Monday, September 15, 2014

Poppy Sketch #13

It is time for a new sketch challenge at Poppy Sketches.
This challenge is sponsored by Stampendous.

I used this butterfly stamp

Butterfly Pattern Rubber Stamp

Fall Tendril Rubber Stamp

I stamped the tendril with Memento London Fog. 
I embossed the butterfly image 3 times with Ranger black Sparkle embossing powder.
I cut each one out and colored with Copics to fit the color palette as best I could.
My "pink" Copics are the RVs and a bit more purple-y.
The yellow one is raised with foam. 

The sparkle embossing powder looks AMAZING with this stamp.  
I made another card featuring the whole stamp I will post soon. 
Can't wait to see what you create with the challenge!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

JB: Christmas "tweet"

My cyber friend Amy created a sketch for the 
Jingle Belle challenge and I wanted to play along.  

I flipped Amy's sketch to put the sentiment up and the main image low, but then the card took its own direction.  The little birdie was getting lost on the black paper so I used the stitched journaling die to give it a place and just kept going.... 

Lawn Fawn "Chit Chat" stamps and dies, "Stitched Journaling" die, papers
Hero Arts: sentiment
Stampendous: Frontage stuff (first time using it)

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

CTS91: Baby Cards w/ Echo Park

Needed to make a bunch of baby cards for church. 
I saw the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge and used it to jump start the process.

 The patterned papers and cardstock stickers are all by Echo Park.
Some cards have Stickles, Glossy Accents, gems and/or homemade enamel dots.  
and LOTS and LOTS of dimensional foam!!

 Here are some others I made while I had the papers out:

Thanks for visiting,

Monday, September 1, 2014

Poppy Sketch #12: gift bag

Back again with the latest challenge from Poppy Sketches.  

This challenge was sponsored by  iralamijashop which features handmade digital images. 

As I looked at the sketch my eye was drawn toward the top of the sketch and
I visualized a fold.  So, I decided to decorate a plain bag.  Got it all girlie 
to use as a gift bag down the road.
I used the sponsor's digital image and created a tag. 
 The rectangular shape is represented in the back die cut.
The line is shown in washi tape.

The lighter flowers were embossed in white and then I painted them with a barn door distress ink/water/perfect pearl mixture.  
The top flower was colored with Copics for more pop.

Dies: Lawn Fawn's "Tag, You're It", "Scallop Circles"and "Stitched Journaling Card"
Stamps: Hero Arts
Misc: wood veneer, pearls, sequins, rhinestones 

Can't wait to see how you were inspired by the sketch!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SSS: House Mouse card

Made another card using my new House Mouse stamp image from Stampendous.
This time I went with a monochromatic color scheme.

I am entering this card into Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge. 

Stamp: House Mouse
Star die: Lawn Fawn
Top panel die: Nestabilities

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Friday, August 22, 2014

CTS#89: Wishing You Comfort

 Had some time yesterday to play along with the new CAS(E) this Sketch.
I decided to use my CAS-ual Fridays Fri-dies "Casual Comfort" as 
well as the coordinating stamp sentiment.

The background is punchinella by Neat and Tangled.
I put a few swipes of Wink of Stella glitter pen to the tips of the yellow die cut.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Poppy Sketch #11: House Mouse

Welcome to Poppy Sketch #11 sponsored by Stampendous.
Laura gave us a great color combo to work with on this one.

I chose a House Mouse stamp called "Gifts to Tie".
I love the potential versatility of this stamp.
Many gift-giving occasions to ink/color it up:
Masculine colors, girl colors, Christmas colors or Valentine's Day.
It is a really versatile image!

I added glitter by Stampendous on the ribbon

 Thanks for stopping by.
Can't wait to see how the sketch inspires you!