Monday, July 24, 2017

Away We Go


Hello! Thanks for dropping by!  Summertime is a great time to take a Hot Air Balloon ride especially over a lake.  I created this scene with image stamps from Repeat Impressions and a sentiment stamp from Gina K.  After stamping the Balloon and Scene on White CS,  I colored with Distress Oxide Inks using a water brush and stamped the sentiment with Oxide ink.  Love the finished project. 
Oxide inks used: Broken China, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber.
Challenge:
Just Add Ink: Inspiration Challenge #369.  I immediately thought of RI stamps to use when I saw this challenge and made a very literal take on the photo.
Artistic Impressions: Challenge #184 Anything Goes


Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Fabulous Flowers

Hello! This will be my third post today. I am having too much fun playing with Oxide inks.  I started this card by sponging a White CS panel with Iced Spruce ink...love this color. (Actually did that a few days ago when I received my very first Oxide ink).  I did a bit of Dry Embossing beneath the sentiment that I stamped with Worn Lipstick and embossed with Clear EP. I layer stamped 3 flowers using Technique Tuesday Two Stampin' set with Oxide Fire Brick and Worn Lipstick inks.  I used a water brush to fill in the color. The leaves were stamped with Peeled Paint (DOI)  and Forest Moss(DI).  I fussy cut the flowers and leaves and attached to the background with foam tape.  I picked up the pink color in the flowers for the card base to finish.  I consider this a CAS card since the only thing that took time was the fussy cuts.  All stamps are from the same set. 

Challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge: Layered Florals-I used layered stamping as well as layered my cut flowers.
Stamp Ink  Paper: Challenge #108 Fabulous Flowers


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Serving Watermelon


Welcome to my blog!  The inspiration for this card came from photo and sketch challenges shown below.  I made the background layer with White CS and Distress Oxide Inks.  I attached strips of paper from my scraps and stamped the sentiment from Repeat Impressions.  I stamped the RI Watermelon stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Distress and Distress Oxide Inks.  Added glossy accents to the seeds.  Fussy cut the melon and popped up on the card with foam.  Just for fun I was going to add some ants but my DH said that ants might make people shudder so I used a friendly ladybug stamp instead.  Used a Black card base to finish.  Colors of Oxide Ink used: Peeled Paint, Fire Brick, Cracked Pistachio, Forest Moss.  I am having so much fun coloring and playing with the Oxide inks....a nice change from Copic markers.

Challenge:
Just Us Girls: Photo Week #403. Fun photo inspired the theme and colors in my card.
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch #412. Theme Embellishments.   I used Glossy Accents to embellish the seeds of the watermelon and the lady bugs.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: July Challenge
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #251 Anything Goes



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Summer Time Fun


Hello!  I was inspired by the Inspiration Palette Challenge J1917 shown below from The House That Stamps Built in making this card.  I created my background with Broken China Distress ink on a panel of watercolor paper.  I stamped Repeat Impressions stamp Kayaker on clear velum with Versamark and heat embossed with Clear EP.  I colored the image with Copics using colors from the inspiration photo and then trimmed it.  I attached this to the background with Stick It Adhesive.  Love how the Kayaker merges into the "water".  Finished with a Repeat Impressions sentiment stamped in Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink and a Kraft card base. I think I captured all the colors in the inspiration.
Other challenges:
Make My Monday Challenge: #50 Travel or Vacation.  Card shows vacation activity.
City Crafter Challenge: Week 371-Kraft Crafting. Used Kraft card base.
Crafty Creations Challenge: #346 Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C 395-theme is Relaxation.



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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Over The Rainbow Happy

Today I have 2 cards which are very similar but different.  I used the same Repeat Impressions stamps (had since Jan 2016) and the same Distress Ink colors on both but used Neenah  CS on the top card and watercolor paper on the bottom one for the panels.  I also used different layouts and base cards.  I used an acrylic block to smear the colors, sprayed with water and laid the papers on the block to blend the colors.  I think I used Distress Inks Barn Door, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, and Wilted Violet.  The words were stamped with Versafine Black Onyx. 

 Challenges:
Retro Rubber Challenge:  Challenge #67 Use Rainbow or Rainbow Colors. Have had Happy Stamp set since January 2016.







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Friday, July 21, 2017

Summer Time Colors


Welcome! I have another card made with Block Watercoloring Stamping.  I used Distress Inks Fossilized Amber, Dried Marigold, and Abandoned Coral  with Watercolor paper to create the background.  I stamped Hero Arts' stamps from Summer Flowers and heat embossed with White EP. Tore the edges before attaching to a Coral Mat and Bright Yellow card base.  Finished with a Double bow of White Satin ribbon. 
Challenges:
Artistic Inspirations: Challenge 183 Anything Goes with Optional Twist of Summer Colors
Addicted to Stamps and More: #251 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:#487 Summer Colors
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Birthday Wishes


Hello! I used a sketch from Stamp TV Mix It Up Monday challenge for this card that I made using  GKD stamps from A Year of Flowers and Tag Lines(sentiment), Patterned Papers from MME Market St pad, White CS, Memento Morocco Ink, Oxide Iced Spruce Ink, and Copics for coloring the Flower.  Finished with some Twine from my stash.  Fussy cut the flower and leaves. Embossed the Ombre Green Panel with Gingham EF. 

Other Challenges:
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Use Plaid.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: July use patterned papers.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Monday, July 17, 2017

Sweet Ice Cream

Hello! What's  better on a hot day than Ice Cream?  So I'm serving up a cone to share.  My DH said it looked good enough to lick!   I used Ice Cream Cone and Sentiment stamps from Repeat Impressions for my sweet treat.  Since I did not have the color that I wanted in a polka dot pattern paper, I created my own with White CS, Cuttlebug Polka Dot EF, and DI Spun Sugar ink for the dots.  My Ice Cream is made of Hot Pink Stickles. Other supplies: Hot Pink CS, Memento Toffee Crunch Ink, Copics E21, DI Picked Raspberry.
Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge J1217-used Row with Polka Dots, Sweet Treats, Hot Pink.
Crafty Catz: #379 Anything Goes with optional twist of Ice Cream
Addicted to CAS: Challenge #115 Summer 



Have some summer fun-eat Ice Cream! Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Sunday, July 16, 2017

It's the Sentiment That Counts


This card is for the Mod Squad Challenge - Make sentiment the main focal point.  I have several great sentiments from the sponsor Power Poppy.  It was just a matter of choosing one for my card.  I decided on this one from her Berry It Digi stamps.  I printed it, framed it with a green mat and used a "berry" red card base.  Actually the sentiment is beneath a die cut in the front of the base card.   I printed the Berry Image much smaller than the actual size, colored it with Copics, and fussy cut it.  Attached it with foam tape.  Embossed a row of dots on the lower edge of the card.  Might use this for a birthday if I added a birthday greeting inside. You think??

Other Challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges: #345 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge Weeks #290 & 291 Anything Goes

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Fun with Oxide Ink

Hello! I have been playing again with Oxide Ink Iced Spruce to create a couple of One Layer cards using Colored CS.   The top card is GKD Chocolate Brown CS stamped with Power Poppy image from Sassy Succulents and sentiment from PP Lavender set.  Love the way the oxide ink pops on the dark CS.  Filled in the succulent with pencils in two shades of green. Added a touch of shine to 2 of the words with Stardust pen.
This second card is Black CS stamped with Hero Arts Leafy Vine cling stamp...love the velvety look of the oxide ink.  Finished with a Power Poppy Sentiment from Sassy Succulents in the same ink.  

Challenges:
AAA  Cards: Game # 94 One Layer Card with Colored Card base
Less Is More: Challenges #336 &#337 One Layer Card with Colored Card base
Tuesday Throwdown: TT351 One Layer


Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa