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.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

February Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Hello. Happy Sunday to you! Hope you are having a restful weekend. Today's card was based off of the inspiration photo for the blog hop.
I tried to get the feel of the photo and still stay true to my style. Clean and simple. Now what is funny is the time it took to achieve it.  There was some definite trial and error. I took a photo of one of those errors below. My post-it tape stuck and tore up the eggs along with the dies not cutting through the layers.

I used the Chevrons background stamp and the Scrambled Eggs die. The die alphabet is also from Papertrey along with the cardstock. The blessings word stamp is from Honeybee Stamps. I used a similar layout to a card I had seen from Laura Bassen. That's all for now. 
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Geometric Encouragement

Hello from snowy Iowa. Quick post this morning. We are expecting a storm later today and that means spotty internet. I wanted to play the the CAS-Friday's sketch challenge and Ellen Hutsons Pin-Sights challenge on more time.
My card is a one layer 110lbs white cardstock. Ink is Stampin Up or Papertrey Ink. Stamp sets used are Bokeh Dots and Wonky Backdrops both from Essentials by Ellen. Greeting is from Altenew called Painted Encouragement. The Eggplant purple ink is reading black online. Sorry.  The turquoise circles reminded me of the macaroons in the photo. Everything else was pretty straight forward. Simple stamping. Hardest part was making sure my triangles didn't get Wonky on me.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.
P.S. stay warm and safe.

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 ...