Saturday, February 18, 2017

Friends of Flourishes & Watercolor

Hello and Happy Saturday!  This week, Gloria has chosen the theme for the Friends of Flourishes challenge.  She picked water coloring as our focus for this week. It's not my strong suit, but I really enjoyed myself.  I can see trying this technique again. It was quite relaxing to paint the sunflower. 
Today's card features Year of Flowers 2 and the beautiful sunflower in the top corner of the stamp set.  Beverly Cole has masterfully illustrated this set which includes four gorgeous florals. I embossed my image in gold and then went to work painting it up.  Lastly, I die cut it and stamped the flower name in the bottom left hand corner.
Did you know that Facebook has a Flourishes page that you can follow and enjoy? Here is the link for you. Now, it's time to visit the Friends of Flourishes and see what they have created with beautiful water colors:  Davi, GloriaKrenShirleyToniVickie.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Details - Stamps: Year of Flowers 2 (Flourishes); Paper: Watercolor Paper, Soft Suede, Smoky Slate; Ink: Versamark, Soft Suede, Vintage Photo, Crushed Olive, Wild Honey; Accessories: Spellbinders Shapeabilities Botanical Swirl, dimensional adhesive, paintbrush, spray bottle, gold embossing powder and a heat tool.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Using Non-Square or Non-Rectangle Shapes

Yesterday was the Ways To Use It challenge and we were askedto make projects that weren't square or rectangle in shape. I knew that this My Favorite Things die was the right tool for the job.

My favorite color is purple so I opted for some purple Converse!  I'm sure that they come in every color in the rainbow. 

The hardest part of this card is keeping track of those tiny die cut eyelets.  Other than that, it was easy-peasy.  I traced the negative of the die cut and trimmed out a back side for my little gift card. A single score and some Scor-tape finish the project. 

I could have left the back off and looped some coding through one of the eyelets to make a tag.  Maybe next time, I will try that. 

Thank you for stopping by!  Happy Friday to you! 

Details - Stamps: Be Original (MFT), Paper:Lavender Lace, Whisper White, Ink:  Brilliant Blue, Real Red; Accessories: All Star High Top die (MFT), glue pen, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, paper snips. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Friends of Flourishes & Flowers

Hello and Happy Saturday!  This week, Davi has chosen the theme for the Friends of Flourishes challenge.  She picked Flowers as our focus for this week. I'm a sucker when it comes to florals and Flourishes has the best! Today, you will be treated to a beautiful Flourishes floral in the clean and simple style.

 My card for today features Camellia Love with multiple Camellia images and multiple sentiment in beautiful fonts. No water coloring for me this week.  I just grabbed a few markers and colored up several of the same image to visually break up my card.  I hope you like it!
Did you know that Facebook has a Flourishes page that you can follow and enjoy? Here is the link for you. Now, it's time to visit the Friends of Flourishes and see what they have created in my favorite crafting style:  Davi, GloriaKrenShirleyToniVickie.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Details - Stamps: Camellia Love (Flourishes); Paper: Whisper White, Blush Blossom; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Woodgrain embossing folder, washi tape, Copic Markers, ProMarkers, paper snips, dimensional adhesive, Scor-tape.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Friends of Flourishes & Thinking of You

Hello and Happy Saturday!  This week, Vickie has chosen the theme for the Friends of Flourishes challenge.  She picked Thinking of You as our focus for this week. Today, you will be treated to a beautiful Flourishes floral and a newly released sentiment.
Today's card features the California Poppy from the Flourishes set called Year of Flowers 2.  I repeated the poppy multiple times and embossed in silver.  I did a touch of water coloring on my focal layer and then traced a wonky rectangle with my silver paint pen. Finally, I stamped a simple but meaningful sentiment from the newly released set called Small Words of Loving and Kindness.


Did you know that Facebook has  Flourishes page that you can follow and enjoy? Here is the link for you. Now, it's time to visit the Friends of Flourishes and see what they have created in my favorite crafting style:  Davi, GloriaKrenShirleyToniVickie.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Details - Stamps: Year of Flowers 2 (Flourishes), Small Words of Loving and Kindness (Flourishes); Paper: Ivory (Flourishes), Calypso Coral, Watercolor paper; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Dried Marigold, Versamark Ink; Accessories: Silver embossing powder, heat tool, Spellbinders Wonky Rectangle dies, stampin' dimensionals, Scor-tape, zig painty pen.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Scor-Pal More Than One Score - Anything Goes

Hello Crafty Friends!  It's February and the Scor-Pal team is back from the holiday break.  It's time again for another "More Than One Score" challenge. This month's theme is another anything goes theme.  By definition, it's a wide open challenge and you can use this opportunity to make whatever you are needing at this time.  Be sure to check out what the other design team members on the Scor-Pal Team have created. 
I love my Scor-Pal for simple scored accents.  While this isn't a super fancy fold card, I think that multiple scored lines around my image and sentiment pack a powerful punch.  My only other embellishments are three little sequins.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Details - Stamps: Winter Birds (Flourishes); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth, Whisper White, Blue Jean Collection (Flourishes); Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, liquid glue, stampin' dimensionals, Copic Markers, sequins, Linen& Canvas Impression plate.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Ways To Use Aussie Objects

Happy Sunday! I'm sitting up on the mountain and fiddling wIth my phone.   I thought I would try and share my card from Thursday's Ways To Use It  challenge.

Sabrina, our hostess, recognized Thursday as Australia Day and called for all things Aussie in the gallery. If you didn't have any Aussie objects, then you could turn something upside down in honor of the Land Down Under.

For the longest time, I figured I would have to turn an object upside down until I remembered this kangaroo.  Then I turned him into my Valentine's Day helper!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great finish to your weekend.

Details - Stamps: Build-a-Roo (SU); Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Pretty In Pink, MME Filled With Love; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Blush Blossom; Accessories: Copic Markers, Sakura Clear Star Gel Pen, red jute twine, SRM doily, Sissix Heart die, Heart to Heart punch, paper snips, Scor-tape, mini glue dots, stampin' dimensionals.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Friends of Flourishes & CAS

Hello and Happy Saturday!  I get to bring you this week’s Friends of Flourishes theme.  I have chosen the Clean and Simple style as our focus.  Today, you will be treated to some beautiful Flourishes images unencumbered by the usual extras.
My card shows off the Black-capped Chickadee from the Flourishes set called Winter Birds.  Because our theme is clean and simple, there are only a few details to note.  I doodled around the chickadee and then accented the left had side of the image with mini brads.  Finally, I mounted my focal image on an embossed card base. 
The detailed birds in this set penned by Beverly Cole are absolutely marvelous.  The names of the birds are also included in an elegant script.  They make a perfect pairing and work well with the clean and simple style. 

The Flourishes blog and online store are currently being revamped.  Check back soon to see its transformation.  Now, it's time to visit the Friends of Flourishes and see what they have created in my favorite crafting style:  Davi, GloriaKrenShirleyToniVickie.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Details – Stamps: Winter Birds (Flourishes); Paper: White, Black, Walnut Collection (Flourishes); Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic Markers, white gel pen, Copic multiliner, impression plate, mini brads, dimensional adhesive.