Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Make the Cards Challenge #9 Masculine

This is a new challenge for me and I happen to see that the challenge this week was masculine.  Well, I just made a card for my neighbor that will fit and I am entering it this week.  

This card was created with Stampin Up stamp called Whiskey Business.  The sentiment is from the same stamp.  I combined it with an embossing folder that looks like wood.  colored with Copics. 

Don't forget the inside, this set has some great sentiments. 

I am entering this in this weeks Make the Card Challenge #9

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Seize the Birthday #210 - Sketch

Here it is the last two weeks of March and we have a different challenge for you. Glenda is our hostess and she has chosen a Sketch for those of you that want to do the toppings.  This is exciting as I don't believe that we have ever had a sketch before.  So I hope that you decide to do the topping for this challenge. 
Of course, if you are not a toppings kind of person, you can just do anything. 
Remember to make it a Birthday Theme. 

I had fun with this sketch and here is what I came up with. 

Spellbinders Elegant twist Rectangle
The Greetery Botani Cuts Lily and Palm
Die-namics Word Windows
Simon Says sentiment You Matter

Don't forget
Our Surprise Party Guest is Carol 

Please take some time to see the Seize the Birthday Blog where you will find more inspiration. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Double D Challenge - Skies

We are ready for another Double D Challenge and Darlene is our host.  Just take a look at these powerful skies that she has put together as an inspiration for us. 

These clouds are amazing and I wanted to create them on my card for you today. 

Here is my card.

I used my brand new stencil from A Colorful Life to make these clouds and sun rays.  Inks are: Distressed ink Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac, and Broken China. GKD innocent Pink and Stampin Up, So Saffron. The sentiment is stamped in Black and is from MFT, Words of Inspiration. 

Lavinia Papers - 6x6 - Blue Sky

Lavinia Papers - 6 x 6 - Blue Sky

Stop by the Double D Challenge Blog and play along.
See what the rest of the team has for your inspiration. It's fun! 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Color Hues Challenge - #13 Yellow and Blue

Just a quick post for the newer Challenge that Nancy Leppek and her team do every two weeks.  Fun to get your mojo going again. 
Here we go!

I was lucky to see this background in my stash that already gave me a head start on this card. It was done a while ago with heat embossing then washi tape and lastly, the sponged on colors of yellow and blue. I just added the flower from GKD A Little Love stencil kit.  The You die is GKD's too. 

I will be entering this in the Color Cue for this challenge. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Seize the Birthday #209 - 3 Shades of Green

This is our first Challenge for the month of March and Viki is our hostess.  She has not surprisingly chosen.....  3 Shades of Green for this challenge. 

This is our topping for this challenge, but if you rather, you can do anything you like. 
Just remember to make it a Birthday Card. 

The choice is yours!

Surprise Party Guest

Here is my card

 Gina K Designs stamp Timeless Poppies
       Arteza Real Brush Pens in Pea Green, Pale Green, and Olive Green
White splatters and gems

Be sure to see what the team has for your inspiration here 
I am looking forward to seeing your designs. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Double D Challenge - Book Covers

We have a very interesting topic for this two-week challenge. Diane is our host and just look at this inspiration board that she has created. 

Book Covers is the idea here and these are some examples. These are some fancy covers, but I knew just where I wanted to start. 

Power Poppy has a digital stamp that I think fits this challenge very well. It is Hummingbird in Paradise. I printed it on Fabriano Hotpress watercolor paper. ( trying out new papers) without the hummingbird. Then channeling my best Debbie Hughs, started to color the leaves first. I love how the color can be placed in the darkest area and then the water will spread it to the lighter ones.


Then on to the flowers.  When I was done, I used some matching Prismacolor pencils 
to add depth and define areas. 

The sentiment is Power Poppy too.  It is easy to use a sentiment from a different set and pop it into the center. 

Oh, we have a prize for a random winner.

Please Stop by the Double D Challenge Blog and play along.
Visit my other team members for more inspiration. 
Remember to give them some love too. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments!