Monday, May 30, 2016

To The City

Hello Everybody!

I was cruising through the Internet and found Frilly and Funkie have a very cool challenge.  It's called "Oh The Places You Will Go."  Now I love Dr. Seuss and this totally grabbed my attention.  For the challenge you can use airplanes or boats and have travel as the theme.

So I had this idea that popped in my head.  I always like to go to the city.  For me there is something very exciting about the hustle and bustle of what's going on.  There always seems to be statues and cool architecture.  So for my my project  I created a sunset on the City.

I used Tim Holtz's Distress Paints to create the sky background-chipped sapphire, salty ocean, spun sugar, picked raspberry, ripe persimmon, and mustard seed.  I also used mustard seed to color the light modeling paste (Liquitex).  I used a TH stencil for the sun rays.  I flicked picket fence on the darker sky.  

The city landscape was cut using my silhouette and black cardstock.  Then I painted Perfect Pearls Forever Violet and water on die cut.  This is done on a wooden plaque-5.1 x 7.25 inches (like the $1 or so kind)  :)

I pop dotted the city to give the city a little extra oomph.

This was a super fun challenge.  And there's still a little (and I mean little) time to join.  

I would like to submit this to:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...where will you go?

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Classy Birthday Card

Hello Everybody!

Tonight I'm sharing a card I made for my husband.  It's for 3 ladies at one of the offices that have birthdays close together.

For the background paper I used K & Company.  There is a stamp on the left that is from Tim Holtz and so are the roses.  I painted those with spun sugar.  I also used spun sugar with a stencil in the background (also Tim's).  The spiral clip is from Stampin' Up.  There is a flower rub-on on the right corner.  The image is from the Silhouette store.  I have been waiting to use this cut file-so I was very excited when this project came along.

I would like to submit this to the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...stay classy! :)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Wild Winston

Hello Everybody!

I am so excited to share my latest project with ya'll!  It was totally inspired by the Creative Carte Blanche challenge.  The challenge is to use the 3 W's: Wood, Word, and Wild (an interpretive element).

I have wood panels that you can craft it.  That's what I used for the base of this project.  The wooden oval is about 7 inches tall and 5 inches across.  I put gesso on it to prime it.

I used Wendy Vecchi's crackle texture paste and Tim Holtz's stripes stencil for the middle texture.  The I used a mixture of Golden paints to create the background.

In this picture you can see that crackle and the gold paint.  I started with the brown color and mixed red and brown and added that on top.  Then I used the two different golds.  I love the shimmer!

Here is the finished project:  Wild Winston.  This fella was the Law back in the day.  They named him Wild Winston-but it was an ironic name.  He wasn't very wild.  He broke up gambling rings, sent trouble makers a packin' and recovered many a stolen horses and cows.  He was mild mannered.  And he was a man of God.  Good ol' Wintson was a brave soul--his job was to keep the town safe.  And that's just what he did.  :)

Here is Wild Winston-the bravest in all of that part of the West.  The picture, metal oval circle (sticker), and the frame and Brave are all from Tim Holtz.  The handcuff, cross, and key charms are from Pepperlonely LLC.  The frame is a small cabinet frame from TH.  It's my first time using it with a found relative photo.  The oval sticker fit perfectly.  I used an embossing pen to make the gold embossing around the frame.  That was my first time using the pen-it's awesome.  :)

I would like to submit Wild Winston into these challenges also:

STAMPlorations: Mixed Media Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...have a great day! :)

Ferris Wheel Card

Hello Everybody!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far!  It's always wonderful when you can incorporate some crafty time!

My teammates and I have some wonderful mid-month inspiration for you at Creating with Stamps.  This month's challenge is Clean and Simple.  Here is my card:

The ferris wheel is from the Loads of Fun set made by Fun Stampers Journey.  I used Pink Passion Craft by stampin' up.  For the sentiment (same set) I used classic Orchid Opulence by SU.  The paper is also Orchid Opulence.  (A friend of mine gave me inks and matching papers-thank you!!)  And I used in for the background and Tim Holtz's Dot Fade stencil.  It was pretty boring just being white so the dots help add some interest.

On the ferris wheel I also used clear embossing powder to make it shiny.  Since I used the craft ink-it holds the powder just like versamark or distress ink.  This is always helpful when you don't have a certain color embossing powder!

Here you can see the shiny melted powder.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Make sure you stop by Creating With Stamps and see all of the inspiration.  Until next time my friends...Keep It Simple Sweetie! ;)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Dance Like Nobody's Watching

Hello Everybody!

I made this card for a friend of mine.  It's a birthday card-it seemed fun to be a little non-traditional.  This image is from Silhouette and it's one of my favorites right now.

I used a Heidi Swapp stencil and gold Texture Luxe from Faber-Castell.  It's a nice smooth paste.  The background paper is from DCWV and it was printed with the handwriting.  Then I used distress inks: gathered twigs, mowed lawn and dusty concord around the edges and on the words.  I also used black soot around the edges.  

I used stamps for the bottom-one is Inkadinkado and the other is Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I finished it with 3 Tim Holtz rhinestone hearts.

Here is the inside.  I did more than I usually do-LOL.  The sentiment is from Hot off the Press (I think.)  And the butterfly is from Tim Holtz.  The lace is from Great Impressions.  It's funny that now that I look at it-I should have stamped the other side with the lace.  Next time! :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping today!  And I hope you too will dance and sing like nobody's watching! :)

Friday, May 6, 2016

A Card for Mom

Hello Everybody!

I just put the finishing touches on a card from my mom for Mother's Day.  If I had just started a couple of days earlier I would be totally awesome.  But since I'm not-and I have to mail my card-I just decided I would embrace by tardiness.  It's possible my mom knows I'm going to be late anyway-LOL.  :)

So here's my card:

The background is from when I was making gelli prints.  If you want to check out that post go here.  Then I used a stencil (I don't know from who) and Wendy Vecchi's crackled texture paste.  

Once that dried I used glossy accents to glue on the flower (prima) and the center which is from Jolee's boutique (it's old lol).  The I stamped a few swirls-the small ones on both side are Heidi Grace and the one in the corner is way old from Stephanie Barnard.  The I glued some Tim Holtz hearts and mom stickers from Making Memories.

I'm really excited about it.  So time to get it ready for the mail.  But before I do, I need to submit this card into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time Happy Mother's Day! :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

CAS Thank You Card

Hello Everybody!

Tonight I finished a card inspired by the colors at Sunday Stamps.  Here is the inspiration board:

These colors are so pretty!  Color challenges are always challenging to me.  So here is my take on this challenge:

I used Stampin Up Inks-Groovy Guava for the pinky orange color, Bashful Blue for the circle color, and Vintage Violet for the sentiment.  The spotted stamp is from Stampin' Up and the sentiment is from Stampabilities.  The circles on the right side boarder was made with a Fiskars border bunch.

I am submitting this card into the challenge at Sunday Stamps (color challenge) and Inspiration Destination.  (anything goes).

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...stay clean and simple! ;)

Sunday, May 1, 2016

CAS Challenge

Hello Everybody!

A new month means a new challenge at Creative with Stamps!

We are so excited with the participation in our Butterflies Challenge.  Thank you to everyone who joined us.  It was an awesome treat to see your creations! :)

For my CAS card I used an older Stampin' Up Stamp and sentiment.

I stamped this sweet lady onto a die cut from Spellbinders.  The inks was SU too-brilliant blue.  I used Copics to color the sweet lady. I round the corners also.

So be sure you link up your CAS cards this month!  We can't wait to see what you make! :)  

I am entering this into the {Pin}spirational Challenge: image challenge.

Until next time my friends-please pass the sugar. :)

Shaker Card

Hello Everybody!

I hope April was a crafty month for ya'll.  It seemed very crafty for me!  I am hoping for lots of crafty time in May, also.  :)

Hopefully, ya'll will stop by House of Cards and see our new challenge which is to use acetate!  I have finally-FINALLY made a shaker card.  And I am sooo excited!

The shape is from Silhouette.  As a matter of fact they have the background, the frames, and the acetate part part included in one design.  Click here to see it.  And the silhouette cuts acetate!  You can click here to see how to do that.

So here is my card:

Here is a reflection off of the acetate.  The sequins can move around (they shake!).  But I left one of the frames off and I should have put it in.  I think they will move much better on the next one I make.  (There will be more!) :)

Here is a side view.  Under the glitter layer the frames are glued on top of each other.  So clever!

Be sure to check out my teammates for more inspiration!  

Cohenna | Donna | Dotty Jo | Em | Emily | Heather
Jane | Judy | Karen | Katarzyna Ewa * | Katy | Leslie* | Linda
Merethe |  Merlina | Michele | Paula* | Rocky | Rosi | Ruza
Shawna | Shirley* | Steph | Sue N. | Sue T. Susan* | Tina* | Toni

I would like to link this card up to:

Silhouette Challenges: Anything Goes with a Silhouette Machine.  shaker frame

We can't wait to see what you make!  Until next time my friends--I see clearly now! ;)