Thursday, July 19, 2018

ATC's using Die Cuts

The monthly ATC group I meet with exchanged Die Cut ATC's this month. I have a few of those..... so went to work creating.


This was so fun : )  The Frog is Great Impressions (very old...) and the sentiment SU.  The backdrop is a portion of a Memory Box die. 
 This little scene was done with Alcohol inks on Yupo.  I like to use Copic reinkers as the colors are not as dark IMO.  The dies are generic.

  This is inked up on glossy cardstock, some stamping and stenciling.  I used a Memory Box die cut out and used the negative space on the card. This is backed in Groovy Guava cardstock from SU.  I added shimmer to the open space left by the die.


 This is inked up on glossy cardstock, some stamping and stenciling.  I used a Memory Box die cut out and used the negative space on the card. This is backed in Orchid cardstock from SU.  I added shimmer to the open space left by the die. I believe the little words are Spellbinders, but not sure.

 I have many of my dies on magnetic sheets in DVD cases and did not save all of the outers nor did I label them- now I regret not labeling because, if the dies are not different colors like Memory Box, Cheery Lynn or MaryAnn dies, I have to guess what brand they are .....

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Stitching- Faux or Real

Its time for another Tuesday Throwdown Challenge- Stitching, Faux or Real.  Our Sponsor is KittyBee Designs.


  I used a die by Gina Marie for my stitching. There are 2 layers of the die edge- bottom one is white and top one is black. I added a touch of a light colored pencil to the stitching to make it a bit more visible.  The cute Trike Panda image has just a touch of color added, and a bit of shimmer to the silver bell.
  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Hanko Designs.

We'd love to have you join us for the challenge!  And, you may like to check out the other DT samples of shaped cards as well. You can find the challenge and DT cards Here!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Dueling Dazzlers- 'Its all a buzz;!!!

Were all a buzz with the July challenge- the Dazzlers hostess is Terry A /Terry S for the Diva's.
The kit was so fun that I made 2 cards : )



This card is so much prettier IRL! The flowers are a vellum overlay and it is over black/white DP.

I will add the deets later : )
Stamps- Hero Arts
DP-Paper Studio
Honeycomb on vellum- SU
Honeycomb die- SU- trimmed down- bees on 1st card
Gold doily
Twine
Ribbon
Black/white bling

  Did you know that the greatest threat to bees in North America today is Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)?  This is where entire hive of bees suddenly disappear.  In the early 2000s there was a sharp increase, especially in North American.  There is still uncertainty about the cause or causes of CCD;  disease, mites, increased use of neonicotinoid pesticides and fungal infections are all possibilities.  There are often multiple stressors, none of which is lethal enough by itself, but the combination is too much for the bees.

The annual failure rate of honeybee colonies averages around 30% in North America.  Honeybee losses are potentially devastating economically since bee pollination is vital to at least one-third of crops worldwide.

Be sure to hop along and see what the other Dazzlers- my team, and the Diva's have made!

Divas and Dazzlers links : )
Divas
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  Judy ,   Heather  , Kelly  LJ  Tami
SCS Galleries:  Suzy  , Terry S 

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

SCS Galleries:   Paola , Terry A , Debbie B


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Unity ATC's

 I love making ATC's, art in miniature : )  Here are some fun ideas using Unity stamps


I used distress inks, a stencil, a stamp, an embossing folder for the ticket on a Delusions sprayed background. I watercolored the scooter that was cut out on the Scan and Cut, and finally, holographic Washi tape. I finished this off with some sparkle using the Spectrum Noir shimmery pen.


 This is an impossible card made miniature. I had fun making this- used SU retired DSP and cardstock. I watercolored the coffee cup and the wine glass-and added sparkle.
  Now, off to work on that wine : )

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Shelly

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

CYS- Elephant or Flamingo

Its the 28th, so that means digging through my 'STASH' and creating with older and neglected items in my crafting room. Whoops, looks like I am a day early.....


  I have no clue where I got this stamp set- it is in my envelope of clear stamps that I got rid of all of the outer packaging in an attempt to create storage that was less bulky. I should have made notes on them with stickers.....  Anyway, I used an edge die (not marked with where I got this either), cut off the edge so the layers stay connected and made a one layer card. On the bottom layer, the outer dots were embossed, but not popped out.
  I stamped the image using Nuvo Hybrid ink and colored the image using Prismacolor pencils. I have not gotten them out for ages!
  This is for my mother- she will be 89 in a couple of weeks : )

The CYS group can be located here.  List mom Barb had the brilliant idea- lets use our stash items- with a monthly theme, I am sure finding no shortage of items to use in my creative space for this challenge...!!! Even those in the 'get rid of' pile....... HERE is a link to all of the June cards at Splitcoaststampers for this challenge.

 The group says closed- but we ARE open to new members!

Challenges:
TBD

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

AOSA-Sketch

I made a Sketch card for the AOSA Yahoo Group for a Sketch challenge. I used Washi paper and a pink SU cardstock that matched one of the flowers. 



 The image is Stonehouse Stamps. The circle stitch dies are Memory Box, the green layer cut is a Spellbinders die. I embossed the pink cardstock and really like how the sketch turned out!


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Shelly

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown- You're on My Mind

Sasayaki Glitter is our sponsor for Tuesday Throwdown this week. Image #112 in the Etsy store is what I used on my card : )

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 I used Copics to color the image and cut her out using a die- the image had a couple of spots that were out of the die, so I cut them so they are 'Out of the Box'. ( I learned to call it that in the Technique Junkies group). I used Groovy Guava SU (retired) cardstock with DP from Lizzy. The sentiment is from SU and punched out with the tag punch.

We'd love to have you join us for the challenge!  And, you may like to check out the other DT samples of shaped cards as well. You can find the challenge and DT cards Here!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Oriental ATC art

Each month, for the About Oriental Stamp Art Yahoo group , we make one Oriental ATC and send it to one individual who wins the random ATC lottery draw. 


 In June, we had a theme of Purple and blues.  The fan image is Just for Fun. I stamped and white embossed the image, then colored it with Arteza waterbrush pens. I added score lines and then distress inks.

 For May, the theme was Buddah

 I sponged on distress inks, and added color through a stencil on the top portion.

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Shelly

Friday, June 15, 2018

DDD-Everything is coming up Roses

For the June dual of the Dueling Darlings, Carol and I are the hostesses. We chose the theme everything is coming up Roses. I dug out an older SU image called Stipple Rose.
I made 2 cards with the kit  : )



 I used Copics to color the images. My favorite images on cards are flowers.

Kit contents:
Image and sentiment all SU (the rose is from the 2002 collection : ) )
The three small SU sentiments are punched out using the SU tag punch
The DP's - the green and green w/peach roses- The Paper Studio Kirby Teesdale
Yellow and wood BG- The Paper Studio-Country Road
All ribbons and twine- retired SU
Cardstocks-SU
Small butterflies- Martha Stuart punch
Yellow gems- Recollections

My favorite roses- are hard to describe- light yellow with peach or coral edging on the top. 

Be sure to hop along and see what the other Dazzlers- my team, and the Diva's have made!

Divas and Dazzlers links : )
Divas
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  Judy ,   Heather  , Kelly  LJ  Tami
SCS Galleries:  Suzy  , Terry S 

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

SCS Galleries:   Paola , Terry A , Debbie B


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sympathy

I needed another Sympathy card, so pulled out Unity stamps.


  I stamped the sentiment first, then stamped the flowers in Rose Red (SU) ink, then sponged color in the centers.

Challenges- TBA

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly