Saturday, January 18, 2020

Stencil background and a new kit

Hi and thanks for visiting :)

I haven't been crafting much lately but a new year seems like a good time to make some cards. My husband got me a subscription to the hero arts monthly kits (thanks honey!) so first up are a few cards I made from the January kit.


The first cards I made were experimenting with the metallic watercolor that is included in the kit. I am not much of a watercolorer so all I did was add the paint to a piece of water color cardstock and use dies to cut out hearts. I love this turquoise color and they really do have a shine to them. Then I add them to a top folding card and stamped sentiments under them. Super quick and satisfying!


The second attempt at being crafty is above. I die cut all of the flowers and butterflies and then experimented with blending distress inks over the flowers and then coloring with copics. The center of the pink flower kept looking like a chocolate chip cookie to me but oh well, lol. For the butterfly, I used watercolors (I really do like that turquoise). The pink embossing powder in the kit has a serious sparkle under the light and I used it on the stamped writing on the bottom. I glued everything in place and used the ribbon to hide the bottom of the flowers. Last was stamping the sentiment and adding a few clear embellishments.

I am entering this in A Blog Named Hero - Anything Goes.


One last card for the weekend. I have quite a few birthday's coming up so I need to add to my stash. This one wasn't from the hero arts kit but was using a stencil and stamp set that I have had for awhile. To start, I used Altenew's basket weave stencil and two shades of purple for the background. Then I cut the die 'you' from SSS you matter stamp set several times and stacked them. I used a sentiment from the same set in the banner and adhered both to the card. A few embellishments was my last step.
    

I appreciate you stopping by and would love any comments or suggestions :) Thanks!
 

Friday, November 15, 2019

Sparkle Blends and Stampendous Blog Hop

Hi everybody!

Its been a little while since I've posted and I am so happy to be back for a blog hop for a collaboration with Stampendous for Doodles Paper Playground! I have two winter projects for you today: a card and a snowflake ornament.

The first project is a card featuring an adorable little snowman. We just had our first snowstorm which left about 9 inches of snow the day after I finished this card (coincidence?) so this little guy definitely knows his stuff, lol. I colored the snowman with copics inspired by Vixen Sparkle Blend and then used sequins from the blend as snowflakes around him. I mounted the white panel on an A2 top folding turquoise card.



The second project I have is a super shiny snowflake ornament. The snowflake is from Stampendous’ Windowrama Snowflake Chipboard kit. I wanted to turn this into a white sparkly snowflake so I started by using a white pigment ink all over. This gave a pretty white color but not sparkly so after it was dry I added white mica fintec watercolor on top. Then I outlined the edges with a pale blue felt tip pen and finished it off with beautiful sparkles from the Pawsome Pets Sparkle Blend and a blue/white string.



There is a great sale at White Rose Crafts, 30% Off Sparkle Blends during the Collab Hop (Fri-Sun) with Code SPLURGE30 plus a free gift with every order.


Below is the links for the blog hop. If you haven’t checked all of the links yet, please do so.

FRIDAY:
Doodles Paper Playground
Stampendous 
Fawn Kuehne
Alison Heikkila
Jamie Martin
Annie Collins
Meghan Kennihan
EK Gorman
Cheryl Schoeman <-- You are here

SATURDAY:
Doodles Paper Playground
Alison Heikkila
Kathi Rarek

SUNDAY:
Doodles Paper Playground
Kathi Rerek


Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

AAA #136 - One Image

Hello! There is a new challenge at AAA Cards.



My card uses the image of a little girl from MFT.


I stamped and colored the little girl with copics. For the background matting, I colored the edges with a pink copic and used a white gel pen to add a pattern.

This challenge is being sponsored by Craftyscrappers. Hope you can play along :) Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

AAA Cards #134 - One corner + Music

Hi everyone. It is a new challenge at AAA Cards and this challenge is sponsored by Uniko.

 

For my card, I used cute little chicks playing instruments.


To start my card, I stamped and colored the chicks with copics. Then I used the matching dies to cut them out. After stamping the sentiment in the corner, I place the chicks around them using some foam tape to prop up the one in the middle. I stamped little music notes in light gray around the chicks.

Hope you can join us for this challenge :)

Sunday, February 3, 2019

AAA #133 One Layer + Love

Hello! Today is the beginning of another challenge at AAA Cards. This is a one layer card challenge with an option of using the theme of love.

 

Here is my take for the challenge.


My husband and I don't really celebrate Valentine's day but I still like to make a card for him and for my kids. For this one, I stamped the fishies on a top folding A2 card and colored it in with colored pencils. Then I stamped the sentiment above in a gray ink. Do you like doing one layer cards? I find when all I want to do is color, they work really well :)

Supplies:
Stamps: Whipper Snapper - Tropical love; Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Inks: Lawn Fawn - Manatee; Prismacolor pencils

 The challenge this week is sponsored by STAMPlorations. Hope to see what you create!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

AAA Cards #132 - Up to One Third


Hello! It is time for a new challenge at AAA Cards - Use up to One Third of the card. This challenge is one of my favorites because it makes it really easy to keep to a CAS design.



For my card, I used both the challenge and the optional twist of masking.





I love to read so when I saw this stamp set I knew I wanted it. To start my card, I stamped the bunny in the top corner and the pile of books in the lower corner and colored them in with copics. Then I stamped the sentiment in the middle. In retrospect, I should have waited to stamp the sentiment until after I added my diagonal strip to make sure it was centered. To mask my stamped areas, I fussy cut post it notes to cover my images.

I measured out the sides of my panel into thirds and used masking tape to cover the outer corners so I could blend distress inks over the inside.  Once I finished that, I realized my sentiment was a little off center. There is a really cute little heart stamp in the set so I added a few around the words to fill in some of the empty space. I trimmed down the sides slightly and added it to brown cardstock and then added the whole to a A2 card.

Our sponsor for this challenge is CAS-ual Fridays and they are offering a $25 gift certificate to the winner. I hope you can join us :)

I would like to share this card in:

 
a2z scrapbooking anything goes January challenge 


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

AAA Cards #131 - Sketch

Hi everyone. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are enjoying the start of the new year :)

It is time for a new challenge at AAA Cards and starting with this challenge the themes will have an optional twist. This challenge is a sketch with an optional twist of pastel colors.

 

 Here is my card using the below sketch and pastel colors.



This is a great CAS sketch! I started by taking a top folding A2 white card and using my misti I stamped the paint swipe in the three colors. On the middle stripe I switched the direction of the paint swipe. Then I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in the middle.

Supplies:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Sweet Sentiments Plus; Simon Says Stamp - Brush Stroke Message
Inks: Hero Arts - Soft Canteloupe; Lawn Fawn - Celery Stick, Mermaid 


I hope you get inspired by the design team's cards and join us for this challenge. Thanks for stopping by!