Sunday, September 28, 2014

Always Playing With Paper Challenge #15

Lesley from Always Playing With Paper issued the following sketch and color challenge:

 Here is my first version:
Grey card base, pink layer, black ink, and white ribbon flower border.   I didn't love the flowers in the lower corner.  Maybe they were too big?  Too obvious?

Here is my second try.  Better.  The little silver hearts were in better proportion, I think.  Smaller, and echo the tiny heart in the sentiment. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches 155

Woot woot!  Two posts in one day!!  This week's Freshly Made Sketch and my version:

Bo Bunny Liberty paper, Stamper's Best sentiment, Hemptique twine. 

Be sure to check the new Words 2 Scrap By challenge starting on Wednesday, and back here on Saturday for the OWH World Card Making Day blog hop. 

OWH Sketch 240

Today's OWH sketch and my version:

 Papers from The Guy Stack by DCWV, twill tape from SU!, sentiment from Clearly Defined, American Crafts border punch, Sizzix crackle embossing folder. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #170 - Shower Curtain

This week's challenge over at Shopping Our Stash is to use my own shower curtain as an inspiration for my project.  Well, I don't have a shower curtain - just pebbled mirror and glass doors. 

Here is my card:

Spellbinder tag die, Just Rite image, wide grosgrain black ribbon, Cuttlebug crackle embossing folder. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Mid-Month Throw Down - Fall Colors

I have been diligently making Thanksgiving cards for my family.  It is kind of nice to take the time to do some things for my family and friends, without feeling guilty for not supporting our deployed heroes. So happy they are coming home, for so many reasons!!!

I think this one can be classified as fall colors!!!

The green was dry embossed with a crackle embossing folder, , the pumpkin paper was embossed with a burlap folder.  The sticker, patterned paper, and studs were from my stash. 

Only a few more days to play along with the challenge - To everything there is a season!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Our Daily Bread Designs Backgrounds Challenge

This month's challenge from the very generous Our Daily Bread Designs is to create a background for a card without using patterned paper.  I have been trying some new techniques, and this challenge fit right into my latest experiments!!!  

I heat embossed the image in white, and then inked the background in Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, and Rusty Hinge.  I think I need a bit more practice, but not too bad for a first try!!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

OWH Sketch Challenge #239

The most recent sketch from OWH and my version:

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I am not really into coloring, but I am trying.  The image and sentiment are heat embossed, and I colored the roses and leaves with Derwent watercolor pencils.  Crocodile texture plate from Sizzix, dies from Spellbinders.

I haven't been posting as much as I have in the past.  As the military is drawing down in the Middle East, Operation Write Home needs fewer cards for our heroes.  I am thrilled that our people are coming home, and I need to adapt my cardmaking accordingly.  I have been trying a lot of different techniques.  Fun stuff!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Words 2 Scrap By September Challenge - To Every Thing There is a Season

This month, Sybrina's To Every Thing There is a Season challenge is as follows:

So, what do these words mean to you? Maybe your thoughts turn to autumn leaves... or football Saturdays... or homework and school activities... or the they're-going-to-be-here-before-you-know-it upcoming holiday season. Or, perhaps milestone events come to mind -- events like starting a new job, celebrating the birth of a baby, or moving to a new house.

I took the challenge literally.  I love the colors of nature in every season, but the autumn leave are especially beautiful to me. 

Here is my interpretation of her challenge:

Remember my benefactor, Marti?  Well, this is another card in homage to her. (thanks, Marti!!)  Other than the sentiment, all supplies are from her.  I used 4 different colors of embossing powder for my leaves and sentiment.  Wish that a camera could show the beautiful metallic colors of the leaves.