Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Shawn's card

Here's my entry for the Casual Fridays CAS challenge. "Clean and simple on a black card base". My text is done on computer. I stamped and colored the stars. SHAWN is cut out of 3 layers of letters then glued together to give it some depth. Then I topped it with liquid Glossy Accents. 

July 2012 Papertrey Blog Hop Challenge

This is my card for the Papertrey's Blog Hop I got all the colors in from the inspiration photo!
I used Papertrey Green Tea leaves paper along with all the above mentioned PTI colors.
Stamps by PTI Butterfly Kisses and Remember
Scalloped edgers by PTI
Martha Stewart punch and a few Stickles.
That's it, that's all!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Roll the Die

This was a different fun challenge from Papertrey Make it Monday You roll the die to make the decisions for you. I found it almost easier because I knew exactly what I had to use for colors and stamps. I usually change my mind so often while I'm working on something so this was "stick with what you roll" kind of a project. Not sure if I'm loving the finished piece but it's ok.
Here's my rolls:
Layout #3
Stamp sets image-Beautiful Blooms 2
Color Combos-Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, Poppy Red, Kraft, Green
Sentiments- Everyday Button Bits(has lots of sentiments)
Embellishments- Rhinestones

Strips of Color or Pattern

My card today is for the Casual Fridays CAS challenge Using strips of color or pattern. I started out trying to simulate a sunset with colours of cardstock. It ended up looking more summery and beach like so I added some shells and birds and it's ok. Not sure what the names of the colours are or the name of the stamps (old set). I sponged the edges of the papers some to make them blend a bit better then used versa mark and embossed with clear EP for the shells and birds. Summer look for a hot summer day!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Stampin on Texture

And once I got started with this Papertrey's Make it Monday technique I had to do another one! For this card I used 2 Cuttlebug folders. The eyes are done with a circle folder and then punched out using a 5/8 inch punch. Owl body was done with the Argyle folder. I used PTI Pretty pastels paper and Aqua Mist paper and ribbon. To stamp the eyes I used one of the background stamps from PTI Strawberry Patch. The owl and branches were cut out with my Silhouette cameo.

                                                        Close up of the Owl Eyes

Stamping on Texture and Pinspiration Challenge

Photo for PInspiration
This is my entry for the Make it Monday Stamping on Texture and Pinspiration ChallengeWhat a challenge to find something to work. I used an old, old brass template. Ran it through my Bigshot. Stamped it with PTI Sheet Music  Background Basics stamps in SU River Rock. Mounted it on PTI Pretty Pastels paper and SU Riverock paper. I also did a bit of topic colouring on a few of the flowers.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Using Text

Here's my card for the challenge on Casual Fridays challenge Using text. For my card I used an old PSX stamp K-3237 that I love. Inked up with Memento London Fog. I used a paper towel to wipe out the edges so that it fades on the edges. Flower and stem are from SU Wonderful You. Colored and a few stickles in the center, mounted on black and grey and it's done.
 Our weather is gettting to some of that HOT stuff that we've been hearing about south and east of us. It's nice to stay indoors and do a bit of crafting/stamping! I do go out and move the water sprinkler and that's enough to get good and warmed up. Humidity is also higher than usual.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Stamping on Patterned paper

Back again with a "Stamped on Patterned paper" thank you card for Make it Monday #73 challenge I used a new Stampin Up stamp on PTI Pretty Pastels paper, with Berry Sorbet ink. Kraft paper and jute twine are from PTI. 


Monday, July 2, 2012

Christmas in July

My card today is for 2 challenges. One for Papertrey Make it Monday Step it Up Embellishments and the other one for Casual Fridays 2 Circle project. I decided on the Christmas look because I really wanted to try out the PTI Damask Snowflakes. I got them just before Christmas and never got a chance to give them a go. My 2 circles are the circle that the "joy"word is mounted on and the letter "O" in joy. I raised them all up with foam tape to make my embellishment.