Monday, February 23, 2015

Lily of the Valley

Tall & Skinny
Products used: Distress Inks, Lil' Inker stitched circle die, taylored expression banner die, Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangle die, aqua brush


It's Tall and Skinny Day at Mojo Monday and I wanted to finally use my Framed Florals from Verve. I stamp the lilies onto watercolor paper in distress ink forest moss and peeled paint and watercolored in some watered down DI seedless preserves. The designer papers are from memory box 'gossamer' 6x6 paper collection. 
   

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Birthday Blossoms and Bird

Cherry Blossoms and Robin


For the Splitcoaststamps Inspiration Challenge this week the hostess selected an Inchies Board on Pinterest. I was inspired by this  Robin and Roses needle work. I used heavy weight watercolor paper and die cut the memory box 'nestle bird' four times and glued the stack and watercolored with distress markers. I die cut the Sizzlits 'branch and cherry blossoms' once and watercolored also. I glued an old book page to card stock and die cut with Lil' Inker Anytime Tag three times to glue and stack. The blossoms and printed background were colored with Distress Stains in spun sugar and tumble glass. After watercoloring the blossoms I spritzed with water and pressed in the centers with a stylus and let dry.



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Feel Better Soon TCC29

Get Well Soon


What bright, bold and beautiful colors in The Card Concept 29 inspiration photo today! Why not use as many as you can to brighten someone's day and bring on wellness. For my Elegant and Classy card today I've keep it clean so that the bright tulips stand out.

 Join us and play along at The Card Concept. Make someone's day.



Products used: memory box tulips and stems dies and corner bow die, Lil' Inker "Cover up Swirls" die plate and stitched circle die, Verve sentiment stamped onto vellum and heat embossed.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hello Orange Birdie!

Orange You Glad You're CAS?

I LOVE ORANGE! It makes me happy with most of my senses. I wear the color, eat and drink the fruit and it's my happy color for summer. I've never seen an orange bird but that didn't stop me from stamping with versamark and heat embossing in white on the orange recycled glossy paper.

Stop by AAA Cards and show us some ORANGE!

Products used: memory box Bird stamp and dies, WPlus9 sentiment, WPlus9 leaves from the "Spring Blooms" stamp and die set, Sizzix die cut vellum leaves.






I am also entering this card in The Paper Players and Happy Little Stampers challenges.







Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Romance TCC28



 For Classy & Elegant this week - Bird & Cage and Soft Flora are my ingredients. I painted a wood cage with Annie Sloan chalk paint, added corrugated cardboard to back and arrangement on front and some repurposed raffia. The roses and leaves were touched up with a white marker for a little shabby chicness. I hope you will join us and create with the wonderful inspiration at The Card Concept!

Products used: Elizabeth 'curvy leaves', memory box 'nestled bird', impression obsession 'spiral flowers' die, Lifestyle Crafts 'Whimsy' embossing folder, Spellbinder "marvelous squares' die.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

My Heart AAA Cards #32


Game 32 LOVE


Welcome all to the new schedule of CAS cards every two weeks! I'm loving it and hope you will as well. Today's card is for someone in my family. I have not decided who yet. I started by die cutting a panel with a Spellbinders heart, adding some left over striped designer paper to the main card base and popped up the top panel. The cute pink button was too hard to resist. I'm hoping the earth tone leaves can help it pass as a card for hubby. The sentiment is by Simon Say's Stamp (handwritten borders) and I fussy cut and added a few sequins.

COME SPREAD A LITTLE LOVE AT AAA CARDS


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hugs & Kisses TCC27



Love is everywhere and for today's challenge at The Card Concept I want to send Hugs and Kisses to my daughter who's away at school. I was so much inspired by the red to pink ombre and was bound and determined to use all the colors in the inspiration photo. I think I got them all.  Make sure you visit The Card Concept  and get inspired too!



Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy 1st Anniversary TCC #26!

One Year Anniversary!



Happy New Year and Happy everything! What a beautiful start to the year with the pretty package in the photo. I tend to take things literally so naturally for my 'classy & elegant' design I made flowers and use striped designer paper to say Happy Anniversary. You must stop by The Card Concept and see what the Design Team has offered and to upload your celebratory creation! 


Products used: Impression Obsession's tiny spiral roses, frames and hollyhock dies and WPlus9 "Basic Banners" sentiment.