Saturday, June 27, 2015

Magazine Monday's Challenge - Week 105

Hello my crafty friends.

Summer is in full swing here in California.  
We have had some very warm days.   OK...HOT days

My DH said that the color of the year for CA is brown.

We are all living with brown lawns and only watering 
the plants and the trees that we plan to keep.  

So with all of the brown around town it is nice to play with some color.

The Paper Crafter's Corner Magazine Monday Challenge is this wonderful yummy cover,
I can just taste those strawberries and the frosting on the cupcakes.  

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 105 Inspiration Piece (image)

I love the clean background and how the red from the strawberries
 pulls the picks and whites together.  

For my project, I went with the simple design layout of the image.
It really looks like the magazine cover.

I wanted texture.  
I can't add the textures to cards that I want to mail.  

So for this card I made it in the shape of a tag. 

 I was thinking that it could double as a pretty tag to dress up a package and the greeting card.  

I first spritzed the background with red Paper Smooches on water color paper.  

I then cut the shape out of two pieces of water color paper. 
 I scored the back piece so that it will open along the fold at the top of the card.  

I then use some pink Silks Acrylic glaze to stamp on the pink circles. 

After all of this dried I mixed some modeling paste with green Gelato and stenciled on the leaves.   

Again... everything needed to dry.   
I though the leaves needed a little different color.  
Using a darker green Gelato I rubbed some color onto the 
leaves using my handy dandy finger tool.  

Lastly, I attached the white flowers to the card.  

I left this without a sentiment because I am not sure where it will be used.  
Maybe a Birthday... or Wedding.... or even a Just because gift.
The sentiment inside will speak for it's self later.  

  Thanks for stopping by


I will be entering this into the following challenges

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Magazine Monday's Week 104

Happy Sunday!!!  

Hope everyone is having a good Father's Day.

I squeaked in a little time to make my project for the 

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 104 Inspiration Piece (image)

This is an interesting cover.  Loads of inspiration.

When I first started thinking about the direction I would go 
the first thing that came to mind was Ladybugs.  

But the final project went another direction.

Besides Ladybugs I was inspired by the flowers going around the models face.

 I like the whimsy feel of the flowers.

I went with the pink/blue green colors.

For this card I stamped the flowers around the edge of watercolor paper.  
I the water colored the flowers and the background.  

When stamping the sentiment I smeared the ink.  To fix it I re stamped on green paper and glued it over the top.  Then outlined it in black it.  

thanks for stopping by


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Magazine Mondays Week 103 Challenge

Hello all,

I sure hope you are keeping cool.  
 It is pushing 100 degrees here in my town. 
 I really hate the heat.  

I'm back today with my project for the 
Magazine Monday's challenge

Here is the inspiration

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 103 Inspiration Piece (image)

This whole photo makes me feel cooler.

I am inspired by the 
that Wonderful glass of cool refreshment
Watermelon of course it a cool summer treat.

I took the red and green from the watermelon and 
incorporated it into my card.

Even though it is hard to see in the photo,  I added
a little sparkle to the cocktail with my wink of Stella pen.

Stay cool my friends.


I will be entering this project in the following challenges

Friday, June 12, 2015

Summer lovers coffee hop Take 3

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

This is my third posting for the
Summer edition of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 

Today I used the Tim's Tags of 2015 June tag as my inspiration.

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz |

I wish I had all of Tim's great tool.

I had to take some liberties for my tag.

There is still plenty of time to hop so grab some coffee
and see what inspires you.


I will be entering this card in the following challenge

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Watercolor Blog hop take 2


Happy Sunday.

Where did the weekend go?
Mine just flew by.  

I'm back with another project for  
the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop

For this card I stamped the images on watercolor paper.

I then used my H2O's to watercolor paint the background.

I then distressed the edges and mounted it on the card base.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend


Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop take 2

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

This is my second posting for the
Summer edition of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 

For this card I really had no plan.

I made the background using my distress inks and a make-up sponge
It sort of looks like a stained glass window.

I then stenciled the coffee cup using my Indian Copper Radiant Gel.

I thought I would keep it simple by adding the sentiment in the middle of the cup.

Yes....I am thinking about you....Coffee.


I will be entering this card in the following challenge

Saturday, June 6, 2015

WaterColor Blog Hop



I'm back with another project

Today I made this watercolor flower card for 

I started doing this watercolor technique where I emboss my image 
and then I use watercolors or my H2O's to color in the image.  

I really like the effect I get from this technique.  
And everything stays in the lines.

I know...I Know....  Staying in the lines in not always the goal,  
but I can not help myself.

This is one of the watercolor images from Rubber Necker stamps.  
I still have not mastered how the watercolor piece works.  
Someday I will get it and can share.

And.... 5 minutes after I took this photo outside it started raining....

Rain in California.  I have almost forgotten what that is......LOL


Coffee lovers blog hop blended with Magazine Challenge 102

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends.

It is a busy week in the blog world.  

It is time for the Summer edition of Coffee Lover's Blog hop 
It is the final days to post a project for the weekly Magazine challenge

for my project I decided to combine the two.  

The inspiration is from the the magazine challenge photo from the 

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 102 Inspiration Piece (image)

I love the ocean scene and all of the blues witch coordinate with the white clouds.  

For my project I use my Gelatos to make a blue background.
And also to stencil the steaming mug by rubbing the gelato color around with my warm finger.
I then stenciled the Latte using white modeling paste.

I stamped some random circles and designs into the background.  
and then stamped and embossed in silver the sea life along the bottom.

That is all for now.  I will be back because I have more projects to share.


I will be entering this card in the following challenge