Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Virginia's View Challenge #25

Hello lovlies!

I was able to get crafty last evening, and made a card! Virginia has a great challenge this month, over at Virginia's View Challenge, using stripes or plaid, and having just watercolored these gorgeous flowers from Altenew, decided they need to be put with stripes. Yes, indeed!


I colored these up using Derwent Inktense pencils, and if you follow me on Instagram, know that this is part of a great coloring challenge put on by the talented Kathy R.!


I started by stamping two blooms from Altenew's Botanical Garden set, using Versafine Onyx Black ink. It is a waterproof ink once it's dry, and it won't smear when you water color over it. Once that was stamped, I started coloring!


Using Derwent Inktense pencils, which is a vibrant watercolor pigment, I colored in the flowers. Once the color is dry, it can't be reactivated. Which is great if you're a klutz, and drip water on your projects!!  


Once I had cut out my flowers, I stamped my sentiment and adhered a bit of patterned stripe paper, both from MFT, and adhered the flowers with foam tape. I finished it off with a few sequins and drops from Pretty Pink Posh. 

Below is the graphic, in case you might be interested in playing along. Thank you so much for stopping by! 





Saturday, October 22, 2016

MFT Sketch Challenge #303

Hello! 

I am so sorry that I stepped away for so long! Whoa! Life just got a little hectic..I did make some time for the latest MFT Sketch challenge! It has been forever since I played along. I was so inspired by the sketch, and to my shame, had not inked up this adorable unicorn yet! WHA?! 


I don't know why, but when I see that unicorn from the Magical Unicorns set, I think of Fuchsia, and MFT has the perfect shade. So, I started with a panel of Razzle Berry, and stamped the castle image repeatedly using Versamark ink.


I adhered the panel to a white card base, and then die cut a rectangle frame from the same colored card stock. Stamping the clouds with Onyx Black onto white card stock, I clear embossed them, and cut them out, layering them around the frame. 


I stamped my unicorn in MFT's Black Hybrid ink, and colored it with Copic Markers, cutting it out, and mounting it onto my card front. I also white heat embossed my sentiment onto a black banner cut from the Blueprints 25 set. I added Wink of Stella to the clouds, as well as white gel pen on the unicorn.

Here is the sketch:

Thank so much for stopping by! I hope you have a fantastic day!


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Viginia's View Challenge #24

Hello, friends!

I was playing around with my Taylored Expressions stamps, and inks, and made a card! This is a big deal, as my creative mojo bit the dust. When that happens, I get on my computer and search for fun challenges to play with. Virginia's View was a perfect solution.

I haven't made many fall cards, so the Fall Florals stamp set, and matching dies helped me made a clean and simple card easily.


Starting with the leaves, I used a couple of green inks, along with the rock-and-roll technique, and stamped out my leaves. I then die cut them, and began layering them onto an open circle die cut.


I used several other images in the stamp set, and using the rock-and-roll technique again, ended up with an assortment of elements to place onto the leaf wreath.


I stamped my sentiment in brown ink, in the center, and adhered the wreath, along with the other pieces. I then added some detail with a white gel pen, and some Wink of Stella.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a great one!



Friday, September 30, 2016

A Memory Box Post

Hey there guys...

I am stopping by to let you know I am up on the Memory Box blog today! There are some fabulous new dies available, and I am featuring a few of them on my card. It certainly gets me in the Christmas spirit!




For details on how I created it, head over to the Outside the Box blog!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy Friday!


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #55

Hello, friends!

Today is super sad for me, as the Share Joy Challenge is at an end. Yup, no more. I always hate when fun challenges end permanently. So, for my last challenge project, I created a fun birthday card using a fun stamp and die combo called Goody Goody Gumballs.


Using Cherry Pop card stock, I stamped the gumball image in Versamark ink, and clear heat embossed it. I then die cut the image out, and, added silver gel pen to the top, and the dispensing mechanism (big words ya'll).


I used the fun scallop die to cut my card base, and adhered layers of patterned paper, inside and outside. I adhered the image, along with the colored gumballs inside, and my sentiment.


That is it! I hope you've enjoyed! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you get a chance to play along with our last challenge. It's been sooo fun!

Challenge Format:

Each week we will be bring you two types of challenges that you can use separately or together to inspire your creativity. One of the challenges will always be a sketch. The other challenge will vary each week. It's up to you if you want to use just one of the challenge components or both together. New challenges will be posted each Thursday.

To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Create a new card or project using either or both components of the challenge posted above. Use of Taylored Expressions products is optional.
  2. Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery. Please directly link to the Share Joy Challenge blog in your post. 
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below. 
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! 
  5. Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why. Don't forget this one!! We LOVE hearing from you!!
Prizes:
  1. A winner will be chosen at random each week to receive a $15 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate. Winning entries that use TE products will receive a $20 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate.
  2. Each month, we will award a Grand Prize to a TE Share Joy Challenge participant. The more you play throughout the month, the better your chance to win!
  3. Weekly winners will be announced at the time of the new challenge launch each Thursday.






Thursday, September 22, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #54

 Hello!

I hope you're week is going well! I have the latest Share Joy Challenge to bring you, and it is all about fall! The leaves are slowly fading, and changing color here in Northeast Ohio. How about where you are?


I just love these leaf die cuts, and how much texture you get from curling them up a little after adhering them to the card front. Keep reading to see how I created this card!


I started with a piece of Snow card stock, and the Woodgrain Embossing Folder. Taking a foam blending tool, I applied a liberal amount of brown ink to give it a distressed look. I created a notecard from a piece of Chocolate card stock, and adhered the panel to it at an angle. 


To create the leaves, I used the Mini, and Mega leaves die sets, and cut them from watercolor card stock. Taking watercolor paints, I added several layers of pigment, allowing them to dry in between each layer.  


I used a piece of vellum, die cut from the Stitched Circle Stacklets, and heat embossed my sentiment onto it, adhering it to the front of the card. I then arranged, and adhered the leaves, as well as gold sequins. 

What do you think? Will you give this challenge a try? I would love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenge Format:

Each week we will be bring you two types of challenges that you can use separately or together to inspire your creativity. One of the challenges will always be a sketch. The other challenge will vary each week. It's up to you if you want to use just one of the challenge components or both together. New challenges will be posted each Thursday.

To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Create a new card or project using either or both components of the challenge posted above. Use of Taylored Expressions products is optional.
  2. Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery. Please directly link to the Share Joy Challenge blog in your post. 
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below. 
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! 
  5. Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why. Don't forget this one!! We LOVE hearing from you!!
Prizes:
  1. A winner will be chosen at random each week to receive a $15 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate. Winning entries that use TE products will receive a $20 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate.
  2. Each month, we will award a Grand Prize to a TE Share Joy Challenge participant. The more you play throughout the month, the better your chance to win!
  3. Weekly winners will be announced at the time of the new challenge launch each Thursday.






Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Memory Box Post

Hello!

I am stopping by today, because I am sharing a super fun card on the Memory Box blog, and I would love for you to see it! Here is a little peek at it! It features a fabulous stamp set collaboration with Simon Says Stamp, and it's super cute!


Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you over at the Memory Box blog!





Friday, September 16, 2016

A "Sweet" New Release Post

Hello and happy Friday, friends!

I am sure that you have seen the September stamp goodness that Sweet Stamp Shop just released. It never disappoints, and the images are as cute as ever! I wanted to pop in and share one that I created using a new set called Celebrate Cake. Um, is there ever a bad time to do that? Nope, I didn't think so.


When I saw the adorable numbers with a flame on the top, I knew I had to use it. And use it I did! I took a white card stock panel, and stamped the numbers randomly all over. I then colored all of the images in with Copic Markers. 


I then adhered the panel to a card base, which I had adhered patterned paper to. I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment onto black card stock, and trimmed it out, adhering it over top of some black thread. I finished it off with a few black sequins.

I hope you'll go check out the new release at the Sweet store! It's a delight!


 
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