Wednesday, July 28, 2010

THT059, SC291

The second card I made for this week's Treehouse Stamps Thursday Challenge uses a digi image from Disney.  It was originally a coloring book page that I resized into a digi stamp.  I used the layout from this week's Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge.

THT059 - Watercoloring

I've been working on a couple different cards for the Treehouse Stamps Thursday Challenge from last week. The first card I made was using one of their digi images from a previous challenge. This is the first one....

I printed the image out on watercolor paper and colored it using my watercolor brush.  I love the sentiment "Life is Simply Beautiful"

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Inspiration Challenge - IC240

What an exciting day...I got to ink some new stamps! I just got the Sweet Scoops set from Stampin' Up this week and couldn't wait to use it!

I created today's card for a Splitcoast inspiration challenge. I used this piece from the Blue Carrot Shop as my inspiration:

Party Nut Tin

I love that they have so many great challenges at Splitcoast Stampers. The challenges are a great way for me to try new techniques and find new inspiration.

I created the Happy Birthday sentiment in My Digital Studio alternating the color on every other letter to mimic the effect in my inspiration piece. It's no secret that I LOVE MDS. I use it in almost every card I make. I love to combine the computer created objects with the ink and paper.

I used dazzeling diamonds on the scoops to make them sparkle.
The awning was scored and then the score lines were inked with the SU Creamy Carmel marker. It's all tied together with a satin ribbon!

Thanks for checking out my blog!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Color Challenge CC278

Today's Color Challenge is Baja Breezes, Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron. The dessert option (or cherry on top) was to use grid in the card.

I started out with a very vanilla base. For the background I used So Saffron with a layer of Very vanilla that I ran through the fiskers lined plate twice to create a subtle grid pattern. Since I didn't have any Baja Breezes paper I printed out some DP from the My Digital Studio {LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that program}. I used the grid paper in Baja Breezes.

I made the flower with the scallop circle punch. I punched out 3 flowers, cut the petals and layered them with tape. I popped the center 1 inch baja grid circle with a dimensional. The sentiment was printed out from MDS.

Friday, July 2, 2010

WT277, F4A19, Happy Birthday USA

Here is my card for this weeks Free 4 All Challenge (Use Gold Stars) and Ways To Use it (4th of July Card w/out Red, White, or Blue)

This card is pretty basic, and that is exactly what I like about it. Sometimes I get caught up in making cards with lots of layers and techniques. This card is refreshingly simple (IMO).

Thanks for taking the time to check this one out! Have a Happy 4th of July or Canada Day for my neighbors to the North!