Monday, October 17, 2016

The Paper Players #317 Clean & Simple Leaf with Nance

I guess I really was thinking Spring or Summer, no turning leaves.  It's just I've made several cards lately in the oranges & yellows that I was ready for another color. 
I am entering this on The Paper Players

PTI Meadow Greens, Turning a New Leaf in Green Parakeet, Aqua Mist, Green Parakeet pattern paper, 
Avery Elle Scallop Border Dies 


I used the leaves above to make the card below as a stencil for a technique on MIM this week by Melissa (see previous post).
 These were left over leaves and I liked how they came out so thought I could use them for another card and enter in The Paper Players.

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PTI's Make It Monday #264 with Melissa Die Cut Stencil Shapes

This is a great technique by Melissa, which you can view here: MIM 
I really like how this came out
PTI's Meadow Greens, Turning a New Leaf in Green Parakeet, Aqua Mist, Soft Stone & Smokey Shadow
The leaf in the middle is what I used as one of my shapes that I sponged around.  I loved how it turned out so decided to use it on my card. 

Melissa Cards are so soft and beautiful.
Melissa 2

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Merry Monday #218 Use Plaid

Nina has asked us to use plaid on our cards this week.  Come join us at Merry Monday
to help get those cards done before the rush....
I wish I had done the sentiment is a color.  Oh well, what's done is done.

PTI's Holiday Greens Border, Holiday Plaid Paper, Ombre Sentiment, Christmas in New Leaf, Green Parakeet & Pure Poppy

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Heart Desires #5 Guest Designer

Imagine my surprise when I was asked to be the Guest Designer for The Heart Desires for the months of October & November.

This is my first card for October where I chose to use the Colors and Large Sentiment 
Thanks ladies for inviting me to be your GD.

I picked up a few items form The Heart Desires Shop
This pretty leaf stencil from Carta Bella Stencil
 as well as  Avery Elle  Dotted Border Dies.  It is hard to see in the picture, but it is on the bottom of the card.
The Tag is from PTI and Melon Berry Ink.  Distress Inks for sponging

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Create Along with Us October 2016

I made some tags for this week's Create Along With Us.  I was inspired by Ashley's tags she created.  They seemed easy and I needed some tags.
I used my Ziggy's to put on color and then spritzed them with water.  Let them dry and then stamped with Wet Paint Holiday stamp set.

Here are Ashley's
Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink - October 2016 - #PaperSuite #PapertreyInk #AshleyCannonNewell - Quick Notes: Holiday 

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CAS Watercolor October

Another card for CAS Watercolour  
Hope this qualifies for CAS, there is lots of white space at the top, not so much at the bottom.
Again, it took me numerous times to get this right, but finally came up with something I liked.
I used Distress Inks to stamp on some Art Impressions Foliage and a couple of images from WPlus 9 Fresh Cut Florals & Coming Up Roses, then used an Aqua paint brush to soften the edges with water to get the watercolor look.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

CAS Mix Up October -2 Ghosting

A second card for CAS Mix Up 
Really like how this one came out.  I sponged on Distress Ink and spritzed water on the Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp and stamped.  Tried several times but wasn't getting a crisp image.  Finally figured I need to wipe it with a paper towel before it spread too much.  The reason it is cut like it is because the top flower had spread too much so didn't want to re-do again.

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Merry Monday #217 with Lori

Lori's wants us to make a Vintage/Retro themed card.
This is my take on the challenge.

MFT's Inspired by Christmas in PTI's Scarlet Jewel 
Stamped the background sleigh in Fine Linen 
MFT's Stitched Circles 
PTI's Rustic Cream cardstock

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Monday, October 3, 2016

CAS Watercolor October Challenge, Addicted to CAS #98 & Just Us Girls #363

My third card for today.  Entering this in Loll & Bonnie's new challenge




PTI's Autumn Pumpkins & Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Leaves watercolored with Gansai Tambi watercolors.  Smooshed PTI's New Leaf for background and tapped New Leaf and Terracotta Tile.  Wasn't getting much of the green, then all of sudden there was too much.  Oh well....

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CAS Mix Up October - Ghosting & Creative with Stamps #7 Sentiment

A card for two challenges:


Wow I don't know how Loll gets such crisp images when she sprays, but this was about the 5th time I tried .  I tried a smaller leaf stencil and then the PTI Color Pop Autumn and was not successful with them at all.
This time I used a wet paper towel to blot off the color but it still left a lot of the color on it so  then sprayed it and quickly removed it, praying I hadn't ruined it and finally was successful.

Distress Inks, Barn Door, Ripe Persimmons, Spiced Marmalade, & Mowed Lawn
PTI's Color Pop Butterflies, stencil,  Autumn Pumpkins for sentiment, Vellum, Bookmark #3
Made the stripes with MFT Diagonal Stripes stame

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Make It Monday #263 with Amy Background Building with Frames

Wasn't sure if this was going to come together but I like how it turned out
This is for PTI's MIM 

Here is Amy's card

PTI's Keep It Simple Frames, Stylized Autumn, Autumn Pumpkins, in Terracotta Tile, Orange Zest, New Leaf, Green Parakeet.
The background was sponged with Distress Inks, Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon & Spiced Marmelade
Clear Wink of Stella on pumpkins, flowers and fox.
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Merry Monday #216 - Use an Elf on your card

My week to welcome you to join us and get those Christmas cards done.
My challenge is to use an elf or elves on your cards.
Come see all the inspiration by the other Merry Makers.

MFT Santa's Elves colored with Copics.

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