Friday, July 23, 2010

2S4Y Challenge

Above is the sketch challenge from 2 Sketches 4 You. Below is my take on it.

Stamps: Butterflies - Hero Arts, Background - Impression Obsession, Sentiment - Stampendous

I stamped the background stamp on white cardstock with black ink. For the butterflies, I stamped them with Versamark and then used black embossing powder. These butterflies were colored with my boys watercolor paints in blues and greens (I'm still away on vacation and only have some basic tools with me so I'm using the kids' stuff).

I decided to cut the background image in between the flowers for the scallop portion of the sketch. I cut a small piece of patterned paper I had in my scrap container and then stamped 'hello' in black ink. I raised up the butterflies with foam tape and placed them in the same spots on the sketch. I matted the whole thing on black cardstock and then on a white card. TFL!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Warm Hello

Stamps: Hero Arts, Poppies - CL449, Sentiment - LL154

I started this card by adding barn door distress ink to an orange piece of cardstock to make a poppy red color. For the floral panel, I started by using peeled paint distress ink over white cardstock. I then went around the edges of the panel with walnut stain distress ink. I stamped the poppies in brown ink on the green panel. I also stamped the poppies on a piece of white cardstock that i colored a poppy color with multiple distress inks. I cut each of the poppies out and glued them to the green panel. To finish it off, I stamped 'a warm hello' to the lower right of the card. TFL!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summer Sunflower

Supplies: AccuCut Sunflower die, Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Ranger alcohol Inks,
Stampendous stamp, Martha Stewart punch

Since I'm still away for a few more weeks, I thought I would post an older card I have on my computer. This sunflower was cut from an AccuCut die using glossy white paper. I then used alcohol inks to color the flower and stem. For the center of the flower, I punched two flower shapes and layered them together. I then glued black beads to the very center. The black background paper was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and then stamped with the word smile in white ink. I then glued everything on a white notecard. TFL!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Wplus9 Color Cue challenge

Stamp: Impression Obsession, My Sentiments Exactly, Punch: Martha Stewart

The current Color Cue challenge at Wplus9 uses the four colors above, aqua, brown, orange, and green. I started by using Versamark and stamping the Impression Obsession image on brown cardstock. I then used the same stamp and clear embossed it on orange and aqua cardstock. I punched the flower shape from the orange and aqua cardstock. I punched nine green squares and glued them in a grid pattern to the brown cardstock. I glued eight orange flowers and one aqua flower to the squares. I trimmed the brown cardstock to an 1/8" from the bottom of the aqua card so there's a small reveal of aqua showing at the bottom of the card. I finished off the card by gluing orange and aqua beads to the centers of each flower. Lastly, I stamped 'be different' in white ink from the My Sentiments Exactly alphabet. TFL!