Never Blue When I Think of You.

Welcome back! Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#276) is SHADES OF BLUE. So many possibilities…Blue is such a staple color in so many areas of design. I decided to play with my Blending Brushes and see what I could create with various shades of blue. I hope that you like this card andContinue reading “Never Blue When I Think of You.”

Quiet Meadow – Hello

Thought I would share this card I created for the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s Challenge (#511) and the current COLOUR INKspiration Challenge (#102). The colors are so soft and pretty together. Here is the result: Steps: Focal Panel: (2” x 5⅜”) Basic White cardstock.  Smoky Slate and Gray Granite inks were added to the panelContinue reading “Quiet Meadow – Hello”

Plane & Simple – Just WOW and have a Happy Day!

I think I will be happy when Father’s Day passes.  June certainly has been the month for masculine card challenges.  This, however, has created an opportunity to do a deep dive in to my retired stamp set stash.  Masculine sets are keepers in my world! The color challenge over at The Color Hue (#19) thisContinue reading “Plane & Simple – Just WOW and have a Happy Day!”

All Squared Away in the Majestic Mountains

Having a play with a number of challenges:  Sketch – Try Stampin’ on Tuesday’s (#509), Colors – Color Throw Down (#646), Technique / Tools – The Spot Creative Challenge (#165) and the June Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge and Theme – Cardz 4 Guys (#272). Here is the result: Who says you have to goContinue reading “All Squared Away in the Majestic Mountains”

Butterfly Brilliance – Live, Laugh, Love

Another quick little card to enter into the Fusion Sketch / Inspiration Challenge. and The Cookie Challenge (#157) Here we go…The colors and the sentiment were chosen from the Fusion Challenge Inspiration Photo and the choice of Butterflies for the three shapes in the sketch was influenced by the Cookie Challenge. It was also helpfulContinue reading “Butterfly Brilliance – Live, Laugh, Love”

Artistically Inked – Happy Birthday

I should be in the garden – the real one, but I am in the Studio garden…playing with the new stamp set / die bundle: Artistically Inked and the Artistic Dies. Today, I worked with the Global Design Project Case (#292) and the colors from CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#420) and this fit withContinue reading “Artistically Inked – Happy Birthday”

Simply Succulents – Thanks

The Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#112) deadline is approaching and I decided to use my chosen line with the Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge (#256). And this is the result: Steps: The Sketch suggests a Circle / Semi Circle shape behind the focal image.  I chose to die-cut a piece of Vellum with the Lacy SucculentContinue reading “Simply Succulents – Thanks”

Dragonfly Garden – Dear Friend

Another round of challenges… Sketch – Freshly Made Sketches (FMS483); Subject, Technique and Materials – TIC TAC TOE (TTTC111); Sentiment – CASology (Week #389). And this is the result: For the TTTC111 Tic Tac Toe, I chose Shimmer, Shine, Glitter; Coloring; Dragonfly.  The FMS483 Sketch allowed any shape, so the Silver Embossed, Colored, Shimmery DragonflyContinue reading “Dragonfly Garden – Dear Friend”

Color & Contour – Sweet Thank You

I love playing along with the various Card Challenges that are out in the blog world.  A little inspiration goes a long way. So, today, my starting point was the sketch over at As You See It – AYSI248.  The colors were inspired by the selection over at the Color Throw Down – CTD640.  TheContinue reading “Color & Contour – Sweet Thank You”

Weekend Technique Challenge – Basic Patterns Decorative Masks

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping explores Stencils and some of the techniques that can be employed when using them.  For this card, I chose to use Decorative Masks to make my own patterned paper.  I decided to use the current sketch challenge over at The Spot – #158 for the layout ofContinue reading “Weekend Technique Challenge – Basic Patterns Decorative Masks”