Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Rainbow Christmas

 Hello Everybody!

Happy December! Christmas is on it's way and I know I am very excited about that!

This month for the Rainbow Card Challenge we are all about Festive Rainbow! And this is a grand finale if you will.  This is our last challenge at the Rainbow Card Challenge.  It makes my heart sad, too.  Hey friend-"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened" -Dr. Seuss.  So true right!  

We have had some good times and beautiful colors to be inspired by.  Some were challenging colors like Sage and Mauve (for me). Thank you to everyone who has joined our challenges over the years.  Big Hugs friends!

Now here's my card:

Rainbow Christmas is a challenge for me too-LOL. I am so programmed with red and green. But I love how this card came out. The background is funky and there is a lot of Time Holtz. Tim inks and villianous potion distress with his smaller snowflake stencil are in the background.  I used glitter white cardstock for the snowy ground. The buildings are from the silhouette design store. Santa is from Die-Versions.  The sentiment is a sequin.  And the little trees, deer, wreath, and snowman are Sizzix Tim Holtz.

The deer is from tiny snowglobes. The snowman and wreath are from Christmas minis. Now let me tell you about the wreath.  It is actually the inside piece to the wreath you cut out. And the bow is trimmed along the "strings" that hang down and the bow part itself.  And then I used a whole punch to make it into a wreath. 

Make sure you stop by the Rainbow Card Challenge to see all of the beautiful inspiration there and to say good bye. :) 

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Until next time my friends have a wonderful holiday! 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Shaker Christmas Tag

 Hello Friends!

I did not manage my time well,  and I am entering this tag at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog at the very last minute! LOL   It was like one minute I was lounging around eating turkey and today it's like it's Christmas time--GO!  LOL. 

So here is my tag for their challenge Tag it.

Here are some details: I used Christmas minis-the gingerbread man and the circle die. That is a sizzix dome and I put Ranger mica flakes in there for a little shakety shake. I used an impresslet and cut the circle using the circle die from the Chirstmas minis and it all fit perfectly. I used foil cardstock for the red circle decoration. I used gold foil cardstock (both Tim Holtz-I love that paper!) for the for you which is a sizzix die from a tag die cut set.  

The green ribbon is from the dollar tree. And the paper is from Paper Pizzazz and is a bit old LOl. And I used a stampin up stamp circa 2004 for the to and from.

Thank you for stopping by! 

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Underwater Thank You

 Hello Everybody!

Last week a friend of mine brought me a coffee and I had to make her a thank you card. It was just one of those perfect act of kindness things :)

And since I used an octopus-I am submitting it into the challenge at the Funky Junky Boutique Challenge Blog: Living Things.

All of the things I used for this card is Tim Holtz except the card base and cardstock-LOL. I used distress spray and a blue mica spray for the background. I tried to capture the shiny down below. The "kelp" is from the garden greens die cut set, and I used Tim's Foil Cardstock. The coffee cup is from Festive Things. The octopus is from Under the Sea which I also used a pop dot. And the sentiment is from stampers anonymous..

Thank you for stopping by! :)

Monday, November 1, 2021

New November Color!

Hello Everybody!

November 1st means it's time for a new challenge at the Rainbow Card Challenge. This month we are all about the color Sage.  

This was a hard color for me. I think it is beautiful but not a color I use a lot. I was lucky that I had some paper in sage.  So here's my card:

I used clear embossing powder and a handwritten stamp from Stampin Up for the back panel. For the middle panel I used clear embossing paste with an older Tim Holtz stencil. The dragonfly is a Tim Holtz/Sizzix die. I just love this dragonfly! And the sentiment is a Queen and Company die cut. 

Be sure to check out the cards made by the team. They did a beautiful job using the color Sage.

Until next time my friends! :)


Saturday, October 23, 2021

Spooky Halloween Card

 Hello Friends!

I love this card so much-LOL. I made it for my cousin and mailed it today so it will be a couple of days before I put it on instagram/fb so she will see it hopefully after she gets it. 

And the reason I am posting it here now is to make sure I link up to the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Spooky/Halloween.

Everything on this card is Tim Holtz except the background. That is from a gelli print I did a few weeks ago. One day I sat down and made a lot of gelli prints using white cardstock, pages from a book, and scrapbook paper that I know I won't use anywhere. I had a blast!  

Starting in the left corner and going across-the web stamp was stamped using the new villianous potion distress ink and then embossed with the same color glaze. Wow is all I can say. It's a fantastic purple! 

I made the collage with the ephemera and die cut ghost and the paper doll. I used collage medium on all of that-after I put a rubon eye on the spooky card. Then I went in with distress crayon! I used peeled paint and the white to highlight around the different cards. Wow is all I can say.   Collage medium and distress crayons are like best friends LOL.

Up at the top right are more rub ons. One is from an older everyday set and the other two (about halloween) are from a 2013 halloween rub on set. Yikes-that's been around a while. That set has a black and white set of rub ons.  

Then I added a bat from the colorize pumpkins die cut.  Then I took black soot distress and went around the whole card to create a little shadow. 

Thank you for stopping by! Happy Halloween! :)

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Fall Thank You Cards

 Hello Everybody!

Tonight I finished two thank you cards that are fairly familiar.  I am trying to get better at making more while I have the supplies out.

Most of this is from Tim Holtz. The leaf die cuts and the foil cardstock-Tim. And the foil cardstock is just amazing! I used it for the gold background behind the inked panel. And then I cut the leaves from the metallic jewels paper pad.   I used 4 leaves for each card-which normally I am an odd number person but 3 wasn't enough but 4 was. 

I used black paint to give some definition to the edge of the gold part of the card. And the embossing folder is Anna Griffin I think.  I used a Stampers Anonymous stamp for the sentiment. This stamp set is one of my favorite sentiment sets. I love the handwriting. 

Here is the second card. However, I actually created this card first.   I tied some embossing floss around the leaves to bind them and then glue them onto the embossed panel  with collage medium.

I used distress inks and distress oxides on cardstock. Then I spritzed water on it. Then I ran it through my embossing machine. I felt that the pattern got lost in the distress ink. So I used a brayer and some gold paint and brayered gold onto the raised areas. I think I worked nicely.

I am entering these two cards into the challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique: Fall Gratitude.

Thank you for stopping by today!  :)

Sunday, October 10, 2021

An Uninvited Guest

 Hello Everybody!

I am all about some Halloween right now! I made this 6X6 Magnetic canvas.

The inspiration for this canvas was the skull.  I made it using a Finnabair mould.  It's the largest skull.  I painted it with tim holtz spiced marmalade distress paint. Then I sprayed it with the tarnished brass distress mica spray to see what would happen. LOL It stuck on there! and then I used some black paint to highlight and tone down the skull.

I used stencil THMM128 so it had both skulls and that cross design. The stencil came with a halloween stamp set that is Tim's/Stampers Anonymous from Joann's.  I used a Golden light modeling paste.

I sprayed the canvas with the distress mica stains-flickering candle, jack o lantern, bubbling caudron, and hocus pocus. I didn't use gesso. I sort of went back and forth on this because I usually do but I liked the linen texture showing through.

When the mail came my order from Simon Says Stamp was delivered-Woo Hoo! and in it I had ordered the transparencies and that is where the bat wings came from.  I used the black mica flakes from Tim also. I love them! and then I used black micro beads from recollections.  I also die cut a leaf branch from the sizzix/ Tim Garden Greens 661206. I used the same one like maybe 6 or 7 times and cut it out of black cardstock.

Oh and that cute little scared ghost is from the Frightful Things die cut. This die cut set is seriously one of my favorites for Halloween.  I used a spring from Hampton to make him 3-D.

I am entering this Halloween canvas into the following challenges:

Crafter's Castle: Anything Goes #46 Theme fall and fall holidays

Thank you for stopping by!