT)
Ink:   Real Red (SU)
Paper:   Neenah Natural, Real Red, Decorative Paper (?), Red Glimmer (SU)
Other:  Copics (E11, E13, E25, R29), Deer Circle Die (SSS), Stitched Rectangles Die (SSS), Infinity Circles Die (HA), Double Stitched Circle Die (LI-OOB), Skinny Strips Die (MFT)


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Floral Focus Times Two

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

I had some time to relax with watercoloring.

First up is using the MFT sketch.


I love this MFT stamp and die.  It's large enough to get a twofer out of.

I've stamped and embossed onto Mixed Media paper and pressed color
from Distress Inks onto my palette.  The embossing helps to keep the color in
the lines so it's doubly relaxing.

My twofer for The Flower Challenge.


After coloring and die cutting, I cut the two sections apart to get this twofer.

The Flower Challenge is asking for turquoise flowers this month.

Challenges:
The Flower Challenge




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Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Floral Focus, Bitty Birthday Wishes (MFT)
Ink:   Versafine, Peacock Feathers, Pine Needles, Tea Dye (DI), Tempting Turquoise (SU)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 Series), Neenah Solar White
Other:  White EP, Caran d'ache Supracolor Pencils, Floral Focus Die (MFT), Subtle EF (SU), Skinny Strips Die (MFT), Little Things Rainbow Sparkles (Lucy's Cards)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps: Floral Focus (MFT), Enjoy (?) 
Ink:   Same as above
Paper:   same as above
Other:  White EP, Caran d'ache Supracolor Pencils, Floral Focus Die (MFT), Mini Slimline Double Stitched Rectangle Die (Kat Scrappiness), Little Things Rainbow Sparkles (Lucy's Cards)

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Inspired Owl

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When I saw the Inspired By Challenge to use scrappy materials from our stash,
I thought it would be a great opportunity to pare down that stash a bit.


I found this piece of corrugated cardboard that paired well with a piece from
last year's calendar.  A little string and a leftover leaf in my die envelope made
for a quick and fun card.

Since the owl was watercolored and so was the leaf, I'll add it to the gallery at 




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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Feathery Owl (IO)
Ink:   Versafine Onyx Black, Baked Brown Sugar, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie (SU)
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Corrugated Cardboard, Neenah Classic Natural, Watercolor
Other:  Leaf Die (Lawn Fawn), Twine (FSJ)


Thursday, September 2, 2021

Forever Fern for Krafty Chicks

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I'm excited to announce that I'm Guest Designing this month




The first challenge of the month is always Stamp Act (must have a stamp/digi image
on card/project)

I've used the Forever Fern stamp set from Stampin' Up! and some
Fall colors to stamp an Autumn bouquet. For added interest, I die cut
the Eucalyptus Leaves from copper foil and popped them on top.

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

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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Forever Fern (SU), Handwritten Notes (PTI)
Ink:   More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce (SU)
Paper:   Neenah Natural, Copper Foil (SU)
Other:  Tasteful Texture EF (SU), Eucalyptus Leaves Die (SSS)