Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Transformation Tuesday #4

Hello, my transformation card was a wedding card that I made but was never quite happy with it.
This was my original card. The hearts were stamped with 4 colors. I felt it was to busy.

Today's card was stamped on PTI white cardstock with Soft Lilac ink. The "you" diecut is from Cutterbee and the heart stamp is from The Stamp Market. I used some dark plum cardstock to cut both the Love from Papertrey Ink and the six layers of die cuts under the word you. I am pleased with the transformation. Lol.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Monday, March 26, 2018

On My Mind

Hey there. Just a quick CAS card tonight.
With my Distress Inks I followed the color palette from the Ellen Huston photo. I was thinking of the paint brush image and the fact I was using a paintbrush to create the blocks from the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #264. This was painted on a Tim Holtz watercolor paper and when dry, stamped with the greeting from Mondo Magnolia in Versafine black ink. Small greeting is from Papertrey Ink. The image below is from the Pin-Sights challenge on the CLASSroom blog.


Thanks for dropping by, Sue.


Sweet Dreams

Hello and happy Monday to you! I just got my first Pinkfresh stamp set the other day. Hoping it will be the first of many. I am liking their fun, funky design. I also found they have a monthly challenge. So I thought I would give it a go this month.
This is their inspiration photo. From it I took my color palette. The set I got is a baby set called Little Love.

I started with a tag cut from Papertrey Ink soft stone background paper. I stamped the elephant and greeting in Versafine black ink. I colored the images with colored pencils. Then went over them with Wink of Stella. The balloon also got a coat of Nuvo Crystal Glaze. Light pink stars were stamped in the background also. Star eyelet is from Stampin Up and twine is from Doodle Bug, I think. Tags is mounted with foam tape to a 110lbs white card base.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

March Blog Hop

Good morning, Papertrey Ink has a blog hop going today with the inspiration photo below as our challenge.
My card started with a Tim Holtz watercolor panel. I stamped the Peonies on Parade in Hibiscus Burst ink then started to water color them with Arteza Real Brush pens. The got way more orange than I intended. I masked the flowers and leaves as I stamped them. After they were all colored in I blended some blue ink around them. Spritz the panel with water to let the colors bleed a little. After the panel was completely dry I stamped the Scripted Sentiment in Versafine black ink and heat embossed it. Finally I added some crystal Nuvo drops and mounted the panel to an A2 card base.

I will also enter this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday floral frenzy challenge.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Soft Birthday Wishes

Hello, I was in a watercolor groove last night. This was my third card of the night.
Ink, cardstock and greeting stamp is all from Papertrey Ink. Greeting stamp set is Big Bold Wishes. Floral image is from Concord and 9th, Blooms Fill-In. I added some pearl paint in when I water colored the background on Tim Holtz watercolor paper.

The AAA Cards challenge was to cover only 1/3 of my card. So create will lots of white space.

The My Favorite Things color challenge
also fits my card.

Very, happy 4th birthday to Timeout Challenges!

Finally the My Favorite Things sketch challenge dictated my card layout. I decided this is my second favorite card I have created. Lol. Till a new one comes along. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.


Happily Ever After

Hey there! Have you ever made a card and thought this is my best card yet? Well that is the way I felt about this one. 
So if you hate it just turn away and please don't crush my feelings. I started with 110 lbs white cardstock and heat embossed the cake with Princess Gold embossing powder from Ranger. Stamp is from Concord and 9th, Happy Day. I then die cut it with the coordinating die and mounted it on white fun foam.  I then used a Tim Holtz watercolor paper and my Kuretake paints to make the loose, watercolor stripes. After the panel dried I used an very old Papertrey Ink set called Big Bold Wishes for the greeting also heat embossed. Mounted the watercolor panel to a white A2 card base and attached the cake adding a little gold thread for sparkle. I used the My Favorite Things color challenge for my palette.



Simon Says Stamp Floral Frenzy challenge.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Thanks from the Flock

Happy Wednesday to you! This is a super quick Birdie Banners card made with the set from Concord and 9th. I started with my usual 110lbs white cardstock stamping with Versafine black ink.

I wanted to play with the one-third challenge on the AAA Cards blog. I measured the white space above and below to come up with my 1/3.

I chose the colors from the expired My Favorite Things color challenge. Oops.

The Addicted to CAS challenge is kind of self explanatory. Lol

I used my really old Printworks cloud stencil and a sponge daughter to create the clouds for the Less is More one layer card challenge.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Birdie Birthday

Hello,  this card combines several challenges. I used Bristol white cardstock and the Concord and 9th stamp set Birdie Banners.


The Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge is the sketch below. Challenge #19.



Time Out challenge is a birthday challenge is for their 4th birthday. Congrats!
Finally the LIM challenge was to use stencils on a one layer card. I used a round stencil to mask the circle and a cloud stencil in the circle area. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Spring Showers

Hello, I have been playing with most of the colors today. Lol. Twenty-three ink pads to be exact.
For this card I started with a panel of 110 lbs cardstock and stamped the dashes from the Essentials by Ellen set Wonky Backdrops across the panel changing colors as I went. Then I die cut the white panel from a Papertrey Ink die. Sponged the clouds using a stencil and stamped the greeting in Versafine ink. Surprise greeting under the pull tab. Finally I attached the panels to an A2 white card base. Below is the inspiration photo from the Pin-Sights challenge on the CLASSroom blog.


I also will enter it in the Spring/Easter challenge on the Simon Says Stamp blog. 
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Shamrock Shake Time

Hey there. Are you one of those people that have to have at least one shamrock shake a year? Usually I am but this year I haven't had one yet. For some reason I think their shakes have gotten super sweet over the years. Maybe it is my age???
Today's card started with the HoneyBee Coffee Break set stamped in Versafine ink on 110lbs cardstock. I then masked the cup with a post-it and taped off the stripe area to blend some inks. I also stamped the straw while the cup was masked. After removing the masks I colored the shake and straw with a markers. The shamrock is a heart stamp that was stamped with Versafine ink also. Then I used a Zig journaling marker to draw the stem. Finally I coated the cup with Nuvo Crystal Glaze. Greeting is from Papertrey Ink stamped in Versafine black ink. 

Clover for a little luck!!

I used the My Favorite Things color challenge and the CAS(E) this Sketch as my inspiration. I will also add the card to the #EVErgreen challenge from Honeybee on Instagram. Thanks for stopping, Sue.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

First Tuesday Transformation

Hey there. I have got to laugh at the whole idea of Tuesday Transformation. Most of the time these kind of cards are ones I wished I would have never posted or one I think "What was I thinking?"
This was a card I made for  Papertrey Ink blog hop last year. Again...What was I thinking? Lol.
The only positive I can say for the card is my greeting was stamped straight. 

Maybe someday I will look back at my remake and think the same thing. I used Kraft and black cardstock, Versafine and Versamark ink and a background stamp from My Favorite Things.
My layout also follows the My Favorite Things 
sketch for the week.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.
P.S. Thanks Papertrey Ink for the chance at a do-over.

Watercolor Rainbow

Hey there.  This is kind of a two-fer. I used the cut out clover from my last card to complete this rainbow card using the CASE the Sketch layout.
I started with Tim Holtz watercolor paper and my Arteza brush pens to create the rainbow. Meeting the paper before putting the color down to get the bleed. Greeting from Papertrey Ink is stamped in Versafine black ink. Clover was die cut with a Lawn Fawn heard die, coated with Wink of Stella and Tonic clear glaze.  Die cut frame is also from PTI. Finished it off with some Nuvo crystal drops.

My four leaf clover is the symbol for lucky with plenty of white space.


Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Lucky Clover

Hello. Hope you all are enjoying your Saturday. I am going to share something here so if you don't want to listen just scroll down to my card. Lol
Have you ever had someone close to you criticize your work? It just sets you back a little. This was a good reminder to me when I look at others work too. We all put our heart into our projects and we need to remember that when judging others. Just be kind. We all can find something nice to say without stomping on people feeling. Thanks for listening now on to my card today. :)

I am still pretty new to the watercolor world and floating color with depth should be easy but I struggle with it looking natural. I started with Tim Holtz watercolor paper and mowed lawn distress stain. Using my water brush I tried to make layers of color drying with my heat gun between coats. When dry I used the Lawn Fawn heart dies to cut my clover cutting the stem free-hand with an exacto knife. Greeting is from Papertrey Ink stamped in Hunter green ink. I cut my panel to 4" by 5.25" and mounted to to a A2 white card base with foam tape. I added some Nuvo crystal drops and a quick spray of Shimmer Spritz. 


Followed the CASE this Sketch and added a
 lucky four leaf clover.


The color scheme is monochromatic, all green. 

Finally for Simon's Monday challenge I am hoping their is a lucky clover in my garden. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Stamps for Sale

Hey there. I am going through my stamps and trying to pare down the ones I did not use this year. Most are lightly used and in great condit...