Monday, September 12, 2016

Love You Mean It!

Today (Wednesday) Bruce and I are celebrating our 35th anniversary! The time just flew by! I wanted to play in some challenges and also make him an anniversary card so I came up with this one. The SCS color challenge is celebrating their 600th challenge and we were given 5 color combinations to choose from so I chose the Coral, Cantaloupe and Saffron combination. I also want to play in the new challenge Where Creativity Meets C9 - Celebration theme:

I really love the products from Concord & 9th. I just got a package of their Happy Hues card packs to try out. They are pre-printed 100lb A2 cards that look like you watercolored them. One of the color combos in this pack had the exact colors for the SCS challenge. I used the C&9th By Your Side die to cut the birds from kraft and black card stocks, layered them for dimension and so that a bit of black would show.  Then I finished it off with a sentiment from C&9th Love You Mean It set.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Give Thanks

I finally got some time to stamp tonight! It's been a while! I created this for the SCS CAS challenge - one layer card with a nature theme and for the Paper Players Challenge #312:

I am submitting this to Simon Says Stamp challenge - Stamp It.

This is actually a case of Lin's card here.

My card is one layer - I masked off the sentiment area with tape and then stamped the 2 step leaves with distress inks. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI to ensure that I got a good impression since I was stamping on watercolor paper. I embellished the card with a few sequins.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

'Tis The Season

The SCS color challenge inspired me to create this holiday card. This was made with the Hero Arts Color layering stamp set. The patterned paper is from PaperTrey.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016


I combined two challenges to create this card:

Colour Q Challenge #354:

Happy Little Stampers August Anything Goes with Dies:

When I saw the sketch I thought of my new to me border die from Penny Black so this came together easily. I love the color combination of this week's ColourQ Challenge. I used the Thanks die from Winnie & Walter for the sentiment.

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Simply the Best

I love how this came out - I used freezer paper for a mask. I cut the freezer paper with the PaperTrey butterfly die and ironed it onto the watercolor paper.  I then watercolored around and over the mask using the wet on wet watercolor technique.  I carefully lifted the mask off when the panel was dry and stamped the sentiment (from Technique Tuesday). I added a few gems and mounted it onto aqua mist card stock and added a thin black strip to make the watercolor panel pop.

I am submitting this to:

CASology - Watercolor

Addicted to Stamps and More - photo inspiration

Happy Little Stampers August CAS Challenge - Masking

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Watercolored Mums

The color challenge at SCS is peach, watermelon and pear pizzazz. I embossed this PaperArtsy flower stamp with gold embossing powder and then watercolored them with my Zig Clean Color Brush pens.  After coloring them I trimmed off the right side of the panel and overlaid that panel on top of some gold and white striped paper from PaperTrey.

I will submit this to Kathy's 30 Day Coloring Challenge and to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is Anything Goes.

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Dare to Get Dirty at SCS

It's that time of year, my favorite week at Splitcoaststampers (SCS), Dare to Get Dirty. Everyday for a week there are several challenges created by the Dirty Dozen and Alumna for the SCS Fan Club members to play in. There are prizes and lots of fun to be had. I am not hosting any challenges but I have made samples for many of them. Below are the cards I created for 2 of today's challenges:

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