Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #461

Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by.  The newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's by Debbie.  It's a great sketch that will be one that you use over and over again.

My card features Thinking of You Always by Pink and Main, papers from the Spellbinders card kit that I've been sharing a lot of lately and a stencil that I made using my Silhouette Cameo.


I really love how this card turned out.  It's soft palette is just lovely.  I used Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink and it paired perfectly with the teal foil paper from the kit.



I also did something that I have been thinking about doing for a long time.  I have wanted to make videos to share some techniques that can be combined with our sketches.  I hope this will give you some inspiration to think outside the sketch.

My video isn't great and I am working on making improvements.  In fact I've already made a very important step by getting a set up for better overhead videos that aren't so far away and will be from my perspective.  Please be kind.  :0)

I hope to see you at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and can't wait to see your card!  Also, please visit the design team.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #460

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by!  I appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  Great for using up those scraps of paper that we all have!  Also a great way to feature a large sentiment or maybe a great border.

My card is another one from the card kit I've been sharing.  This one features all the great papers that came in the kit and the little square die.



The card base is the gray card stock that came in the kit.  I then used some scraps of the pretty papers.  I used the sweet sentiment die and stamps from Pink and Main. I cut it from the teal foil paper and black fun foam.  I embossed the "thoughts of you" with Nuvo white embossing  powder.  It's a little choppy because I didn't use my MISTI and should have on this textured card stock.


At this angle you can see how pretty and shiny that foil paper is.

I hope to see you at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and can't wait to see your card!  Also, please visit the design team.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #459

Good Morning!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's soo pretty!  I hope you'll like it as much as I do.

My card features a beautiful stamp by Pink and Main.  I had so much fun coloring this stamp - I made two cards.

This first card I embossed the image on Ranger water color paper and colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and an aqua-brush.  The sentiment is die by Pink and Main.


I also decorated the back flap of the envelope...


The envelope I colored with Copics and got a fairly close match.

This next card I decided to try a technique that I saw on You Tube.  I honestly can't remember if it was Jennifer McGuire or Effie with The Ton stamps that I saw this technique.  The image was messily colored and then sprayed with water.  I grabbed the bottle of water that had Perfect Pearls in the bottom so I didn't realize until I started spraying that I'd have shimmer, too.  I made a mess, so I had to cover it up with gray around the image and it turned out soooo cool!  The sentiment is a hello die by Pink and Main and the "friend" is also from Pink and Main.


I did the envelope, too, but I messed up a little and didn't make sure it was in the same spot in the MISTI when I double stamped so it came out a little blurry.


Please be sure to visit us at Tuesday Morning Sketches and join us in this challenge.  Also, please visit the design team.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Just playing around....

Hello!  So it's not often that I play along with other challenges - I do way too many other hobbies I guess.  But I have to share this set of cards.  Spellbinders had a flash sale a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't resist.  They had card kits at an incredibly low price so I picked up a two.  I'm still working on creating 10 cards with one kit, but here's a few...

This kit is the December 2015 kit and this card I am playing along with Sketch Saturday.


These other 2 cards are a couple more from the same kit and CASE'd from the inspiration card that was included in the kit.




There are a couple more and I'll share next week with the Tuesday Morning Sketches card.  Have a good day!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #458

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit - I sure wish you'd leave a word or two to let me know you were here.  The latest sketch is up on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog, it's by Debbie and has so many possibilities.

My card features stamp/die from Tonic Studios, sentiment (hello) from Concord and 9th, flowers from stamp set by Papertrey Ink and Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks.  The white embossing powder is by Nuvo.


I love this color combination.  It's happy and bright.  I blended the inks onto Bristol Smooth card stock for both the You and the card layer.  This was so easy!  This is a single postage card and I am big into those.

Be sure to stop by the design team's blogs and then we'll see you over at TMS!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #457

Hello and thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and it's a fun one!

My cards feature stamps and papers from the June 2018 Simon Says Stamp kit.  I love how these cards came out but I do wish I'd spent a little more time on improving the coloring.

These are great little notecards and are super easy to mass produce.  I let the patterned paper do most of the work!  I cut the circles out using a stitched circle die set I picked up from CC Designs that was on clearance for under $5!  Could not pass that up.  I used a bit of the gold foil paper that came in the kit. The sentiment is also from the kit, but it actually says "Love & Hugs" but I just inked up the Hugs part.  Note to self:  stamp the sentiment before you glue on the focal piece.  Ha!


And here's the other one I made.  I love this color combo in the flower, I just wish the picture was better...



I did finish of the flowers with my Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen that came in a previous kit.  But you can only see the shimmer in real life.

Be sure to stop by the design team's blogs and then we'll see you over at TMS!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #456

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  This week's sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.

My card features a new stamp set and stencil set by Concord and 9th - Retro Petals Turnabout.  I'm absolutely fascinated by these stamps.  I think they are just so cool and I want more but my budget just got a whole lot tighter.  I splurged in May, June will need to be less new stuff until I can sell some old stuff.

On my card I used the stamp.  I also used some inks by Simon Says Stamp.  Dies are by CC Designs that I got on clearance.  And I embellished using Nuvo Drops.


Using the stencil that was included in the bundle that purchased, I decorated the back flap of the envelope as well as just a little border on the inside panel.


The below photo is the only way I could capture the design I stamped in VersaMark on the card base.  I didn't get it lined up perfectly but that's because I need to figure out how to make the turnabout work on a rectangle.  It takes practice I guess.


I hope to see you over at the blog and to join our challenge this week.  Be sure to visit the team, too.  They deserve your attention.