Sunday, June 25, 2017

June 15th challenge @ Stuck?! Sketches

Here is the 2nd challenge for June over at Stuck?! Sketches.

Here's my take on the challenge, with photos of my youngest DGD enjoying a yummy but very messy dinner!

I really like the subtle heart outline behind the photos in the challenge sketch, but struggled to come up with something similar for my layout.  I ended up cutting a large circle from cardstock and using the negative frame as a mask for some ink & paint splatters.  It's a nice way to add a little bit of color to the white cardstock background. 

Stuck?! Sketches features two sketch challenges each month.  You can check them out here!

4th of July shaker card

I bought a Fuse tool a few months ago, with the goal of using it for shaker cards.  I haven't had a chance to try it out until today.  This tool makes it so much easier to create a shaker card!  There are lots of videos available on how to use the Fuse tool for shaker cards, but I used this one from Kristina Werner.

I used a rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp to cut the opening in the card front, and used my Cricut for the rectangle frame.  The shaker pouch is filled with red, blue, gold and clear sequins along with some star sequins and silver and red seed beeds.  The small tags are from a Paper Trey Ink stamp and die set and the word is a Tim Holtz sticker; papers are from BoBunny and the navy cardstock is from Simon Says Stamp. 

I'm entering this card in the Dies 'R Us challenge (celebration) and in the Tic Tac Toe Challenge, using the diagonal line of blue, twine, and rectangle.  

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog - challenge #3

Here's the new challenge at Tic Tac Toe Challenge:

I made a scrapbook page for this week's challenge, using the bottom horizontal row:  yellow, stitching, rectangle.

Every now and then I get to meet the grandkids for lunch, which is a sure way to brighten up the workday.  This picture was taken on a day when DH had our two grandsons and we ate lunch together @ Gold Star Chili - a Cincinnati favorite!

Colorful Creations June 15th challenge

Colorful Creations has a combination sketch/mood board challenge for June:

I used the sketch, and some of the colors from the mood board for this page.

This photo goes way back to 1991, when my DD was just 9 years old and in love with the TV show "Blossom".  She loved Blossom's style, especially her cool hats, so we had to get her a Blossom hat for Christmas.  

You have until the end of the month to join in the challenges at Colorful Creations!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Tiddly Inks - happy fall

Tiddly Inks is having a design team call.  You can check out all the details here, if you are interested!
This is the card I made for my entry, using their Wryn's Leaves image.

The image is colored with Copic markers, and then I added a few tiny sequins and some Nuvo gold glitter drops for just a little bit of sparkle.  The background was sponged with Distress Oxide inks and then lightly spritzed with water. 

You have until June 30th to enter the Tiddly Inks design team call, if you're interested!.

FUSION card challenge

Here is the new challenge over at Fusion:

I loved the bicycle image on this inspiration piece, but also loved the curved piece on the sketch, so I used that sketch as my inspiration.

The butterfly paper and the little felt bow are from Bella Blvd., and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I added a little clear Wink of Stella marker to some of the butterflies and three tiny Pretty Pink Posh sequins.  This card makes me smile and I hope it will make the recipient smile, too. 

TicTacToe Challenge #2

Tic Tac Toe Challenge is a new weekly challenge blog.  This is their second challenge and you can see the challenge board below.

I chose the top horizontal row of masculine, embossing and wood and created this Father's Day card.  The background is embossed with an older Cuttlebug folder, and the image is a Cricut diecut.  I used two different types of wood veneer for the diecut image, along with brown patterned paper and green cardstock. 

It's always nice to see new challenge blogs, so I hope you'll have a chance to check out the Tic Tac Toe challenge blog!