Color Challenge Monday

Candice and I decided to use Red, White, and Blue for our challenge this Monday since July 4th is later this week.  I do not know if Candice will get her card done to post as she has been so busy lately.  But I knew you ladies just love to see what we come up with so I slaved over the table and created a fun, sparkly card for you.  Here is what I came up with for the big holiday at the end of the week!

Stamps: Independence Day Paper: Brilliant Blue, Real Red, white Ink: Brilliant Blue, Encore Silver, Real Red Accessories: Classic Stars wheel, wheel handle, large and small star punches, ticket corner punch, 3/4″ and 1″ square punches, ribbon (Michael’s), dimensionals

Let me know if you liked the card (if you didn’t you can let me know also).  Thanks for looking (TFL) and have a great day!

Sketch Saturday

There is a technique I ran across several months ago that I have been wanting to try. I decided that this weekend I would give it a shot. It is call Black and White Magic and you can see it on Karen’s blog. If you would like to see some of her gorgeous creations go to the beginning of her blog as that is where you will find most of them. Usually the card is done with black carstock, but Karen had also done some with other dark cardstocks. I decided to do mine with Night of Navy.

This technique has you stamp your image with white craft ink and heat set it. Afterwards you use Pure Color pencils (I did read a blog this morning where the lady used Prismacolor pencils dipped in odorless mineral spirits and it worked also) to color the image. After you have the image colored you then use a white gel pen to highlight the image. I had used Heartfelt greetings and only used the solid image and then went around all the leaves and flowers with the pen.

Since I had to do a sketch I went blurffing to find a sketch that I could use to do this technique. Jen at iheart2stamp had one that would work. I do have to say that I had to change the layout a little to make it work. Here is her sketch and my card.

Stamps: Heartfelt Greetings, So Many Sayings Paper: Garden Green, Night of Navy, Pretty in Pink, white Ink: Craft White Accessories: Garden Green Marker, Pure Color Pencils, white gel pen, silver & Night of Navy brads, dimensionals, sticky tapeSo, what do you think? Isn’t this the prettiest technique? I just love it and plan on using it again on my solid stamps for something different. Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Wednesday’s Design by Robbie

Julee had a great sketch for her MojoMonday this week. When I started the card I had every intention of making it a standard sized (4 1/4 x 5 1/2). Needless to say once I had finished the center focal piece I had to go to a bigger card and ended up with a 5 x 7.

I wanted the center image to be light and airy. With that in mind I chose the Stem Silhouettes set to use for the card. I had the card pieces completed and sitting on the card base but was not happy with the looks. Needless to say I kept adding and adding until this is what I ended up with. I didn’t realize how pink the card turned out. Not what I had imaged in my mind. 🙂

Stamps: Stem Silhouettes, Easy Elegance, French Script Paper: Regal Rose, Rose Red, So Saffron, white Ink: Regal Rose, Rose Red, So Saffron Accessories: Nestabilities oval and scallop circles, Regal Rose – Rose Red – Handsome Hunter markers, white lace, So Saffron brads, 1/2 in. circle punch, pink satin ribbon, color dusters, sticky tape, sponges, dimensionalsThanks for looking and have a great day!

Our Creative Corner Challenge

The ladies from several of the blogs I read have joined forces to create a new blog where they post weekly challenges. Each week one of the members chooses a color, sketch, accessories, etc. to use to create a card. They then all create a card following the guidelines and post it. They welcome rookies like me to join in the fun. This week you had to use at least 1 button and 1 brad. I thought this would be fun since I recently got some buttons and hadn’t used them yet.

I realized I hadn’t used my Prismacolor pencils lately and decided to use them to color the image. I have been using the Bold Brights family lately and chose to use those. I am also really liking my Perfect Plaids lately. It just says fun and relaxed to me, 2 good words for summer. I used it again to create my background. I also got some new stamps as I am a little tired of my flowers and decided to use one of them. I love the Fluffles the Cat series by Stampendous and chose this one to use. This card is soooooo cute!

Stamps: Grasshopper Fluffles (Stampendous), Perfect Plaids (retired) Paper: Bordering Blue, Green Galore, Only Orange, white, Yoyo Yellow Ink: Basic Black, Green Galore, Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow Accessories: Green – Orange – Yellow buttons, Green Galore – Only Orange – Yoyo Yellow brads, Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, blending stump, paper piercer, dimensionalsSo what do you think? Lots of missed items used to create this card today. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Color Challenge Monday

Today I wanted to use a color that I hardly ever use. So I pulled out the colors and guess which one I chose. Only Orange! I usually only reach for this color around Halloween or Fall. Needless to say I was a challenge for me to use this color in a card that did not center around the 2 holidays you usually use it for.

I had borrowed some Penny Black hedgehogs from my sister and this image jumped out at me. When I started thinking, it hit me that poppies are usually orange. So I took the idea and ran with it. I knew I would need to use some other colors with it so I went to the color combos website and chose Pink Passion and Green Galore to go with it. I played with the markers to try and get some shading. Still need to play with that to perfect it, but I like how the card turned out. Here is what I came up with.

Stamps: Poppy Fields (Penny Black), Sweet Shapes Paper: Basic Black, Green Galore, Only Orange, Pink Passion, white Ink: Only Orange Accessories: Gable Green – Green Galore – Only Orange – Pumpkin Pie – Pink Passion – Pixie Pink – Going Gray – Basic Black – Blush Blossom – Cameo Coral markers, black brads, ribbon, mini hole punchSo what do you think? Let me know how you think I did. Thanks for looking and have a great day!