Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Snowflake Chalkboard Tag

I made this Chalkboard Tag for the PTI-November Blog Hop.
The theme this month is SNOW.
(I don't see much snow in my part of the USA.)




Supplies
Stamps:  (PTI)-Snow Globe Sentiments
Dies:  (PTI)-Tremendous Tags, Snowflake Medley
Ink:  VersaMark, Frost White
Other:  Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Paint, Gold Cord

(It's good to be back online.)
Thanks for your visit.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Clear-Embossing

Hello!  Hope you are staying warm in your part of the world.

I made this Top-Folding CARD by:
Inking & Clear-Embossing the SSS-Diagonal Stripe Stencil
Die-Cutting & Clear-Embossing the "BEAUTIFUL"
Stamping & Clear-Embossing the "Hello"

(This card is on its way to one of my beautiful nieces.)





I'm playing along with the following challenges:
-Simon Says Stamp-Flickr Challenge #5-Embossing
-Simon Says Stamp-Wednesday Challenge-Thinking of You
-Virginia's View Challenge #9-All Things Metallic













-CAS(E) This Sketch #99














Supplies
Stamps:  (SSS)-Hello You
Die:  (SSS)-BEAUTIFUL
Stencil:  (SSS)-Diagonal Stripe
Ink:  VersaMark, Onyx Black
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Cord, Silver Gems

Happy Crafting!
Thanks for your visit.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Watercoloring

I'm playing along with the SSS-Flickr Challenge #4, with a theme of Watercoloring.
I used Distress Inks to do the watercoloring.
The "Hugs" is clear-embossed & stacked 4-high.
(This card is on its way to a friend.)



Supplies
Die:  (SSS)-Big Hugs
Inks:  Peacock Feathers, Ripe Persimmon, VersaMark
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Cord, Eyelet, Sewing

I've been having problems with my computer, so I haven't been able to visit blogs.
Hopefully, the problem will soon be resolved.
Thanks for your visit!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Gold-Dipped Die-Cuts

I'm playing along with the following:
  (I love the beautiful inspiration she provided!)
  (Virginia has created lots of lovely CAS cards to inspire us.)













The "hello" on my card is stacked 4-high, to add dimension to my one-layer card.




Supplies
Stamps:  (PTI)-Watercolor Wonder
Ink:  (PTI)-Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, Smokey Shadow; VersaMark
Dies:  (PTI)-Stitched Rectangles, Wet Paint Cuts
Other:  Gold Embossing Powder, Sequins

Have a lovely day.
Thanks for your visit!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Gesso & Watercolor

I've created a TAG-CARD for the following challenges:
 (Since I enjoy creating TAG-CARDs, I wanted to play along, again, with this FUN challenge.)
 (I'm falling in love with...Gesso and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink)
 (After applying Gesso, I watercolored with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.)
 (Virginia always has such FUN challenges.)

The hearts & "love" are clear-embossed, & stacked 4-high for added dimension.
The "you" is white embossed.






Supplies
Stamps:  (SSS)-Tiny Tags
Dies:  (SSS)-Tic-Tac-Toe Hearts, Small Love You; (PTI)-Tag Sale #7
Ink:  Picked Raspberry DI
Other:  Gesso, Clear & White Embossing Powder, Hemp Cord, Button, Foam Adhesive

Happy Crafting!
Thanks for your visit.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hello - TAG-CARD

I've created this TAG-CARD for the following:
SSS-STAMPtember Work It Wednesday Challenge-Color Coordinates Inspiration





Supplies
Stamps:  (SSS)-Hello You, Tiny Tags
Dies:  (SSS)-Tiny Tags; (PTI)-Tag Sale #7
Ink:  Crushed Olive-DI, Brushed Corduroy-DI, Coffee-Archival
Other:  Clear-Embossing Powder, (TH)-Dot Fade Stencil, Modeling Paste, Twine, Button, Foam Adhesive

Happy Crafting!
Thanks for your visit.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Using a Product NOT Intended for Paper Crafts

I recently participated in Greta's-90-Minute Scramble-#94, over at the Hero Arts Flickr Group.
Greta asked us to use a product NOT intended for paper crafts.
I have saved (recycled) several items to use with my paper crafting.
On this card, I used a small empty bottle top and its cap to do some circle stamping.
90-Minutes sure seem to pass so quickly, when I'm creating.
Usually, I begin with one design, and then I completely change it.
Then, I literally "SCRAMBLE" to complete, photograph, & upload my creation,
in the remaining minutes.
(OH, but it's so much fun!)
Thankfully, the CAS(E) This Sketch #94, by Donna Mikasa, came to mind as I scrambled.


This photo shows the bottle top & bottle cap.

This photo shows my practice stamping with my first idea on the left.
Then, I decided to change one distress ink color, and practiced stamping my final design.

Hero Arts Stamps: Everyday Sayings, and Texture & Shape (Thanks, Jacqueline, for this set!)
The "Splatter" stamp is by Invoke Arts.
Remember eyelets?  I've used one of many that have sat unused for years. 

Challenges:

Thanks for your visit!