(2019 c38) Spring Flowers

(2019 c38) Spring Flowers PS

For this Spring Pastels card I lightly inked the card base with Twisted Citron, Spun Sugar and Salty Ocean Distress Inks by Ranger .   I die cut Cute Cluster flower die by Paper Smooches  twice from white cardstock and glued together.  Then I sponged on Abandoned Coral and Twisted Citron Distress Inks by Ranger .  I stamped the sentiment using 2 stamp sets:  Alphadot by Paper Smooches and a discontinued set by Paper smooches called Helping Hands.

Challenges Entered:

PaperSmooches:    April 2019 SketchApr2019 Sketch

Katscrappiness:  April  – Pastels

TheCatsPajamas:  April TCP Tues. #356 – SPRING

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed.) Anything Goes

PowerPoppy:  Think SpringApril Power P CreativeConfetti-4-16.jpg

WordArtWednesday:  Ch. #384 – #385 Anything Goes

MyFavoriteThings:  Color Chal #116Print

Frilly&Funky:  Spring is in Full Bloom

 

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(2019 c37) Altenew Sympathy

(2019 c37) Altenew Sympathy.jpgStamp set used: Altenew In My Thoughts 

Die Used:  Tim Holtz Stitched Ovals Thinlits Die 661188

Embellishment:  3 black crystals from my stash

First I stamped this wonderful tree with Distress Inks by Ranger and heat embossed with clear Ranger Embossing Powder for each layer of stamping so that I could sponge the background over the stamped image.   I created my own rays mask for the sunshine and a torn mask for the ground and sponged  Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger for the sun sky & ground.

Challenges Entered:

Altenew:  April Inspiration ChallengeApril altenew.jpg

SimonSaysStamp(Mon) Beautiful Blooms

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed.)  Spring Inspiration BoardApril SSS Spring-Mood-Board

PowerPoppy:  Think SpringApril Power P CreativeConfetti-4-16.jpg

WordArtWednesday:  Anything Goes #382 – 383

ScrapyLand:  Chal #112  – Anything  Goes  (I used Sizzix which is a company they carry)

TheCatsPajamas:  April TCP Tues. #356 – SPRING

TimeOutChallenges:  Chal. #133 – 1 layer using at least 2 Embellishments

(2019 c36) Altenew Sweetest Peas, Pink & Main Sentiment

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Stamps used:  Altenew Sweetest Peas.  

Sentiment Die:  Pink & Main Happy Birthday PNM200

I stamped the sweet peas with Versamark Ink  and heat embossed with Black  Ranger Embossing Powder . Then I watercolored them with cheap Crayola watercolors. Then created the loose watercolored background with  Peacock Feathers Distress Inks by Ranger  .  

Challenges Entered:

Altenew:  April Inspiration ChallengeApril altenew.jpg

SimonSaysStamp:  Beautiful Blooms

TheCatsPajamas:  April TCP Tues. #356 – SPRING

SimonSaysStampWork It Wednesday – Spring Flowers

Katscrappiness:  April  – Pastels

PowerPoppy:  Think SpringApril Power P CreativeConfetti-4-16.jpg

WordArtWednesday:  Anything Goes #382 – 383

ScrapyLand:  Anything Goes (I used Pink & Main, a company they carry)

TimeOutChallenges:  Chal. #133 – 1 layer using at least 2 Embellishments (I used Happy & Birthday stacked dies)

TheCatsPajamas:  April TCP Tues. #356 – SPRING

(2019 c35) Lawn Fawn, Dining at the Carrot Farm

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Well, wasn’t this FUN!!!  I created this totally with white card stock.  Step one, I “impressed” the plowed furrows in the field by using Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Boarders , then I made a mask with cardstock with the same die so I could sponge Distress Inks by Ranger  to create the grass, dirt and sky.  Before sponging though I colored the tops of carrots that would poke up out of the dirt with Copicsand topped them with Versamark Embossing Pen then heat embossed with clear Ranger Embossing Powder , so they would resist the inks.  I sponged the clouds using a die from Lawn Fawn Christmas Dreams which I cut in the middle of a piece of cardstock (I did a “partial” die cutting technique to eliminate the little tail for the bubbles)  The bunnies as well as the big carrot tops (Its the star beam) are from Lawn Fawn:  Upon A Star .  I will choose a sentiment for the inside when just the right occasion and recipient arises.

Challenges Entered:

LawnFawnatcs:  Ch. #50 – Fun With Food (Bunnies have 3 carrots left to finish this row of  their yummy dinner)

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon.)  Down On The Farm

SimonSaysStamp(Wed.) No Design Paper

MyFavoriteThings:  MFTWSC432 Sketch (a horizontal orientation with the 3 rabbits & their carrots as the banners)April MFt WSC_432-

ModSquad:  3’s Company

ScrapyLand:  Anything Goes (I used Lawn Fawn, a company they carry)

 

 

 

(2019 c34) Altenew 5th Anniversary

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Celebrating Altenew’s 5th Anniversary!!!

This is Another favorite card I made using Altenew Products in the last 5 years, it was published on July 22, 2018 on my blog.

I used my Misti Stamping Tool  to stamp Build A Flower: Rose by Altenew Stamps and dies.  

Here’s their challenge:

Share Your Best Altenew Projects

Please click on the blue button below to share a link to the best Altenew projects that you’ve created for the past 5 years. You may enter up to three times. We’ll feature the 8 best entries on the Altenew blog on 4/20/2019.

I entered: Altenew:  Share Your Best Altenew Projects done in the past 5 years

(2019 c33) Altenew 5th Anniversary

Celebrating Altenew’s 5th Anniversary!!!

This is Another favorite card I made using Altenew Products in the last 5 years.  Stamps used:  I used my Misti Stamping Tool   and Distress Inks by Ranger to stamp Build A Flower: Rose by Altenew Stamps and cut out with matching dies.   It was originally posted on April 12, 2019 click to see details of original post.

Here’s their challenge:

Share Your Best Altenew Projects

Please click on the blue button below to share a link to the best Altenew projects that you’ve created for the past 5 years. You may enter up to three times. We’ll feature the 8 best entries on the Altenew blog on 4/20/2019.

I entered: Altenew:  Share Your Best Altenew Projects done in the past 5 years

(2019 c32) Altenew 5th Anniversary Celebration

 

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This is one of my favorite creations using Altenew products in the last 5 years. Stamps used:  I used my Misti Stamping Tool   and Distress Inks by Ranger to stamp Build A Flower: Rose by Altenew Stamps and dies;   Painted  Greetings stamp set by AltENew stamped with Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with Gold Ranger Embossing Powder.   The background was created by first sprinkling Orange Ken Oliver Color Burst (Watercolor Pigment Powder)  onto my craft mat and then spritzed with water, then  “MOPPING UP” with a piece of water color paper.  It was originally posted on January 30,2019 and you can click the link to see it.

Challenge Entered:

Altenew:  Share Your Best Altenew Projects in the last 5 years

 

(2019 c31) Cat & Fish Food

(2019 c31) LF Cat & Fish Food

This was FUN! I stamped the “Cat who is FISHING for his FOOD” and  the sentiment and pawprints  with Lawn Fawn Meow You Doing.  The “fish bowl & fish food” was stamped with Lawn Fawn Fintastic Friends.  

The table and wall paper were created by sponging Distress Inks by Ranger .  The wallpaper was first sponged with Scattered Straw and then applied Carved Pumpkin through a Geometric self-adhesive stencil by Firefly which I purchased at TUESDAY MORNING (unfortunately I can not find that company on the internet, so I suppose it must be discontinued)  I colored the images with CopicsI die cut the cat with matching dies and then trimmed the white edge from the front feet so I could tuck them behind the slits I cut around the fish bowl rim so he could go fishing for his dinner in the bowl.  The sentiment was cut with Die-Namics Fish Tail dies by My Favorite Things (these are discontinued, but they have other fishtail die sets available)

Challenges Entered:

Lawnfawanatics:  Lawn Fawn Chal. #50 – Fun With Food

DieCutDivas:  Water (in the fish bowl)

ModSquadChallenge:  Stencil Your Background

SimonSaysStamp:  Animal Antics (Wednesday)

WordArtWednesday:  Chal #380 – 381 – Anything Goes

(2019 c30) GKD Spiraling Butterflies & Ombre Background

 

The background was created in an OMBRE technique of blending with Inks top to bottom:    Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger : Blueprint Sketch, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, Festive Berries, Dusty Concord. Then I flicked water & blotted to achieve the splotches.  Today I used the sentiment  Many Blessings from Friendship’s Garden by Asela Hopkins

To create the spiraling Butterflies I had FUN using my NEW Wreath Builder Templates 3 3/4″ & 4″ by Gina K Designs. I stamped the butterflies with a retired stamp set by Theresa Momber called HOPE GROWS from Gina K Designs  They have oodles of other lovely sets to choose from, go and check them out.  I stamped on a 3 3/4″ square of white cardstock with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink  (which works well with alcohol inks as well asOmbre Background watercolors) then colored the butterflies with Copics.  I then applied  Versamark Ink to the butterflies and heat embossed with Clear  Ranger Embossing Powder .  Then I sponged Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger on the background and cut out with Standard Circles Large by Spellbinders. I finally Inked the  entire circle with Versamark Ink  and heat embossed with Clear  Ranger Embossing Powder then popped up on a foam circle.

Challenges Entered:

GinaKDesigns:  April Monthly Mix Challenge – Ombre Background

WordArtWednesday:  Chal #380 – 381 – Anything Goes

TheCatsPajamas:  April TCP Tues. #356 – SPRING

(2019 c29) Journal

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For this Journal cover I stamped onto watercolor paper with a very old wood mounted stamp, which has been discontinued, but they have a large collection of beautiful floral stamps to choose from Northridge Rubber Stamps, stamp P488.  The larger Iris wood mounted stamp is still available:  Northridge Rubber Stamps, P598 Iris.

I painted the scene with a combination of watercolors and acrylic paints, then glued to the cover of a Composition Notebook from Walmart.

Challenges Entered:

HeroArts:  National Craft Month Challenge March 22-31 –  Any Craft Goes

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed) Anything Goes

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon.) Play With Paint

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SimonSaysStampWork It Wednesday – Spring Flowers

ModSquadPastel Fun (Yippie  I WON)Badge-winner.fw_