Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hip to be Square - SC447

The Splitcoast Stampers sketch this week is a beauty, of course I did the square version. I pulled out my Inktense pencils, which I haven't used in a while, and watercolored this pretty Papertrey Dahlia and leaves and cut them out with the matching dies, there's a touch of Stickles glitter in the flower center, it looked so great that I almost smeared glitter over the whole flower, but decided to use a little discretion! I'm feeling in the height of my summer mood and added lots of brightly colored dp for the background with two twine bows beneath a seam binding ribbon bow.


Papertrey supplies:

Other Supplies:
Papertrey Ink dahlia and leaf dies, Spellbinder frame die, My Favorite Things scalloped border die, embossing folders, inktense watercolor pencils, water pen, seam binding ribbon, twine, foam tape, stickles.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Friends of Speedy TV challenge - CAS

The Friends of Speedy TV challenge this week is to make a CAS Card, join us here for a chance to win a stamp set.
I have to admit that I find CAS cards impossible, all I can do is try and keep it as uncluttered as possible and hope that everyone is sympathetic to my plight!

For this one I decided to use the beautiful lily of the valley image and make a wedding card. I added texture to the Copic marker colored flowers and a Spellbinders oval frame, pearls, and textured corner dies in pale green to add some detail.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sketch 446

For my contribution to the sketch challenge this week, I colored up this beautiful Sweet n Sassy Stamps poppy with Copic markers and layered on dp textured with embossing folders. I added a double twine bow under the button on the corner tag and a couple of pearl stickers to the corners of the bg.

Sketch Challenge 446

Sweet n Sassy Stamps:

Other Supplies:

Embossing folders, pearl stickers, twine, button, Verve banner dies, Copic markers.
God Bless,

Monday, July 22, 2013

Friends of Speedy TV challenge - No Designer Paper

The Friends of Speedy TV challenge this week is to make a card with no designer paper, join us here for a chance to win a stamp set: http://www.mfpspeedytv.
For this fun challenge, I decided to pull out the Mark's Finest Papers 'Bring on the Sun' set, heat embossed and watercolored the sunflower with reinkers, I then cut out the image and popped it with foam tape. I added lots of texture, a Spellbinder label with a greeting from the same set, and a seam binding bow/twine/button embellishment.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Bring on the Sun stamp set

Accessories: Spellbinder label die, embossing folders, seam binding ribbon, heat embossing, twine, button, reinkers, waterpen

Monday, July 15, 2013

Friends of Speedy TV challenge - Summer Fun

The Friends of Speedy TV challenge this week is to make a summer fun card, join us here for a chance to win a stamp set:
There's an ocean town nearby that caters to tourists and a new little shop opened filled with wooden seabirds, shells and knicknacks in pale blue and cream, everything you would want for your own seaside cabin. Although I don't have my own beach house, I love the relaxing colors and vibe this shop gives off, so shabby chic!! That's what I wanted to bring to my card, the pastel blue of summer, shells from the beach and a touch of lace!!
The shells are heat embossed and lightly watercolored with reinkers and waterpen, then layered on designer papers embossed with embossing folders.
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Silly Shells
Accessories: heat embossing, reinkers, waterpen, embossing folders, Magnolia lace border die, Spellbinder lace rectangle die, seam binding ribbon, twine, Stampin Up clear button, foam tape

Monday, July 8, 2013

Friends of Speedy TV challenge - Monochromatic

The Friends of Speedy TV challenge this week is to make a monochromatic card, join us here for a chance to win a stamp set:
As I was thinking of options for my monochromatic card, I pulled out my pansies and my Mark's Finest Papers 'Be Wild & Free' set. Of course, pansies being purple, I immediately began pulling out all the purple stops: heat embossing and watercoloring the pansies with reinkers (glitter glue for the centers) then cutting them out and popping them up with foam tape. After finishing my purple creation, I noticed a pretty brown bow that came on a gift I'd received recently and I had beautiful pieces of text designer paper on my desk from a previous project. As I pulled together elements in kraft and chocolate, I realized I had to do a second monochromatic project and put the 'Be Wild and Free' set to good use. This zebra image is awesome, no masking was needed, I just kept stamping until I had a herd!!

I added the chocolate bow with a twine bow and rustic brown button on top, over a stamped zebra print border that's from the same set.
Pansy Card details:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Spring Flowers
Accessories: Cheery Lynn doily die, heat embossing, embossing folders, reinkers, waterpen, foam tape, seam binding ribbon, lavendar twine, jewel stickers, purple button.
Zebra Card details:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Be Wild & Free
Accessories: embossing folders, bow, twine, button, pearl stickers, My Favorite Things scalloped border die

Monday, July 1, 2013

Friends of Speedy TV challenge - 4th of July Card

The Friends of Speedy TV challenge this week is to make a 4th of July card, join us here for a chance to win a stamp set:
Now, when I heard that I was to make a 4th of July card, I embraced the challenge because I don't have any actual 4th of July sets. I do have the Mark's Finest Papers 'Buffalo Spring' stamp set, which has a wonderful 'Freedom' sentiment. I inked up a striped embossing folder with Cherry Cobbler and then ran it through the Big Shot, giving it a vintage look. I found a bit of sandable navy paper and embossed with a starry EF, then sanded to bring out the white. The star is a Sizzix Bigz die and I added a Stampin Up button and twine bow.
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Buffalo Spring
Accessories: Embossing folders, Sizzix star die, Stampin Up button, twine, foam tape, Spellbinder label dies, scallop border die
Have a great week!!