Thursday, March 23, 2017

To Cute to Pinch

     My daughter-in-law send pics of the kids in their greenery. I called my daughter to see if she had pics of the new baby in green. She said that she didn't have any green clothes for the baby. I got a pic a few minutes later of baby feet in green socks. I asked her if she had any green bows for the baby. She was able to take this pic.

     To make the leprechaun I used two Silhouette files. One for the face and a different one for the body.

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: BoBunny - Butterfly Kisses Lush
                                                   Sweet Moments Divine
     Solid Paper: Bazzil - Piglet
                          My Colors - Comodore Blue
                                               Desert Cactus
     Copic: RV00
     Ink: Fresh Asparagus
     Edge Punch: ek - Flower & Flourish
     Silhouette: Miss Kates Cuttables - Leprechaun
                       Sarah Bailey - Leprechaun 
                       Font - Lucky Star 
     Embellies: 5 Gold Shamrock Coins  


Sketch-N-Scrap - Sketch #125 - Entry #34 - *

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Polka Birdie

     Once again I am combining challenges. I have the Sketch n Scrap card sketch and Stamp TV's MIUM challenge for the week which is flowers and dots.
Sketch #94

      For the background, I started by randomly sponging 4 colors, then used a bubble stencil over the sponging. I matched the colors of these inks with my Copics in order to color my stamped images.

Inside of Card

Materials List:
     Card Stock: Gina K Designs - Fresh Asparagus
                                                      White Base Weight 
     Ink: Gina K Designs - Wild Wisteria
                                          Fresh Asparagus
                                         Wild Dandelion
                                          Innocent Pink
                                          Turquoise Sea
             Momento - Tuxedo Black
     Stamps: Gina K Designs: Happy Spring 
     Copics: BV11,13  G94  E87  Y08  R20,22  BG10,13
     Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Squares
     Nuvo Crystal Drops: Dandelion Yellow
     Dutch Doobadoo: Stencil - Bubbles

MIUM Stamp TV - Flowers and Dots - *
MOD Squad - Plant - #4 - *
Sketch n Scrap - Sketch #94 - #31 - Random Winner!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Helen Keller Quote

     Whenever I make a sympathy card, I usually include this quote from Helen Keller. "What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." 

The small card to the right shows the back of the inserted card.
     For this card I constructed a pocket using Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Hillside Borders". Using gold embossing powder, I heat embossed one large and two small butterflies. The two small butterflies act as a tab for the card that is inserted into the pocket. The large butterfly is pop dotted to the pocket.
     The background of the inserted card is stamped with a small flourish using Lovely Lavender ink. 

Materials List:
     Solid Paper: Gina K Designs - Fresh Asparagus
                                                      Wild Lilac
                                                      White Base Weight 
     Patterned Paper: Gina K Designs - Parisian Garden
     Ink: Gina K Designs - Lovely Lavender
             Momento - Tuxedo Black
     Stamps: Gina K Designs - Sending Love
                                                Country Roads 2
     Dies: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders

MIUM Stamp TV - What's That You Say? - *
Mod Squad - Pop It Out! - #10 - *

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Daffodils with Inner Glow

     This card was inspired by a challenge to use white colored pencil on kraft card stock. I tried stamping flowers with black ink; then using white colored pencil over it as was recommended for the challenge. This was NOT working for me. I just couldn't get a product that I was happy with. I decided to try something a little different. I first colored with white colored pencil then colored over top of that.

     I did not use a heavy hand with the coloring, leaving some of the white peek through. 

Inside of Card
A Short Daffodil Coloring Tutorial

1. Loosely color all areas with white.
2. Add Yellow to flowers and lightest green to leaves.
 3. Use lightest brown to shade edges and other places indicated by the lines on the stamp.
 4. Add medium brown to area where petals originate.
 5. Add dark brown to deepest areas of flower.
 5. Use darker greens to add shading to the leaves.

Materials List:
     Solid Paper: Gina K Designs - Kraft
                                                       Sweet Corn
                                                       Jelly Bean Green
     Ink: Gina K Designs- Dark Chocolate
             Momento - Tuxedo Black
     Stamps: Gina K Designs - Sending Love
                                                Scripty Sayings
     Punch: Recollections - Scalloped Lace
     Dies: Our Daily Bread - Double Stitched Circles
     Prismacolor Pencils: White 938
                                        Dark Brown 946
                                        Spring Green 913
                                        Apple Green 912
                                        Olive Green 911
     Faber Castell Pencils: Raw Umber
                                         Burnt Sienna
                                         Cadmium Yellow
     Embellishments - 10 mini champagne pearls


Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark - #22 - *
Stamp TV - White on Kraft - *
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes - #51 - *

Monday, March 6, 2017

Bold Birthday

     For this card I combined two challenges - sketch and color. I just got this paper and stamp set in the mail two days ago and I have been anxious to use it. Here is sketch #93 from Sketch N Scrap.

     Here are the colors allowed for the color challenge:

     In order to form the flowers, I used the die for the larger flower to cut a solid mat for the medium-sized flower that I had already stamped and die cut. The flowers are held together with a small white brad.

     For the envelope flap, I stamped a row of half flowers. 

Inside of card
Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Gina K Designs - Bold & Blooming
     Solid Paper: Gina K Designs - Red Hot
                                                       Turquoise Sea
                                                       Fresh Asparagus
     Ink: Gina K Designs- Black Onyx
                                        Red Hot
                                        Turquoise Sea
                                        Fresh Asparagus
     Stamps & Dies: Gina K Designs - Bold & Blooming
     Punches: ek - Corner Punch
     Embellishments - 2 Small White Brads


Sketch-N-Scrap - Sketch #93 - Entry #4 - *
Stamp TV - Color Challenge - *

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Someone's in the Kitchen

      I took these pictures at my grandson's Pokemon birthday party. While the boys were jumping in the ball pit and flying on the zip line, Ellie was playing with the homemaking center. I happened on a blog "Sketch n Scrap" with nice sketches with enough details to interest me.    

      I made a two-page layout. The right page follows the sketch. I went rogue on the left page, but I feel that it complements the other. 

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Carta Bella - Home Sweet Home
     Solid Paper: Bazzil - Lagoon
                          Gina K - Dusty Rose
     Dies: Sizzlits Font: Classic
               Stamps of Life: Hearts2DieFor
               Spellbinders: Cinch and Go Flowers
     Punches: We R: Thumb Notch
                     Fiskars: Apron
     Silhouette: Font - l w Sunshine
                       3d Cook's Apron Box (Lori Whitlock)
                       Hand Mixer Shaped Card (Lori Whitlock)
     Embellies: 3 White brads colored with Copic marker E81
                        1 Small Pink Flower  


Sketch-N-Scrap - Sketch #124 - Entry #2 - *