Saturday, October 21, 2017

Just Horsin' Around

One of my granddaughters is so horse crazy ! so I make her horse themed cards.  Hopefully she will like this one too. (I think that as long as it has a horse on it, I can't lose!)
I started with a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 printer paper (designer printer paper?) that was sky and beach. I cut it 4 x 5 1/4 using the sky part as my backdrop for the scene.  With the MFT sketch as my guide, I created the scene with grass (MFT Ice Cycles), fence (MFT), clouds (Memory Box). I stamped and colored the horse (Inkadinkado) then free hand cut it out.  I made a spring wobble to put behind it so it has some action.
Here is the sketch I used:
Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - anything
MFT - sketch challenge
Crop Stop - anything
Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids - anything
Scrapy Land - anything


Friday, October 20, 2017

Retro Digital Stamp

My sister and I have an unspoken rule for birthday cards to each other - they must NOT be serious.
I never go crude or suggestive because that isn't funny to me.  Just a little fun and humor. This is the one for this year.
Using Tim Holz Distress Oxide inks (yes, again!), I framed the digital image (Retro Tlc Creations).  I hand lettered "really" and cut it out with the Silhouette.  The bottom sentiment I did with my publisher program and cut it out with a Spellbinder Tag.
For the inside I stamped a sentiment by Whimsy Stamps that reads, " Age is just a number and yours is really high!"  In this set there are two straight line stamps so I used those under the digital image on the front.  I wasn't liking that blank space. I should have cut it off but these lines did the trick. 

 Challenges:
MFT Color Challenge
Simon Wednesday - photo inspiration
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Crop Stop - anything
Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids - anything

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Loving the Autumn Leaves

Here is the tag I made for a granddaughter's birthday present.
Once again I used the Autumn leaves stencil by Stamploration, sponging with Tim Holz Distress Oxide inks.  I used the same inks (Honey, Citron, Raspberry) to rub onto a scrap piece of paper then cut out the leaves from that piece.  The large leaf is Spellbinders.  The three smaller maple leaves are Impression Obsession.  Letters for the name are stickers. I wanted to use gold letters but all the "A's" were gone.  Oh, well, at least this way her name stands out!

Challenges:
Dies R Us - leaves
Simon Wednesday - Photo inspiration
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Words 2 Craft By - Autumn
Joy Clair - anything
Crop Stop - anything
7 Kids - anything
Stamploration - Tags

Stamploration Never ending - anything goes
Scrapyland - anything

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Using A Stencil For Backgrounds

Oh my goodness!  I just used a stencil for the first time and how much fun is that?!
This stencil is by Stamplorations and even though I have had it a year, I have never used it, never thought I could pull off a great look.  But by using some Oxide distress inks, it was a snap and do I ever love the results.
Such an easy way to make a lovely CAS card.  Sorry if I seem to be bragging.  I'm not - just blown away at how fun and easy this was to create something beautiful.

The sentiment is also Stamploration.  I added a copper colored leaf brad just for the fun of it and I thought it needed a piece of interest.
The Oxide Distress inks I used are Twisted Citron, Wild Honey, and Picked Raspberry.  When that bright pink is combined with the yellow Wild Honey, it makes the prettiest orange.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges:
Joy Clair WCMD - building backgrounds
Joy Clair - anything goes
7 Kids - anything from the store (Tim Holtz Distress Oxides)
Deep Oceans - Autumn colors
Simon Wednesday - thinking of you
Stamploration - never ending challenge

Friday, October 13, 2017

More Of The Same

More 4 x 4's and more oxides.  Once I get going on a style, technique, or product, I tend to play with that for a few days in a row.  So with the Distress Oxides still out and a taste of making a 4 x 4 card instead of an A2, I made a few more.  Here is one of those. 

The image is by Power Poppy - Prairie Bouquet Digital Stamp, sentiment - Rose and Chamomile
The Distress Oxides used: Wild Honey, Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry

Challenges:
Power Poppy - think small
Deep Oceans - Autumn colors
Joy Clair - anything
Words 2 Craft By - Autumn
Stamploration CAS - Orange optional

Simon Says Wednesday - thinking of you
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Joy Clair CAS

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Another 4 x 4

Making the one 4 x 4 the other day wet my appetite for making more.  Here is one I made with a Power Poppy Digital stamp Rose and Chamomile.  The sentiment is from the Prairie Bouquet set.
I love how this turned out.
After coloring the image with Copics and Prisma pencils, I cut it out with a Spellbinders Label Three die.  The little leaves in the corner are made with an Elizabeth Crafts die from the Rose 3 set.  The pink "pearl" is a melted Pearler Bead.  I'm getting low on those.  It is time to "borrow" and melt a few beads from the grandchildren's stash to build up my supply.

Challenges:
Time Out - friendship and pink
Power Poppy - think small
Joy Clair WCMD - card for a friend
Joy Clair - anything
Scrapyland - anything 
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Simon Wednesday - thinking of you 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Love Rainbows

Don't you love to see rainbows?  I have taken of them but seeing the real thing is always better.
One of the challenges at Joy Clair is RAINBOW. 
I took that literal and colored up this cut digital stamp by PaperMakers. 

Almost all the cards I make are A2 but for the fun of it I made this one 4 x 4.  For the base I used Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink and then sponged on SU Not Quite Navy on the edges.  Of course I spritz it, hoping to give the effect of rain splatters.
The rainbow is colored with Copics.  Image and the orange background piece are cut out with Die-namic Circle Stax dies.

Challenges:
Joy Clair WCMD challenge - rainbow
Stamploration CAS
Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids - anything
CardzTV - anything