Toni’s Birthday

A birthday card for my sweet cousin, Toni.

I’ve heat embossed the flowers from Altenew’s Persian Motifs in gold and then just loosely watercolored with some Distress Inks.  When it was dry I added some splashes of Peerless Transparent Gold watercolor.  This is a one layer card using Arches 140# cold pressed paper.

A simple sentiment from Altenew’s Superscript 2 and a smattering of fun iridescent white beads and sequins from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards.  That little heart is actually iridescent but shows up pink on my photo…one of those little things that make you go hmmm????

Challenges entered:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  one layer
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Addicted to CAS:  code word bloom

ColourQ:  calypso coral, melon mambo, pink pirouette, gold and white

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Canvas Flowers

I’m a Color Challenge Guest Designer over at Splitcoaststampers this month.  The colors this week are Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Soft Suede; and for dessert…make a “thank you” or “Thanksgiving themed card.

Played with some canvas resist fabric from Prima today.  I first stamped the Penny Black “Charming” image in black archival ink and dried it with my heat gun.  Then I added color with Prima Berry Wine Color Bloom, as well as Peeled Paint and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks.  Again, I dried that thoroughly with my heat gun.  Next, the edges were distressed with a distressing tool and more ink and I added bits of Peeled Paint Distress Stickles to the leaves.

The sentiment was stamped in archival ink onto some tissue paper and adhered to the card with some matte gel medium.  I left some of the edges lifted to add to the “distressed” feel of the card.

Challenges entered:
Virginia’s View Challenge #20:  All About Textures

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Addicted to Stamps and More #146 Anything Goes

Hello all!

I’m back with another Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge...our theme this week is anything goes.  Up for grabs is a $10 gift certificate from our sponsor, STAMPlorations, this week:
The floral image has been colored with Twinkling H20s and then outlined with a white gel pen. And, just had to add that smattering of sequins 🙂
Here’s what I used:
Paper:  Simon Says Stamp
Ink:  archival jet black
Stamps:  Altenew
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Reverse Confetti tag die, white gel pen, foam tape, sequins, adhesive, Twinkling H20s, waterbrush
Check out what the rest of this amazing Design Team has for you this week and join in the fun!  And, there’s also information on the Design Team call for the July to December 2015 term.  
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One Layer Christmas Card Challenge #9

I’m back with another One Layer Christmas card challenge.  As always, it’s an “Anything Goes” challenge, and the optional twist this time around is angels:

Here are the rules for the challenge:

CHALLENGES start on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month and end on the Monday before the next challenge begins!Winner & Honorable Mentions are announced the following Tuesday.
* Ensure that your entry is a One Layer Christmas card.
* Link directly to your entry, not just to your blog.
* Link back to this challenge blog in your post.
* Please only submit new work; don’t enter cards you’ve posted prior to the start date of the challenge.
* Feel free to enter as many times as you wish, as long as each entry is different.
* You may combine a maximum of 10 challenges (9 other challenges plus ours) for each card you submit.
* Please turn off word verification on your blog to make it easy for us to comment on your work.

Enter cards with the twist and you’ll get an entry to the monthly random drawing. 1 card with the twist = 1 entry; players can enter as many times as they want.

Got out my Brushos for this one 🙂  and made a 3.75″ x 5.25″ card this time round.  And did an twist on the optional twist by just using the word “angel”.  Other than that, it’s pretty self-explanatory.

Here’s what I used:
Paper:  Strathmore 140# watercolor paper
Ink:  Versamark
Stamps:  Altenew Lyrical Script and Impress Rubber Stamps
All the other stuff:  Brushos, spritzer tool, water mister, Hero Arts Gold embossing powder, E.K. Success powder tool, heat tool, MISTI

Challenges entered:
Altenew May Challenge:  Places from Abroad – Tunisia

Check out the amazing cards from the rest of the Design Team.

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Dazzling Diva #71

I’m back with another Dazzling Diva Challenge and here’s our fabulous inspiration for the week:
I love the gorgeous florals on the inspiration piece and here’s where it took me:
I ended up using a piece of Golden Glimmer and marbling it with Inka Gold and PITT Artist Pen Big Brushes. You still get the gold coming through, but the marbled effect gives you yet one more option for working with the metals.  
Here’s what I used:
Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Amy Tangerine Stitched
Stamps:  Altenew
Ink:  My Favorite Things Black Hybrid Ink
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Lil’ Inker Stitched Rectangles, Ellen Hutson Essentials by Julie Bold Blossom Stand-Alone, Inka Gold, PITT Artist Pen Big Brushes, sequins, adhesives and Add a Little Dazzle craft metal
Golden Glimmer Metal Sheet
The rest of the Divas and I would love to have you join our Dazzling Diva ChallengeUse of AALD craft metal sheets is not a requirement to play along, but we’d love to see you use them! There is a $15 gift certificate up for grabs.   If you use AALD craft metal you’ll receive an additional $5 in merchandise…BONUS!

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