Saturday, January 28, 2017

Unforgettably Amazing Love

The IC582 challenge at SplitCoast is to be inspired by one of Smilynstef's  favorite t-shirt companies from Chicago Illinois called THREADLESS. Stephanie stated that Threadless helps art unknowns become art totally-knowns by printing original art-work on t-shirts and other products. I chose the Love Saves t-shirt as my inspiration.  It was designed by LunchBoxBrains.   (Every time I clicked on the shirt I would lose the photo so it is the one with the Letters of LOVE on the front.)   With being "original" in mind I wanted to create an original sentiment for my card.  So at 4:30 am this morning I played around with some word play sentiments and in the end decided on this one.  The watercolor background was created by the smooshing technique and Tim Holtz distress ink.   I inked up my kraft mat, spritzed with water and smooshed the watercolor paper into it.  I did this several times to get the effect I desired. I created my sentiment in my Printmaster program and printed it out on copy paper. I moved the sentiment down far enough so I could add the watercolor paper over it but still have the printer grab the copy paper. This helps the thicker cardstock or watercolor paper run though my printer easier. I taped the top of the watercolored background over the area of the copy paper where I wanted my printing. I wish now I would have made the sentiment a little larger. But once it was printed it was to late.   I cut out the LOVE with my heart and letter dies and added two other layers underneath for dimension.

Supplies: Lawn Fawn heart die, CC Designs bubble alphabet dies, Sequins, fun foam, Neenah cardstock  and watercolor paper, Tim Holtz distress ink, water
Sentiment was computer generated

Splitcoaststampers IC582
Simon Says Stamp Wed Blog Challenge   anything goes 

Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Before and After Coffee

I am always trying to think outside the box and when I read the SplitCoastStampers's  WT620 ~ Down Under ~ challenge today it was no exception.  I turned the monster's smile upside down and into a frown for the front of the card. I cut one of the sentiments apart to use just the HAPPY for the inside. I placed the happy stamp onto my Misit where I wanted it on the left side of the card and stamped, then moved my card base to the left 3/4 of an inch and stamped again and then moved it another 3/4 inch to the left and re-stamped to get the happy happy happy on the inside. I placed the inside cup on an action wobble.


Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge Blog   Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Winter Sympathy

Today I have a card that was made for a friend who lost her husband of 47 years. My heart goes out to her.    Hugs my friend..

Challenge:  Power Poppy Winter Blooms
Stamps: Camellias Digital Stamp Set  and Avery Elle Sentiment
Supplies: Memento black, Copics R01,11,12,20,21,24,27  YG61,63,67   E31,34,35, SU cameo coral, PTI white cardstock, Misti, fun foam

Monday, January 23, 2017

Roses For You

Today I've made a little gift bag from a Sizzix  XL bag w/handles die. First I figured out the size digi I needed for my bag.  I printed out a few different sizes on copy paper until I found the perfect size to fit onto the front of the bag. I used Papertrey Ink white cardstock for my final print out.  I also printed out a smaller version for my tag. I stamped my sentiments with my Misti, added wink of Stella to the roses and glossy accents to part of the cup.

Stamps: Power Poppy's Everything's Rosy Digi, Papertrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages, The Angel Company (for you sentiment) Name unknown
Supplies: PTI white cardstock, glossy accents, Wink of Stella, ribbon, Paper Smooches gift tags 2, Copics, Y11, 13, 15, 18 for Roses. YG61, 63, 67 for leaves

Challenge: Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge Blog  Anything but a card

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Feed Me CAKE !

 I was inspired by a toy while shopping at the store the other day.  Inside sentiment says CAKE!  I drew a pattern  and fussy cut my pieces out. The eyes were created with circle punches and I used Copics, circle punches and or Nuvo Crystal Drops for the dots.  I tried using felt for the hair but cutting it thin only caused the felt to fall apart. I ended up using heavy twine and separated the strands instead.

Circle Punches for eyes 7/8, 1, 1/2, 1/8 inches
Supplies, Nuvo Crystal Drops Caribbean Ocean and Carnation Pink, foam tape, twine, Computer generated sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Bummer Dude

I made this card for my husband. His team didn't make it to the playoffs again this year.   Can you figure out his team?   He is a die hard Bills fan and he will stick with them through good times and bad.  My inspiration was like an ostrich sticking his head into the sand.  I've made lots of wood floors but tried something new this time.  I used a thin tip marker to add color into the scored lines of my wood floor to show more depth and shadows. I love how it turned out.  I added an action wobble to my bummer guy for a little extra humor. I used only part of the sentiment that comes in the Art Impressions Bummer set.

Stamps:  Art Impressions Bummer set, SU wood grain wheel
Paper: Neenah white and Papertrey Ink black cardstock
Ink: SU chocolate chip, Tim Holtz distress ink, antique linen, tea dye, vintage photo, Memento Black and Copics.
Supplies: MFT stitched rectangle frames die, action wobble, foam tape, Misti
Techniques: fussy cutting, wood floor, scoring, Free hand: I drew in the bottom of the letters on the guy's shirt of my husband's team.

Challenge:  Art Impressions- I tried a new technique for my wood floors

WEEK 2: Challenge 199: Card Resolutions 

 Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Monday, January 16, 2017

Smooching Hedgehogs

Welcome to my first post as a blogger.  I sure have a lot to learn but I am jumping in head first.

My card was created using a Gerda Steiner digi called Hedgehog Smooches .  I printed out two hedgehog images, colored them with Copic markers and fussy cut them apart. The background was done by die cutting out a heart for a stencil and water coloring it with some Peerless watercolor inks. I created a slider for each side. When you pull on both slider the hedgehogs come to the center of the card and smooch (kiss).

Stamps:   Gerda Steiner Digi,  Avery Elle   Lots of Love Sentiments
Accessories:   uniball white gel pen, watercolor paper, fun foam, circle punch, Neenah white cardstock, MFT layered heart die for stencil, foam tape, kraft knife, Misti

Gerda Steiner Monthly Progressive Challenge