Wednesday, May 04, 2016

May 4, 2016 Repeat Impressions Color Challenge



GOOD MORNING

Can't believe that is is May already - this year is flying by so quickly - but the first Wednesday in May over at The House that Stamps Built is a color challenge - and this month the colors are:


and my card is:


  
I used Comfy Chair 2628H and the sentiment 410H from the Home collection of stamps.  The sentiment on the outside is from a collection in the Hello cling set.  Now for the sentiment on the inside just lift the top portion of the card which is held in place with a brad.


I have made this style card a few years ago and ran across it in my stack of cards - so I thought this would be perfect for this card.  Colored my chair with prisma colored pencils and OMS, added a bit of gold on the arms with my Sakura jelly roll gold pen.  Ovals are punched/cuttlebug, DP is from my stash, the bling is from Michaels. as well as the pink/green ribbon.

Challenges:  Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
                     Craft your passion - anything goes
                     Sir Stamp Alot - anything goes
                     A Beautiful Mess - anything goes  

  Hoping you will create a card using our photo inspiration to enter our challenge over at
The House that Stamps Built.  You don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will get an added bonus of an additional entry in the random drawing for a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate. HINT - take a peek over on my side bar and you will see a 10% discount on Repeat Impressions stamps.  We would love to see you create something.

Now why not go check out my DT team mates and see what they have created.
   Cheri     Deonna      Joy      Kathy    Heather   Laurie  and   Patti   

Monday, May 02, 2016

May 2, 2016 - Tutorial Make your own stencil


GOOD MORNING

Filling in for a team mate today who asked for someone to take her week and I accepted the challenge without hesitation.  I saw this technique back in Dec. 2014 and after taking a look around Pintrest I discovered it is rather popular now.  Making your own stencil from punches/or dies.


Supplies used:
     Kraft cardstock     black cardstock
     Distress Inks in Black Soot, Pumice Stone and Tea Dye 
     Large sponge daubers
     Dog paw punch from Reflections
     Postage Stamp scissors
     Asst. Washi tapes
     Black Memento Ink
     Repeat Impressions Stamp 8116G Woof Mail 


  I applied my washi tape first so I would have a starting point for my paw prints.


I masked off the area to stamp with a post it note.


I punched out my paw print - I punched out 3 so I could use one for each color.


I then used my three distress inks to color in my stencil.  Word of caution here is to make sure you don't go off the edge of your cs that you have made into a stencil as you will get some unwanted color. I randomly stenciled my paw prints, some going off the page.


When you are satisfied with your special one of a kind design you can then color



Cut and then finish up your card.


Just let your imagination go and use your punches or dies and make your own one of a kind background for your special card.  

Sunday, May 01, 2016

May 1, 2016 Acetate..or Vellum



GOOD MORNING

can you believe it is May already - just  few weeks ago a lot of us were experiencing snow, some even  in the last week or two.  Here in southern MO.  the trees are all leafing out, tulips have come and gone, and OH NO the pollen is really heavy.  Spring is the only time I have any problems with allergies.  Today over at House of Cards we are having a challenge of stamping on acetate or vellum


I chose to do my card on acetate - and had forgotten how striking the results were when you stamped. I used Staz-On on my acetate. I stamped the branch and flowers on white card stock added a dot of black with sharpie for my black centers.  On the acetate I use glossy accents to highlight the flower centers stamped my sentiment with Staz-on and held the acetate in place with eyelets.  Who doesn't have a huge collection of eyelets?   


So come join us over at House of Cards and post your creation using vellum or acetate.  

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April 27,2016 Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge

GOOD MORNING



Today is the 4th Wednesday of the month and that is "follow the sketch" Wednesday over at
The House that Stamps Built  .  Our sketch to follow is below.  


I enjoyed working with this sketch and I needed three Mothers Day cards so I just colored up these beautiful Daffodils 904L from REPEAT IMPRESSIONS . This was my favorite color combination that I watercolored - and again I was pleased with the way they turned out.  I also used the Sentiment 1137E Happy Mothers Day  In fact I liked the sketch so well I made two while I had all of my supplies out - especially since I needed 2 more Mothers Day cards.  One for dear daughter and one for sweet granddaughter who has two little ones.  




I stamped the sentiment on vellum and embossed in gold to make it pop just a bit more.  I had some fun May papers in a pack of DCWV that I have had for a long time and thought this fit my Mothers Day theme.  Fussy cut the daffodils and yes even between the leaves.  This one is going out to someone special (I can't mention who) so I hope she is happy with this.  I know she is a very special lady and I think the world of her.

Hoping you will create a card using our photo inspiration to enter our challenge over at
The House that Stamps Built.  You don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will get an added bonus of an additional entry in the random drawing for a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate. HINT - take a peek over on my side bar and you will see a 10% discount on Repeat Impressions stamps.  We would love to see you create something.

Now why not go check out my DT team mates and see what they have created.
   Cheri     Deonna      Joy      Kathy    Heather   Laurie  and   Patti 


Challenges:
     Artistic Inspiration - anything goes 
     Craftyhazel pattern paper - use pattern paper
     Word Art Wednesday - anything goes 
     Jo's Scrap Shack - Mothers Day
     The Stamping Boutique - Mothers Day 
     Mod Squad - Mothers Day 




    

Monday, April 25, 2016

April 25, 2016 Ruff Day




For those of you who know thatI love Gerda Steiner this is no exception - especilly since it is a dog!!!
 This stamp is from her clear stamp collection Howl areYou.  I love dogs too.  This card is cased from her blog with the exception of the DP and the pawprint ribbon - love him.  This card will surely be going out the door this week to a buddy that needs a lift.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

April 23, 2016 Tulips Happy Mothers Day


I have a few Mother's Day cards to get out this year and then my dear daughter asked me to make her one for her MIL.  She told me she was tired of sending so much $$$$ on store bought cards and sh really felt that MIL would love a handmade card.  I love this SU tulip - I don't even think it is still available but I have kept it- #1 I love tulips and #2 my daughter loves tulips.  I colored these tulips with my NEW watercolors - (went to Dick Blick's Art Supply) recently.  These watercolors were so easy to work with and I love the shading ability I had when using.  Fussy cut and popped them up on a scrap I had laying on my desk - (the script oval) as well as the beautiful shiny pink which I had run through my cuttlebug.  A few pearls added the softness of the card and this is ready to go in the mailbox to DD.  Yes DD enjoys crafting, stamping, etc. but she is always busy busy.  She gets a lot of my "done with" supplies.   

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

April 20,2016 Photo Inspiration



GOOD MORNING

Today is photo inspiration over at The House that Cards Built - and I truly believe that spring has finally arrived here.  The birds are singing, trees are budding and a lot of the spring flowers are showing their beautiful colors.  Our photo inspiration for this challenge is:

I always called these Easter flowers but I think they are really called daffodils.  Well I choose to use a stamp from REPEAT IMPRESSIONS with a vase of beautiful tulips.  


This beautiful stamp from REPEAT IMPRESSIONS is Vase of Flowers 1317-L.  I love to paper piece so I stamped the image on 3 different patterns/solid yellows from AMuse studio.  I then fussy cut them all out (except the leaves) and glued them to the image.  I colored the leaves with copic markers.  I used a Spellbinders scallop oval to mount my vase on and then some yellow/green sheer ribbon behind the oval. 

Hoping you will create a card using our photo inspiration to enter our challenge over at
The House that Stamps Built.  You don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will get an added bonus of an additional entry in the random drawing for a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate. HINT - take a peek over on my side bar and you will see a 10% discount on Repeat Impressions stamps.  We would love to see you create something.

Now why not go check out my DT team mates and see what they have created.
   Cheri     Deonna      Joy      Kathy    Heather    and   Patti