Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CAS Watercolor - June

My pastor's birthday was yesterday and I made her a card that I think fits into the CAS Watercolor Challenge.
My card was inspired by this fabulous sentiment that I saw on Lynn's blog and she was gracious enough to stamp a couple and send them to me. Perfect for a pastor, right?  Then I needed an image to go with it and this wonderful tree from Altenew came to mind.  It's watercolored with Distress Inks.  I think it says 'summer'.  I know my husband likes to sit in the swing at the lake during the summer and just relax.

Thanks for dropping by.




Addicted to Stamps #247

It's Make Your Mark week at Addicted to Stamps and More.  This is an easy one because you can make a card using markers, pencils, Zigs, watercolor. Anything that makes a mark.  For my card I used Inktense Pencils because I haven't used them in a while.
This was in my UFO file, stamped but not colored.  The Asters are from PB. I did a Distress Ink wash around them and splattered.  I'm not sure that was the best thing to do but it's done. I brought some of the color to the left side with strips of cardstock.


Now it's your turn.  Head on over to Addicted to Stamps and More for inspiration from the Design Team and then make your mark on a card to enter in the gallery.  ATSM is celebrating its 5th birthday so Kylie and Happy Little Stampers are awarding the winner of this challenge a $40 gift certificate to the HLS shop.


Monday, June 19, 2017

The Heart Desires #13 and The Flower Challenge #9

When I saw The Heart Desires mood board I knew I wanted to try no-line watercoloring with a PB Dahlia.  The first one came out better than I expected so I continued on.
I masked and stamped a new flower beside the first one but the edge didn't stamp well and the coloring wasn't as good.  Now what?  I fussy cut the first one and then stamped another flower and colored it.  That one turned out okay so I fussy cut that one and the part of the second one and layered them up on the front of my Soft Stone card base.  It needed something so I cut a frame from Smoke cardstock before adding the SSS word die cut in Smokey Shadow.  The screen looks a lot brighter than the soft subtle look of the Twisted Citron IRL.

The challenge at The Flower Challenge is 'anything goes' so I'm sending my card there too.

Thank you for dropping by.  I hope your week got off to a good start.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fusion - Bike

My husband rides his bike almost every day, up to 10 miles. Me? I haven't ridden a bike in quite some time but I love the one that's in the inspiration photo for Fusion.  Maybe it's the color that I adore.  What do you think?
I made mine the same color with the same brick wall.

The stamp and die are from SSS including the sentiment that I heat embossed on vellum. The color is courtesy of my Zigs and the brick embossed folder is TH.

Well the weekend is over and a busy week looms ahead.  I hope your week goes well and you set aside some crafting time.  Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Just Us Girls #398

Hey all.  It's Bobby and I'm your host for this weeks challenge at Just Us Girls.  It's color week and I chose
I must confess that I knew what I was going to do before I picked the colors which made it real easy.
The cupcakes are from Altenew and I had to make them chocolate - my favorite.  These are layered stamps and I used Altenew inks with them.  The lightest yellow is called Buttercream.  Very appropriate for frosting, don't you think?

What will you make using yellow, aqua and brown?  The Design Team and guest designer Estelle have cards to inspire you on the blog.  If you enter a card in the gallery you may be chosen Chic of the Week with a chance to be our guest designer in August.  How about it?