Sunday, May 21, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9:: Sympathy Florals

I have a solo post up over on the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge Blog today with this floral sympathy card for the latest challenge: Challenge #9: Florals. There's still time to play, you have until May 29th and we'd really love to see your amazing projects featuring Concord & 9th Floral images!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pink Clouds and A Dragon

Coming to you from a rainy, Saturday afternoon here in Wisconsin. I did get some perennials rearranged this morning though, and took some time just now to create this card. I started with the MFT Color Challenge #69 and MFT Sketch Challenge #333 in mind.

To create the diagonal lines reflected in the sketch, I used the new Cloud Stencil to create a series of pink, raspberry and orange clouds, then outlined each with a white gel pen. Next, I die cut and colored a sweet lil' dragon from MFT's Magical Dragons and then tucked him behind a white cloud. The sentiment comes from Top Dog. I finished the card with some White Blizzard Nuvo Drops.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bless the Bear Hugs

A bit of watercoloring with Distress Oxide Inks, some stamping with Hero Arts and Honey Bee Stamps, a bit of die-cutting with Neat & Tangled and some action-wobbling make up this card that I think is so soft and sweet. I'm playing along in A Blog Named Hero's May Challenge: Watercoloring featuring Honey Bee Stamps.

I started by inking with a sponge distress oxide inks in Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber onto the edges of a watercolor panel and then added various amounts of water to soften the edges. I then stamped the greeting from Honey Bee's Bless Your Heart Stamp Set with brown ink, as well as the cute bear from Hero Art's Baby Animals Stamp Set. The watercolor panel was adhered onto a kraft cardbase that had been die cut with Neat & Tangled Tiny Prints Die Cuts and then I adhered the fussy cut bear with some wire to make it wobble.

Here's the sweet little guy with some wobbly action!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9:: Challenge 9:: Florals

There's a new Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge and it's all about creating a floral project showcasing the amazing products available at Concord & 9th as this challenge is dedicated to the innovative stamp company and their products!

There are so many beautiful floral stamps available at Concord & 9th, so it was difficult for me to narrow down which set to use. I decided upon Wildflower. I stamped and heat embossed a floral scene onto watercolor paper, (with only a bit of masking) and then loosely colored the petals with Zigs. After everything dried, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Brushed Blossoms. The final touch to my card was to add a series of black Nuvo Drops to the flowers and empty areas.

The challenge is sponsored by the fabulous Concord & 9th and one luck random entry will receive a $25 gift certificate for a Concord & 9th shopping spree. The favorite entry will be asked to guest design for a future challenge! The challenge runs until May 29th, so there is plenty of time to pull out your favorite Concord & 9th stamps and die and create an one layer project. Plus, new Concord & 9th products were released TODAY and they are fantastic!

You can find Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge on Facebook here, and their Instragram here!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Gonna Be Okay

This bunny. This Blah Bunny from Honey Bee Stamps almost sums up my days... I knew I had to have it and the coordinating sentiments too. As soon as it arrived yesterday I had to ink it up. I chose to work with the colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge #441, and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #286.

I colored the rug, stuffed bunny and coffee mug with Copics. The mug was affixed to the card with foam dimensionals. To add a bit of interest to this CAS card, I scored some lines in the front of the card base to represent wainscoting, I can't wait to reproduce this card with different colors!