Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Little Verve Congrats

Played with my new Verve set Peaceful Medallions!
Such a beautiful set!  I used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch to create a little congrats card.
Love the fonts Verve uses for their sentiments, so fun!!
  
Used Versamark and clear EP on the large medallion and one of the smaller medallions.  Used the emboss resist technique to add color to both medallions.  Stamped the smallest medallion then used spellbinder circle dies to cut each of them out. Added little gems to the center of the two smaller medallions.  Stamped the congrats sentiment with Versafine black ink on a vellum banner. A little bit of ribbon and a few Verve Shine Bright sequins finish off the card.
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Monday, August 18, 2014

TMS #263 and Sami Stamps

It's Tuesday!  Woot! Woot! You know what that means!?
Another sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches!  Who's ready to play?
Not only do we have a fun sketch, but we have a wonderful sponsor also!  Our sponsor this week is the one and only Sami Stamps! 

        

Sami has some beautiful digital stamps that are so fun to color!
For your chance to win some of Sami's beautiful images, just make a project using this sketch as inspirations, then link it up over at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.

   



I used Sami's Poppies Bunch to create my card! I used a 4 1/4 inch square card base.  The image is colored with Inktense pencils and a water brush. Inked up the edges of each panel with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. A little twine and a few buttons accent the card.   Now for more beautiful inspiration, visit the other Design Team members -
Debbie
Jenee
Jessi
Melissa 
Nina
Thanks for stopping by, can't wait to see what you create!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Another Anniversary card

I needed another anniversary card for my brother-in-law and his wife; thanks to Sweet Sunday Sketch for the sketch inspiration.
Used the blossom stamp from this months Layers of Life set from Unity.
Colored the stamp with Distress markers on mixed media paper.  I then used my water brush to soften the lines and spread the color.  Stamped the blossoms again into my background paper.  Added a die cut "happy" and a die cut banner stamped with "anniversary", three banners and some twine.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Anniversary Wishes

Playing around with some of my Verve goodies tonight!
Created an Anniversary card using the Aug. Week 2 Viva la Verve sketch...
 
I used the Verve set On Occasion  for this Anniversary card for my brother and sister-in-law.  They are celebrating their 25th this year, so I embossed the frame and sentiment with silver embossing powder.  I added some silver stickers and die cut the heart frame from silver cardstock.  The patterned paper came from Hobby Lobby.  A little paper piercing in the corners of the red mat and some hand dyed seam binding for the banner layer.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

TMS #262 - Watercolor

Happy Tuesday!
I'm excited about this weeks challenge!  Not only do we have a fun Tuesday Morning Sketch, but we are using one of my favorite techniques - watercolor!
We also have a wonderful sponsor this week - Craft Classes Online!

Craft Classes Online (CCO) brings multiple Creative Arts Instructors together on one site to provide students with the best choice in online craft workshops. Classes are advertised on the CCO website, but are paid for and held on individual instructor's blog/website. This enable instructors to have more freedom and flexibility in their independent businesses. 

Our instructors offer online workshops that are engaging, affordable, and time-saving. Students from across the globe can learn any number of techniques and creative projects from the comfort of their own home and on their schedule. 

In September we will relaunch our blog, My Creative Life 2014, where we issue challenges to help us use all of our craft supplies during the year.

We are excited to be sponsoring Tuesday Morning Sketches Blog. You can view our class list on our website atwww.CraftClassesOnline.com. We are bringing in more instructors throughout the fall, so check back often. Sign up for our newsletter. Visit us on our Facebook page, too! One lucky winner will receive a free seat to a Workshop class valued at $25 or less.  Good Luck!

Remember to win this week you need to do the twist, watercolor.  
Are you ready to play?  Here's the sketch....


  


I brushed a piece of patterned paper with some Gesso.  The Gesso toned down the background and added a layer so I could use watercolors on the paper without it ripping from the moisture.  After the Gesso dried, I stamped the Technique Tuesday Greenhouse daisy image with Vesafine black ink.  First laid down some blue then painted the image.  One of the things I love about watercoloring is you don't need to worry about staying in the lines, just let the paint and water flow.  As much as I love watercoloring, I am new at it and need lots more playtime practice.  If you're just getting started, go to YouTube, there are lots of videos to help you.  After the paint was dry, I die cut the bottom of the image panel, added a seam binding bow that I had dyed with Distress inks.  Love the color variegation you get when you dye your own ribbon.  Some twine, a button and a few pearls finish off the card.  
The rest of the DT has more inspiration for you, so hop on over and check out their creations.

Now it's your turn.  Remember to use the twist - watercolor!
Have fun! Can't wait to see what you create!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Beach Bum

Click HERE for my Tuesday Morning Sketch.

Played around with the August week 1 sketch from Viva la Verve and some cute flip flop's from Newton's Nook.

Colored the flip flops with Prismacolor pencils.  Printed the digi twice then fussy cut the straps.  Added a little glitter and popped them up for a little dimension.  The "waves" are from a Sizzix swirl die.  Drew some doodle stitches around the sentiment circle and the green panel, and a little twine accent to finish it off.
Wishing I was on a beach right now.
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TMS # 261

Happy Tuesday morning everyone!
Are you ready for another great Tuesday Morning Sketch and prize?

Our sponsor this week is returning sponsor Yours or Mine Paper Crafts.  Mei has a sweet little shop with all kinds of paper crafting treats.

And now the sketch..

and my card....
After stamping my sentiment, I cut it out using MFT banner die.  I stamped the heart from the sentiment stamp onto some pattern paper then cut it out and popped it up with foam tape.  The larger hearts were die cut from patterned paper and stacked and then popped up with more foam tape.  Added a little zigzag stitch to the banner and a button to the hearts.  
For more awesome inspiration, check out the other DT blogs.  Be sure to welcome our newest DT member Nina! 

Now it's your turn!  Remember to link up your project to be eligible to win some crafty goodies from Yours and Mine Paper Crafts!
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