Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sunset Beach Flamingo ~ CMCC60 & PP233

Hi!  It's Wednesday again which brings us a bright, new Colour Me challenge!  This week we have a playful combo of Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, and Daffodil Delight.  These are some REALLY fun colors!  I tend to struggle with more then two or three colors, so I love that this challenges me!  I decided I could combine the coral and yellow into a sunset and use the turquoise as water.  I figured it would be fun to throw the flamingo in there to tie in the melon color.  I'm very pleased with the way it turned out!  I also love that I was able to use the sketch from the Paper Players this week!  

I sponged and sponged and then sponged some more on this card. The sky, water and sun are masked and sponged, and the starburst framelit behind the sunset scene is also sponged around the edges.  Then I sponged on some Calypso Coral to the Irresistibly Yours DSP.  I love how soft and subtle the colors look, yet they are still fun.  The only things that didn't get the sponge treatment are the flamingo, flower, and sentiment.  

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Flamingo Lingo
Ink: Calypso Coral, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Calypso Coral, White, Irresistibly Yours DSP
Accessories: 1" circle punch, Circle Framelits, Starburst Framelits, Bitty Banner die, Standard hole punch, Petite Petals punch

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Let's Party Bunny ~ DS189

Hello!  I finally got a chance to play around with my {Cheerful Critters} set.  I used the sketch from the Deconstructed Sketch 189
Deconstructed Sketch 190

My proportions are slightly different, so I suppose you could say it's a loose interpretation of the sketch.  

I colored silver glimmer paper with my coral Blendabilites markers to come up with the peach colored sparkle paper.

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Cheerful Critters
Ink: Memento Black, Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral Blendabilities, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper: Lullaby, In-color & Park Lane DSP; White, Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral, Silver Glimmer

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Paul and Blue ~ CMCC59

Hello!  It's Colour Me time again!  This week we have the subtle color combo of  Pool Party, So Saffron and Real Red.  
I came up with the idea for this card while searching out Pinterest one night.  I was looking at images of the {Wood You Be Mine} lumberjack guy and related images of Paul Bunyan kept coming up.  I got to looking at them and I had a wonderful light bulb moment....I wonder if I could use the bull from{From the Herd} and mash these two stamp sets together into a Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox card?  I was thrilled when it worked out!!!!    

I fussy cut both Paul and Blue individually and strategically placed them together.

I haven't seen anyone else come up with anything like this yet, so I'm excited to have an original idea!!! 
 Here's a list of my supplies......

Stamps: Wood You Be Mine, From the Herd
Ink: Memento Black; Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Smokey Slate,Daffodil Delight, Skin Tone assortment Blendabilities; Pool Party
Paper: White, Real Red, Best Year Ever DSP, All Is Calm DSP
Accessories: Natural Trim

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wheely Sweet ~ CMCC58, RS152, & FM196

Good morning all!  It's time for Colour Me Card Challenge 58!  This week we've got striking duo of Cherry Cobbler and Pink Pirouette.  Perfect Valentine's Day colors!
Along with our challenge colors I also used the sketch from Retro Sketches 152 and I'm also entering into the Friday Mashup 196 which used pink and red and a love theme.  

I love to browse Pinterest for inspiration and a while back I pinned this photo of a pink bike.  I knew I wanted to use the inspiration in a card someday.  For some reason I had it in my head that the bike was polka that I actually see the inpiration photo it's obviously not.  
pretty bike
Anyhow, I used my gel pen to make the dots on the bike.  I also cut out a little basket from vellum, pieced it on and added some hearts punched from the Owl Builder punch.  
I used three different stamp sets to make this card.  The little bike is from a retired set called {Moving Forward}, the sentiment is from {Cycle Celebration}, and the polka dots in the background are from {Best Day Ever} from the new Sale-a-bration.  I thought the dots matched my not-so-perfect polka dots on the bike.

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And our guest designer for the month

Here's a list of my supplies.....

Stamps: Best Day Ever, Moving Forward, Cycle Celebration
Paper: White, Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Vellum
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Black, Smokey Slate, Versamark
Accessories: White EP, Pearls colored with Cherry Cobbler blendabilities, Occasions paper pierce pack, Owl Builder punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Three Heart punch, White gel pen

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Newsprint Tulips ~ CCMC341 & ColourQ279


I loved the sketch over at CCMC this week and was hoping to get time to play along, and the color challenge at ColourQ provided me the perfect opportunity to use my new {Love is Kindness} stamp.  I figured it was a match made in heaven since the challenge called for using newsprint! 

I went slightly vintage and added some Crumb Cake on the newsprint wrap as well as the {Dictionary} background and sponged edges.  I also sneaked in a little gold with the twine and sequins.

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Love is Kindness, Dictionary
Paper: Vanilla, Black
Ink: Memento Black, Crumb Cake, and Blendabilites (Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crumb Cake)
Accessories: Striped grosgrain ribbon, Gold bakers twine, Gold sequin trim, Pretty Print EF

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Sheltering Tree in Pink ~ CAS(E)109 & NAC128

I just love this stamp!  It's so beautiful, fun and versatile!  I made this card for CAS(E) this Sketch 109 & Nacho Average Challenge 128.

I've stated before that I'm not a real Clean and Simple kinda gal....and I suppose if you look at this card it's not really that clean and simple with all the extras. :) But, I liked the simplicity of the sketch and the fact that you could do just about anything you want with it.  I had had this tree scene in mind when I first looked at the sketch......and then I saw the color combo at NAC this morning.....I raced down to my craft space and cranked this one out in no time!  I love it when that happens.  It wasn't forced at all!  

I stamped the tree in Smokey Slate, the leaves in Pink Pirouette and added a few little leaves in Blushing Bride.  The little silver butterfly was added to cover up a smudge and that's how the bigger butterflies were added to the sky also!  I love to peruse Pinterest for inspiration and ideas (I mean, who doesn't!) and I came across a drawing of a tree that had sparkles all over in the branches.  I knew I wanted to incorporate that idea with this stamp set.  
For the side panel I used a strip of the new resist DSP from Sale-a-bration.  I sponged Blushing Bride on the bottom and graduated the color into Pink Pirouette.  I love how that turned out....very subtle.  I also added a little strip of brushed silver cardstock and some silver trim that I got at a craft store.
I'm totally in love with this card and how quick it came together!  

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Sheltering Tree
Paper: White, Brushed Silver, Irresistibly Yours DSP
Ink: Smokey Slate, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Silver trim, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Rhinestones

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Made My Day ~ FF57 & JAI249

Hello!  I made this card for Fab Friday 57 & Just Add Ink 249.  \

The colors were easy....I just used the fun DSP from the {Stacked with Love} paper stack.  I also used this awesome splatter print from {Best Year Ever} DSP available in the Sale-a-bration catalog.  Also, as you can see, I added in black as a neutral.  The sentiment comes from {Best Day Ever} also available in the SAB catalog.  I added a few embelishments with the cute little word bubble clip and a flower button.  I also added a little heart over the sentiment to tie the Real Red into the focal point.  This card was fun and fast to put together!

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Best Day Ever
Paper: Black, Best Year Ever & Stacked with Love DSP, White
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red
Accessories: Circle Framelits, Neutrals button, Hung Up Cute Clips, 1/4" black ribbon, Hexagon punch

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Under the Sea Blues ~ CMCC57

Hey there!  It's Wednesday again and that means it's time for another Colour Me Challenge!  This week we go monochromatic with Night of Navy.  

At first I was gonna go with a nautical theme, and pulled out my {Sea Street} set which was brand new. I was planning on using the anchor in some way.  I also knew that I wanted to try the Bokeh technique, too.  I've seen lots and lots of cards made using it and they are all so cool.  I'm in love with that blurry look.  As my bokeh in blue started to take shape I thought it resembled bubbles....hmmmm.  I decided to switch gears just a bit and go with an under the sea theme instead, so the octopus became the star of the show.  I pulled in some Baked Brown Sugar in the form of frayed burlap ribbon, which I think resembles sea grass, and a nautical knot with the linen thread.  A couple of fussy cut sea stars and a sprinkling of sequins complete my under the sea creation!

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Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Sea Street
Paper: White, Night of Navy, Maritime DSP
Ink: Night of Navy, Craft White, Versamark, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories: White embossing powder, Burlap ribbon, In-Color sequins, Linen Thread, Circle die cut, Sponge

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