Monday, September 14, 2020

A Very Special Birthday

 A gentleman from my hometown is having a special birthday -his 102nd!!  Not only is he one of the last remaining Tuskegee Airman, he is the last of his immediate family.  His care facility asked for 102 cards, and I was lucky enough to be able to contribute.  

I used the Stampin' Up Sky is the Limit stamps.  I cut a circle and a small flower out of mylar and secured them to the propeller with a brad.  The background was embossed with a Dotted Line folder.  

Sharing with The Paper Girls Around the World challenge.  Not sure that it fits with their partner challenge from Double Trouble to create a scene.  

Gold for Christmas

 The Jingle Belles have a Baby It's Gold Outside challenge:

Dasher looks best all dressed up in gold, and I set him off on a Darice Scroll Flourish embossed background and a pretty gold ribbon.  love this clean and simple look!

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Autumn Blessings

I love using a lot of texture on my cards, but don't like to add a lot of bulk for mailing purposes.  Love this layout from Try Stampin' on Tuesday for adding a LOT of texture.  This version is a bit of an upgrade from my original posted here.  

Sharing with the Color Throwdown:

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Sketch Challenge

 I love sketches.  If they don't include measurements, I try to come up with my own, like for this one from Try Stampin' On Tuesday:

I used a variety of embossing folders to create a different texture for each color.  The sentiment is an older TPC Studios.  

Happy Hall-O-Ween!

One of the Double Trouble challenges is to Create A Scene.

Lawn Fawn raccoon (colored with regular pencils) and pumpkin (colored with Intense pencil).  I inked the background with Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxides.  The "stars" are a Judith stamp in silver.  

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Fall Leaves

 I decided to jump on the slimline bandwagon for the Just Us Girls Word Week Challenge - Leaves.  

I used a bunch of alcohol inks on glossy paper, then added some gold mixative.  I cut out a variety of leaves, then layered on some coordinating scraps.  The top layer is embossed with the Crackle folder from Provocraft.  

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Double Trouble Part II

I made another attempt at the Double Trouble

Challenge #1 - make something.  Check!

Challenge #2 - include a telephone.  Emma Nutt, who became the world's first female telephone operator on September 1, 1878.  Check!

Challenge #3 - link up to one of their previous challenge partners.  I did it this time!!!!

I broke out my ancient Cricut and used the Wild Card cartridge to cut the sentiment and the phone in black, and the dial out of silver.  The stitching on the stripe and polka dot was done with an ancient tracing wheel since I didn't have any dies in those proportions.  

I managed to complete the top row of The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe challenge: