It is RETRO week again - we sure hope you're enjoying these little back-to-the-future Sketches ... I know I surely am!
Take a peek at Donna Mikasa's Sketch #88 from August of 2014!! If you'd like to see Donna's original card, find it here.
I saw circles, and immediately thought about how I could represent them in a different fashion... here's what I came up with - hopethistlemake you smile!
I simple made a mask with a scrap piece of lightweight cardstock, cut my circles with three varying sizes of dies, and stamped within the circles with my Thistle stamps ... that last little circle made the perfect place for my sentiment!
Now, let's go see where Donna took us, after three years, with CTS #245 shall we?
OH and thanks for the visit ... always makes me...
Supplies: Essentials by Ellen: Thistle, SSS Lavender, and Basil Fresh Ink from Impress. Circles: MFT Pierced Circles.
Hi my friends! This is my final post as the Guest Designer for Color Throwdown for October - such a bittersweet post, but the most wonderful inspiration. Lisa Henke has done it beautifully in eggplant, olive, and rust:
I've never been shy about mentioning my favorite dies. Lawn Fawn's Stitched Leaves - in both sizes - immediately came into my hands ... hope you NEVER get tired of me using them!
Enter Fall - don't I wish that my trees dropped purple leaves?
The stage was set from a little package full of the most beautiful
wood-grain papers from my friend Cat Craig.
The other reason I love these dies is the fact that you can quickly get a forest's worth of leaves with all of those little snippets of gorgeous papers none of us can let go of!
Thanks, Broni, for inviting me to play cards with you fabulous girls at The Color Throwdown- it was such an honor!
I'll be hopping down the dream-team list - I do hope you'll join me in thanking them for inspiring all of us each week!
The number 13 has long been a significant one in my life ... this time I hope it works its magic for the WIN!!
The Flower Challenge is celebrating its 1st birthday with its 13th challenge - woo HOO!! I do love this fabulous group of talented card makers - how could I not play along?
Tom and I were married on the 13th. It is unbelievable to me how close we are to our 25th! In honor of my wedding flower I give you my favorite bloom: the lovely Tulip! Though I carried white, they're so pretty in pink!
Congratulations to The Flower Challenge on their very 1st Birthday!
Supplies: Wplus9 + SSS Humble and Kind set; Pale Rose Bazzill paper from E.H. Copic coloring [on Bristol paper - who knew?]
Hi, my friends! I'm back with my second card for The Heart Desires challenge #17 ... so happy to be their Guest Designer this month! You've seen their fun mood board, right?
My mind [and who can guess where THAT is going to go?] had an idea based on the witches in the bottles... you may need help deciphering this....
"I heard you had a bottle of white!"
... get it? bell jar=bottle...
ghosts are white?... is this thing on?
can you see them now?
How about now...
It's clear I've lost my touch!!! I know you'll do better than I did!
Get those cards into the gallery, please! We can't wait to see your Halloween-y cards... wait.
Thanks go out to The Heart Desires for having me!!! and to you, who have been kind enough to stop by. Makes me...
Supplies: the fabulous Flora & Fauna Glass Dome from The Heart Desires Odds and ends of Halloween paper from Recollections at Michael's with an extra layer of acetate - you know... for the glass=bottle!!! which I may need right about now! A few more ghostly goodies from Jeanne - my spookalicious 12 Kits friend!
The Cat Pack has been teasing you with lots of inspiration using The Cat's Pajamas October release ... guess what? It is available today, my friends ... it contains four new stamp sets, and three Cutups! We're also having a Hop - you should have arrived here from Deborah's blog - but if you'd like to start at the beginning, head to TCP blog.
Shall I give you a few more examples of what you can create with them? It's my pleasure!
[It's Christmastime AGAIN already??!!]*
That little Nut Cracker Bunny is from Christmas Dreams and you are going to crack-up when you read its sentiments!
Speaking of... check out Fat Cat Christmas!
[Whatever jingles your bells... hope you get it.]
[I need those about as much as these antlers.]
If you are not into coloring, leave him black and white ... he is just as hilarious! Here he is with simple Prisma-coloring:
Next up? A few cards made with the gorgeous new Cutable: Holiday Window Duo Dies:
Yes! a window shaker! and one of the sweet little decorative dies that are included with the Holiday Window Duos set -
also included: holly and berries!
Anybody else imagine a wreath hanging in this window?
I loved creating an inside-and-outside scene using
the Holiday Window Duos, and Presents die.
That tiny little tag from my snippet bowl was just
the perfect size for the sentiment!
One more window? just for fun!
Reindeer games, indeed! somebody let this guy in!
Using the third Cutable from the release: Rudolph Die
Last but certainly one of my personal favorites from this release - another of those adorable We Three Snowmen:
Just the simplest coloring with Prismacolor pencils
Donna Mikasa has charmed us once again with her eye for Sketch design! Take a look at CTS#243:
I think you'll have no problem seeing my take on Donna's Sketch:
I used the Poppy by E.H. United We Flourish collaboration with Altenew. My "vase" is made by white heat embossing a bit of the set's outline stamp onto a tiny scrap of vellum. A bit of stenciling took place at the bottom of my card panel, with a simple Copic marker line above.
There is another version of it that I shared on IG last week - sneaky, huh? I like it, but in the end decided it wasn't as true to the Sketch. Which do you like best?
Of course we all look forward to YOUR version of our Sketches... let's go see what Donna and the team made, shall we?