Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #454

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a great sketch by Debbie.  It will work for quick and easy cards as well cards you want to spend more time on.

My card this week features stamps from the Simon Says Stamp May kit as well as fun and easy technique.  My pictures aren't great - it has been rainy and gray for over a week and a half now and it doesn't look like it's changing any time soon.

I stamped the flowers using Distress Inks in Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Evergreen Bough, Stormy Sky, Peeled Paint and Dried Marigold.  I decided to make my sentiment the focal image and made the banner piece just a little embellishment by stamping with the zig-zag border stamp also in the set.


Now the technique I decided to try was to make this look like it was painted.  A long time ago and I mean a very long time ago, Stampin' Up! used to have this medium that would go well on paper with a paint brush and you'd see the brushstrokes thus giving it a painted look.  So I thought I would try it using Nuvo Crystal Drops - Morning Dew (clear).  I painted this one and it worked!  Now granted it work better and the effect more pronounced if it was on a very colorful, dark piece.

Hopefully you can see the strokes, you kind of can on the bottom part in the picture below.  Darn weather!  In real life, this looks really cool!


I did watercolor a piece last night and applied the same technique, but when I overstamped the image, it didn't line up exactly so it's blurry.  I still tried it but I won't show it because it might cause sea-sickness just looking at it.

Please come join us at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog for this fun challenge.

Be sure to go visit the design team blogs, too.  They made some really awesome cards.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #453

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a super fun one.  I love this sketch, I think it has so much possibility.

I am super excited to share my card today.  I was commissioned to make some favors so I used some of that money to pick up the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Sakura stamp set that was just released at Ellen Hutson.  This is the first time I've ever purchased an Essentials by Ellen set.  I've been a customer of Ellen Hutson for years, but have never bought her exclusive sets.  I am so impressed!  The packaging alone is... Wow!  It comes in a heavy duty  plastic storage pouch.

I made two cards - one pink and one yellow...


This first one has a little boo-boo but it's hardly noticeable so I'm not going to point out.  So I started with placing the stamp in the MISTI and stamping with VersaMark and white heat embossing on the Kraft layer.  Then I used Momento Tuxedo Black to stamp on the white layer.  I colored the images using my Copics.


Then once again I put the white layer back in the MISTI and stamped again with VersaFine Black Onyx ink and clear heat embossed.  I am telling you!  I am a HUGE fan of over-stamping.  This just totally tightened up the image and made a beautiful finish.

I also like this spotlight technique - I mean this is that technique on a larger scale where I'm covering up more of the line image with the colored image, but it's still so pretty.

I finished it off with white heat embossing the sentiment on a black strip.  The "beautiful" is from the Mondo Sakura stamp set and the little "hello" is from the Hello Sweet stamp set from Pink & Main.

Please come join us at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog for this fun challenge.

Be sure to go visit the design team blogs, too.  They made some really awesome cards.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #452

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by. The newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is by Debbie.  I had a lot of fun with this sketch and I hope you will join us.

My card features stamps from Simon Says Stamp April 2018 kit.   The stamp set is called Beautiful Day.  We all draw inspiration and sometimes dip into non-existent wallets because of certain talented ladies in the crafting industry.  Yana Smakula is someone I've recently started watching more of her videos and trying to learn her amazing coloring skills.  She posted a video a week or two ago where she colored on Toned Gray paper with Polychromos by Faber Castell.  I love how this looked!  The gray paper made the colors pop.  Well I don't have the budget to get new pencils, non-existent wallet or otherwise, but I did have a 60% off coupon so the Toned Gray paper went from $11.99 to just under $5. I had to try this...


I stamped the images onto this Toned Gray paper using Smoke ink by Simon Says Stamp.  Then using my Prismacolor pencils, I colored each of the images.  I had used my MISTI to stamp the images to begin with so I left them in my MISTI.  When I was done coloring I put the paper back into the MISTI and over-stamped the images with VersaMark and then added white embossing powder by Nuvo.   I fussy cut out the leaves and the little butterfly.  I cut the focal butterfly using my Silhouette Portrait.

Keeping with the gray color I kept the rest of the card in grays and blacks - this really made the colors pop and command attention.

I love love LOVE this technique.  I actually colored up a bunch more for which I had stamped and heat embossed first.  I found that your pencils need to be really sharp to get into smaller spaces and I ended up picking off the embossed lines.  I have no idea if that was due the pencil, the powder or if my VersaMark pad is getting old.  I fixed them with a white gel pen which works, but....

Now be sure to go visit the design team blogs, too.  They made some really awesome cards.

Debbie
Jenée
Patti

I'll see you over at the TMS blog.

Believe it or not, I'm actually playing along with a challenge, too.  My Time to Craft challenge #370 is coloring on anything but white.  

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #451

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  It's a lot of fun, with lots of elements that are open to interpretation.

My card features stamps from the May 2018 Simon Says Stamp kit.  I wasn't really sure that I was going to buy this one, but I'm sort of glad I did.  And if you know me, then you know bright colors are not my forte but I didn't do half bad!  Okay, so I forgot an element to my card, but I like it anyway...


The card base is an old In-Color color called Razzleberry.  My intent was to keep this card a one layer card, well, a two layer card.  I embossed the oval shape in the center and then masked it off.  I stamped the flowers from the set in bright colors, using the biggest flowers as the corner elements of the sketch.  I stamped the sentiment using SSS Wisteria ink and then I over-stamped that with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I double stamped the Wisteria so it came it really dark and in the photo it actually looks black.  I did embellish with some Nuvo Drops. 

Now be sure to go visit the design team blogs, too.  They made some really awesome cards.

Debbie
Jenée
Patti

I'll see you over at the TMS blog.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #450

Hello friend!  Thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  The latest challenge is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's not a sketch.  I decided there are so many techniques out there that I want to try that I thought maybe you'd enjoy the variety, too.  The Blank Canvas Challenge will be featured the last Tuesday of each month.  This week's blank canvas needs to feature watercolor, the color blue and make it a kindness card.

Here's my take on that challenge....


My card features Beautiful Branches by Concord and 9th.  I've had this set for awhile, I just haven't been able to use it yet.  I did use watercolor paper and used Distress Ink to color the background.  At least that's what I think I did.  I made this card a few weeks ago and now I can't remember what I did.  It might be diluting some color from a Zig marker.  Anyway.... after it dried overnight I stamped the branches using VersaFine Black Onyx ink.  I then stamped the flowers with VersaMark ink and heat embossed them using Nuvo white embossing powder.  I then went back to the Black Onyx ink to stamp the details for the center of the flowers and used clear embossing powder.  If you do this I totally recommend, if you try this, to use your MISTI or other stamp tool because the ink will slide on the already embossed flowers.  The color isn't as vivid but still looks cool!

I do hope you'll play along with us this week.  If you don't do watercolor, don't sweat it!  Join us anyway - use watercolor patterned paper.

You simply must see what the team made, too!  They are so awesome.

Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

I'll see you over at the TMS blog.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #449

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  I am so glad you decided to visit me today.  Thank you for the lovely comments you leave me, too, they mean a lot to me.

This week's sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is by Debbie.  It's a really fun, easy sketch.  My card features stamps and papers from the April 2018 Simon Says Stamp monthly kit.  The stamp set is called Beautiful Day.  I tried to create a focal image that would make on think of sun catchers.  I need to perfect this technique, so please be kind.



I used some embossable acetate from Judikins.  I stamped the image using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and then added some clear embossing powder.  Even though I had my gun preheated the acetate still warped quite a bit.  Then I turned it over and filled in the different spaces on the butterfly with Nuvo Crystal Drops in Duck Egg Blue, Green Apple, Bubblegum Blush, Mountain Dew (clear - I thought it would have some shimmer but in the end, it's just clear), Silver Lining and Ebony Black.  Then underneath the acetate, on the card base, I stamped two butterflies in the ink colors that came in March's kit.

The focal image did come out bigger than I originally intended but I wasn't about to start over.  I cut open an aperture in the decorative paper and put the acetate piece in it's place.  Then adhered to the base.  Then it still needed something, so while I was video chatting with my oldest son, I started playing with sequins.  I couldn't do exactly rainbow because I don't have a lot of different colors of sequins but this seemed okay.  Well, truth is I actually hated it at first and was going to scrap the whole thing, but the more I looked at it the more I kinda liked it.

Thank you, again, for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit the design team - they did an amazing job.  They always do!
Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

I'll see you over at the TMS blog.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #448

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  I do appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a very nice one by Janice.

My card features the March 2018 Kit by Simon Says Stamp but there isn't a single stamp used!  Nope, I finally used more of the elements that came in the kit - the papers and stickers.  The only thing I added to this card was some Nuvo Jewel Drops.


My second card I used Nuvo  Crystal Drops and some twine.



I love how they both turned out but it wasn't until I was done with them that I noticed I forgot the horizontal element in Janice's sketch - the first card it's obvious, the second card I could say I dropped it lower on the card by using the paper I did with the row of garden pots.  But if I'm honest, that is a happy accident.

These papers are so pretty that I picked up the digital paper pack for half off over the weekend.  I still have plenty to use up, but now I won't run out.  I really love this paper! 

Thank you, again, for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit the design team - they did an amazing job.  They always do!
Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

I'll see you over at the TMS blog.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Pink and Main Challenge #29

Hi - well look here.... I haven't had two posts two days in a row in forever.  But I'm excited that I finally get to play along with Pink and Main's challenge.  I always discover them when they announce the winners!

My card features Pink and Main's Inspire stamp set and Beach Bum paper.  The challenge is Spring Theme and I can't think of much else than butterflies to remind me of Spring!


The larger butterfly and sentiment I embossed using Simon Says Stamp Steel Navy embossing powder. The smaller butterflies I stamped using Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick ink and then over-stamped the image with VersaMark embossing ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I did have to doctor the picture a bit so it's brighter.  It's night-time and the original picture is hideous.

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday Morning Sketches #447

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  I do appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a super easy one.  It's another blank canvas with easy elements.

My card features the Stippled Flowers by Gina K Designs.  My sister gifted me with this stamp set as well as the Wreath Builder set which was part of Gina K's release last month.  So I found this set rather challenging to use, but in the end, I made two cards and I'm pretty happy with them both.

The first card I white heat embossed the images using Nuvo white embossing powder on Bristol Smooth cardstock.  I colored the image using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush.  I then layered the circle dies and partially cut out the circle and fussy cut the rest.   The horizontal images are from a Washi Patterns by MFT Stamps.  I finished it off with some tiny sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.



My second card, which was actually my first attempt which my sister encouraged me to make the card.  I'm not real happy with this but she thought it was pretty.  For this card I stamped the images using Distress Oxide inks in Tattered Rose and Bundled Sage.  I then tried to blend in the color but it wasn't moving very well.  I think I should have used watercolor paper, maybe??  So I tried adding some detail with the Zig markers again.  It's... meh.


I embossed the panel with Fleur di lis embossing folder and then colored the panel with Tattered Rose.  Oh!  Here's not what to do - turned mistake creative opportunity.  I put down washi tape to mask off the horizontal lines.  Then embossed and then did the ink blend.  The washi tape became permanent under the pressure of the embossing so when I attempted to pull it off, it tore my panel.  But I actually liked the distress is left behind.  So I went with it.  I don't know why the sequins look like hot pink in this photo, they actually match the ink color very well in real life.

Thank you, again, for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit the design team - they did an amazing job.  They always do!
Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

I'll see you over at the TMS blog.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #446

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I am so glad you took the time to visit me, please leave me a comment so that I know you were here.

The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's another fun one - really easy to work with.  My card features stamps from Gina K Wreath Builder set but I did not use the template that came with this bundle.  I used various inks by Fun Stampers Journey and Papertrey Ink.  I also used 3 embossing folders by Cuttlebug and Darice, dies from MFT Stamps and Spellbinders, Nuvo Drops is various colors and finally Distress Oxide ink in Peacock Feathers.


I also didn't mention one other ink but I was super excited that my idea worked.  I also used Ink on 3 Fade Out ink.  This is the coolest ink.  It's designed to make no-line watercoloring easier.  Well I pretty much stink at that but I decided to give it a try on this card.  I used it to stamp a circle that came in the set.  Then I used that circle to be my guide to stamp the leaves in Limeade Splash (FSJ) and then more leaves in Vintage Jadette (PTI).  Then I just filled it with little flowers.

Now this Fade Out ink is so unique, what this does is it takes on the color you apply which is why it's so handy with no line water-coloring.  I don't know if this works with Copics.  But if you're interested in this ink you can find it here.

To finish my card I lightly inked one corner of the base with Peacock Feathers and then added my other elements.  Since I used a dark card stock I made a coordinated panel for the inside.



I hope my card inspires you and that maybe you learned about a new product.

Thank you, again, for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit the design team - they did an amazing job.  They always do!
Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

I'll see you over at the TMS blog.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #445

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  I am so glad that you did.  The newest sketch is up at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and it's a great one by Janice.

My card was actually inspired by a card I found on Pinterest.  I was talking to my sister on Sunday (we FaceTime every Sunday) and she was saying that she needed a Bridal shower card and a Wedding card.  I was looking on Pinterest and found a pretty card, I knew I wanted to use an umbrella.  I also recently applied for the Dies R Us design team (I don't know if I made it) but I thought to keep with the theme I would try to use just dies.

So here's my card, it features umbrella die (old and retired) from MFT Stamps, stitched oval dies from CC Designs, flower punch that I've had forever so it's probably from EK Success.  The stamped stripes is from a set called Brushstroke Messages by Simon Says Stamps, sentiment from a Raisin Boat sentiment set, Oatmeal Cookie ink by Fun Stampers Journey and Black and Buttermilk Nuvo Crystal Drops.


The paper is from a DCWV stack and the card stock is SU! Not Quite Navy, So Saffron and Apricot Appeal.

I hope that you like my card and that it inspires you to use some tools that you may not have used in awhile.

Thank you, again, for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit the design team - they did an amazing job.  They always do!
Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

I'll see you over at the TMS blog.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #444

Hi! Thank you for stopping and I appreciate your visit.  The newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I love this sketch, I hope you do, too.

My card features the stamps from the SSS March kit.  Remember last week when I said I was going to use the heck out of this set.  I meant it.   I used the flower stamps from the Choose Joy set.  The paper is also from the kit as well as the little sticker on the ribbon.


Additionally, I used Twisted Stitch border dies from Simon Says Stamp and the sentiment is from Brushed Birds by Papertrey Ink.

I used Bundled Sage, Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks.  I blended them onto some Bristol Smooth card stock and then stamped the images over the color and fussy cut them out.  You also can't tell in this picture, but I added some shimmer using the Nuvo Shimmer pen that also came in the kit.  The ribbon is from my ribbon jar but I believe it's from Raisin Boat.  I have idea if the new owners of Raisin Boat carry the ribbons anymore.

Thank you, again, for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit the design team - they did an amazing job.  They always do!
Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

I'll see you over at the TMS blog.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #443

Hi! Thank you for stopping and I appreciate your visit.  The newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I think it's a ton of fun with so much potential.

My card features the stamps from the SSS March kit.  I bought this kit, I'm going to use the heck out of it!  The gingham print is what I used last week, it's from Choose Joy stamp set and so is the flower and leaf that I used on the purple egg.  The bunny is from the other stamp set that came in the kit called Showers & Flowers.


I used Distress Oxide inks to the stamp the background and color the "Easter" svg cut.  I used Distress Inks to color the eggs.  I did some simple Copic coloring on the bunny and the carrots and then added just a drop of black Nuvo Drops on the eye.

Thank you, again, for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit the design team - they did an amazing job.  They always do!
Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

I'll see you over at the TMS blog.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #442

Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit and would love to hear from you.  The newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I think it's really nice.  A lot of elements for you to play with.

My card features a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp - it's their most recent stamp kit that I just had to have!  I shouldn't have, but then I reminded myself that I don't have to answer anyone about my spending.  The necessities are cared for, so why not!  I love this set, this one is Choose Joy - what a perfect tip!


I do need to figure out how to use the MISTI for the little gingham background stamp because I didn't do the greatest job lining it up myself - but for the life me I couldn't get it figured it out on the MISTI without bending the card stock.  I'll play some more.  Anyway, I used Jellybean Green ink and card stock from MFT Stamps, Pure Plum ink from MFT Stamps, Twisted Stitch border die from Simon Says Stamp, Scalloped Squares dies from Spellbinders and embellishments from my stash.

Thank you, again, for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit the design team - they did an amazing job.  They always do!
Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

I'll see you over at the TMS blog.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #441

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  The newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fabulous one by Debbie.  I had so much fun with this sketch, the technique I played with and was inspired by this video here.

My card features stamps and dies from MFT Stamps, Distress Oxides Inks, Ranger Texture paste, a stencil by Pink and Pain and a stencil I made on my Cameo.


This card shows the stencil I made on my Cameo.  I love how the texture paste picked up the color from ink - Worn Lipstick.  It pulled some of the yellow that is in ink and just looks so cool.  I colored the flowers with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

As I said, I had so much fun with this technique...


You can see I made a few.  Check out this rainbow....


I used Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Seedless Preserves, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron.

Thank you, again, for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit the design team - they did an amazing job.  They always do!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #440

Hello and thank you for stopping by!  I do appreciate your visit and would love it if you'd leave me a comment that you were here.  Our last revisited sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one was my pick.  I picked this reason not only because I think it's a great sketch but because the first time around, I really hated the card I made with it.  Don't even go lookin' for it.  :0)

This card features stamps and dies from Pink and Main called Inspire.  I used Bristol smooth paper to create a tri-fold card which also made the ink blending spread like icing on a cake.  I used Distress Oxide inks in Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves.  I used a blending tool to ink up my stamp with the same colors on the cluster of butterflies.


I meant for the colors on the card to go the same direction as the butterflies but I didn't think about turning the card upside down to ensure that I got it that way.  Oh well, I think this way it looks like the blue is the sky on the lower part of the card.

Here's a look at that lower part with the flap up...


And then here's a shot of the inside.  This part features stamps from Concord and 9th and Hero Arts.  Also to create the top flap, I used a die from Papertrey Ink.


I hope you enjoyed my card and it is some sort of inspiration for you.

Thank you, again, for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit the design team - they did an amazing job.  They always do!
Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

Oh, if I can just another minute of your time, I wanted to share my latest amigurumi project - this is part of the Star Wars collection by Lucy Collins that I am making for my son.


My sister's comment on him when I shared on Facebook - "amazing, he is."  I think he's pretty cool!

We'll see you over at the challenge blog!


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #439

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  The latest revisited sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This one is Jenee's pick.  This is a great sketch although color blocking is challenging for me - which this card sketch screams color blocking.

My card features a new stamp set by Papertrey Ink called Brushed Birds. I also used their inks Tropical Teal and Hawaiian Shores.  The branch and flowers are from a Concord and 9th stamp set, Beautiful Branches.  I stamped the branch using Oatmeal Cookie ink by FSJ and the flowers I used PTI Sweet Blush and Scarlet Jewel inks.  The paper is by DCWV.


The stamp set took a lot of practice to get it lined up.  I only managed to get one of the three birds to look half way decent.  I will definitely have to practice with this set more.

Thank you, again, for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit the design team - they did an amazing job.  They always do!
Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

We'll see you over at the challenge blog!


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #438

Hello! Thank you for stopping by blog.  The latest revisited sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a great one by Debbie.  I really like this sketch because it has so many possibilities.  A true blank canvas.  I also like the angle of the focal point.

My card features an older set by Sweet n Sassy Stamps.  I tried finding it on their website, but it looks like it may be retired.


I haven't used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers in awhile it was just time I played a little.  I used the A2 scalloped note card die set from Papertrey Ink to make the card base and focal image.  I stamped the image onto Bristol smooth paper and did some really easy watercolor.  I am by no means any good at watercolor but this way is super easy and super quick.  I used Versa-Fine Black Onyx ink, colored the image and allowed to dry on it's own.  When completely dry - meaning I came back to it days later, I over stamped the image using the same ink (I kept the stamp in my MISTI) and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I also added a sentiment the same way.

I decided the base of the card needed just a bit of texture but I didn't have anything here at home so I picked up this really inexpensive background stamp at Joann's - $4.99 but it was on sale for 30% off and then I had a coupon for 20% off my total purchase, including sale items.  You cannot go wrong with that!  Made the stamp about $2.80.  Not to shabby!  I haven't stamped with a stamp on a woodblock in years!  I didn't like it.  LOL  As you can see, I didn't line it up well.


Here's a closer look at that coloring.  I used 4 markers and a water brush.

Thank you, again, for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit the design team - they did an amazing job.  They always do!
Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

We'll see you over at the challenge blog!


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #437

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The revisited sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches, it's Janice's pick and I have to say it's one of my favorites, too.

So making a card didn't go so well for me.  I had one idea that  just didn't work for me so then I tried something else.  I was going to try something else because I'm not super pleased with the results, but I just ran out of time.  So here's my card featuring Brushstroke Messages from Simon Says Stamps.  The papers came in that particular kit and if I remember right, it's Bo Bunny.  I could be wrong.  Anyway, here's the card....


I am not entirely happy with it.  My choice of pink ink wasn't the best choice.  It's Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink.  It doesn't work with the soft pink of the paper as well as the pink shimmer paper.  But it is what is.  I really need that Tattered Rose color that is coming soon.  Can't wait!  I'm loving the other two colors of Distress Oxide ink I used - Antique Linen and Faded Jeans.  I should have started over, but I just was over it.

Please be sure to visit the design team - they did an amazing job.  They always do!

Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

We'll see you over at the challenge blog!


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #436

Hello! Thank you for stopping by!  I'm a little late with my post this morning.  I went out last night with son and setting up my post completely slipped my mind!  I guess I still had vacation on the brain.  LOL

Anyway.... this week's revisited sketch is up and it's Debbie's pick.  I'm glad she picked this one, it's one of favorites, too.  My card features papers from DCWV, stamps and dies from MFT Stamps.


You can't really tell in the photo that the brown of the butterfly and the sentiment is embossed with brown embossing powder.  Whoever said embossing powder goes bad is only partially correct.  This embossing powder is probably 20 years old.  I am totally not kidding!  It was probably one of the first I ever purchased when I was first introduced to Stampin' Up! - and I probably bought it to pair with the Button Bear stamp set I purchased which was the first stamp set I ever bought from SU!.  How's that for a blast from the past.  It actually embossed really well, but it didn't stick in places.

Anyway, still love how the card turned out.  Please come join us!  Don't forget to visit the design team blogs - they work hard for you every week.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #435

Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by.  It's been awhile, but it has been a wonderful break.  I've been crocheting again and I can't seem to stop.

So if you've been a friend of TMS for awhile then you know at the beginning of every year we revisit some of our favorite sketches from the past year.  Up first is Carol's choice and she picked a great sketch by Janice.  My card features the Dahlia Turn-about stamp set by Concord and 9th.  My sisters gave me an Original size MISTI as an I-love-you-gift, we weren't exchanging Christmas gifts this year, so I was pretty excited to use the MISTI with this turn-about stamp.


My card also features dies by Papertrey Ink and CC Designs.  Ink colors are by Hero Arts.  My sentiment didn't stand out as much as I'd hoped and it wasn't until I embossed it that I remembered the dark blue embossing powder that may have worked better.  Oh well - the card is still pretty.

Please join us over at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.  There is a super cute embossing folder available for the prize!   Also, visit the team's blogs, too.  Leave them some much deserved love!  I look forward to a new year of creativity with them and you.

Debbie
Janice
Jenée
Patti

Have a great day!