Thursday, August 15, 2019

Happy Birthday Tea Cup

This month, Twisted Thursday's Sponsor is Fred She Said. The optional twist is Favorite Embellishment and Why.
I used the African Violet Set, uncolored, so I could use my Copic markers. One of my favorite embellishments to use are Nuvo Crystal Drops as they are inexpensive and easy to use.

The tea cup card shape comes from My Scrap Chick. 

I added a secret envelope to send a few dollars to a family member for her birthday lunch as a surprise.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

You Float my Boat

Double Trouble Challenge Blog #35. 
Use a recipe of 3 colors-check
Use 2 patterned papers-check
Use 1 sentiment and/or image-check

Use sketch from Stampin' on Tuesday-check (Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #420 between the dates of Aug 6th - 19th.)
Have something nautical-check

This is a digitally layered piece, unusual for me. It was fun to do though since I need practice in layering PNG images. Everything came from Imagine That Digi Stamps!

Optional Sketch

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll join in on the fun with either or both of these challenges!

Friday, August 2, 2019

Sunny Days

#34 for the Double Trouble Challenge Blog is a Free-for-All Challenge so we can have fun creating with "Some Thing", "Any Thing" and "Every Thing".

Thing 3 is in a sunny mood, so some sunshine or rays would be nice to add, and we can join in with a previous partner for even more fun.

I selected to add this to the Retro Rubber Challenge #116  using the tic-tac-toe of green, texture, and nature. My flower stamps and "sun" are from Paper Smooches and are about two years old.  

Paper Smooches also has a challenge this month for school or words, so I thought I'd share this with them as well using a sentiment.

I used a piece of photo paper, sprayed with a resist spray (glue and water, thank you, Lindsay from the Frugal Crafter!), then used some Distress Oxides over top. I then stamped with StazOn and added a bit more subtle color with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. The texture is the backing piece of corrugated cardboard.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Cornflowers for Someone Special

This month, Twisted Thursday's Sponsor is Fred She Said. The optional twist is Chevron or Geometric Pattern.
I used the Cornflowers digi set, uncolored, so I could use my Copic markers. I added a couple of vellum flowers and enamel dots for some added texture.

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Stars and Back

Our sponsor, All Dressed Up, has given us this cutie, Stars and Back, to use for our August Progressive Freebie Challenge. I used a background from Pixabay.
I colored her using Prismacolor colored pencils and added some ribbon, stars, and hearts and popped her up on the background. The shape was cut using Penny Black's Antique Frame dies.

All Dressed Up

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Happy Birthday from The Most Adorable Raccoons

I was pleased to be asked to be a guest designer for the Festive Fridays Challenge over at The Outlawz. The different themes to choose from are:
Get Well
Anything Goes
Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter, and I received the image The Most Adorable Raccoons and pretty paper.
I printed everything twice, colored the image with Copics and
Derwent Coloursoft color pencils and then placed over the paper image. I second cut the word design and added the stamped sentiment, Neat & Tangled, Square Thoughts. and popped over the original.

As usual, I finished off with some Nuvo Crystal drops and white gel pen!

Thanks for stopping by. With all the fun ideas, I hope you'll join us over at Festive Fridays!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Daffodil Trellis All Blinged Out

Our always optional twist this time over at Twisted Thursday is Use a Doily, and our sponsor is again LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps. I used the Daffodil Trellis image again to create this very shiny card.

The doilies were die cut using Prima dies, Parisian Lace and Emmanuelle Fleures. The image was run through a laser printer in two different sizes so that I could foil them with some iCraft Deco Foils, then cut and arranged on the doilies. I wish you could see all the sparkle and shine! I also cut out some black doilies and backed with black to tame it down a bit. The sentiment, embossed in Simon Says Antique Gold Ultra Fine powder is from Altenew Tabbed. Some Nuvo Drops were placed randomly for some extra texture.

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