Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Happy Birthday

Third post of the day... I feel like I've been busy bee today! I wanted to be sure to join the fun over at Lawnscaping challenges, they are celebrating their 100th challenge!!!

Here is my card for the challenge...

I used some distress ink to color the background for the die cut letters. Stamped the two birds on top with some musical notes so they are singing the birthday song! 

Here is a closer look at the birds so you can see the sparkle that I added.

I'm also going to add this to the Simon Says All Creatures Great and Small challenge.

Thanks for stopping by again! Have a great night/day!

Lawn Fawn- Dies (Cole's ABC's), stamps (Feathered Friends and Hats off to you)
Distress Ink- Picked Raspberry
Copics and Spica glitter pens

Muse #105

I'm hoping to get at least one more post done today if not 2 so I will make this quick. This week's Muse is Marion Vagg

Here is my take from her card...

I purchased this stamp from Close to my Heart a while back and am finally using it! My square is bigger and instead of adding a layer of dimension between the white and gray, I colored and fussy cut an extra flower for the added dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!

Recollections- cardstock
Close to my Heart- Stamp
Copic markers

In your favor

Here is a card I made using recently purchased stamp by SugarPea Designs. When I saw the stamp I had to get, I'm a bit of a nerd and love the Hunger Games! 

 I kept it simple and just colored her with copics. Added the colored and sentiment panels to die gray and white paper for a slight border. I'm going to include this in two challenges. CAS(E) this sketch and Shopping Our Stash Weekly.

  Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Feel Better

 A quick post to a share a card that I made for a friend who is currently under the weather. I the used sketch from CAS(E) this sketch 

and tried to keep the the Lawnscaping challenge in mind.

Using some watercolor paper I stamped the image with distress ink. Colored it in using distress ink mixed with water, to give it the watercolor look. Stamped the sentiment in the same distress ink, added a strip of pattern paper and adhered the panel to a dark blue card base.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!
Monica Maier

Distress ink- Black Soot, Scattered Straw, Weathered Wood and Cracked Pistachio
Recollections- cardstock
Mics.- watercolor paper and pattern paper

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Java Joy!

Hello everyone! Got a card for you that I made for the little challenge between my friends a I. Got it done while skyping again too... I'm getting better at being creative while having the virtual chat! ;-) Our challenge this time around was was based off an image I found while perusing pinterest. 
Just love the mugs! I am going to post the card to a couple of challenges since it fits in the criteria. 


Here is my finished card...

I made the polka dot paper by stamping and heat embossing a polka dot stamp, then using distress inks to color. I then finally used the die from SSS that came in a kit to cut out the coffee mugs. Added some stickles to help the hearts stand out a little more and stamped my sentiment. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Ranger- Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Festive Berries, Squeezed Lemonade, Chipped Sapphire and Ripe Persimmon (Distress Inks) Paper Lace (stickles)
Simon Says Stamp- Coffee Cup die
Verve Stamps- Sentiment (Better With You set)