Monday, December 19, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
It's been a long time since I've posted on my blog - lazy or not feeling like I'm stamping that well perhaps. This book mark is an entry into Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge. We were to use a tag, a flower, and a ribbon. I do believe I accomplished that in this book mark. It was fun to make and it got me back on my blog. Yeah!!
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Today was sketch challenge day. I really loved this sketch. When walking my dogs this morning, it was kind of dark and rainy. I wanted to see if I could capture some of that emotion. I used a scalloped circle to help me with my cloudy sky. All of the blue in this card is not quite navy, by SU. I like how my rainy sky turned out.
I recently purchased this PSX stamp and even got it on sale. I think PSX stamps are so wonderful. They have lots of flowers and botanicals, unfortunately they are now out of business. You can find some on ebay. Anyway, I did my first card with this stamp in pinks, and wanted to try it in blues. I watercolored the image and paired it with some green dp. Fun!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
I posted this card on SCS and said that I did this just for me. I love doing the challenges, but sometimes it's fun to just do what we want to do. Of course, I think the challenges help to grow us and show us how to do things we wouldn't otherwise think of doing. I love watercoloring, and I love this image, so it just made sense that I paint this today.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
I did this card for Speedy the Cat's 67th challenge. I used the Pear and hollyhock set from Mark's Finest Papers. I also used some SU dp and some of the in colors. It's time to use that poppy parade and pear pizzazz before summer vanishes on us. We were to make a card any size other than the typical A2 card. I did a square card.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I was so excited about today's color challenge that I had to do another card. I watercolored my blue bird, and added a piece of Basic Grey dp to my card. I think I have only used this stamp once or twice before. I'd like to use it more and see what I can come up with.
Today's color challenge was to use the new blue from SU (pool something), wild wasabi, and chocolate chip. I substituted the blue with cool caribbean. I used prisma colored pencils with a little goo gone to blend. I embossed "with love." It's kind of a clean and simple card.
Monday, July 18, 2011
This card was made for the technique lover's challenge. It is called color blocking. I inked up a small square acrylic block with crumb cake, edging it with either artichoke or blue. You really can't tell so much now as I have embossed my paper. I also used a bit of the itty bitty bg to dot some more of the color. My work doesn't show too much. I later chose to use some ribbon to emphasize my brick wall, but it may have ended up losing it. I created the clematis flowers with an old flower punch from SU. It was a fun little project, and an easy technique.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
This is my first challenge card for Speedy's Friends. It is #64. I'm not sure if I'll do this all right. I am still new to blogs and don't do facebook, but am rather enjoying Mark's Finest blog and TV site called Speedy's Friends. I hope I said that all right. Anyway, it was fun doing this challenge. It's also fun to see what the other stampers have done with their colors and various stamp sets.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
I had a great time making this card. I was sort of losing motivation, or just not knowing what direction to go in. My friend told me to find some dp and some matching card stock, and then to use a poppy image. So that is what I did. I'm quite happy with how this card turned out. It is a Flourishes image, and I watercolored it. The dp is basic grey. The cardstock is all SU.
Friday, June 10, 2011
This was the first time I attempted the faux linen technique. It was fun, and I like how my card turned out. I ended up using some ruby red, which I seldom use so enjoyed that. You can find the directions and a tutorial on SCS by Beate. I made my own dp with SU's En Francais and Bella Toille. My sentiment is from Tim Holtz. The sanded image was a freesia by Heritage Farms, which unfortunately is now out of business. Try this technique. It will help spice up your stamping life. :>)
Thursday, June 9, 2011
This card was made on the same day as the Ways to Use it challenge. We were supposed to do some paper piercing. I really was just making a card with the blue and pink designer paper and wasn't all that much thinking about paper piercing. I will confess, that I loaded it up under the challenge so that others would see my card. My friend Pam and I joked about my card having layers just like ogres have layers. :>)
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
This was my last card for helping out with the CC design team in May. Now this is what a color challenge is truly about. I felt the other colors went together well. These colors today were delightful daffodil, rich razzleberry, and pacific point (blue). This really isn't far off from what pansies can look like, but I'm not use to this brightness. I feel my card looks gaudy. I wonder if that is what others see, or if some like this type of thing. Anyway, I thank Bettty for calling me to help the team.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
This was supposed to be a color challenge card, but it was seen that these colors were posted on the CC247 challenge. Before I knew that I created the card. My sunflowers are stamped in soft suede with a bit of black. I tore the edges and sponged with both colors, giving it a burnt or vintage look. I used a piece of dp and a decorative brad from SU.
Monday, May 9, 2011
I was purely experimenting today when stamping my hollyhocks image from Mark's Finest Papers. I used blushing bride to watercolor them, some dp with similar colors, and also did a bit of dry embossing. I used ribbon and made a sentiment using similar colors as well. I'm happy with the way it turned out.
This card was made for this week's color challenge. The colors were so saffron, certainly celery, and blushing bride. I watercolored the pansies in these colors and added some designer paper with similar colors. I used ribbon and the desert option of a floral button. Thanks for looking and enjoy all of the blooming that's going on. :>)
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Today's color challenge is number 321 with the colors of crumb cake, cherry cobbler, and black. I was asked to be a guest of the CC hostess for the month of May. I was and still am excited about it, as it is really one of my most favorite challenges.
I used a beautiful floral image from Flourishes; it is the Orchid set. I water colored it. I used some great dps from Basic Grey, and a bow out of seam binding ribbon. Very fun, and a nice color combination I think. Have a great day!! :>)
Monday, May 2, 2011
I started cleaning up my desk a bit today and found this image from Flourishes already colored. These are magnolias that I colored with copics. The designer papers are from Basic Grey. The solid colors are pretty in pink, pink pirouette, and early expresso all from SU. The lace is from Mark's Finest Papers. The corner punch was done with a SU punch, and the gem was from Hobby Lobby. It was nice to use some of the things that have been sitting on my desk.
I hope all of the mom's out there have a nice day. I only have my Shih tzus, which is mostly a joy. Being a mother is a full time job that never ends. God bless you all. :>)
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Today's card was made from the Inspiration 282 - Website, Wild Wings. This is the picture I used, http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1964706?&cat=12528. I watercolored it and did some sponging. I used a few sets from SU: Spring Song and Morning Soft. It was fun, but took me a little longer than I would have liked.