Thursday, December 29, 2016

Ways To Use Moons

I'm the hostess for today's Ways To Use It challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  Since today is the last New Moon of 2016, I chose to use moons as my theme.  Of course a new moon doesn't show up in the sky, so full moons, crescent moons and gibbous moons are all acceptable.  

For my card, I masked and sponged my background first.  After I was satisfied with my sky color, I removed my masked and stamped my bamboo background in a light color.  Then I opted for a darker color to stamp my bird and bamboo image.  I water colored my bird next.  Of course, my ink ran so I had to go back through with a fine tipped pen to retrace my bird image.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you get a chance to play along with the Ways To Use It challenge.

Details - Stamps: Bamboo II, Asian Artistry, Thank You Kindly; Paper: Smooth White; Ink:  Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Tuxedo Black; Accessories: post it, removable adhesive, circle punch, May Arts burlap twine, Scor-tape, stampin' sponges, sponge dauber, waterbrush.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Friends of Flourishes & Christmas

Good morning!  The Friends of Flourishes are sharing a Design Team challenge today.  Today's hostess is Gloria and she chose Christmas as our theme for the challenge.  It's very timely, I must say!  Every time I pull out the Coastal Christmas set, I think of my sister.  I just got to spend time with her two weeks ago, so I can't whine. Still, I miss her.  
My card involved a bit of masking.  Then removal of said masks, trimming and reshaping, and then more masking.  I do like how it turned out and my husband really like the colors.  You can see all the images from Coastal Christmas down below.  
The rest of the Design Team has beautiful creations for you as well.  Be sure to stop by and see them! Follow these links to see the rest of the design team:   

Thanks for stopping by and have a Very Merry Christmas!

Details - Stamps: Coastal Christmas (Flourishes); Paper: Smooth White, Black Licorice, Whisper White; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight; Accessories: Circle punches, Scor-Pal, jute twine.  

Monday, December 19, 2016

VSN & Santa

I had a chance to play along with VSN this weekend. Robin challenged crafter's to make a card that showed one of their strongest memories of Christmas.  I have a vivid memory of Santa honking my bicycle horn when I was about 5 or 6 years old.  Even though I know that was years ago, I can still recall that memory today.  

Just a quick post for today, have a wonderful day!

Details- Stamps: Must Be Santa (Flourishes); Paper:Whisper White (SU), Unknown SU blue, Black Licorice (MFT), Recollections Southern Charm dp; Accessories: Watercolor pencils, French Blue grosgrain ribbon, Scor-Tape, stampin' dimensionals.  

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Friends of Flourishes & Pearls and Lace

Good morning!  The Friends of Flourishes are sharing a Design Team challenge today.  It's hosted by Davi and she chose pearls and lace as her theme for the challenge.  I worked in another Christmas card for this challenge.  I took the ornament from Elf-N-Christmas for today's card and added some pearls.  You can see my crocheted lace beneath my branch and behind my ornament.
The rest of the Design Team has beautiful creations for you as well.  Be sure to stop by and see them! Follow these links to see the rest of the design team: DaviGloriaKrenShirleyToni (YOU ARE HERE)Vickie.
Details - Stamps: Elf-N-Christmas (Flourishes); Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Unknown designer paper; Ink: Versamark, Barely Banana; Accessories: Victoria Crocheted lace, watercolor pencils, paper snips, SU pearls, Fall Shapeabilities, sponge dauber. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Flourishes Coastal Christmas in Review

The Friends of Flourishes design team is joining in on this month's Stamp Review for Flourishes LC.  Today, my card features a recently released stamp set.  I chose to work with the Coastal Christmas set. Since my sister moved to Florida several years ago, I have been searching for just the right stamp set to make Christmas cards to send to her.  Now, I have found the perfect set.  
I used a digital image for today's card.  I love that I was able to resize the image to fit in with my card design idea.  I printed out my image and sentiment and then colored my image.  After trimming it carefully, I layered some die cut edges beneath my top layer.  Look at the great images in this set!
You will definitely want to see what the rest of the Friends of Flourishes have in store for you today.  Be sure to visit them for some wonderful eye candy. Follow these links to see the rest of the design team: Davi, Gloria, Kren, Shirley, Toni (YOU ARE HERE), Vickie.  Thanks for joining us for the Stamp Review.

Details - Stamps: Coastal Christmas (Flourishes); Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede; Accessories: Watercolor pencils, Corner Chomper, paper snips, craft knife, stampin' dimensionals, Flourished Trim die.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December "More Than One Score" Challenge: Anything Goes

Hello Crafty Friends!  It's December and that means we are into another "More Than One Score" challenge. This month's theme is an anything goes theme.  By definition, it's a wide open challenge and you can use this opportunity to make a fancy Christmas card or gift packaging for the holidays or 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 made this Four-Paneled stand up card just for fun and just to give it a try!  It was pretty simple and left me with a really nice card to share.  I love the hanging element in the negative space.  Here's another view of the card.  I used four different patterned papers on my card.
I hope you will consider playing along with this month's Anything Goes theme at the Scor-Pal blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Ornamental Christmas (Verve); Paper: Whisper White (SU), Turquoise (MFP), Brushed Silver (SU) Recollections Christmas dp; Ink: Pear Tart, Tempting Turquoise; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Spellbinders Nestabilities, silver cording, hole punch, Charming Banner die (Verve), Recollections rhinestones.