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Monday, February 29, 2016

God's Blessed Painted Garden Silhouettes

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 575 - Paint Your Stamps and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 366 - Glittery Sentiment. I inked the flower section with rose red and the stems with old olive markers then stamped on the focal panel and then on the inside of the card after huffing on the stamp.
I did the same with the HB sentiment on the inside and envelope. I then traced over the HB on the front panel with my glitter pen.
Hope you like it
Stamps: Garden Silhouettes, God's Blessings 
Paper: white, rose red 
Ink: rose red, old olive 
Accessories: glitter pen 
Techniques: paint your stamps

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Because I Care I Made this for you

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 581 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 571 - Wonderful Party with Pizzazz and for dessert - flowers. Well I think I covered them both.

Do you know someone or are you one of those type of people, like myself, who just can not leave well enough alone? I was just not satisfied with just the flower on the inside so I stamped the sentiment in pear pizzazz over the stem. MISTAKE that can not be fixed. Oh Well. I have to go to work now so I can afford to stamp another day. LOL
Stamps: Because I Care 
Paper: White, Wisteria Wonder Pool Party, Wild Rose Studio Lilac Mist DP 
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz 
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbon, oval punch, square punch, stickles, white jel pen 
Techniques: 3D, fussy cutting, copic coloring

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

In My thoughts with Hope

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 570 - Honey and Cherry Meadows, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 573 - Revisiting Emboss Resist, and Monday's MOJO MONDAY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE # 435.
I have been MIA all week last week sick with sinus junk and just not feeling well enough to play and I think it is coming back for round 2 but I wanted to make something today. It started as a sympathy card and turning into encouragement for a co-worker who has worked hard all of her life and just at the peak of her career she goes and has a major stroke leaving her child-like in mentality. Such a sad situation as she was the breadwinner for her family. There is still hope that her faculties might return but not back where they were. The white embossed trees are a sign of winter when the leaves die off and the branches are bare. The mossy meadow tree popped up is the hope of the future that ins the spring the leaves and branches come back to life again. 
Off to work I go.
I stamped the single tree on the inside after stamping off 2 times then the sentiment on top of the tree.  I hope she likes it.
Stamps: In My Thoughts, Lovely as a Tree, Word on Word 
Paper: White, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Bo Bunny-Forever Fall dp 
Ink: Hello Honey, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow 
Accessories: dimensionals, Cottage Cutz Tree 
Techniques: 3D, emboss Resist, 2nd generation stamping

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Trust God Anniversary

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 578. My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 568 - Saffron Gray Sky. I used a technique called INK, SPRAY, AND SMASH for my focal panel and found out the hard way it is NOT easy to heat emboss on glossy white cs. I stamped the flower and sentiment in versa mark then added some black embossing powder and heat embossed. Did you know glossy paper will bubble up if you hold the heat tool on it too long? LOL oh well. Next time I will just stamp the sentiment in black ink. The flower was ok but the sentiment sorta smudged in some places. This attempt was for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 571 - Naked Stamping Shannon aka (e3stamper) celebrated her 14th Anniversary on Tuesday and we get together Sunday to actually celebrate so this will be their card.
On the inside I stamped Happy Anniversary sentiment.  Hope she likes it.
Stamps: Trust God, All Year Cheer III 
Paper: white, so saffron, soft sky, smoke slate 
Ink: so saffron, soft sky, versa mark 
Accessories: gold cording, Basket Weave EF 
Techniques: heat emboss, dry emboss, ink spray and smash, naked stamping

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Stenciled Love & Sympathy

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 568 - Saffron Gray Sky and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 571 - Naked Stamping.
I sponged so saffron using Tim Holtz Sunrays stencil in the upper right corner then sponged soft sky in between the rays and the rest of the front. I stamped the sentiment and image in smoke slate. I had to use my smoke slate marker to color some white ribbon. This is matted on soft sky then white card base. I did stamp on the inside but something happened to my pic and short of time no time to go back upstairs and retake it.
So here is the inside. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Love & Sympathy 
Paper: white, soft sky 
Ink: so saffron, soft sky, smoke slate 
Accessories: Tim Holtz Sunrays Stencil, sponges, ribbon, gem 
Techniques: sponging, stenciling

Monday, February 1, 2016

Bootiful Occassions Purple Birthday card for Madison

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 571 - Naked Stamping and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 362 - A Purple Birthday. I have a granddaughter, Madison, who thinks purple is the only acceptable color so this will be her birthday card this year. She also loves her boots. I used one of my fav techniques, ink spray and smash, to make this.

I did the same stamping on the inside and stamped the Happy Bootday on the envelope all in black ink. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Bootiful Occassions 
Paper: white, glossy white 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Perfect Plum 
Accessories: glossy white paper 
Techniques: ink, spray and smash, Naked Stamping, masking