Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Blue Aqua Gray and white

Hi there

When I saw the luscious color combination at Color Throwdown, I had to play along.  The challenge icon is posted below.

I pulled out an older set that hasn't had nearly enough use, WPlus9's Watercolor Anemones. 

The entire stamp image was stamped in gray.  The flowers were then separately stamped in shades of blue and aqua, then cut with the matching die. The MFT sentiment was white heat embossed and mounted over a sliver of silver glitter tape.

The panel was diecut and mounted onto a dark charcoal card base.   

I think gems are making a least in my book they are. I sprinkled a few tiny ones around.

I am entering this to two challenges - 
Color Throwdown 502 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Diecut or Punch 


Thanks so much for coming by!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Best Birthday Fishes

Hello -

Today's card is going to be visiting a lot of challenges!

The backdrop is watercolored using a ziplock bag and the smooshing technique with Distress Markers.  I liked that I could flip it over and move the color around some more.  I'll be doing this again.

The stamps are Best Fishes from Simon Says Stamp, the die is from Avery Elle.

I am entering this to these challenges :

Muse   -  image is below
Just Us Girls - Trend Week Watercolor Background
Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge - Summer Time
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Summer Fun
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Fun in the Sun
Simon Says Stamp - Work it Wednesday

Thanks so much for stopping by!

July Bizzare and Unique Day

Hi there!

Well its not so bizzare nor unique -  Its Ice Cream Day July 15th.  There are several versions of cool treat days in July - no wonder for many of us in the northern hemisphere it is the hottest month of the year.

I made a little card, its 3.75" square, and had fun with it.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Muse 273

Hi there  ~

It always bugs me when I miss out on playing with Muse.  I woke up this morning and knew I had a couple of hours before the link closed.

I pretty much cased Anita's lovely card, but I inverted the black and white.  It was an experiment and I wanted to see how those distress oxide inks would work on black cardstock.

I thought the colors did well on the black cardstock.  Its a bit dramatic, and I have to confess that I like the Muse much better - its cleaner, brighter and more summery.   I do not regret testing my idea though!

Anita's Card is below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Coral and Gold

Hi there -

When I saw the challenge graphic at The Card Concept I knew I had to play along.  Then life got in the way of my crafty time - but thankfully there is still time to get this in.  And while it took some time to get this done, I am also able to enter it to Seize the Birthday Anything Goes - I am adding the toppings of sequins as well.

My clean and simple card was inspired by those large blooms, the gold, and the watercolor wash from The Card Concept for the design and colors, and it needed to be a nice girly birthday card with sequins for Seize the Birthday. Both the flower and the sentiment are embossed with gold ep.

Thanks for taking the time to pop in!