Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Happy Feet Monster


My favorite color is ORANGE so when I came across the orange and purple challenge at Art Impressions I started looking at my Art impressions images that I could use for both colors.  My Feet set worked perfectly.   I wanted to create a fun birthday card so I used the sentiments from the Art Impressions Birthday Wishes set with my monster.  I stamped and colored a monster and one of the extra feet images. I fussy cut both images out. I cut the front of the card a little smaller  than the back and glued in my polka dot stripes on each side.

I die cut the feet which is a little bigger than the feet themselves out of the card front.  I stamped my sentiments with my Misti and adhered the monster while lining up the placement of the feet. I attached an Action Wobble to the feet so they would pop through the front of the card.

My Monster now celebrates by wiggling his feet.

Stamps: Art Impressions My Feet and Birthday Wishes stamp sets
Supplies: Art Impressions My Feet die, Action Wobble, Doodlebug Designs dot-grid-daisy-stripe rainbow petite prints 6x6 dp, Neenah white card stock, Memento black ink, Copic Markers: V01, 04, 06, 09, R14, 17, 56, Y32, 35, 38, C2, 3, 5, YR04, 07, 09, Misti

CHALLENGES:

Art Impressions: Orange and Purple 


Simon Says Wed Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fairy Princess


I love making cards for kids so the challenge at Lawn Fawn this time was right up my alley. I looked through my Lawn fawn stamps and decided to use the zebra from the Critters on the Savanna set to create a unicorn. I inked up the zebra then took my finger and removed the ink from the front ear and part of the mane. After stamping it, I  used a Copic liner to draw in the horn and finish the area. I masked off the unicorn and stamped in the fairy like she was riding on his back.  I stamped another fairy to place her face in front of the mane. I colored my image with Copics and fussy cut it out. I die cut two cloud borders, one from a piece of copy paper to sponge in the sunshine and one from Neenah card stock for my card front. I cut the sentiment apart from the Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends set and used my Misti to line it up straight. I thought my little fairy needed to be a princess so I stamped the crown for the Lawn Fawn Mermaid for You set and colored it with a gold gel pen and fussy cut it out as well. I added Gold gel pen to the unicorn's horn and Wink of Stella to the fairy's wings.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn's Mermaid for You, Fairy Friends, and Critters on the Savanna stamp sets.
Supplies: Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders Dies, Wink of Stella, Gold gel pen, foam tape, Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade Distress and Memento black inks, Neenah white card stock, Copic Markers: C00, 0, 03, 5, 6, Y11, 13, 21, YR12, 4, 21,  23, R14, 17, 20, 81, 83, 85, V12, 15, E00, 11, BG01, 10, 11, 13, YG21, 23, B01, 02, and a black liner.
Technique: masking and fussy cuttimg

CHALLENGE
Lawn Fawn Fawnatics:   Cards for Kids  
Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Good Coffee Bookmark


I started out wanting to make a card but ended up with a bookmark. I was inspired by the back wall of the inspiration challenge at Sugarpea Designs blog challenge and created the circle. I took a sentiment from the Caffeine Addict set and curved it around to fit onto my circle. I cut 2 COFFEE's from the Coffee Words Die set and adhered them together.  I scored some lines into the circle to resemble shiplap.  I die cut my coffee cup from the Coffee to Go Cup Die set and stamped the good... from part of a sentiment from the Espresso Yourself set.  I couldn't make a card work so I decided to die cut a bookmark, stamp some coffee beans from the Espresso Yourself, punch a hole in the top and finish it with some ribbon.

Stamps: SugarPea Designs Espresso Yourself and Caffeine Addict Stamps sets.
Supplies: SugarPea Designs Coffee to Go Cup and Coffee Words SugarCut Dies, My Favorite Things Stitched Circle and Bookmark Duo Die-nanics, Simon Says Stamps Barely Beige and Memento black inks, Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores, kraft, and Neenah white card stock, 1/4 inch hole punch, ribbon, Scoreboard

CHALLENGES:
SugarPea Designs: Mix it Up Challenge #34 


Simon Says Wed Challenge Blog:  Add a Sentiment  


Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Turning ONE


I finally got my second Neat & Tangled stamp set a couple of weeks ago and wanted to use it for this month's birthday challenge. I stamped, colored, and fussy cut my dinosaurs.  I used a stylus on the back of my images. By taking the stylus to the back of an image over a soft mouse pad, it creates a little extra dimension and rounds it out.  I added a small piece of foam tape to the center of the rounded area to keep it popped up.  I cut the baby dino's legs apart so I can  have him sitting on the mother's back.  I die cut my sentiment letters out of Doodlebug dp and layered 3 extra white die cut letters underneath for dimension. I took a matching Copic marker to the edge of the white letters and glued the dp onto the top.

Stamps: Neat & Tangled Prehistoric stamp set, Stampendous balloon chick (I just used the balloon)
Supplies: Oval die (not sure which one, found the card front in my stash already cut), Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABC lowercase alphabet dies, foam tape, stylus, mouse pad, Doodlebug dot-grid-daisy-stripe-rainbow petite prints 6x6 paper pad, Neenah white card stock, Memento black ink, Copic Markers: YG03, 05, 06, 09, B04, 06, Y13, 18, YR02, 04, 07.

CHALLENGES:
Neat & Tangled: Little Tangles Challenge 83 Birthday 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Monday, August 14, 2017

Purple Wishes


I used one digital stamp and one clear stamp set for the Power Poppy's Mix and Match challenge. I created my background using two of the Cuppa Buttercups flowers. I colored them with Copic Markers and die cut a butterfly from each corner. I layered two addition white butterflies under each butterfly to pop them up just a bit. I stamped my sentiment from the Natural Beauties clear stamp set using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform.

Stamps: Power Poppy Cuppa Buttercups digital stamp set and Natural Beauties clear stamp set
Supplies: My Favorite Things Solid Flutter of Butterflies Die-namics,  Papertrey Ink Amethyst Allure and white card stock, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Memento black ink, Copic Markers: V01, 04, 06, 09, Y11, 13, 15, 18, G40, 43, 46.

CHALLENGE:
Power Poppy: August Mix and Match

Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Monday, August 7, 2017

Absolutely Awesome


I love alphabet dies and I love a rainbow of color. I stamped and die cut my letters using the Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs. The letters were colored using Copic Markers.  I stamped the smaller sentiments using my Misti and popped up each die cut letter using foam tape. To finish it off I added a few sequins.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn So Much to Say and Quinn's ABCs
Supplies: Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs alphabet dies, foam tape, Misti, sequins, Papertey ink Hawaiian Shores and Neenah white card stock, Copic Markers: R22, 24, 27, 29, RV02, 04, 06, YR04, 07, 09, 15, Y13, 15, 17, 19, YG03, 05, 07, G03, 05, 07, BG11, 13, 45, 49, B02, 04, 06, BV02, 04, 08, V12, 15, 17, 09

CHALLENGES: 

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 10 – Custom Sentiments   

  Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Monster-ous Wishes


Today's one layer card uses the Gerda Steiner progressive Birthday Monster digital stamp. I printed, colored and fussy cut him out. The background is sponged and splattered with Tim Holtz squeezed lemonade Distress ink. The splatter was created by adding distress ink to my craft mat and spritzing with some water. I dipped the toothbrush into it and ran my finger across the bristles over my card front. The light splatter blends in and makes the sentiment pop against the brighter white on the bottom. The Birthday Monster is popped up using an Action Wobble.

Stamps: Gerda Steiner Birthday Monster Progressive Digi, Your Next Stamp Silly Monster sentiment
Supplies: Ranger Sponger and Tim Holtz  Squeezed Lemonade Distress and Memento black ink, My Favorite Things Sun Ray stencils, water, toothbrush for the light splatter, Action Wobble, Misti, Copic Markers: B14, 16, YR04, 07, 09, V04, 06, 09, Y11, 15, R43, 46, YG03, 05, 06, 07, 09E49, 55, 57, 59.
Techniques: Fussy Cutting, Interactive, Stenciling, Splatter

CHALLENGES:
Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge: I Didn't Eat it (Yet)! Birthday Monster Digital Stamp

Simon Says Wed Challenge Blog:   Splatter it showcasing Ranger Products 


Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Jack O' Lantern Sketch


I used the Reverse Confetti Halloween Confetti Cuts to make a jack o" lantern for the Reverse Confetti sketch.  I die cut one orange and one white circle. I die cut the jack o' lantern face from the orange circle. I colored the white circle yellow in the center and orange around the outside. I also added a layer of stickles over the yellow. The orange face is popped up over the stickled circle. I die cut three layers for each letter of EEK.

Stamps: None
Supplies: Reverse Confetti Cuts Halloween Bits, My Favorite Things Little Lowercase Letter alphabet and We-buys Stitched Circle Dies, K & Company jen yanok Designer Mat pad dp, Neenah white card stock, Papertrey Ink black and orange zest card stock, Bo Bunny cottage green bead board dp, stickles, Copic Markers: YR09, Y15, foam tape, Tim Holtz mini sponger and Distress Spiced Marmalade ink for sponging pumpkin circle.

CHALLENGES:
Reverse Confetti:   Sketch for you to Try  #51
Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge Blog:  Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by, Irene