Thursday, September 22, 2016

Seize the Birthday - Soft and Simple

This time at Seize the Birthday our topping is Soft and Simple.  Of course, it's always "Anything Goes" if you don't want to do the topping as long as it's for a birthday.  Here is how I was inspired.

 I simply used a few dies and white and blue card stock along with some design paper.  The flowers are stamped on water color paper and then I added some water color to the blossoms and the leaves.
Here is what I used:
Strathmore water color paper
Altenew stamp Golden Garden
Spellbinders A2 curved borders One
Gina K Designs Ocean Blue card stock, design paper,  ink and matching envelope
                                   

Please visit the Seize the Birthday blog to see the beautiful cards the rest of the team and our Surprise Party Guest, Monika, have made this week.  I hope you will come and play along with us.
                                     

Thanks so much for your comments.  I really appreciate them.  

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Altenew Blog Hop - September

                           
 The design team at Seize the Birthday is joining the Altenew Ulitmate Challenge Blog Hop.   What a surprise and what an honor.  Please go over and check out the prizes up for grabs.   I have recently been using Altenew stamps and have six in my collection.  They are so fresh and I love the look. I have also enjoyed taking two classes recently offered by The Altenew Academy.

Take a look at my card. I used my Zig Clean Water Color Markers on water color paper.

This card uses the Persian Motifs stamp and die from Altenew.
After randomly stamping the flower on my background, I went in with a water brush to blend it out.  I used Lt Blue and Pale Green.  The white detailed border is from Frantic Stamper called Fancy Frames #1.
Then I die cut one extra flower and attached it with a tag from Stitched Main St tags, from  Poppy Stamps, and a bit of silver twine. There is a layer of Jelly Bean Green and a base of Ocean Mist Card stock from Gina K Designs.
                                                        Persian Motifs Stamp Set
Thanks so much for stopping by as part of this hop.  Please take a look at what my team mates have done at Seize The Birthday.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Seize the Brithday - Frames

Time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and it is Frames.  I went with a simple design for a frame, but dressed it up with a special background and image.  See what I did here.

































 Ingredients:  Gina K designs card stock in white. 
Lil' Inker dies, stitched rectangles and diagonals.
Gold foil paper and Large Poppy die
Vellum and gold embossing powder with gold embellishments. 


Please see what the other designers at Seize the Birthday have done  for this challenge.  We have a Special Party Guest too.  Her name is Monika Reeck and you will find her designs here.
Thanks for stopping in, I  do appreciate your comments.  

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

September Mod Squad challenge

Hi everyone, Leslie Turner and I are hosting this week at the  
Mod Squad challenge! We hope you'll play along!

Our theme this week is Color Inspiration - Fall Colors 
Although we were thinking fall, we wanted bright early fall/late summer colors.  We have provided you with a color palette. 


You may also use any neutral with this color combination.  


1st Sponsor this week is Gina K Designs
 

 Here is my card for this weeks challenge.  

I used these GKD inks for this card, matching the color pallet perfectly.  Tomato Soup, Peach Bellini, Sweet Corn, Jelly Bean Green and Grass Green.  My neutral is Warm Cocoa.   


If you are wondering how I did the texture on the flower wrap, I simply googled, How to make paper look like fabric.  The basket weave design was done with colored pencils. I sponged the background paper with the Sweet Corn and left a white space as I knew that I wanted to put a sentiment there. I also wanted to put some splatters on the background, but I wanted then to be precise.  That is where a stamp came in handy. 
Here are the stamp sets that I used.  
 Tiny Textures- ClearTiny Textures  Stately Flowers 7- CLEARStately Flowers 7 (sentiment /butterflies)
Fill it with Flowers.
Thanks so much for stopping by, if you have any questions about how I did this card, please feel free to ask.  
Love your comments. 


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Seize The Birthday, Toppings Tags, big and small.

Tags, Tags, I love to make tags.  Big and small.  Stand alone and on a card. Fun to make and give.
I really could not stop making them. 


 Here are the tools:  Stitched Main Street tags by Poppy Stamps
Stencils Distress Grid and Scraped Paint by Memory Box
Lorelai leaf and outline dies by Poppy Stamps
Heart felt Creative flowers and stamps form Altenew, Peony Bouquet, and Persian Motif. 

Please see what the other designers at Seize the Birthday have done  for this challenge.  We have a Special Party Guest too.  Her name is Monika Reeck and you will find her designs here.
Thanks for stopping in, I  do appreciate your comments.