Artistically Inked – Thank you (for the birthday gift)

Welcome back! Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Today, I am playing with the Theme and Sketch from Try Stampin’ On Tuesdays (#534); Theme – Seize the Birthday (#238); Colors – Color Throw Down (#692) and Tools – Can You Handle the Pressure (#7). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scoredContinue reading “Artistically Inked – Thank you (for the birthday gift)”

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”

Have a Beautiful Day – Expressions in Ink

Playing around with a few more challenges.  The coordinating theme is Gold. Sketch with Metallics option: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday (#547); Materials and Tools: Tic Tac Toe (#154) Gold and Dies along with the Free space. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel: (3¾”Continue reading “Have a Beautiful Day – Expressions in Ink”

Delivering Cheer – Sending Love

A quick little card to meet a challenge deadline. The current sketch offered by the TGIF Team (#359) felt perfect for a Holiday card and I decided to go for it to play with the March Happy Little Stampers Christmas theme. Here is the result using a number of bits and pieces from my scrapContinue reading “Delivering Cheer – Sending Love”

Waves of Inspiration – Happy Birthday

Welcome to the new week!  I am playing with the new stamp set, Waves of Inspiration.  This stamp set and the coordinating suite of products is available now and is a sneak peek of what will be available in the new Annual Catalog. There are several CAS (Clean and Simple) challenges that I have beenContinue reading “Waves of Inspiration – Happy Birthday”

Tropical Thank You

Two interesting challenges:  My Inque Spot Studio Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is a Technique – Tissue Watercolor Background(s) and the current Fusion Challenge which includes three (3) suggestions – Colorful Tropical Birds, the Colors and a Sketch. From the Fusion Challenge, I chose five (5) of the Colors: Soft Suede, Merry Merlot, MangoContinue reading “Tropical Thank You”

Etched in Nature – Just For You

Very cool and rainy day here…so I chose to play in the Studio. I started with the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#519). I added the colors from the Color Throw Down Challenge (#676) and two elements from the Just Add Ink Challenge (#587).  Here is what I made: Steps: Paper:  Cold Press 140 lb. WatercolorContinue reading “Etched in Nature – Just For You”

Color & Contour – Elegant Greeting Card

Playing in the Studio today with the Global Design Project (#324) Challenge.  Casing a card from Connie Collins and mixing it up with the TGIF (#350) Color Challenge. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Night of Navy cardstock. Background Panel (4⅛” x 5⅜”) Night of Navy cardstock. FourContinue reading “Color & Contour – Elegant Greeting Card”

A Little New Year Cheer

Several Challenges have a similar theme for the first week of January and as deadlines are looming, I created this card to suit them. For Theme: Just Us Girls (#613) Beverage; For Theme: Paper Players (#572) Make 2022 Sparkle; For Color and Inspiration: Sunday Stamps (#273) Winter Bokeh and putting it all together, Sketch: AtlanticContinue reading “A Little New Year Cheer”

Bearing Gifts – Believe

One last deadline for today… The current Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#449) was flipped to the horizontal position as it better suited my chosen focal image stamp. Other influences: Colors (Green, Red, Gold and Silver), Plaid Ribbon Trims and the Kraft Colored Tree and Shelf – The Card Concept (#165); Tools (Die-Cuts and both Heat-SetContinue reading “Bearing Gifts – Believe”