Friday, April 12, 2024

Hugs - Color Dare #596

This is my Design Team project for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #596 "Black & Brown + 1 Color" combined with our sister challenge at Try a Sketch On Tuesday #644. My selection was using Toffee as my brown, Black and my + 1 color is Candy Apple. 


All the panel borders were cut first using black cardstock to help me with my selection of where I would use my red + color.  I chose the Teddy Bear for my focal point and using Toffee patterned paper. The Teddy Bear was stamped two times... first directly on the cardstock, the second used to fussy-cut the head, arms and legs separately, piece and adhere to full image on cardstock with glue and 3D thin foam tape rounding the Teddy Bear.  Added a red bow for pop of my + color.  

A pretty patterned Toffee background was selected and adhered to the black border cut.  To break the two brown panels decided to use more than just the pop of red. anc cut a panel using a Mix-In Candy Apple patterned paper, adhered to the black border cut and adhered to the background.  The Teddy Bear panel was added to the black border cut.  Two hearts were cut, one in black, the other in the same Candy Apple patterned paper.  The red heart was off set a little bit to show a black edge, overlaped the heart on focal point panel using 3D thin foam tape. The double cut Hug sentiment was added to the top, glued and hugging the heart.    




On the inside of the card, just added a thin black border with the Candy Apple patterned paper.  

Please hop on over and join us at Color Dare's Color Board #596 and check out the Design Teams inspiration, and then let us see what you create... hope to see you there.

You may also like to hop over to Try a Sketch on Tuesday to see their Design Team members inspiration and see how easy it might be to combine challenges. 



Also entered at the Following Challenges:


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Mix-In Papers - Toffee and Candy Apple 
Cardstock 
     Black and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     CC12413 Love Notes 
Dies 
     Our Daily Bread  "Mini Stitched Hearts" 
     Coco & Reno "Bows" 
     Tutti Designs "Hugs" 
Inks/Pens 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     Copic Multi-Liner "Black" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 



Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Holiday Card - TSOT Sketch #644

This is my Design Team project for Try a Sketch on Tuesday #644 and using ColorMyHeart Color Dare "Six Pack" Challenge which gives you a choice of at least three colors from the Color Board #594. You're also free to use B&W, Neutrals and Metallics.  



Decided to do another Christmas card with these colors and the poinsettia die gave me two of the elements in the sketch.  Three die cuts were made, one in a Pine patterned paper and the other two using white cardstock.  Adhered the band and poinsettia to the small rectangular Shortbread cardstock. Petals from the white die cuts were adhered inside the green band and a second petal adhered with glue and thin foam tape for dimension.  Small gold sticker embellishments were added to the center of each flower.  

My two background panels were cut from two different Scarlet Mix-in patterned papers, layered with Pine and adhered to the card base. The poinsettia panel was also layered with Pine and then adhered to the background.  Sentiment will be added at a later date.  

On the inside border adhered the white poinsettia band without the leaves... in the picture you can barely see it; but it was a nice finish for the inside.  

Please hop on over and join us at Color Dare's Color Board #594 and check out the Design Teams inspiration, and then let us see what you create... hope to see you there.

You may also like to hop over to Try A Sketch on Tuesday, our Sister challenge, to see their Design Team members inspiration and see how easy it might be to combine challenges. 

Also entered at the Following Challenges
Jingle Belles (check theme) 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Mix-In Patterned Papers - Scarlet, Shortbread, Pine 
Cardstock 
     Pine and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Memory Box "Poinsettia Band"  
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Stampendous "Class a'peel Stickers - Gold"

Monday, April 1, 2024

You Are Appreciated - Double Trouble #163 partnering with Inspiration Station

This is my second Design Team project for Double Trouble "Let's Get Krafty #163" celebrating Earth Day. Our partner for this challenge, Inspiration Station's "Prompt 60" was a photo of the World, our Earth. We thought using biodegradable, recycled materials would be a Earth Day Celebration and Thing 1's requirement was to use Kraft paper or any product made from Kraft-type paper. Twisted Sister wanted us to include blue shades because 71% of Earth is water. My inspiration was the globe and using shades of color blue.  

Using the same Color Dare Board #594 "Six Pack" that I used yesterday; but this time I used all the colors in my focal point.  And again... the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #571.  



                         

Using these colors I created an appreciation Teacher's card using Kraft-type patterned paper for the background, cut 3/4 inch banners in a galaxy-like patterned paper and layered with Sapphire cardstock.    

For the focal point... Chose a woodgrain patterned paper, layered with Sapphire cardstock and adhered to the Kraft background.  Images were stamped on white cardstock with Memento black ink, cut with Brother's Scan'n'cut and colored using Copic Sketch pens to closely match the CTMH colors. The sentiment was stamped directly in the right-hand bottom corner of woograin panel and images adhered with 3D thin foam tape for dimension. 

Please hop on over and join us at Double Trouble and check out the Design Teams inspiration, and then let us see what you create... hope to see you there.

You may also like to hop over to Inspiration Station to see their Design Team members inspiration and see how easy it might be to combine these two challenges.  

Also entered at the Following Challenges
Festive Friday Challenge "Earth Day"  (Neutrals, Woodgrain, Globe) 

I made one of the Top 3 Faves 
at Festive Friday - Badge 








CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Mix-In Patterned Papers - Toffee (Kraft) and Sapphire
Cardstock 
     Sapphire and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     S2208 "Teach, Love, Inspire" 
Inks/Pens 
     Sapphire Ink     
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens (alcohol-base) 
        Sapphire and Perriwinkle - Blue:  B29, B21
        Scarlet - Red:  R56
        Jade & Pine - Green:  G05, G29
        Shortbread - Yellow/Gold:  E42 
        Gold:  Y28
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

 

I Like You a Waffle Lot - Double Trouble #163 "Let's Get Krafty" with Inspiration Station

This is my Design Team project for Double Trouble "Let's Get Krafty" celebrating Earth Day. Our partner for this challenge, Inspiration Station's "Prompt 60" was a photo of the World, our Earth. We thought using biodegradable, recycled materials would be a Earth Day Celebration and Thing 1's requirement was to use Kraft paper or any product made from Kraft-type paper. Twisted Sister wanted us to include blue shades because 71% of Earth is water which is my inspiration for Inspiration Station's Prompt 60.  

Using the same Color Dare Board #594 "Six Pack" that I used yesterday; but this time I chose the colors Periwinkle, Sapphire (shades of Blue) and Honey Butter, along with Toffee, a Kraft-type neutral paper.  And... the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #571 was perfect for my color selection.   



                         

Using these colors I created a masculine card using Kraft-type patterned paper for the background and cut 3/4 inch banners in shades of blue.  The waffles in Kraft patterned paper against the Honey Butter Background, sounds appropriate and yummy, doesn't it?  The sentiment and image were stamped directly on the Honey Butter panel.  Three more waffles were stamped on the Kraft patterned papers, fussy cut and adhered with 3D foam tape for dimension.  

For the inside of the card I had another cute pun stamp "Thanks for pudding up with Me" which seemed fitting with the Waffle pun. A Periwinkle patterned paper was adhered along the bottom border, stamped the pudding pun with Nutmeg Ink, masked and added the waffle a yummy combination. 

Please hop on over and join us at Double Trouble and check out the Design Teams inspiration, and then let us see what you create... hope to see you there.

You may also like to hop over to Inspiration Station to see their Design Team members inspiration and see how easy it might be to combine these two challenges.  

A second card for this challenge was made when going through my stash and there was a perfect stamp set for this challenge.  Click here to see the second card.   


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Mix-In Patterned Papers - Toffee (Kraft), 
     Sapphire, Periwinkle and Honey Butter
Cardstock 
     Sapphire and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     W2046 "A Waffle Lot" Petite Perks
     W2047 "Dollop of Thanks" Petite Perks
Inks/Pens 
     Nutmeg Ink 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, March 29, 2024

Find Your Bliss -


The new Brass & Bliss Craft Co website is celebrating with a challenge in March to be eligible to win a random draw $100 gift card to the Brass & Bliss shop... all  you need to do is create a card using any of the following:    Must use the Find Your Bliss die, color pallet and other product of Rubbernecker and/or Brass & Bliss. 



One of my favorite background patterned papers is from CTMH Dream Maker paperpack and used a Rubbernecker stitched background die for texture on my first card. the "Find Your Bliss" die was cut from the background using the sentiment for an eclipse card technique. Layered the background with Sapphire cardstock, adhered the sentiment with 3D thin foam tape and then adhered to the card base.  

The butterflies were cut using the same patterened paper, layered with another cut using cardstock similar to the color pallet for shadow. Each butterfly was glued together in center, randomly placed on the background and thin foam tape was added to lift the wings. 


On the second card, same patterned paper, stamped a floral background using a light gray ink and layered in three of the colors in the color pallet. The "Find Your Bliss" die was cut from a smaller piece of same patterned paper and glued directly to the background. Butterflies were the balance of the ones cut for first card, and same technique used to adhere the butterflies.  


Entered at the Following Challenges
     #BrassandBlissCraftCo 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Dream Maker 
Eclipse Technique 
Cardstock 
     Sapphire, Desert Rose and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Flora Background Stamp from my Stash  (Card Two) 
Dies 
     Brass & Bliss "Find Your Bliss" 
     Rubbernecker "Set of Six Butterflies" 
     Rubbernecker "Stitched Textured Background" (Card One) 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape  

Merry Christmas - Color Dare #594

This is my Design Team project for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #594 "Six Pack" and decided to do a Christmas card using the Scarlet, Pine and Sapphire colors. Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmaking #43 Sketch was perfect for a variety of patterned papers and in my Christmas stash found a 6" paper packet of complementary patterns with colors primarily very close to scarlet and pine and decided to us sapphire for my bordering of each panel.

 


While looking through my circle dies came across the Stitched Circle Tree Die, chose one of the papers and because the way the die cut I was able to cut the square around it giving me one cut for the circle/square focal point and then backed with the sapphire cardstock for the sky and border. Since I had my curved sentiments stamp set out for the card made previous I chose the Merry Christmas one for the curve. There was one problem, it wasn't following the same curve as the Tree Die snow mound but the stamp was flexible enough to change the curve.


Used the scrap snowflake paper left over from the background cut and adhered as a border on the inside of card base.  

Please hop on over and join us at Color Dare's Color Board #594 and check out the Design Teams inspiration, and then let us see what you create... hope to see you there.  And there are still a couple days left for the March BYSHC #43 Sketch challenge.







Also entered at the Following Challenges

Jingle Belles Challenge "Cookies Inspiration" - The tree cookies inspired me to create a small tree scene frosted with lots of fluffy snowflakes.    

ABC Christmas Challenge "F is for Faux" (Faux stitching around the tree scene" 



The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #159 "Anything Christmas Goes" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     My Mind's Eye "Winter Wonderland" 
Cardstock 
     Sapphire and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Memory Box #99843 "Stitched Circle Trees"  
Inks/Pens 
     Ponderosa Pine Ink  
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Caffeinated Coffee and BYSCH Sketch Jessica Lynn Clipart (Due by May 25th)

Saw this adorable gnome image in an email from Jessical Lynn Originals, offering a freebie. Knew exactly what this image would be used for even though it was a Spring image, to create a Christmas card for the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #27 "Green".  In my stash there was a paperpack "CTMH Gnomes for Christmas" with a variety of complementary patterned papers which was perfect for the BYSHC Sketch Challenge #43.  



The patterned papers were cut using three of the patterned papers, layered with green cardstock and each panel adhered to card base as in sketch.  The gnome was sized, printed, colored with Copic sketch pens closest to colors in the patterned paper, fussy-cut and then adhered with 3D thin foam tape for rounding and dimension. 

Cut two border sentiments "Merry Christmas", one in green and the other in white. Adhered the green across the cup and card and then added the white leaving the top portion of the green as a shadow.  

On the inside, along the border, I added the plaid patterned paper layered with  green cardstock.  














Also entered at the Following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Gnomes For Winter 
Cardstock 
     Jade and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Jessica Lynn Digital Image "Gnome"  
Dies 
     In Stash - Stitched Square 
     Spellbinders "Scalloped Circle" 
     Lawn Fawn LF993 Merry Christmas Border 
Inks/Pens 
     Copic Sketch Brushes (alcohol base) 
        Gray:  C0
        Blue:  B91
        Green:  YG03, YG25, YG61, To Mute used C0
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
 

Friday, March 15, 2024

I'm Stuck on You - Color Dare #592 TicTacToe

This is my Design Team project for ColorMyHeart Color Dare # 592 "TicTacToe" using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #568.  My choice was Row 1 Sage, Papaya and Sundance because these are the colors of Spring in Arizona and the sketch was perfect for my cactus and sun.    




Stuck pretty much with the sketch except moving the sentiment down a smidgen. Using a mini slimline many dies and patterned papers were cut instead of coloring. CAS and exactly what I wanted.  

The inside of card base was lined with the same patterned papers along the right border to finish off my card.   

Please hop on over and join us at Color Dare's Color Board #592 and check out the Design Teams inspiration, and then let us see what you create... hope to see you there.








Also entered at the Following Challenges
Cut It Up "Colors of Spring" (Must Have a Die) 
Shopping our Stash "Round and Round" - Used Rounds and dots/spots

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Assortment of CTMH Mix-In Papers "Sage, Papaya, Sundance"
Cardstock 
     Sage and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Z3338 "Pricklly Pear" Stamp & Thin Cuts 
     Sentiment - C1643 "Stuck on You"
Dies 
     Stash - Small Banners
     Marianne Design LR0799 "Stitched Strips" 
     Whimsy WSD365 "Up in the Clouds"
Inks/Pens 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape  


Birthday Wishes - Double Trouble #162 "Spring Florals" partnering with Beautiful Blossoms

This is my Design Team project for Double Trouble "Spring Florals", partnering with Beautiful Blossoms Mood Board #15 "Anything Goes Floral", using a favorite floral image. Beautiful Blossoms Mood Board is an inspiration tool, but not a requirement however, must have flower(s)/floral(s). I also chose to used Twisted Sister's optional twist "include an Easter element and/or bonnets or baskets" with your floral, but this is not a requirement of our partner.    



I did a couple experiments masking the bunny in between the two florals and this was my final... others will go in my stash.  

My first inspiration was to use the bolder colors in the Mood Board; however with the itty-bitty bunny I felt a variety of Copic pastel colors would be perfect for the florals. There was a lot of detail in the floral stamping itself so I used a watercolor affect instead of blending as I wanted that detail to show. The sentiment curve balanced and filled in the white space and the glacier border was perfect for framing. 

On the insideright corner of card base another stamp and masking was done using the smaller floral and bunny colored lightly with pastel Copic markers. 

Please hop on over and join us at Double Trouble and Beautiful Blossoms to check out the Design Teams inspiration. Challenge yourself to add the optional twists and then let us see what you create... hope to see you there. 






Also entered at the Following Challenges
Pale Blue, Pale Yellow, Happy Sentiment











CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Cardstock 
     Glacier and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Simon Says "Vintage Garden" 
     In Stash - Wavy Sentiments
Inks/Pens 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     Copic Sketch Brushes (alcohol base) 
        Pink:  R20
        Gray: C1
        Blue:  BG11
        Green:  YG11
        Yellow:  Y11
        Lavendar:  V20
     Copic Multi-Liner "Black" 

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

I'm Thinking of You - TSOT #642

This is my Design Team project for Try a Sketch on Tuesday #642 combined with the ColorMyHeart Color Dare #589 "2 Colors + 1" having to use Royal and Periwinkle and choice of one of the other three colors and my +1 is Sage.





For some time in my stash I had this floral die set, and I now know why I didn't use it right away... oh my, a lot of small pieces and time consuming to put together a floral bouquet.  Although I am very pleased with it; it will go back in my stash for awhile.  

The flower dies were cut using a combination of Royal and Perwinkle cardstock, with the leaves cut from Sage and using both the light and dark side of the cardstock.  The background is Mink, a grey neutral whimsical floral patterned paper, from CTMH Mix-In packets and on the other side the striped paper was used for one of diagonal panels between two royal stitched panels. Sentiment and background were bordered with Royal cardstock and then adhered to white card base and the  florals were adhered with 3D thin foam tape to the background for dimension.  


On the inside of the card some of the unused pieces of florals cut were adhered to the right-hand corner of the card.  

Please hop on over and join us at Try a Sketch on Tuesday and check out the Design Teams inspiration, and then let us see how you put your sketch puzzel together... hope to see you there.  Then hop on over to Color Dare for their choices of Color Boards, inspiration and how easy it may be to combine challenges. 

If you are looking for a theme you may want to visit our Sister Challenge Double Trouble for inspiration for TSOT #642 current challenge above.  


Also entered at the Following Challenges:  


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Mix-In X9030 "Mink Floral and Stripe"
Cardstock 
     Royal, Periwinkle, Sage and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Just to Say "Sentiments" 
Dies 
     Marianne Design "Creatables" Stitched Strips LR0800
     Spellbinders "Simply Perfect Layered Blooms"
Inks/Pens 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape