Thursday, August 31, 2017

One More Altenew Challenge Card

Hello, and welcome.  Today I am saying goodbye to August with one last card for the Altenew Inspiration Challenge this month.  The challenge inspiration is...
And here is my card:
I created another distress oxide ink panel, cut it down, and added it to a soft green A2 card.  I used my Clarity brush to add some blue distress ink along the edges of the card.  I added a thin gold strip along the border also.  

For the main image, I used Altenew's floral image from their One Of A Kind stamp set, along with the verse.  For coloring, Caron D'Ache Neocolor II watercolor crayons.  I cut this out with a My Favorite Things die, and added a die from Spellbinders along the upper right and lower left from gold card stock.  Foam tape to adheres it to the card for added dimension and interest.

I used my Cropodile to make gold embellishments from the same gold card stock.

Keeping it clean and simple tonight.  Thanks for visiting!



Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Magenta Card With Distress Oxide Inks

I had so much fun playing with my new distress oxide inks today!  I kept putting off purchasing them, but finally did it...and I am so glad I did.  I love, love, love them!  I churned out several background panels today during my play time.  Here is the first finished project.....
I used a Magenta stamp 040327-N, and embossed it onto one of my distress oxide background panels, then cut it out.  I layered it onto a blue card stock panel, on which I had stamped some script.

On a blue A2 card, I used gel medium to attach white tissue paper with tiny silver speckles in it.  To attach, I first wadded up the tissue, then opened it up and used gel medium to attach the tissue to the card front.  This created crevices and texture.  I used my Clarity brushes and distress inks to add colors to the tissue paper card front.  
Here is a close-up of the tissue paper and also the distress oxide stamped panel....
I colored the butterflies with Caran D'Ache neocolor II crayons.

I am adding my card to the Happy Little Stampers mixed media challenge, which is to use tissue paper on your creation.  

I hope you are enjoying these last couple of days of August.  Thanks for stopping by.



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Inpsirational Scripture Card

I love this scripture verse from Romans 8:28.  It's the perfect inspiration to send to a friend or loved one who needs a little encouragement.
For the verse, I used a stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs from their Scripture Collection 1 set.  I embossed it onto some vellum and attached it to the background.  

I created the background with the Anna Griffin Poppy embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  It's one of my favorites.  I inked the folder with Tim Holtz distress inks in pinks, oranges, and yellows/greens, then spritzed it ever so lightly, and pressed it together onto watercolor paper.  I have to admit, I did a little happy dance when I opened the folder!

I decided that the background really needed to show, so I chose to do the verse on vellum.  I refreined from embellishing any further, as the background is quite busy, and I didn't want to take away from it or the verse.  

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Word Art Wednesday  - Use scripture verse

The Flower Challenge - Background

Simon Says Stamp Work-It-Wednesday - What you're working on

Sunday Stamps Challenge  - Use colors
Thanks so much for stopping by.



Monday, August 21, 2017

A Simple Rose Card

Hello, and welcome!  Today I took another stab at a CAS card...
For me, this is difficult.  I like to add pretty embellishments, background interest, yadda, yadda.  It is difficult for me to leave so much space.  Having said that, I kind of like the look.
I started with an A2 top folded light gray card.  I stamped the rose (from my unmounted stash, so I don't know who it is.  I believe it may be Me and Carrie Lou), and wishing you well (Hero Arts from one of their old wood sets).  I colored the rose with Polychromos colored pencils.  I added one tiny embellishment...on one of the leaves, a sparkling crystal by Studio Katia.

I masked the rose, and added the green misty background with a Clarity brush and Tim Holtz distress ink.  The dotted borders along the left side are from an Impression-Obsession clear set (WP-31 Borders).  I added the dots with one of my Micron fine point Zentangle pens.

That's it.  Really clean, really simple (for me).   I am adding my card to these challenges:

AAA Cards Challenge - Masking

Casology Challenge - Prickly

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Flower

The Paper Players  - CAS coloring

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy your last few days of August!