Brilliant Wings – Follow Your Dreams

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#389) is a Sketch. Additional Inspiration: Just Add Ink (#603) for the chosen colors and CAS on Friday (#231) for the theme and card style. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Accent Panel: (3¼” x 3¼”) Silver FoilContinue reading “Brilliant Wings – Follow Your Dreams”

Bottled Happiness – Thank You

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#388) is an Inspiration Board and I was drawn towards the lower left image.  I loved the graphic and spare nature the image.  I chose the current sketch at Paper Craft Crew (#468) for my layout. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”)Continue reading “Bottled Happiness – Thank You”

Crafting Forever – Handcrafted

Our current challenge at HAND STAMPED SENTIMENTS (#387) is Color.  Additional Inspiration: Theme: Less is More (#462) Sketch: Retro Rubber (#180) Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Coastal Cabana cardstock. Background Panel: (4⅛” x 5⅜”) Basic White cardstock. The Rectangle Frame from the retired Swirly Frames stamp setContinue reading “Crafting Forever – Handcrafted”

Hot Tropical Pink – You’re Amazing

Our current challenge at HAND STAMPED SENTIMENTS (#386) is Sketch.  Additional Inspiration: Style – CAS (clean and simple) Colors: Less is More (#461); Theme: Happy Little Stampers April Challenge. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Side Panel: (1¼” x 5½”) Gold Foil cardstock. Center ShapeContinue reading “Hot Tropical Pink – You’re Amazing”

Spring Tulips – So Glad We’re Family

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#385) is an Inspiration Board.  I opted to use the Mason Jar, the Tulips and a variation of the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment. Additional Inspiration: Colors: Just Us Girls (#624), Theme: Crafter’s Café (#283) and CAS on Fridays (#227), CAS (clean and simple) Style: CAS on Friday (#227), TGIFContinue reading “Spring Tulips – So Glad We’re Family”

Spring Floral Basket – Such Happy News

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#384) is Color.  Such a pretty mix, this time around… I picked one of my favorite retired stamp sets, Lovely Lattice, for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#151) for subject, theme and technique and water-colored the image for the Happy Little Stampers March Watercolor Challenge.  The Spring theme wasContinue reading “Spring Floral Basket – Such Happy News”

Watercolor Words – Love Hearts

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#383) is a Sketch. I decided to employ the *KISS* Principle – Keep It Simply Simple!  I picked one color to tie into the selected Designer Series Paper pattern and the Tools / Theme from Dies “R” Us Challenge (#187) and the Shapes from the Make My Monday ChallengeContinue reading “Watercolor Words – Love Hearts”

Driving By – Miami Style

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#382) is an Inspiration Board. There are several take-aways: Colors – Pink, Blue, White; Themes – Birds, Vehicles, Flowers, Walls and Doors; Textures – Bricks and Wood.  Lots to work with! I selected to use the weekly Sketch challenge posted on my website – Sunday Sketches SS018 but flippedContinue reading “Driving By – Miami Style”

Positive Thoughts – Pretty Butterfly

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#381) is a color challenge. I selected the Sketch from the Paper Players (#575) Challenge.  My personal challenge was to use this sketch to create a single layer card highlighting the new Layering Decorative Masks – Butterflies and Flowers. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½”Continue reading “Positive Thoughts – Pretty Butterfly”

Flowing Flowers – I Like You

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#380) is a sketch. Each week at The Inque Spot Studio, I issue a personal challenge to my clients to play along with me.  It is a way to engage all to keep stamping when we cannot get together.  This week the challenge was to try a technique usingContinue reading “Flowing Flowers – I Like You”