Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Life Has Been Crazy

Hello. So sorry I have neglected the blog the last few weeks. I have had a lot on my plate lately. I have missed creating. It really does give my life balance to sit and play.  So without further rambling...
Today's card started with a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I blended the colors from the My Favorite Things color challenge with my Arteza Real Brush pens. Using water to soften the colors. Then die cut the greeting from Altenew.  I took piece of white card stock 3.75 by 4.5" and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Woodgrain die. Then cut it in 3 equal pieces. Spacing the pieces .25" apart I die cut the greeting again. Then pieced it all back together glueing it to a 110 lbs white A2 card base. I used the MFT sketch also.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Watercolor Circles

Hello. Man, am I loving the Arteza Real Brush pens. I know I have a long way to go with them but I love playing with the colors. Today's card was for the Simply Less is More sketch challenge. Then I through in a few other challenges too. My color palette is from the CLASSroom inspiration photo and I used the Tic-Tac-Toe board from the AAA Cards challenge also.
I started with a Soft Stone gray card base(PTI). I heat embossed the charcoal gray circles from the Essentials by Ellen Bokeh Dots in clear detail powder. Then using the Arteza Real Brush pens and a water brush, I filled in the circles. Drying the card stock between circles to control the warping. I don't like to watercolor on regular cardstock it kind of fuzzes up. So after it was dry I lightly sanded the surface smooth. I then stamped the greeting from Papertrey Ink Scripted set in the same charcoal gray and heat embossed it in clear detail powder also. Finally I mounted it with foam tape to the card front.

I followed the outside right row of the Tic-Tac-Toe.

The inspiration photo was used for my palette.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

One More Grad Card

Hey there. One more quick, one-layer card tonight.
I started by stamping the CAS-ual Friday's Shenanigans stamp set in various colors of ink to form a rainbow of greetings. I used six instead of three like the sketch. Six is divisible by three. Then I stamped the numbers in Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger gold tinsel embossing powder. I do not know the origin of the number stamps. They have been with me a long time. In fact the two tore in half when I peeled it off the plastic. Guess I will be looking for new numbers.

This is about as wild as I get, just ask my kids. Lol.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Time to Celebrate

Hello, hope you are enjoying your Sunday. Today's card is for the many graduations we will be celebrating in the coming weeks. 
My card started with Distress watercolor paper and my Arteza brush pens. Using a water brush I blended the colors from the Color Throw down challenge across the panel. Let it dry then gold heat embossed the images. Trimmed down the panel to 4" by 5.25" and die cut the letters. I also cut 3 layers of kraft card stock and layered them using the two-way glue pan.  Then mounted the watercolor panel and letters to a top fold, kraft card base. Finally heat embossed the greeting on a scrap of white card stock and mounted with foam tape to card front. Stamp sets are all really old retired sets from Stampin Up and dies from Altenew.

Simon Says Stamp "Time Out" challenge
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Watercolor Stripes

Hey there. I was playing with a few challenges again tonight. I started with a piece of Distress watercolor paper and my Arteza Real Brush pens.
After I created the watercolor stripes for the sketch I used the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Magnolia set stamping both the flower and greeting with Versafine black ink. Then trimmed the panel and mounted it to a Brilliant Blue top folding card base.

Hoping April showers do bring May flowers and using the Pin-Sights inspiration photo for my color palette.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Color Throwdown #795 Guest Designer

 Hello. I was honored to be asked to design a card for the latest Color Throwdown Challenge . My card uses the Altenew Archways die set, Pap...