Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Water Colored Ranunculus Field

I had some time this morning before going to work and decided to play along in a couple of challenges over at Splitcoaststampers.  This weekend I was honored to be chosen as this weeks Featured Stamper!  I was so excited and so surprised. Who, little old me?  Really?

It was a blast to see which cards everyone CASEd, and it was fun to look back at my own gallery at some of my earlier cards.  I took 3 years off from posting on SCS, but I am glad to be back and hopefully will be posting on a more regular basis and playing along with more challenges.  I also wanted to play along with yesterday's CAS challenge, which was to use any color other than white or neutral as your card base.  Since I tend to always reach for white card bases that actually was a challenge, lol!  I ordered some fun stamps online and decided to water color my main image using my distress inks and pearlized water.  My sentiment is from the new anniversary set from Paptertrey Ink called Bold Bouquet.  I can't wait to play with the beautiful images in this set.

The featured stamper challenge can be found here:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/featured-stamper-f132/fs368-%7B2-23-14%7D-beam-me-up-scotty-t584610.html

Here is my original that I loosely CASEd:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1308843?&cat=500&ppuser=110263

and the Clean and Simple challenge can be found here:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/clean-simple-cards-f239/cas261-color-my-world-2-24-14-a-t584645.html

Anyhoo, have a great day and thanks for popping in!



stamps:  bold bouquet by papertrey ink, ranunculus field by stampendous
paper:  bazzill, water color
black archival ink
picked raspberry and mowed lawn distress ink
martha stewart twine
pearlized water

Monday, February 10, 2014

Thinking of You

I had a little bit of free time today and decided to play along with Splitcoaststampers technique lovers challenge.  I love alcohol inks, but don't use them very often so today's challenge was just the push I needed to get them out and play along.  The challenge was to use your alcohol inks on glossy paper and then either using canned air or a straw (I used a straw) blow the ink around the page and then smoosh another piece of glossy paper on top of it.  Then you were to die cut it, so I reached for my Turning a New Leaf die set (also hasn't seen any love in a very long time!) and cut it out.  I used a variety of inks and a bit of silver and I love how it turned out!  I stamped my image in gray, popped my die cut leaves up and colored some gems using a spectrum noir pen and that was it!  I will definitely be trying this technique again.

That's it for today!  Thanks for looking and have a great day :)



alcohol inks: lettuce, willow, meadow and silver
die by Papertrey Ink
sentiment: botanical silhouettes by Papertrey Ink
gems from Hobby Lobby

Friday, February 7, 2014

I Love You So Much

I am so happy that I got to play along with a couple of challenges on splitcoaststampers today.  The free 4 all challenge was a valentines challenge and the mixability challenge was to use hearts.  I managed to cover them both using my Tim Holtz new hearts stencil and some embossing paste and a sentiment from Papertrey Ink!  I am seriously loving my stencils and embossing paste right now and today I used my pearlescent paste which is SO pearly and pretty.  I did add 2 colors of Heidi Swapp color shine over the stencil before I removed it and it looks really pretty IRL.  I also die cut some flowers out of canvas and colored them using my gelato's!  So fun!!

It looks like I am ahead of the game and have my valentine card for my hubby next week!  Woo hoo!!!

I am having fun playing in challenges again.  It has been too long!  Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  I am working tomorrow and then teaching a fun card class at Scrapdoodles on Sunday!!

Thanks for taking a peak!



Monday, February 3, 2014

CAS258 Tags or Tabs

Hello!  I had a chance to play after work today with the CAS challenge over on SCS (splitcoaststampers).  Today's challenge was to use a tag or tab on our cards.  I LOVE using tags on my cards and have a pile of tags that I have die cut using my cameo just begging to be used! This also fits Friday's free for all challenge on SCS which was to use the word love (mine says loved, but I think it will qualify!)  I went extremely CAS today using lots of white space with a couple pops of color.  I stamped the butterfly from inkadinkado onto marshmallow cardstock using archival ink, then used gelato's to color it in.  I cut it out and then added some shimmer using my wink of stella pen in clear over the entire butterfly.  I added a second butterfly that I had punched out of silver pow glitter paper and popped a black sequin in the middle.  The sentiment is from Februrary's card kit by Simon Says Stamp and is called thinking of you.  I embossed that using silver embossing powder.  I also added some fun washi tape.  The skinny silver and white striped washi tape is from Little B and came in another card kit from SSS and the black and white washi tape is from my stash.  I also added 3 score lines above the bottom little strip of washi tape but I don't think my camera picked it up!  I love how crisp this looks in real life.  I wish my photography skills were better!

I checked out the challenge before I went to work this morning and couldn't wait to come home and play!  Thanks for stopping by!
Here are the links to the challenges:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/clean-simple-cards-f239/cas258-tags-tabs-2-3-14-a-t583823.html