Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Addicted to Stamps and More #275

Challenge #275 at Addicted to Stamps and More is a photo challenge.  We're asking you to make a card inspired by this photo.  

There are a variety of elements in the photo that would make a wonderful card.  Here's what inspired me.
I loved the pictures on the wall with the black and white stripe but I wanted to do something a little different.  I had this black striped acetate that I cut to A2 card size.  Then I had to figure out how to put the card together so I could adhere the acetate and also have some hanging off the edge.  My solution was to fold a portion of my card panel over the acetate, glue it down with Scor-tape and use it for my sentiment from CF.  I cut off the other edge of the panel the same width.  The measurement in between is what I used for the actual card portion and adhered the panel to it.  The MFT tree was cut from gold foil polka dot paper. 

This is something different than I've ever done before and I enjoyed the creativity of it.  We'd love to see you get creative and make a card for the challenge.  How about it?

Less Is More #362

I know some people will be overjoyed that the color challenge at Less Is More is purple.  A lot of petunias are purple so that is how I rolled.
Panel:  Reverse Confetti borrowed from Michele
Stamp: WPlus9
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper (closed)
Inks:  Altenew and PTI

Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Inspired By All the Little Things #77

I'm so glad that Inspired By All The Little Things will now be a two week challenge.  That gave me more time to make a card inspired by their cute critter photo.
You may be surprised that I didn't make an owl card but I had this one made before Michele sent me some cute owls to play with.
This little cutie is from Concord and 9th and colored with Distress Ink. I'm not sure I've even used him before.

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope your week is off to a great start.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Fusion - 4th Anniversary, Little Red Wagon #428 and Seize the Birthday

It's about the elements at the Fusion challenge and I did a true fusion this time.
Patterned paper for the wood, copper heat embossing on the letters and strip bring a masculine birthday card to life. 

It's Boy Oh Boy at Little Red Wagon so this card is going to them and to Seize the Birthday where the theme is Anything Goes.

Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Muse #248

I love the look of coloring on dark cardstock so when I saw Anita's card for this week's Muse I had to make a card. 
I'm not real happy with this and considered not posting in but then said "What the heck".  I don't know if the photo is blurry or if it's all those splatters I added.  They were an afterthought when I saw a water spot on the card and needed to cover it up.  I tried throwing paint from an acrylic block and I think I got carried away. Or the paint did.  I did the red the way I usually do - tapping my paint brush and got better results.  The anemone stamps are from WPlus9 colored with Inktense pencils and the sentiment is from PTI.

Here's the inspiration.
I'm glad you dropped by.  Have a great weekend.

Just Us Girls #423 - Trend Week

Sue is our host this week at Just Us Girls and she has picked a great challenge for us for Trend Week.
There are so many ways to do galaxy and night skies and I'm sure you'll find one that will work for you.
I used Distress Oxides for mine, starting with Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber.  I added a coat of Faded Jeans and topped it all with Black Soot.  A toothbrush and watered down acrylic paint made the stars.  The sentiment from MFT is heat embossed on vellum.

Last week I neglected to welcome the sweet and lovely Carol Mayne to our team.  She makes such fabulous cards and you will be thrilled with her creations as well as the wonderful, supportive comments she leaves.

Cathymac is our guest designer this month and she has a wonderful card for you as do the rest of the Design Team.  Check them out for inspiration and then start playing around with your inks to make a galaxy card.  We'd love to see what you come up with. If you are a January winner, you are eligible to be our guest designer in March.