Friday, July 31, 2015

My Favorite Things and the Mod Squad Challenges

Just a quick post, I am waiting for the our daughter and grandkids to arrive from Minnesota, and to kill time, I decided to make a card.  It was a quick one and I am not in Love with it.  What can I say, it is homemade, Not Hallmark!
This card will be entered in the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge, See it Here

It will also be entered in the Mod Squad Challenge hosted by my talented friend Kathy Krug.

Anything Goes PLUS a DIE

Here is the card.
GKD cardstock in Ocean Mist and Black Onyx
Die-Namics crossed stitched circle
Lil'Inker Bow die
Image Clearly Besotted Delightful Day
Sentiment is from MFT, Sunflower Sweetheart
Thanks so much for stopping in, and leaving a comment.  It is always appreciated.  

Friday, July 24, 2015

Mod Squad Challange

My talented friend, Judy Woodland is hosting this challenge this week and I would not want to miss it.  She wants us to put something with wings on our project.  I went back to a stamp set that I have had, but not used much.  I don't know why not, as it is so cute.  Could it be that I have too much.  No...that's not right. 
 Well here is my card.
 I used Gina K Design white card base and the stamp set called Shine On.  The background paper is from my stash, and I die cut it with Frames from Simon Says.  The cute winged bird is colored with copic markers.
Thanks for stopping by to see my card.  I do appreciated the love that you leave. 
Have a great day everyone. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Make It Monday #218: Watercolors With Die Cut Stencils

                       Make It Monday #218: Watercolors With Die Cut Stencils

This was a fun challenge and I am very happy with the outcome.  I recently have been playing with my new watercolor paints from Kuretake and I really love the pigment and the colors that you can get.  Click on the title above to see how Lexi Daily shows you how to do this technique. 

Here is my card.
Click on this picture to enlarge it and you will be able to see the sparkles.  #lovemynewcamera

I use white and black card stock from Gina K Designs and a layer of water color paper.
I die cut the word Scatter from masking paper and used it as a mask to place my yellow paint over.  That did not work, it was pretty, but did not show up very well.  After thinking about it, I went back with another die cut stencil and put the orange over the top.  That was it.  I wish that you could see the Wink of Stella that sparkles all over the colors.  It is just like sunshine. 
The die is from Shakers and Sprinkles, along with the word Sunshine.  The other, is from Phrase Play #11.

I love this technique and hope that I can incorporate in one of the challenges that I host.

Thanks so much for stopping in to take a look.  I do appreciate the comments that you leave.  They are my encouragement. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Three in One

I need a lot of birthday cards in the months of June, July and August.  That is why almost every card that I make is a birthday card.  I was able to combine three challenges with this card.  It is stamped with a cute stamp that I have had, and have not used yet.  His is such a happy dog. 

The image is from Newton's Nook and it is called Delightful Doxies. Then sentiments are from Avery Elle, Thanks a Bunch.

The background is watercolors, using the colors from the JUGS challenge hosted by my talented friend Sharyn Polesel.  Turquoise, Lime green, Yellow, Orange and Bright Pink.  I snuck in the pink on his scarf. The grass is a die cut from MFT.  I also put glossy accent on the balloon. 

I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Monday Challenge: i scream for…
You are to be inspired by the letter I.  I think this dog is IMPRESSIVE.
Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Because I needed reminding and my friend did remind me that I can enter this in Seize the Birthday, I am doing that too.  Anything goes there this month, no toppings. see it here.

                                                             Here is my card.

 Thanks for stopping by, I love your comments and enjoy every one.  They are appreciated.



Sunday, July 19, 2015

Great Impressions challange

                                          July Challenge: Use Your Favorite Stamp

This is a new challenge for me and I don't have any Great Impression Stamps, but my good friend has just been made a Member of the Design Team and since she has encouraged me in the past, I want to support her in her work. 
You may have guessed her name by this time, if not, it is Donna Phelan!  I am so happy for her and she will do a great job.

You can fine the challenge Here and it is a monthly challenge, so you have time to enter.

For this challenge you are to use your favorite stamp.  That was the hard part, as there are so many!
I looked into my gallery at STV and noted that I often use the Sunflower stamp from Melanie Muenchinger.  So I made this simple card for this challenge. 

Charcoal Brown heavy weight card stock for the base
White layering weight for the oval
Spellbinder Floral Oval die
Stamp set GKD Stately Flowers 5
Ribbon from my stash

Thanks for stopping by and as always I do appreciate your comments.

Color Lessons Learned

           Lesson #10 – Color Theory: Monochromatic

The last lesson for summer school by Mt Favorite Things is Monochromatic.  The hardest decision was what color to use.  I decided on red, and used the inks from Gina K Designs.  They  are Cherry Red, Red Hot and Tomato Soup.  The stamp set is Pretty Poppies and is a new one for me. 
I stamped the flowers and leaves and sentiment, in the same colors that I used to sponge the background.  There is a partial die cut from spellbinders and pink liquid pearls to complete.
Here is my last homework for this week.

Just a quick post today.  thanks so much for stopping by and taking time to leave a comment.  I do appreciate them. 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Secondary Colors


Lesson #9 – Color Theory: Secondary Colors

            Secondary Colors are the direct counterparts of the primary colors — red, yellow, and blue. Orange (a combination of red and yellow), green (a combination of blue and yellow), and purple (a combination of red and blue) are the secondary colors. You can find them in between their primary colors on the color wheel.

             Here is my homework for this lesson, using Orange, Purple and Green. 
A little story first.  I ordered this stamp, (and a few others) from MFT on Tuesday.  After placing the order, I discovered that I already had one of the dies that I just ordered.  Common on, you have done that before, right?  Well, I quickly send them a message to please take off the duplicate die, if it was not a problem.  They responded quickly, and happily refunded my money to PayPal, and then sent out the order the same day! I didn't even have to talk to anyone.   I got it yesterday and I am using this cute bear on this card today.
The End!
Recipe:  Base, Sweet mango, and layer of Wild Orchid, GKD
On Water color paper, I used the purple and orange water colors from Kuretake
Bear is from the Birthday Bears and is stamped and fussy cut, colored with copic markers
I paper pieced the balloon, because I accidentally colored it purple and I wanted to use green. 
Sequins form Pretty Pink Posh 
 Well, I am almost caught up with homework, just one more card to do. 

Thanks so much for stopping in and I really do appreciate that you take time to make comments. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Summer School – It’s Your Turn to Learn: Primary Colors

Lesson #8 – Color Theory: Primary Colors
Today's lesson is Primary colors.  Those are Red, blue and Yellow.  Just those three, and with them, you can make many more colors, but that is a different lesson. 

Here is my home work.  I am not really happy with it.  It does look better in real life as it sparkles.  that is the only thing that saves this one.  So sorry that you can't see it. 
I just used the stitched stars die from MFT and cut them using the primary colors that you see.  The background is sprayed with Color Shine in Cherry Red and I also stamped the Sentiment with the Fabulous sayings from MFT, and fussy cut it out.  Added the bling with Wink of Stella and sequins.
Thanks for stopping in to see this post.  I very much appreciate that you take time to make comments. 



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

My Favorite Things Lesson # 7

                     Lesson #7 – Color Theory: Complementary Colors

This will be a quick post today, Life is sure busy and I have lots to do today.  Including having lunch with an old friend. 
This lesson is on complimentary colors and I chose shades of red and green.  The stamp set is PI Heart Bouquet.  I also stamped flowers from a set by Gina K designs called Folk Filigree.  The border die cut is from Stamping Up. 
Thanks for stopping in and I do appreciate your comments. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

My Favorite Things

Well, I was gone on vacation for 2 weeks and when I returned to my craft room, I found that school is back in session.  Yes siree!  Summer School again!  Yipee. 

Lesson #6 – Color Theory: Gallon/Quart/Pint
I had never heard of this before, but it sure makes sense.  Check it out Here

When combining solid colors, it’s helpful to use the gallon/quart/pint rule. Also, combining similar saturations often works best.

Here is my take on this lesson.

I started out with a base of White card stock and then die cut circles with the crossed stitched circle die from MFT.  The image is Green pastures and is also cut with matching die.  Her shirt is paper pieced and I have colored the rest of her with Copic markers.  I put glossy accents on her boots.  The sentiment is heat embossed with white and is from the same stamp set.  All of the papers are from Gina K Designs.  Before I adhered it all to the base, I embossed a layer of white with Tim Holtz folder that looks like sun rays.  I thought it needed some texture.  You need to look close to see that.
Well, that is my homework for lesson #6.  It was fun and now I am working on the next lesson.  I want to impress the teacher!  Lol

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Mod Squad Challenge

Fast and Easy, that is the challenge for this week at the Mod Squad.  So I sipped into my craft room, dug around in my box of scraps and card stock pieces, and got going.  I used a set of dies to cut the panel that fits over the base and then stamped the poppies because it was a stamp laying on my desk. It is Poppie from Penny Black.  Colored them with Copic markers and used another stamp that has been on my desk top called, On the boardwalk by We R Memory Keepers.  Added a strip of summery design paper to the top and inside the card.  It took longer to take the picture and download it than it did to make this card.

                The paper is Cherry Red and White from Gina K Designs. 
Thanks for stopping by to take a look and as always, I appreciate your comments my friends!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Just Us Girls #300 Celebration

I have been missing in action, but it was a good thing.  We were gone on a summer vacation.  It was amazing and I was able to check off another bucket list item.  Zip Line!  Yes it did it, seven times.  The first one was quite scary, but then I got the hang of it.  Pun intended. Lol

My friends at Just Us Girls are celebrating their 300th Challenge with word week. 
The word is Congratulations
I just had to send them a celebratory card! 
This card is all lime green and gold.  Lots of gold foil and stamps that look like fireworks all done in gold.  The sentiment is embossed in gold on vellum.  It looks like black in the photo, but it is all gold.
It's good to be back, so thanks to you all for stopping in to take a look.  Once again, Congratulations to all of the Jugheads!