Thursday, February 25, 2016

4 Crafty Chicks - Gingham

I'm not going to lie... gingham was a tough challenge for me!  It took quite a bit of time to find gingham paper and then decide what to do with it!  I wanted to do a simple card with a plain background and finally decided to make some flowers!  I used the Heartfelt Creations Sunflower die and added a brad to the middle.  I stamped a few stems and leaves and used a pop up dot to secure the flowers.  The birthday sentiment is from Close to My Heart!  I hope you come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!  It has been a great four weeks as their guest designer - I'm looking forward to see what the next guest designer comes up with!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

4 Crafty Chicks - Friendship

Welcome to another 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge: Friendship.

I just love this Penny Black 'Fe'line' Die.  It is very versatile and I've done a number of cards with it.

I used spectrum noir markers to color in the kittens and then used some distress inks to create the background.  I did die cut the kittens on white paper that was stuck to double sided tape - so essentially, the die became a sticker.  The paper is a pebble background and the stamp is from Ellen Hutson 'Amazing Women.'

I hope you come and join us!  Get your craft on!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #147

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch!  This is challenge #147.  I hope you will come and join us.

I decided instead of cutting paper, to create a retiform background and instead of ink, I decided to play with my Pan Pastels.  If you have never played with this type of medium, here is a video I have previously posted.

 Then I stamped a few sea shells and colored the shells with colored pencils and added some clear wink of Stella.

If you would like to more about retiform, use this link to see a previous video I created.

I hope you join us this week!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

4 Crafty Chicks - Bling

Welcome back to another 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge!  This is my second week of being a guest designer.  This week is all about the BLING!  I used a hero arts stamp that I embossed in silver and added a bunch of gems sporadically on the stems.  The sentiment is from the Ellen Hutson 'Amazing Women' stamp set which I have just fallen in love with.  The 4x5.5" panel was matted on a blue sparkle paper.  It's so hard to capture the bling!  I hope you come and join us this week for the challenge!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

4 Crafty Chicks - Love

I am so honored to have been selected to be a guest designer for 4 Crafty Chicks for the month of February!  The theme for this week is 'Love'!

I used Peerless watercolors to create the background.  Then I used the Winne & Walter 'Love' die.  The die cut is used on another card which I have shown below!  Always save your scraps!!!

The watercolor panel was die cut from a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die.
I embossed an 'I love you' sentiment and added a few punched hearts.

Thank you for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

Now, don't forget to get the die cut!  I used it to make one of these cards below.  You can, too!  Here is the video link on how both cards were made.  I always try to make a few cards when I'm crafting, so that I always have a few on reserve if I need to send one out or a friend wants one!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #145

When looking at the sketch - I kept seeing the Olympic Rings but I just wasn't feeling that!  So I started searching around the studio to see what was round and what I felt like working with!

Then I came across this new stamp from Simon Says Stamp and decided to switch up the circles a bit to create some balloons!  I typically follow things to the tee, but couldn't swing it this time!

Come and play!!!  We'd love to have you!