Thursday, February 23, 2017

Special Reason CASE ~ CCMC 446

Hello Stampers!  It's Thursday and you know what that means, don't you?  Yes!  Create With Connie and Mary!  We've got the bright and vibrant color combo for you this week.
Now, I'm gonna be real honest right now.  I did not like these colors whatsoever and was having the toughest time finding some mojo...I'm pretty sure my mojo has up and left me.  I hope it decides to return sometime soon, but right now I'm in a slump.  I could not come up with one good idea or direction to go in concerning these colors.  So, I turned to Pinterest and found this card made by Danielle Bennenk. I totally case'd her creation. Normally I don't like to completely case someone else's creation, but I'm telling you I was desperate!  I did however use watercolor paper and created a watercolor background before I embossed it with the the hexagon embossing folder.  The more I worked on this card, the more the colors grew on me.  I can pretty much guarantee I won't be using this combo on my own again, but I liked the card when it was completed.  It's got a little bit of a rustic feel with the twine, colors and watercoloring.  
I hope you'll find time to join us at Create with Connie and Mary this week.  I'm interested to see what others come up with using this unique color trio. 

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Special Reason, Sunburst Sayings
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Emerald Envy, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: White, Rich Razzleberry, Watercolor
Accessories: metal rimmed pearls, regular pearls, bakers twine, Stylish Stems Framelits, Hexagon EF
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sugarplum Flower ~ HSS258

Hello stampers and welcome to another challenge for Hand Stamped Sentiments!  Isn't this a beautiful color combination? So soft and pretty!
I thought the flower set stylish stems would be perfect for this combo.
I hope you find time to play along!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thinking of you Peach ~ CCMC445, SIP86

Hello stampers!  Create with Connie and Mary has rolled around to another challenge.  This week we've got a nice sketch for you.  My fellow designers have come up with some real eye candy, so make sure you hop over to the blog and take a closer look!  
I chose to use the SIP#86 Color Challenge to help me out this week.  I sort of tweeked the colors a bit though.  I used a deeper yellow and a deeper teal.  Island Indigo really tends to photograph like a navy, but I assure you it really is Island Indigo, which is a deep teal in my eyes.
When the card was finished I felt like it really resembled our color challenge from last week at CCMC!

I used my favorite medium of watercolor to color in the flower.  It seemed a little plain when I was finished and thought it needed a little pizzazz, so I added a bit of black glitter to the center of the flower.  

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sea Scene Love ~ CCMC444, SIP85

Hello stampers and welcome to another week's challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!  I'm also entering my card in Stamp Ink Paper love challenge.  Although it isn't a lovey or valentine's theme, there are so many things that I love wrapped up in this one card.  I love a beachy, ocean scene.  I just got home from a week long cruise to the Bahamas so this is totally inspired by my trip.  The water in the Bahamas is a little more turquoise blue, but hey, I adapted for our color challenge!
One of my other loves on this card is the hardwood stamp.  I adore the rustic, ocean wood feel it adds.  I also love a good window scene.  The window thinlit provides such a nice frame for the ocean view.  Another of my faves....the brayered sky.  I love the graduated color it adds.   

I like to browse the catalog for layout inspiration and this card was inspired by the card in the bottom right picture on page 128.  I like this layout and will be using it again!

I started this card by stamping a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Crumb cake with the Hardwood stamp inked with Crumb Cake.  I sponged the sides of it as well.  Then I stamped the grass and birds from the new set {High Tide} on the bottom and top of the piece, inked again in Crumb Cake.  It's very subtle.  
Next I laid a 3" x 3 5/8" of Peekaboo Peach DSP over the Hardwood piece.  I took a strip of burlap ribbon and applied it across the center, then I secured the entire piece onto a Crumb Cake card base.  
For the window, I started with a piece of 2 1/2" x 3 1/4" of very vanilla cardstock.  I stamped the water from {High Tide} in Dapper Denim across the bottom.  I then inked up my brayer with Peekaboo Peach and ran it back and forth across the top to create the sky.  I stamped the sun in Peekaboo Peach as well, and then I partially inked the birds from {High Tide} in Crumb Cake and stamped them in the sky too.  
I adhered the window (cut from the Hearth and Home Thinilit from a scrap of Dapper Denim) with some Tombo glue.  
Lastly, inked up the sentiment with Peekaboo Peach and Dapper Denim markers and stamped it on a 1 5/8" x 2" piece of very vanilla.  I used the ticket corner punch to notch out the corners.  I stamped one little seabird in the corner with Crumb Cake ink before adhering the the bottom corner of my card.
Stamps: High Tide, Hardwood
Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim and Peekaboo Peach DSP
Accessories: Ticket corner punch, Hearth and Home thinlit, burlap ribbon

We hope you can join us for this weeks challenge at CCMC!  
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Pretty Texture ~ HSS257

Hey stampers!  Hand Stamped Sentiments has another inspiration challenge for you!  
My card was originally inspired by the middle left picture and was supposed to have more shades of bright green, but it quickly morphed into something totally different.  It's spring-y non-the-less.  

I'm so pleased with all the texture on this card!  I think its so fun!  I hope you'll find time to play along with us all at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: teeny tiny wishes
Ink: pink pirouette, soft sky, pear pizzazz, Chocolate Chip
Paper: soft sky, crumb cake, white
Accessories: falling petals EF, beautiful branches thinlits, pearls, pretty in pink ribbon, white EP, tiny punch trio

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!