Sunday, September 20, 2015

Magazine Monday's Week - 117

Hello there friends.  

Summer is still with us in California...   

It is 97 today and tomorrow will be 100.  Yuck..

I guess it is good to be inside crafting. 

I have been spending some time playing with stencils and some of  Radiant Gels.  

I had picked up a couple of colors and was so intrigued I had had to get more. 

For today's project I used this weeks Paper Crafter's Corner weekly challenge photo.   

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 117 Inspiration Pieces (image)

I really like the magazine to the left.  Wonderful colors with the blues, yellows and greens.  
I also like how the photo is framed with that red border.

I first gave some watercolor paper a little spritz with raidant rains.  

I then stenciled the butter fly using 4 different color gels.  
Copper for the body.  Yellow, Green and Blue for the wings.  

After the gel dried I cut it down to size.  
 Silly me cut too much.  
But in the end I like that the butterfly image is coming off the page.   
I thought just a red border was going to be too much. 
 So I added a small blue border.  

I added this sentiment because I like that it is clean square letters.

Thanks for stopping by....


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Birthday Month

Happy Tuesday!!  

Hope you had a wonderful 3-day weekend.  

September is a month of many birthdays for my family.  

Today I want to share with you one of the many birthday cards that I will be mailing this month.

I made this card using the present from the Tim Holtz blue prints stamps.  

I went with white embossing on black card stock.  
Going with the chalkboard look.  

I used some brads to frame the corners to give it a more industrial feel.  


I will be entering this card in the following challenges 

Monday, September 7, 2015

Magazine Monday's #115

Hello friends,

Hope you are enjoying your long weekend.

Saturday I spent the afternoon cooking and baking for a gathering with our friends ....
We stayed up way too late and slept in this morning.  

All of this fun has cut into my crafting time.
But I managed to put together a simple card for the

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 115 Inspiration Piece (image)

How fun is this image.  So many areas to color.  
I love that the words or sentiments are the focal point of the image.  

I love to color and paint.  It is very relaxing for me.  
That is part of this challenge.  To bring out the inner child.  

For my project I went simple.  
I stamped a border using a stamp that reminds me of coloring book images.  
I used a border edge in black to break up all of the white.  

I colored in the shells and water with twinkling H2O's.  
 It gives the coloring such great shimmer.   

I wish I had one of those word dies.  It is very high on my wish list.....


I will be entering this card in the following challenges