Monday, September 27, 2021

Oldie Moldie Monday

 I guess I took a break from my blog and creativity this summer while I battled some health issues.  Hopefully I am back to creating and posting once again.

It is Monday -time to show some love for your old supplies.  The paper in the card is a little aged but not as old as many of my supplies.  

I had miscalculated the month of September - how did it get to the end of September so fast - and I had not made Lydia a birthday card so I remedied that over the week end.

I used the current sketch at Sunday Stampers to help me make this card.  

I used a new stamp and colored it with distress inks.  Lydia loves her cat and he is quite the talker.  I wanted to use bright happy paper - she is 17 and they always need bright and happy in their lives.  I did add Stickles to some of the dots on the paper to add sparkle (17 year olds need sparkle also).  Glossy accents was added to the eyeballs.

I am quite happy with how the card turned out.

Remember to show some love for your old supplies.

Thanks for stopping by.  

Monday, September 13, 2021

Oldie Moldie Monday

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

I am sharing more Christmas cards in which the paper was talking to me.

 Remember to show some love for your old supplies.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Happy Little Stampers September Stencil Challenge

 How did it get to be September already? School has started here and soon the leaves will fall and then it will snow.  Wow what a downer statement so let's just focus on the September Stencil Challenge at Happy Little Stampers.

The stencil challenge is always "Anything Goes".  This is the best challenge because you can make whatever you want.

This month I made many cards.  Recently I visited my friend Annie and we just created to our hearts content.  She had bought a new Vicki Boutin stencil and I tried to use it in many different ways. 

The first two cards are pink with grey.  Grey is a little softer than using black.  Both grey and black with pink are favorite color combinations to use.  Oxide inks were used for the color on the stencil.

On these two cards after I had done my stenciling, I spritzed my stencil with water and then laid it down on my mixed media paper.  I used paper toweling to press the stencil against the paper to get this light design from the stencil.  I used a tag die to make my card base and a smaller die for the card front.  I added some stickles to the dots in the center of the flower.  On the second card I added splatters.  A sentiment that was colored with oxide inks completed the design.

The design for this card was also done from cleaning the stencil.  After I had inked the stencil and when I cleaned it I used a baby wipe and wiped the color onto the paper.  I came back in after it was dry and added doodling - very loose doodling.

Black and white diagonal striped paper from My Favorite Things was used for an accent on both cards.  A die cut and black enamel dots completed this graduation card.

Stickles were added to the center of the flowers to add a little sparkle to the card.  A birthday sentiment from Altenew completed this card.

On the next two cards, I cleaned the stencil with baby wipes and once it was dry I brought in the stencil and laid it on top and stenciled through the design for a monochromatic design.  A couple die cuts and and stamped sentiment completed the card.

More of the black striped paper helped completed the layout of this card.

The stencil was used in the normal way on this card.  I die cut the heart from the stenciled page and inked around the edge.  A stamped sentiment and Stickles completed the design on the heart.  A small piece of the striped paper added t he perfect accent to the dry embossed card front.

It was great fun to try different ways of using the same stencil and I love all the cards I made from my play day with my friend.

Oldie Moldie Monday

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

I have been in a creative rut this summer.  I was getting out some Christmas paper to give to a friend and the paper started to talk to me so I had to make some cards with some of the paper.

I made two of each cards.

It was fun to create again and listen to the paper telling me what to do.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

September Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

 It is time for a new Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  Are you playing along and already have cards made for mailing.  I sure hope so - it makes such a difference rather than the last minute push to make more cards.  

The challenge for September is Anything Goes with the optional choice of Non Traditional.

This month I actually went with the optional non traditional choice.  I know there are some people on my list who will enjoy a pink and blue holiday card.

The tree is a new die from Waffle Flowers with different sizes of trees.  I die cut the tree from a piece of background I had made some time ago.  I believe I made it with a stencil and watercolor.  I love how the colors vary in depth and the color ran under the stencil.  (I love my box of backgrounds I have made in different ways - it makes it so easy to make a card).  I die cut several layers of the  tree and glued to the pretty layer so it pops off the background.

I used a piece of white shiny paper for the background and used the same stencil used on the background to add a row of sparkly glitter paste to add more depth to the card front.  I then matted it with some glitter paper that matched so nicely.  I also die cut a star from the glitter paper to add to the top of the tree.  The sentiment was heat embossed on a strip of the background paper and matted with the glitter paper.  

Here is a close up of the glitter paste, the details in the tree and the sentiment.