The theme for this month's Fan Club Gallery at Splitcoaststampers is Once Upon A Time. I found this adorable image online. It's a sketch done by Jim Harris. I colored her with watercolor paints, and put together a little forest scene with "grandma's" house. I'm pleased with how it came out.
I had the opportunity to attend the Scrapbook Expo in Marlborough, MA in September. There was so much to see. It was fun to watch the exhibitors making sample cards. There were a lot of creations using glitter, which I really liked. So I purchased a variety of colors and the accessories I needed.
I made this tag using a leaf die cut and glitter. I attached the paper to a double side adhesive and die cut the leaf, peeled away the adhesive backing and poured several different colors of glitter. I really like the outcome.
I can't believe it has been six months since I last posted anything on my blog. A lot has happened since last April.
Our eleven year old Golden Retriever, Kaden lost his battle with liver cancer on May 31st. It was such a major loss, and what a void not having him around. We got another Golden pup named Bryer. He's a little more high strung then Kaden was, but we love him just the same.
I was asked to be a member of the Dirty Dozen Design Team on Splitcoaststampers last April for a duration of six months. It was such fun and a true honor. At the same time, I was asked to be on the design team for the weekly sketch challenges on Splitcoast. That lasted six months as well. The time flew by. So I thought I would share some of the cards that I made as a member of the design teams.
This card I made for today's Wednesday Sketch Challenge at SCS. I went with my usual neutral colors and fabrics that I so love using.
Added a flower that I don't usually do but love it with the corduroy
I have wanted to learn how to watercolor for a long time. I see so many beautiful cards with watercolor backgrounds, so I registered for online classes. Still working on the first class which happens to be backgrounds. On this card, I tried the ombre technique. I then printed a silhouette image over the watercolor and added a sentiment. Easy peasy, but I like how this looks. Baby steps!!:)
The blizzard we had here in Massachusetts pretty much closed the state down. A perfect day to stay home and craft.
The Paper Player's challenge is to use shades of pink. Normally, I'm not much of a "pink person". Maybe all this snow has me wishing for spring so pink is perfect. This little bunny image was found on an online digital coloring book page. I think it's cute.
For the challenge at SCS, we are to make a card with with a "wee thing" on it. What is smaller than a sweet little fairy. I masked the moon and sponged colors on white card stock. Then stamped images around the sides. The fairy and toadstool, that I found online were printed on last.
Another Sunday at SCS, another featured stamper. This week is Denise a.k.a. Visa Visa. She has a bright, beautiful gallery full of awesome creations. This is the card of hers that I chose to CASE (copy).
At least three changes had to be made. I changed the flowers, the colors, the sentiment and the layout.
The challenge at CCEE is to use die cut words. I die cut each letter in the word "happy" four times and layered them. I found the ship image online. This isn't actually a card since it's bigger than normal, it's more like a post card.
The Ways to Use It challenge at SCS is to stamp our images using bleach on colored card stock. I have never tried this technique before but I like the outcome. I used a Stampin' Up image from the Asian Artistry stamp set.
I'm so excited to have been asked to join a Sketch Challenge Design Team but I'm not talking right now:)
My card today is for the sketch challenge at Paper Craft Challenge. I absolutely love this sketch.
My second attempt at making a 3D box card. The base measures at 5 3/4" X 6", no scoring. The top was cut at 5 3/4" X 8" and scored at 1" and 2" on both sides. This card, however, does not fold and will not fit into an envelope.
I am entering this in the following blog challenges:
Congratulations to this week's Featured Stamper, Bronwyn (aka BronJ) at SCS. We get to CASE (copy) a creation made by Bronwyn, but must change three things. I loved this 3D card that I found in her gallery and had to try it. It's pretty obvious that I changed everything except for the fold of the card.
I cut two pieces of paper 5 1/2" X 8" and scored at 1" and 2" on both. It does fold to fit in an A2 envelope.
Today is the inspiration challenge at SCS. Our hostess gave us the Color Palette website to get inspired. There are SO many color combinations but I managed to narrow it down to the colors in this picture.
I got the digital silhouette of the marsh image online, printed it twice and sponged the top layer with Stampin' Up Perfect Plum ink.
For today's Free For All challenge at SCS....two-step stamping. I used an older Stampin' Up! set called Heartfelt Thanks. The flower was stamped with Crumb Cake ink and then outlined using a black Stazon ink. It took me several times before I could actually get this lined up.