Monday, August 03, 2015

Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Include a sun

Welcome to the new Melonheadz Friends challenge, include a sun. That's a pretty easy one, right!? :) I added a sweet little face to my sun. The sun comes from the Aloha set, and the face is from the In the Garden face stamp assortment by Peachy Keen.

The turtle is from the Ocean Life set , water and sand are both from the Feelin Beachy set, and the underwater and splash stamps are by Paper Smooches. Sentiment by Jaded Blossom.

I put the turtle on foam tape for dimension, and added shadowing with copic markers.

Come and play with me and the rest of the Melonheadz Design Team for a chance to win super cute digi images!! Link up here.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Card Class, Day 6: Design Break - LOTS of pics!

I had a very busy weekend creating cards with the backgrounds I created this week. I didn't realize how many of them I had made. Between ruining a couple of them {boo! :( } and skipping a couple, I still ended up making SEVEN cards. Woot! I've provided brief descriptions, but if you'd like more info or have questions, please comment and I'll answer there. :)

Inked stencil-embossing paste background, flowers and leaves by My Favorite Things

Die-cut and embossing folder background, balloons and sentiments by My Favorite Things, numbers dies by My Creative Time

Die cut background over watercolor distress ink background, leaf dies by My Favorite Things

Stencil-embossing paste background using ink to color the embossing paste, label die by My Favorite Things, sentiment by My Creative Time

Die cut background over ombre inked background using lower case fun alphabet die set by My Creative Time, star and pencil dies also by My Creative Time. Star is on an action wobble.

Inked background using perfect pearls with rose stamp by My Favorite Things and tiny dots embossing folder; label and die cut flower also by My Favorite Things.

Tiny dots embossing folder, skyline border die by My Favorite Things, leaf by My Favorite Things, paper flowers by Prima.

There you go! I think tomorrow (Monday) is the last day of class, "wrap-up" day. I wonder what fun homework we'll have for our last day! See you then.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Card Class, Day 5: Textured Backgrounds

Wow this week has gone by fast! Here we are already on Day 5 of class, PLUS it's Friday!!! Friday is my favorite! :) I made several designs for today's class. It was just too much fun to stop. Here are a few of them:

For the white one, I used a score board only.
The pink roses are a stencil by Tim Holtz using picked raspberry distress ink to color white embossing paste. Love the shade of pink it made!
The green is also a stencil (I think it might be made by Plaid?). I used white embossing paste over the top, let it dry, then inked with peeled paint distress ink.

These will be used on cards, along with several other backgrounds not pictured. Remember, you can take this class at your leisure if you missed the "live" presentation this week. Simply sign up at Online Card Classes. There are lots of other classes available as well.

Have fun! :)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Card Class, Day 4: Die cut Backgrounds

Today we made backgrounds using dies, embossing folders, and cover plates. For my designs I used several dies, cut multiple times, as well as an embossing folder.

Upper left: Cricut dots embossing folder and My Creative Time numbers dies
Upper right: My Favorite Things Peek-a-boo Chevrons dies
Lower left: My Favorite Things Wild Greenery
Lower right: My Creative Time lower case Fun Alphabet dies

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Card Class, Day 3: Design Break

Ohhh! Today's class is extra fun as we are taking the backgrounds we made in Days 1 & 2 and making cards from them. I have four cards to share with you.

Products used: My Creative Time Rectangle Frames, Paper Trey Ink cloud die, My Favorite Things Things With Wings stamps and dies sets, My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink Pad, Hero Arts Butter Bar ink pad, foam tape, copic marker, craft foam

Products used: My Favorite Things Birthday Wishes and Balloons stamps and dies, My Favorite Things, Black Licorice Hybrid Ink Pad, foam tape, My Creative Time Rectangle Frames

Products used: My Favorite Things Written in Watercolor sentiment stamps, My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink pad, My Creative Time Rectangle Frames, craft foam,

Products used: My Favorite Things Black Licorice and Daffodil Hybrid ink pads, Hero Arts Butter Bar ink pad, Verve Thankful Hearts sentiment stamp, Bo Bunny Flutter Stamp butterfly stamps, foam tape

If you have any questions, please leave a comment. Thanks for checkout out today's class projects! See you tomorrow on my most favoritest day.... FRIDAY!!! :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Card Class, Day 2: Resist Backgrounds

For today's backgrounds, I used an emboss resist technique. I love how the underneath stamp shows through the clear embossing. In my examples, it almost looks white, but these are all just clear. Pretty cool.

Memento Bamboo Leaves ink, older stamp by Tim Holtz (sorry, I can't find the name of it), Butterflies by Bo Bunny, Versamark ink, Clear embossing powder, Hero Arts Butter Bar yellow ink

Script background by My Creative Time, Memento Rose Bud ink, Versamark ink, Clear embossing powder, Geo Borders by My Creative Time, Hero Arts Orange Soda ink

 Pattern paper by Fancy Pants, Versamark ink, Clear embossing powder, Stampers Anonymous Bitty Grunge stamp, Memento Potter's Clay ink

Monday, July 27, 2015

Card Class, Day 1: Background Check

I'm taking this class because I have a real hard time coming up with imaginative, creative, or even interesting backgrounds for my cards. Today I discovered I really do suck at backgrounds. LOL I tried four times and failed 3 1/2 times. Here are my first two attempts; I'm calling the one on the right the 1/2-pass/1/2-fail. LOL. Homework after class for me!

The technique is simple enough - for most people! In the sample on the left, I used too much water; on the right, well, it looks like not enough water, but honestly I'm not sure if more water would have helped. I shall try again.

Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio
Watercolor paper, Perfect Pearls, Mini-mister, Ink blending tools
Rose background stamp by My Favorite Things

My Creative Time, Sketch Challenge 1506

My Creative Time's Designer Challenge is a sketch or color combo. I went with the sketch for my version of this challenge, and I love how it turned out! The combination of red checks, doilies and cherries is just so happy! I hope you like it. :)

See the product list below for links to the dies and stamps I used for this project, and you still have a few days left to link up your project so there's a link for that too. Have fun!! :)

My Creative Time Designer Challenge

Product List:
My Creative Time, Rectangle Frames dies
My Creative Time, Stitched Doily dies
My Creative Time, Pretty Flowers and Leaves dies
My Creative Time, You Make Life Sweet stamp and dies set
Twine, foam tape, glossy accents, white gel pen, tiny button

Sunday, July 26, 2015

My Favorite Things Sketch #238

Good morning! I'm back from vaca and hitting the craft supplies again. ;) Today I'm sharing this shaker card I made for the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge. I liked the stars on the sketch and went with that theme for my version. 

For my card I used the My Favorite Things filmstrip and lucky stars dies. I created my sentiment using the true friends sentiment stamps which also includes these cute little swirly guys.

Link up your project on the My Favorite Things Card Challenges Blog.

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Lucky Stars dies
My Favorite Things, Filmstrip die
My Favorite Things, True Friends stamp set
My Favorite Things, Black Licorice hybrid ink pad
Clear acetate, foam tape, sequins, gold cardstock, ticket stamp, copic marker


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