Thursday, September 30, 2021
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
I better get them in that FMS#505 gallery, with a layover at Waffle Flower Crafts Week 4 Halloween Challenge, too!
Monday, September 27, 2021
What's a little stenciling between loads? A fun Monday, that's what!
Thursday, September 23, 2021
My oval was cut using a Spellbinders oval from my Hemstitch set, but the 'movement' comes from the cover plate from Stamplorations - Wonky Stitched Grid Texture plate.
Friday, September 17, 2021
My friends over at CAS Christmas card challenge may have caused a frenzy of crafting in my studio... I'm MAD for PLAID!! and mittens- remember, I do live in the Mitten State!
Therefore, each Christmas card-making session must include a few Mittens - why not plaid ones?? You'll have to run by the CAS Christmas challenge to see which of these is shared there - oh, and play along while you're at it!!
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Hello again, my friends - hope you don't mind my dropping into your space again today - I have a fun FALL card with the cutest critters doing what they do in Fall...
LOve using JJ's scripty Sentiment Additions, with or without the dies!
Our weather is still feeling quite Summer-like but I sure do love all the end-of-summer colors, and vibe of our Inspired By #187 hello fall photo this week!
It was the perfect time to use my gourd - pardon my pun - from Pigment Craft Co. again! Also, a lovely gift from a darling friend from Connecticut sure did come in handy for my Gingko leaves... here's a peek of the inking I did on those gourds, using Citrine ink from The Stamp Market, and a few greens, and blue-greens from Catherine Pooler.
Remember we have a Christmas version this week, too - and I mean it is GORGEOUS!! Have a look-see HERE! While you're there, say hello to all the beauty of Fall from my teammates!
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Have you played along with The Flower Challenge #60 yet? There's still time and we have a fun color challenge this month: Turquoise!! Our team has really featured this color beautifully, and we have a wonderful Guest Designer this month, too! You don't want to miss Kailash's beautiful creations!
I found myself reaching for my Distress inks, and little slip of acetate, for my reminder card... hope it sparks a little creative mess in YOUR craft studio, too!
After smooshing a bit of Oxide ink onto my craft mat, I spritz it with water, and pick up the water-y ink with a piece of acetate from packaging, and adding it to a panel of water color card stock. LOTS of Oxide ink first, then dried, and repeated the process with original Distress Inks - it will be seen as darker, more intense color here...
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
My guest this month is familiar to most of you, I'm sure - she has the most wonderful way with CAS, and I just know she'll knock my socks off with every card she makes as a designer at any of the CAS family of challenges - currently CAS Christmas. Please welcome my September guest: Hideko from Papercraft Boutique! A darling friend who lives so far away from me in California - no, we haven't met YET! But it is a shared dream between us! [Look out Matt, and Tom!]
Today is National Coloring Day! To celebrate it, and our shared love of Altenew florals, our parameters were very simple:
Color an Altenew image, using any medium at all!
There was an image I had saved in my phone to try another day. Playing Cards with Hideko, and National Coloring Day, was the perfect time to attempt it. Here is the image I had saved to my phone:
|Enterprise Times UK 2018|
Now I have a limited number of pinks in my Copics collection - so please keep that in mind. It was this dark pond that I was really trying to capture - don't ask how many layers of Copics, and Prismacolor pencils were used! I think my paper had absorbed as much ink as was possible!
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Thursday, September 9, 2021
I only wish I had the time and energy to make a tree skirt like this one - but I'm happy to borrow its colors for my Inspired By card this week with my IB186C - Cool Holiday Christmas card!
Remember this sweet Christmas angel from Penny Black?