Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Dies R Us Blog

On the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog today I have made a card using a crocus, one of the first flowers we see in Spring.  I have a card that I made after spending some time in Florida. There, the spring is in full bloom and back here in Wisconsin, we need some more sunshine. Soon all of the flowers will be blooming, but for now, we can make cards to reflect the Spring season.
   
I made this card using only dies and stamping only the sentiment.  It really went together easily and once I had the arrangement that I liked, I just glued it in place.  I used two different colors of glitter paper for the flowers.  Added some rhinestones and some gingham paper along with a Spellbinders border die. 
                                     Here is the die that I used. 
                                  Frantic Stamper - Dies - Mix 'n Match CrocusFrantic Stamper Mix and Match Crocus

Here is another view of the card, you can see all of the texture that you can get with dies.
These are really fun to work with and you can mix and match the  dies of other flowers.  It would be fun to see what you will come up with.  Look what I did with just one die.
Thanks for stopping by to take a closer look.  I do love your comments. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Creatures or Animals


                

                         Welcome to another challenge at Seize the Birthday.

              

We have a fun topping for you this week, just use an Creature or Animal on your project. Pull out those stamps that I know that you have and start making those birthday cards.  
        Of course, if you are not a toppings kind of person, just make it a birthday card.  
Here is my example for you.   


 This was such fun to make as I always enjoy using stamps and dies from My Favorite Things. This stamp set s Adorable Elephants, and I loved stacking them to make it look like one is helping the other. I also used a Simon Says background stamp called Circle Doodle.  The sun is from Lawn Fawn, Spring Shows.   I colored all of the images with copic markers and die cut them out. There is Glossy Accents on the balloon.  

We have a new Special Party Guest too.  Her name is Cathy and you can see her blog Here!

Please check out what all of the other designers have done at Seize the Birthday!

Thanks so stopping by, your comments really make my day. 

 









Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mod Squad Challenge - May - Let's Color!

Time sure has been going fast and I find that I am busier than ever. We will have some traveling to do this spring and I an trying to work ahead with these posts.  For this challenge, I am going to make it easy for you and for me as well.  I am challenging you to make a project and put some coloring on it. Not stamping in color, get out your colored pencils, paints, crayons, what ever you color with and join in.
Here is my example for this challenge.


I challenged myself to do a new technique for coloring.  I used just the two colored pencils that you see in the photo and blended them with Gamsol.  It was so easy and I am sure that I will be doing this often.  I was able to get the blue/green colors that inspired my with the patterned paper.  Power Poppy by Marcella, designs such beautiful flowers and plants, that they are so easy to bring to life.



    Here is another view of the card.

A close up of the succulent. I actually added some dew drops, but they are impossible to see.

Ingredients: Power Poppy Succulent Singles  stamp set
                    White card base, Gina K designs
                    Patterned paper by Recollections - Green Brush Strokes
                    Die-namics Stitched Round Rectangles
                    Textured dark green paper from The Paper Studio 
                    Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
                    Wink of Stella - Clear

Thanks for much for stopping by, your comments brighten my day. Hope to see your entry in the challenge.