Hi! I am so excited to be playing along in with the Waltzingmouse Pajama Party again this month. It’s a beautiful day and I’ve got little ones tugging at my pants to go outside and play so am just going to make this quick
First is a card for challenge #1 – To Die For. I used the mountain range die and stamps from Alpine Christmas plus a sentiment from Ocean Bound. Pretty much crazy about the fun colors here which I think keeps the holidays out and makes it work for…graduation perhaps? The colors are all new shades of Colorbox® Pigment ink – Spa, Cupid, Caliente, Cement and Frost White.
I just masked some of the trees out to do the background – should have spent a bit more time on it but it is what it is
For Challenge #2 – St. Patrick’s Day Charm. Really wanted to use the cute vintage girl image download, but the printer wasn’t having it. Kept printing it in blue for some unknown reason and that just won’t work for a green holiday.
So I improvised with the closest “lucky” sounding sentiment (also from Ocean Bound) in the stash and added a shamrock. Woodgrain, browns, green, and yellow = 70′s era vintage!
And finally for Challenge #3 – What Would Mother Do? To be fair, my crafty sense came more from Grandma than my own lovely mom, so as an ode to her closet mothball packets I stitched up some wardrobe sachets! (Rhyme not intended)
They are stuffed with stuffing and lavender and use some of the fabric stash inherited from the hubby’s onery and recently passed grandmother. She taught me all her best tricks, including the invisible ladder stitch used to close up the bottom.
The house image is from Alpine Christmas stamped with Crafter’s Ink and die cut felt letters with different versions of “Home.” I just added some ribbon so they can be hang in the closet as well, no moth balls required. Ever.
Hello there – welcome to the Z Becky Brown and CardMaker blog hop! I have a darling Z Becky Brown handbag project to share with you today.
This bag was so much fun to customize and has such a classic design that will never go out of style. The thing that really struck me right out of the box was the high quality construction – it’s made from a heavy duty polymer with well-made hinges and hardware. And it’s made in the USA which is always a plus!
There are of course endless options for adding your own personal touch to the insert panels and for this bag I took a little inspiration from the classy, ladylike look of Kate Spade bags. Polka dots and a bow = classy perfection!
The background was created with a combination of spray inks and some fine glitter for a spring look.
I sprayed several coats of Colorbox® Sprays!, Spritzers and Smooch Spritz and then blended with an Art Wheel.
This next step you’ll definitely want to do outside or in a ventilated area (cough, cough, hack, hack). Coat the panels with a spray adhesive sealant and then sprinkle with a fine glitter such as the Fairy Dust glitter. I then added another layer of the sealer to keep the glitter in place. It sort of looks like a shimmery, far away galaxy!
The final step, which I didn’t get a photo of, was to stamp the background with a polka dot image. I found pigment ink gave the best coverage on top of the glitter.
And that’s it from me today! Please visit Lee Ann Barrett for the next project on the blog hop.
Hey there. Just dropping in to share a post that I have up on the CardMaker Magazine blog today – using scrap bin leftovers to create something new. I created a boy card and a girl card both. See you soon!
Hello there! I don’t have anything too exciting to share today – just a simple card set for the February blog hop challenge at Papertrey Ink and the Make-it Monday #153.
I created a set of 6 pastel based cards, with a watercolor wash (Colorbox® Premium Dye Inks) and embossed flower from Year of Flowers mini – am ashamed to say this is the very first time that this set has seen ink!
After embossing, I stamped the flower image again slightly off-center in the same color as the watercolor to give a bit of a shadow. Anything to keep these from being too plain
The weather has been so cold and blah here, with no sunshine for the last few days and it has really zapped my energy and creativity. I had hoped doing a little spring-themed crafting would kick start something but am still walking around with this hazy headed feeling.
Alas, tomorrow is another day – hopefully a sunny one
Hi there! Had an extra 20 minutes today so am playing along today with another fun anniversary challenge over at Papertrey Ink. I rolled the following card recipe: Harvest Gold, Raspberry Fizz, Spring Moss, White Cardstock, Sketch #3, Watercolor, Felt and Seam Binding. The stamps are from the Natural Beauties set – love that celery stalk stamped flower!
The ink shades used here are Colorbox® inks – Raspberry, Gooseberry, Party Pink, Lipstick Red, Avocado and Espresso.
Hello there! Just popping in really quickly today to share a few mostly single layer stamped cards created for Papertrey Ink’s 7th anniversary celebration challenges. They are certainly one of my favorite stamp companies and probably the company – or should I say the design team – I credit with pushing me over to edge to falling completely in love with stamping.
The above card uses sketch #1, color palette #1 and Background Basics: Stripes plus a sentiment from Hello Sunshine. I also pulled out the following Colorbox® Archival Dye ink colors: Wave, Pumpkin Pie, Coral, Squash and Wicked Black. Had to add an embossed gold stripe in there for good measure!
This next one is a birthday card for a teamie and uses sketch #2, color palette #2, Watercolor Wonder and a sentiment from Irresistibly Ikat. I used Colorbox Pigment Inks this time: Cupid, Spa, Scarlet, Midnight, Turtle and Pepper.
And one final card using sketch #3, color palette #3 and The Sweet Life. I did some stamping-off to create a lighter colored background with the following Colorbox® Archival Dye ink colors: Geranium, Gooseberry, Suede and Mudslide.
And that’s it for today! Have a good one!
Hello! I’m sharing a valentine magnet set on the Clearsnap Blog today along with a video technique for created layered chipboard designs with stencils. If you’re still thinking of gifts to give, this is a great non-romantic gift for teachers, friends and kids too.
Wishing you a great day!