Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Glittery Brilliance - PDCC137

Today's card is for The Play Date Cafe Challenge 137.  The colors are black & white with a splash of  blue.
 Here's what I came up with....I was totally inspired by the silver flower in the inspiration photo.  I started out by cutting three flowers (two big and one small) out of my Blossom Party die in Brilliant Blue cardstock.  I sponged black ink on the edges of all three flowers.  Next I added a touch of glue on the tips of the flowers and sprinkled them with silver glitter.  I finished the flower off with an antique silver glitter brad from Making Memories. 

I used Black Satin ribbon with a layer of braided silver cord to offset the pretty brocade looking patterened paper. 
Here's a complete list of all the supplies.....
Stamps: none
Paper: Black, White, Brilliant Blue, Recolections patterened paper
Ink: Black
Accessories: Blossom Party die, Antiqued Silver Glitter brad, Black Satin ribbon, Silver braided cord, Silver glitter
Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sweet Scoops - MOJO247

This card is for Mojo Monday 247
 My niece turns 12 on Wednesday, so this one is for her!  I wanted to use the sweet scoops stamp set and what goes better than chocolate and mint?  That is the inspiration for the color combo....and what about that sweet little cherry on top?  I used a glue pen and glitter to make it stand out and sparkle!

Here's a list of supplies I used on this card......
Stamps: Sweet Scoops
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Real Red, White, retired DP
Ink: Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Dot EF, Circles #2 die, Scallop circle nestabilites, Red glitter, Dotted Scallop border punch, polka-dot ribbon
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fresh Friday Flower - FMS40 & FM63

This card is for Freshly Made Sketches 40 & The Friday Mashup 63.

The Friday Mashup calls for using Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, & Pool Party and paper piecing.  I chose not to do the paper piecing part because I wanted to focus on watercoloring the challenge colors on the flower. 

I used a my pool party marker on watercolor paper and blended the ink with my blender pen.  I used my rich razzleberry marker at the ends of the flower and blended it down into the pool party.  I love the effect it gives!  And, just like the sample flower, I made the center yellow.  I fussy cut the flower and spayed it with champagne shimmer mist.

I chose to not add any leaves or stems with this flower because I wanted it to be the star of the show. 
Here's a list of supplies I used.....
Stamps: Fabulous Florets
Paper: Pool Party CS & DP, Rich Razzleberry, Vanilla, Watercolor paper
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Black Stazon
Accessories: Labels die, Large Oval die, Framelits Labels die, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding ribbon, Champagne Shimmer mist, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Basic Rhinestones
Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, June 18, 2012

American Made - JUGS141

Just Us Girls' Challenge 141 is a red, white and blue color challenge. 
 I've seen these 3-D stars around different places and always wondered how they were made.  While browsing Pinterest the other day I stumbled upon a tutorial on how do make them and boy is it simple!  I got this idea to make a flag card, and then I saw the JUGS challenge.  What a perfect match!  I love it when things work out like that!

Because this card is so simple and has little for embelishments, I embossed the blue square in a big polka-dot EF and the red strips in the Square Lattice EF.  With the 3-D star, this adds texture and visual interest.  I added a sentiment from Close To My Heart.

Stamps: You're a Star (CTMH)
Paper: Night of Navy, Real Red, White
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Stars #2 Die, Polka-dot & Square Lattice EF
Thanks for taking a peek!

Pool Party Posies - JAI122

Today's card is for Just Add Ink 122 where the instructions were to CASE Delys Cram.  Here is the card I chose to case....
I love the clean and simple design, with the added texture of the white on white border punch.  I changed my card up a little by adding a border around the main panel in the coordinating Pool Party color.  This was a quick and simple card to put together, but it still packs alot of punch with the texture, color and bling!

Here's a list of supplies I used.....
Stamps: Just Believe
Paper: White, Pool Party
Ink: Pool Party
Accessories: Lace Ribbon border punch, Three Flower punch, Basic Rhinestones
Thanks for taking a peek!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Daisy Flower Trellis - CS95

Today's card is for CASE Study Challenge 95.  The wonderful muse we are to find inspiration from is Joy Taylor and here is her CASE Study card.....

I used my Daisies die, which I absolutely love.  The Gerbera Daisy is my favorite all time flower.  A couple of days ago I posted a card that I made for a peacock challenge using these same colors.  I enjoyed the combination so much, that I figured I'd use them again with this card.  I've had this piece of Tempting Torquoise DP for ages and ages and finally used the last little bit on this project.  I think the paper is from 2007 or something....maybe it goes even farther back than that!  I love the polka-dots though and am thrilled to see the new polka-dot designer paper pack in the new SU catalog!  I thought this border punch from EK Success mimiced a trellis, and liked how it fit in with the CASE.  I added a little sparkle by randomly placing rhinestones on the face of the card.

Here's a list of supplies I used on this project....
Stamps: On Your Birthday
Paper: Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, White, Lucky Limeade & Tempting Torquoise (retired) DP
Ink: Island Indigo
Accessories: Daisies die, Build a Blossom punch (leaves), In color brad, rhinestones, EK Success border punch
Thanks for taking a peek!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Birthday Richness - CCMC206 & MOJO245

Another dual challenge upload for me today!  This one is for Create With Connie and Mary Color Challenge 206 & Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 245.

2012 Create Challenges-022
I am so pleased with the way this turned out!  The colors look so rich together.  I used my stamp pads and blender pen to color the flowers with Cherry Cobbler and the leaves Island Indigo.  I used Crumb Cake and outlined the whole image.  I chose to use black as my neutral and I love the way it adds a sophistication to the whole look.  The backround designer paper is from a retired pack called Bella Bleu. 

Here's a list of supplies I used.....
Stamp: Apothecary Art
Paper: Black, Bella Bleu DP, Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Watercolor paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Stazon Black
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Black stripped ribbon, Floral Fusion die, Latte button, Corner Rounder punch, Framelits Labels die
Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, June 15, 2012

For the Birds - SSSC160 & HSSTC122

Hi everyone!  What a beautiful day here in Northeast Montana!  It's the kind of day that makes you want to take a long walk and sing.....Gorgeous!  Enough about that, let's get down to business.  This card comes by the way of Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 160 & Hand Stamped Sentiments Theme Challenge 122. 

I flipped the sketch on it's side and used the bird/peacock theme.  I've had this peacock feather embossing folder for a few months now (it came in a pack I  bought) and havn't had a chance to use it.  I was glad to finally break it out!  I tried to stick with peacock-ish colors, but added in some Rich Razzleberry, just because I like the way these colors look together. I see in the (crooked) photo, my ribbon looks crooked, which it isn't in real life.  That bums me out.  I think I may need to work on my photo skills.....

 Apperently I have a thing for combining challenges....it must stem from my compultion to be a multitasker.  I've always felt if I can do more than one thing at a time, I'm really accomplishing something, which may not always be the truth, but a least I feel like it!  When I look back at my older posts, there are not very many that are for only one challenge.  And, I really get excited when I can combine three challenges.......is this a sickness?  I wonder.......haha!
Here's a list of the supplies I used for this card....
Stamps: Birds (Inkadinkadoo), Pun Fun
Paper: Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade DP, White
Ink: Indigo, Razzleberry, Limeade
Accessories: Provocraft peacock EF, Everyday Enchantment brad, Razzleberry Polkadot ribbon
Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Am I Blue? - RS15 & CQC141

This pretty little blue number is for Retro Sketches 15 & Colour Q 141

 I've actually had this main panel flower laying around my desk for quite a while now.  I made it to try out the layered marker techniqe.  After I was done coloring this little gem, I accidentaly dropped my polka dot backround stamp on it, so I just went with it and added more dots.  I hated to scrap this piece after going to all the trouble of coloring the image.  The color palette from the Colour Q was the perfect match for this image, so I went with it. I really had to search to find a piece of Brocade Blue....I think this was my very last piece.  It's such a pleasent color, isn't it?  I loved this sketch from Retro Sketches this week, but flipped it on it's side to accomodate my image. 
Here's a list of supplies I used......
Stamps: Simply Soft, Polkadot & Paisley, On Your Birthday, Polkadot backround
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, White gel pen, Stazon Black
Accessories: Subltes button, Subtles brads, lime rik-rak, top note die, navy satin ribbon, square lattice EF
Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Red, White, and Blue Birthday

PPA136 June 7
  It's just a sweet and simple little card where the colors do all the work.  They sure do pop together!  I imagine this would be nice for someone who has a July birthday. 

I added some glitter to the hearts just because I like sparkle.  There is not much else to say about this card...super simple.
Here's a list of the supplies I used....
Stamps: So Happy For You
Paper: Real Red, Night of Navy, White
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Dotted Scallop ribbon punch, Mistletoe ribbon originals, Stripe EF, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Circle punches.
Thanks for taking a peek!

Happy Birthday Pop-up

I wanted to try out the birthday cake pop-up I saw on Leanne Greff's blog.  She has a great tutorial, so hop on over and check it out!  It turned out so cute, and what a neat surprise when you open the card!  I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for the front of my card and incorporated the colors from The Paper Player color challenge.  I added some silver sparkle paper to jazz things up a bit.....all of it coming from my scrap pile.  I love it when that works out!  This card was so much fun to make and I will definately be making more!
Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Word Play, Curly Cute
Paper: Basic Gray, White, Melon Mambo DP, Lucky Limeade DP, Basic Gray DP, Silver sparkle paper.
Ink: Lucky Limeade & Melon Mambo markers
Accessories: 1/8" satin ribbon, Nestabilites die, regular office punch, Scallop Trim border punch
Thanks for taking a peek!