Thursday, February 20, 2020

Woodland Fox Birthday ~ CCMC600, PP478, CCS358




Good day stampers!  Today's card is for Sketch Challenge 600 at Create with Connie and Mary!  600 Challenges....can you believe that????  I think I've been playing along since the 200's.  That's a lot of challenges.  I combined my sketch along with the Woodland Critters challenge at The Paper Players.  I also used the colors from CAS Colours & Sketches to help me out with this weeks design team card.  
I reached for my Nature's Beauty set again this week and watercolored the little fox in Daffodil Delight and Grapefruit Grove.  I fussy cut him out and layered him on a stamped and sponged background.  
For the accents, I used some retired Pear Pizzazz seam binding ribbon, a strip of Daffodil delight gingham DSP, and some Linen Thread.
The sentiment is from Rustic Retreat and I stamped the Crumb Cake background panel with the Birch background stamp.  



Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!
Jenny


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Hello Gorgeous ~ HSS333


Hello there stampers!  Today's card is for Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge for February.  Our colors are Lovely Lipstick, Mint Macaron, and Gorgeous Grape.  My card is inspired by one I saw on Instagram made by Norine Borys.  
I started by using a sponge dauber dipped in Champane Mist ink paint and sponging over a basic pattern mask on white cardstock.  
I cut the leaf shapes from watercolor paper with my Tropical thinlits and Bouquet Bunch thinlits. I washed on some color with my aquapainter and ink pads.  
I stamped the sentiment from Accented Blooms in Versamark ink and embossed it with gold embossing powder. It's popped up on dimensioals. 
Everything is layered on a base of Mint Macaron.  



Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!
Jenny

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Romantic Silhouette ~ CCMC599


Hello Stampers!  Today's card is for Create with Create with Connie and Mary's new color challenge.  Valentine's is what comes to mind right a way when looking at these colors.  My Husband and I celebrated out 26th wedding anniversary yesterday so that's what I geared my card toward.  Our anniversary usually cancels out Valentine's day.  
I started by inking the man and woman image from Silhouette Scenes in Real Red and Flirty Flamingo.  I misted the stamp with a water bottle and stamped it on watercolor paper.  I really liked how it came out!  I matted it on a piece of Flirty Flamingo that I had cut out with the Stitched Rectangles die.  I matted that on a scrap of Real Red and then on top of some Silver Glimmer.  The whole thing was layered on a base of Basic Gray.  
I stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray on watercolor paper and then washed the whole thing in Real Red and Flirty Flamingo.  I added some rhinestones and popped the sentiment up on dimesionals.   
I spritzed the whole card with Champagne Shimmer spritz to give it extra sparkle too.
It all feels so dreamy and romantic!  





Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!
Jenny

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Spring Bunny ~ CCMC598, TicTacToe50



Hello Stampers!  Today's card is for Create with Connie and Mary's new sketch challenge.  
I chose to go with a springy creation using Nature"s Beauty and the flowers from Free as A Bird.  I think they make a nice combo, don't you?  I love how this stamp set can reflect different seasons just by changing up the colors.  I used Soft Seafoam and Seaside Spray along with Rococo Rose for the flowers.  I color the bunny with Smokey Slate and added in some Sahara Sand as well.
All of this is water-colored on watercolor paper.  
I grabbed a piece from my scrap stash for the background and when I added it to my Soft Seafoam card base I realized it was just a shade different from the Soft Seafoam.  When I grabbed from my stash, I thought it was Soft Seafoam.  Upon further investigation, I believe it's a retired color called Pistachio Pudding.  It was an In Color from several years ago.  I was pretty sure I had purged all retired colors from my stash, but this one escaped me.  Anyway, I think It makes a really nice, subtle contrast on the Soft Seafoam.  Sometimes accidents are happy.  
On a side note, I really loved Pistachio Pudding along with all the other In Colors that year.  Those were probably me favorite In Colors to date!  
I'd love to hear what your favorite In Color is or was!
I'm also playing along with Tic Tac Toe Challenge #50 using Die Cut, Spring, and Blue. 

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Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Nature's Beauty, Free As A Bird
Ink: Seaside Spray, Soft Seafoam, Rococo Rose, Smokey Slate, Sahara Sand, Stazon Black
Paper: Soft Seafoam (and Pistachio Pudding), Watercolor, Seaside Spray DSP
Accessories: Subtle EF, Silver Pearls, Stitched Shapes Die

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!
Jenny


Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Inspired By Black/White/Floral ~ HSS332, IB109


Hello stampers!  Today's card is for Hand Stamped Sentiments February Sketch Challenge.  I really loved this sketch! It was a fun one to put together!
I also used the inspiration photo from Inspired By 109.  I really like the white and black against the pop of pink.



Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Beautiful Day
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, and Granny Apple Green Blends markers, Memento Black
Paper: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Black, Gold Foil, and Go Wild DSP (retired)
Accessories: Gold EP, Gold sequin trim

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!
Jenny

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Blessed Wild Rose ~ CCMC597, SSC223, Fusion


Hello stampers!  Today's card is for Create with Connie and Mary's new color challenge.  Cherry Cobbler, Petal Pink, and Pool Party are the colors of the week. 
I'm also playing along with Sunday Stamps Challenge, using the same color palette and I also used the sketch from Fusion Challenge.  




here's a list of my supplies...
stamps: To a Wild Rose
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Petal Pink, Pool Party
Paper: White, Petal Pink, Gold Foil
Accessories: Gold EP, Pool Party sequins, Basket Weave EF

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Tri-Panel Tropical ~ CCMC596, IB107


Hello stampers!  Today's card is for Create with Connie and Mary Thursday sketch challenge.  This time it's a tri-panel sketch and our designers have come up with some awesome cards, so be sure to check out the post on Create with Connie and Mary.  I chose to incorporate the inspiration photo from Inspired By Challenge #107.  I was inspired by colors....they are so serene! I was also inspired by the simpleness of the photo, so I tried to keep my card pretty minimal....minimal for me anyway!




Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Tropical Chic
Ink: Balmy Blue, Soft Seafoam, Mint Macaron, Smokey Slate
Paper: Smokey Slate, Balmy Blue, Soft Seafoam, Mint Macaron, White
Accessories: Balmy Blue ribbon, Beautiful Boughs die

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!
Jenny



Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Frosty Winter Penguin ~ HSS331, CTS355, ATC176





Hello stampers!  Today's card is for Hand Stamped Sentiments January Inspiration Challenge....There's something magical about wintertime!
You can see that I was inspired by the picture in the upper right corner.  
I also found inspiration in CASE this sketch #355.  I'm also joining in with Addicted to CAS: Frosty.  I think my frosty snowflakes qualify for that!




Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Playful Penguins
Ink: Night of Navy, Craft White, Smokey Slate
Paper: Night of Navy, Vellum, White
Accessories: Snowfall Thinlit dies, Ice Stampin' glitter, silver sequins, Stitched Shapes dies

Thanks for taking peek and have a blessed day!
Jenny



Thursday, January 16, 2020

Lacy Poppy Parade Celebration ~ CCMC595, PP473, GDP223, WW254



Hello stampers!  Today's card is for Create with Connie and Mary's Thursday color challenge with colors taken right from the Peaceful Poppies Suite from the 2020 mini catalog.  
I chose to showcase Poppy Parade and let Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive take a back seat.  
I'm also sharing my card with The Paper Players Challenge #437 as they have almost the identical color scheme. I'm also sharing with a couple occasions challenges:  Global Design Project #223 and Watercooler Wednesday #254


For my card I stamped a floral image from Bloom and Grow in versamark ink on watercolor paper and embossed it with white EP.  I colored the image with my aquapainter and ink pads.  
I cut it out with the coordinating Budding Blooms die. 
I also cut a 4 1/4" x 2 3/4" white piece with the Stitched Lace die.  I backed it with the same size white piece.  I glued the top of the floral image to the bottom of the lace and then carefully cut away the bottom of the white lace so it would not show under the flowers.  
I stamped my Handwritten background stamp on the Poppy Parade card base in Poppy Parade ink and then embossed the sentiment from the Bloom and Grow set in white embossing powder.  I made sure to swipe it with my embossing buddy so the EP would only stick to the sentiment ink.


Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!
Jenny


Thursday, January 9, 2020

Bloom and Grow Poppy Case ~ CCMC594, CTC260


Hello stampers!  Today's card is for Create with Connie and Mary's sketch challenge #594.  I also used inspiration from Casing the Catty challenge #260 by casing the colors from the Peaceful Poppies suite.  I used Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, and Pool Party.  
I started by stamping a flower image from Bloom and Grow in Versamark ink onto watercolor paper and embossed it with shimmery black embossing powder.  I colored the image with my aquapainter and ink pads.  I paid homage to Dena Rekow by splatting my image by flicking the tip of my black stampin' write marker with the lid.  Just watch a few of her YouTube videos and you are bound to see the technique!  I like the look it adds!  
For the background elements I die cut my Flirty Flamingo panel with my stitched lace die, backed it with Whisper White, and then layered it on black.  I ran the Poppy Parade piece through the big shot with my Country Floral EF.  The whole thing is mounted on a black base.  The sentiment is from Well Said.

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Stamps: Bloom and Grow, Well Said
Ink: Versamark, Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Pool Party, Black
Paper: Watercolor, Black, Flirty Flamingo, Poppy Parade, White
Accessories: Shimmery Black EP, Country Floral EF, Stitched Lace Die

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!
Jenny

Monday, January 6, 2020

Sympathy Rose ~ CCMC330


Hello Stampers and welcome back to Hand Stamped Sentiments 2020!  We are kicking off the year with a pretty color challenge.  
My mind immediately went to flowers when I saw these colors and I've been itching to try the Christmas Rose in a non-Christmas way!  This was the perfect opportunity!  I made it a sympathy card because unfortunately I always need to have those on hand.  
I used my masks and Champagne Shimmer paint to create the elegant and subtle looking background.  The sentiment is from a retired set called Rose Wonder.  I've always loved the sentiments from that set.  I finished it off with some organza ribbon and pearls.  The card base is embossed with the basketweave EF. 



Thanks for taking a peek and I hope you'll join us over at HSS for this fun challenge!
Jenny