Friday, October 9, 2015

October 9, 2015 Fall Gold

One more card using this versatile stamp from Memory Box - I think you could make fall leaves, spring leaves or summer leaves.  I have had this saying for a "long" time - it was one of the $1.00 stamps at the checkout and I simply thought I needed it!!!  This card is on its way to Germany to a sister angel that has been having some challenges in her life.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October 7, 2015 Domestic Violence Card

When one of my besties told me about the challenge for domestic violence cards I knew what image I wanted to use.  The feather reminds me how fragile life is and no one deserves to be emotionally, verbally or physically abused by anyone.  I think the feathers  in purple worked up very nicely - needed a little splatter on the white space so used a watercolor brush and flicked some purple color on the card.  Challenges:
     Damsel of Distress - purple - domestic violence card

Saturday, October 3, 2015

October 3, 2015 Yipee

Can you guess this is another Gerda Steiner squirrel???  She came out with this fall set about 6 weeks ago and I ordered it almost as soon as it came on the website.  This time he is throwing leaves (fussy cut) up in the air as he is standing on a tree stump which again was stamped and fussy cut.  Squirrel colored with copic markers as well as leaves and accorns.  A little Autumn ribbon and this card is already in the mail.  Challenge:
     Gerda Steiner Share your work - use Gerda Steiner image

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October 1, 2015 Thankful for You Leaf

Similar but not the same - this is another leaf card where I used the negative to color in my leaf then I stamped the leaf image over it in dk. brown ink.  Embossed the sentiment and added a thin gold embossed strip to the right side.  I very very seldom do one layer cards but I love the way this one turned out. Plus I don't often do leave white space either I always want to add more but this one looks finished to me.  Challenges:
     Live,LoveCards - white space
     Chouxchous Paper Art - Fall or Halloween

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September 29, 2015 FALL

Saw this sketch on Sketch Saturday and I knew which fall image I was going to use.  This image is from Memory Box - Maple Branch - it just needed a bit of color on the leaves with copic, and I had  some "burlap braid" in my stash..  A little thick but after using some pop dots it works fine.  I still needed something at the top so I cut out Fall from different colored card stock and I think that completed the card.  Challenges:
     Sketch Saturday - follow sketch
     Craft your passion - anything goes
     Come and Get it - clear it out - burlap braid

Monday, September 28, 2015

September 28, 2015 Happy Fall Squirrels

Are these two little guys not just the cutest?  You must know by now that I love Gerda Steiner stamps.  She has rubber, clear and digi images and I have not seen a set or an image of hers that I have not loved.  I love the whimsy type images just because they are fun and cheery.  I do a LOT of Chemo Angel cards weekly and I feel these type cheer the person up and brings a smile.  I am simply not "really good" at shaker cards but I have made two this afternoon.  The first one I did with transparency and small colored sequins, the second I used vellum and cake sprinkles that are leaf shaped.  Also on the second card you will note that it is called a "latch" card which was one of the projects last week at my BFF Donna's home.   For my  assigned chemo buddies I found some really cute tea towels with woodland animals including a squirell so I have to make one more and I can get their goodie envie in the mail.    

Sunday, September 27, 2015

September 27, 2015 Hope Leaf

I recently received a new Chemo Buddy from Chemo Angels and liked the way this card came out so this was my intro card with letter to her.  This was so much fun to make - and will be doing more of this technique for sure.  I die cut out my leaf then used the negative image to color in the leaf with the red,orange and green.  I had enough left to cut out "hope" and to punch 3 small leaves to balance out the card.  I took my embossing pen and randomly did some brush strokes over that and sprinkled with holographic embossing powder.  We had a fun day at one of my BFFs Donna and she used this technique in one of her cards that we made.  Thanks bunches.