Wednesday, June 25, 2014

DOTS & Embossing

I'm playing along with the PTI-June 2014 Blog Hop.
I was inspired by the colors of the lamp in the Inspiration Photo provided.
The polka dots are clear-embossed.
The "happy" is gold-embossed, & the "birthday" is white-embossed.
(This card is on its way to my sweet sister.)

I'm also playing along with:
Poppy Sketch #7
(I turned the sketch upside down.)
(I love dots, & I really should use this stamp set more often.)

Thanks for your visit.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Using Patterned Paper

When I saw Virginia's View Challenge #4, I knew I had to play along.
Virginia has asked us to create a Tag or a Scrapling, & incorporate a recycled item.
If you have visited my blog or my Flickr Photostream, you know that I love making Tags & Tag-Cards.
And, what a great opportunity to use up some of my patterned paper scraps.
(Thanks, Virginia, for a FUN challenge.)

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Gesso, Paints, Stencil (ICAD #6)

This ICAD turned out so differently than originally planned.
It was fun playing around with inks, gesso, and acrylic paints. 
I'm playing along with the following:
To create the background:
Two images, cut from a Dillard's newspaper flyer, were adhered
Distress inks & gesso were used with the Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil
Circles were stamped in Black with a recycled foam tape ring
Blue & white lines were stamped with a recycled plastic card

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Monday, June 9, 2014

ICAD 2014 (#1)

I'm playing along with Tammy's Index-Card-A-Day:  ICAD-2014 Challenge, that began June 1.
It's something a little different for me, and it provides me an opportunity to just simply "play".

To create my ICAD, I used gesso, various distress inks for watercoloring, and clear embossing powder.
I've used the darling Chickadees (Technique Tuesday) stamp set, that I recently purchased.

I'm also playing along with the Simon Says Monday Challenge-Paint.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

DIY Notebook

What a FUN tutorial by Erin, for the PTI-Make It Monday #167-DIY Notebooks.
I enjoyed looking through my stamp sets & dies, to decide what I would use.
To make the covers & all the pages uniform in size, I used the "Monthly Moments: Mini Journal Card Die".
The front & back covers are cut from the "PTI-Coasters."
(I like the sturdiness they provide.)
I used the fun "On The Farm" stamp & die set.

Also playing along with the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes.

Thanks for your visit.