Sunday, August 21, 2016

Island time

Hello everybody, hope every one is surviving the back to school excitement! I'm ready for a mom-cation, now that the boys are back to school!!! I would love to go to a Greek island, but since that's not happening anytime soon I'll just have to pretend. 

I got Persephone from Simply B Stamps our wonderful sponsor over at Die Cut Diva's this month and I just love her.


I colored her with colored pencils and paired with some beach themed paper I have in my stash. I used an embossing folder on the backdrop and added some distress ink to highlight the texture.

Don't forget to join us for our summer vacation challenge by visiting here. Thanks for stopping by as always and have a great day!!!

Monica 


Supplies:
Simply B Stamps- Persephone
KaiserCraft - Arrows embossing folder
Prisma color pencils
Misc- distress ink, pattern paper and cardstock

Friday, August 12, 2016

a2z scrapbooking post

Just a quick post to show you a peek of my card over at the a2z blog today. Please join us here and share a creation using our color it in challenge.





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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!
Supplies:
Hero Arts- Floral filigree stencil  SA051 and CL810 (retired) for the sentiment
Misc- Cardstock, watercolor paper, Inktense pencils

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Umbrella Girl


It's time for a new challenge over at OMCF and out theme this month is Back to School/ Reading. It was a challenge for me to come up with a way to coordinate the adorable YamPuff image with the theme. I decided to use a copy of a dictionary page with the work read on it, which I made sure was visible under my colored image.


I crumpled the remainder of my dictionary page a couple of times to use a panel on my card base. I love the texture it left and it reminds me of homework that got pulled out of the trash. ;-)
I can't wait to see what you have to share with us for the back to school/ reading challenge this month!

 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Skull Castle

Today's card is a summery card for our challenge over at the Die Cut Diva's. Our sponsor this month is Simply B, she has so many cute ones be sure to check them out!

I was sent this fun image to use for our summer vacation theme. I love this image of a young frankie make a skull shaped sand castle! After I printed out Jude I colored him with copics and added some shimmer to the sand, before die cutting. I adhered the colored panel and adhered it to the top of my card.


Thanks so much as always for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!!!
Monica

Supplies:
MFT- diagonal stitch dies
Hero Arts- Color layering Pineapple (sentiment)
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Spectrum Noir glitter markers, cardstock, markers

Monday, August 1, 2016

Gorgeous butterflies

Wow I can't believe it's August already!!! School starts for my boys in just over 2 weeks and we started our new challenge over at a2z scrapbooking blog. The theme for August is... Color It In and that is just what I did. Be sure to come by the blog and play along for your chance to win!


Using various copics to color in the butterflies in a rainbow order. Then I took some gray copics and outlined the images for a shadow effect. I also traced my sentiment with a white gel pen to help it pop against the stamped image, which I've seen Kelly Latevola do. To finish my card I added some stickles to my colorful butterflies.



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Supplies:
Copics 
Vellum

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Butterfly Hello

I spent some time today looking around at some of the blogs I follow and ran across the current CAS(E) this Sketch challenge. I thought it would be fun to play along since it's been awhile. I looked back and the challenge I joined (other than my design team stuff) was back in December! Holy cow, it's been busy and time has flown by.

Here is the sketch for there challenge and I thought it would fun to join...

I kept the layout the same and decided to use some Stampin' Up products that I haven't used yet. I'll link them below if your interested in any of them. I recently became a Stampin' Up demonstrator, we will see how that goes. ;-)


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!!!
Monica

Supplies:

Glittered Sunflowers

Today I'm sharing the last card for the Diva's make it glitter challenge this month. I just want to say thanks to our wonderful sponsors Bugaboo stamps and Dies R Us.

I decided to use Lawn Fawn products that can found at DieRUs to say thanks!


I used an old wink of stella that I've refilled with water to water color my stamped images with distress markers. I stamped an extra flower on a separate sheet of watercolor paper to color and die cut. Adhered my watercolor panel and pattern paper to my card base, before adding my die cut sunflower.

Here is a closer look at my popped up flower and the shimmery watercolor! Just love all the shimmer!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!
Monica

Supplies:
Lawn Fawn- Our Friendship Grows stamps and Dies
Wink of Stella
Distress Markers
watercolor paper