Thursday, June 22, 2017

Using The Sea

Cathy is today's Ways To Use It challenge hostess and she has chosen "Sea Worthy" as our theme.  For my sea worthy creation, I chose the sand dollar.  I love this image and the sentiment. I did a lot of sponging and masking to create my sand and sea.  It also helped that one of the sets that I used had a sand stamp.  I used three different colors of ink to get my sand just so.  

I think it might be hard to tell from this angle, but I did round out my sand dollar.  I turned it upside down on a foam pad and used the rounded end of a pen cap like a stylus.  Moving in an elliptical fashion I created the "hump" where the pearl is on the sand dollar.  

Thanks for looking!

Details - Stamp: Sand Dollar (MFP), Gifts from the Sea (GKD); Paper: Confetti White, Perfect Plum, Textured Off White; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Espresso Truffle, London Fog, Almost Amethyst, Perfect Plum, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Pool Party, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Pacific Point; Accessories: Copic Markers, paper snips, stampin' sponge, Kaisercraft pearls, stampin' dimensionals.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Using Doodles

Doodling is not my forte.  However, I did find a pin on Pinterest that inspired me and I created this little number.  I had the watercolor base left over from Sabrina's Ways to Use tea or T challenge.  I had painted a rectangular shape on water color paper and it was left over on my desk.  

For this challenge, I doodled around the edge of the rectangle and then stamped a sentiment and some flowers inside of it.  I followed that up with sponging and distressing.  A bit of linen thread, wrapped and tied in a bow, finishes it off.

Thanks for looking!

Details - Stamps: French Foliage, Pursuit of Happiness, Looks Like Spring, Both Way Blossoms; Paper: Water color paper, Black Licorice (MFT); Ink: Rich Cocoa, Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Olive; Accessories: water brush, post it, linen thread, MM distressing tool, glue dot, foam tape, Copic Multiliner, Sakura clear star gel pen, sponge dauber.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Halfway Through Scor-Pal's June More Than One Score Challenge

Hello again!  I'm back with a reminder about June's More Than One Score Challenge.  This month's theme is Ribbon, Lace and Trim.  It is also now time for you to see a great tutorial by Patti.  She has made a sweet gate fold card with a ribbon closure.  You can see her tutorial here.  
Since I don't like to have you visit without something new to see, I whipped up this little box with a ribbon closure.  Of course, Father's Day is just a few days away and so I made that my theme.  This is a 2, 5, 7, 10 box.  It's really quite simple with 6 scores, 4 cuts and 2 cut away sections.  Some of the fabulous Scor-Tape adheres it all together.  A hole punch and ribbon keep the lid down.

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: All Year Cheer II (SU); Paper: Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, DCWV dp; Ink: Versamark; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, white embossing powder, heat tool, Circle Nestabilities, corner chomper, taffeta ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, paper snips, crop-a-dile.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Ways To Use Duct Tape

I'm back with a Ways To Use It challenge sample for this week's challenge.  Carla is our hostess and she has chosen duct tape in honor of Father's Day.  It's coming.  Are you ready?

You have probably guessed that my duct tape is on the blade of the saw.  I stamped my saw on duct tape. Then I trimmed out the saw.  I stamped the saw again, trimmed out the handle and then attached it to the blade with mini brads.  

I embossed a pieced of card stock, die cut it and then ran a craft pad over the top to simulate wood grain. I mounted my saw and sentiment over the top.  I find that less is more when it comes to masculine cards.  

Details - Stamps: Totally Tool (SU); Paper: Black (Amuse), Early Espresso, Whisper White; Ink: StazOn Black, Tuxedo Black, Vanilla Craft; Accessories: Paper snips, mini brads, Copic multiliner, Wood grain embossing folder, Spellbinders labels 8, stampin' dimensionals.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Using Pearls

I have been the hostess this week for the Ways To Use It challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  You see, my challenge went live on June 1st and pearls are the gemstone for the month of June.  Thus, I challenged crafters to use pearls on their projects.  It's an amazing gallery...you really should have a peek!

I had the worst migraine when I was making this.  Ugh!  Please pardon my crooked washi and sentiment.  It was the best this girl could do at the time!  You know, I will be working ahead this week!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Details - Stamps: Happy Moments(SU); Paper: Whisper White, Black Licorice (MFT); Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: water color pencils, aqua painters, Recollection pearls, washi tape, PTI Linen & Canvas impression plate, stampin' dimensionals.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June More Than One Score Challenge- Ribbon, Lace or Trim

Hello Crafty Friends!  It's June 1st and the Scor-Pal team is back with another challenge for you. This month's More Than One Score theme is ribbon, lace or trim.  My project has a ribbon closure. There are many ways to incorporate these things. Be sure to check out what the other design team members on the Scor-Pal Team have created. 
I made an A2 sized card box.  The added bonus is that it looks like a book with a fun ribbon closure.  Really, you don't have to put cards in it.  You could also place a small gift inside and have a darling presentation for it.
Here's a bit more of a side view that shows the book design.  I used patterned paper on the spine of my box as well as the inside edges of the box.  It went together so easily and is sturdy too.  The combination of Scor-tape and layers of matted paper make it strong!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Details - Paper: Whisper White, Black Licorice (MFT), DCWV dp; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-tape, paper snips, satin ribbon.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Friends of Flourishes and Anything Goes

Hello and Happy Saturday! This week is an Anything Goes theme.  It's a no host challenge as well.  Keep your eyes open for some amazing projects and likely a mix of old and new images.  I decided to work with a previously released image and love how it turned out.
I sought out the Dad You Rock digital image and worked up a masculine card. These are never easy for me. I embellished very little.  I have a few staples in the corner of my card, really only to hold on my sentiment that I printed on vellum.  It softens the colors on my geode a bit. I distressed the edges of the vellum for interest and called it done.

Now it's time to visit the Friends of Flourishes and see what type of embossing they have done: Davi,GloriaKrenShirleyToni and Vickie.

Thanks for stopping by!  

Details - Stamps: Dad You Rock (digital); Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, vellum; Ink; Smoky Slate; Accessories: watercolor pencils, aqua brush, white gel pen, stampin' sponge, MM distressing tool, stapler, Linen & Canvas impression plate.