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Monday, May 25, 2015

Pop Up Book Shore Thing Beachy Birthday


This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 535 - Pop Up Book Card. Well this took quite some time for me but I did use a lot of dies too. I found some sandy looking dp for the beach scene and some 12x6 CS not sure where I got it. I am going to try to find a sentiment for the inside that says "kick back and relax". I know there has to be one somewhere.
Hope you like it
RECIPE:
Stamps: Shore Thing 
Paper: vanilla, Pool Party, white, crumb cake, old olive, DCWV Day at the Beach dp, ? sandy dp 
Ink: momento brown 
Accessories: IO Flip Flops, Clouds, Sea Birds, Birds, Happy Birthday, Adirondeck Chairs; Frantic stamper Palm Tree Techniques: Pop Up Book Card, 3d

CAS Brighter Tomorrow Sympathy with Cherry Blossoms

This is for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 326 - Wildflowers. I finally used this die I have had for months now. I love it. I sponged all around the edges of the vanilla base.
The inside is stamped with a set of praying hands and "with Sympathy" on top of them. I used some extra pink flowers for the envelope corner. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Brighter Tomorrow 
Paper: rose red, blushing bride, vanilla, crumb cake 
Ink: rose red 
Accessories: Spellbinders Cherry Blossom die 
Techniques: sponging, CAS

Thursday, May 21, 2015

It's Side Steppin BBQ Time

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 532 - Red and White. I used the left side of my side stepping card for Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 541. I choose the side step card for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 534 - Step it Up following the tutorial found HERE. The grill has wheels on it so I hope it can be included in Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 325 - Wheels. I had so much fun making this. I have not used this technique in a long time and it was fun to try it again. I love this checkered dp that I picked up at Michaels in Valdosta. I stamped the grill in black so I could see the lines to cut it out everything else is stamped in riding hood red.
Hope you like it and I know Anne will since it is in her favorite color. See everyone again Monday. Working the next 3 days but that is what lets me keep buying more goodies.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Backyard BBQ 
Paper: white, Riding Hood Red, ? dp 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Riding Hood Red 
Accessories: ribbon 
Techniques: side step card, sponging

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Itty Bitty Dream Big Father's Day

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 541 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 531 - HelloBliss-@ BacisSandyLagoon. Well for those who are in awe of my ability to combine challenges, I failed today, could not find a way to do it today. I finally used my new dies dream catcher and dream sentiment. I cut DREAM in my dp and basic gray cs then glued them together. I did tone on tone with lost lagoon.
I also completed the inside and envelope today to reach my goal. I used All Year Cheer II for the inside stamped in Blackberry Bliss.  I colored my white ribbon with SU Markers. I have 3 Father's Day cared to give out next month, this takes care of one. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Itty Bitty Backgrounds & AYCII - Stampin Up, Make a Wish - Die Versions 
Paper: vanilla, Lost Lagoon & Basic Gray - SU, Wander DP-Basic Gray, 
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Blueberry Bliss 
Accessories: ribbon, gold cording, Cherry Lynn Dream Catcher die, Frantic Stamper Dream Sentiment 
Techniques: tone on tone

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hot Glued Elegant Thank You

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 533 - Sending Off In-Colors, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 533 - Hot Glue Stencils, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 324 - Thank You. This time I tried a different stencil design. I like how this one turned out and hope you do too. I air brushed crispy cantelope and strawberry slush colors then spritzed some pistachio pudding. I never have been able to get that tool to work right for me which is why I use my airbrush so often. I stamped the sentiment in momento tuxedo black. This will be a wrap for me until next Wednesday. See you in the challenges.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Elegant Greetings 
Paper: white, Pistachio Pudding 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Pistachio Pudding 
Accessories: Hot Glue Gun, SU Marker Spriter 
Techniques: Hot Glue Stencil, Copic AirBrushing, Spritzing

Monday, May 11, 2015

Glued Stenciled Thank You Airbrushed

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 533 - Hot Glue Stencils, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 324 - Thank you, and last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 529 - I get a crush on you when we Tango or Mambo. I found out it is not easy to write a work in hot glue but I went for it anyway. I used my air brush machine with coordinating copic colors to spray the white top panel with the stencil in place. I laid the stencil in front of the card in the picture to show my stencil. I matted on melon mambo and then tied a crush curry ribbon around then matted that on a white card base.
Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: None 
Paper: white, melon mambo 
Ink: copics 
Accessories: Hot Glue Gun, ribbon 
Techniques: Glued Stencil, Copic Air Brushing

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Positive and Negative Dies for Mother's Day

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 529 - I get a crush on you when we tango or mambo, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 532 - Use Negatives and Positives and Mondays CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 323 - Happy May.
M - Mother's Day, Melon Mambo CS
A - Alcohol markers - Copics
Y - Yellow color
I have got to get a new computer for my Craft room. I took my about 10 minutes to make this card and 45 minutes to load it. gggrrrr. My negative is Mother's Day, I stamped Happy from All Year Cheer in Tangerine Tango above and matted the white top layer on melon mambo. I cut the flower out with my cuttlebug then colored it with copics. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: All Year Cheer III 
Paper: white, Melon Mambo 
Ink: Tangerine Tango 
Accessories: Cottage Cutz-Mother's Day, Spellbinders-Bluebells, Copics 
Techniques: Positive and Negative Dies

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Make A Wish at the Beach

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Under a Soft Sky our Blushing Bride eats Crumb Cake, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 531 - Stencil this or Stencil that, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 322 - Cupcakes, and my layout is from last Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 537. Well not sure this is very simple but not difficult either since I had the dies already cut out. The longest time taken was cleaning up after getting dazzling diamonds everywhere. LOL . I popped the focal panel up and then popped the cupcake up so that it was sitting in the chair. Can you tell my family is a beach loving family? Well we are. This will go to my niece later this year for her birthday. Hope she likes it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Die Versions - Make a Wish 
Paper: white, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, The Paper Studio - A Day at the Beach 
Ink: Soft Sky 
Accessories: Die Versions - Make a Wish Die, Impression Obsession Flip Flops, Clouds & Adirondeck Chair, Dazzling Diamonds, Stickles, dimensionals, Plaid - Stencil 
Techniques: 3D, Glittered Stenciling, die cuts

Monday, April 27, 2015

Glittered Stencil Treat Yourself

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 531 - Stencil This or Stencil That, and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENG E# 322 - Cupcakes. My colors are from last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 527 - Wild Pirouettes on the Sahara and last Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 537. I have a granddaughter birthday coming up and so I went with a birthday theme. I have not used this set in quite some time. I stamped and cut out the icing and candle part to make a stencil then applied some glue and some pink glitter then white for the candle. I used some stickles for the flame. After drying I cut the entire image out and popped it up on dimensionals. I used my airbrush and a copic with the Jim Holz Splatters stencil. Love how that turned out. The sentiment is stamped in Sahara Sand ink. Hope you like it. See everyone tomorrow in the color challenge I hope.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Treat Yourself 
Paper: White, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand 
Accessories: Dimensionals, Glitter, Doodlebug Design Sugar Coating Glitter, Jim Holz Splatters Stencil, ribbon
Techniques: Glittered Stenciling, Copic Airbrushing, 3D, yellow and red stickles

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kitty in the Window say's Happy Mother's Day

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 537, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 527 - Wild Pirouettes on the Sahara, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 530 - Line Up - Line Up and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENG E# 321 - April Showers.... Well it took me almost all day to complete this but a dentist appointment and dinner date with my darling hubby couldn't wait. I used some new dies to me from Cottage Cuts and Dies R Us. I had a yellow stripped cat and I tried to simulate that on this cat cut in white cs and colored with copics. Not even close but I hope you get the idea. I punched out some pink flowers for the cat to be playing with and used my grass border punch to plant the flowers in. Hope you like this
RECIPE:
Stamps: All Holidays 
Paper: white, pink pirouette, Sahara Sand, wild wasabi, KI Doilies dp 
Ink: Pink Pirouette 
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbon, copics, flower punch, CC Window Die, DRU Cat die 
Techniques: Doodle Lines, 3D, copic coloring

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Negative Glittered Diamond Rose


This is for today's COLOR CHALLENG E# 526 - Tempting Red Island with flowers as dessert, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 529 - Negative Glitter, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 320 - Stencil It. I am not sure I am happy with this but the more I tried to make changes the less I liked it so I finally just stopped and said it is what it is. I sponged some Island Indigo on tempting turquoise cs with the MB Diamond stencil in place. I cut the Cottage Cutz Rose trying to just get the flower, sorta worked the 3rd time. I had to use some green for the stem and leaves :( hope the challenge patrol don't get me. I cut the IO Happy Birthday in white and tempting turquoise and adhered the white under the popped up tt layer then the tt on the inside and added some glitter in the open areas for some color.
I used a white and turquoise rose for the envelope.
 Gotta work the next 2 days and then Beach Time. YEAH!! See yall next Wednesday.
RECIPE:
Stamps: None 
Paper: white, tempting turquoise, real red, pear pizzazz 
Ink: Island Indigo 
Accessories: Glitter, IO - Happy Birthday, Cottage Cutz - Rose, Memory Box - Diamond Stencil, Techniques: 3D, Negative Glitter, Die Cuts

Monday, April 13, 2015

Missing You At the Beach

 This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 529 - Negative Glitter, and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 320 - Stencil It. I am taking my 2 girls to the beach this weekend and will be missing my darling husband. I will be leaving this for him. I cut out the chairs on the top panel and marked where to add my glitter, added my glitter of yellow, blue, pink then green to show under the die cut outs. I used the cheveron stencil and sponged some pool party ink on the top layer then instead of popping up the top panel I popped up the chairs hoping the glitter would still show up and it did. I cut and popped up the seabirds.
I would love to see his face when he opens this. The inside is stamped with WISH YOU WERE HERE!
RECIPE:
Stamps: None 
Paper: white 
Ink: Pool Party 
Accessories: dimensionals, Impression Obsessions Chair & Seabirds, Heidi Swapp Cheveron Stencil 
Techniques: 3D, Negative Glitter

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Makayla's Star Card & fishing trip

Makayla stayed with us last night and went upstairs in my Crafty Cave with me to play.  She picked out a star set and went to town.  I helped her with the dp choice but she put it all together, stamped out the stars and cut them out.  Popped up the one on the left.  The inside is full of stars too.  She had fun making this beauty.
 
Before making a card her Papa took her out to the pond fishing. Look at this fishing girl:

 

Fishy Birthday

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 535, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 525 - Bingo Game, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 528 - Cluster Stamping and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 319 - Make It Masculine. I went with a Fishy birthday card for my grandson that is coming up in the next few months. Hope he likes it. I punched out an oval and used it for my reverse masking. I stamped the fish on my white cs then on paper and cut it out to use as a mask. The small images were stamped around the fish in crisp cantelope. I colore
d the fish with copics then used some stickles on the fish and the sun. I mean you just can not have a sun and fish without some bling now can you? LOL. My color choices were from the first row down on the bingo map : So Saffron, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Sky. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Shore Thing, Fishy Friends 
Paper: white, Soft Sky, The Paper Studio - A Day At the Beach dp 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Crisp Canteloupe, So Saffron 
Accessories: Stickles, 
Techniques: Cluster Stamping, Masking, Reverse Masking, Copic Air Brushing

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Triangled Happy Birthday box

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 524 - So many Cantaloupes and Strawberries, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENG E# 318 - ABC - Spring Colors. Well nothing shines in our yard and the yards around us this time of year any brighter than all of the Azalea bushes. I love seeing them glowing. Monday's CAS challenge was to make anything but a card in spring colors. I made the box from strawberry slush cs then wrapped some so saffron ribbon around and attached a piece of dp on the front. I cut the HB sentiment from Impressions Obsessions die in crisp cantaloupe cs and attached it across the front. This box was quick and simple and will make a great gift box for a gift card or a box of earrings for an upcoming granddaughter or niece. So many possibilities. Thanks for the fun challenges. Hope you like what I made. See everyone next Wednesday.
RECIPE:
Stamps: None
Paper: Strawberry Slush, DP 
Ink: None 
Accessories: ribbon, tissue paper 
Techniques: Triangle Box, Anything but a card, ABC

Monday, March 30, 2015

Dry embossed Happy Birthday

This is for today's TECHNIQU LOVERS CHALLENGE # 527 - Cardstock Only and last Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 524 - Tortoise or Hare. On this card I was the Hare finishing in 5 minutes. WOW. While I can call this a Clean and Simple card I can not use today's CAS challenge since it is a card :( .
I used a new to me embossing folder from Darice for my front and pool party card stock. I also cut and embossed some balloons from a new to me die set from Die-Versions Make a Wish set. I popped 2 up and left on flat. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: None 
Paper: Pool Party 
Ink: None 
Techniques: Dry Emossing

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wild Rose Birthday

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 533, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENG E# 523 - Melons and Chocolates in my Garden, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 526 - Punch and Pleat, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 317 - Bulb or Bulb Flowers. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig and did some 2 step stamping with Wild Roses then cut out the roses and leaves to attach where I wanted them. I punched some MME - Home dp using Martha Stewarts grass border punch then scored and pleated it to go under the roses. The sentiment is from Full of Life stamped and matted in melon mambo. I used choc chip cs for my base.
 
I cut out and attached another rose to the envelope, for the inside I adhered some white cs and stamped Happy Birthday on it. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Wild Rose, Full Of Life 
Paper: White, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, My Minds Eye - Home dp 
Ink: Melon Mambo, Garden Green 
Accessories: Martha Stewart Grass Border, stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals 
Techniques: Pleated Border, 3D, 2 step stamping

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Mirrored Spring Posies

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 522 - Whispers of Smoky Wisterias, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 525 - Mirror Mirror, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 316 - No Patterned Paper and Monday's MOJO MONDAYS SKETCH CHALLENGE # 389. This will finish me in my crafty cave until Wednesday next week :( I miss my daily stamping time.
I used a new stencil on sponged smokey slate gray on smokey slate gray cs. I punched old olive cs using my Martha Stewart grass border punch. I stamped the mirrored image (the one in the middle) on white cs then stamped the rest of the width then colored with BV20, 31, 34, YG91, 93, & 95 copics. Covered the seam with some ribbon. Stamped the sentiment from Spring Song in wisteria wonder and matted on wisteria wonder. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Pocket Full of Posies, Spring Song 
Paper: White, Smokey Slate Gray, Old Olive 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black ,Wisteria Wonder, Smokey Slate Gray 
Accessories: ribbon, MS Grass Border, Heidi Swapp Stencil, Tone on Tone 
Techniques: Stenciling, Mirroring

Monday, March 16, 2015

Natural Beauty Anniversary

 This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 525 - Mirror, Mirror, today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 316 - No Patterned Paper, today's MOJO MONDAY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE # 389 and last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENG E# 521 - Lagoons of daffodils, strawberries and pears oh my.
I love this retired stamp set and fail to use it as often as I should. I stamped the bird on white then mirrored on white as well and colored as close to the same as possible with copics BG 70, 72, 75,78, RV10, 11, 13, 14, YG61, 63, & 67. I stamped the squared image on white using tuxedo black ink and then airbrushed using copics then matted on lost lagoon, I did some tone on tone with pear pizzazz for the leaves. Both birds are popped up with dimensionals and the sentiment is stamped in daffodil delight. Had so much fun making this as I did not have to hunt for matching patterned paper.
I used Sweet And Sassy's Anniversary Innies on the inside stamped in lost lagoon.  I stamped the butterfly from Natural Beauty on the backside of the envelope.  Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Natural Beauty, All Year Cheer III, SNS - Anniversary Innies
Paper: white, pear pizzazz, lost lagoon 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight 
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbon, copics 
Techniques: Mirror, tone on tone, copic coloring, 3D, Airbrushing

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Brighter Tomorrow Sympathy

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 522 - Lucky Charms, I attempted to simulate a rainbow using this weeks colors. My layout is from Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 531, my colors are from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGES # 521 - Lagoons of daffodils, strawberries and pears oh my. I used my acrylic block and inked it up with my markers then spritz and stamped for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 524 - Stamped Acrylic Block Background. I punched and embossed the Spellbinders cross die using a cola can then punched a hole in the top for the split ring and threaded some ribbon for Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 315 - Ribbon. Wheh that raps up this week for me. I can not believe I made 2 cards in the midst of spring cleaning my stamp room.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Brighter Tomorrow, Praying Hands 
Paper: white, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry slush, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzaz 
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Strawberry slush, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz 
Accessories: Acrylic block, ribbon, split ring, Spellbinders Cross, Fiskars Border Punch 
Techniques: Stamped Acrylic Block Technique, ribbon, die

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Flowers for a Friend

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 531, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 521 - Lagoons of Daffodils, strawberries and pears oh my, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 315 - Ribbon. I used ribbon as my flower stems and popped up one of the primas. I used a Fiskars border punch for the daffodil delight cs. I stamped the sentiment in lost lagoon even though it looks like black. Love how this quick and simple card turned out. Great layout to play with today.
RECIPE:
Stamps: All Holidays 
Paper: white, Daffodil Deight, Strawberry Slush, dp 
Ink: Lost Lagoon 
Accessories: Dimensionals, Ribbon, Fiskars Border Punch, 
Techniques: Ribbon flower stems, Clean and Simple

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sail Away with Me

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 520 - Real Coastal Delight, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 523 - Scene in a Circle, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 314 - For the Birds, Monday's MOJO MONDAY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE # 387.
How could I resist another nautical creation with these colors? I can't so I didn't. I used a new to me stamp set and coordinating die from Die Versions called Sail Away. I cut the cap and boat out to pop up on dimensionals. I also used a new die from Impressions Obsessions Adirondack chair. I stamped the sentiment in real red on coastal cabana cs. I used reverse masking to sponge daffodil delight for the sun image. Hope you like it. This will rap me up until next week. Have fun in the galleries.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Die Versions - Sail Away 
Paper: white, Coastal Cabanna, The Paper Studio - Day at the Beach dp 
Ink: Real Red, Coastal Cabanna, Daffodil Delight 
Accessories: dimensionals, dies, mask 
Techniques: 3D, Reverse Masking, Circle Scene

Monday, March 2, 2015

Anchol the Soul with Circles

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 523 - Scene in a Circle, today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 314 - Birds, last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 519 - Blackberries and Pears Poolside.
I decided to create a circle window card today. I love how this turned out. If I had my dream home it would be a beachfront home. I love the ocean and could not resist this stamp set when I saw it.
I used the smaller circle as a mask to sponge some pool party ink on the inside of the card then I stamped the image in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with copics.
I punched the smaller circle in blackberry bliss then the larger scalloped punch to frame the front side of the card. I stamped the sentiments inside and out in blackberry bliss. I just love the colors from last week and had to use them again.
I think I will give this to my darling hubby who keeps me anchored with his love.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Anchor the Soul - ODB 
Paper: White, Blackberry Bliss 
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz  
Accessories: dimensionals, copics, Mega circle punch, Giga scallop circle punch, sponges, 
Techniques: 3D, Circles Open Window, Dies, copic coloring, sponging, masking, reverse masking

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thoughts and Prayers Pop Up Diorama

I decided to try a pop up diorama flipped on its side and with ovals. It works. LOL.
I used one of my all time favorite sympathy sets and inked up the flower with SU coordinating markers then huffed and stamped on white. I used the punched out oval on the inside of the card to layer the sentiment.
Hope you like it. This will be it for me until Monday as I have to be up at 4am to work the rest of the week :(
RECIPE:
Paper: White, Blackberry Bliss, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, DCWV Mediterranean dp 
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals, oval punches Techniques: 3D, Pop Up Diorama

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lottus Spring Blossoms Pop Up Diorama

 
This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 519 - Blackberries and Pears Poolside, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 522 - Pop Up Diorama, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE #313 - Think Spring. I decided to add my pop up at the bottom, you know I have to be backwords right? LOL. I love this new stamp set from Stampin Up. I stamped of twice for the 1st solid image, once for the next layer and direct stamping for the 3rd part of the image. After looking at the sentiment and taking a pic I decided to replace the dots on the sentiment with bling. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Lottus Blossom 
Paper: White, Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party, dp 
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party  
Accessories: bling, ribbon
Techniques: Pop Up Diorama

Monday, February 16, 2015

Love you in Numbers

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 521 - Negative & Positive, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 312 - Age is just a number. This card started as also including today's Mojo Sketch but I failed at it so took a slight turn and still not sure I like the end result. I cut and embossed the solid red heart using both dies then cut out the pink heart and sponged with the die in place using cherry cobbler ink. I glued the removed sections out to the cherry cobbler heart and popped it up over the negative cut and sponged heart.
My sentiment was cut from Ginger alphabet form Quickutz, I used the 7 for the L , zero for the O, V for the V, and 3 for the E.
Hope you like it better than I do.
RECIPE:
Stamps: none 
Paper: pink pirouette, cherry cobbler, vanilla, the Paper studio - Love You dp 
Ink: Cherry Cobbler 
Accessories: Spellbinder Swirl Heart, Ginger Quickutz letter v, numbers 7 & 3 
Techniques: negatives and positives, die cut, embossing.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Jessie - My Anchor, My Love

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 527, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 517 - A Cabana in Old Bermuda and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 520 - Embossing Folder Stamping. Such a fun technique, lovely color combo and the sketch just worked perfect for me today.
I used a new embossing folder ,Anchor, from the Paper Studio to ink the negative side by daubers on the ink pads of all three colors. The 2 blues are so close in color it was hard to see where one stopped and the other started, :( of well. I stamped the sentiment in momento tuxedo black in the open top left corner. The white anchor cut from a die is popped up on dimensionals. I think this will be for my dear hubby who is my anchor. He keeps me grounded and I love him so much. LOL. 
RECIPE:
Stamps: Anchor the Soul - Our Daily Bread 
Paper: white, water color, Coastal Cabanna, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Coastal Cabanna, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, 
Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals, Anchor Die, The Paper Studio Anchor Embossing Folder, Circle Punch
Techniques: emobssing folder stamping, 3D

Friday, February 6, 2015

Sleepy Kitty in Love

This is for today's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 259 - To the Moon, Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 517 - Kitchen Love, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 526, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 516 - Pink and White Melons and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 239 - Love is in the air.
I used Anne's technique with wax paper stamped in versamark then sponged with pink pirouette around my image. I colored the rest with copics leaving my kitty white. My mood did not show well enough so I popped it up on dimensionals along with my double layered hearts. I embossed the melon mambo base with a heart EF and the white vellum with the border heart EF with a strip of pink pirouette under it. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Sleepy Kitty digital image, short & sweet 
Paper: white, pink pirouette, melon mambo, vellum 
Ink: pink pirouette, melon mambo 
Accessories: dimensionals, vellum 
Techniques: 3D, emboss resist, dry embossing

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Love Down Under

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 516 - Pink or White Melons, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 519 - Sentiment Down Under, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENG3 # 310 - Love Is In The Air. Well this is what happens when you can not sleep, you look, you have a thought and you TRY to execute it. Not real happy with how it turned out but it is what it is. I may try something else if I ever get to sleep and wake up later. I just bought this embossing folder today at Joanne's. The name escapes me and I am downstairs trying not to wake the dh by going back upstairs to see the name. Will add later this morning. I embossed the folder on white then brushed melon mambo across the raised portions and matted on melon mambo and added some bling. I used some pink pirouette underneath and stamped the sentiment in melon mambo.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Wonderful Words 
Paper: white, pink pirouette, melon mambo 
Ink: Melon Mambo 
Accessories: dimensionals, cuttlebug, heart embossing folder 
Techniques: 3D, Sentiment Down Under, dry embossing, Brushed embossing

Monday, February 2, 2015

Happy Down Under 13th Anniversary to Shannon and Danny

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 519 - Sentiment Down Under, and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 310 - Love is in the Air. Well it may be groundhog day but it is also a 13th Anniversary for my daughter, Shannon (aka E3Stamper) so todays challenges were perfect since I needed a card for tonight. I found this gorgeous sheet of dp from the Crazy Love stack of Bo Bunny dp and had to use it matted with real red and popped up on vanilla cs. My sentiment is stamped in real red and the inside as well. Yeah I did it inside and out. Whoo Hoo. Have a great day and see ya tomorrow for another fabulous challenge.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Anniversary Innies - Sweet N Sassy Stamps 
Paper: vanilla, real red, Bo Bunny - Crazy Love dp 
Ink: Real Red 
Accessories: dimensionals 
Techniques: Sentiment Down Under, Curves, 3D