Sunday, December 10, 2017

Twelve Tags - Day 9

The Twelve Days of Christmas with a Feminine Twist at the CLASSroom 2017 is a color challenge with inspiration from Heather Meeson and Nichol Spohr!

12-tags-challenge-day09-heatherm-fw50


12tags-inspiration


I love what both designers did with the Oxide ink on the backgrounds and that is where I started!  Sponged Distress Oxide Iced Spruce and left a white area on the bottom of the tag.  Stamped the tree from my very first Gina K set with Distress Pine Needles ink and colored the trunk and branches with a brown Touch Twin marker, then added the snow on the branches with a white Pitt pen.  Added some Nuvo Moonstone glitter paste on the snowy bottom of the tag.  Stamped the cute little snowman from Penny Black, colored it with greens and reds markers and a little shading with a light gray marker.  Cut him out and adhered to the tag and tied it off with some green raffia.

Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Twelve Tags - Day 8

It's the 8th day of the CLASSroom's 12 Days of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 with a sketch challenge.  Designers Lisa Adametz and Jill Foster have fabulous tags for inspiration.

12-tags-challenge-day08-lisa-fw50

12TagsLisaSketch2017


Smeared a couple different blue Oxide inks on my craft mat, misted with water and smeared my white tag through the ink.  When dry, stamped the gold lines on the top and bottom using a stamp from Concord & 9th Joy set with Golden Glitz ink.  Used a stencil and smooshed some Nuvo glitter paste through the dots,  (very hard to see in the photo)  Stamped the sentiment  with Memento Luxe Nautical Blue.  covered a wooden star with Prismacolor gold marker and also colored the ribbon, which was white with the same.  Adhered the star and some little pink sequin stars as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Peace-Love-Joy

Playing along with the Double D Challenges - Red and White Christmas with an optional twist of a pop of green.



Sponged ink through the Tim Holtz plaid stencil for the background.  Stamped and colored the little deer and tiny tree from Clearly Besotted.  Colored the deer with Touch Twin markers and added little balls to the tree with Sakura gel pens.  Sentiment is from Concord & 9th Joy set.  Matted the oval on a kraft scalloped oval and put it all together on a kraft card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

Twelve Tags with a Feminine Twist - Day 7

Day 7 at the CLASSroom for the Twelve Days of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 with awesome inspiration from designers

Heather Campbell and Elena Roussakis!


12-tags-challenge-day07-heatherc-fw50

This is also a fit for the challenge at the Mod Squad Challenge - What  a Flake!

Modsquad Challenge


Started with  a piece of mint green vellum that was in my stash and embossed with with a snowflake embossing folder and then die cut the tag.  Swiped it with Brilliance white ink and touched on the little dots with a Touch Twin marker in pink.  Adhered it to a white die cut tag.  Stamped the ornament from Gina K with Versamark on pink cardstock and heat embossed with gold ep.  Die cut the ornament topper from gold and the bow and string from the same pink as the ornament.  Punched out some pine pieces from Gina K Creme de Menthe cardstock and added to the ornament top.  Die cut the sentiment from mirrored gold cardstock.  Lastly, added the little pink star sequins.

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Twelve Tags - Day 6

I am loving all of the inspiration for making tags at the CLASSroom with The Twelve Days of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017!  Day 6 is a color challenge with inspiration from designers  Kittie Caracciolo & Daniela Dobson!
12-tags-challenge-day06-kittie-fw50



Stamped Gina K's A Year of Flowers poinsettia and colored with purple markers.  Stamped some leaves and colored with greens.  Masked off the flower and used Tim Holtz's plaid stencil inking with an old SU Going Gray ink.  Added some Stickles to the poinsettia center and some Wink of Stella to the petals.  Stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts in Memento Elderberry ink.  Tied on some satin ribbon from my stash.

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Twelve Tags - Day 5

It's the 5th day of The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017  at the CLASSroom and it's a Theme Challenge - Snow!

Love the inspiration from designers Carissa Wiley and Eloise Blue!

12-tags-challenge-day05-carissa-fw50


Images by Gina K and sentiment from Clearly Besotted.  Stamped the pine branch with distress Oxide Peeled Paint ink then a darker Distress ink Olive Grove on top of it.  Stamped the ornament with white then with Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick.  added the string/cord for the ornament with a metallic gel pen and also added dots on the ornament with the same pen. Used a silver Wink of Stella pen to fill in the smaller areas of the ornament.  Finally to the snow.  I used a white Pitt artist pen and dabbed on the branch and top of the ornament.  Added some snow falling from the sky and a little of it piling along the bottom.  tied with pink ribbon and green tinsel.

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Twelve Tags - Day 4

For the Twelve Days of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 at the CLASSroom Day 4 is a Technique Challenge - Watercolor.

Love the inspiration from their designers Laurel Beard & Sandy Allnock!


12-tags-challenge-day04-laurel-fw50


Stamped the snowgirl from an old Gina K set on watercolor paper and used watercolor pencils to color her hat, scarf, sweater and the gift.  Pulled out my Twinkling H2Os and colored the white body and the background giving this a lot of shimmer.  Added some pink Stickles to the trim on her hat, scarf ends and cuff.  Stamped the snowflakes from a couple different sets with Brilliance blue ink, even more shimmer and added some Stickles along the bottom edge.  Stamped the sentiment on the small tag and tied on with some deep pink sheer ribbon.

Can't wait to see what Day 5 has in store for us!  Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Joy Sketch

Still working on Christmas cards!  This one is  inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.



Stenciled some white dots on vellum and adhered to some patterned paper.  Stamped the JOY sentiment and heat embossed with red ep and stamped the blue lines from Concord & 9th.  Stamped the snowflake from the same set over the center of the O and heat embossed with silver tinsel ep.  Die cut the snowflakes and inked with Brilliance Platinum ink.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stencil Reindeer

I picked up this reindeer stencil at my LSS and couldn't wait to use him.  The challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More helped with the idea for my card.



Stamped the woodgrain background from Concord & 9th on kraft with Hero Arts Wet Cement ink.  Stenciled the reindeer with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and stamped the sentiment also from Concord & 9th  and heat embossed with white ep.  Very quick and easy!

Thanks for taking a look! 

More Christmas

Making more Christmas cards and finding inspiration in some challenges!

Addicted to Stamps and More - Photo Inspiration


Mod Squad Challenge - Use a wreath as a focal point

Modsquad Challenge


Stamped the wood background on kraft with Hero Arts Wet Cement.  Die cut the wreath from metallic light green cardstock and added some red berries with some Nuvo drops.  Stamped the sentiment and heat embossed with white ep on kraft and layered onto some darker brown.  Added the Tim Holtz star die cut from some gold textured cardstock.

Thanks for dropping in!

Twelve Tags - Day 3

On to day 3 of the Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 at the CLASSroom with a Theme Challenge.  They have designers  Julie Ebersole & Brandi Kincaid to inspire us!


12-tags-challenge-day03-julie-fw50


I don't sew and I don't have any felt, so I went with burlap.  The tag base is made from Popsicle sticks, attached some raffia to the top.  Die cut and decorated the tree with gold and copper (colored with a sharpie)  and glued it to the tag.  Colored the wooden star with a light brown Touch Twin marker and placed it atop the tree.  Stamped the sentiment in black and added the stamped stars in bronze ink.  A lot of naturalness going on here!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist - Day 2

Day 2 at the CLASSroom The Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 is a color challenge.  Today's designers providing inspiration are Julia Stainton & Keeway Tsao!

12-tags-challenge-day02-julia-fw50



Die cut the Reverse Confetti tag and stamped with a music background with Delicata Gold Glitz.  Die cut the star from silver glitter paper and the joy sentiment and the tag topper from mirrored gold cardstock.  Tied off with some silver and gold twine.

I love the inspiration from this challenge and can't wait to see what tag 3!

Thanks for taking a look!


Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist - Day 1

It's that time of year again at the CLASSroom for the Twelve Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017!
The designers providing inspiration today are Jennifer McGuire & Jessica Frost-Ballas.

Day 1 is a technique challenge -
12-tags-challenge-day01-jennifer-fw50


I chose an open work Christmas tree from Spellbinders.  Added the balls/bulbs with Sakura gel pens.  Die cut the merry from deep pink foil adhered to cardstock and stamped and cut out the Christmas with a deep pink ink.  Tied it off with some rafia.

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Time

Working on finishing up my Christmas cards and found some challenges to inspire me.

Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom - Use your favorite Essentials by Ellen stamps.
Anniversary-2017-bloghop-square-rgb


And Double D Challenges - Here comes Santa Claus



Started with the largest dot from Bokeh Dots and stamped the moon in yellow.  Stamped Santa and his reindeer from Santa's Flight with black.  Sponged on Distress inks in blues, purples and black.  Splattered some white Wink of Stella for snow.  Heat embossed the sentiment with white ep.  Used some Core'dinations Black Magic cardstock and used a snowflake embossing folder, then sanded the snowflakes.

Cardz 4 Guyz - Challenge #183  Reindeer

Cardz 4 Guyz


This set is from Clearly Besotted.  Stamped the reindeer and colored with Touch Twin markers and stamped the trees with Distress Oxide ink, they weren't showing up very well, so went  over them with a gel pen.  Smeared WPlus9 white ink across the bottom and added some Nuvo past in Moonstone.  Mounted on green cardstock and added the sentiment strip.  Layered onto some white glitter paper.

And lastly, The Male Room - Challenge #74 - Use Vellum




Stenciled some white dots on vellum with WPlus9 white ink, flipped it over and stamped the JOY from Concord & 9th with Brilliance red, die cut the Joy (also from Concord & 9th) from silver glitter paper and layered over the stamped letters.  Stamped some big snowflakes from Stampendous in Brilliance Blue ink. Adhered the vellum strip over the snowflake layer and stamped the rest of the sentiment just below the vellum.  Layered onto a red card base.

Thanks for taking a look!





Saturday, November 25, 2017

Just Us Girls #421 - Photo Week

It's the last Saturday of the month and that means it's time for a Photo Challenge at Just Us Girls and I LOVE the photo Vicki has chosen for our inspiration!


This is our last week with our Guest Designer, Trina Pham and I would like to say THANK YOU for sharing all of your awesome designs with us this past month!  It's not only Trina's last week with us, but also our last challenge of this year.  The JUGS team is going to take a break for the month of December to be able to have time to prepare for the holidays and have more time to spend with our families.  Now come on over to JUGS to see what Trina and the rest of the amazing JUGS girls have created with this photo as inspiration.


Pretty simple!  Stamped the large Gina K ornament (again) with blue Brilliance ink on white, added the silver hanging cord using platinum Brilliance and die cut topper.  Stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts with Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy.


This one uses a Studio G set from Michael's.  Stamped the trees with Versamark and heat embossed with silver ep.  Colored in the middle tree with a turquoise Stardust gel pen and added the dots on the outside trees with a red gel pen.  Stamped the sentiment in Memento Teal Zeal.

Join our Color Challenge at Just Us Girls and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.



Saturday, November 18, 2017

Just Us Girls #420 - Color Week

It's time for Color Week at Just Us Girls and Angie has chosen a very versatile color combo for us.


We have Trina Pham with us again this week as our Guest Designer!  Hop on over to the JUGS blog to see how these colors inspired Trina and the rest of the Design Team.


Stamped the script panel from Gina K in Memento Rich Cocoa on Ivory.  Stamped the ornament, also by Gina K onto some Turquoise Sea cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed with some aged gold embossing powder.  Added the die cut ornament top and die cut gold bow.  Layered onto some dark brown cardstock and a Turquoise Sea card base.

Join our Color Challenge at Just Us Girls and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.




Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Sketched Joy

Another Christmas card, this time using the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!



A lot of shine on this by using all Brilliance inks and so hard to get a good photo.  Used a really old SU alpha set for the J and Y, the globe, sentiment and stripes from various Concord & 9th sets and the rays are a stencil..  

Thanks for taking the time to take a closer look!



Monday, November 13, 2017

Tree in Snow

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches


And also the theme from Cardz 4 Guyz - Challenge #182 - Oh! Christmas Tree

Cardz 4 Guyz


Stamped the tree and colored with Distress Inks.  Added some Nuvo Glitter paste on an angle in the lower left corner for snow.  Used some light blue Shimmer Mist by dropping some on my kraft mat and using a water brush to color the rest of the panel.  Shimmer and glittery surfaces are so hard to get a good photo!

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Just Us Girls #419 - Trend Week

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and  Lisa is our hostess and she is challenging us to do some Silhouette Stamping!




Come on over to the JUGS blog to see what our November Guest Designer - Trina Pham and the rest of the Design Team have created using Silhouette Stamping.



I started with a piece of tissue paper that had been placed on some spritzed Oxide Inks on my kraft mat.  Adhered to a piece of cardstock after it dried.  Stamped the big floral image with black ink and then added some black Wink of Stella.  Stamped the sentiment also in black.

Come play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would put you in the running for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.



Monday, November 6, 2017

Big Birthday!

CAS on Sunday Challenge #120 - Numbers is the perfect challenge for a milestone birthday!

For your blog



Stamped the Numbers background from Unity Stamps with Memento Toffee Crunch on kraft.  Stamped the sentiment and stripes from CASual Fridays Stamps in Memento Tuxedo Black using my MISTI to stamp multiple times to get a deeper black.  Layered onto some black cardstock and some kraft striped patterned paper and onto a kraft base.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!