Three.. Three.. Three Challenges in One

Yep, you read right. I combined 3 challenges into 1 card. It was really easy to do. I started with the sketch from All That Scraps. I then used the colors from k werner design and when I chose my patterned paper I chose one that had stripes for the Splitcoast’s Ways To Use It stripe challenge.

Sometimes when I do a color challenge I pull out my catalog and look through at the stamps I have and many times the set to use just seems to jump off the page at me. Since I have been doing a lot of flower cards lately and wanted to do something different I flipped through my catalog to see what would grab me. When I thought about the colors More Mustard, Really Rust, Kiwi Kiss, and white from the color challenge they just seemed to fit with my Wanted set.

I wanted to add some color to the background so I pulled my Boho Backgrounds out and stamped it using Really Rust. For the zig zag piece it seemed to get lost on the page so I decided to sponge on some Kiwi Kiss and stamp the little star medallion across the top. It helped to highlight this element. I used the Rock-n-Roll method on the horse so it would show up better on the white. The rest seemed to fall into place. Here is the sketch and my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Boho Backgrounds, Wanted, Best Yet Paper: Kiwi Kiss, white, More Mustard PP (Patterns Pack), Rust PP (Lasting Impressions) Ink: Kiwi Kiss, More Mustard, Really Rust Accessories: Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), small star and 1″ circle punches, mustard hemp (Michael’s), Linen Thread, Embossed Zig Zag punch (Martha Stewart), sponge dauber, sticky tape, dimensionals
I hope everyone has some plans for today. I will spend time in my craft room and sewing room. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Six Chicks Sketch Challenge

Good Afternoon! I played some more yesterday and actually made 2 cards. The card I am showing you today fits into 2 challenges. I used the sketch from Limelight Papercrafts and the Splitcoast Ways To Use It #206 stripe challenge. I used a vellum envelope I have had for a few years on the front and made a little card to go inside. This was a fun card to make and my inspiration started with the flowers. I went from there and matched my colors.

When I had all my elements ready and laid them on the card, the card needed something at it was too plain. I pulled out my swirls set and embossed them with my Ancient Gold embossing powder. It was just the touch I needed. Here is the sketch and my card.

card with envelope open
inside of card

Stamps: Small Letter Set (JustRite), Curls & Swirls (TAC) Paper: Close to Cocoa, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla, Anna Griffin AG 204 & 286 (Michael’s) Ink: So Saffron Craft Accessories: Glitter Flowers (Heidi Grace), Stuffed Ups Adhesive Envelopes (Sticko), ribbon (JoAnn’s), sponge dauber, sticky tape, dimensionals
Hope you have a great afternoon! Thanks for looking!

Thank Heaven it’s Friday

Happy Friday everyone! I bet you are glad the weekend is here. I hope you have some fun plans.

On my post yesterday I let you know that I had 2 more cards to share with you. Here are the last 2 cards from my daughter’s collection. I had lots of fun making these cards. I began by picking a bunch of cardstock and then finding patterned paper to go with them. From there I chose the stamps I wanted to use with each card individually. Then it was just a matter of using a variety of layouts. I think the insides were the most challenging in trying to use a variety of layouts. Hopefully I have been able to mix them up. Let me know what you think of the collection.

First Card

inside of card

Stamps: Delight in Life Paper: Confetti White, blue, patterned paper (DCWV – Spring Collection) Ink: Palette Noir Black, Tempting Turquoise Accessories: ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), Rose Red – So Saffron markers, aqua painter, Zots, dimensionals

Second Card – on this card I colored the stems with Always Artichoke, the blooms with So Saffron and then used the Elegant Eggplant marker to randomly add color to the blooms. The back white layer has the stamp inked with Always Artichoke and then used second generation stamping to add some interest.

inside of card

Stamps: Wild Fairy Lily (Hero Arts) Paper: purple (can’t remember), white, Sage Scroll (Sandy Lion Designs) Accessories: Always Artichoke – Elegant Eggplant – So Saffron markers, ribbon (PinkHedgehog), sponge dauber, sticky tape, dimensionals
Hope you enjoyed looking at my cards. Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

More Rosey Kiwis Challenge

Yesterday I hinted that Candice and I had tried some new techniques and that I had used my end product to create a card. We actually tried 2 techniques. The card in today’s post uses 1 of them (the other will come later as I need to pick up some supplies to finish it).

One of the techniques we tried was called Foxy Oxi and uses Oxi Clean (a product you add to your wash). I had picked up the Oxi Clean several weeks ago when it was on sale at Target. I had used it in my wash and when I read the directions I thought it would be fun to give it a try. Candice’s sample turned out different from mine. The neat fact about this technique is that the process continues to work for quite a while so your background changes constantly until the process is completed.

I wanted to use the ColorChallenge on Splitcoast this week so we choose to do the background using Kiwi Kiss. The flowers used More Mustard and Rose Red and the Rock – n – Roll technique. This card was a lot of fun and I am planning on using the card and technique in my workshop next month. Here is my creation.

inside the card

Stamps: Best Yet (Hostess), Eastern Blooms, Office Accoutrements, Weathered Background Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Shimmery White Ink: Kiwi Kiss, More Mustard, Rose Red Accessories: Oxi Clean, ribbon, Always Artichoke & Old Olive markers, water spray bottle, dimensionals
Isn’t this card just too cute? Will you be joining me for my March workshop? Let me know. Thanks for looking and have a great afternoon!

Happy Thursday!

Only one more day till the weekend! Do any of you have any big plans for the weekend? I don’t, just spending some time doing my crafts.

I have some more of my daughter’s cards for you. Hope you are not getting tired of them. I am almost done with sharing them with you. Here are 2 more of the cards.
First Card

inside of card

Stamps: Curls & Swirls (TAC) Paper: purple (package I bought in California when visiting my daughter), Patterned Paper (bought at stamp store in Fredericksburg) Ink: So Saffron Craft Accessories: Ranger Ancient Gold Embossing Powder, ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Gold Gemstones (Hero Arts), crystal effect, sticky tape, dimensionals
Second Card

inside of card

Stamps: Happy Spring (Great Impressions), Row of Perky Flowers (Hero Arts) Paper: green (bought in California while visiting my daughter), white, Green w/ Circles (Hot Off The Press) Ink: Palette Noir Black Accessories: ribbon, Gold – Lavender – Lemon – Melon – Olive – Orange – Pink – Red – Sky Blue Spica microflake pens, Silver Gray Marvy marker, Stardust Gelly Roll pen, sticky tape, dimensionals
Well I have 2 more cards to show you tomorrow and that will be the end of my daughter’s collection. Thanks for sticking with me through all these cards. Have a great day!