Bella and Friends – Enjoy the Moment

Playing with sketches, colors and ideas.  How about a colorful birthday card for a little fellow? Sketch: Freshly Made (#490), Colors: CAS Colours & Sketches (#424) and Theme: Cardz 4 (little) Guys (#274). Here is the result: To fit the theme, for Dogs or Puppies, I needed to dive into my retired stash of stamps. Continue reading “Bella and Friends – Enjoy the Moment”

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!”

Dragonfly Garden – Thank You So Much

A quick little card to enter into the Freshly Made Sketch (#488) Challenge using the Reflection Technique. Here we go… Steps: Focal Image: The Black-Eyed Susan Floral image from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set was stamped in Soft Suede ink to the right and again on to a hard plastic sheet (much like that whichContinue reading “Dragonfly Garden – Thank You So Much”

Flowers of Friendship – Miss You

Catching up on a few more challenges.  Deadlines are looming… Sketch: Freshly Made Sketches (#486), Colors: Color Hues (#18), Style: Paper Craft Crew (#427) and Theme: The Card Concept (#155). And this is the result: For the Color scheme I chose a piece of Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper for the Purple and colored aContinue reading “Flowers of Friendship – Miss You”

Perfect Blend – Thanks a Latte

Playing with a few challenges today.  It is always fun when one challenge sparks an idea and you are able to tie it in to several other favorites challenges. Sketch: Freshly Made Sketches (#485), Colors: Just Add Ink (#554), Materials: The Paper Players (#514) and additional Materials and Theme: Tic Tac Toe (#113). And thisContinue reading “Perfect Blend – Thanks a Latte”

Suite Sampler – Thanks

The sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches – FMS484 is “clean”.  Clean usually means lots of “white space” but today I flipped white space to “black space”.  Hope you like it! And this is the result: Steps: I wanted to use the Gilded Leafing and selected the silhouette Flower image from the Suite SamplerContinue reading “Suite Sampler – 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”

Etched in Nature – Important Friends

Yesterday I took inspiration from the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches for the card I made with Embossing Paste.  Today I created a card that was truer to the sketch.  FMS482 is a nice clean layout. I changed the orientation of my card by turning it to a horizontal position to better suit theContinue reading “Etched in Nature – Important Friends”

Basic Patterns Decorative Masks – Weekend Technique Challenge #2

Continuing with this week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping exploring Stencils and some of the techniques that you can do with them, I created my card using Embossing Paste. This is an excellent way to use Decorative Masks to create dimension on your projects. I chose to try the Slim Line card design overContinue reading “Basic Patterns Decorative Masks – Weekend Technique Challenge #2”

Butterfly Brilliance – A Little Note

I’m back from my short holiday…back to work or rather back to the Studio to play with my toys… Created a card for the Freshly Made Sketches Team – FMS477 using the CAS Colours and Sketches color challenge – #411.  Here is what I created: Working bottom to top. Card Base (8½” x 4¼” scoredContinue reading “Butterfly Brilliance – A Little Note”