Friday, October 9, 2015

Leaves and Thanks for Friday Mashup

This week on The Friday Mashup we have a color challenge for you, plus we'd love to see some masking done on your project.

I feel bad because I got my card done and realized I forgot the masking part. I didn't have time to get a new card done so I only have the color challenge done on my card.

I used the new Lawn Fawn die Small Stitched Leaves and cut 1 left out of Early Espresso, 2 leaves from So Saffron and 2 from Hello Honey. I used Avery Elles Wonky Stitches die to cut out a panel from Neenah Solar White, and adhered the leaves to that, popping up the Early Espresso leaf in the middle. The sentiment is from the Thankful Mice set and is stamped in Early Espresso.

Head over to The Friday Mashup blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with and then play along with us!

This week's Mashup Challenge:
  • Use all 5 or 3 of the colors listed above.
  • Create a project using a Masking Techniques.
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project with the colors above and some Masking.

Stamps: Thankful Mice (sentiment, Lawn Fawn)
Paper: Early Espresso (SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Small Stitched Leaves Die, Avery Elle Wonky Stiches Die

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Many Thanks Pumpkins

For today's card I played along with the new Freshly Made Sketch and also with the The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to use the new Lawn Fawn set Happy Harvest. I was originally going to use the scarecrow but he wouldn't fit the way I wanted him too so I used the favorite image in the set, the wagon of pumpkins. I did some masking and added some more pumpkins and also a bird on top. The paper is from Lawn Fawns Sweater Weather stack. I really need to buy the whole collection, I only have a few papers from it and today I realized it's just not enough!

Stamps: Happy Harvest (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Sweater Weather Paper Stack (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Chip (SU), Old Olive (SU)
Copics: R27, R29, R39
C1, C3, C5
R05, YRO0, R17
B21, B32 B34
YG13, YG61

Monday, October 5, 2015

Have An Ice Day!

For this card I played along with 3 challenges....the SugarPea Designs World Card Making Day Challenge, the SugarPea Design Sketch Challenge and the Jingle Belles winter card challenge.

We love to fish in my house and in the winter the lake across the street from us usually stays busy with people ice fishing for rainbow trout, so that was the inspiration behind this card. I love penguins and this guy is just too cute! It's the perfect image and sentiment to send for a general winter hello.

It's hard to tell in the photo but I added Wink of Stella to the shoreline, the ice the penguin is sitting on and the hat the penguin is wearing. For snow I used a white gel pen for quick dabs on the tree branches.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Winter Yeti

This week at Sunday Stamps we have a color challenge and it's all about the neutrals. It stumped me for a bit but then I went through my stamps and decided to pull out the Lawn Fawn Yeti and create a winter card so I could also play along with the current Jingle Belles challenge.

I used the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die on a piece of retired Basic Gray DSP. One of the circles is cut from Sahara Sand and the other one Whisper White, which was then cut with the Lawn Fawn Snowy Backdrop die. My banners were made with Whisper White and retired Baked Brown Sugar DSP. My yeti is colored with copics and popped up with dimensionals. To finish the card off I added some Sahara Sand candy dots around the end of the banners.

Head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with and then play along with us!

Don't forget to check out the Jingle Belles blog, there is still time to play along with their winter theme challenge!

Stamps: Yeti, Set, Go
Paper: Basic Gray (SU), Sahara Sand (SU), Whisper White (SU), Baked Brown Sugar (retired SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Gray
Accessories: Big Shot, Nestabilities Circles, Snowy Backdrop (Lawn Fawn), Wonky Stitches (Avery Elle), Sahara Sandy Candy Dots (SU)

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Moosing Around for Jingle Belles and World Cardmaking Day

Today is World Cardmaking Day and I manged to get a card done, woohooo! I've got a sick kitty that was just diagnosed as diabetic so we spent part of today at the vet getting meds and learning how to inject his insulin. Seems pretty easy and we're just thankful this is something to be treated!

Anyway, back to my card.....I colored this moose from Avery Elle stamps in the other day for the Daily Marker 30 Day coloring challenge and used him to put this card together. The layout is from a previous Paper Players challenge.

The current challenge at the Jingle Belles blog is to create cards for our friends and family that don't necessarily celebrate Christmas, so I went with a general winter theme. 

I used my white gel pen to add dots to the moose's sweater and laces to his skates. Want to see a really cool video of 2 bull moose in rut fighting? Go HERE. This was taken in Anchorage on Friday!

Make sure you head over to the Jingle Belles blog, there is still time to play with their challenge!

Stamps: So Much Fun (Avery Elle)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, AC PP Merrymint
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Chip (SU)
Copics: YG93, YG95, YG99
E31, E33, E34
R29, R46, R59
Accessories: Big Shot, SU Banner Framelits, Nestabilities Circles, dimensionals

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Watercolor Silhouette for Friday Mashup

This week Heidi is our hostess at The Friday Mashup and she would like to see a background filled with color (watercolor, sponging, braying, etc) and also a silhouette image. A bit out of my comfort zone but I went for it.

My friend (and Friday Mashup creator) Holly knows I don't care much for watercolor. It's just something I'm not good at. She told me about some watercolor powders from Ken Oliver and how easy they were to use. I decided to give them a try and bought the Earth Tones assortment when my local stamp store got a few in. Holly was right, they are very easy to use!

For my card I squeezed some powder onto the watercolor paper.....mind you the powder tends to go all over if you squeeze too hard and you do not need a lot to create, so be gentle and if you want more color just add as you go. After adding the powder I began to spray the paper with water and just let the colors combine and do their thing. I added more powder to areas I thought needed it, sprayed with water again and then set the piece aside to dry.

While the panel was drying I took one of the sentiments from Thankful Forest Friends and colored the stamp with markers. I then stamped it on watercolor paper and used an aquapainter across the words and image to carry on the watercolor theme.

After the panel was dry I took an image from Serene Silhouettes and stamped that in StazOn Black right on the watercolored panel. I took the sentiment piece, cut it out and then popped it up to the right of the silhouette image.

Head on over to The Friday Mashup to see what the rest of the DT did and then play along with us!

  • Create a project with a Silhouette image.
  • Create a project with a Background filled with Color (watercolor, Sponging, Etc.)
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project with a color filled background and a silhouette. 

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Thankful Forest Friends
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Black StazOn, Various SU Markers
Accessories: Ken Oliver Earth Tones Assortment, Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits, dimensionals

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Penguin love for TTS52

This week at 'Tis The Season we have a fun new sketch to play with. I recently got some new goodies from Avery Elle so I used those to create my card!

I love penguins and believe it or not, a lot of folks think we have penguins here in Alaska. Sorry, we don't, they are found at the other pole ;) I do have a craft room of penguin stuff though and these stamps from Avery Elle were just too adorable to pass up. They also come with matching dies which makes things even easier!

I stamped and colored my little family and then I adhered the 3 bigger penguins to the panel, then I popped up the 2 smaller guys in the front. Instead of a bow I just placed ribbon across the front and then turned the scallop border in the other direction. Nice and easy!

Head over to the 'Tis The Season blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with and then play along with us! Christmas is quickly approaching :)

Stamps: Penguin Greetings (Avery Elle)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, XPress It Blending Paper, Chocolate Chip (SU), All Bundled Up PP (Carta Bella)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Chip (SU), Real Red (SU)
Copics: R24, R29, R46
G46, G94
RV17, RV19
YG25, YG63, YG99
B02, B04, B06
Accessories: Big Shot, Penguin Greetings Elle-ments, Scallop Edge Border Punch (SU), Chocolate Chip Ribbon (SU retired), 1 3/4" circle punch, dimensionals