Monday, September 20, 2021

Double Trouble #93 - Autumn Blessings

This is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge No. 93 Something, Anything, Everything (aka Anything Goes) with and Twisted Sister's optional twist to include "Fall Harvest Item".   

At our Little Group Crop today we were working with Gel Press backgrounds and I chose to do woodgrain and plaid for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #439 and also meet the requirement of Heart2Hearts "Be Creative with Cardstock" using the colors in ColorMyHeart Color Dare "TicTacToe".  Since I used copic oil base pens and acrylic paints my colors are closest to the TicTacToe palette.  



 




Thing 3:  Twisted Sister says, "It's the season of Harvest and I know Trouble Maker is eager to bite into a crispy apple. As for me, I'd rather bite into a warm apple pie. Let's make a fall project and include your favorite Fall Harvest item(s), e.g. pies, apples, pears, pumpkins, gourds, pomegranates, Indian corn, grains, scarecrows, etc. 








The Gel Press backgrounds you really don't know what you're going to get with the different layers and materials you work with. My daughter's eyes were rolling a bit and I required a little more time then she probably wanted to give me; but she held her patience with my frustrations.  But at the end I came up with the two designs I needed and were happy with them.  

I tackled the woodgrain first... acrylic paint colors used were close to Mink, Tangerine, Toffee, Shortbread, Black & White acrylic paint using a woodgrain stencil until I got the texture and color I wanted.  Next the plaid... colors used were close to Harbour, Mink, Toffee, Shortbread, Black and White acrylic paint and using a plaid stamp until I got the texture and color I wanted.  The plaid had some smudging due to layers of colors so I wasn't sure I was happy with the plaid but it looked rustic. My daughter encouraged me and said they were perfect.  So, I had the pieces I needed for the AHSC but would have to wait until I got home to bring my card all together.  

The circle for the sentiment was cut in two different sizes, using Toffee with a frame of Harbour.  Had already cut out some pussy willows from a die in an assortment of colors, but just layered them for dimension with the the Shortbread color on top.  and a peek-a-boo of Paprika.  Stamped pumpkin row and colored with Copic Sketch Pens (alcohol-base) using colors as close to Paprika, Payaya and Harbour and adhered at the bottom of the pussy willows.  Stamped sentiment in Sapphire (closest color to Harbour) and added the gold sequins.   

Also sent to the following challenges:  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Papers 
     None 
Cardstock 
     Harbour, Paprika, Shortbread, Toffee and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     B1685 "Autumn Blessings"  
Dies 
     Spellbinders "Pussy Willows" 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1506 "Dashing Circles" 
Pens / Inks / Acrylic paints 
     Pens - Copic Sketch alcohol-based colors BG78 (Harbour); 
         E08 (Paprika), R05 (Payaya) 
     Acrylic Paints - Variety of Colors using Closest Colors to 
         Color Dare's TicTacToe Palette 
     Ink "Sapphire" for Harbour
Embellishments 
     Gold Sequins 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
       

Friday, September 17, 2021

Together We Make a Family - Color Dare Challenge #462

This is my DT card using the CTMH Pumpkin Spice Paperpack for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #462 using all the colors in our TicTacToe palette and combining it with Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #524.  There were no stamps used for this card... only design papers, zip strips and stickers.  This was an easy and fun card to pull together using this sketch.  And the sentiment sticker was perfect for my pumpkin and pie family.  






Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share a project for this TicTacToe challenge you still have another week to enter.  

Both challenges are on the side bar of the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog. Please check out Design Team Cards and other entrants to give you inspiration and join us for future fun color challenges.  


Also submitted to the following Challenges










CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
:
Design Paper 
     Pumpkin Spice and Sticker Sheet 
Cardstock 
     Paprika and Daisy White 
Dies 
     Pretty Pink Posh DC28-2T  "Stitched Scalloped Circles"
Other 
     Thin Foam Tape 










 

 











Friday, September 3, 2021

Double Trouble Challenge #92 "Fun Fold" Using Playdoh Colors and partnering with Creative Creases

This is my Design Team Halloween card for Double Trouble Challenge #92 "Fun Fold" with stamped images from CTMH "Spooky Gnomes" and Twisted Sister's twist to include at least one of Paydoh's mascots colors (purple, red, green, blue, orange and yellow).  So out came my Copic Sketch Brush Pens using a variety of the colors except for red.  





My intent was to only use the Spanner Panel Card until I got to the inside of the card and it screamed out to me to add an insert for a dimensional pop-up.   

The Witch Gnome is on the front of my card, guarding the gate, however, lift the gate and you will see that the the Trick and Treaters got past him.  The fun fold cuts are easy... you just need your imagination for your story. The folds were fun to put together, fun using several scraps of retired papers, fun coloring all the images and the result of a Fun Fold card to share with our partner at Creative Creases "Any Fun Fold" using at least one stamped item.  






Also sent to the following challenges:


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Fun Fold Spanner Panel Card combined with an 
     an Inside Pop-Up Insert by Lisa Curcio
Design Papers - Retired 
     Spooktacular 
     Scaredy Cat 
     Hello Pumpkin 
     Jeepers Creepers 
Cardstock 
     Sundance, Black and White Daisy  
Stamps 
     Spooky Gnomes 
Dies 
     Pretty Pink Posh "Picket Fence" 
Inks/Pens 
     Memento "Black" Ink
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-base 
        B95, B97, B99 E00, E21, E55, E71, G05, G09, G12, W0, W1, W3 
        Y13, Y17, Y21, YR21, YR27, YR68, Black Multi-Liner
Other 
     Thin and Regular Foam Tape 



     

Color Dare #460 "Crazy 8" - Happy Birthday

This is my DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #460 "Crazy 8" challenge.  All you have to do is choose 4 of the outside block colors and you are welcome to use any products as long as they are the closest match. After choosing your 4 Blocks, if you want to use additional blocks it's your choice as long as you use "Only" blocks included on the Color Palette above.  

The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #436 was perfect for many of the color blocks from Crazy 8 palette and great for a mini slimline card.  The sketch was already a beautiful card so other than using similar cuts the sketch was almost duplicated.  Using this sketch was a perfect choice to use in the Cut It Up Challenge #233 "Use a Sketch of Your Choice" and make sure you include a die (this was not a problem with this sketch for sure).     





Went through the Wood Grain CTMH Paperpack and found a wood grain that had almond and/or pebble color.  Proceeded to cut many flowers, leaves and fern using various dies.  The sentiment panels were cut and Happy Birthday Sentiment stamped with black ink.  The flowers were layered and adhered with glue and thin foam tape for dimension. Fern and leaves and additional little flowers were added around the cluster of the flowers.  

Used some of the left over cuts of flowers, leaves and ferns for the bottom corner of the inside of the card.  



Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share a project for this TicTacToe challenge you still have another week to enter.  

Both challenges are on the side bar of the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog. Please check out Design Team Cards and other entrants to give you inspiration and join us for future fun color challenges.  


Also sent to the following challenges

 
CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Wood Grain - "Almond and Pebble"  
Cardstock 
     Lilac, Blue Belle, Canary, Smoothie, Fern, Almond and White
Stamps 
     Stampendous "Birthday Wish" 
Dies 
     Sizzix "Garden Greens" 
     Paper Smooches "Foliage 2" 
     Lawn Fawn "Spring Sprig"
     Peachy Cheap "Exclusive Flower Cutting Dies" 
     Reasonable Dies "Torn Edge Squares" 
     CC Designs "Stitched Squares"  
Inks 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
Other 
     Thin and Regular Foam Tape