Monday, May 20, 2019

Oldie Moldie Monday

It is time to show some love for your old supplies.  I had  this paper pad out to make a birthday card and made some more cards for a children's home in South Carolina.

Remember to show some love for your old supplies.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Twofer - One Stamp - Two Different Type cards

I found a fun challenge blog Twofer .  You use the same stamp and make two different types of cards.

This month the challenge is to use a stamp with wheels.  I chose a vintage car from Rubbernecker Stamps.

Here are my two cards side by side.

I have a couple women friends who love their vintage cars and thought this car would be perfect for one of them.  The background was made with distress oxide ink.  The stamp was heat embossed with clear powder over black ink.  I love the stripe paper from My Favorite Things.  It is always the perfect touch to a card.  I matted the oxide ink panel with black card stock.  The die cut is from Gina K Designs.  A few black and pink sequins finish the card.

This card will be a birthday card for my brother.  I tried a new technique I learned earlier in the month.  You layer your oxide inks on a shiny paper.  After it is completely dry, you stamp your image with another oxide ink and let it dry completely.  Once dry, you take a baby wipe and wipe off the oxide finish on the stamped panel.  The panel and image immediately gets shiny.  I die cut the car with a rectangle die.  I cut panels from three coordinating colors (yes the green does match).  I layered everything up on a panel which I had colored with several oxide inks.  This panel was matted with a panel which was the same color as the ink the car was stamped in.  The dark blue ink was splattered on the card front.  I fussy cut the sentiment out.  The car image and sentiment was pop dotted up.

I had to add some chrome embellishments to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by.  This was my first card making venture after cataract surgery on my left eye.  In two weeks the other one will be done.  It was a struggle but I made it through.  I have been so bored.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Oldie Moldie Monday

It is Monday and time to show some love to your old supplies.

I needed to make a birthday card for my great nephew.  I always struggle with his cards.  What do you make for a teenage boy.  This is what I came up with.

The stamp is well aged and never been used and also the paper is well aged also.

The paper made a great "dude" card.

Remember to show some love for your old supplies.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Playing Along With Gina K Monthly Challenge

I have an ever growing collection of Gina K Stamps and love to play with them.

Each month they have a monthly challenge.  For the month of May, the challenge is Wing It with an optional touch of gold.

I did not add any gold to my challenge card.

I used the most recent card kit to make my card.  The flowers and butterfly are just lovely in this kit.

Many people have been showing this set making their cards with the flowers in black and white and I loved that inspiration and decided to be a copycat.  I did add a touch of yellow to the center of each flower.  The background was ink smooshed on it with more ink splattered over the top.

I am also placing my card in the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp.  The challenge is "for a special lady."

This card has already been sent to a very special friend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, May 10, 2019

CAS Christmas Card

I like to do Christmas Challenges throughout the year so I have a variety of cards to mail in December.  The challenge this month at CAS Christmas Card Challenge is stocking.  I am thinking do I have a stocking stamp - what do I have with a stocking - and right before my eyes did I see - but a strip of paper with stockings on it.  This was left over from a project I did for my friend Mary.  I decided this would be the jumpstart for my CAS Christmas card.

This card is approximately 6 x 4.75 inches.  I cut a white rectangle to mount the strip of stocking paper on.  I did add a thin border of green at the top and bottom of the strip to bring in some of the green color which was in many of the stockings.  I stamped the sentiment below where the strip was going to play.  I assembled the card.  It is a nice flat card so will be easy to mail. 

After I took the picture, I did go back and add some clear glitter glue on the cuffs of the stockings.

Thank you - one more Christmas card made and I have enough of the strip of paper left to make another card. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Bear Hugs

This card is for the CAS Watercolor Challenge.  The challenge is to make a card for a child using watercolors. 

This card could be posted for an oldie moldie Monday post (I try to post a card every Monday using old supplies).  The stamp is from Fun Stampers Journey.  I stamped it in a brown ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The bear was colored with distress inks.  I then die cut the bear using a circle die.  I fussy cut the sentiment.

I decided to use a kraft colored card base to pick up the browns of the bear.  I added a strip of the stripe patterned paper (this paper is older than dirt).  I like how the card turned out.

I will start a new box for the foster home I make children cards for. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Mixed Media Journal Page

I follow a young lady on Facebook and Instagram by the name of Marta Lapkowska.  She is a wonderful artist.

She has started a new challenge which is a journal page each week.  There are always prompts to kickstart your creativity. 

This is my page for the first week.  The prompts were butterfly, thread, circles, stamping and I do not remember what else.

I started with a piece of mixed media paper which I gessoed and painted a light teal.  I added strips of patterned paper which had a touch of orange in it and used this as my accent color.  The butterfly was heat embossed on vellum and added the orange on the top.  I added gesso and orange paint to the strips of patterned paper.  The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz chipboard collection.  Black thread was added behind the butterfly.  Black splatters finished the page.

Here is a close up of the butterfly.

Here is a close up of the sentiment.

It feels good to do mixed media.  Thanks for stopping by.