Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Tuesday Morning Sketches #756

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by!  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and we're collaborating with our friends at Double Trouble Paper Crafting. Please visit either blogs for details!

My card features Retro Rainbow papers from Brutus Monroe and Floral stamp from Tonic Studios.  I'm not sure how this using anything old from my stash, but in my stash nonetheless and needed some attention!

The patterns of the papers remind me of crazy fun socks so why not use them!!

I hope you'll join us, you have plenty of time as this challenge runs 2 weeks.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Birthstone Challenge May-June

Hello!  It's time for another challenge at Birthstone Challenge.  This challenge will run until June 15th.  The birthstones are Pearl and Emerald and the twist is Engagement/Wedding/Anniversary.

My card for this challenge is made from a paper pad I have had forever!  I don't know how long this has been in stash but it's perfect for this challenge.  If you can't tell, I am showcasing pearl.  I did pair it with with a neutral Kraft and it's absolutely beautiful!

All the dies are from Tonic Studios - some from different memory books sets and the big daisy is from the Blooming Bouquet set.  This turned out so pretty... took most of the day to put it together, but the outcome was worth the time.

I hope to see you over at Birthstone Challenge.

Brutus Monroe - Snowglobe Keepsake

 Hello.  Thanks for stopping by.  I have a card I am so proud of for my Brutus Monroe card share.

Have you ever received a trinket or box or something that you absolutely cherished and it was displayed on a bookshelf?  That's what my card is all about....

I used the Brutus Monroe Die of the Month (April) Snowglobe.  First off, I washed some Pearl Aqua Pigment over some watercolor paper.  Once it was dry I die cut all the pieces from the die set.  The base of the snowglobe was die cut from a piece of cardstock that I covered in embossing ink and then embossed with Bubbly embossing powder.  This, if you can't tell by the name, is a champagne gold embossing powder that is absolutely beautiful!

Putting the snowglobe together to create this beautiful winter scene was accomplished with lots of dimensional foam tape. 

I created the base using woodgrain card stock from Lawn Fawn.  It was white until I recolored it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  I cut some strips and adhered with dimensional foam tape to create the shelves and then added some books onto those shelves using the Spectacular Spines washi tape.  Before adding the snowglobe to the shelf, I had to make it extra special....

I ADDED LIGHTS!  I have always wanted to put lights in a card.  I was on a design a couple of years ago for iCrafter.  On this team was a super talented lady, Amanda Stevens, who also owns Pear Blossom Press which offers EZ-Light.  These really are easy, you don't have to figure out anything except placement! 

I hope you like my card and find inspiration from it.

Thank you for visiting.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Tuesday Morning Sketches #755

 Hey friends!  Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  I enjoyed the creative outlet this card gave me while making it.

My card features Tonic Studios Craft Kit called Boots and Bouquets.  This is a lovely 2D set with stamps and matching dies.  Although it looks gray in the photo, the card I used is Blue Frost Pearlescent Card.  I enjoyed watercoloring with watercolor pencils and Zig Real Brush markers.  

The background die I used is also in the kit.  I stamped the image on Tim Holtz watercolor paper with embossing ink and used Raven detail embossing powder from Brutus Monroe.  When I finished coloring the images I "washed" the background with watery Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink.  I added some die cut leaves behind the oval cut image.  I embossed the sentiment on the same Blue Frost paper.  

I hope you can draw some inspiration from my card and that you'll play along.  Please leave some love for the team!

Friday, April 26, 2024

Color My Heart Color Dare #598

  Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  Color My Heart Color Dare #598 is up and ready for your fun and creativity!

This challenge is....

Shades of Pink, Green and Yellow

My card for you today is so girly and so pretty.  I am featuring flower dies and rectangle dies from Pink & Main and the watering can is from a Tonic Studios Craft Kit called Summer Garden.

I made the flowers using 3 different sizes of dies in 2 shades of yellow.  Added light green leaves.   The pink frame I made by cutting out one size rectangle and then cutting out the center 2 sizes smaller.  

The sentiment is cut from Pearlescent Card from Tonic Studios in Coral Pink.  The die cut is also from Tonic that also embosses but now I can't remember which die set it came from!   I placed this on a watering can image that I die cut from silver metallic card stock.

Here you can see that shine of the metallic card I used. And to see those beautiful flowers and the stitched detail from the rectangle die I used.

I do hope you'll join us for this color challenge!

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Tuesday Morning Sketches #754

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by!  I appreciate your visit.  Please leave a comment so I know you were here.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's such an easy sketch with simple elements that you'll use it again and again.

My card features some new products from Tonic Studios...

Okay, well maybe only one new product from Tonic Studios.  This features the most gorgeous 3D embossing folder from Tonic that was released this past week - it's called Pretty Petal Trellis.  I embossed it on some white card then I colored with pink and gold embellishment mousse.  I also used Bubblegum Pink Classic Card and Glazed Chestnut Pearlescent card.  The sentiment is also a Tonic Studios die that was gifted to me.  I did add some gems that are from Brutus Monroe.

I do hope you'll join us for the challenge.  We'll see you over at TMS.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Tuesday Morning Sketches #753

 Hello hello hello!  Thank you for stopping by!  I do appreciate you came by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches - pretty easy elements.

My card features products from Brutus Monroe March 1 release. 

This is the Sentiments of Wings stamp set and the Build a Butterfly stencil.  I created the butterfly using Pumpkin Velveteen glaze and Black Pearl Chroma Glaze.  After I colored I tried applying Opal Chroma Glaze to give it some sheen  - it worked, but it picked up all the other colors and smeared a little.  I'm not mad about it at all - it gave shadow and depth and interest.

I do hope you'll join us at TMS for the challenge.  I think you'll enjoy it.  Leave some leave for the team!