Sunday, May 24, 2015

City Tag

Hello Everybody!

I am so excited that school is almost out.  I am ready to sleep in and swim in the pool! :)

Over at Dragons Dream Tag It On, they are having a challenge based on using yellow and texture in your tag.  After seeing the DT's great artwork I wanted to play! :)

The city is a stencil from Crafters Workshop.  It has the shadow of the city which I used Ranger's Chrome Yellow and the outline I used Viva Ferro graphite-which is like modeling paste but looks like graphite.  It gives the city a raised edge (and texture).

I used Tim Holtz's sunshine stencil also with the chrome yellow.  I tried to use marigold orange for the roundness of the sun but it turn a bit more brown.  I guess mixing with the blue distress ink (tumbled glass and salty ocean).  So I didn't fight it anymore.  LOL  Don't look directly into the sun!  Before I did the sky I matched the stencil back over the sun and applied Wendi Vecchi's clear embossing paste to protect the yellow.  Once dry, I applied the blue distress inks.

This is a Tim Holtz saying.  I stamped it with Ranger's Manganese Blue.  The yellow is still chrome.  And I roughed up the edges and applied a little walnut ink distress.  I wanted to make sure I had texture! ;)

I am also submitting this to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Stencil It.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Until next time--keep on dreaming! :)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Birthday Cake

Hello Everybody!

May is just flying by!  And in May there are lots of birthdays.  For my family there is a special little girl that we just love.  Last year I made her a card that you can find here.  It was my first pop up card and she loved it.  It still sits on her chest of drawers a year later--Oh! that makes my heart so happy!

So this year the pressure was on to do another cool card!  Thankfully I have my Silhouette machine to help me out!  (Thanks hubby!)

I made this box:

The flower is from Oriental Trading.  And when you lift the lid...

Ta da....

It's a tealight cake from the Silhouette store.  I love this little cake!  I stamped the panel with a Stampin' Up stamp.  

Here's a close up of it.  It took lots of red line tape and many hours to create this little cake-but totally worth it when I saw my little friend's face light up.  :)

I am entering this cake card into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends....let's have our cake and eat it too! ;)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

New Sketch at Stick It Down

Hello Everybody!

The new sketch at Stick it Down has been posted.  I hope that you love it as much as I do!

I was in a gold mood when I created this layout.  The hexagons are so fun so I used a Heidi Swapp stencil and Viva Inka Gold.

I also used Tim Holtz's spray tool and a gold Krylon marker for the splats and I used the marker and a Heidi Swapp stencil for the hearts on the side. 

Here is the sketch.  Awesome, right!?

Stick it Down also has a card and double page sketches-so come on over and check them all out.  And we will be having a Design Team Call because our current term ends June 30th so be sure to keep your eyes out for that! :)

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my is in the air! :)

Friday, May 1, 2015

Scrap It Girl New Challenge!

Hello Everybody!

Get out your embroidery floss and sewing needles--it's time for the new challenge at Scrap It Girl!  This month the challenge is to have sewing on your project.  Be sure to check to the site to see the awesome prize that goes with this month's winner!

Here is my scrapbook layout:

I used my We R Memory Keepers sewing kit thing to make these 2 stitches at the top:

The buttons are faux--I just put embroidery thread through the buttons and then I glued those on.  But I am always happy when I can put buttons on a project. :)

Thank you for stopping by!  We can't wait to see what you make!

Until next time my friends...just so you are sew special! :)

House of Cards May Technique

Hello Everybody!

Is everyone else in a flurry like myself?  LOL!  So many things to do before the new month starts-and you can't stop time.  I tried ;)

There is a new challenge at House of Cards.  This month the challenge is to use the Bokeh technique.

Here is my card:

For me sometimes it's easier to see a technique on YouTube.  This is the video I used to create the Bokeh effect.  I liked the way she decorated the corner so I think I cased her card (subconsciously).  Thank you Diane! :)

The swirl is from my Silhouette machine (bought from the store) and the pink shape is a mover and shaker by Tim Holtz.  I used a Fiskar border bunch along the side.  

These are the colors I used for the background:

This is such a fun technique!  We can't wait to see what you make!  

Until next time my friends...yay for circle stencils! :)