(2019 c57) MFT & LF Beach

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I watercolored the background on water color paper using Distress Inks by Ranger  .  I then made my own stencil by cutting the My Favorite Things Die-Namics  Mesmerizing Mandalas  from Transparency film and sponged a darker yellow in the center to represent the rising sun and it’s reflection across the water and beach.  I then sponged with Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with a sparkly  Ranger Embossing Powder . The sentiment is from My Favorite Things: Geometric GreeneryThe balloons are vellum cut with MFT-1360 Bundle of Balloons.    The Elephant, umbrella  and bird are from Lawn Fawn – Elphie Selfie & coordinating diesThe palm trees are from Lawn Fawn – Flamingo Together & coordinating dies.

Challenges Entered:

MyFavoriteThings:  Camp Create Day One – WatercolorPrint

SimonSaysStamp (Mon) Animal Magic

LawnFawnatics:  Little Things

Frilly&Funky:  Animal Magic

 

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(2019 c56) Flamingo Anniversary LF

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I followed Jennifer McGuire’s tutorial  for Brochure Fold Cards.  Click on her link for instructional video.   Below is the card unfolded.  (I’m still trying to find tiny sea shells to stamp in the center sand section)

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For The waves, I made masks by using partial diecutting technique using Making Waves Cover Die by MAMA ELEPHANT  (I used the top wave for one mask and the bottom wave for the other)  and then sponged  Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger .

The flamingos & palms  were stamped with Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with Gold  Ranger Embossing Powder ,  then inked with Abandoned Coral &  Spiced Marmelade  Distress Oxide Inks by Rang er  and cut out with Flamingo Together Lawn Cuts dies.  Congrats, sentiment  was cut  using Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words  into the sky and then inlaid after coloring with the Abandoned Coral ink used for the flamingo color.   The Happy Anniversary is from an old company:  Marks Finest Papers which is no longer in business.

Challenges Entered:

LawnFawnatics:  Ch #56 – Beautiful BeachesJuly LF #56.jpg

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon) Life On The Ocean Waves

WordArtWednesday:  Chal #394 – 395   Anything Goes

FrillyAndFunky:  Water Water Everywhere

DieCutDivas:  Anything Goes

TheDailyMarker:  30 Day Coloring Challenge  #thedailymarker30dayJune 30 day chal Buena.jpg

(2019 c55) Concord & 9th Hello Sunshine

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This is the first time I’v tried my new  Concord and 9th Hello Sunshine Turnabout set.  Using my  Misti Stamping Tool  I stamped the Turnabout sunburst with Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with Gold  Ranger Embossing Powder .  I sponged the background with with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger .  I cut the SUNSHINE sentiment die 2 times & stacked them for dimension.

Challenges Entered:

PowerPoppy:  Creative Confetti Challenge – World View (use a n  international flag as inspiration – I used Kazakhstan)flag-of-Kazakhstan.png

WordArtWednesday:  Chal #392 – 393 – Anything Goes

(2019 c54) Prayers & Butterfly Kisses

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Hero Arts!  Another Sympathy card.   Using my  Misti Stamping Tool  I stamped the sentiments using:  Prayers by Simon Says Stamp & Hero Arts ,  Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail CM225  ,   discontinued set that can still be found at overstock right now  Hero Arts Truly Appreciated, the & is from Clear Expressions Alphabet Doodle .  I stamped with Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with  Ranger Embossing Powder .

The butterfly also from Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail CM225  was stamped  with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger .  The 2 greens for the background were cut with Hero Arts Fancy Die Holiday Greenery Edge DI533.

Challenges Entered:

ABlogNamedHero:  Sympathy

WordArtWednesday:  Chal #392 – 393 – Anything Goes

MFTStamps:  MFT Color Chal. #119Print

(2019 c53) Hugs & Prayers CAS

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I am adding to my Sympathy cards.  Using my  Misti Stamping Tool  I stamped the flower with Hero Arts – Daisy and Bugs Stamp and Cut DC219 an colored with Distress Inks by Ranger  . Next I used the  Tsukineko Versamark  Watermark Emboss Pen 21001 to cover the watercolored flowers and and heat embossed with Clear  Ranger Embossing Powder .  I stamped the sentiments from  Prayers by Simon Says Stamp & Hero Arts with Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with Black Ranger Embossing Powder .  To shade the background, I used the Nuvo Dual Ended Blender Brush by Tonic blending Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger  

Challenges Entered:

ABlogNamedHero:  Sympathy

SimplyLessIsMore:  CAS  Color Chal #397June 397 color Less is more

PowerPoppy:Creative Confetti – Background Check

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WordArtWednesdayChal #392 – 393 – Anything Goes

TheDailyMarker:  30 Day Coloring Challenge  #thedailymarker30dayJune 30 day chal Buena.jpg

(2019 c52) Eclipse Die Cut Background

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABackground was painted with Color Burst Liquid Metals by Ken Oliver .  Then I die cut Happy with  Big Scripty Words from Lawn Fawn  then I cut Anniversary with Tim Holtz Alterations Die set called Celebrate by Sizzix.   I also cut the words with fun foam and mounted the painted cut-out words on that. Here is a closeup at a different angle on the photo on the right.

Challenges Entered:

ModSquad:  Total Eclipse of the Card —OOPS I was too late!!! but read there to see the gist of Eclipse cards

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed.) Masculine

WordArtWednesday:  Chal. #390-391 – Anything Goes

 

(2019 c51) SSS Celebrate with Candles

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What better way to CELEBRATE your Birthday than with Candles!!!

Using my  Misti Stamping Tool  I  stamped the  candles from Simon Says Stamp Birthday Boarders Set334BB with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger,  Next I stamped again with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Clear Ranger Embossing Powder The background was then blended with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger  and finally for the sentiment die cuts:  Birthday Wishes is from  Tim Holtz Alterations Die set called Celebrate by Sizzix.

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed) Anything Goes

MyFavoriteThings:  MFT Birthday Project – Make a Wish (Use candles)

CutItUpChallenge Chal #175 – Birthdays

TimeOutChallenges:  Chal. #136 Time Out Challenge 136.1.png

(2019 c50) CAS Happiest Birthday

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Using my  Misti Stamping Tool  I  stamped the daisies from Hero Arts – Daisy and Bugs Stamp and Cut DC219  with Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Inks by Rangerthen stamped again with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Clear Ranger Embossing Powder.  I then colored the daisies with Distress Oxide Inks by RangerThe background was stenciled using  Hickory Smoke Distress Inks by Ranger  through Cas-Ual Fridays Tin Roof Stencil. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers SSS101830 and it was stamped with the same technique as the daisies.

Challenges Entered:

HeroArts:  May – Celebrate

SimplyLessIsMore:  Chal. #396 – CAS – Embossing

SimonSaysStamp:  Anything Goes

MyFavoriteThings:  Color Chal. #118May MFT ColorChallenge_PaintBook__118_grande.jpg

WordArtWednesday Chal #388-389 – Anything Goes

(2019 c49) CAS Birthday

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For  my CAS card I stamped the daisies directly on the card base with Hello Sunshine by HERO ARTS using my Misti Stamping Tool   and Distress Inks by Ranger .  Blessings sentiment is from  Blessings stamp & Cut set by Hero Arts.  It was cut from DCWV Foiled 6X6 Stack paper.  The smaller sentiment was stamped with Versamark Ink & heat embossed with Black Ranger Embossing Powder .

Challenges Entered:

HeroArts:  May – Celebrate

LessIsMore:  Chal. #396 – CAS – Embossing

SimonSaysStamp:  Anything Goes

WordArtWednesday Chal #388-389 – Anything Goes

 

(2019 c48) CAS, Stencil, Sweetest Peas

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This is a one layer card, as you can see in the photos I first stamped the sweet peas Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with Black Ranger Embossing Powder . Then I watercolored them with Artist’s Loft Fundamentals Pearlescent Watercolor Pan Set From MichaelsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext I used the  Tsukineko Versamark  Watermark Emboss Pen 21001 to cover the watercolored flowers and and heat embossed with Clear  Ranger Embossing Powder .  Then I used TCW202 Stencil Harlequin from The Crafters Workshop to stencil the gray background with  Weathered Wood Distress Inks by Ranger .  Then I was able to wipe off any ink on top of the flower since it was embossed with clear embossing powder.

Challenges Entered:  

AlteNew:  Inspiration Challenge

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon) Use Stencils

TheFoiledFox:  Color Trio Challenge (I used  grays, green and pinks)

PowerPoppy:  Go Big  & Bold

ModSquad:  CAS – One Layer Card

LessIsMore:  Chal. #396 – CAS – Embossing

WordArtWednesday Chal #388-389 – Anything G