Friday, September 28, 2007

Happy Birthday Witch for SCS Limited Supply Challenge

This card was made for Splitcoaststampers Friday Limited Supply Challenge. The challenge was to make a card using Halloween Stamps, but the card wasn't to be a Halloween card, but for another purpose. (like humorous, get well, thank you, thinking of you, etc) I choose a Birthday Card. I didn't think I had any Halloween Stamps at all, I've never purchased any because I don't give cards around or about Halloween, but in looking through my stamps ran across this little witch in the Tag Time Hostess Set. Didn't know if I could make an entire card around her, she's really tiny, but in adding this and that, she still pretty well dominates the card, lol! I added a dotted border on the bottom of her dress, colored her in with SU markers, then distressed the image and the scalloped punch layers with antique and tea Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger. Pressed the natural white card against a perfect Plum inkpad for the distressed edge, then layered it with the mustard and black card stock. I used the SU polka dot background stamp to stamp black dots on the Old olive layer, and then tied the wide black ribbon around that. I punched the ovals, found that the Happy Birthday from Little Hello's fit in the small oval nicely, stamped and sponged the ovals with the antique ink, then inserted the black brads. I stamped the Birthday Sentiment from Circle of Friendship, cut that out by hand and distressed it, then punched the purple and black layers with SU circle punches. Adhered everything on the olive layer, the oval and circles are raised on dimentionals. Then I took it out to the front porch for some light, snapped the picture, and now you see it too. :)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Maple Mountain Autumn, Week Two, Snow Dusting

It's been a week and the mountain is a bit different now. We got quite a bit of rain for several days last week, and you can still see the dusting of snow on it this week. I love autumn and the changes it brings.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

CC133 Perserverance Rose

This is for todays, Splitcoaststampers color challenge. Old Olive, More Mustard and Bashful Blue. Not colors I would ever choose on my own, but quite the challenge. This is the results...I was amazed I had all those ribbon colors and it was fun to stack them. Anyway, this is the results. I had fun with the window tabs and the wood ring thing I got at the scrapbook store...six of them for 25 cents in the clearance basket. I added stickles to the middle of the rose, but it doesn't show a lot in this picture.

Finest Flourish

This card was made with the stuff sitting around on the stamp table, I went through my scrap pile and pulled things out and did all the layers, and the blue twine, then I got really stuck, so left it. When I came back my daughter had stamped this image, and left it beside the card, I think it is in Navy and had Ruby Red marker dots on it...but that is my guess. Anyway I liked it so I cut it out with an oval punch, added the brad thing, and the sentiment. I liked the small oval paired with the word window punch, I'd not done that before and I like how it came out. Very different colors for me to try, but I like the result. Then I added the extra ribbon on the top corner, with some SU twine to match the casual nature of the card. Anyway, I thought it was fun for just the leftover card stocks.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Maple Mountain Changing Colors

I took this picture this morning. This is the end of Maple Mountain, looking south east from my driveway. You can see the apple trees lining the road, and the hayfield beside them. The autumn colors are just starting...they say they won't be very vivid this year, due to our hot summer, but they are starting to look quite nice to me...I have acorns lining my walk...the oak tree is already dropping them. I think summer is really coming to a close.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Bodacious Sweet Tent Topper

This card was made with scraps from the stamping table. A bit of this and that. The paper wasn't long enough to make an big card, so I made a tent topper. The scallop was left over from a different project, and since it was white, I sponged it with Ranger Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Aged Mahogany to match the Ruby Red paper. That worked OK until I got carried away with doing the flower. But I used it all anyway. The leaves were done with markers, colored right onto the rubber in Mellow Moss and Old Olive. Put everything together, added brads, added holes in the scalloped circle. Then I sponged everything again with Aged Mahogany and a little bit of Tea Distressing Ink as well. Then I did the Basic Grey recess papers, distressed and sponged stuff again, than added the Oval Punched the Sweet, which is done in Night of Navy, and then added brads and tabs. Two different ribbons, both on the table...I didn't even get up...the CTMH waxed string in blue, and the little spool of red/pink strip ribbon my dd got me 40 percent off at Roberts, cause the one in St. George UT is moving, and they have a great sale going. I had used a pink polka dot ribbon, but took that off and replaced it with this one. Then I added the tabs. Still needed more, so I added the perforations on the side and bottom, then added faux stitching. Then it still needed somthing so I put the black staples in. Sponged the thing again (why? who knows) and well I think it is as done as I can make it. :) Enjoy.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Bonus Round Circle 07

This card was for a Sketch Challenge Bonus Round, the circle. Not very many stampers took it on, but here is my try. I used all Basic Grey Infuse Papers from the small pad. I used my Cricut to cut out the circles and put them together. This entire card only took three of the small sheets, plus a scrap of Whisper White. I used markers to do the flower directly to the stamp. I also used the Sanded Background Stamp.

SCS Sketch Challenge 141

This Challenge was a good one, I used Basic Grey Recess Paper that I got on sale at CP Scrapbooks in Springville, UT was a great sale. One of those small pads, fun! Very Bright happy card! I used Ruby Red as a base, strips of the Dark Blue for matting the sketch peices, and matting for the image. Used the Sanded background stamp on the Ivory Card Stock of the main image, and stamped it in Blue Bayou, and sponged the edges with Holtz distressing and fingerprinted a bit of Blue Bayou on it. After it dried I added the Crystal Ice Brad in blue, the adhered the entire main image together. I then added the brads and ribbon and stuck that together. Then for the finishing touch I stamped it with the happy from Polka Dots and Paisley.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Nature Pocket Card

This card was for the SCS Ways to Use it Challenge 130. To make a card with a pocket. I hadn't made a fun pocket card for a long time, so I did. It took me a while, I started out using Unfrogettable, but just wasn't happy with it, so I started over. I love Touch of Nature and knew I couldn't go wrong with it. I had fun using the new In Colors, I thought I would never like them at first, but I do now! Still missing Cranberry Crisp though, lol. The Bird is colored with Pastel Chalk in Blue and Yellow and the Bird is stamped by coloring the stamp directly with markers. Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa and all sorts of shades of brown and greens. Distressed everything with Holtz Inks and some Mellow Moss, and there you go.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Rejoice Christmas Doodle!

I made this for Splitcoaststamper Sketch Challenge today. (SC140) It was fun to make, but really hard to photograph! The ribbon did not like the camera. It was fun doing Christmas colors, and I love Ruby Red and greens are lovely. I used Fire Ice Brad in the middle of the flower, lots of red and green sparkle gel pens and silver brads for the corners. Ruby Red, Wild Wasabi, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla paper. Red Chiffon Ribbon that I bought at Expedex in Orem Utah.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Groovy Artichoke Garden Sillouettes

I had fun with this color challenge, another groovy guava card! I like this stamp set, currently it's my fav! I used Markers for the main image, and cut the sentiment with a punch, mounted it on artichoke and cut around that with scissors, then distressed. I used the word window punch for the brad accent, and cream satin ribbon dragged in the guava ink, plus cream. Used a green velvet ribbon along the bottom to give it some grounding. Anyway, I like the result, fun challenge!