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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Just Rite Friday Challenge #118--Behind the Mask

Well it's time for another great challenge over at Just Rite Stamps again . This time we are to use Masking as a technique. This is what I came up with for the challenge .I stamped the verse first on a peice of white c/s then stamped it again to use as my mask ( I wanted to create a look of the verse in the center of the bouquet). I then stamped the flowers over the verse  and cut it out using the spellbinders Lacy circles die .  I then made another mask of the flowers and used to cover the image while I sponged with Tumbled Glass DI to give the image some depth. The image was the layered on English Tea Doily by CLD. The butterfly I stamped twice cut out freehand and layered. Flowers were colored with Copic Markers and Glossy Accents was applied to the flowers .To finish my card I used:
Pattern paper by Crate, Bazzille Shimmer c/s ,co-ordinations c/s
Stamps: Just Rite Stamps Black Eyed Susan Vintage Labels 5
CLD dies Lace Corners B165, English Tea Doily DL101, Spellbinders Lacy Circles, MS trellis punch, May Arts ribbon,
Copic makers, Glossey Accents, pearls and ribbon embellishment from my stash.

I entering this in the following challenges:

Just Rite Friday Challenge #118 --Behind the Mask 

Cheery Lynn Design Challenge #128 -Pretty in Purple

Party Time Tuesdays #168 Die Cut Challenge

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Tim's 12 Tags 2014 --April

Well another month has gone by and it's time to do my tag for April following Tim's tech. Again I didn't have some of the items that Tim used so had to improvise . Here's what I came up with . For my edge I used my Cricut cartridge Art Philisophy from CTMH and cut it out of Grungeboard . Flowers were made from papers from one of Tim's Paper pads with the TH Tattered Pinecone die  . I really love how they turned out . Seam Binding ribbon was inked with a mist I made from Dried Marigold . The metal tag was inked with Broken China Distress paint and then wiped off . If you want to see Tim's tag and take part in this month's challenge you can see it HERE.

12 Tags of 2014--April

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge#92

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

WooHoo I'm a Winner

Just found out my card I entered for the challenge over at JustRite Stamp was a winner.. Thanks to the Design Team for choosing my .

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Just Rite Friday Challenge #117--Sketch

We are  having a wicked northeaster snow storm here today so I figured what a great day to spend in my favorite room playing . Going through some of my paper stash I came across some beautiful Basic Grey pattern paper from the Konnichiwa Collection that I've had for ages and wouldn't use so I decided to make a card for the challenge over at Just Rite Stamps . I love following a sketch so here's what I came up with . I used the pattern paper to make my flowers with TH tattered flower strip really please with how they turned out .

Paper : Basic Grey Konnichiwa collection, Bazill c/s.
Ink: CTMH Twillight,Versafine Onyx, DI peeled paint, DI vintage photo.
Stamps : JRS Black Eyed Susan, Elegant Frames.
Accessories: Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles, Bella Rose,Pendant Banners, Sizzix Tattered flower Strip,
                    MS double loop punch, Lace and gems from my stash.

Just Rite Friday Challenge #117--Sketch

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #4

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Just Rite Friday Challenge #116 CAS

Just wanted to share a second card I made for this weeks challenge over at JRS. I used the stamped set Black Eyed Susan Vintage Labels Five again . This is such a wonderful stamp set and can be used for almost any occasion. Since I don't own the Spellbinder dies that coordinate with these stamps I stamped and cut out the frame freehand then attached it to a doily which just happened to be laying on my desk ( the doily is CLD Nautical Wheel). The butterfly was also stamped and colored with copic markers and cut out freehand. I added some fake stitching around the edge of the pattern paper and stamped decorative corners in gold in each corner .To finish my card I punched a border on a strip of white c/s and added some Washi tape . I really like how the Washi tape made the border pop . I placed the doily a little above the top edge of the card . This was a fun and easy card to make .


Just Rite Friday Challenge #116 CAS 

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Just Rite Friday Challenge #116 CAS

Well this was sure a challenge for me to make a Clean and Simple card , usually I love to layer and add embellishments on my cards . This is what I finally came up with for this weeks challenge over at Just Rite Stamps Friday Challenge. I used TH Damask embossing folder and my new embossing Diffuser plate to make the design around the image . The image and sentiment is from Just Rite Stamps Blacked Eyed Susan Vintage Labels Five set which was inked with Onyx Versafine ink. The flowers were colored with copic markers and a little glossy accents to the center of the flowers. To finish my card I added some May Arts Organiza ribbon.

Just Rite Friday Challenge #116 CAS

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Mixed Media Plaque

Just wanted to share a little mixed media project I made recently with a wooden plaque that a friend had given me some time ago  and had said "Anxious to see what you'll do with this " . I just purchased some of Tim's new Distressed Paints so  wanted to tried them out along with the Wendy Vecchi "s Embossing Pastes. Flowers were made from grunge paper and Tim's  Tattered Floral Die then colored with distress stains .I used the Translucent embossing paste for the script stencil and Modeling paste for the honeycomb.The Bicycle is a memory box die . The butterfly I had made sometime ago following one of Andrea Walford's  tutorials .

I entering this in:

A Vintage Journey Challenge #1 Anything Tim's 

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Tim's Tag 2014 (March)

Just popping on here to post my tag I made for this months tag over at Tim's Tags for 2014. This month the tech . was focused on smudging . I'm not going into the details since you can fine it HERE . Can't say this is one of my favorite techniques but I'm happy with the result. I didn't have a spritzer so just sponged over the burlap stencil.

12 tags 2014 --March

A Vintage Journey Challenge #1

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Valentine --Have a Heart

Just wanted to share a Valentine I made for a good friend . I couldn't share before now cause I wanted to make sure she had received it . The large hearts were cut with my Cricut using CTMH Art Philosophy cart. this is one cartridge that I am so happy that I purchased . The smaller hearts are Cherry Lynn Design dies (Two Hearts)and the glitter hearts is spellbinders classic heart die . Heart border is CLD Sophia Heart Border die and corner die is also CLD Lace Corner DecoE B165, Pattern Paper is from the Crate Paper collection Darling and Sentiment from CTMH .

Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge --Have a Heart

Flourishes Timeless Tues. #257

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge --#196 Seeing Red  

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Frilly and Funkie; Valentine's Day -with a twist

Was just browsing the Frilly and Funkie blog today and saw that the challenge is Valentine's Day with a twist --we are to use red,pink and white colors but no "hearts" I thought why not give it a try and this is what I came up with . I sponged my manilla tag all over with DI Worn lipstick ,spritzed with water then  used my hexagon stencil for my background sponged with DI Festive Berries and Fired Brick. I stamped some tiny love words randomly in the hexagon spaces. Cupid was stamped and embossed with clear EP . I then made a mask of the cupid so I could stamp the Love definition  over it . To finish my tag I colored Seam Binding ( which I purchased from the Funkie Junkie store quite some time ago )  by pulling it over the worn lipstick ink pad and then spritzing with water and drying with my heat tool . I added some of Tim's rose ribbon trimmings to the bottom as well as a key from my stash .

Frilly and Funkie ; Valentine's Day with a twist

Allsorts Challenge #244 Love /Adore 

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #257--Love & Red 

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