Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SC512 -- Marigold Inspiration

Back in September my husband had a doctor's appointment. It was one of those yearly check-in visits so that he could get a perscription renewed for CPAP supplies. I didn't go in with him; I was working on something in the car. After a while, I got out and was walking around. I came across the most beautiful marigolds I have ever seen (or at least that I remember). I didn't have my camera so I went back to the car and got my phone. My phone is about 8 years old and I don't get good pictures, but I tried. The yellow made the flowers glow in the sunshine. I wanted to try to create a flower that would remind me of the ones I saw. I don't have a flower stamp that really looks like a marigold, but I found one that I thought would work in the Stampin' Up set called "Peaceful Flowers". I colored my stamped image with copic markers.

This morning I saw the sketch challenge, plus I am in need of a birthday card. So I started to work on my card. The first picture is the one I took of the flowers. The second one is the sketch. The third picture is my card.

For the card base I used SU's Cajun Craze card stock. The other pieces were scraps that was on my cutting counter for another project that had not gotten moved. I hope my friend likes her birthday card.

Monday, October 27, 2014

CAS296 -- Halloween

This is my card for today's SplitCoast Stampers "clean and simple" challenge. There was a card that I found about a year ago on Pinterest that I was going to "CASE". This was a good day to do that. Here is a link to the original card that I found months ago. It is called "Happy Halloween Eyes". This is my version. The eyes are made using different size punches. I thought it was so cute.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

CAS294 -- Fly Away

The challenge on October 13 was to "poke a hole in it". I recently purchased some new dies from Spellbinders that have a pierced insert that can be used with the cutting die. Love using them. That's how I made all the little holes. We were leaving for Tennessee the following day, my computer was in the shop and I just ran out of time. This was the card that I made.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SC510 and SC511

We returned to Michigan last night and late this afternoon I needed to make a couple of cards -- one for the sketch challenge that I missed last week and one for today's challenge.

First, this is the sketch for October 15. That day my husband and I were on our way to Tennessee.

For this sketch I chose a piece of paper from a 6 x 6-inch pad called Blossom Paper Pix by Paper House.

For the card base I chose SU So Saffron. After cutting the two layers I matted each with SU Rose Red. The stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs set called "As You Graduate." As many of my friends struggle with health issues these words of Corrie ten Boom hold much encouragement.

 Here is a picture of today's sketch.

A Christmas theme came to mind for this sketch. I used SU Real Red and white card stock. To add texture I used two of my favorite embossing folders on the white. The stamp is a new one that I got yesterday at a Hobby Lobby store in Indiana for less than two dollars. Love it!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

SC509 -- My Wish For You

I have today's card completed for the sketch challenge at SCS.

For today's card, I used Stampin' Up's Crisp Cantalope card stock for the base of my card. Then I used SU designer series paper with black and Pool Party card stock for accents. The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp set called "Sunshine and Flowers".

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SC508 -- Hello

This has been and continues to be one busy week. But---- I had to stop long enough today to do a card for today's sketch challenge.

This is not what I started out to do, but it is what my card ended up as. The card base is SU calypso coral. The tree is from the SU set called "Thoughts and Prayers", a real classic set, and stamped twice in Memento Teal Zeal without reinking. The image is layered with SU Island Indigo. I tried using the Island Indigo ink pad and it just did not look right. The designer paper is from SEI which was a scrap from another project last week.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SC507 -- Let The Paper Speak

Today's sketch at SCS was interesting -- and a little different.

I chose to let the paper speak. I purchased several different sheets of 12 x 12-inch paper a couple of weeks ago at my local scrapbooking store. As I was thinking about this sketch and looking at some of the different papers in my collection, this is what I came up with. The orange was a piece of scrap paper that was laying by the paper cutter. Layers 3 and 4 were from the same piece of designer paper and layer 2 was from another piece in the same collection. I just love how the papers go together.

Monday, September 22, 2014

CAS291 -- CASE

Today on the Clean and Simple challenge at Splitcoast Stampers we were to visit the gallery of tessaduck (Brenda) and CASE one of her cards. I really liked Brenda's style so it was hard to decide which one to use. I finally narrowed it down and then picked one. This is Brenda's card and a link to her gallery. I really loved the simple design and the embossing around the sentiment on her card.

On our card, we were to change at least two things. You can see that I made several changes -- color, image, sentiment and placements of elements. When I was making my card I ended up with two.

For this card I used a card stock called "Stardust" by Wausau Paper. The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps set called "Faith" -- one of my favorites and a Hero Arts stamp called "Exotic Bloom". The ink I chose was SU's Night of Navy.

For this card, I changed the orientation and used SU's Raspberry Ripple ink and mounted the stamped image on a piece of card stock from Bazzill called Berry Sensation.

 May you have a bright and beautiful day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

SC506 -- Rose Red Flower

Finished my card for today's sketch.

I was challenged by the CAS challenge on Monday to use crumpled paper. Thought I would try it again. I had made the crumpled piece Monday afternoon but could not decide how to use it. I had chosen several pieces of designer paper that I thought would work with the pink. But that is as far as I had gotten. Using today's sketch, this is my card. For the flower I used SU's stamp set "Mixed Bunch". The butterfly was made with SU's "Papillon Potourri". The leaves were die cut and I printed the sentiment on with the computer.

Monday, September 15, 2014

CAS290 -- Crumpled Paper

Crumpled Paper! This was something I had never done. I had watched videos (especially ones by Tim Holtz) where the paper had been crumpled and then inked. Well, I decided to give it a try. Before getting started, I downloaded and printed a copy of today's Mojo Monday Sketch. Could I put the two together? I set about the task and this is what I can up with.

I crumpled a piece of light gray card stock and then sponged it with a couple of different shades of gray ink that I have. The first step is done. Now, what will go with it? How can I incorporate this piece into the sketch?

I found a little scrap piece of paper that would work for the tall layer. It was from a 6 x 6-inch paper pad from My Mind's Eye. Finally decided on a second piece of paper from the same collection and I used both sides of that piece. In order to make my sentiment work on the circle, I had to bring it to the front. The flower was punched with the SU Petite Petal punch from the same paper. When I started looking for a card base, SU Not Quite Navy worked perfectly. I love so many of the retired colors, and I have only a few sheets left. The sentiment that I chose was from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps set called "Sunshine & Flowers".

Thank you for being a part of my day.