Saturday, October 13, 2018

As You See It Challenge #186 - Flag Me Down

This weeks challenge is all about “flags”....  here is an excerpt from the challenge blog defining the challenge....

 “But for our purposes, a flag is a narrow piece of paper with a notch or slant cut at one end. Add them to your project as the sketch indicates!“

This one is going to be a bit more of a challenge for me as I’m away from home with no craft supplies.... so I will have to get very resourceful in creating this card!

I did have to go out and purchase some Tombow glue, black and white card stock and some black ink. Then I searched through my mom’s junk drawers and found a ruler, pencil, scissors, an eraser and I even found some white crochet cotton ... things are looking up 😝
Definitely had a challenge on my hands...  As I continued to search I found this one lonely Stampi’ Up! Stamp that I used for the sentiment. I’m not even sure what set it came from. 

So here’s my take on the challenge... I created three larger flags to help add more interest to the card, and to incorporate the larger sentiment from the only stamp I had... 

Supplies Used:

Monday, October 1, 2018

Birthday Card For A Grand

On September 29, 2015 my very first grandchild was born, a beautiful baby girl named “Earth Oso”. So hard to believe she has already turned three years old. 

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
Stamp Sets - We Must Celebrate & Hardwood
Framelits - Ovals & Squares
Inks - Smoky Slate
Cardstock - Whisper White, Pink Pirouette & Smoky Slate Cardstock

Markers - Spectrum Noir
Ink - Momento Tuxedo Black

As You See It Challenge #185 - Coolness

This weeks Challenge is all about “coolness” .... 
Using Stampin’ Ups! Dapper Denim, Bermuda Bay & Lemon Lime Twist. 

So here’s my take on the “Coolness Challenge “.  My first thought when seeing the above colours was the tropics 🐠 , especially now that the weather is cooing off. 

So I pulled out the inks and began to swipe the colours across the WC paper using a baby wipe. I then misted the colours with water to give a more organic look. To speed things along I used my SU heat gun to dry the WC paper. I’m not the most patient person when it comes to watching things dry 😝
Using a set of Tonic rectangular layering Dies I cut out a base. Then using the tropical leaf stamp and  versamark, I stamped the leaf randomly on the base. Working quickly I spread on the WOW white embossing powder and heat embossed it and voila... I did allow the base to cool before die cutting a frame. 
I used foam tape to pop up and offset the inside of the frame adding even more dimension to the card. 
 Then using a scrap piece of WC paper and Bermuda Bay ink I inked the paper well, misted and heat dried. Then using the SU Botanical Builder palm branch die I cut out two branches to embellish the card. Next onto the sentiment. I used black ink and a sentiment from the SU So Many Shells stamp set and another of the Tonic rectangular layering Dies to cut out. I wrapped SU linen thread around the top of the sentiment. I really,Ive to add texture and dimension to cards I make. 
The rest is just basic stamping and gluing. 

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used:
Inks - Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist & Black
Sentiment Stamp - So Many Shells
Framelit Dies - Botanical Builder
Linen Thread

Other Supplies Used:
Tonic Mixed Edge Rectangle Layering Basic Die Set
WOW Fine Detail Embossing Powder
Water Colour Paper
MFT Tropical Flowers stamp set

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

As You See It Challenge #184 - Back To Basics

Back To Basics we go...

What a great challenge for this “over thinker” 😝

Here’s what we can use:
- Paper
- Stamps
- Ink
- Ribbon, just a touch
- Scissors
- Paper Trimmer

I even decided to make my own background with the Concord & 9th Plaid stamp.... Stampin Up now has this background stamp too, the possibilities are endless with this baby ...

Definitely had to do some fussy cutting with scissors, I find this part very relaxing as I concentrate on moving the paper around the stamped image and keeping the scissors stationary.  Then lightly inking the edges gives you a nicely defined and finished look.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used:
Cardstock- Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate
Ink - Rose Red, Old Olive
Stamp Set - Healing Hugs

Concord & 9th
- Plaid Background

Sunday, September 2, 2018

As You See It Challenge #183

Apparently, I’ve deleted my last post with all the lovely comments... like duh 🙄 what the heck did I do?  Anyways, I will try this again and hopefully will get better at posting!

It’s definitely been a while since I participated in a challenge and I’m feeling a little rusty...

So here goes...

Stampin’ Up Products Used:
Cardstock - Whisper White, Pool Party, Crumb Cake
Ink - Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets - So Many Shells, By The Seashore, Beautiful Beach

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

2018 . . . Under Construction

I hope to have some new projects for your viewing pleasure very soon. . .