Thursday, August 7, 2014

CASE Study 4th Anniversary Blog Hop

It's good to be back. I have been absent from my blog because of a very busy, but oh-so-memorable summer (I will have to write an update in a future post), but  I am thrilled to be joining this year's CASE Study 4-week long, 4th Anniversary Celebration Blog Hop, featuring past muses and DT members.

I have two cards for you since I have been gone for a while. Here is my first source of inspiration. Isn't it lovely?
 Photo Credit: Ten Scenic Drive

And here's my card. The bike was cut using my Silhouette Cameo. I drew the grass and cut it with the Cameo as well. The sentiment is by SRM Stickers.
For my second card, this is the beautiful inspiration.
Photo Credit: Pinterest

 And here's my card using Penny Black's Dahlia Dance and Love Chapter (background text) stamp sets. The flowers were watercolored. The card base was stamped with the text stamp. Then I swiped some DecoArt Gesso with a brush along the sides. I placed two photo corners (by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L) before adhering the panel. The sentiment is by SRM Stickers. The pearls are by Want2Scrap.
This week's blog hop will be open until midnight on the following Tuesday. We have a few sponsors lined up for each week and we will be posting the winners on our blog on Wednesdays. If you were inspired, I invite you to join an accompanying challenge and share creations inspired by any project from the Blog Hop. Here is the blog hop order:
Happy hopping!
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Copper Gear CAS Father's Day Cards

I have a busy few weeks up ahead. We are expecting about 25 guests from America to help with our annual English camp in our little town. I have some posts written that I still need to tweak. In light of the busyness of this time of the year, I may not be able to update my blog as regularly as I would like. But I should be back before the month is over! :)

I have a pair of CAS Mixed Media Cards today for Father's Day.  These are mass producible and show that Want2Scrap® bling works well with masculine cards as well. I started with embossing the white panel with Spellbinders’ Bricks and Bar M-Bossabilities, then I swiped it with two shades of brown Distress Inks, and adhered them to black card bases.

I then rubbed some DecoArt Copper Kettle Metallic Lustre on the Want2Scrap Shifting Gears Large Silhouette and cut it in half to use on 2 cards. I intentionally didn’t cover the silhouette completely to show the texture of the paper. I then embellished the round gears with the Nestabling Petite Scalloped Circle Sm Black Rhinestones and Baby Bling Pearls LeCreme pearls.
I added some SRM Stickers on the embossed panel. The sentiment is by Penny Black Hot Rod and stamped using Clearsnap inks.
I adhered the cut gears die cuts using foam squares. Here you can see the layers and many dimensions of the cards, which is made possible by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner and foam squares.
I'm entering these to the following challenges: The Pink Elephant (father's day), Crazy for Challenges (masculine), SSS Monday Challenge (use paint); CASE This Sketch; SSS Wed Challenge (masculine).
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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Delicate Mixed Media Butterfly Card

I have a delicate, very feminine (perfect for my girly girls) card today. I used two kinds of media for coloring this card including Distress inks and pigment inks.

I first smeared the Worn Lipstick pad directly on the paper, brushed water over it, then when it's dry, I stamped Penny Black's text background in pigment ink to get this background effect. For the butterfly, I inked Penny Black's Soft Wings stamp with the same distress ink, spritzed it with water before stamping. The sentiment is by SRM Stickers.
The teal butterfly was die cut using Spellbinders' Wonderful Wings. To color it, I smeared Evergreen Bough on my plastic surface, spritzed it with water, then wiped my butterfly die cut through it. The pretty rose is by Want2Scrap. The sequence was a local find (yay!). Adhering them one by one would be a challenge if I didn't have my handy Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Dodz Small. They're just the perfect size for those tiny embellishments.
I'm entering this to the following challenges: Seize the Sketch (layout), The Shabby Tearoom, Card Mania, Word Art Wednesday, Altered Eclectics, and Vintage Stamping. Have a great day!
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Beautiful View, Vintage Fashion and New OWH Winner

We have had wonderful weather here and enjoying being outside. I finally put out some potted flowers and can't believe I waited this long to do it. Here is the view from my house. Our terrace is the perfect place for reading, having coffee and entertaining friends. I have even held craft classes here, but sometimes the wind makes a mess of our projects. :) God truly is the most amazing artist. And I am thankful that we get to express creativity ourselves having been made in His image.
I have a thank you card for you today that was inspired by vintage couture. I used some lovely Graphic 45 papers as a background for this card that I stitched in place.  I then placed an SRM Stickers doily off center. I then adhered Spellbinders die cut and Nestabling Petite Scalloped Circle Sm Black Rhinestones on top of the doily. I saved the cut portions of the die cut and doily to embellish other parts of the card.
The Want2Scrap Dress Form Silhouette – Card Sized (2 Pack) fits perfectly with this Graphic 45 paper. I placed the doily scrap as a skirt and Sleek Strips Pearls-White pearls as a belt on the dress form. The chipboard bird is from Bird Flourish – Chipboard and colored on the edges with Clearsnap white pigment ink. For the wing, I placed 3 72 Count – Teardrop Bling – White Pearls and a black pearl (from 72 Count – Black Pearls – Self Adhesive) for the eye. The sentiment is by Penny Black. which is anchored by a big Bulk Bling black pearl and the cut scrap from the off center die cut.
Finally, I never heard from my OWH Blog Hop winner, I'm drawing another one. The winner of my giveaway is...#84 By Annette. Please contact me (via Contact tab above) to claim your prize. Please put in your subject line, "OWH Memorial Blog Hop Winner" so I can easily spot your email in my every growing inbox. Have a great day!
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Botanical Rose Printable and Winner!

I have added a new item on my ETSY shop to help you create vintage shabby cards quickly and easily. It's a set of 4 collages with a botanical rose and sentiments. Here is the card set I made with these collage backgrounds. I made at least 6 sets to give as gifts and it took me no more than 2 hours to put them all together.

For these two, I simply inked the edges of the printables, adhered them to coordinating card bases. Then I adhered the lace on top, punched out butterfly with mini pearls and a big pearl in the center of the circle on the bottom.
For these cards, I inked the edges as well, then curled the top left corner before adhering to the card bases. I also added lace and punched out butterflies on these. The pearls are by Want2Scrap and I adhered all pieces with various Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesives.
Here are the 4 card fronts on one page:
 And now the winner of my OWH Memorial Blog Hop giveaway is...# 59 AUDRA. Please contact me (via Contact tab above) to claim your prize. Please put in your subject line, "OWH Memorial Blog Hop Winner" so I can easily spot your email in my every growing inbox. :) Thank you all for entering my giveaway. I hope you're all having a great day!
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