Monday, August 23, 2021

AUG SID- summertime

 Hello all and welcome to my card for Stick It Downs August card Sketch. Aug... wow can't believe we are already over halfway through 2021, I swear the years get shorter and shorter! ;-) Here is a look at our card sketch this month...

For my card I decided to stencil the decor across the background. I wanted to angle it a little more like the sketch, but my stencil (MFT) wasn't wide enough for that. I still like the look of the various distress ink in blues created. I used the summer time die (SSS) for the sentiment and then just added some sequins and stars for sparkle and a little more color. 


Hope to see you over at Stick It Down with your card based on the card sketch or one of our scrapbook layouts! Love to see how you use the sketches. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monica


Edited to add:


A second card I made using the same sketch, this time I used Arteza metallic water colors for the background with a Simon Says Stamp Die cut sentiment for the focal point on the card. Love the shimmer the metallic water color added to the back ground! I will be adding this to the Die Cut Diva's Challenge blog... it's been too long since I've played along with another challenge. 


Monday, July 19, 2021

JULY

 Hello all and welcome to my post for the Stick It Downs July card Sketch! I think it's a fun sketch and thought it would be a great one to use up some pattern paper! Here's the sketch...


... and here is my card which I used a a couple pattern papers from my stash! I love fall and sometimes can't help but pick up a 6x6 pad of fall papers, so I have a few (even a double or two). I need to use them more and this was a start. I loved being able to use one of the sheets with a scene on it for the main focal point of the card and then accent it with some smaller coordinating patterns. 


I stamped my sentiment on some coordinating cardstock. Stamped, colored and die cut the pumpkin and leaf for embellishing. To finish the front I added a little strip of washi tape between the pattern squares, as well as some brown sequins and a few Nuvo dots. Made for a pretty quick card, once I decided what paper to use. ;-) 

Hope to see you over at Stick It Down with your card based on the card sketch or one of our scrapbook layouts! Love to see how you use the sketches. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monica




Monday, June 21, 2021

SID JUNE- Hey Gullfriend

 Hello all and welcome to my blog and card for Stick it Downs June challenge! Here is a look at our sketch for the month...


Here is my card that I did while skyping with a friend... which usually when I do that she gets three cards done and I get none finished! LOL. Not this time, this time I was the only one with a completed card! :-) I love the the little seagulls from Hero Arts. I got them last year, then didn't use them. I stamped them and added a little color with some copics, before using a circle punch to pop them up on the card. 


Hope to see you over at Stick It Down with your card based on the card sketch or one of our scrapbook layouts! Love to see how you use the sketches. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monica



Saturday, May 1, 2021

May SID- Happy Mothers Day

Hello welcome to May and to my post for Stick It Downs May sketch challenge!

I stayed pretty true to the sketch this month, playing with some alcohol inks and ink remover. It leaves a little ghosting of the stamped image on the alcohol ink. Playing with the ink was fun, but I think I still have some practicing to do to get the look I'm looking for! 





Hope to see you over at Stick It Down with your card based on the card sketch or one of our scrapbook layouts! Love to see how you use the sketches. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monica





Monday, April 19, 2021

APR SID challenge

 Hello everyone and welcome to my post for Stick It Downs April card sketch challenge! I decided add a little extra challenge for myself and not use any stamps. Which pains me to do, I pay for them and should use them... right?! ;-) Here is this months sketch...


For my card I used one of the many paper packs in stash. I have tons and haven't been using them very often, but keep buying them because they are so cute... anyone else have that problem? Anywho... I found a pack that had some cut aparts that would work for a main image with a little sentiment. Cut up all the layers needed using all patterns from the pack. Once all the layers are the card base I added some twine and a bow as well as some gem embellishments for a little sparkle. 



Hope to see you over at Stick It Down with your card based on the card sketch or one of our scrapbook layouts! Love to see how you use the sketches. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monica




Monday, March 15, 2021

MAR SID- Happy Birthday

Hello all welcome to my post for Stick It Downs March card sketch! Have you played along yet? If not I encourage to play along, it's fun to see how everyone uses the sketches every month!

For my card I used the sketch basics, I thought about adding something to it like the butterfly in the sketch, but changed my mind after using the Stickles glitter gel. I ended up not want to cover all the fun gold sparkles and didn't want to do too much to since the card is from my youngest boy. He's my St. Patrick's day boy and loves anything St. Pats for his birthday, so I know he'll forgive me for using glitter!



Here is a closer look at all the pretty sparkle, I had to impulsively get all the gels when they came out last year and this is the first time I've used any of them. Gotta say I LOVE them!



 

Hope to see you over at Stick It Down with your card based on the card sketch or one of our scrapbook layouts! Love to see how you use the sketches. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monica





Monday, February 15, 2021

FEB

 Hello all and welcome to Feb and our newest Challenge! Here is our fun sketch for this month...

I pulled out an older paper pad for my card. I'm working on finishing the pad... only a few sheets left. The heart I had was a little bigger, but I was ok with that since everything else was to small in my opinion. I used a larger sentiment strip to balance the heart and think they work together nicely. Added some sparkles and called it done! 



Hope to see you over at Stick It Down with your card based on the card sketch or one of our scrapbook layouts! Love to see how you use the sketches. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monica