Monday, September 16, 2019

Stencil Smooshing

A quick card made for the Technique challenge at SCS, and an added challenge- make it CAS (Which I stink at.....).


 This image is in my "Should it stay or should it go" pile.......  I thought I'd ink it up and give it a look.  It is by Inkadinkado.  The background is called Stencil Smooshing and is the technique challenge at SCS today.  There is a great video showing how it is done.  I went light handed at it, but will try it again.  The stencils are done in Honey, Green and rust Distress inks. The image is colored with Distress Markers. I had to add a twine bow.......could not leave it plain! The sentiment is stamped in Rust Distress Ink, it is by Sunny Studios Stamps.

Challenges: TBA

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Dueling Darlings-Baby Safety Month

For the Dueling Darlings September post, Donna (Dazzlers) and Judy (Divas) have chosen the theme, "Baby Safety".

 I need a baby girl card, so this was perfect!  The papers in the kit were multicolored except the one with the pink or blue feet for a Boy or a Girl card. I very lightly colored the onsie- leaving it white it was way too stark!  I also added DP to the inside, the balloon pups : )

The kit that Donna sent contains:
Image- Gina K Wee Tees
Ink- Gina K Amalgam ink
Cardstock- Neenah Solar White
Sentiment -Hero ArtsDP- Paper Studio
Embellishments- Paper Studio La Petites Baby Girl Glitter Foam, Recollections multicolored rhinestones.

I love visiting the blogs of my fellow DDD's to see what they create- Dazzlers use one kit, Divas another but with the same theme! Here are the links to blogs and SCS galleries to see all of the fun cards!

Challenges: TBA

Dazzlers:
Blogs: Beth ,Donna Jeanette  , Shelly- you are here, Terry L  , Tracie

SCS Galleries:    Debbie BTerry S 

Divas
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  Judy ,   Heather  , Kelly  LJ  Tami
SCS Galleries:  Suzy   

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Alphabet challenge at SCS-M

While I was participating in the DTGD challenge at Splitcoast, a couple of the ladies encouraged me to join in a fun Alphabet challenge, also on SCS. A new round is just beginning and the first letter is M.


  M= Masculine birthday,  I used a blue, yellow, red and purple Distress Oxide ink for the background.  I spritzed a stencil with water, placed it on the surface and covered the stencil with a paper towel.  Next, lifted the paper towel and the stencil and let the panel dry.
  Once dry, I stamped the image of the 4 boxer shorts on the bottom, then lined up the sentiment by DRS stamps (circa 2000) and embossed it with fine detail black EP.  Next, I stamped the individual shorts using Distress Oxide inks and fussy cut them and glued them onto the panel.

Challenges-
Alphabet challenge blog- Masculine
Seize the Birthday- BD
AAA Birthday- Use a Stencil

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Shelly

Friday, September 13, 2019

Fall colors

Some of the leaves are beginning to turn colors here- the tips of the leaves....  I love the fall colors, but what comes next- COLD!!!  LOL  I saw on Splitcoast a challenge to use a large stamp and fall colors.


 This stamp is by Unity- it is called Abundant Blessings and is a Sentiment kit.  Colored mostly with Copics.

 This is the same card before splatters:

 What a difference they make, don;t you think???

And- sunglasses please!!!  This is my first Fall colors card:
 This is in my stamp stash- which I am deeply sorting.  I colored it using Zig waterbrush markers in fall colors.  I tried to soften the color by highlighting the back embossing with ink, but no such luck.  I am going to keep the stamp : )  Embossing Arts images have been sold to I Brake for Stamps. I have many of them!

Challenges:
QKR Stampede- AG
Cute Card Tuesday- Autumn
Pinspirational- Inspiration photo- Fall and cozy
Stamping Sensations- Flowers

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Shelly

Monday, September 9, 2019

Bugaboo- ABAC

Today, it is ABAC day at Bugaboo= Anything But a Card. I made a wine bottle tag.



 My sister brought me a bottle of white wine, which I rarely drink. So, she said, use it in cooking then!  So, I loved this tag and will keep it on this bottle of white until it gets used or until we have company : ) 


  LOL, what she said!!! 

Hope you enjoyed my tag!

Challenges- TBA

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Shelly

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Oriental Peace

I was fortunate enough to visit Hetty in this Netherlands in July, and during the visit, I was gifted a pre-printed Geisha image.

  I used the Featured stamper gallery as inspiration, I used the same sketch (as it was not a card from the sketch challenge) and changed the theme and papers. The Kanji is from About Art Accents/Art Neko.

While sorting in my crafting space, and attempting to organize Kanji stamps that were in a bag- I will not use them unless I can see them- well, I got distracted and had to make a card with the Geisha image.


 Bravo, now I should probaby get back to work on sorting and organizing!!!

Challenges: TBA

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Shelly

Autumn Spendor CASE

I CASE'D this card named Autumn Splendor for the Featured Stamper post on SCS today.


So hard to photograph!!!


 The leaves (Impression Obsession) were stamped on Wasabi Green cardstock and embossed using Copper EP.  The smaller leaves (SU) were stamped in Wasabi ink on White cardstock, then overstamped with Versamark and some of the Copper EP flicked off and heat embossed.
 I put Wasabi ink on a dimensional embossing folder and it is embedded into the background of the leaf impression.  I added Copper EP (SU) on the edges of the white panel.
 I changed the layout and added one more small leaf.  There are also a few dimensionals on the edges of a few areas of the larger leaves, so they are not laying totally flat.

Challenges- TBA

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Shelly

Saturday, September 7, 2019

COF- Thankful

September 2019 Hostess: Jeanette



Scripture: All things were created through him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created. (John 1:3, CSV)

Challenge: Include something on your card (or other project) that you are especially thankful that God created. 



I so love flowers! However, they make me sneeze and have asthma, so I prefer coloring them and admiring them on cardstock!!!  They do, however, remind me of my Mother who was a master gardener. She would make flowers come alive!!!  

  PSX was one of the first lines of stamps I was introduced to, and wanted to be able to make samples like the ones I saw in the store!  In those days, there were No Copic markers : )  Before I began this card, I saw the Inspiration challenge at Splitcoast, and decided to combine the challenges.  I used MME DP for the background and a retired by coveted sentiment from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. Just a touch of Twine and the card is good to go!

Challenges TBA

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly


Thursday, September 5, 2019

A Little Pick-up

I am sorting for a sale- this set is from 2004- I guess you are supposed to hold each item and ask-Does this bring you Joy..... I will not get anywhere if I ask myself that! LOL 


 My Brother had to quit smoking for a huge surgery on his ankle in October- they are going to try to fuse it, but he may need an amputation. I made this for him. I put a little pick up truck die cut on the inside of the card : ) 

 The image is Stampin Up Loads of Love and there is an accessory set too. (The pups and the lady driver),  I colored with Copic markers.  The image is cut using Memory Box Stitched circle die. The DP is My Minds Eye World Traveler.

 I used the Sketch challenge at Splitcoast.  I also used the Way to Use it challenge at Splitcoast- something that uses gas.

Challenges- TBA

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Shelly

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Bugaboo- Oldie but Goodie

On Thursdays at Bugaboo, at the Catch the Bug challenge Blog, we post cards using images that are not  'new releases'.  Aka Oldie but Goodie.  I have to admit, I love all of the Bugaboo images, but always love flowers!!!


 I went with a Shabby Chic theme for my card.  The image was colored using Copic markers.  I added G45 DP on the background and under the image panel.  I added a die at the top of the card with a few pearls.  There are flourish die cuts made using a Cheery Lynn die. I also added premade rolled and mulberry flowers with pearls in the centers.

Challenges :
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday- AG

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly