Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sand Dollar Ornament card


I used a real sand dollar that was stamped with Flourishes Coastal Christmas wreath that I made the other day as my circle part of the sketch. Colored the ornament with Copic markers. Braided some twine for the ornament hanger, this beachy ornament will come off easily when you are through with it as a greeting card. For the background I painted some gesso on a piece of designer paper and added some sage ink to make it look like white-washed wood. Added mini starfish, banner, and glass bubble beads to embellish.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

My Valentine


For this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge and the color challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.
Stampin' Up! supplies: Very Vanill, Rose Red, and Basic Gray card stocks. Bloomin' Love stamp set with Bloomin' Heart framelits, hearts embossing folder.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Bloomin' Love Valentine

My first valentine of the season, I used Stampin' Up!'s Bloomin' Love stamp set with the Bloomin' Heart framelits dies. Whisper White base with Cameo Coral, designer paper name unknown, I've had it for a while. Embellished with twine, resin flower embellishment and sequins.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Kimono Kids thank you


You can never have enough thank you cards on hand, especially after the holiday. I have a stamp that says Arigato on it and it would have been perfect for this design but I was unable to locate it. Time for a New Year's clean up and organization of the old stamp area, I guess. The paper "lanterns" were made from origami, a circle punch , and a paper crimper, added some borders of Champagne glitter paper and gold cording for garland. Used the Stampin' Up! Kimono Kids girl and colored her to match, added thank you sentiment from Postage Due. Both sets are retired but keepers!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!



Best wishes for a Merry and beautiful Christmas! Hope Santa brings you lots of crafting goodies :)

I made this first Christmas Collage card for the mixability challenge #204 called the Shibori wrap. Pretty easy using Riding Hood Red and Garden Green inks on folded paper. Embossed the collage in gold and added a poinsettia spray from Bells & Boughs.

I needed some extra gift tags, and these were super simple using the Cookie Cutter Christmas set. I think this was my favorite SU set of the holiday season, so much fun to work with!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Virtual Stamp Weekend






It was Virtual Stamp Night (Weekend) over at Splitcoast, I found out about it a bit late so I didn't get to do all of the challenges. Here are the few that I did manage, adding some more to my holiday stash!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Dove of Peace

I really love this Dove of Peace stamp from Stampin' Up!, it's a timeless beauty with a perfect scripture for Christmas time. I just discovered the mixed media challenges over at Splitcoast and am starting from the beginning of those challenges. I am about 200 behind so it may take a while to bring me up to speed here. This first Mix challenge called for the use of a shiny and a matte medium. I used acrylic gesso over the sheet music paper (I think this was Graphic45) for the matte portion. Stamped the dove in Versamark and embossed with Espresso powder for the shiny part. Colored with Stampin' Up! markers in pastel shades. Added a little Soft Sky and Sage Shadow ink to edges. Adhered to a Confetti White base. Nice and flat for easy mailing.