Celebrate Sunflowers – Happiness

I have combined the two weekend challenges to create a single card. WEEKEND TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE – Use Soft Pastels. SUNDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE – SS008 and the Paper Players Challenge (#553) for the colors. Here is the result: There are several ways to use the new Soft Pastels and I tried three different techniques: (1) DirectContinue reading “Celebrate Sunflowers – Happiness”

Simply Succulents – Good things Grow

It was a busy weekend, so I decided to combine my two weekend challenges to create a single card. WEEKEND TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE – Color and/or Theme (I chose to concentrate on the Colors) and SUNDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE – SS007 Here is the result: Steps: Focal Image: (2¾” x 4”) Basic White cardstock.  The large SucculentsContinue reading “Simply Succulents – Good things Grow”

Daring Adventure – Pack Your Bags and Travel

It is the Holiday Weekend!  HAPPY July 4th.  We have a few plans so I decided to combine my two weekend challenges to make room to have some fun…and I am giving myself permission to play with retired stamp sets. WEEKEND TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE – Double Embossing, SUNDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE – SS006 and I chose CARDZContinue reading “Daring Adventure – Pack Your Bags and Travel”

Weekend Color Challenge – Sailing Home, what a way to relax!

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is a color challenge.  The color choices were inspired by the photograph. Choose at least three when making your project. Anything goes…however, I was inspired by the nautical influence for my card today. These colors were combined with two other challenges today.  Sketch: Atlantic Hearts (#425) andContinue reading “Weekend Color Challenge – Sailing Home, what a way to relax!”

Natural Textures – Hello Friend

A really quick and easy card when you just have to get it out in the post.  Truly a #SimpleStamping card! I combined the challenges I set out for you to keep you stamping and engaged.  What did you make? Here is the result: The image I selected to illustrate the Masculine theme was aContinue reading “Natural Textures – Hello Friend”

Sitting Here – While Good Things Grow

This week’s Weekend Challenge was a Simple Sketch. I was influenced by the Global Design Project (#295) theme challenge and the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (#277) materials challenge. Given the size of the stamped image (1¼”), I opted to flip the sketch from a vertical position to a horizontal position for a more pleasing andContinue reading “Sitting Here – While Good Things Grow”

Best Wishes – Weekend Challenge – Technique

Last week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping was a technique.  I just got it completed. The technique I chose was Misted Watercolor.  The tutorial can be found on Split Coast Stampers.  I so enjoy water coloring and I wanted to share this with you. Over at Fab Friday, the current challenge (#215) is toContinue reading “Best Wishes – Weekend Challenge – Technique”

Dear Friend – Weekend Challenge – Color Inspiration

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is a color based.  The image I chose has a bevy of floral bouquet options.  Take from it what you will.  Be inspired by the image and/or the colors.  Have fun with it! I chose the sketch layout from Atlantic Hearts (AHSC # 421) and opted toContinue reading “Dear Friend – Weekend Challenge – Color Inspiration”

All Stitched Up! – Weekend Challenge – Spring Flowers Theme

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is a theme based.  The image I chose is the other half of the adage: Spring Showers bring May Flowers.  Take from it what you will.  Be inspired by the image and/or the colors.  Have fun with it! I chose the sketch layout from Try Stampin’ OnContinue reading “All Stitched Up! – Weekend Challenge – Spring Flowers Theme”

A Good Man – Congratulations (Weekend Challenge – A Simple Sketch)

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is another Simple Sketch.  Keep it simple or add a little more.  The choice is yours.  Additional inspiration: Colors – Color Throw Down (#641) and Theme – The Spot Challenge (#160). And this is the result: If you do know me well you will know that IContinue reading “A Good Man – Congratulations (Weekend Challenge – A Simple Sketch)”