Winter Noel

Welcome back!  Sunday rolls around and so do the deadlines. First up: Sketch – Try Stampin’ on Tuesdays (#583), Color: Color Dare (#523) and Retro Rubber (#196) for Style, Tools, Technique and Embellishment. Additionally, Creative Creases (#46) as I made an Easel Card. Here is the result:  Steps: The decorated, stamped Easel Stop was adheredContinue reading “Winter Noel”

Joy to the World – Christmas Angel

Happy Sunday!  Amid the laundry chores I am sneaking in Studio time… This morning, I am playing with Retro Rubber (#195), Just Add Ink (#629) and Atlantic Heart (#498). Here is the result:  Steps: All the elements were adhered to the card base to resemble the sketch.  The Angel Oval was popped up with Dimensionals.Continue reading “Joy to the World – Christmas Angel”

Happy Birthday to a Stand-Up Friend

Welcome back!  All set for class tonight, so I thought I would play with a few challenges… Inspiration and Neutral Color Palette: Just Us Girls (#655), Color Choices and Stamp Set: Retro Rubber (#194) and Sketch: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s (#579). Here is the result:  Steps: All the elements were adhered to the card baseContinue reading “Happy Birthday to a Stand-Up Friend”

Have Wheels, Will Travel – Thank You

Welcome back!  What a beautiful day…perfect for a ride…picking up some flowers to thank you for…   Playing with a variety of challenges for this card: Theme and Style: Paper Players (#613). Colors: Global Design Project (#365), Sketch and Theme: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s (#578) and as I used a retired stamp set or two,Continue reading “Have Wheels, Will Travel – Thank You”

Artistically Inked – Best Wishes

Welcome back!  Question for you…Chickens or Eggs, which comes first? My general approach to challenge(s) kind of works like this.  Often, I start with the colors.  That generally gives me a feel for a potential theme, if one is not suggested.  Next, usually comes the sketch.  How can I work those colors into that sketch? Continue reading “Artistically Inked – Best Wishes”

Friendly Expressions – Thanks

Welcome back!  Another deadline… Playing with Retro Rubber (#192) and Freshly Made Sketches (#556). Here is the result:  Steps: All of the elements were adhered to the card base to resemble the sketch.  Three small White Classic Mat Dots were added for interest. A very quick Thank You card.  Thanks for spending some more ofContinue reading “Friendly Expressions – Thanks”

Greeting Card Kids – Off to School

The Tuesday after Labor Day was always the first day back at school when I was growing up.  So, I am celebrating… Several challenges also have this theme: Make The Card (#62), Make My Monday (#182), If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (#172) along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch (#489).  I have also incorporatedContinue reading “Greeting Card Kids – Off to School”

Celebrate

Welcome back! I have never actually created an ATC (Artist Trading Card) before today.  It is a little art piece that measures (2½” x 3½”) and often supports a mixed media application.  It can be used as a stand-alone creation or subsequently added to a card base creating an interesting card.  Essentially, the size (2½”Continue reading “Celebrate”

Oriental Brushstrokes – Tranquility

How about we pull out the one stamp set that made me swoon when I flipped through the very first catalog I ever saw. Oriental Brushstrokes. It had retired by the time I started buying Stampin’ Up! products and it took me a few years to find it. I think it will be part ofContinue reading “Oriental Brushstrokes – Tranquility”

Go Fly a Kite

How about CAS (Clean and Simple) today?  One of my favorite styles of card to make using stuff in my stash. Several current challenges that fall within a similar theme: Kids – Paper Players (#600) and Addicted to CAS (#224), Words (Themes) – CASology (#405) and Alphabet (Letter H), and bringing it all together RetroContinue reading “Go Fly a Kite”