Saturday, September 18, 2021

Just Us Girls #601 -- COLOR week


Hi everyone!  It is COLOR Week at Just Us Girls.  Nancy is hosting and has selected the colors YELLOW, RED and ORANGE (neutrals welcome).  I created a very simple sympathy card.  On scrap cardstock, I distressed Festive Berries (red), Spiced Marmalade (orange), and Squeezed Lemonade (yellow).  Using Memory Box' Drifting Side Butterfly, I die cut the butterfly back, and from black cardstock the outline.  Before foam mounting the butterfly, Poppystamps Delicate Mum was die cut from scrap card stock and adhered.  The stamped sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words.

Remember we are welcoming Loll Thompson as a Guest Designer for the month of September!

Be sure to stop by each of the DT member blogs, check out their cards, and leave them a bit of love.

I can't wait to see your color creations in the gallery!  Have fun crafting.


Friday, September 17, 2021

TIME OUT Challenge #196 - Brave

The keyword at TIME OUT this week is BRAVE.  I colored a group of dog "friends" staying brave.  Penny Black's Friendship image is Copic-colored.  The stamped sentiment is from Essentials by Ellen Be Strong set.


Freshly Made Sketches #503 - A Sketch by Cécile

This week at Freshly Made Sketches, we are working with a SKETCH featuring three nested squares with a "swoosh" moving through them.  I created a holiday card using one of Simon Says Stamp's Holiday Frames.  The three snowflake frames were die cut from various colors of Mirracard. Prior to adhering, the swoosh was die cut from vellum using Paper Smooches Flourishes.  The vellum swoosh was adhered with Zyron tape, then the frames.  The stamped sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas.  The final touch was white pearl centers.


Double D Challenge & Alphabet Challenge -- Leaves

At the Double D and the Alphabet Challenge this week, the keyword is LEAVES.  I made a fall card using My Favorite Things Autumn Wreath.  The sentiment from Technique Tuesday Celebrate the Fall was white embossed on a brown card base.  An A2 panel was distressed in greens and oranges then spritzed with Heidi Swapp's gold spray.  From this panel, the oak leaves for the wreath were die cut.  A circle was die cut from a piece of Stampin' Up Textured Wood patterned paper, then mounted on the card base.  The oak leaves were arranged and adhered around the die cut circle. Finally gold May Arts cord was tied around the top of the card.


Addicted to CAS Challenge #206 - Leaf

The keyword this week at Addicted to CAS is LEAF.  Unlike other challenges, we are creating CAS cards using the keyword.  I made a simple, one-layer Thinking of You card.  The sentiment is clear embossed and from Papertrey Ink's Penned Elegance.  Simple leaves were clear embossed around the sentiment, and Copic-colored. The leaves are from Papertrey Ink's Fancy Foliage. Gold dot embellishments were the final touch.


Perfectly CAS Challenge #19 - Geometric

This month at Perfectly CAS, we are working with geometric shapes in one third or less of our cards.  The mad dash is now on to make Christmas cards.  I give my "Christmas" gifts at Thanksgiving when I send friends and family packs of Christmas cards for their own use.  When the challenge said geometric, I immediately thought of the multifaceted star from Walter & Winnie.  I die cut just the outline from pink Mirracard and adhered to a navy Stardream card base (for a bit more sparkle).  The die cut sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  The final touch was several very small crystal gems.


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Paper Players - PP558 - A Color Challenge from Ann

This week at The Paper Players, Ann has proposed the following colors for our cards: Blackberry Bliss (deep purple),  Rich Razzleberry (red purple), Polished Pink and any other one color of our choice.  I picked distress colors as close as possible: Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves and Tattered Rose.   I used Memory Box' Delphinium stencil on an A2 panel, randomizing flowers, locations and colors. Stems were added in with my fourth color: Stained Walnut. 

To create the flower panel, I had taped the cardstock down.  When pulling the panel up, I tore the paper.  What to do now?  I could recreate but my patience was at its end.  I decided to set a much smaller section of the flowers in a window.  I die cut Poppystamps' Madison Arched Window from kraft, adhering a small section of the flower panel to the back.  The widow is mounted on a pale purple cardstock atop a kraft cardbase.  The stamped, foam-mounted sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words.  The final touch was Wink of Stella on the flowers.