Friday, June 30, 2017

Three Flowers + Two Leaves



Hello!  I was playing with some challenges and came up with this card using the same image three times on the card.  I stamped the flower from GKD set A Year of Flowers by Melanie 3 times on white CS with SU Only Orange and colored in with Copics.  I used the leaf and stems stamps from the same set with Memento Bamboo Green ink and a sentiment from GKD Hello Friend with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  The splatter was done with GKD Tiny Texture stamp. I attached the image on a mat of GKD Green CS and then a base of GKD Brown CS.
I made an decorative envelope to go with the card using the same flower and leaf stamp and inks. I also decorated the back of envelope but did not photograph that.


Challenges:
Stamp TV: Gina K Designs Release Party Challenge-create a card using the same image 3 times.
Stamp TV: STV17MON26 Mix It Up Monday Challenge Creative Envelopes
Color Throw down: CTD449 Use Orange, Green, Brown.



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

Sports Birthday Card

 Hello!  I recently made this Pop-Up card for my great-nephew's 6th Birthday.  I cut the elements with the Cameo using a Silhouette file.  Digital Patterned Papers were printed and used with Red Cardstock from stash.  Added a Gold Star covered with glitter glue and preprinted "6" die cuts.  Happy Birthday words were cut with Cheery Lynn Dies.  Some of balls were colored with Copics  and some were cut from colored CS.

Challenges:
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week 368 Let's Go Outside and Play 
Seize the Birthday: Anything goes for a Birthday
Mod Squad Challenge: Special Fold







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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Bee Happy

Hello!  I am  trying to enter some of June's challenges before time runs out.  Making up for some time that I missed making cards lately.  And I did have some problems with cards automatically showing on Facebook via Net Work Blogs but that seems to have been corrected.
This card is made with Power Poppy Pure Prairie Bouquet digital stamp.  After printing the image I colored with Copics and simply placed on a Green CS mat and a base of Purple CS.  I threaded the ribbon through slits and tied into a bow before attaching to the mat.  I stamped the Power Poppy sentiment from Geraniums set with SU Always Artichoke ink. Since I wanted a bee on my card I printed just the bee from PP Bees in Foxglove digital set ....fussy cut, colored and glued to the finish card. It would have been easier if I had thought to print the bee with the image of the bouquet but I like doing things the hard way!  Thought I needed that Bee with Be Happy sentiment.  
Challenges:
Power & Spark Challenge: The June Bug challenge-use a bug on a card. 
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge: #166 Summer with Ribbon. My flower, butterfly and bee remind me of summer. 
All Sorts Challenge: Week 421 Theme is Flower Power
Simon Wednesday Challenge:  Simon says Any Thing Goes.
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Funny Moose with Lights


Hello! Yes another Christmas Moose!  I just could not resist using this cute face on a card!  I simply printed and fussy cut the digital image and popped up with foam tape to a layer of pattern paper from Paper Sweeties Merry & Bright pad and to a Red card base. Added some glitter to the string of lights and some Matte Accents to his antlers for texture and shine. 
Challenges:
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: #254 Merry Christmas-Moose
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #339 Anything goes for Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge: June Challenge is anything goes.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: June Challenge is to use patterned paper.


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

Moose with Christmas Tree

Bear with me as I will be repeating a lot from my last Moose Card post in posting this Christmas card.  I found that I have several cute Moose images and am not sure the origin of this one.  I used more of Paper Sweeties Merry & Bright paper pad with Red CS and cut the words from  White CS using Cheery Lynn Dies.  I trimmed the printed image with a Spellbinders die and edged with a Red Copic marker before assembling the card. I used Red and Green Nuvo Crystal dots on the ornaments. 
Challenges:
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: #254 Merry Christmas-Moose
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #339 Anything goes for Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge: June Challenge is anything goes.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: June Challenge is to use patterned paper.


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

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Covered Bridge Drive


Do you have memories of beautiful summer days driving through country roads and covered bridges?  What great times they would be ....carefree and lazy....without a worry in the world.  This scene reminds of one of those times.  I stamped the image with Repeat Impressions Covered Bridge stamp using a light brown ink on watercolor paper and water colored with distress inks using a water brush.  I won't go in to all the details of how I did the coloring but I did do repeated stampings using the Misti throughout the process.  I colored this panel a few weeks ago after studying some water color techniques online and it has been on my desk waiting for further attention.  I finally decided to simply trim the panel and adhere to a mat of Khaki CS and a base of GKD Green CS. Stamped a portion of a Repeat Impression sentiment with Memento Rich Cocoa ink to finish as a card. 

Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: Anything goes challenge-J2817, Used Repeat Impressions stamps. 
Simon  Wednesday Says Challenge: Simon says Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #344 Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C391-use some form of water on card. Water is flowing under the covered bridge. 
Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge: Anything goes for the June Challenge

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

A Moose in a Sleigh


Hello!  Thought I'd make a cute Christmas card for this week's Merry Monday Challenge -to use a Moose on your card.  I had this cute image in my Silhouette cut n print files from Stinky Cute.  The color was a bit off in the print out but I just found some pattern paper from Paper Sweeties paper pad that picked up the same hues.  I kind of like the final result.  I added some texture and sparkle to the image with Sukura Clear Star pen, Stickles Crystal, and Ranger Liquid Pearls. Also edged the sentiment with a glitter pen. I edged the image with a Red Copic marker-gives the look of another layer without the weight and attached to a mat of the pattern paper and then to a red card base.
Challenge:
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: #254 Merry Christmas-Moose
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #339 Anything goes for Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge: June Challenge is anything goes.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: June Challenge is to use patterned paper.








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

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Life at the Beach

Hello!  My card today was created with a photo that I made at the beach on Captiva Island last year.  I thought it would make a great card with a few enhancements made with Photoshop making the photo appear as a watercolor.  I printed the photo on watercolor paper after doing some editing and eliminating the blackbirds. (see original photo below)  I added some color highlights using color pencils on the sand, beach,  umbrellas,  and chairs.  I stamped a GKD sentiment with Memento Espresso Truffle ink and adhered the image to a GKD card stock to finish.   I really enjoy creating cards with my own photos as well as stamping and coloring images.  I hope this card is considered for the challenges that I am entering even though it was made with only one sentiment stamp.

Challenges:
Just Us Girls Challenge: #399 Photo Week-Summer Vacation.  The challenge photo reminded me of my photo below  so I used it to create my entry.
Make My Monday: Challenge #49 Summer Brights---bright yellow and bright blues from a sunny day.
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C 391 Include some water on your card. 


I call this scene "The Yellow Brigade".  These chairs and umbrellas were set up
early every morning by a group of vacationers during some of the weeks that we
were on the beach in Captiva.  I photographed it several times from different
angles over the past few years.  This was one of my favorite  artistic shots.
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Monday, June 26, 2017

Summer Fun

Summer finally arrived last week!  With that in mind, I created this summer theme card using the Sketch below from Retro Rubber Challenge #65.  It turned out being monochromatic since I only used Memento Toffee Crunch ink for stamping the Repeat Impressions Stamps (Sand Castle and Sentiment) and also for sponging the raised areas that I embossed with Spellbinders Impressabilities Sea Scape.  I used Kraft and Ivory Card stocks. I have had the Repeat Impressions stamps since August 2015 ...I know because I used them on a card posted on my blog then.
Challenges:
Retro Rubber: Challenge #65 Feeling Sketchy. RI Stamps are from 2015.
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge 151 Summer/Beaches

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

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Happy Memories

Hello! My card today was inspired by the Photo/Color Inspiration challenge at The House That Stamps Built. I created my background on watercolor paper using Distress Inks and a Water brush. Using Repeat Impressions stamps I added the sentiment with SU ink. This panel was attached to patterned paper and the an Ivory Card Base. I was trying to achieve a look of a tropical sunset that brings back Happy Memories (inspired by the photo). 
Challenge:
The House That Stamps Built: Inspiration Palette Challenge J2117 shown below
Mod Squad Challenge: Colorful Creations-use a lot of colors on your project.

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

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Blue Clematis

Hello!  Today's card was inspired by the Blue and White challenge at Double D Challenges and the June Bug challenge at Power Poppy.  I began with the blue and white check ribbon from my stash and the digital printout of Power Poppy Climbing Clematis image.  I colored the flowers and butterflies with Blue and Green Copics and distressed the edges with a Distress Ink.  I added the ribbon to the image and attached to a Gingham embossed Blue Mat and a White Card Base.  The Hello sentiment is from Power Poppy Dahlia stamp set.
Yes, there are blue butterflies and blue clematis....I researched the colors on Google to be sure.

Challenges to enter:
Double D Challenges: Blue and White Challenge. See Mood Board below. Inspired by the colors and patterns.
Power & Spark Challenge: The June Bug Challenge-use a bug on your card. Mine has 2 butterflies.
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge 150-Theme is Flowers




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

Monday, June 12, 2017

Dad's Day


Hello! I'm back with a Father's Day card for my DH-the Dad of my Teddy Bears.  He loves his bears and his red wine....so I kind of combined the two.  Used a precut step card with a wine bottle stamp (won in 2014) from Repeat Impressions and other stamps from PSX and SU.  Heat embossed "Dad" on velum using Black EP  and used Memento Black ink for the rest of the stamping. Finished with Chevron Stripe Washi tape and some strips from Cork.
Another look:


Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: DCC76 Use Washi tape
Retro Rubber Challenge: #64 Anything Goes with Stamps one year or older.  Wine bottle stamp from 2014 win, PSX Dad stamp from 1999 and SU stamp from 2000.
Cards In Envy: You're the Man Challenge. Can must be masculine.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Make It Masculine


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