Saturday, January 28, 2017

Less is More - Balloons

Another soggy week little outdoor activities gives me more time in the studio.

We have another fun challenge starting over at Less is More.  Our theme for this challenge is Balloons!  I was going to go a whole different direction on this one, but I've been on a bit of a ink sponging kick.

Here's my card for this week, looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

I started my cutting out each balloon when inking them up with distress inks.  I played around with the placement for a while, then decided I wanted an inlaid die look to make it easy to mail.

I then cut the sentiment and added it to the top.  I glued down the "birthday" part of the sentiment inside the card.


Friday, January 27, 2017

Tag You're It Challenge #64

It has been a nice few days, so I've been able to play a bit of tennis...finally!  I was a bit rusty yesterday, so am hoping that I will be a bit better in my match today!

We have another challenge starting over at Tag You're It.  Hope you plan on joining us!  We have a wonderful guest designer, Lyn Put!  This is her challenge tag!  I love these colors, which I used as my main inspiration.

Here is my take on the challenge...

I focused on the die cut elements and the color of the tag...nothing better than brown, red and white.

I simple die cut the tag and the various elements.  I colored the mug with copics and adhered all the elements together.  I then stamped the sentiment at the bottom. It is a bit too small, but was in a bit of a hurry to get this done that I didn't search for anything larger!


Sunday, January 22, 2017

CAS on Sunday - Hearts

I'm trying to get over a bit of a head cold.  I'm feeling okay, just a little congested...which is just annoying.  Anywho...we have a new challenge starting today over at CAS on Sunday!  This is a fun theme....Hearts!

Come on over and join in.  We would love to see what you come up with!  Here's my take on the theme...

I've been on a bit of a rainbow, ombre kick lately and here is another attempt at it.  I also tried out a new size card.  This one is 6.75 x 3.5.  Perfect size to highlight this fun die cut.

After ink sponging paper and die cutting this image, I used the inlaid die technique to make this a one layer card.  I then popped the entire panel on foam tape for dimension.  This makes for some easy mailing.


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Addicted to CAS - Wish

It has been a wet few weeks which is good for our draught, and good for my card making...but bad for my tennis.  I'm a bit sick of the gym....but we do need the rain!

We have a new challenge starting over at Addicted to CAS.  Here is our theme for this week...a pretty good one as I need to get my collection of birthday cards going and that is the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the code word.

Here is my take on the sketch...come on over to see what the other teammates have come up with and you also have a chance to win a nice treat if you play along!

This card was super fun to color. Working on improving my skills and I'm super happy with this one!

I simply stamped the image and used my copics to color it.  I then added the sentiment.  I thought it need just a little bit of sparkle and I'm into small stars at the moment, I have been liking this look more than sequins.

I added a bit of wink of stella to the crown and done!

Here's a close up of the card.  You can see the stars a bit better.

Super fun to make this one!

Come on over and join us, you have the opportunity to win a gift certificate from Create a Smile stamps!


Less is More - New Beginnings

It has been a busy week.  A bit of tennis in between the rain and some trips to the gym.

We have another challenge starting over at Less is More.  The theme for this weeks challenge is New Beginnings.  Such an appropriate theme for the beginning of the new year.  Head on over to the blog to see what the other designers have come up with and post your design!

Here's my take on the theme...

This is a super simple card.  I simply stamped this cute little guy on some cardstock and colored him with my copic markers.  I then stamped and heat embossed my sentiment.  I used the stitched square to cut the card stocks so there is a bit of interest to the card.

Here is a closeup of the card.  You can see that I added some foam tape to the back of the elephant square just for a bit of dimension.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Let's Party

It has been very wet and rainy here for the past week.  This gave me a bit of extra time to work in the studio, since I was unable to play tennis!  But made it out to the court today...such much fun!  I'm counting down the days until my husband can join me again!

I have been wanting to practice coloring and I have been enjoying doing one layer cards with masking, here's the card I most recently completed.

I simply stamped the images, used a bit of masking on the cow.  I then used my copic markers to color them.

I added the banner with the sentiment to add a bit of color and done!

Here's a close up of the card.  Super fun to color these cute little guys!