Saturday, February 24, 2018

never change who you are

Hello, playing last minute in the Freshly Made Sketch challenge.

Petunia stamp is from Pretty Pink Posh. It's stamped in versamark, heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, heat set, then water colored with Arteza markers.

Sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps. Banner die is from MFT.

The background panel is done using shaded lilac distress oxide ink. I made a spritz of watered down picket fence paint and spritzed it on to create the speckled back ground. Added a couple of drops of white Fabrika Decoru for added interest.

Also adding this into the Simon Says Stamp weekly Wednesday challenge - make your own background.

That's it for today.


http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2018/02/freshly-made-sketches-325-sketch-by-amy.html http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

Friday, February 23, 2018

Thank you in pink

Hello, Playing in the CASe this sketch challenge today.



Thank you dies are from The Ton. The flower stamps are from Stamplorations, dee's artsy impressions. Polka dot designer paper is from A*Muse. I used doodlebug white sprinkles for the flower centers.

Kept this clean and simple to let the sentiment do it's job.  Have a great day.





http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2018/02/case-this-sketch-260.html

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Inspiration palette - just because

It’s time for another challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week we were challenged to use the following inspirational photo.



Aren't these crocuses awesome? They are colored with Zig real brush markers.

As you can see I chose to go with the color palette on the side. Since its a bit early for Hydrangeas, I decided to go with the flower that is always early and tells me spring is right around the corner.

1705-I, Crocuses can be found here: http://www.repeatimpressions.com/

So, what are you waiting for?!

Why not play along with us and start stamping up a card now. We can’t wait to see your creations!
Don’t forget… Take part in any of our challenges, the more you play along, the more chances you have to win! Each submission enters you in the drawing for our gift certificate. And you don’t always have to use our stamps in your creations, but we will reward you if you do. Each submission using a
Repeat Impressions stamp will earn you an additional entry in the drawing!

Also, check out our Rock Star blogs to see what they did with the challenge.

Donna
Ester
Heather
Joy
Shirley 




Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!

Friday, February 16, 2018

You're in my thoughts

Hello. Playing with the Freshly Made Sketch today and adding some die cuts for the SSS Wednesday challenge.


Sentiment is from Wplus9 and the flower stamps and dies are from Avery Elle.

Sky blue memento ink is sponged on to the white card base and then the flower and leaves are popped up using foam tape. Gingham and the polka dot designer paper is from A*Muse Studio. Added the three small dew drops to finish off the card with a bit of interest.
 Thanks for stopping in.



http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2018/02/freshly-made-sketches-324-sketch-by.html

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tic-Tac-Toe challenge - Beary best

It’s time for another challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week we were challenged to use the following TTT grid.



I used the middle row going down. Bear is colored with Copic's. I also used my Brother Scan N Cut to cut him out, then popped him up using foam tape. 

You can find the stamps I used at http://www.repeatimpressions.com/
118-I, Bear with Heart
1917-E, Beary best

So, what are you waiting for?!

Why not play along with us and start stamping up a card now. We can’t wait to see your creations!
Don’t forget… Take part in any of our challenges, the more you play along, the more chances you have to win! Each submission enters you in the drawing for our gift certificate. And you don’t always have to use our stamps in your creations, but we will reward you if you do. Each submission using a
Repeat Impressions stamp will earn you an additional entry in the drawing!

Also, check out our Rock Star blogs to see what they did with the challenge.

Donna
Ester
Heather
Joy
Shirley


Happy Valentines Day!
Thanks for stopping in.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Hearts


Hello. Playing in several challenges today.  I started off with this weeks Sunday Stamps sketch, paired it with the color challenge over at The Paper Players and then made two for the twofer challenge.


I used an older set from PrintWorks, which doesn't seem to be on their site any longer. The heart with the dot above it and the love is from the set.  That is white scrappers floss that is used to tie that bow. Stitched heart is from Paper Smooches and the bigger heart die is from MFT. I did use the heart 3D embossing folder on the white panel, you can see it on top but it's not all that clear at the bottom. Night shadows were really hard to edit out this evening.



The row of mini hearts is actually a die. I used a ruler to draw lines as a guide to get it straight. The die has 9 little hearts, so I had to cut it out four times. I did go rouge and left one white heart in on purpose. I have no idea who make this die, and I'm quite positive it's part of a bigger set.  The "thanks" is cut out three times, glued together and then I added a bit of shine to it. In real life it looks pretty cool!

Thanks for stopping in....
 


http://twofercardchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/02/twofer-card-challenge-2.html  http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2018/02/pp380-color-challenge-from-laurie.html  http://sundaystamps.blogspot.com/2018/02/ssc172-sketch-fun.html

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Thank you

Hello again. Playing in the My Favorite Things Creative Olympic's challenge today.





The Stamping Slalom will test your creativity in combining images. Create one card that includes at least three separate stamp sets — any three MFT sets in your collection!

MFT sets used are:
LJD Scribble Roses
BG Romantic Script
Solid poppy stamp set (retired) Thank you sentiment


I used this weeks Freshly Made Sketch as a starting off point.



http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2018/02/freshly-made-sketches-323-sketch-by.html

Send a card

Hello. Mailing out the following cards (most of them have already been shown here) to friends today based upon the SSS challenge, send a card to a friend day. I'm late sending them out by a couple of days, but they're still going out in today's mail.




I have so many cards that I need to start sending out or giving away, its pathetic. Starting on it now. Thanks for the challenge SSS. Link in the photo below.




Send a Card to a Friend Day

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Flowery heart

Hello. I bought this fabulous heart cut out die from Simon Says Stamp a while ago and have never really used it before now.


I played around with some alcohol inks on Yupo paper and used that in the background to peek out behind the flower cut outs in the heart. Added some Fabrika Decoru yellow for the centers on some of the flowers. Kept it pretty clean and simple and let the designs take center stage.

Playing in the SSS Wednesday challenge of It must be love with this one.




Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Designer Choice Challenge - you have a way with words

It’s time for another challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week Rock Star Shirley has challenged us with: You have a way with words. Here is what I did with it.


Love is a die that I layered in black and red. The "you" is from the you sentiment cling set and that fabulous patchwork heart is item 819-F, over at Repeat Impressions. I stamped it in Versafine, heat embossed and then colored with Copic's.  The heart that is right next to the Love on the left is popped up with foam tape.

So, what are you waiting for?!

Why not play along with us and start stamping up a card now. We can’t wait to see your creations!
Don’t forget… Take part in any of our challenges, the more you play along, the more chances you have to win! Each submission enters you in the drawing for our gift certificate. And you don’t always have to use our stamps in your creations, but we will reward you if you do. Each submission using a
Repeat Impressions stamp will earn you an additional entry in the drawing!

Also, check out our Rock Star blogs to see what they did with the challenge.

Donna
Ester
Heather
Joy
Shirley

http://www.repeatimpressions.com/

Thanks for stopping by.