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.

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.

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

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. 


Thanks for your visit!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

PTI-September 2014-Blog Hop

I was inspired by the lovely PTI inspiration photo to create my card.

This is the lovely PTI inspiration photo we were given.

Stamps:  (PTI)-Garden Variety, Garden Grace
Ink:  (PTI)-Raspberry Fizz, Spring Moss; VersaMark; Wink of Stella
Dies:  (PTI)-Seed Packet Frame Die, Stitched Rectangles
Other:  Acetate, Embossing Powder:  Clear & White; Vellum, Button, Seam-Binding, Foam Adhesive

Thanks for your visit.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Patterned Paper

Darnell sure knows how to throw a party!
She is having an online birthday party for Sweet Bev...(find Bev's blog at:  Happy Dance.)
Bev is one of the kindest ladies, so I knew I HAD to join the celebration!
And, since TAG-CARDs are my favorite to create, I thought I would make one for Bev.
I included some DOTS at the bottom (because I saw on her blog that she likes dots).
(Happy Birthday to you, Bev!)

- Darnell's - NBUS Challenge #2
  (I'm using a Graphic 45 patterned paper for the first time.)
  (Tags and TAG-CARDs are my favorite to create.)
  Techniques I've Used:
  -Clear-Emboss a Sentiment
  -Use a Tag to Create a "TAG-CARD"

Thanks for your visit!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mini-Card With Watercoloring

I created a mini-card for the new fun challenge:  Simon Says Stamp - Flickr Challenge #1.
Since, Barb Engler-(the sweetest online friend), is hosting this challenge,
I knew I had to play along.
The heart is stacked 4-high and clear-embossed.

These are the lovely fall colors Barb chose for us to use.

Thanks for your visit.