Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Water Colored Happy Easter

Happy Wednesday Peeps!!

Yesterday I was not feeling the best and I went into my bedroom to lay down for a bit but I was restless and it did not last long. I was up and at my craft desk fairly quickly and decided I would color.

I was inspired by Rita Wright and the pics she has been posting on Instagram to pull out this set. It is the Stampin Up Indescribable Gift set. I love this flower and decided I would try and watercolor with my distress inks.
I stamped the image with Black Stazon onto some water color paper and begin to color.
I squished some Picked Raspberry ink onto an acrylic block and used my water brush to color.
I used Mowed Lawn for the leaves and for the branch I used some Vintage Photo.

I used my heat gun to dry the flower before starting the background.
I used Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry for the Background.
I stamped the sentiment with Black Memento ink and added a few sequins to finish it up.
I trimmed the piece down a bit and added it to my white card base.

I am linking this card to a couple of challenges one is the CASology Spring Challenge


The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe

I used the bottom line, Flowers, any shade of Pink and Polka Dots, that is if you can count my dots around my flower as polka dots. :)

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, March 30, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches......Somebunny

Happy Monday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches.
Actually I am just under the wire getting this one done to link this week.

Here is the fun sketch:

I decided to make a Easter card and use my MFT Somebunny stamp set. I love this set and those bunnies......Adorbs!!

I stamped the bunny and wagon onto some white card stock with Memento black ink and colored with my copic markers. I made my little bunny a pretty gray this time, isn't she cute?

The base of the card is Wisteria Wonder and then a layer of white that I die cut with one of the dies from the MFT Blueprints die-namics #20, I just love that scalloped rectanbgle.
I then cut a layer of DSP, it is from a retired SU pack, can't think of the name, the DSP is cut with another die from a different Blueprints #13. 
The Somebunny sentiment along with the "Wishes You" are from the Somebunny stamp set. 
My Happy Easter comes from a Lawn Fawn set.
I added a die cut sun and a few enamel dots to finish it up!

Thanks for stopping by today.


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sweet Sunday.....With Sympathy

Happy Sunday Peeps!!

Here is the sweet sketch this week:

When I sat down to make my card for this sketch, a couple of weeks ago, I had the death of a school friend fresh on my mind. A girl who was a important part of my young life, a good friend and confident. We had remained friends into adulthood but I had loss touch with her several years back. Last fall she began to be on my mind and I had mentioned her to my husband several times and was wondering where she was and what she was doing. I wish now I had made more of an effort to find her then, because by the time I was made aware of her situation she was in a coma in the hospital and passed just a few days after I spoke with her husband. I was so very sad.
Any way this card is for her, I won't be able to send it to anyone, no services for her but it is for her none the less.

I started with my crumb cake layer. I used a stencil and crumb cake ink to had the harlequin BG.

I have to say I was very inspired by our former Sweet Sunday team member Jackie Pedro in making this card. Altho I did not use a particular card of hers I have always admired how she used kraft and vanilla with a pop of one color and these roses are some she used a lot. They are made using the MFT mini hybrid heirloom rose die. I love it and the die was a gift from her. 
I used Crisp Cantaloupe card stock for my roses.

The leaf flourish is also a MFT die and is cut with some Pear Pizzazz card stock. The sentiment is
from a retired SU set.

Thanks for dropping by today and for helping me honor my friends passing.

Be sure and head over to the Sweet Sunday Blog to be inspired by the rest of the DT, they have some fabulous samples with this sketch to show you!


Friday, March 27, 2015

Easter Treat Fabric Purses

Happy Friday peeps!!!

Popping in here quickly to share some cute little Easter treat purses I made.

I used the Stampin Up purse die to make these little cuties.

I started with the Stampin Up Adhesive sheets and covered some Pink Pirouette card stock. 
I then peeled off the backing and added my fabric, making a layer of card stock and fabric stuck together to run through my Big Shot with the die.

I cut out ten of these little purses.

I put them together using some score tape. The handles are put on with silver brads.

I then dug out these long ago retired flower brads from my stash and used them to decorate the fronts.
I added a small pearl to the flower center. I used crystal effects to put the pearls onto the brad. They are sticky back but I wanted to make sure the pearl did not fall off.

I then dug through all my ribbon and found this retired pink and yellow to match my brads and added a bow to the handle. Simple, easy peasy and finished in no time.
I think they turned out cute. I will add some chocolate to the purse and have some cute little Easter treats for some lucky girls!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MFT, Color Throwdown......hello

Happy Wednesday peeps!!

I am off work today and it is a rainy/stormy day so I decided to play a bit at my stamp table.

I looked at the MFT Card Challenge Blog and found a fun sketch:

and I also used the Color Throwdown Challenge:

As you can see I turned the sketch on its side. I started with some white card stock cut at 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
 I rounded the top corners and then used a stencil to add a bit of color to the white piece. I used some so saffron ink and a sponge dauber over the stencil.

The roses are cut using Cherry Cobbler card stock and the MFT mini hybrid heirloom rose die.
I used some Pear Pizzazz card stock for the flourish leaf swirl. I then added a few small so saffron flowers around the roses.

The hello is die cut several times, and glued together using Early Espresso card stock. the base of the card is Early Espresso as well.
I really love that hello die!! I finished it up with three enamel dots in the top corner as per the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy, Happy Birthday

Happy Tuesday  peeps!!!

Today I am sharing a card I made today.

I was playing around with my distress inks again and made this fun background.

I used Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry.

This time I applied my ink to a piece of acetate and then spritzed with some water and squished it onto my watercolor paper. I started with my middle color, the Salty Ocean and then went to the Squeezed Lemonade and then to the Picked Raspberry.
I really love how these colors combined and ran together. I spritzed a bit more water onto the piece as needed to get the colors to blend and flow. I hit the paper with my heat gun in between each color to set them and keep them from muddying up.

I used the MFT Pure Innocence Happy Banner  girl and colored her dress to match my BG using my copic markers.
She is die cut out with her matching die.
The balloons are from the MFT Somebunny stamp set and colored with copics as well. I cut out the balloons and added them to the base with foam tape. I just hand drew in the tails.
The happy banner girl is added to the base with foam tape as well.
I stamped the rest of the sentiment onto the base with Black Memento Ink. 

I am adding this to the Curtain Call Inspiration challenge:

Thanks for stopping by today!


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sweet Sunday.....Happy Birthday

Happy Sunday Peeps!!

Time for another new Sweet Sunday Sketch.

I am using a set I just got, it is Lil Inkers Surprise
I just love this sweet little image. This set is from their Sugar Kissed Cottage line of stamps.
They are so cute, I think I need them all!!

I stamped the image with Memento Black Ink and colored with my copic markers.

The base of the card is white card stock and then a layer of real red card stock. I die cut this layer with one of the dies from the MFT Blueprints 20 Die set, the image piece is next and is also cut with one of the dies from the Blueprint set.
The little red piece across the bottom is cut with the large scallop die as well, I just cut it again to make it the size I needed.
The Happy Birthday is a die cut from Lawn Fawn. The die actually cuts the words "Happy Birthday to You" so  just cut off the to you section so it would fit on my card.
I added the image piece to the base with some foam tape.
I added glossy accents to the balloons and I used my Wink of Stella pen onto the girls clothes.
I finished up with a few red enamel dots.

Now be sure an head over to the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge Blog to see all the amazing design teams creations with this fun sketch!

Thanks for stopping by today!