Saturday, February 24, 2018

Color Throwdown

I never stray very far off the path of card challenges.  Maybe it's because I'm the oldest of five siblings...who tended to follow the rules.  Or more likely, it's because I lack a true artistic gene.  Whatever it is, I had fun trying to find the colors in this particular Color Throwdown.  I had a lapful of markers, learning quickly that the color of the cap isn't necessarily the color of the ink. I did get to use this pretty Art Stamp from Carabelle-Studio.  The die is from Verve.  As is usually the case, my card is simple, which might be a weakness in some cases.  


Friday, February 23, 2018

Less is More with Dry Embossing


It sounded easy when I read this Less is More challenge title, but I admit that I tried at least 3 embossing folders before going back to the one I use the most : Swiss Dots.  The stamp is from Hero Arts with a sentiment from Verve.  The petals of the stamped flower were colored with markers and then covered in Glossy Accents. 


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Freshly Made Sketch by Amy

For Freshly Made Sketches 325,this Stampendous flower is one of my oldest stamps and also one of my favorite florals.  The sentiment is from Precious Remembrance. 




Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sunday Stamps in purples


A card with "spring" colors!  We had snow last night, but I know spring will come eventually.  This card for Sunday Stamps features MFT papers, a Memory Box die "Tilth Floral," and a Doodlebug Sprinkle accent.  


Monday, February 19, 2018

Color Throwdown


 

Two tubs full of markers couldn't provide me with the pinkish-lavender that I wanted, but I still managed to color the  Power Poppy hellebore in a somewhat realistic shade for this Color Throwdown challenge. The white, green, and gray were easy.  😊







Monday, February 12, 2018

Those Valentine's Day Colors


Because I've been in the mood to make Valentines, this Color Throwdown challenge is perfect. This card involved dry embossing and die cuts.  I added silver accents in one tiny heart, the thread, and the "sweet."  

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Valentines -- the start

I have all kinds of heart stamps, but I haven't made Valentines for a few years.  It sneaks up on me, I guess.  Our two sons live some distance away, so mailing in time becomes an issue.  This year, I'm ready...just hope the one to New York gets there in a week.  😉  I stalk Pinterest for ideas; I just can't think of pretty card designs (as my blog friend Leslie does! She is also the best coloring artist I've found in my corner of the card-making world!).

These two cards are CASE creations from Pinterest.  I added the little silver heart and silver thread on my own; I also covered the single print heart with Glossy Accents.  I'll put Visa gift cards inside; it makes more sense than putting together a box of something they don't need.  💕