Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Friends are like quilts...

It's time for our Wednesday challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week we have an inspiration board for you. This challenge is a fun cross between a photo challenge and a color challenge. You can choose to be inspired by the colors, the photograph, or both!
 I just love the deep rich colors and chose to use them as the inspiration for my quilt themed card. I colored my quilt with Prisma color pencils and used a colorless blender pen to set the colors before adding a few light accents with watercolor markers. I then embossed the quilt panel for a little added texture.
Remember to stop by the Repeat Impressions Store and check out all the beautiful stamps -- there's a 10% discount code for my blog readers posted on the sidebar.  Also, come by the The House That Stamps Built and join in the fun of each new weeks challenge! The first Wednesday of every month One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate! You don't have to use RI stamps to play along, but if you do you'll get an extra entry in the random draw! The more you link up, the greater your chances of winning! So what are you waiting for.....come on over and showoff your creativity!


Check out what the other design team members created: 
Supplies and Tools:
Dies/Punches: Hello Doily (Sizzix), Border Punch (Martha Stewart)
Embossing: Christmas Quilt Embossing Folder (Couture Creations)
Embellishments: Pearls
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Prismacolor Pencils, Crayola Markers, Seedless Preserves Distress Ink (Tim Holt)
Stamps from Repeat Impressions
9402-U, Quilt Background
9405-H, Good Friends

This post linked to:
TIME OUT Challenge - Hobbies (Sewing)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
CardZ TV - Anything Goes
heARTful stamping challenge - Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Messy Watercolors

My husband bought me a set of watercolor paints I'd been wanting for Valentine's Day. I want to use them with my stamps, but decided to experiment with some messy watercoloring first.
For these first two I used the Anna Griffen butterfly die and to create a stencil to paint inside of. Then I laid the die cut part over top and painted on the details.
Supplies and Tools:
Dies: Butterfly Trio (Anna Griffin)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Hickory Smoke/Black Soot Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Watercolor Paint (Sonnet)
Stamps: Bitty Grunge (Tim Holtz), Butterfly Fancy

 For the second set I painted an outdoor scene and cut it out with nestabilities. I added a die cut deer and a tiny tag sentiment and layered it on an evergreen embossed background. 
Neither set is "professional" by any means..... just me having fun and playing around with my paints.
Supplies and Tools:
Dies: Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders),  Christmas Scene (Printable Heaven)
Embossing: Evergreen Embossing Folder (Sizzix)
Stamps: Sunny Flowers (Stampendous)

This post linked to:

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Monday, February 19, 2018

Zentangle Butterfly

Cropstop currently has several different Zentangle stamps in stock, and I just love all the detail there is them. Today I'm showcasing the beautiful Zentangle Butterfly stamp set from Woodware.

For step by step instructions on creating this card: Visit today's post on the Cropstop blog.
 I actually did two different variations of the butterfly -- one with the lighter colors on the outside of the wings and one with darker colors. The second one is also embossed with UTEE to create a glossy effect. I think I like the first one better -- which do you prefer?
To create a multicolored sentiment I inked it up with three colors of Distress ink, spritzed with water, and stamped it on the inside of my card.
Supplies and Tools:
Embossing: Midnight Black Embossing Powder, UTEE
Inks: Ken Oliver Color Bursts (Fuchsia, Lemon Yellow, Tangerine), Distress Inks (Black Soot, Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade), Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento), Versamark Watermark (Tsukineko)
Paper: Watercolor Cardstock
Tools: Cuttlbug, Splatter Brush (Tim Holtz), Small Paintbrushes
Stamps: French Market (Tim Holtz), Zentangle Butterfly (Woodware)

This post linked to:
4 Crafty Chicks - Lots of Layers
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Saturday, February 17, 2018

A Cozy Hello

Today I'm sharing a coffee themed card I created using spring pastels and Gracielle's Coffee & Love Digital Stamp Set.
I printed my coffee cup on watercolor paper and colored it with prismacolor pencils. To create a 3-D flower, I printed two extra flowers (one slightly smaller) and adhered them over the the original design with a pretty pearl in the center.
If you haven't already, you'll want to stop by Gracie's Etsy shop - Graciellie Designs - and check out all the lovely stamps, papers, and cut files she has for sale there!
Supplies and Tools:
Dies: Punches: Scallop Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Circle Punch, Martha Stewart Deep Edge Border Punch  
Embossing: Mosaic Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)
Inks: Prismacolor Pencils, Blender Pen
Stamps: Gracielle's Coffee & Love Digital Stamp Set

This post linked to:
Allsorts Challenge - Handmade Flowers
Inspired by all the little things - Inspiration Board (colors & flowers)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Lots of Layers

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Simple "Hi"

It's time for another Tic Tac Toe challenge over on The House That Stamps Built. Choose three items (across, down, or diagonally) to include on your creation, then come by the blog and link it up!
  I chose Twine, Patterned Paper, and Flowers and created two different but matching clean-and-simple cards.
I also stamped all my flowers on patterned paper and added a few light accents with Touch Five Markers. After fussy cutting them out, I added a gem to the center and popped them up on my card front with mounting tape.
Remember to stop by the Repeat Impressions Store and check out all the beautiful stamps -- there's a 10% discount code for my blog readers posted on the sidebar.  Also, come by the The House That Stamps Built and join in the fun of each new weeks challenge! The first Wednesday of every month One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate! You don't have to use RI stamps to play along, but if you do you'll get an extra entry in the random draw! The more you link up, the greater your chances of winning! So what are you waiting for.....come on over and showoff your creativity!


Check out what the other design team members created: 
Supplies and tools:
Dies: Phrases (Sizzix)
Embellishments: Gems, Baker's Twine 
Embossing: Cherry Blossom (Darice)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento), Touch Five Markers
Stamps from Repeat Impressions

This post linked to:
Stamping Sensations: Anything Flowers
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Monday, February 12, 2018

Altered Notebook Cover

Today I'm sharing a fun way to create custom notebook covers 
and fun matching paper clips.
For step by step instructions on creating these fun little gift sets:
Supplies and Tools:
Embellishments: Natural Burlap String, Prima Flowers, Pearls, Jumbo Paper Clips, Ribbon
Paper: Red Sampler Pack (Canvas Corp)
Punches: Martha Stewart heart border punch, Crop-a-dile

This post linked to:
The Paper Players - Red, White Kraft
Inspired by all the Little Things - Inspirational Photo (colors/Valentine theme)
Allsorts - Love Is In The Air
Craft-Dee BowZ - Handmade Bow