Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #577

 Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This is a really simple one with basic elements.  You will only be limited by your imagination!

My card features the June (I think) Mini-Delights stamp/die set from Altenew, dies from Kat Scrappiness and Simon Says Stamp and super cute Winter Delight paper from Echo Park.

I think this card turned out really pretty.  But let's talk about the insanities of this card.  I have actually been thinking about how to get this one out of my head and onto paper.  It really is crazy.  First let's talk about this house.  It's a 2 layer stamp.  I stamped the first part of the house with Soft Pool Ink (Hero Arts).  I then applied the 2nd stamp (roof, door and shutters) onto my MISTI and stamped the image on some Masking Paper by Inkadinkadoo.  Does this stuff not have a long shelf life?  It didn't stick hardly at all!  Anyway, I cut tweenie-weenie masks to get blue roofs and red shutters.  Then proceeded to decorate with teenie-weenie lights using 4 colors of Nuvo Drops.  While those were drying, I got to die cutting.... I used the Kat Scrappiness winter coverplate for the base.  I used the wonky stitched mats for my scene.  I also die out a masking sheet of that, too, cut out the inside so I could mask off the stitching and ink blend on the 2 shades of blue.  I also die cut the trees from another set I have Kat Scrappiness and then finally created snowdrifts using stitched border dies from Simon Says Stamp.

I finished this off with some "snow" on the roof and the trees using white Nuvo Drops.

Then crazy wasn't crazy enough until I got a wisp of smoke coming out of the chimney using a bit of cotton ball.  

As I said, I'm pretty pleased with this card.  It really needs a sentiment and I don't have one appropriate.  It needs to say "Home for the Holidays."  I don't have a stamp like that, but rest assured I'll get it on there somehow.

Thanks, again, for stopping by.  Now head on over to the TMS blog.  Leave some love for the team, check out what they made and then join in the fun.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #576

 Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a really simple one.  It's a great one for CAS cards or some interesting cut edges.  Let your imagination take wing!

My card features the monthly Mini Delight set for September called Petite Posy.  I recently watched a You Tube video by one of the artists at Altenew and took inspiration from her - making the most of little stamps. 

Someday I'm going to be good at watercolor but I guess I fake it okay.  I stamped the flower along the right edge with clear embossing ink on Ranger watercolor paper.  I then heat embossed with Princess Gold embossing powder.  I also stamped a couple of blooms on separate watercolor paper and used the die to cut them out.  I didn't have it lined up quite right so I trimmed it so that I close cut it.  I colored them using my Zig Real Brush markers and lots of water.  I mixed mustard with light carmine red to come up with this near Sonia rose color (my favorite rose in the world).  The leaves I used olive green and mid green.  Then I washed Frayed Burlap Distress Ink over the rest of the card.  Then with some less watered down color I got a few splatters.

Finally, I die cut the Hello die from Hero Arts from brushed gold card stock and then stamped a coordinating sentiment below it.

I'm pretty happy with how this card turned out.  I hope you like it, too.  Please head on over to the TMS blog and join in the fun!

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #575

 Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog.  I do appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  It's a real basic sketch with some super basic elements.

Basic... yet I struggled.  I wasn't feeling very creative the entire weekend!  But my daughter and I did some cleaning and Fall decorating.  We want to do more!  We get 2 whole months of these lovely colors so I really want to soak it all in.

Anyway, talk about Fall colors.  I am loving this card!  Check it out....

I really did struggle with what I wanted to do for this card.  I knew I wanted to play with the Concord & 9th Wreath Turnabout stamp set.  It is bigger than the element on the card but I thought why not, I get a larger circle element and I've got the sprinkles at the bottom all in one with this wreath.  The colors are just stunning - this is just going to happen when you use gradient colors like I did - these came in a 4 pack from Altenew.  Then with a couple of small stamps in the same set I added a touch of brown and green.  I then used the Hello Darling stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and I added some colors from Hero Arts.  The vertical strips are Lemon Tart and Summer Sunrise from Papertrey Ink and using some some stamps in the Hello Darling set, I added some interest to them by stamping a random pattern of leaves and creating a sort of plaid effect.  

I do hope you like this card and that it inspires you to look at what you've got differently.  This set is really set for Spring - even some sentiments are all about Spring.  But by changing the colors and layering up - I've got a lovely Fall mini-garden.

Now head on over to the TMS blog and join us! 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #574

 Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is brought to us by Andrea.  I really struggled with what to make.  I started on one card and it ended up in the trash.  But I am pretty happy with what I did make.

This card features an old kit from Simon Says Stamp, Bee Yourself....

Everything I used came in that kit except the stitched circle dies which are by Pink & Main.  Remember this fun technique?  I used the dies to make a window in the card.  I used some embroidery floss to suspend the bee in the window.

Cute right?  The paper is from Honey Bee Stamps and the stamp set is just cute! 

Thanks for visiting - now hop on over to the TMS blog and join in the fun.  Leave some love for the team, too!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #573

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by, I do appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning  Sketches and it's an interesting one.  I don't anyone to get stuck on the design - they are just elements and they can be interpreted however you wish.

So for my card, giving credit where it's due, is solely inspired by Yana Smakula.  She's been featuring white flowers on her blog and YouTube and I just had to try.  Yana is one in the crafting industry I look up to.  There's not many.  She just seems very genuine to me.

I love how my card turned out.  It's not without it's mistakes, but all in all, it makes me happy and I hope it inspires you.

My card features a beautiful stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.  I got it some time back in a monthly kit and I don't get those much anymore because I found I use them less and less.  But Sunday I felt like trying something new and playing with my stamps and copics.  It took me a few hours to make this card, but again, so happy with the results.  The dies are from the May '20 Large DOM from Spellbinders.

It also features this beautiful silver paper that I got from Simon - I think it's a hologram pack.  I love the look of brushed silver paper.  This is layered on the same navy blue card stock I used.

I'm not Yana Smakula, but I hope I learned from her and will do her proud should she see my card.  I also hope to see you over at the TMS blog to join our challenge.  Also, while you're there leave some love for the team.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #572

 Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping, I do love it when you visit.  Please leave me a comment and let me know you were here.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is by Debbie.  It's a little similar to what we just had but it has some great differences.

My card features the newest Glimmer of the Month set from Spellbinders, aptly named Have a Colorful Day.  This also features a sentiment from a Small Die of the Month set which was my very first monthly subscription set I got from Spellbinders.  I love this set and don't use it often enough.

My base is Sky View card stock from Raisin Boat (I sure wish they were still around).  I embossed it with Cloudy Sky embossing folder from Darice.  Then using the die I cut the white layer and using one of the sentiment foil plates I hot foiled the sentiment.  The foil is rainbow foil!

I then foiled the arcs on red, orange, yellow and teal card stocks.  This foil is a crazy looking pattern in gold but you lose the pattern on these little stripes.  My daughter said, "Mom, your rainbow is wrong.  You should have used green."  LOL - Everyone's a critic!

Take a look at that SHINE! 

Here you can really see the rainbow foil!  And you can kind of see the crazy pattern of the gold foil on the arcs.  

I love this card!  This one may have to go in my stash.  

I do hope to see you over at the TMS blog - c'mon and join us!

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #571

 Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  I do appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a really fun one.  I think so, I hope you will, too.

This week's card features (again) the Stitched Circle Dies from Pink and Main.  The leaves and swirly bits are from a couple of different Small Die of Month sets from Spellbinders, Glimmer plates from the Dec '19 Glimmer of the Month set and copper hot foil.  The sentiment is from Concord and 9th and the background (old) is from Raisin Boat. 

I did forget to mention that I also used the Essential circles glimmer plate to hot foil in one of the circle elements on the sketch. 

The combination of the circle dies and the glimmer circle along with the leaves, this created a very nice modern pumpkin!  I enjoyed putting this together.  I did stamp the sentiment and heat embossed it using Rose Gold embossing powder by Gina K.  It looks too pink but its very interesting, move it around in the light and see that lovely gold shine.

I do hope you'll join us for this week's challenge.  See you at the TMS blog!