My July 4th card is a simple layout using a star stencil, and some glittery stars. I used some pigment inks to stencil the stars and add word banners from some patterned paper the coordinated for the theme. I added glittery stars for the gray in the color challenge and spattered the background. I typed an inside sentiment Happy 4th of July. This card is for the My Favorite Things Color Challenge 72.
After reading the color challenge posted for the Card Concept #76 blog, I found just the right flower stamp to use for the red color of the black and red challenge. I love poppies but this year the poppies in our yard got too much rain so I have to make due with a stamped image instead. I used a Penny Black cling stamp for the poppies and added accent patterned black and red banners and a black circle for an accent. I colored the poppies using Zig markers. I love the way I am able to shade with them. A tiny circle word sentiment and a thread bundle complete the card sketch.
This week Always Playing with Paper blog #87 has a color challenge and it is turquoise, orange and pink. I used a beautiful flower stamp from Catherine Scanlon. I used Zig markers to paint in each flower. I added a stamped sentiment from Altenew and a stencil for the background using distress inks. I used mixed media paper and die cut the painted paper. A few white Nuvo drops finish the color sketch layout.
Here is my submission for this week’s Always Playing With Paper #86 Sketch. I used Dare2bArtzy stamps, paper and die cuts to create the mason jar and orange slice. I added coordinating paper and word banner. The die cut jar and fruit slice were colored with Zig markers. I lightly stenciled the white rectangle and embossed the background paper. Time to enjoy a cool drink!
A simple but colorful birthday card for the Always Playing With Paper #85 Color Challenge. I used black Archival on mixed media paper to stamp each squiggle circle. I used Zig markers to paint and shade each circle. I added a Lawn Fawn bday sentiment, added a purple background paper and used white card stock for the card base. Time for happy Bday greetings with the happy card! UPDATE- this card was aTop Pick for the Challenge for last week!!!
Can’t believe I am creating summer card projects for two June classes at Scrapbook Cove. I used a new company Dare2BArtzy and I used two stamp sets, matching die cuts and beautiful coordinating paper. I designed six cards, one set is beach themed- beach chair, flip flops and a cool drink in a Mason jar. My cards sketches were a Z fold, flip square card and a layer die cut sketch. I love the calming colors. The second set were light house and water themed using another set from Dare2BArtzy and coordinating paper. Another Z fold, watercoloring and die cut sunset. A bit of glitter, twine and die cutting add to the presentation! Hope you can join in the fun!
I am excited to be selected to be a new consigner for Small Potatoes craft and gift store in Norwich, CT. I like creating projects that feature birds. The little nest is finely cut strips from lunch bags. Hope you can stop by to bring home one of my ‘tweet’ canvas boards.