Beautiful Day – Autumn Splendor

Welcome back! Fall may actually be here.  The temperature has dropped, and I have a few red leaves on my Maple tree. Several challenges are pursuing a Fall theme and I created this card influenced by them.  Inspiration Station (#39), Make the Cards (#63), Tic Tac Toe (#178) and Global Design Project (#359). Here isContinue reading “Beautiful Day – Autumn Splendor”

Artisan Additions – Get Well Card

The Long Weekend is upon us…do you have plans?  Trying to get a little bit ahead so I can enjoy a bit of R&R. Playing with: Use Your Stuff (#455), AAA Cards (#222) and Global Design Project (#358). Here is the result:  Steps: The Rainbow-Colored Pieced Paper Panel was adhered to the card base andContinue reading “Artisan Additions – Get Well Card”

Jar of Flowers – Friendship Card

Hey there, welcome back!  While I had the watercolor paper and the brushes out…why not use them for the Global Design Project (#356) Challenge to Case (Copy and Selectively Edit) of a lovely card created by Emma Goddard. Elements:  Floral Spray, Centered Greeting, Colors, Background Decorative Pattern, Twine and Gems. Here is the result:  Steps:Continue reading “Jar of Flowers – Friendship Card”

North Pole Mischief – Birthday Gift

Happy Tuesday and welcome to the Facebook Case-ing the Catalog challenge (#368). I am having some fun with this sketch, and I have taken inspiration from a few other challenges: Sentiment Theme – Paper Players (#603); Subject Theme – Global Design Projects (#355); and Color – TGIF (#380). Here is my bright and fun result: Continue reading “North Pole Mischief – Birthday Gift”

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”

Summer Solstice

Happy Saturday!  Hope you have some time to play and be creative… Today, I am keeping it simple and playing with the Theme from Less Is More (#470), the Colors suggested by the Global Design Project (#353) Team and the Tuesday Morning (#668) Sketch. Here is the result:  Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scoredContinue reading “Summer Solstice”

Bottled Happiness – Birthday Card

Today, I have accepted the challenge to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) a card created by Susan Wong as suggested by the Global Design Project (#352) team. My take-aways: Diagonal Layout Orientation, Ribbon/Twine, Block Sentiment and Gems. I picked the colors suggested by the Cupcake Inspiration (#548) team. Here is the result:  Steps: Card Base:Continue reading “Bottled Happiness – Birthday Card”

Big On Birthdays – It’s Your Day

Happy Day!  More time to play in the Studio… Over at Retro Rubber (#186), this round is a sketch.  I chose to flip it to the vertical position to better fit my “RETRO” retired stamp image from Big on Birthdays (circa 2017) and I played around with this week’s Global Design Project (#351) challenge toContinue reading “Big On Birthdays – It’s Your Day”

Bouquet of Thanks

Welcome to the weekend!  Do you have any wonderful plans for the day? A few challenges tweaked my interest… Festive Friday (#113) options led to the choice of Sketch: Global Design Project (#350) and Color Style: Inkspirational (#269). Here is the result:  Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. ApertureContinue reading “Bouquet of Thanks”

A Happy Hooray – Thank You

Welcome back!  It is Canada Day and we have a bit of celebrating to do so, I am mixing it up to knock several challenges off at once. Retro Rubber (#185) for the concept… Along with Double Trouble (#114) in partnership with Atlantic Hearts (#479). Additional inspiration, Style and Theme: CAS on Friday (#234); ToolsContinue reading “A Happy Hooray – Thank You”