Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Keep Cool and announcement...

Hello all! Today I'm showing a card I made for the Lawnscaping Challenge blog.

The technique I decided to try finally is spotlighting or spotlight stamping... or at least that is what I've heard it referred to as. If you aren't sure what that is, it's stamping your images and only coloring the ones in the "spotlight" area in color.
Here is my card...

I first traced a circle where my spotlight area would be then stamped the images (making sure that each touched inside the circle). Once I was done with the stamping I started coloring. First with the inside of the spotlight carefully trying not to go over my pencil line. I then erased the pencil line and colored the rest of the images in using my grays. Maybe next time I'll use smaller images to fit things in the circle a little better to show off the bright colors more.

Before I go I wanted to let you know that I am now part of the Die Cut Divas design team!!! I'm so excited to be apart of their team you will see my first card for the blog on June 1st. Hope to see you there.

 Also I will be a part of an upcoming Lawnscaping blog hop towards the end of June so keep an eye for that as well! 
I'm over the moon excited for both of those adventures! 

Thanks for stopping by and have great day!

Lawn Fawn- Swimsuit Season, Make Lemonade and Life is Good
MFT- Hybrid black ink
Misc- Copics and cardstock

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Birthday Herd

Hello everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend. I'm working this weekend but am trying to make the best of it when I'm off. For example I'm about to head to the movies with my teenage son, to see Avengers... finally! Yesterday I came home to an empty house and got to craft in silence, well not complete silence as I was crafting with mom on the phone! Skyping would be easier, but she doesn't have the best internet options out in the boonies. ;-)

I focused on making a card with the Addicted to CAS theme in mind.

Here is the card I made...

...and the inside...

I used a scrap that was laying on my desk and started stamping the critters. I've seen a card like this and can't remember who it was now, but wanted to make on similar. I did have to mask the animals just enough to stamp the barn. The rest is just Copic colored... I was trying to channel my inner Sandy Allnock (she is much better at it the art of copic backgrounds). Trimmed the panel and adhered it to the card base. Stamped the sentiment and that finished it up.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lawn Fawn- Critters on the Farm, Hats off to You and Smitty's ABCs
MISC- Copics and cardstock

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Just poppin' in under the wire for a card that I'm linking to Muse: ChristmasVisions.
The Muse:

My take:

I embossed the poinsettia and the wood word in gold. Watercolored the poinsettia with a metallic mint gelato. Added some gold beads for the center. I decided to use some washi with gold and silver snowflakes to add a little interest on the side, before adhering the panel to the card. 

I added a little close up so you could see the metallic shimmer.

Woo hoo! Thanks  I'm honored! 

Thanks for coming by and have a great day!

Stampin' Up- Joyful Christmas
Faber-Castell- Metallic Mint gelato
Ranger- Gold embossing powder and watercolor cardstock
Misc- gold beads, washi tape, wood veneer sentiment

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Another Anniversary card

Got a card done for an upcoming Anniversary today. The little challenge I do with my friends and family was to use brads or eyelets, so I kept that in mind while using a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

I picked the papers and distressed the edges (mostly to cover up a little boo boo I made while cutting) ;-) Added a little distress ink on the edges before adhereing them to the pattern paper panel. Used my crop-a-dile to add the eyelets and then adhered the panel to the card. I then added some color the the chipboard shape using some distress paints before stamping the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the weekend.

Ranger- Distress paints (Spun Sugar and Antique Linen) and Pumice stone distress ink
Hero Arts- sentiment
Close to My Heart- Grey Wool ink, chipboard shape, and twine
Misc- pattern paper and eyelets

Friday, May 15, 2015

Birthday balloons

Happy Friday everyone! Well it is for me as this is the start of a 3 day weekend for me!!! ;-) I thought I'd stop in with a quick post to share a card I made with two challenges in mind. Even though I'm a little late on getting the card done for the watercolor challenge at Lawnscaping I still wanted to do it. The other challenge is CASology.

Here is what I came up with...

I stamped and watercolored the balloons on watercolor paper. Stamped the sentiment and music notes, then decided to add some color to the notes as well. Found some washi that coordinated with my balloons and adhered all to a card!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

Lawn Fawn- Admit One (balloons), Hats Off to You (sentiment) and Feathered Friends (music notes)
Ranger- Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves and Ripe Persimmon distress markers, watercolor cardstock
MFT- Black Licorice hybrid ink

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Hello Bird

Hello all and Happy Mother's Day! I got to enjoy most of my day at work (boo), but the boss did buy us some donuts! Poor guy is surrounded by women, he is used to it though he has a house full. ;-) I am stopping by to share a card I made and am linking it too Addicted to CAS challenge blog.

I love these birds from Tim Holtz!
For the card I smushed some distress ink on my mat and sprayed it with water, then I layed the watercolor panel on top. Dry and repeat until I got the look I was going for. I then stamped the bird and sentiment, not having branch stamp to fit under him I drew one with a pen. Added some leaves and then layered the panels onto my card base.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Tim Holtz- Broken China distress ink, bird stamp and watercolor cardstock
Lawn Fawn- Leaf and sentiment
My Favorite Things- Hybrid ink

Friday, May 8, 2015

Simple hello

Here with a quick card today. I will be linking up this card to the Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge blog.

For my card I die cut the word four times coloring only one with copics, so it would stand out. Adhered them to the card base and cutting off anything that extended over the edges. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Avery Elle- Simply Said Hello Die
Misc: copics, adhesive, and cardstock. 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Happy Anniversary

I'm in with a quick little card that I made to send for my aunt and uncle for their anniversary next week. I revisited a card that I made a few months ago, you can see it here. I changed things up a bit by using different colors, stamping flowers and adding some pearls in the centers.

I embossed the panel first then used my scoring board to add the score lines on top and bottom. I stamped the stems first then added the flowers and berries. After I stamped the sentiment, I adhered the panel to the base and added the pearl and stickle accents.

I will include this card in both the Simon Says Monday and Wednesday anything goes challenges!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy National Scrapbooking day!

Stamps- Close to my Heart and Hero Arts
Inks- Nautical Blue, Dandelion and Pistachio Memento Luxe
Embossing Folder- Cuttle Bug
Misc- adhesive pearls and stickles