Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches 293, Friendship card


Strangely enough, this card was a lot of work. Not because it's hard to  make up, but because I had the hardest time trying to figure out how to make it and what colors to use and how to finish it.

We all have colors we gravitate to.  Usually we like them when we craft, designer our homes and buy our clothes. Mine are cool pastels. Blues, pinks, purples.   This DSP set had the same piece of paper in Rich Razzleberry, and I wanted so bady to use that, but I was really trying to use the oranges and greens.   If there is an orange I do kinda like it is this one, Calypso Coral, and our new Peek a boo Peach!  I think a lot of why I like that one is because it pairs so well with all the other colors in the new incolor set and they are in my wheelhouse.

Anyway, back to the card. I pulled out an old framelit set, Labels Collection from my retired box. I really wanted something different then what everyone else used.  The DSP is our new 6x6 stack called Petal Garden, it is simply gorgeous!

So here is the link for the challenge and the sketch. Please check out the challenge, the team has the most gorgeous cards going on over there.

Colors today are: Whisper White, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, black and Versamark for the tone on tone leaf images.


Monday, June 19, 2017

More Daisies, GDP#092


I've been trying to think up new ways to use my daisy set. This card was more fun than anything I've done in awhile, daisies are just too much fun to play with.   I decided to try coloring my daisy with different colors, leaving part of it white.  I think it turned out gorgeous!  And I didn't even use the glitter gems on this one, just did the center in white with the second part of the center in Crumb Cake.

I used the new Postscrip background stamp on this, stamped in Smoky Slate, stamped off first, then onto my card to keep it light and very much in the background.   Hmmmm, wonder if this would all work really pretty on Smoky Slate CS....

My green is Lemon Lime Twist, our new incolor and I used one of the Bitty bows that already have the tiny sticky dot on the back, how fun is that!?  I also used Marina Mist for my blue.
The blue is the part of the inspiration card that I picked up on.
Here is the challenge card, you can click this also, and check out the cards from the team.


Also, after stamping the daisy very lightly, I put alcohol in one of my aqua bush's and used that with my ink pad for the color. That way the stamped image won't run.  A blender pen works very all also, it has a chemical in it and not water, but I like the look better with the brush.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Gatefold Graceful Garden



One of my cards for class this month. My ladies had a great time with it.  The beauty  of this is that both gold embossed images do not necessarily need to be colored in. Some love to color, but I have a couple who really don't want to.    The small one in the circle on the belly band on the front is gold embossed, but the light was not hitting it well to show it off.

You can make 2 of these from one piece of cardstock, cut it 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Score at 2 1/8" on both sides. Easiest way, just put the paper in and score at the 2 1/8", then turn paper all the way around and do it again.

I used a separate piece on the inside, but you don't have to.    My colors are:Whisper White thick, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Lemon Lime twist.
Cut a piece of ribbon the same length as the paper and glue together.
I cut  the CS piece of  Sugarplum the length of my paper, then wrapped it around setting it to overlap at the back and cutting off extra.  I stamped, embossed and colored in my small rose, then cut it out with my layered circles. 


Friday, June 16, 2017

JAI #364, Thinking Of You


Just Add Ink has an inspiration challenge this week.  I knew right away what set I would use to start with.   This one is shaping up to be a favorite already.  It's called Grown with Love.   I had to lay the card flat to get the light to shine on the embossing so you could see it. It's done in Copper like the piece in the inspiration photo.

The team did a fantastic job, as usual. Click on the link to see.

It looks like I used a lot of product in this, but mostly I was just trying to find little things that would work for the vision in my head.    My colors today are:  Powder Pink, So Saffron, Pear Pazzazz, Tranquil Tide and Whisper White along with copper for embossing.

I used one of the new templates for the brick background, just used a large round brush and brushed over part of the stencil to create my background.


Monday, June 12, 2017

You've Got Style, new Stampin Up stamp set

This year our annual catalog has so many fun sets and suites.  This is one, and I couldn't wait to try it out.  It's called You've Got Style, and in a small way, pokes fun at some of us.   My only problem is figuring which friend to send this first one to.

Besides the new stamp set, I have a brand new 3D embossing folder as the background. Layered Leaves, I embossed and then ran my hard brayer over my ink pad and onto my embossed paper, gently.

I also used this new ribbon, it's so soft and is easy to use and a great width!
My colors today are Fresh Fig, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White and black with a tad bit of Powder Pink on the kitty ears and tail.

You can color this up as much as you like or leave just stamped or emboss it, all different looks. I have some ladies in class that love to color and some that just hate to, so they do which ever they prefer.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches 291, Grown With Love


I'm so excited, my order of brand new Stampin Up product was on my doorstep yesterday when I got home.   We had been gone to Vegas for the day, yeah, I know, my friends get all excited when I say that.  but for us, it's a shopping trip with a great lunch.  We live 100 miles south in AZ, and there isn't much here.   So, lunch of Olive Garden for the first time in ages, and an expensive run through Costco.

Anyway, with all the fabulous bundles this year, and this is probably the best year for the SU catalog EVER, bar none, I decided to get this little bundle.  I fell in love with it right away, so passed by the bigger bundles and went with this on, plus some stamp sets and ribbon and, and and.

The DSP is Petal Garden, 6x6 stack. Some fabulously gorgeous patterns that match up with the Petal Garden suite and Graceful Garden stamp set.

My colors today were mostly taken from the Petal Garden stack, Whisper White, Old Olive, Berry Burst, Sweet Sugarplum and Smoky Slate.

I went a little overboard on ribbon, but they are so yummy this year. This one is Berry burst and is just gorgeous.

Here is the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  The team did a fabulous job, go check them out.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Just Add Ink Challenge #362, It's your day

It's a color challenge from Just Add Ink today, some of my favorites too.  Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Peekaboo Peach along with a bit if Whisper White.

I just love those little roses in the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous!  I also love that there is so much more you can do with it then just birthdays, and if you get the bundle, you get that fabulous Happy Birthday die, but for now I'm using theses little roses like crazy.

Yeah, I know, I grabbed the wrong ribbon! How could I?!  Oh well, it seems I don't have any Peekaboo peach ribbon, and here I thought this was it.  I shall remedy that next order, I love the color, in fact this whole set of incolors are just gorgeous.

It also appears my tiny pearls had a mind of their own. I had a couple more on there, and in the photo one has migrated to join it's larger friend on a rose and the other one just ran off.  After the photo the one visiting it's friend had run off too by the time I got to my desk.

So, have you ordered from the new catalog yet?  I placed my first day, can't wait!
Thanks so much for stopping by.


Friday, June 2, 2017

At Home with You


We did this card in class last month, I just didn't get around to posting. I never post class cards before class as I like for them to be surprised.   I love this set. And it covers most of the year with all the extras, Spring to Christmas.  

The door can be cut to open or not as you prefer, there is an extra piece that allows for it to be open and the sentiments in the set are sized to fit inside the door.  I love the addition of the welcome mat.
So many ways to stamp our door in, you can use the Hardwood background then stamp on top, you can use the new Wood DSP in the new catalog and stamp on that, or you can stamp and color in any way you like.  I decided I wanted my door to go to my shabby cottage and I water colored it in with kind of rustic apeal.

Two new incolors were used, Berry Burst (my personal favorite of the new set) and Lemon Lime Twist, as well as Pink Pirouette, Whisper White and Crumb cake.  I copper embossed the wreath and basket of flowers making it much easier to color in.

Thanks for looking.