Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Playing With Stencils

     I received a set of those new- fangled makeup brushes, in the mail, the other day.  I had to give them a go, and I must say I just love how they blend inks!  I pulled out an old stencil I had in my stash, and went to town layering my images, until I liked what I saw.  I even used a negative from a Lil Inker sun die to stencil in my sun.  My sentiment is another unknown and was stamped in High Dive dye ink from Simon Says Stamp.  I added some Nuvo Drops to my flower centers and butterflies, and mounted my panel onto a piece of Bazzill card.  I used a scrap of gold mirror card to make my sentiment pop. A white gel pen was used to add tiny dots to  my butterfly wings.  It was so pretty that it just had to be for a mom!  This will go into next years stash.

     This card will be entered at Simon Says Stamp and Show- Use Stencils
     Also at Use Your Stuff  #359- for the Moms.

     Another fun play day!  Hope you have a pleasant Hump Day, and life treats you well.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Language of Friendship

     Today, I reached in the closet and shut my eyes, pulling out an SU set and telling myself I was going to use it no matter what.  The set is called Language of Love.  I had never used it and so I had to get out the coordinating SU bird punch.  I created the card base in white with designer paper from Making Memories, Black and White paper pad.

     Next I cut a piece with a cross stitch rectangle die, and went to town stamping and punching out my birds and branch.  I used Hero Arts Intense Black ink.  I mixed up my sentiments.  My images were popped up with Dimensionals.  The dotted background was created with yet another item that I had never used.  Big round pens called Dotteriffic.... OMGosh, they are actually shaded color.... will be using them again!  They dry quickly too!

     I would like to enter this in the challenge at Little Red Wagon #497 called Happy Bird-Day.

     I have always been a fan of Black and White so I just went with it.  This was a fun morning project.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 13, 2019

First Holy Communion

     It has been years since I have needed to create First Communion cards.  This year I needed two.  I decided to go with the same design for both.  I struggled but made my way through.  I worked around the cross set from Spellbinders and built them from there.  Luckily I had purchased the chalice and host die set and cut them from gold metallic card from Crafter's Companion, and well as my embossed letters.  I used pink and blue scraps for my crosses.  I had been gifted with a pile of embossed background and decided to add some texture to the backgrounds.    Gabby is the daughter of my hubby's co-worker and Flynn is my great nephew.  Both have had their special day and received their gifts,  so now I can share.  Brings back such wonderful memories of when my children received their sacraments.  Man I feel old!

     It is Monday and still raining.... this has to end soon!  I am suppose to have a shed delivered this week plus fence installed ina week or so.   There is an old superstition that you put the Blessed Mother in the window to ensure a dry wedding day... hummm wonder if it will work for shed delivery?

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day!

     It is a rainy, miserable day to celebrate all the mom's, but we have to smile and plug along.  I thought I would share a couple of the Mother's Day card designs I did for this year, now that they should have been delivered.  I made 4 of each of these 2 designs.  They were inspired by a riffle through my 12x12 paper stash.  I have so much and slowly, I have been hunting out the smaller patterns and making some multiples.  Heck I never do that.  I am a one of a kind card maker, but with a new craft space comes an open mind.

     This first card uses an assortment of dies and punches, with a grey base and this delicate striped designer paper.  Coloring is done with Copics, and sponging is done with Unicorn White by HA on the flowers, and Primrose Petals by SU on my sentiment oval.  Some large pearls were used for flower centers.

      My second card starts with an Old Olive base by SU, a funky patterned designer paper in shades of green, scraps of white and a gorgeous vintage print which I saved ages ago.  I created a sentiment on a stitched tag, using a stamp for MSE, added pearls and some Tim Holtz twine.

     Had a early visit from my son and then a quick trip to the local casino for a fun atmosphere!  It is always  great when you go and can play for a couple hours and break even.  So muc fun!  Now we are in for the rest of the day and going to enjoy some basketball and the next episode of Game of Thrones.  Does anyone else feel like they are rushing this last season?   Have a great week!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Better Together!

     Time has been getting away from me and it has been a bit since I posted.  Here is a card I made some time ago but never posted.  I am going to take this over to the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #26.  They have some of the best creations that get posted over there!

     This card was made using the Best Friends stamp set from Clearly Besotted.  I just thought it was adorable.  For the moment I have left the inside blank, but it would even be great for an Anniversary card.  The polka dot paper was in my scrap bin as were the solids that were used, and cut with my Gina Marie Stitched Square dies.  Coloring was done with Copic marker and I added an embellishment of some die cut leaves and a pretty flower, both of which are out of card stock bits.  A single, large gem stone creates the flower center.  My banner for the sentiment was hand cut.

     I would also like to take this over to Pixie's Snippets Playground for Challenge #351, which requires You use snippets.

     That is it for today!  We are finally having a bit of sun and no rain at the moment.  Hubby and I did a wee bit more adventuring this past weekend, but we need some dry time to haul more from the old house.  Praying we don't run out of time!