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April 2016


Today’s card was made for the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge and the Card Concept challenge (clean and layered). cts cc 1 (557x640)

As I was trying to figure out what to make, I found that it was the Card Concept challenge that inspired me for both challenges. When I saw the challenge image, the script in the image drew my eye. That made me think of my script paper and that lead to the die cuts of Mark Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet from the PTI Simply Jane stamp set. cts cc 2 (640x372)

I started by cutting a rectangle in the card front and then adding the script paper. I also die cut my images three times and stacked them together for some depth. I added the sentiment, layered everything and was done.

That’s it for today! Be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: PTI vanilla and dearest Jane. SU! chocolate chip. Stamps/Dies: PTI simply Jane. PTI linen impression plate.

Retro Rubber Challenge #35 part two...

We are on our second week of Anything Goes for the Retro Rubber Challenge so I am playing along again.


I whipped up this quick card using my Hero Arts neon inks to be able to play along with the Curtain Call challenge. rrcb 35 cc 1 (640x493)

So I stamped a bunch of shapes randomly and added the sentiment. I backed the card front with a piece of black to help these colors pop (some more – as if neon doesn’t already stand out!).  Then I layered it on the card base and was done! rrcb 35 cc 2 (640x355)

There is still time to play along with the Retro Rubber challenge and you can link up HERE!

Thank you to the Freshly Made Sketches crew for picking THIS card as a Perfect Princess!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to stop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. SU! basic black. Stamps: Clearly Besotted sunburst. Inks: Hero arts neon pink, blue, green, yellow, purple, red, sunshine, orange, and chartreuse. Memento black. Other: Enamel dots. Dies: PTI linen impression plate.

PS:  Happy Birthday Dad!

You're Stuck With Me...

Happy Monday! Today I am playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and using the colors (teal, lime green and white) from the Color Throwdown challenge.

I am so excited about today’s card! I attempted the no line water coloring technique. And guess what – this is way easier than I ever thought it could be! I even water colored on non-watercolor paper! 

I started by stamping the images in colors similar to what I was planning to use to watercolor. Then I used second and third generation stamping with the image. I found that by stamping the image off one or two times, I got a light enough image that would be hidden when I started to watercolor. fms ct 1 (542x640)

Then I used an aqua brush pen and distress inks to color. I didn’t fill the pen with water, rather I dipped the brush into water and loaded the distress ink into the brush. I could have used a regular paintbrush but the aqua pen was handier at the time.

Because of the color challenge I needed to use white paper. All of my watercolor paper is off white or cream so I thought I would give it a try on the regular white paper if I wasn’t too heavy handed with the water. And it worked really well! fms ct 2 (640x343)

After I was finished with the image, I ran it thru the linen impression plate, die cut it, added the sentiment and twine, and layered on the lucky limeade paper and white card front. I love how this turned out (and I only had to throw out my first two tries – third time was a charm!) even though the colors don’t look as tealy and limey as they should in the picture!

If you are looking for something new, give this a try! It was easier than I thought and does not take a lot of time to do! And now that I know how to do this, I am going to use the technique more often!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to stop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: SU! lucky limeade. PTI white. Inks: SU! lucky limeade and soft sky. Distress inks – twisted citron, mermaid lagoon, ground espresso and salty ocean. Stamps: MFT sweet succulents. Dies: PTI linen impression plate. MFT double stitched rectangles. Other: SU! lucky limeade twine.

A Picture Of Flowers...

This is my second post for the day! For the House of Cards challenge, please scroll down.

Welcome to a new As You Can See It challenge! Today we have a fun sketch challenge.

#130 Apr 1 16

I decided to stamp some flowers in the middle of the card and added some splatter and other texture. Then I die cut the frame and adhered to the card. aysi 130 1 (529x640)

A piece of washi and a fun sentiment and I was done! aysi 130 2 (640x388)

Now it’s your turn! Go forth and create – link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! I am off for the weekend! See you Monday!

Supplies: CS: SU! white and sahara sand. Pattern paper from stash. Stamps: PTI petite pots. SU! timeless textures and awesomely artistic. Clearly Besotted florals connection 2. Dies: PTI fabulous frames and linen impression plate. Inks: SU! crushed curry, calypso coral, crisp cantaloupe, pear pizzazz, and sahara sand. Memento black. Other: Washi.

A Trio Of Tulips...

Happy April Fool’s Day! How many tricks do you plan to play on people today? Well, it’s no joke, but I will have two posts today and this is the first one!

Welcome to the House of Cards Challenge! This month we have a color challenge with a bit of a twist. You can make a card with script or with these colors or both! I did a bit of both!

4 HOC April 2016 use script and or colors

I started by stamping these fun tulips in two shades of pinks and then ran the image thru the fishtail flag. hoc apr 1 (538x640)

I die cut two other flags, one in vanilla and one in script paper. I layered them and attached to the card base. I debated for a long time about a sentiment and, in the end, left the front blank. hoc apr 2 (640x315)

Be sure to play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping in! Be sure to pop back to see what I have for today’s other post!

Supplies: CS: PTI white, vanilla, and dear Jane. Stamps: Clearly Besotted with love. Dies: PTI linen impression plate. MFT stitched fishtail flags. Inks: Altenew coral berry, frosty pink, and frayed leaf. SU! soft sky.