Thursday, June 15, 2017

My New Adventure

     I am excited to announce that I have joined the Sketch N Scrap Design Team. I will be part of the Social Media Team with Jolene (from Australia) and Meena (from India). I didn't realize that I would be joining such an intercontinental group. There is a lovely introduction to the Design Team on the website.

http://sketchnscrap.blogspot.com/

     I have been playing along with the Sketch N Scrap challenges for a few months now and I am overjoyed that I decided to put my name in the hat for the design team. 
     You will see me on the Sketch N Scrap's Facebook page at least twice a month with a scrapbook layout and a card. I encourage you to head over and "like" us and join the group. Participate in all the challenges or just when you are in the mood. Jolene, Meena, and I will be checking out all of the Facebook entries!!! For a head's up you can note that I will be posting July 6 and 13 for my first contributions.  

Stylized Birthday

     I found this Spellbinders die set on the clearance rack at Hobby Lobby a couple of weeks ago. I thought it would be fun to work with. I have to say it was just as much fun as I thought it would be.  My fave part were the berries on the card and especially on the envelope.

Card and Envelope
     I die cut all pieces on white. All of the color was added using ink on daubers. For the berries on the card, I inked with Jelly Bean Green, then placed the metal die over the berries and daubed Wild Lilac thru the die. As a final touch 3 sparkly dots were added to each berry with a Sakura Copper Gelly Roll.
     For the berries on the envelope, I used the negative of the berries' die cut to ink with Jelly Bean Green, then inked Wild Lilac thru the die and added the dots of Sakura Copper Gelly Roll. Lastly, I inked around the outside of the dies using Powder Blue. 
     The leaves are inked with Jelly Bean Green and the identical offset leaves are inked with Fresh Asparagus.
     I created a layered tic-tac-toe background using card stock and patterned paper.
 
Inside of Card


 
Back of Card


Materials List:    
     Dies: Spellbinders - Stylized Flower
                                      Standard Circles
              Elizabeth Craft Designs - Happy Birthday
     Card Stock: Gina K Designs - Wild Lilac
                                                      Powder Blue
                                                      Luxury White
     Patterned Paper: Gina K Designs - Parisian Garden
     Ink: Gina K - Wild Dandelion
                            Lovely Lavender
                            Fresh Asparagus
                            Jelly Bean Green
                            Wild Lilac 
     Punch: 1/2 inch corner punch
     Embellishments: Gelly Roll Pen - Copper
                                 Brad - Yellow Velour         

Challenges

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Use Snippets -  June 24
Stamp TV MIUM - Offset is Awesome - June18



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Bike on the Bridge

     For this card I am using Theresa Momber's "Country Roads". Copics were used to color the covered bridge and placed on the card off set by a Silhouette cut using Fresh Asparagus ink. 

Card and Envelope
      The stripes are cut from Fired Brick card stock. I used the Ranger Distress Marker Spritzer Tool. My Faded Brick Distress Marker was dry so I used a Marvy LePlume English Rose marker. These markers are skinnier than the Distress markers, but it still worked in the spritzer tool. This is good to know since I have many of these markers. 
     Finally I added the metal bicycle. I was thinking what fun it would be to ride that bike through that covered bridge on to points beyond.

Inside of Card
Materials List:
     Card Stock: Gina K Designs -Fresh Asparagus
                                                     Fired Brick 
                                                     Kraft
     Ink: Gina K - Fresh Asparagus
                           Warm Cocoa 
             Momento - Tuxedo Black
     Stamps: Gina K Designs- Country Roads
                                               Better With You
                                               Made With Love
                   Impression Obsession - On Your Birthday  
     Silhouette Cut: Using PixScan Mat to form offset mats
     Tool: Ranger Distress Marker Spritzer with Forest Moss and English Rose 
     Embellishments: Metal Bicycle         

Challenges

 Stamp TV MIUM - Offset is Awesome - June18

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Bicycle Race

     I am combining 3 challenges today. The first is using this sketch from Sketch N Scrap. I turned the sketch 90 degrees and moved the sentiment to the opposite side.

Card Sketch #99

     The other 2 challenges are both from Stamp TV: Mix-It-Up Monday (Let the Music Move You) and Stamp TV Kit Addicts Group (Watercolor).

Card and Envelope
     I created my own background for this card. I started by painting Color Burst with a paintbrush. I then used a burlap stencil to daub Warm Cocoa ink over the Color Burst. I colored the image with watercolor markers, die cut it, and popped it onto the card.
     My husband I recently (last October) moved into a new house. We live in a lovely community with nature trails and sidewalks. I love to ride my bike. In 1978, (I was a junior in college) Queen recorded a silly song called "Bicycle Race". It is silly, but it is the kind of song that gets stuck in your head and you can't get rid of it. Sometimes when I'm riding my bike I start singing . . .
Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like
You say black I say white
You say bark I say bite
You say shark I say hey man
Jaws was never my scene
And I don't like Star Wars
Inside of Card
Materials List:
     Card Stock: Gina K Designs - Warm Cocoa
                                                     Luxury White
     Ink: Gina K - Dark Chocolate
                           Warm Cocoa
     Stamps: Gina K Designs- Dazzling Dahlia
                                               You're Own Kind of Beautiful
                   Impression Obsession - On Your Birthday  
     Die: Die'sire - Rolling Landscape
     Stencil: Dutch Doobadoo - Burlap
     Watercolor: Color Burst Powder - Lime Green
                                                            Turquoise
                                                            Orchid
                         Marvy Markers - Mustard, Pale Violet, Light Green, Yellow, Sky Blue, Grey, Silver Grey
     Embellishments: Gelly Roll Pens - White and Gold
                                 Elizabeth Craft Designs - Starfoam Stickers (Turquoise)         

Challenges

 Stamp TV MIUM - Let the Music Move You - June11
Stamp TV Kit Addicts - Watercolor -  June 26
Sketch n Scrap - Card Sketch #99 - June30

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Butterfly - Night and Day

     I was so excited that the Stamp TV challenge this week is black/white. I love working with these colors and enjoy looking at other black/white projects. They always catch my attention! I used a Sketch 'n Scrap sketch to double up on challenges.
Birthday Bash Sketch #2
     You are looking at lots of layers - 8 at the thickest part. This card feels really sturdy in my hands. 
     I grabbed a pad of black/white patterned paper that I had to dig out from the depths of the closet. I took each section of the sketch and worked within it. To make the butterfly, I stamped two - one in Moonlit Fog and one in Tuxedo Black. Each is fussy cut, then placed one on top of the other, placed in the trimmer, and cut in half. The leftover halves are on the inside of the card.

Card and Envelope
     For the envelope, I used the MISTI to stamp it by inking it up only half at a time - a two-step process.


Inside of Card





Materials List:
    Patterned Paper: Colorbok - Moonlight
    Card Stock: Gina K Designs - Moonlit Fog
                                                     Black Onyx
                                                     Luxury White
     Ink: Gina K - Moonlit Fog
                           Tuxedo Black
     Stamps: Gina K Designs: Sending Love
                                               Birthday Blessings
     Embellishments:  Michaels Stickers                            
                                                    
Challenges

Stamp TV MIUM - Black and White - June 4
Sketch n Scrap - Birthday Bash #2 - June 2